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Dean Center of Excellence - Consumer Arts & Science
Houston Community College in Houston, Texas
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Date Posted 01/23/2020
Faculty-Fine And Applied Arts-Art
Salary 78,673.00 - 106,101.00  USD Per Year
Employment Type fulltime
Application Deadline 02/13/2020

Job Description 

Dean Center of Excellence - Consumer Arts & Science - 200013L 





We are currently seeking Dean Center of Excellence Consumer Arts & Sciences who will advance the institution’s proud tradition of excellence in academics, student life and community service. 


The Opportunity


We are looking for someone who has industry expertise who is able to establish and cultivate productive collaborative partnerships with local, regional and national  industries all to advance our students’ education, experience, and industry specific knowledge.


You: Innovator.  Pacesetter.  Agent of change. If you’re a tech savvy, process improvement-focused Student Champion with a talent for developing partnerships with communities and individuals, we’re looking for you.


Your mission: The Dean provides leadership in the development and maintenance of a state-of-the-art Center of Excellence.   Put your expertise to good use.  Join our team and build future leaders in the industry!


Your work: A Team Effort


In collaboration with other leaders, you’ll provide:


•  vision, motivation, coordination and support to the assigned chairs and associated faculty; and


•  leadership for strategic and budget planning for the Center of Excellence (COE) assigned.


Creating, fostering and maintaining a well-functioning, respectful, collaborative, professional and engaged instructional team fully committed to motivating and invigorating faculty and staff across the System in delivery of instructional programs will be within your purview.


In addition, you’ll work with the HCC System office to ensure program compliance with requirements of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.


Leading the Way


In this role, you’ll lead the effective and efficient scheduling of program offerings throughout the College System for the Consumer Arts & Sciences Center of Excellence, ensuring that sufficient courses are offered and available for students at all assigned campuses for their instructional area. You’ll lead high-level engagement and participation in the growth of the Center of Excellence, including identifying and acquiring the latest technology and equipment. Finally, you’ll provide leadership and oversight of positive performance for assigned programs in terms of student enrollment, persistence, completion, transfer and job placement rates.


Professional Development Opportunities


At HCC, we support job-related professional growth that will enable you to advance your career goals, increase institutional effectiveness and improve the quality of our programs and services. You’ll discuss with your supervisor the training programs, conferences, courses and/or other relevant professional development activities you plan to participate in throughout the year.




Next steps: If you always have the student experience in the forefront of your planning and execution, if you’re a collaborator, an innovator and a person who gets things done, apply today!



If this sounds like the role for you and you’re ready to join an amazing team, please apply right away.





The Dean provides leadership in the development and maintenance of a state-of-the-art Center of Excellence.  The position provides leadership in the oversight of effective and efficient scheduling of program offerings throughout the district for the assigned Center of Excellence.  In coordination with the appropriate Associate Vice Chancellor (AVC) and President, the Dean provides vision, motivation, coordination, and support to the assigned Chairs and associated faculty. The Dean works with the System office to ensure compliance of programs with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.  The Dean ensures that sufficient courses are offered and available for students at all assigned campuses for their instructional area.


The Dean leads high-level engagement and participation in the growth of the assigned Center of Excellence, inclusive of identifying and acquiring the latest technology and equipment. The Dean also provides leadership and oversight of positive performance for assigned programs in terms of student enrollment, persistence, completion, transfer, and job placement rates.


In collaboration with the AVC and President, the Dean provides leadership toward the implementation of the HCC Strategic Plan and budget planning for the COE assigned.

The Dean has the key institutional responsibility for creating, fostering and maintaining a well-functioning, respectful, collaborative, professional, and engaged instructional team fully committed to motivating, and invigorating faculty and staff across the district in delivery of the related instructional programs.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.



Provide leadership in generating staff and professional development opportunities for assigned chairs and other direct reports.


Provide leadership in the development and implementation of courses and programs as appropriate.


Report to the AVC  and President as appropriate on plans and progress involving student enrollments, contact hours, fill rates, and student persistence, completion, placement rates, and if appropriate, accreditation status and licensure rates.


Lead a review and report annually to the AVC and President on related program needs in terms of curricula, chair activities, program coordinator activities (including professional development), equipment, facilities, and budgets (including opportunities for grants and donations).



Oversee the hiring, retention and evaluation of FT and adjunct faculty.


Oversee the hiring, and management of Department Chairs and Program Coordinators.

Administer District policy regarding assigned programs.


Evaluate the performance of all direct reports in assigned area(s) of responsibility.


Market specific programs to the college community and the general public.


Facilitate team building and consensus.


Facilitate and oversee planning that will aid in maximizing enrollment growth and revenue generation.


Promote and facilitate professional development and application of new learner-centered teaching strategies, innovative curricula, and quality instructional materials.


Oversee the addition/revision of assigned degree and certificate programs in their assigned programs.


Monitor accurate and current information of assigned programs web sites and social media sites.



Provide recommendations to the appropriate AVC regarding instructional technology.


Provide leadership in the development, revision, and interpretation of curriculum, programs, catalog, and course information.


