Location: Fall River, MA Category: Professional Posted On: Tue Oct 1 2019 Job Description:
DEPARTMENT: Division of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)
REPORTS TO: Dean of STEM
POSITIONS SUPERVISED: Divisional staff and faculty, as assigned.
STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
The Associate Dean provides leadership and vision for STEM programs, strategically directing the development, implementation, and sustainability of collaborative partnerships, including K-12 and baccalaureate curricular pathways and bridges. The Associate Dean is also responsible for duties such as, but not limited to, developing new programs or certificates, increasing student engagement, maximizing learning outcomes through High Impact Practices, and engaging underrepresented groups in STEM.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Implement strategies for student recruitment and retention.
Work closely with department chairs, program directors, Registrar's Office, and College Access on course scheduling.
Assist the Dean and faculty in developing a divisional strategic plan.
Supervise the instructional quality of courses.
Provide program review support.
Assist the Dean in having a regular presence at all campus locations.
Collaborate with Workforce Development alongside the Dean.
Prepare documentation and assist with external articulation agreements.
Assist the Dean and the laboratory staff in maintaining and ensuring compliance with OSHA regulations and other activities related to the division labs as needed.
Provide required information to external partners and funders as needed.
Compile and analyze data related to the division and its programs, such as but not limited to, DFWI rates, student enrollment, and student demographic data.
Coordinate faculty participation in outreach programs, such as family nights and orientation.
Advance productive relationships and partnerships across the higher education network; serve as a liaison for partnerships with the community, transfer institutions, and public schools.
Assist with grant development to achieve divisional and institutional goals.
Provide assistance to students with requests, exceptions, complaints, and the resolution of grievances.
Support the alignment of degree program delivery across the college's multiple campuses and community locations.
Assist department chairs and coordinators in marketing STEM programs.
Serve on college councils and committees; lead search committees and governance teams as appropriate.
Participate in mandatory training/coursework, as well as division, college, academic, and deans' meetings.
Remain current on innovative approaches to STEM.
Use digital communication tools, to include but not limited to; email, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other social media tools, to advance Bristol's social media outreach and brand to internal and external constituents.
Focus on the Commonwealth's Equity Agenda by applying related best practices throughout all job functions.
Promote a positive and inclusive work environment that supports the professional growth of staff while fostering a commitment to service excellence.
Perform other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Minimum of a Master's degree in science, technology, engineering, math, higher education, or related field.
Minimum of five years in a leadership role in the field of higher education.
Demonstrated experience in program development, partnership development, grant development, and engaging underrepresented groups in STEM.
Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office, including but not limited to Outlook, Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work a flexible schedule, including some nights and weekends.
Reliable transportation in order to travel to and from meetings, trainings, or campus and community locations as required.
The ability to work effectively with a diverse student body, faculty, and staff.
Ph.D. or Ed.D in related field preferred.
Demonstrated industry experience.
Proficiency with database software, such as Banner.
Demonstrated knowledge and consistent experience in using varied social media outlets on behalf of a business or organization that has proven to increase the digital footprint of the organization's brand.
Robust understanding and demonstrated inclusion of access, equity and student success practices.
Ability to speak a language in addition to English.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The employee must meet the physical demands and work environment of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable those with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
POSITION STATUS: This is a full-time, non-unit position with benefits, some nights and weekends required.
SALARY: Hiring salary $85,000 - $92,000, commensurate with education and experience.
Bristol Community College has core values rooted in student success and lifelong learning. For more than 50 years, Bristol Community College has served as a leading resource for education and workforce development in the region.
The college offers a rich variety of degree, certificate, and training programs along with flexible online offerings that lead to an associate degree, a career-ready certificate, or the ability to transfer to baccalaureate colleges throughout the state and country. The Center for Workforce and Community Education provides customized training for businesses and the community. The college also strives to put the needs of learners first with support services and career advancement opportunities that lead to student success by reducing barriers to educational access.
With locations in Attleboro, Fall River, New Bedford, and Taunton, Bristol Community College is nestled in charming Southeastern Massachusetts - a great place to learn, grow, live and work. From city life to seaside, Bristol Community College locations are in close proximity to bustling metro areas such as Boston and Providence and centrally located to the spectacular beaches and coastline of... Cape Cod, Newport, Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, and Block Island. The area is also home to fine dining, thriving historic districts, and a short commute to New England ski areas.
The College annually serves more than 11,000 credit students and 18,000 students who participate in noncredit activities. Bristol Community College is one of the largest employers in the region and is dedicated to fostering an inclusive environment with a rich diversity of beliefs, cultures, languages, abilities, and lifestyles. Committed to enriching its educational experience through a supportive community, Bristol Community College actively encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply and achieve our vision to change the world by changing lives, learner by learner. Bristol Community College is a public community college accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). www.BristolCC.edu