Lane Community College
Executive Dean of Academic & Student Affairs - 2 positions
Office of Academic & Student Affairs
Lane Community College, a comprehensive community college in beautiful Eugene, Oregon, invites applications for two Executive Deans of Academic Affairs.
This is an applicant pool posting.
The position will remain open until the selected candidate is hired or the college determines we will no longer recruit for the position. It is expected that interviews will take place in early December, 2012. Completed applications will be accepted until 9:30pm on the closing date.
As a vibrant educational institution, Lane is continuing to attract and retain a diverse student population. We are seeking qualified staff and educators to meet this need. Preferred candidates will be able to demonstrate active dedication to enhancing diversity and the role-modeling of cultural competency. Bilingual skills in Asian and Spanish languages are strongly desired.
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Lane is a learning-centered community college that provides affordable, quality, lifelong educational opportunities. Our core values center on learning, diversity, collaboration and partnership, integrity, accessibility and sustainability to ensure successful experiences for all of our students. More than 40,000 students take credit or noncredit classes at Lane each year. Lane has the second largest enrollment of the 17 community colleges in Oregon. Lane serves a 4,600 square mile area from the Cascade Mountains to the Pacific Ocean.
The college is a member of the League for Innovation in the Community College and in 2000 was selected by the league as one of 12 Vanguard Learning Colleges in North America for its outstanding record of achievement and innovation in improving learning and student success.
The Executive Deans will report to the Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs and serve as a member of the Vice President's Leadership team. Each Executive Dean will oversee instructional and instructional support programs, workforce programs and enterprise activities as well as collaborate with the Executive Dean for Student Affairs and Chief Information Officer.
The Executive Deans will oversee academic departments including transfer, career technical, developmental education, workforce preparation, enterprise activities, and oversee a $49 million budget while maintaining fiscal sustainability. The following website will provide an overview of the scope of responsibilities within the purview of the Office of Academic and Student Affairs. http://www2.lanecc.edu/asa/
Executive Deans ensure that the College is focused on providing a quality teaching and learning environment that promotes student success and will provide the leadership necessary to move the College, faculty and staff forward in the implementation of policies and practices that promote and achieve these central goals of the College Strategic Directions: http://www.lanecc.edu/research/planning/StrategicDirections.htm. The Executive Deans will understand and foster holistic student development, and be committed to the integration of Academic and Student Affairs.
Work Days & Hours:
Full time; evenings and weekends may apply
Anticipated Start Date:
Starting Salary Range $83,168 - $107,888 Annually (Management Salary Band 5
In addition to salary, an excellent benefit package is provided. To view our comprehensive benefits and the Management Employee Working Agreement visit at www.lanecc.edu/hr. All employees are compensated through electronic direct deposit.
260 Day (12 Month)
To apply, please visit: http://jobs.lanecc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52438
EDUCATION MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Master's Degree or equivalent terminal Professional Degree required
EXPERIENCE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Five (5) years of increasingly responsible administrative and leadership experience in higher education, instructional, career technical and student services experience is required.
This position requires training and experience in higher education classroom teaching and learning, course material preparation, student development, and best practices for student success and persistence.
Experience teaching in a higher education institution is required.
Experience teaching in a community college strongly preferred.
A demonstrated experience with bargaining units, faculty, staff & student constituent groups.
Evidence of sustainable budget planning & implementation.
Demonstrated experience working with higher education instructional & student affairs processes, issues related to workforce preparedness & entrepreneurial activities & associated challenges & opportunities.
Demonstrated experience with technology & how it is used to enhance the learning environment & workplace efficiencies.
Demonstrated understanding of supervision & human resource management, conflict resolution & group facilitation.
Experience with under-served & non-traditional student populations.
Bilingual proficiency in Spanish/Asian languages and multicultural experience is preferred. A demonstrated commitment to promote and enhance diversity is expected.
Equivalent combination of training and experience will be considered for meeting minimum qualifications. Applicants are responsible to show how their personal training and experience would qualify them for the position.
The Executive Deans of Academic Affairs, working with the Vice President, set the vision and mission for the Office of Academic and Student Affairs at the College, which includes workforce preparation and entrepreneurial activities, and promotes a culture of inquiry while providing leadership and management for the divisions and departments he/she oversees.
AREAS OF PRIMARY ACCOUNTABILITY
The following website will provide an overview of the scope of responsibilities within the purview of the Office of Academic and Student Affairs. http://www2.lanecc.edu/asa/
Facilitate the integration of quality instruction & service to students; lead the development & implementation of student success practices.
Integrate workforce preparation within academic programs and facilitate entrepreneurial activities that enhance fiscal sustainability.
Lead strategic planning and establish and assess planning processes in collaboration with faculty, staff & students.
Establish assessment & accountability procedure.
Develop & supervise college leadership through coaching, mentoring, facilitating and supporting professional development.
Articulate college vision, mission, values & areas of focus.
Collaborate with the leadership team to ensure integrated practices that support quality instruction and student success.
Promote & foster collegiality between instruction/student services & other areas. Initiate &/or support change, creativity, and innovation processes.
Support & promote processes that result in development & implementation of diversity initiatives in assigned areas. Facilitate assigned staff's participation in college-wide diversity initiatives.
Ensure compliance with regional accreditation policy & standards on instruction and student services.
Review programs and services to ensure effective enrollment management and development & assessment of student recruitment & retention strategies.
Work with workforce investment boards, business and industry to facilitate collaborative integration; Represent the college in state and regional organizations.
Supervise the coordination, preparation & submission of all reports required by local, state & national agencies.
