Ivy Tech Community College | Dean – Schools of Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering and Applied Science & Information Technology (AMEAS & IT) – Lake County, IN
Posting DateDecember 23, 2020
Location of Position
Lake County, IN
Ivy Tech Community College prepares Indiana residents to learn, live, and work in a diverse and globally competitive environment by delivering professional, technical, transfer, and lifelong education. Through its affordable, open-access education and training programs, the College enhances the development of Indiana’s citizens and communities and strengthens its economy. Ivy Tech Community College is the state's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system.
Duties and Responsibilities
Serves as principal academic and administrative leader of the designated School(s) working to achieve the College’s mission and strategic plan initiatives. The Dean has the responsibility for, planning, budgeting, scheduling, staffing, curriculum, instruction, program and instructional quality, student academic success and other academic matters. This position actively represents and promotes the School(s) and the College to students, business and industry, parents, professional organizations, secondary and post-secondary articulation partners, and other relevant constituencies. The Dean may deliver assigned classes in accordance with College loading policy and course objectives as needed. Proactively and in collaboration with Corporate College, identifies opportunities and challenges for the School(s) particularly in the context of linkages to economic sectors, current and future workforce needs and instructional resources, the College’s Strategic Plan. This position performs all of the essential functions as identified below.
LEADERSHIP: Work with the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and School Vice President to support the College’s mission, strategic planning and College development initiatives. Proactively link with business and industry in regards to current and future College curricula within the division. Work with Vice Chancellor, School Vice President, individual program and department chairs, and other faculty to plan for curriculum development, modifications and deletions; set priorities for resource needs and provide program analysis. Recommend instructional and general policies, conduct meetings to facilitate planning and collegial decision-making and to keep staff informed about issues and projects for the overall College instructional program. Maintain current knowledge of trends and innovations in post-secondary education. Participate in scholarly activities related to the discipline/focus. Provide leadership for program improvement, development, and review and recommend changes to maintain relevance of academic programs and to meet student, business and industry, workforce and community needs. Promote excellence in learning centered teaching and promote faculty engagement in scholarly activities. Link the College’s Strategic Plan with School strategies, objectives and initiatives. Ensure School’s compliance with applicable policies, accreditation standards and legal requirements.
INSTRUCTION: See responsibilities noted under “Instruction” in the Faculty Job Description if a teaching load is assigned.
ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT: Coordinate with Student Affairs and Marketing and Communications activities for student recruitment, advising, registration, retention, graduation and other promotional activities. Develop secondary and post-secondary linkages, including the facilitation of high school-based dual credit initiatives. Facilitate the development of course schedules conducive to student enrollment. Participate in career services and alumni activities.
RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: Develop and manage the School budget consistent with college policy and sound financial management principles. Facilitate data-driven analysis of information regarding curriculum related matters. Facilitate program review process in timely manner. Identify and prioritize School needs, secure available funding, and strategically allocate and re-allocate resources. Confer with faculty regarding ideas for program improvement to find resources for development through grants, College development initiatives and special projects. Work with the Regional Development Office to identify and secure specific fundraising opportunities that support the priorities and needs of the School.
STAFFING: Interview and participate in selecting employees; orient, train, supervise, develop, evaluate, mentor, counsel, and terminate personnel according to established policies and procedures. Facilitate assignment of faculty to classes, monitor schedules and workload for accuracy throughout the semester.
ADVISING AND STUDENT SUCCESS: Work with faculty and staff to assess students and continuously monitor their progress for success. Ensure compliance with College policy to resolve student issues and assist faculty and staff to refer issues (student behavior, grade changes, etc.) to appropriate departments. Provide student advising support as assigned.
INSTITUTIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICE: Participate in department, campus and college-wide committees. Serve discipline by providing leadership and participation in appropriate professional associations and organizations.
COMMUNITY RELATIONS/OUTREACH: Communicate with leaders in the private and public sectors and in educational agencies to determine needs for new courses and programs and establish advisory committees as appropriate. Directly work with Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Division Vice President for promotion of the School and College development initiatives. Facilitate academic partnerships between the School and four-year transfer institutions; assure maximum course articulation for students. Participate and provide professional expertise to aid or lead organizations that create linkages between the college and the community.
The above list of duties is not to be construed as an exhaustive list. Other duties logically associated with the position may be assigned.
- Required: Master’s degree, minimum 3 years applicable industry experience; minimum five years related teaching experience and a minimum two years or equivalency of relevant teaching or training experience required; meets faculty credentials per ASOM 7.1 for at least one program within the division for which oversight is assigned; evidence of ongoing professional development and maintaining currency in the field. Demonstrated competency in supervision and leadership. A combination of industry with teaching/training experience may be considered in lieu of specific years’ experience noted above.
- Position requires sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of the College students and employees.
- Fully supports the College’s mission and strategic plan initiatives.
- Selected candidate for employment will be subject to pre-employment background checks, including criminal history check, and any offer of employment will be contingent upon that outcome.
Experience with secondary and post-secondary partnerships or community partnerships; evidence of contributions to the community and to the profession; involved in a workforce development initiative, service on an industry council, or other related activity.
Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana is an accredited, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity or status as a veteran.