Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm; + additional hours as needed.
As the front door to higher education in Ohio, Columbus State Community College seeks an experienced, strategic and visionary leader to further advance the institution's mission and partnerships as the Dean of Health & Human Services. Reporting directly to the Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Dean works collaboratively with the campus community and various public and private Central Ohio partners to implement the agenda shaped by the President and Board of Trustees. The Dean oversees academic departments and programs related to creating a campus climate that promotes the academic achievement, student success and personal development of all students and fosters collaborative relationships among students, faculty, and staff.
This position is an extraordinary opportunity for a proven leader of the highest integrity to join the leadership team of a progressive, comprehensive institution. The Dean of Health & Human Services provides executive leadership and management to all aspects of Health & Human Services academic departments and programs in order to shape the future of in an institution with a consistent commitment to student engagement, learning, and success. The division of Health & Human Services includes academic departments and programs within the allied health professions to include nursing; human services related to social work, early childhood education, American Sign Language -interpreter education, fire, emergency medical, and police professions, paralegal studies, sport and exercise studies, and hospitality.
Columbus State will open a state-of-the-art hospitality building in 2018, and the Dean will play an integral role in the marketing and expansion of programming for this signature facility. In addition, the Dean leads the Department of College Recreation and Wellness, and the NJCAA Division III intercollegiate Athletic Department with programs offered in basketball, cross country, volleyball, golf, and cheerleading. The Dean oversees departmental chairpersons, managers, and staff by delegating tasks, providing direction and resolving work problems, communicating job expectations and developing professional growth opportunities for career advancement. As a member of the Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs leadership team, the Dean works collaboratively with the President, Board of Trustees, President's Cabinet, and other leaders to plan, prioritize, and deploy resources strategically.
We are seeking a proven strategic thinker who possesses:
-an academic discipline specialty in Health and Human services arena
-a sincere attitude of teamwork with a track record of deep collaboration and the ability to develop trusted relationships with partners within the institution and throughout an extensive network of partners
-a visionary leader who also has a solid operational knowledge of, and demonstrated success in managing diverse academic programs
-experience in planning projects for success given resource constraints and bringing projects to successful completion on-time and within budget.
The Dean of Health & Human Services has the following job duties:
1) Lead the planning, development, and implementation of strategies and programs designed to optimize program enrollments and achieve greater student success, e.g., retention and completion.
2) Lead departmental program accreditation processes to ensure standards of program integrity and compliance are maintained.
3) Supervise assessment and curriculum initiatives in accordance with college policy & procedure and Ohio Department of Higher Education regulations and guidelines.
4) Maintain responsibility for managing division's human resources and make personnel action decisions affecting department chairs in consultation and collaboration with the Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs.
5) Delegate responsibilities to departmental chairpersons, provide direction in making academic and management decisions and ensures work complies with academic and college standards and policy.
6) Develop goals and strategies for accomplishing assigned responsibilities; actively participate in college strategy and planning processes, as well as establish personal professional development goals.
PEOPLE MANAGEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT
1) Encourage and promote faculty and staff development.
2) Conduct workshops for new and continuing faculty on tenure and promotion policies and procedures, and workshops for faculty on curricular structure.
3) Appoint department committee chairs, and may chair division promotion and sabbatical committees.
4) Provide recommendations to college tenure and promotion committee on all faculty promotion and tenure applicants.
5) Supervise mentoring programs for assigned departments.
6) Develop and implement a succession planning process for key positions throughout the Health & Human Services division.
7) Model an active commitment to diversity and inclusion, a commitment to student success, enthusiasm for the profession and the talent to incorporate best practices into the organizational culture.
1) Stay abreast of HLC accreditation requirements as well as those of external program accrediting bodies.
2) Develop and administer academic policy and procedures.
3) Ensure conformity with College policies pertaining to student conduct, academic performance and the appeals processes.
4) Ensure student compliance with degree and transfer module requirements and hear and act appropriately upon student complaints.
5) Maintain files on students making contact with or appealing to the office of the dean.
