Under the administrative direction of the Vice President of Academic Affairs, (VPAA) this position sets the vision and is responsible for the Sciences and Health Professions division of academic affairs. The division includes the following programmatic areas: Alcohol and Drug Counseling; Cancer Registry Management; Child, Youth and Family Studies; Dental Assistant; Dental Hygiene; Emergency Medical Technician; Health Unit Coordinator; Health Information Management Careers; Human Services; Nursing (Associate Degree Nursing, Nursing Assistant, Practical Nursing); Sciences (Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Engineering, Environmental Science, Laboratory Science, Natural Science and Physics); and Surgical Technology. In addition, the dean is responsible for supervision of joint programs held with the Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences (Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist, Clinical Neurophysiology Technology, Histology Technician and Emergency Medicine Paramedic programs). The dean provides both day-to-day management of and visionary leadership for the above academic areas, including obtaining and maintaining national and/or state accreditation as applicable, strategic and academic planning, assessment and continuous quality improvement. This position provides vision for the division in related curricular and co-curricular arenas including but not restricted to liaison work with the Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences, Destination Medical Center, and new science and healthcare program development. The dean serves in a leadership capacity on the RCTC President's Management Team. This position also interacts and coordinates curricular and related efforts with K-12, Minnesota State colleges and universities and other Higher Education partners. As a part of the College's academic leadership team, this position works with community organizations, industry partners and workforce development to understand and address local and regional workforce needs.
To review the full position description: https://www.rctc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Dean-of-Sciences-HealthProfessions.pdf
Master's degree in a discipline reflective of this position's current, new or prospective division programming, or related field.
Five years' experience in post-secondary education that includes supervision of faculty and instructional programs.
Two years' higher education teaching experience.
Demonstrated experience in educational program and/or curriculum design and development.
Experience in staffing development and evaluation.
Evidence of an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
Earned Doctorate in a discipline reflective of this position's current, new or prospective division programming, or related field.
Experience with strategic planning and evidence of systematic decision making.
Ability to work and previous experience working in fast-paced, multi-faceted, environment.
Knowledge and experience with accreditation processes.
Demonstrated success in fostering collaborative working relationships.
Evidence of highly developed interpersonal, communication, organizational and facilitation skills.
Evidence of experience with developing strategic partnerships.
Evidence of professional leadership.
Demonstrated commitment to fostering diversity.
Experience working in a collective bargaining environment.
Only complete applications will be considered. A complete application will include the following: cover letter that addresses the qualifications and experiences required; resume/Curriculum Vitae; copies of transcript(s) -undergraduate and graduate (official transcripts will be required at the time of hire); and copies of professional licenses, if required for qualification purposes.
In accordance with the Minnesota State College and Universities Vehicle Fleet Safety program, employees driving on college business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to Minnesota State's vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.
Established in 1915, Rochester Community and Technical College is the largest higher education provider in the fastest-growing city in Minnesota, serving more than 7,500 students a year in credit courses and nearly 4,000 in non-credit continuing and workforce education programs. RCTC combines the best in liberal arts, technical, and life-long learning with more than 70 credit-based programs and over 100 credential options. RCTC's expansive 518-acre campus includes university partnerships, a diverse student body, and a vibrant student life program. RCTC provides a unique learning environment that offers the feel of a four-year university campus with the commitment to access and opportunity of a two-year college.
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is the third-largest system of higher education in the United States. It is comprised of 30 two-year colleges, seven four-year state universities with a total of 54 campuses located in 47 Minnesota communities. The System serves approximately 350,000 students each year, and produces 38,000 graduates annually. For more information about the Minnesota State system, please view its website at www.MinnState.edu.
RCTC/State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefit package including life, health and dental insurance, a retirement program, tuition waiver for employee and dependents, tax sheltered annuity program (403b), a deferred compensation plan (457), and professional development funds, as well as a variety of other benefits (generous personal or vacation leave and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year) defined by individual collective bargaining agreements.
Desired Start Date: 07/01/2021
Internal Number: 1520
About Rochester Community & Technical College
Rochester Community and Technical College was founded in 1915 on a motion by Dr. Charles Mayo to the Rochester School Board. Rochester is Minnesota's oldest - and one of the nation's oldest - original community colleges. The 2005-2006 academic year marked RCTC's 90th anniversary. The college serves approximately 7,500 students in credit-based enrollments and 3,000 in noncredit courses.