Assist in development of & be responsible for the administration & maintenance of collectively bargained contracts.
Ensure the effective communication of collectively bargained contract MOU's and MOA's.
Ensure all assigned areas/staff implement the College's affirmative action & equal opportunity policies, goals, timetables; including effective processes in recruiting & retaining a diverse workforce.
Manage & monitor the Academic Affairs budget in collaboration with other divisions and departments; utilize data in decision making to ensure effective, efficient & sustainable use of resources.
Responsible for personnel actions, such as employment & termination actions, recruitment process, assignment, supervision & evaluation of staff.
Represent Academic Affairs as a member of the Leadership team in all matters related to bond, budget, finance, facilities, human resources and operations.
Facilitate the development of grants and provide leadership for the Grants' Team.
Demonstrate Lane's core value of Diversity by modeling & ensuring diversity & cultural competency (respect, inclusiveness, reflecting, valuing & welcoming of cultural differences) in all position responsibilities regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, social class, marital status, national origin, race ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, veteran's status, nationality, age, language, origin or employment status.
Evaluate & maintain ADA compliance & appropriate access to persons with disabilities in order to provide for the success of students & staff with disabilities.
TEACHING, LEARNING & STUDENT SUCCESS
Establish, implement, and maintain policies & procedures to foster student success & ensure that services are consistent with college goals & applicable statutes & regulations.
Lead the utilization of information technology to enhance instruction and student services; facilitate the development of appropriate delivery of instruction and services to promote success in on-line education.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Maintain partnerships & expand on-going liaison, communication & articulation between high schools, 2 & 4 year colleges, universities, workforce, regional & other agencies serving students.
Maintain currency with state, regional & federal regulations governing curriculum, certificates and degrees as well as accrediting bodies and educational reform around performance, student success and accountability.
Collaborate with Executive Deans & faculty to initiate instructional changes & determine the appropriate services to keep programs current, growing & innovative in order to meet learning needs.
Serve as leader & member of internal committees & councils involved in governance of the institution; represent Lane in regional & national higher education and academic affairs organizations. (second part is redundant to a combination of other items)
Other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
Lane is committed to meeting the needs of our community, utilizing a participatory style of decision making. Doing so in the community college context requires ability to be able to work in changing environments & respond in a flexible manner.
Teaching, learning processes & methods; current research, scholarship & best practices in academic affairs, developmental & pre-college education; budget and financial processes, HR management & processes, labor relations, higher education legal issues; the interdependence of academic instructional technologies & student affairs; college policies, public relations & technology; student judicial processes; disability, mental health & other student access issues.
Collaborative & participatory decision-making utilizing the efforts of others, analysis, organization & administration; problem solving; interpersonal relationships; communication, coaching, mentoring, team building, recognition & collaborative leadership; facilitation & conflict resolution & negotiation; demonstrated cultural competence; crisis intervention & management; direct, open, clear & concise communication both verbal & written; skillful & active listening; meeting facilitation; presentation of decision making data; management of complex budget; planning skills, vision & initiative to anticipate & manage rapid institutional & technology changes.
Effectively lead, guide & encourage faculty & staff; be a visionary & transactional leader; initiate & implement best practices; manage a high degree of complexity with courage, including ability to address multiple projects & issues at the highest level of the organization; collaborate with collective bargaining units; foster & promote a respectful environment by interacting positively with students, staff & other members of diverse communities; use & promote computer technology to enhance learning; promote an environment of innovation & creativity; work with community organizations & other institutions; implement outcomes & assessment in the learning process; advocate for Academic & Student Affairs within the College & community at large; demonstrate an active collegial, cooperative workplace; relate interpersonally with students, staff & the public; promote a strategic vision for areas of responsibility.
Ability to maintain an in-depth understanding of workload issues and variances throughout divisions/departments
Develop an organizational climate that supports staff in accomplishing the goals & objectives of the Office of Academic and Student Affairs.
Work safely, may work on a computer for extended periods of time.
Reports to the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs.
Required Documents :
These documents must be submitted electronically.
Required Documents :
Documents may be sent by mail, in-person, e-mail or fax; ATTACHMENTS PREFERRED.
TO BE CONSIDERED AN APPLICANT FOR THIS POSITION ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS MUST BE PROVIDED.
1. Curriculum vitae of education, professional and community experiences and accomplishments which demonstrate how you meet the qualifications for this position.
2. Cover Letter - A letter of interest not to exceed 3 pages (size 12 font) addressing the essential functions of:
C. Teaching, Learning and Student Success
3. During the completion of the application provide a minimum of five (5) current professional work related references. Do not send Letters of Reference.
4. Unofficial or Official transcripts are required. Attach electronically, fax, deliver or mail per instructions below.
No paper applications or resume accepted. No letters of reference accepted. Do not send additional materials other than what is requested above.
For assistance with the online program call applicant support at 541.463.5586
For questions about the position or required documents contact:
LynnMarie Chowdhury @ 541.463.5111, email@example.com or
Ruby Woodworth @ 541.463.5112, firstname.lastname@example.org
Unofficial or Official transcripts are required. Attach electronically, fax, deliver or mail per instructions below. Official transcripts will be required if selected as a finalist.
(Official transcripts sent by e-mail from universities and colleges will only be accepted with the official university cover letter attached, and when sent from a university mailbox. Send transcripts to either LynnMarie or Ruby)
Please note: Your application will not be considered unless transcripts have been provided by the closing date.
Lane Community College
Executive Dean of Academic Affairs
4000 E 30th Ave
Building 3/1st Floor
Eugene OR 97405
*If selected for position, official transcripts will be required.