1) Negotiate and maintain College transfer and articulation agreements with baccalaureate institutions. Establish policy for compiling and maintaining course equivalency tables with baccalaureate institutions.
2) Maintain and negotiate changes to the Ohio Transfer Module as per Ohio Department of Higher Education requirements.
3) Serve as curriculum liaison between academic departments and baccalaureate institutions' corresponding departments.
4) Prepare, monitor, control, and ensure adherence with divisional fiscal year budget. Direct preparation of departmental budgets, and supervise departmental compliance with College budgetary practices, policies, and procedures.
5) Maintain lab fee inventories and supervise assignment of lab fees and expenditures from lab fee accounts. Direct preparation and approve capital equipment requests.
1) Develop and maintain partnerships with a broad array of internal and external college constituents, including students, faculty, staff, parents and the public.
2) Work with the Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs and other cabinet members to develop local and community partnerships, as well as to create and maintain student-centered curriculum, programs, and services.
3) Serve as Academic Affairs representative to internal and external ad hoc committees, councils, and task forces as directed by the President or Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs.
4) Serve on community boards and committees as appropriate to the College's values, mission, and vision.
5) Serve as the lead spokesperson for enrollment management and student services staff, the development and quality of student life and the enhancement of student learning services.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of: higher education administration; executive leadership; advanced level management principles and practices; international education trends and issues; budget management. Skill in: verbal and written communications. Ability to: manage and provide leadership from an executive level; apply management principles to practical situations within multiple departments; manage and control multiple budgets; manage and accomplish results through delegation of accountability and responsibility to management staff; maintain confidential and sensitive information; develop and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, students, general public, and other job contacts; work with and effectively manage persons of varying cultures and diversity.
Minimum qualifications for this positions are: Master's degree in education, academic administration or closely related field of study; seven years of experience teaching at the college level; experience in curriculum development and project management. State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable ability to gain access to worksite(s).
Preferred Qualifications: Doctorate Degree.
Additional Information: Serving more than 26,000 students across two campuses, multiple regional learning centers, and via the region's most extensive online offerings, Columbus State is one of the largest and most comprehensive colleges in Ohio. Columbus State is an Achieving the Dream Leader College due to its commitment to the evidence-based development of programs and services designed to ensure student success. The College is the key architect of The Central Ohio Compact, a regional collaboration among K-12, higher education, government and business leaders, poised to reinvent the relationships between secondary education, higher education and career preparation to realize unprecedented successes in degree attainment and economic prosperity. This is an extraordinary time at the College as Columbus State redefines the role of the community college and demonstrate its capacity to elevate a region. Candidates are encouraged to read, "When a Community College Transforms a City," The Atlantic's article on Columbus State and its emerging leadership position in Central Ohio. Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae detailing how you meet the requirements of the position, and a list of three to five references with contact information, none of whom will be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate. First-round consideration of applications will begin October 17, 2017, but the position will remain open until filled. For confidential inquiries about this opportunity prior to applying or nominating candidates, please contact Tracy La Mar-Nickoli at or call 614-287-5436.
Columbus State Community College has been meeting the diverse educational needs of the Central Ohio community for more than 50 years. The college is proud to be an important contributor to the growth and progress of the region and to serve as the front door to higher education in Central Ohio. From the first graduating class in 1965 through this year, 50,000 students have earned associate degrees ...in 50-plus technical fields and academic transfer programs. Columbus State also offers Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degree programs whose coursework fulfills the freshman and sophomore year requirements for bachelor’s degree programs offered by four-year colleges and universities throughout the state. Specific transfer agreements with more than 40 colleges and universities are in place at Columbus State, and new direct-to degree partnership programs are being developed all the time. Columbus State now has two campuses serving Central Ohio educational needs. The Columbus Campus is located on 85 acres in downtown Columbus. The 108-acre, full-service Delaware Campus welcomed its first students in 2010. Additionally, Columbus State offers classes at nine convenient regional learning centers throughout Central Ohio.