Provide instructional leadership for assigned programs and work with chairs in curriculum development and maintenance in areas of responsibility.  Collaborate with the Curriculum and Instructional Quality Offices to compile, publicize, and maintain current university articulation agreements for assigned instructional programs, where applicable.


Along with assigned chairs and the appropriate AVC, develop program goals and objectives and monitor outcomes.


Work collaboratively with all appropriate chairs, program coordinators, and appropriate college-based staff, inclusive of presidents, other deans and directors to grow area related programs district-wide.


Work collaboratively with the AVC, College Readiness regarding area high schools and four-year institutions to ensure that students have a full range of opportunities for initial and ongoing education.


Work collaboratively with all program personnel to provide active and collaborative learning activities for students, including the opportunities for field trips, internships, etc. that enhance the educational experience, employment, and transfer opportunities.


Review assigned Program Reviews, Annual Planning Reports, and Annual Learning Assessment Reports completed by Program Coordinators and recommendations for improvement to the appropriate AVC.



Prepare and monitor administrative budgets and expenditures in consultation with the appropriate AVC and assigned chairs.


Ensure all programs meet the standards of all necessary accrediting bodies.


Develop grant proposals in coordination with the Grants Office to maintain the standards required in the field and deepen partnerships in the industry.


Develop and maintain a strong advisory board to assist with program development and resource development.


Oversee the coordination of scheduling on a district-wide level for their assigned programs.


Serve on College and District committees as appropriate.  Act as liaison with District, State, and Federal governing bodies regarding HCC programs and practices as needed.


Participate in and, at times, administer grant funds (as applicable) to achieve expected outcomes.


Serve on advisory boards and represent HCC to the appropriate industry.


Serve as the budget authority for assigned program areas.


Other duties as assigned.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above. The qualifications listed below are representative of the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.



A minimum of Master's degree in an academic area appropriate to supervision of programs assigned.  An earned Doctorate from an accredited institution is preferred, but not required.



A minimum of five (5) years’ experience in management of programs related to an academic or industry-specific setting with increasing levels of responsibility.


Three (3) years full-time teaching experience in higher education or Five (5) years experience in the industry.


Experience in working with and within a diverse environment.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS,AND ABILITIES Demonstrated excellence in oral, written, and interpersonal skills.


An awareness of current issues in community college education, specifically in the workforce and academic areas, and understanding of how they impact HCC.


Demonstrated experience in budget management.


Knowledge of and experience with accepted techniques and strategies for evaluating instructional programs


Grant management experience preferred.


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job- related duties requested by their supervisor.


This  job  description  may  be  revised  upon  development  of  other  duties  and changes in responsibilities.







The Organization




Houston Community College (HCC) is an open-admission, public institution of higher education offering a high-quality, affordable education for academic advancement, workforce training, career development and lifelong learning to prepare individuals in our diverse communities for life and work in a global and technological society. We’re proud to say that 98 percent of our graduates step into a job in their field of study immediately upon graduation. One of the largest community colleges in the nation, HCC has served the Greater Houston area for over four decades. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Schools Commission on Colleges, we offer 300+ associate degree and certificate programs to 75,000+ students across 13 Centers of Excellence and online each semester. We are proud to be No.1 among all community colleges in the nation in providing associate degrees to minorities and No.1 in educating international students, with 10.4 percent of our student population from outside the USA. Our vision is to become the Employer of Choice in support of our mission for Student Success by attracting, retaining and motivating the best employees.


The Team


Be a part of a dynamic community dedicated to providing the resources, guidance and inspiration needed to create the ultimate student experience: from registration and financial aid applications to the first time they arrive at one of our Centers of Excellence or log in to their first class, from academic success planning to providing a safe environment, and from connecting them with community networks to launching them into the career of their dreams. Make their student experience exceptional.



Houston is a city with limitless possibilities:


•  Fourth-largest city in the U.S. and home to 54 Fortune 500 companies, second only to New York City’s 55.


•  145 languages are spoken here.


•  Overall after-taxes living costs are 5.6 percent below the average for all 308 urban areas recently surveyed.


•  Houston is a major-league sports town, and don’t forget the annual Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.


•  The weather is great! Mild winters ensure that outdoor activities can be enjoyed year-round.


•  World-renowned medical care. The Houston metro area has long been known for its first-rate health care system, with many Houston area hospitals consistently ranking among the nation’s top institutions.


•  With over 150 museums and cultural institutions in the Greater Houston area, museums are a large part of Houston’s cultural scene.


•  Houston is the Culture & Culinary Capital of Texas with more than 7,500 restaurants and eating establishments covering 60+ cuisines.


EEO Statement

Houston Community College does not discriminate on the bases of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran’s status.  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies


David Cross, Director EEO/Compliance, Title IX Coordinator
Office of Institutional Equity

PO Box 667517                                    

Houston TX, 77266

713 718.8271 or



HCC values its employees and their contributions, promotes opportunities for their professional growth and development, and provides a positive working and learning environment that encourages diversity, innovation and creativity, and inclusion.



Individuals with disabilities, who require special accommodations to interview, should contact  (713) 718-8565.




: Executives 

Primary Location

: United States 


: Full-time 

Posting Date

: Jan 23, 2020 

Closing Date

: Feb 13, 2020 


: 78,673.00 - 106,101.00

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