Associate Dean, Arts & Humanities and Library Learning Commons
- Bristol Community College
- Location: Fall River,, Massachusetts
- Category: Executive-Dean-Liberal Arts
- Posting Date: 09/08/2020
- Application Deadline: Open until filled
Institution:Bristol Community College
Location:Fall River, MA
Category:Executive - Deans - Liberal Arts
Join the Bristol community for work and life!
Bristol Community College (Bristol) is an exciting place to work, learn, and grow! Bristol is one of the largest employers in the South Coast region and is dedicated to fostering an inclusive environment with a rich diversity of beliefs, cultures, languages, abilities, and lifestyles. Committed to enriching its educational experience through a supportive community, Bristol actively encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply and achieve our vision to change the world by changing lives, learner by learner. Our employees work collaboratively across the college to ensure the practice of shared governance and transparency in helping to move the college towards comprehensive, innovative solutions, and to empower and meet the needs of our always evolving Bristol community. If you share a passion for helping a diverse student body succeed and enjoy a fast-paced, inclusive, and gratifying work environment, Bristol is the employer for you!
As a Commonwealth of Massachusetts employer, Bristol offers benefitted employees a comprehensive compensation and benefits package, including health, dental, life, long-term disability, retirement, flexible spending, and paid time off (vacation, personal, sick, and holiday pay). Tuition waiver discounts for Bristol and the Commonwealth's public higher education institutions are available for benefitted positions and certain non-benefited positions. Non-benefited positions are eligible for a retirement fund, paid time off (sick pay), as well as savings plans (available to all non-student employees). More information can be found on our Benefits website.
POSITION TITLE: Associate Dean, Arts & Humanities and Library Learning Commons
DEPARTMENT: Arts & Humanities
REPORTS TO: Dean of Arts & Humanities
POSITIONS SUPERVISED: Responsible for supervision of assigned unit and non-unit professional staff, which may also include Work Study students.
STATEMENT OF DUTIES: The Associate Dean of Arts & Humanities and Library Learning Commons (LLC) provides support and assistance to the Dean of Arts and Humanities in regard to the area's operations, management, and growth, as well as leadership and direction for the Library Learning Commons at all Bristol locations. The Associate Dean leads strategic planning for Arts and Humanities and the Library Learning Commons; offering new thinking in these areas, consistent with the college's strategic goals, as well as new strategies for the improvement of course and program delivery. The Associate Dean works collaboratively across the college to ensure shared governance, transparency, and assessment practices while helping to move the college towards comprehensive, innovative solutions to meet the evolving needs of the Bristol community.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Arts and Humanities
Assist the Dean in teaching-related activities, such as but not limited to, syllabi review, class observations, curriculum development, course scheduling, and grade disputes.
Assist the Dean in developing, establishing, and reviewing policies, strategic goals and a vision for Arts and Humanities, including the Library Learning Commons.
Collaborate with the Dean, chairs, and coordinators in professional development opportunities for staff and faculty.
Assist the Dean in recruiting and hiring for the academic area and in other areas of the institution, as needed.
Create awareness about Arts and Humanities by promoting departments and programs within the college and greater community.
Work productively and collaboratively with staff, faculty, and students to promote involvement and engagement in college-wide programs.
Collaborate with other areas of the college to synergize activities and programs that leverage teaching, research and service-related opportunities for faculty and students.
Coordinate annual program reviews, accreditation reports, and program viability reports.
Library Learning Commons (LLC)
Develop, establish, implement, and review policies and procedures for providing LLC services at all college locations and in online environments.
Develop and administer annual LLC operating budget.
Promote the LLC at all Bristol locations.
Oversee promotion of faculty involvement with the LLC's services.
Develop, establish, implement and review policies for the selection and acquisition of materials to support the educational and informational needs of students, faculty and academic programs, as well as administrative and support staff.
Oversee the development of Open Educational Resources in collaboration with Online Learning and the Lash Center for Teaching and Learning; encourage the use of open educational content within the college's academic community.
