Location: Lowell, MA Category: Full-time Staff Posted On: Mon Oct 4 2021 Job Description:
Title: Dean of Health
Unit: Non-unit Professional (NUP)
Department: Academic Affairs, Division of Nursing and Allied Health
Reports To: Provost and Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs
General Summary: Under the direction of the Provost and Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs, the Dean of Health is responsible for providing academic leadership and administrative oversight for the Health Division at Middlesex Community College. The Dean of Health is accountable for team performance and supports managers in their roles to meet the College's and divisional goals. The Dean carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with Middlesex Community College's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; creating an environment which supports innovative teaching and learning; appraising performance and implementing improvement plans when necessary; resolving problems and concerns presented by faculty and students. The individual who serves in this position is equity-minded and committed to expansive excellence, inclusion, diversity, equity, and continuous professional improvement.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Ensures integrity, excellence, and ongoing development of the academic programs and disciplines within the division while responding to Workforce needs. Programs include: Sonography, Medical Assisting, Medical Laboratory Technician, Nursing, Radiology Technology, Dental Assisting, Dental Hygiene, Dental Laboratory Technology, and Academy of Health Professions.
Provides leadership and oversight for planning, assessment, development and administration of the personnel, curriculum, programs, operations, facilities and equipment within the division.
Provides leadership, encouragement, and supervision to the program chairs, coordinators, and directors of each academic program within the division to ensure the development and implementation of institutional and divisional initiatives.
Provides management and oversight of the Nursing, Dental Hygiene and Allied Health Programs, directly supervising the Director of Nursing, Director of Dental Hygiene Education and the Director of the Academy of Health Professions.
Ensures the integration/coordination of programs and initiatives within the division.
Promotes and maintains responsive community relations. Represents the division and college in external activities and initiatives.
Functions as part of the Provost's leadership team, serving on the Academic and Student Affairs Council, Enrollment Working Group and the Workforce Development Council.
Establishes, maintains, and monitors policies that provide for optimal educational practices in the division.
Provides oversight of articulation agreements to ensure appropriate educational and career pathways for programs within the division.
Ensures compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and accrediting bodies' regulations and criteria.
Develops and oversee grants to support activities in the division.
Collaborates with personnel from other departments and Academic Divisions to ensure effective program implementation.
Resolves student and faculty issues; collaborates with others as necessary to achieve resolution. Oversees all faculty and student grievance procedures and insures adherence to college affirmative action and Title IX policies. Addresses any appeals of the Health Programs Student Review Committee's decisions.
Maintains adjunct faculty data for Nursing, Dental Hygiene and Allied Health assignments including pay, number of hours worked, sick time calculations and course assignments.
Promotes expansive excellence for diverse students, faculty, staff and community members.
Administers specific components of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, including reviewing the workload for full-time faculty, evaluating faculty and department chairs, making recommendations for contract renewal, promotion, tenure, and sabbatical requests. Addresses employee relations issues through consultation with Human Resources while ensuring alignment with collective bargaining agreements and personnel handbooks.
Determines priorities for budgetary expenditures; develops division budget and technology requests; monitors budgets and electronically approves purchase requests.
Executes the academic vision of the Provost by developing and implementing college and divisional activities consistent with the college's mission and strategic direction.
Performs other related duties as required.
Master's degree and seven to ten years of related experience in the health or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Commitment to the mission and philosophy of the college with a strong understanding and respect for the goals of college activities.
Leadership, planning, management, organizational and supervisory skills.
Ability to think strategically and develop relevant and realistic plans, programs, and goals for the college.
Ability to recognize college-wide priorities and work cooperatively and collaboratively to support their accomplishment.
Financial management and negotiation skills.
Ability to market programs and ideas; to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; to establish positive public relations, and to work collaboratively with people to set and achieve common goals.
Experience in curriculum development.
Ability to interpret other legal and administrative requirements related to the division.
Experience with equity-minded work and working with individuals of diverse identities such as socioeconomic level, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity and veterans, including those with different levels of academic preparation and varying physical and learning abilities.
Doctoral Degree preferred.
Understanding of and commitment to the role of the community college in higher education.
Knowledge of cultural competency skills framework.
Bilingual skills a plus.
This is a Full-Time Non-Unit Professional position, 37.5 hours per week with benefits.
Salary Range: $105,000-$120,000 actual salary commensurate with academic background and experience. Employees of Middlesex Community College are considered employees of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and receive benefits which include:
High quality and affordable health insurance through the Commonwealth's Group Insurance Commission (GIC)
Reasonable Dental and Vision Plans
Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs
Low cost basic and optional life insurance
Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension or Optional Retirement Program (ORP) and Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan or 403(b).
12 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time
Tuition Benefit for employees and dependents at state colleges and universities
Short-Term Disability and Extended Illness program participation options
Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities
Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
Cell Phone Bill Discounts with Verizon and T-Mobile Cell Phone Carriers
Access to the Commonwealth's Mass4You, employee assistance program
Location: Primarily MCC's Lowell Campus with occasional travel to Bedford Campus as needed.
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Expected start date: November 2021
Application Deadline: October 29, 2021
The College will not sponsor applicants for work visa.
At Middlesex Community College, everyone teaches, everyone learns. Collaborative in nature and innovative in practice, we educate, engage, and empower a diverse community of learners. Through transformative opportunities, we challenge and support every student to succeed and lead. Recognizing equity and inclusion as the foundation for excellence and creativity, Middlesex Community College meets the evolving educational, civic and workforce needs of our local and global communities.