Administrative Dean of Academic Affairs
Application Deadline: November 10, 2023
Columbia-Greene Community College is seeking a full-time Dean of Academic Affairs. Reporting to the Vice President of Academic Affairs, Student Development, and Strategic Initiatives (VPAASDSI)/Chief Academic Officer, the Dean of Academic Affairs provides leadership in an inclusive and student-centered learning environment and oversees a portfolio that includes the six academic divisions: arts and humanities, business and technology, natural sciences, nursing, social sciences, and technical professions. The Dean of Academic Affairs fosters a culture of student access, success, retention, and completion. They will effectively communicate and build positive relationships with all areas of the College to advance institutional priorities. Ensures compliance with internal and external academic policies and procedures. Provides guidance for innovative program changes, teaching and learning development, and the use of new technologies to enhance student experience and faculty development.
Located in New York’s Hudson River Valley, Columbia-Greene sits in one of the Northeast’s most scenic and historic areas 30 miles south of Albany and 110 miles north of New York City. Classified as a “rural” institution, the College serves two Counties – Columbia and Greene – covering a geographic area the size of Rhode Island. The nearby towns of Catskill and Hudson flourish with the arts, great restaurants, eclectic shops, and recreational resources.
Columbia-Greene enrolls approximately 1,500 full- and part-time students and boasts about its learning and working environment often referred to as “a family”. Moreover, WalletHub recently ranked Columbia-Greene as the top community college in the State University of New York (SUNY) system. Nearly one-third of the College’s budget comes from the two County sponsors, but a long-term decline in state support, combined with changing demographics, necessitate careful fiscal management.
Principle Duties and Responsibilities
- Advises the VPAASDSI on all day-to-day academic operations.
- Provides leadership to the College’s faculty and assigned employees.
- Explores best practices to improve teaching and learning and promotes professional development and research.
- Promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion in curricula.
- Conducts regular meetings with Division Chairs and maintains effective communication with all faculty and administrators.
- Resolves conflicts that may arise with respect to the academic divisions and faculty instruction.
- Oversees the recruitment, selection, promotion, and retention of faculty based on established criteria developed in concert with Executive Leadership and faculty.
- Authorizes faculty teaching loads and additional compensated duties.
- Makes recommendations to the VPAASDSI with respect to course offerings, programs, pedagogies, and modalities that maintain the currency of the College and meet the rapidly developing needs of the communities served.
- Reviews and takes action with respect to the academic standing of students; participates in academic counseling; and makes decisions with respect to innovation and best practices within Academic Affairs.
- Maintains files of supporting documents needed to perform the functions of the Dean’s Office effectively.
- Implements partnership agreements with other colleges and/or universities; K-12 school districts in Columbia and Greene Counties; government agencies; and business / industry.
- Oversees the policy and processes for grade appeals and academic dishonesty cases.
- Provides monthly reports on Academic Affairs to the VPAASDSI.
- Coordinates the implementation of grants concerning academic affairs, and coordinates surveys and reports to SUNY, or other agencies, as needed.
- Performs additional duties assigned by the VPAASDSI.
- Master’s degree in one of the College’s academic programs, higher education, or related field; terminal degree in a relevant discipline, higher education administration, related field highly preferred.
- Community college experience a plus.
Salary and Benefit Information
Starting salary $105K and will be commensurate with education and experience. The College offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical and dental insurance, short- and long-term disability, generous vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plans, tax-deferred compensation, as well as employee and dependent tuition waivers.
For full consideration, applicants must submit the following: (1) cover letter; (2) CV; and (3) contact information for three professional references. Submit all documents to: HR@sunycgcc.edu by November 10, 2023.
Columbia-Greene Community College does not discriminate against any employee, applicant for employment, student or applicant for admission based on an individual’s race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identification, gender expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, veteran status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction or any other category protected by law. The College adheres to all federal and state civil rights laws prohibiting discrimination in public institutions of higher education.
The College makes every reasonable effort to ensure equal access to employment opportunities for individuals with documented disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodations for completing the application process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 518-697-6337.
191 total views, 3 today