Recruit, hire, supervise, develop, and lead assigned employees, which includes but is not limited to assigned LLC staff and faculty. Conduct regular performance evaluations to ensure continuous improvement and identify potential opportunities for growth. Work closely with Human Resources to create talent development plans and implement appropriate performance improvement plans.
Assist with development of long-range plans, cost projections, space and staffing needs.
Develop, propose, and administer grants.
Analyze data and prepare reports.
Serve on college councils and committees; lead college efforts, including but not limited to, search committees and governance teams, as appropriate.
Use Bristol's digital communication tools, to include but not limited to; email, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other social media tools, to advance Bristol's social media outreach and brand to internal and external constituents.
Focus on the Commonwealth's Equity Agenda by applying related best practices throughout all job functions.
Promote a positive and inclusive work environment that supports the professional growth of staff while fostering a commitment to service excellence for faculty, staff, and students.
Perform other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Minimum of a Master's degree in Library Science.
Minimum of five years in a leadership role in the field of higher education or a related area in the discipline.
Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office, including but not limited to Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work a flexible schedule, including some nights and weekends.
Reliable transportation in order to travel to and from meetings, trainings, or campus and community locations as required.
The ability to work effectively with a diverse student body, faculty, and staff.
Ph.D. or Ed.D in higher education or related field.
Demonstrated experience in a library learning commons setting.
Demonstrated experience writing or managing grants.
Demonstrated college level teaching experience in arts and humanities-related discipline.
Demonstrated experience working at a community college.
Experience with High Impact Practices, including Open Educational Resources.
Proficiency with database software, such as Banner.
Demonstrated knowledge and consistent experience in using varied social media outlets on behalf of a business or organization that has proven to increase the digital footprint of the organization's brand.
Robust understanding and demonstrated inclusion of access, equity and student success practices.
Ability to speak a language in addition to English.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: The employee must meet the physical demands and work environment of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable those with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
POSITION STATUS: This is a full-time, non-unit position with benefits.
SALARY: Hiring salary $85,000 - $92,000, commensurate with education and experience.
TO APPLY: Please complete our online application by clicking on the "Apply" button. The position will be open to applicants for 15 calendar days from the posting date.
REQUIREMENTS TO COMPLETE APPLICATION PROCESS:
1) A completed Bristol Community College Employment Application.
2) A current resume/curriculum vitae.
3) A cover letter that demonstrates how your skills and experience meet the desired and required qualifications of the position (not limited in length).
All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. Bristol Community College is an institution that does not sponsor work authorization.
A pre-employment criminal background check will be conducted for all positions.
The college will independently verify education credentials as provided on the application. For certain positions that require a college degree, the hired candidate must supply official transcripts upon hire. Transcripts must include your name and degrees conferred.
Bristol Community College is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We value diversity and equity, and are committed to creating an all-inclusive community free from discrimination and harassment. Bristol believes that diversity, equity and inclusion among our community members is imperative to the success of our mission to serve our students well, and is the mainstay of our values.
Bristol Community College changes the world by changing lives, learner by learner.
ABOUT BRISTOL COMMUNITY COLLEGE:
Bristol Community College is a public community college accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). Bristol has core values rooted in student success and lifelong learning. For more than 50 years, Bristol has served as a leading resource for education and economic development in the region. Bristol offers a rich variety of degree, certificate, and training programs along with flexible online offerings that lead to an associate degree, a career-ready certificate, or the ability to transfer to baccalaureate colleges throughout the state and country. Bristol's Economic & Business Development area provides business solutions for organizations of all sizes and offers customized courses for individuals seeking educational and career pathways, including high school equivalency and English language proficiency programs. The college also strives to put the needs of learners first with support services and career advancement opportunities that lead to student success by reducing barriers to educational access.
Bristol Community College is nestled in charming Southeastern Massachusetts with locations in Attleboro, Fall River, New Bedford, and Taunton. Each location has something unique to offer from great restaurants in the city center of Attleboro, museums and arts in downtown New Bedford, the array of shopping and dining options in Taunton, to the beautiful suburban landscape at the Fall River campus. From city life to seaside, our locations are in close proximity to bustling metro areas such as Boston and Providence, and centrally located to the spectacular beaches and coastline of Cape Cod, Newport, Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, and Block Island.