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Dean - School of STEM and Business

Job Vacancy Notice: 4/8/2017
Application Deadline: Ends 4/28/2017 by 4:00pm CST

MON7 JOB SUMMARY: The position will be responsible for the hiring of faculty and staff and the operation of the School of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) and Business. Areas of responsibility include business and information technology programs; physical education/wellness and Liberal Arts transfer courses; and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics Liberal Arts transfer courses. The Dean will provide the academic and administrative leadership required to achieve high standards of excellence in teaching, student engagement, and service, in addition to faculty and student development. The Dean will have the opportunity to play a major role in the formulation and implementation of programs essential to the mission of the institution; to form external partnerships with the community; coordinate post-secondary curriculum offerings with secondary institutions; and provide School-level leadership in strategic planning, oversight, budgeting, and policy direction. This individual articulates a vision, translated into goals, for the School’s short and long range planning, in line with the college's mission, vision, values, core themes, and strategic plan; provides vision for all programs in the School. Collaborates with faculty and staff on initiatives, consistent with the policies and procedures of the School. Advocates for programs within the School and actively engages with program advisory committee members. Establishes a cohesive team environment. Manages the School within budgetary guidelines. Actively participates and supports public and community STEM and Business initiatives. Communicates and coordinates with employers in the service area of the College to address workforce supply and demand. Makes recommendations for the selection of faculty, professional, and support service staff. Oversees the scheduling of classes. Works with faculty and staff issues to further enhance a positive learning environment. Responds appropriately to student concerns. Continuously analyzes and evaluates performance of faculty and staff and makes recommendations for improvement. Establishes long and short-range strategic plans. Promotes, facilitates, and coordinates communication and activities among the instruction and service areas of the College and within the community. Explores and develops economic opportunities for disciplines and programs; oversees and coordinates grants (particularly Perkins funding); and builds community partnerships. Assists with the preparation of reports as needed by the College, state of Iowa, federal government, or other entities as needed. Actively participates in professional meetings and conferences. Promotes academic areas and the College via publications, presentations, and discussions with various community entities. Supervises and manages personnel within EEOC guidelines and collective bargaining contracts. Serves on College committees and task forces. Performs other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in a business, mathematics, science, engineering, information technology, education, administration, or closely related field. Minimum of four years of successful teaching with at least two years of full-time teaching experience. At least two years of administrative and/or leadership experience at the postsecondary level. Working knowledge of community college philosophy. Experience with alternative and advanced technological educational delivery systems. Demonstrated ability in instructional leadership. Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team of professionals. Proven ability in curriculum development, planning and assessment. Experience with budget management. Experience working with diverse populations. Successful record of building and maintaining external partnerships. Visionary qualities of a forward-thinking leader in an evolving environment. Demonstrated effective oral, written, and digital communication skills. Evidence of effective leadership skills. Preferences include computer science/information technology experience; experience with facility, building, and/or classroom design; and accreditation experience.

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Full-time position opening with anticipated employment date on or before July 1, 2017. Comprehensive benefits program including health, dental, vision, life, and LTD insurance; a Section 125 plan for medical and dependent care expense; holiday, personal, sick, and vacation leave; and a choice of retirement programs--IPERS (defined benefit) or TIAA (defined contribution). Salary will be commensurate with the applicant’s education and experience.

Application Procedure

  1. Complete an online employment application.

  2. Submit all required application materials by the application deadline. Application materials are required to complete your application.

Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

If you are in need of any special accommodation in completing the application process, please notify Human Resource Services.

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