Delta College is seeking to hire a visionary leader whose values place teaching, learning, and students at the core of all decision-making. We seek a Dean who will lead to ensure the highest level of academic excellence while responding to the 21st century student and academic environment with grace, creativity, and a data-informed mindset. Delta College is seeking an individual with an unassailable belief that the community college serves a higher purpose, the greater good, and a commitment to continuous improvement that embodies belonging, diversity, equity and inclusion. As an attuned administrator, the successful Dean will embody peerless principles and leadership on academic excellence and continuous improvement in the areas of student enrollment, student retention, student completion, learning outcomes assessment, faculty development/evaluation, pathways to workforce and transfer institutions, compliance, budget, and a commitment to collaborative philosophy and practice.
The Academic Dean of Career Education and Learning Partnerships is responsible for the overall management of the programs in two of the College's five academic divisions: the Division of Business and Technology and the Division of Health and Wellness, as well as other career programs that may reside in other divisions, such as Early Childhood Education. Responsibilities include curriculum development, program review, and program assessment. The management of faculty and advisory groups to improve enrollment in current programs, grow new programs, eliminate or realign low enrolled programs into laddered program options for certificate and/or degree completion, is critical to this position. The inclusion of diverse populations in service in programming is in alignment with the College's commitment to serving all members of the community.
In Academic Services, this position works closely with division faculty, program and discipline coordinators, Associate Deans, Dean of Teaching and Learning, Vice President of Instruction and Learning Services, and Manager of Academic Finance. This position also works closely with staff from the entire college – especially Student Education Services Enrollment Management teams, Marketing, Institutional Effectiveness, Finance, and Administration.
The position manages over 45 advisory committees related to the College's career academic programs, and ensures relevant and responsive program review and assessment to meet changing employer and student needs. In this role, the Dean of Career Education and Learning Partnerships leads faculty and staff from across academic divisions toward common goals in program development and growth.
This position is a liaison with health, business, industry and educational partners (universities, career centers and school districts) as well as Corporate Services.
The Dean is the occupational contact with Michigan Workforce Development, under the Department of Talent and Economic Development, Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity – Industry Engagement Work-Based Learning.
ESSENTIALDUITESANDRESPONSIBILITIESINCLUDEBUTARENOTLIMITED TO THEFOLLOWING:
In collaboration with the Associate Deans of Business and Technology and Health and Wellness divisions, manages all faculty in these divisions
Responds to and resolves difficult an sensitive inquiries and complaints by students, staff, faculty and the general public
Program Development and Effectiveness
Coordinates the implementation of over 45 advisory committees for career academic programs to ensure robust committee membership and continual quality improvement – including alignment of course and program learning outcomes with workforce needs in alignment with institutional outcomes
Works with faculty to implement program effectiveness model(s) to assess indicators including: 1) alignment of course and program completion rates with institutional goals, 2) data on course, program, and college retention, 3) program graduation rates and impact on college graduation rates, 4) student and graduate satisfaction data, 5) graduate job placement and salary data.
Leads faculty to facilitate course and program curriculum improvements to meet the changing needs of employers and students to promote student success.
Coordinates the Perkins grant submission, implementation, and reporting to ensure optimal use of funds to support students in career programs.
New Program Identification and Development
Utilizes knowledge of new developments and innovations in community colleges to work with faculty and identify new program ideas.
Implements new program development ideas after following needs assessment, curriculum, state, accreditation and other appropriate external requirements .
Program Review and Assessment
In collaboration with program coordinators, Associate Deans, and the Institutional Research office, assess current programming to strengthen content, improve employer and graduate satisfaction, and increase community connections through advisory committees.
Uses consistent indicators across divisions and programs to facilitate program review of career programs every 3-5 years to meet student, graduate, and employer need.
Enrollment and Retention
Works closely with: the Dean of Teaching and Learning (DTL) and Associate Deans to develop and implement course scheduling that follows guided pathways and meets student demand on main campus, learning centers, and external sites; Academic, SES, and College-wide teams to increase enrollment and improve retention;
Works with the Vice-President of Instruction and Learning Services, the Dean of Teaching and Learning, and Associate Deans to assess academic operations and implement continuous quality improvement measures in alignment with institutional strategic plan.
Assists in interacting with both internal and external stakeholders to facilitate smooth high school and adult student transition including review of credit for articulated training and credit for prior learning leading.
Master's degree relevant to the position
Knowledge of program accreditation processes
Experience in program review and assessment
Two years of full time (4000 hours) of occupational experience
3 – 7 years of position related experience
Occupation/field experience and experience in higher education may be combined to meet the total number of years' experience required.
Additional Experiences Considered:
Experience teaching in community college
Experience with Perkins funding
Certification in an occupational, career, or technical education program
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Complete an on-line application and attach a cover letter with position title, resume and copies of transcripts (official transcripts required upon hire) and/or certifications and licenses.
Position will remain open until filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by August 20, 2021. The College reserves the right to close the recruitment process once a sufficient applicant pool has been identified.
Full Time, Pay Grade 10 (Starting Salary: $96,167 – $108,705: Commensurate with qualifications and experience)
Open Until Filled: No
Internal Number: 4984
About Delta College
Successful candidates must demonstrate experience, skills, and commitment to fostering an environment of diversity in student, faculty and staff.Delta College, established in 1961, offers 150 transfer and career certificate and associate degree programs, and enrolls nearly 11,000 students each semester at its main campus and three learning centers.Delta College enjoys a reputation as one of the nation’s leading community colleges. Contributing factors to this achievement are its enduring commitment to excellence, passion for innovation and focus on people. Those values can be seen in its AQIP Higher Learning Commission accreditation, charter membership in the National League for Innovation, Achieving the Dream participation, environmental stewardship and unique shared governance system.The College’s service area is comprised of Bay, Midland and Saginaw counties, each with its own appealing personality and features, located adjacent to Lake Huron in mid-Michigan. Delta College - one of America's leading community colleges!