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Dean of Arts & Science

Company: Iowa Lakes Community College
Location: Estherville
Posted on: May 29, 2023

Job Description:

Position: Dean of Arts & ScienceClassification: AdministrationDepartment: AcademicsReport to: Executive Dean General Job Summary:This is a full-time administrative position reporting to the Executive Dean. This is a multi-campus position with a home base in the Estherville Campus. The Dean of Arts and Science will provide leadership, facilitate change, and effectively manage programs of learning, resources and personnel in the assigned area and work closely with other academic deans and directors across the college to create meaningful educational outcomes. This position will serve as a liaison among students, faculty, staff, administration, and the community-at-large with primary supervision over faculty and staff in the Associate of Arts and Associate of Science transfer degrees. % of TIME Essential Duties/ResponsibilitiesConstant(67-100%) Collaborate with faculty and staff to ensure a culture of continuous improvement of student learning outcomes assessment, degree program evaluation, and active learning instructional models.Promote quality in learning and instruction by using student centered principles in leadership, hiring, scheduling, evaluation, and professional development.Supervise, evaluate, and encourage professional development of Arts and Science faculty and staff, including monitoring Quality Faculty Plans.Approach leadership and oversight responsibilities from a foundation of integrity, honesty, transparency, and a strong understanding of the College mission, core values, and policies.Work effectively with other academic deans and directors to develop course schedules and programs that meet the needs of students.Actively participate in student recruitment and retention activities, admissions, advising, and registration activities.Represent the College and the Arts and Sciences in a positive manner and develop strong relationships between faculty and community stakeholders in education.Demonstrate a high level of innovation, collaboration, and institutional commitment in all actions.Utilize data to drive decisions and inform discussions related to changes in Arts and Science education. Frequent(34-66%) Provide leadership and assistance in the program review process.Assist in the development, implementation, and evaluation of new courses, ensuring appropriate availability and sequencing of new courses through collaboration with faculty, the registrar, and distance education.Collaborate with High School Partnerships and Arts and Science Faculty to facilitate meaningful dual credit enrollment.Assist in the development, maintenance, and oversight of Arts and Science budgets and fee structure.Actively participate in assigned College committees and activities.Provide oversight and assistance to ensure the completion of assessment plans in Arts and Sciences.Work with faculty to develop recommendations for equipment and facility updates and improvements.Facilitate the alignment of credit and non-credit offerings of the College and assist faculty in effective participation in non-credit education.Monitor faculty workloads and assign overload, when necessary, within the guidelines of the College, the Department of Education, and the Higher Learning Commission.Collaborate with the enrollment management team, admissions, and marketing to develop recruitment strategies that include Arts and Science faculty to pursue Arts and Science enrollment.Occasional(10-33%) Create a support network with deans of other community colleges to advocate for academic priorities and to support efforts at the College.Oversee the recruitment, screening, and hiring process for Arts and Sciences faculty and staff.Recommend and participate in the hiring of faculty and staff across the college.Investigates, mediates, and resolves student complaints and academic appeals in accordance with College procedures.Provide input, feedback and assistance to other areas of the College when growth opportunities extend beyond Arts and Science.Lead projects and initiatives as requested by cabinet level administration.Performs other duties as assigned.Serve as Title IX Investigator.Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:Represent the College in a positive manner to other employees, students, visitors, and the general public.Be a creative, energetic, and self-motivated individual with strong organizational skills.Assume responsibility, deal effectively with problems, and exercise independent judgement when making decisions according to written handbook(s), procedures, and unwritten practices.Establish and maintain good working relationships with administrators, instructional staff, students, and support staff. Possess:Strong leadership, communication and human relations skills and the ability to effectively relate to diverse personalities.The ability to deal effectively with students, parents, and employees in difficult situations.The ability to act professionally and to maintain a professional presence.The ability to lead effectively while allowing individuality.The ability to read, understand and express oneself clearly and effectively in oral and written communications.Entrepreneurial thinking for increasing enrollment and improving the campus culture and processes.A commitment to collaborative, growth-oriented leadershipThe ability to establish, prioritize, manage, and complete long- and short-term goals.An interest and curiosity in a broad range of disciplinesThe ability to adapt to a changing landscape in higher education and approach the future understanding the benefits of changeEffective networking and partnership-building skillsThe ability to provide data-driven, student-centered rationale for recommendations, decisions, and proposed initiatives.Emotional intelligence while interacting with internal and external stakeholders.The ability to recognize, analyze, and implement solutions to a variety of challenges.The ability to manage and work within the parameters of an established budget. Special Demands:Sedentary to light work. Position involves sitting most of the time, exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally (10-33%). Stooping, kneeling, crouching, pushing, and pulling occasionally (10-33%). Walking, lifting, and grasping frequently (34-66%). Talking, hearing, viewing various types of close visual work and repetitive motion constantly (67-100%). Must have valid driver's license, good driving record, and provide proof of insurance. Required to travel utilizing personal vehicle. Employment with Iowa Lakes Community College is dependent upon successful passage of a criminal background check. Must be legally eligible to work in the United States without employer sponsorship. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential functions, job duties/responsibilities, and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned. Minimum QualificationsMaster's Degree in education or in a related Arts and Science discipline required. Five or more years of instructional experience at a college or university in an Arts and Science discipline strongly preferred. Two or more years of administrative leadership in education preferred. Any equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of this job will be considered as approved by the Human Resources department. Fringe Benefits: Paid sick leave, vacation, and holidays. Employee health, dental, and vision insurance. Partially funded family insurance available. Employee life and disability insurance. Employee retirement package. Salary: $72,000 Application Process:The following items must be included in your application packet before it will be considered a complete application: Employment Application form Applicant Confidential Information form (This data is used to comply with government required affirmative action record keeping only and is not used for applicant screening purposes.) A letter addressing your qualifications for the position A resume A copy of transcripts Only complete application packets will be considered for the position vacancy. Review of applications will begin June 2, 2023. View complete job description and application process at Contact Lynn Miller at or 712-362-0409. Iowa Lakes Community College, Human Resources, 19 South 7th Street, Estherville, IA 51334. Specific Areas Of Responsibility:AA & AS ProgramsTransfer MajorsCommittees as AssignedFine Arts Other Duties:AssessmentCurriculum Development Non-Discrimination/Equal Opportunity Statement It is the policy of Iowa Lakes Community College not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age (employment), sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion and actual or potential parental, family or marital status in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code **216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. ** 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. * 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C ** 1681 - 1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. * 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. * 12101, et seq.). If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact Kathy Muller, Equity & Title IX Coordinator, 19 South 7th Street, Estherville, IA 51334, 712-362-0433,, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, phone number 312-730-1560, fax 312-730-1576, TDD 800-877-8339, email A formal discrimination complaint process is published in the Student Handbook, Employee Handbook, and the Affirmative Action Plan of the College. PDN-9927400c-d774-4fb6-b0eb-3fce388ffa08

Keywords: Iowa Lakes Community College, Sioux Falls , Dean of Arts & Science, Other , Estherville, South Dakota

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