We at Massasoit Community College pride ourselves in our tradition of excellence and in our historic mission of accepting all who desire to learn. We are dedicated to creating a challenging and supportive environment where the members of our community can attain their educational and personal goals. We encourage all to take responsibility for their learning, to discover their potential, and to achieve their ambitions. Massasoit Community College is solidly committed to diversity, equal opportunity, and affirmative action in the development of its policies, programs, procedures, and practices. Our mission, vision, and values emanate from the principles of diversity and opportunity for all.
In accordance with the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment, it is our goal as educational leaders to demonstrate a strong commitment to sustainable practices through highly visible efforts. All staff must demonstrate a commitment to energy conservation and environmental stewardship and promote those values to co-workers and the wider campus community.
Massasoit Community College seeks an accomplished and talented individual dedicated to student success and to providing relevant and quality academic programming. The Dean will work collaboratively across the institution and support faculty and staff in order to strengthen student success and increase enrollment, retention and graduation rates. This individual will lead by valuing equity, transparency, collaboration, respect, and diversity and will enact those values on a daily basis.
The Dean provides vision and leadership to the division and leads discussion of national and state trends in pedagogy, advising, assessment, educational technology, and the use of software and social media to enhance learning, advising, and retention. The Dean provides management and supervision for the Division and is able to work efficiently in an environment of shifting priorities. Personnel oversight includes faculty, professional and support staff. Program and discipline oversight includes Communication, Dance, English, English for Speakers of Other Languages, Journalism, Media, Modern Languages, Music, Philosophy, Speech, and Theater. The Theater, TV, and Radio facilities report to the dean.
The dean, who is housed in Brockton, oversees day, evening, and online classes at all college locations. Serving as a member of the Provost’s leadership team, the Dean helps create the vision, goals, and priorities for Academic and Student Affairs and works effectively with both individuals and groups within the College and with stakeholders from the communities we serve.
Job Responsibilities and Duties:
Lead both long-term planning and annual goal setting for the division.
Motivate faculty and staff to work toward common vision and goals.
Encourage and expedite curriculum development and instructional development within the Division.
Assist department chairs and/or faculty in the creation of new curricular offerings, encourage program revisions and updates as needed.
Lead program accreditation, assessment, and student outcome initiatives. Ensure the timely completion of high quality program reviews. Ensure the quality of program advisory boards and timeliness of their meetings.
Ensure all academic programs are gathering meaningful data that can inform continual improvement.
Lead discussion of emerging national trends in pedagogy, advising, assessment, educational technology, and the use of software and social media to enhance learning, advising, and retention.
Participate and lead faculty in response to statewide initiatives. Support faculty as they take on new responsibilities and projects.
Seek out and/or cooperate in the writing or review of grant proposals that will strengthen the Division and the College.
Serve as a member of the Academic and Student Affairs leadership team.
Serve on external and college-wide strategic, operational, and academic committees.
Supervise and evaluate full time faculty, non-unit Professionals, full and part time professional staff members, and adjunct faculty.
Recruit, hire, and orient full time and adjunct faculty.
Recommend promotions, tenure, reappointment/non-reappointment, sabbatical leaves, hiring and personnel actions.
Adhere to administration guidelines/deadlines of collective bargaining agreements.
Establish transfer agreements with four-year schools as well as comply with Mass Transfer programs.
Assist the Early College Access Program in expanding dual enrollment programming.
Serve as manager for the Division developing the operating budget for all departments (with input from department chairs), submit requests for IT equipment/software including new and upgrades.
Supervise program budgets managed by direct reports, including those for various grants.
Manage day-to-day activities of faculty and students in the Division, including attempting to solve all first level student, faculty, and staff grievances, disciplinary issues, grading issues, room changes, waivers and appeals for students.
Schedule and staff all day, evening, weekend, and online credit classes.
Other duties as assigned by the Provost of Academic and Student Affairs or the President.
Duties include all instructional sites, evening and occasional weekend hours.
Leadership that is collaborative, inclusive, and able to help groups navigate disagreements. Leadership that is both respectful of process and results-oriented.
Awareness of current trends in higher education and community colleges, especially those related to pedagogy, student success, and technology.
Ability to lead and manage organizational change.
Demonstrated ability to lead complex projects from beginning to end.
Ability to lead teams as well as serve as a team member.
Demonstrated commitment to the community college mission, diversity, and inclusion.
Excellent personal, communication, problem-solving, organizational, and time management skills.
Knowledge of computer skills currently needed at the dean level, and an ability to learn new skills for the future.
Self-reflection, integrity, emotional intelligence, fairness, flexibility, learns from others.
Master’s degree in a related field. Terminal degree preferred.
3-5 years teaching experience at the college level. Community college preferred.
Understanding of community college history, mission, and students.
3-5 years college academic administrative experience or equivalent. Community college preferred.
An understanding of academic programming and assessment is required.
Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training, and experience required for the responsibilities of this position.
Position Status: Non-unit Professional, full-time state funded with benefits.
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: $93,962.00 - $112,151.00 Commensurate with education and experience.
Deadline to Apply: Open until filled. To ensure full consideration applicants should submit by 3/11/2019.
A cover letter and resume are required, please apply online.
Please Note: Faxed, emailed, or mailed in resumes and/or materials will NOT be accepted. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to provide individual feedback on application statuses. Please refrain from contacting the hiring manager and/or hiring department via phone, email, fax, mail, third person party or vendor and in person. Failure to comply, may result in application withdrawal.
Massasoit Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the Chief Diversity Officer,Yolanda Dennis, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, 508-588-9100, x1309, Brockton Campus, Administration Building, Room 219, firstname.lastname@example.org, or the Director of Human Resources & Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Donna R. Boissel, 508-588-9100, x1505, Brockton Campus, Administration Building, Room 233, email@example.com, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. The Policy on Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity & Diversity can found at www.massasoit.edu/EEO.
Women, Minorities, People with Disabilities and Veterans are encouraged to apply.
About Massasoit Community College
We at Massasoit Community College pride ourselves in our tradition of excellence and in our historic mission of accepting all who desire to learn. We are dedicated to creating a challenging and supportive environment where the members of our community can attain their educational and personal goals. We encourage all to take responsibility for their learning, to discover their potential, and to achieve their ambitions.Recognizing that our diversity is an important source of our strength, we respond to the needs of our community and expect that everyone at Massasoit respects the rights and affirms the dignity of all people. We strive to construct a safe and trustful environment where together we can engage in open dialogue.