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Associate Dean, Division of Business, IT, and Medical Technologies
Salt Lake Community College in Salt Lake City, Utah
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Date Posted 08/06/2019
Salary Based on Qualifications -  
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Title

Associate Dean, Division of Business, IT, and Medical Technologies

Open Internally or Externally


If faculty, tenure track status

Not Applicable

Reports to (title)

Dean, School of Applied Technology and Technical Specialties


SAT Instruction

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Based on Qualifications

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Job Summary

Salt Lake Community College’s Associate Deans are primarily responsible for shaping a division’s success, growth, and future. They have a direct influence over the professional growth and development of individual faculty and students. The work and effort of effective Associate Deans transcends routine management tasks. Associate Deans must clarify, communicate, and implement the department’s vision, mission, guiding principles, goals, and expectations.
Acting as the primary spokesperson for assigned faculty and students, Associate Deans work with the College administration, peer institutions, the community, and prospective students in the critical areas of curriculum development, recruitment, and retention. They must proactively facilitate professional teamwork among faculty members in order to achieve the desired vision and mission as the best skills, knowledge, and attitudes of faculty are implemented in a collective effort to achieve that end. Because of the impact of their leadership, Associate Deans must be carefully selected, trained, and mentored as they accomplish this crucial role.
More specifically, the Associate Dean, Business and Medical Technologies will provide leadership, management and motivation for Division personnel; supervise and coordinate Division processes and procedures to ensure high-quality education and training for Salt Lake Community College students. Serve as a member of the administrative team.
Instructional programs, operations and centers currently in the Division for which the Associate Dean is responsible include:
• Building all School of Applied Technology programs including: Business office and related programs, computer networking/engineering, healthcare and related programs, Electronics, Media Design Technology, and Commercial Foods.
• Work with a variety of industry groups, Program Advisory Committees, and organizations to assist in meeting the training needs of industry.
• Stay current with State and Federal apprenticeship guidelines and requirements as applicable to the related industries.
• Develop and coordinate student pathways from non-credit to credit instruction programs.
• Create and manage articulation agreements with trades programming within the institution and with post-secondary educational partners.
• Recruit and hire faculty and staff to support the related programs in accordance with all Salt Lake Community College policies.
• Coordinate facilities and schedule program courses and activities.
• Provide resources and support to faculty, including manage department budget.
• Provide relevant reports to both internal and external constituencies.
• Assist with SkillsUSA competition.
• Perform other duties and project as assigned.
*This position is at will.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties

