MCLENNAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE DEAN, ARTS AND SCIENCES in WACO, Texas

GENERAL POSITION DESCRIPTION To provide strategic leadership through planning, organizing, and directing a variety of academic programs and activities which may include Visual and Performing Arts, Liberal Arts, Math, Sciences, Developmental Education and Distance Learning Programs, and Academic Support Services; work collaboratively with direct reports and the Deans to provide a focus on student learning and success; to recommend hiring and evaluation processes, contract renewal and tenure recommendations, and professional development opportunities; to plan, develop, implement, evaluate, and modify the curriculum; to assist in formulation, review, and revision of policies and procedures; to promote and foster an innovative teaching and learning environment conducive to academic excellence. Support and encourage the infusion of academic initiatives, including instructional technology, into the teaching and learning process. Note: This is a security sensitive position and an appropriate background investigation will be made on applicants being strongly considered for this position. MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS Education: An earned Doctorate from an accredited college or university. Experience: Higher education experience, preferably in a community college, including teaching and/or instructional leadership or equivalent experience. PREFERRED QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS Experience: Record of increasingly responsible experience in the development and administration of academic programs in a college or university setting including evidence of administrative and supervisory responsibility. SELECTION CRITERIA *Attach a brief statement addressing how you acquired the following, knowledge, skills and abilities through your education, personal experience, or previous employment: Knowledge of: (1) organizational and leadership practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of academic programs, policies, and operational needs; (2) curriculum and subject matter related to the assigned areas of responsibility; (3) principles and practices of college-level academic administration; (4) methods and techniques of college-level academic program and curriculum development and evaluation; (5) principles of supervision including employee training and performance evaluation; (6) methods and techniques of faculty and student recruitment and counseling; (7) principles of budget development and administration; (8) state regulations and guidelines for program management; Ability to: (9) analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals; (10) supervise and evaluate faculty and assigned staff; (11) interpret and apply college policies, procedures, rules, and regulations; (12) prepare, analyze and implement appropriate recommendations related to college academic and administrative affairs; (13) counsel and advise students on a variety of academic and administrative matters; (14) gain cooperation through discussion and persuasion; (15) maintain effective work relationships with members of the community, student population, and college academic and administrative staff; (16) communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; (17) establish and maintain cooperative-working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; (18) build consensus in a highly collegial environment with energy, vision, and integrity; (19) collaborate with the executive leadership team to lead the college. WORKING CONDITIONS Desk work; occasional field trips, e.g. for college or program activities. Occasional light lifting (less than 30 pounds), some walking, pushing, pulling. Minimal hazard/exposure: Standard office setting. At least minimal environmental controls to assure health and comfort. BENEFITS Health Insurance, retirement plan, sick leave, vacation, holidays, personal leave. Eligible employee