Bergen Community College, the No. 1 institution in New Jersey for associate degree graduates four years in a row, serving a diverse student body on its suburban campus, has a leadership opportunity for a Dean of Assessment, Accreditation and Compliance. The Dean will lead the development of a comprehensive integrated system of data collection, research, assessment, evaluation and reporting that supports strategic academic and operational planning by creating an environment that promotes and supports the use of research and data analysis to guide decision-making and institutional improvements. The Dean oversees institution-wide assessment as well as institutional and specialized accreditation initiatives to support the College’s commitment to continuous improvement. Working collaboratively with faculty, staff and students, the Dean will design, develop, implement and provide reports on institutional, academic, co-curricular and administrative assessment in support of the College’s mission while managing the process of achieving institutional accreditation and coordinating specialized program accreditations. Serves as the primary resource for developing the College’s strategic plan as well as annual goals consistent with the strategic plan and on-going assessments and program reviews. Provides leadership and direction for the Office of Institutional Research (OIR) in the strategic and operational design, development, implementation and evaluation of a broad range of initiatives designed to enhance institutional effectiveness and student success. In close collaboration with the Managing Director of OIR, ensures reporting compliance of institutional data required by federal, state and other regulatory agencies. Serves as the Institutional Liaison to lead the Middle States Commission on Higher Education accreditation, including the preparation of assurance/quality improvement reports, preparation for reviews and creation of other supportive documentation. In consultation with other individuals and offices, completes the Middle States Annual Institutional Update. This position reports to the Executive Vice President.
Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Higher Education Administration or related analytical field required; Doctorate preferred. Minimum of five (5) years related work experience in higher education, preferably in a complex educational organization; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Must have demonstrated knowledge of New Jersey Department of Education/Middle States Commission on Higher Education processes, procedures, timelines, standards and compliance issues, including affiliation agreements; experience in and understanding of technology-enabled student success methodologies with the ability to creatively apply technology to program evaluation and improvement, while establishing and implementing continuous quality improvement processes (“CQI”) with the academic programs; demonstrated exemplary ability for collecting, synthesizing, displaying, recording, and effectively communicating quantitative and qualitative data and excellent written and oral communication skills, including making effective and persuasive speeches and presentations to internal and external audiences.
All interested candidates should send a letter of intent (including the job code DEAN-AAC), curriculum vitae, and three professional references with current contact information. To ensure full consideration, all requested application materials must be received by June 7, 2019. Send materials by e-mail with the appropriate job code in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bergen Community College
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Paramus, New Jersey 07652
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