Assist the dean in developing new and modifying existing programs to promote student learning outcomes and program effectiveness. This may involve activities such as the following: Collecting and utilizing survey data and student interest data; developing program impact; preparing and coordinating articulation agreements; implementing Concurrent Enrollment processes; coordinating transfer information; coordinating utilization of facilities.
Initiate, plan, and oversee implementation of all academic offerings in the division or department, with appropriate involvement of assigned faculty and staff, the Dean, and College planning bodies. Wherever appropriate, utilize and report the advice of Program Advisory Committees (PACs) and provide staff support for PACs.
Along with deans, take a leading role in academic program quality and assessment of student learning outcomes. Serve on the school Curriculum Committee and Student Learning outcomes Assessment Committee. Assist with department- and College-wide evaluations for agencies such as the Board of Regents, the Northwest Association of Colleges and Universities, and provide leadership for disciplinary and/or processional accreditation.
Ensure inter-departmental/inter-division coordination and cooperation, communicating effectively with the dean, the department members, and other members of the College community.
Meet with department or division members on a regular basis to ensure coordination, communication, and dissemination of information.
Ensure that the class schedule meets students’ needs, while at the same time being fiscally responsible and efficient. Participate in College-wide scheduling processes in a timely manner, meeting all established deadlines. Coordinate with regional directors in scheduling classes at the College’s various sites. When classes must be canceled, coordinate with affected students, the Scheduling Office, and facilities administrators.
Support the exploration, scheduling, improvement, and use of learning modalities and delivery methods, including flexibly scheduled learning, distance learning, and classroom technologies.
Ensure that the College catalog is accurate, well written, and current, and assist in the preparation of all relevant College documents, including the class schedule, brochures, etc.
Maintain an inventory of current course syllabi, and monitor the development of new and revised syllabi.
Collaborate with Institutional Marketing to assist in the preparation of appropriate College printed and electronic program collateral materials.
Manage and verify operational processes and procedures, such as teaching assignments, class and room schedules, class changes, etc. Work with departments and College Committees to maintain, update and implement existing and proposed curriculum to support the programs within the school.
Maintain necessary records, such as program and class enrollments, completions, equipment inventory, placements, transfer data, etc.
Lead, solicit, utilize and report the advice of Program Advisory Committees, and provide staff support for PACs.
Assist the comprehensive College-wide evaluations for agencies, such as the Regents, Northwest Accreditation Association, etc. Develop and write necessary reports. Support the exploration and use of distance learning technology. Support and promote SkillsUSA activities at SLCC.
Ensure that College personnel policy and procedure is appropriately applied to personnel matters within the department or division.
Coordinate and approve Academic Support Compensation within guidelines in the Academic Guide and others established by the College.
Utilize College policy and procedure to resolve faculty and staff grievances, concerns, and problems.
Utilize the College’s Faculty and Staff evaluation systems to assure successful job performance.
Coordinate and evaluate the professional activities of all members of their division or department, to include providing guidance to faculty regarding professional growth, evaluation, and tenure. Participate in the tenure process as described in policy. Assist the Office of Human Resources and Faculty Development Office in coordinating and facilitating necessary faculty records.
Consult with faculty members and the Dean regarding faculty recruitment, appointments, promotion, sabbatical leave, faculty retention, and other personnel matters, adhering to all appropriate policies and procedures.
Hire, orient and train, supervise and (if needed) discipline adjunct instructors and coordinate with assigned faculty and other College offices in their administration, and help adjunct instructors to develop pedagogic skills and collegiality within the department. Assist in hiring both full and part time faculty, and full and part time staff.
In collaboration with the Dean and Provost, verify and manage the assignment of the full-time faculty teaching assignments in compliance with established procedures and directives.
Provide for the management and supervision of assigned support staff and facilitate support for faculty teaching and service activities.
Appoint appropriate task forces and work groups within the department or division.
Schedule and coordinate work-study students, lab coordinators, readers, graders, and aides where applicable.
Assist human resources and faculty development in coordinating and facilitating necessary faculty records, such as tenure, evaluations, etc.
Coordinate faculty and staff development with pertinent College personnel. Coordinate job and cooperative-education placement.
Promote collaboration and positive problem solving, both within the Division, and throughout the college.
Provide leadership, support and supervision for department or division faculty and staff.
Coordinate department or division faculty and staff in endeavors to achieve the College’s mission and strategic plan.
Help the department or division faculty to establish an appropriate vision and appropriate goals that have a clear tie to the College’s mission, and coordinate efforts to achieve those goals
Provide leadership with integration of new technologies for exiting programs and recommendations of those that meet industry needs.
Monitor department inventory, supplies, and capital equipment.
Prepare and maintain a department or division budget.
Coordinate the informed budget process among department or division members and initiate budget requests with their justifications.
Maintain fiscal control of department budgets, ensuring that department funds are used in accordance with all College policy and state statute.
Define the fiscal needs of the School and prepare the Division budget so that they support the institutional mission and stated goals.
Serve as liaison for the department or division, especially for students. This requires that the AD’s office be covered, such that students and staff will find the AD’s office attended and open for business during regular business hours.
Coordinate with Student Services and department or division members to provide appropriate advisement and consultation for students in department and division programs.
Coordinate with Student Services and faculty members to recruit students to department or division programs.
Participate in admission processes for selective programs, and help adjudicate student grievances as described in the Code of Student Conduct, and serve as a liaison for students and adjunct faculty members.
Promote successful student transfer and/or job placement and/or cooperative education placement.
Coordinate with Student Services in the administration of financial aid and scholarships.
As leaders of faculty, it is important that ADs have deep familiarity with the faculty roles and duties within the department. Therefore, all ADs are encouraged to teach at least one class per year, depending on the needs of the department or division. ADs may fulfill this teaching duty during any time of day, during any term, and in any delivery format that best meets the department’s needs. Deans are responsible to insure that the ADs teaching schedule does not detract from their primary administrative duties. Compensation for teaching will be at the overload rate, and will not exceed 0.5 FTE for the teaching discipline, or a total exceeding 1.5 FTE for the fiscal year.
Other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in leading and developing competency-based education programs.

Five (5) or more years of successful teaching experience in a college environment.

Professional experience within one or more of the programs under the supervision of the position.

Experience with creation and management of multiple budgets

Experience establishing articulation agreements between credit and non-credit programs.

Substantial experience in curriculum design and development, preferably in a competency-based education format.

Minimum Qualifications

Masters Degree in a related discipline or technology required. Candidates who meet the current minimum education and experience and knowledge and skills job qualifications for a full-time faculty member in the department or division may also be considered.

Evidence of significant and productive participation in department-level processes such as scheduling, program review, department test preparation and administration, curriculum development, student issues and other department tasks.

Have served as full-time faculty member who has taught for at least three (3) years (may include administrators returning to teaching, retired faculty members who want to return, etc.) and/or leadership experience in and qualifications for, a discipline or program within the Division.

Evidence of substantial leadership responsibility in an academic setting, preferably a community college.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Demonstrated ability to organize, participate and lead teams of people of diverse backgrounds to accomplish goals.
Innovative, collaborative and flexible management style.
Ability to work in a team setting.
Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to address faculty, staff, and student issues in a positive manner at the department or division level and in collaboration with other college departments, divisions, and administrators.
Ability to meet deadlines.
Integrity and high ethical standards, and an ability to engender trust.
Excellent computer skills.
Ability to lead, direct, and manage departmental personnel, making appropriate decisions.
Ability to manage the department or division in compliance with College policies, procedures, guidelines, and direction.
Commitment to keep the College accessible to a diverse urban population and ability to promote cultural, economic, and ethnic diversity
Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of diverse people, ability, culture, ethnic background, to maintain good working relationships across the College.
Ability to work with all groups in a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic background of community college students, faculty and staff, including those with disabilities.

Special Instructions

*Please indicate on your resume if your work experience is full-time or part-time.



SLCC Information

Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) is fully committed to policies of equal employment and nondiscrimination. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, religion, protected veteran status, expression of political or personal beliefs outside of the workplace, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

SLCC is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”).

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check.

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