The Dean of Liberal Arts and STEM directs instructional management functions and applicable operational aspects of the Liberal Arts and STEM disciplines and programs. This includes promoting, enhancing and maintaining all functions and assignments, implementing policies and procedures that fulfill the philosophy, mission and goals of the college.
The Dean will also provide leadership in several priority areas:
Initiate, recruit, organize search process, interview and recommend to the Vice President of Academic Affairs and the College President the employment of new staff and provide ongoing leadership for all staff.
Develop and submit annual budgets for the assigned divisions.
Establish and maintain positive and effective communications necessary to the successful operation of the college.
Provide leadership in college planning efforts.
Facilitate campus implementation of system wide initiatives such as Equity by Design and Guide Leaning Pathways.
We are a proud equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, and we seek applicants with deep connections to the cultural communities to which our students belong. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.
Type and Length of Experience:
Five years of experience in academic leadership, project leadership in higher education, and/or college level teaching.
Experience with quality improvement.
Experience with diverse populations.
Experience developing partnerships and building collaborative relationships.
Experience with accreditation processes.
Experience developing and managing budgets.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including group and public speaking
Doctorate in related field or in Educational Leadership
Type and Length of Experience:
Experience with campus-wide learning assessment
Experience administering union contracts and other human resource functions
Experience with Learning Communities
Experience with Processes related to Program Accreditation
Knowledge of innovative programs and pedagogy designed to serve diverse, non-traditional, and adult students.
Knowledge of technical college organization, curriculum, goals, vision, fiscal regulations, and procedures.
Founded in 1970 Dakota County Technical College (DCTC) is a public, two-year technical college in Rosemount, Minnesota. DCTC offers about 150 programs . DCTC will allows students the possibility to go right into work force after graduation. Students who graduate from DCTC gave a 90% chance of getting a job after graduation. DCTC has over 2,000 students, and a very diverse culture. Students of color make up about 20 percent of the population. 35.2 percent of students are low income and eligible for Pell grants. Dakota County Technical College is a public two-year institution of higher education dedicated to the philosophy that there is dignity in all work and value in individual growth and learning. It is the philosophy of the college that all of its students should have access to quality education that prepares them for rewarding careers. The college values its role in contributing to economic development by providing a knowledgeable and skilled workforce. The college views itself as a full partner in the higher education community and recognizes its contribution to lifelong learning.
The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave. For more information on insurance benefits, please visit https://mn.gov/mmb/segip/.
Dakota County Technical College endeavors to serve students within nearby communities, as well as those coming from countries around the world. The majority of students work toward degrees and diplomas in a variety of programs to prepare them for employment. However, the college is also proud of its general education department, whose courses are part of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum. As members of a student-centered organization, all employees, faculty members and administrators are focused on ways to continuously improve student learning within the college's mission. Along the way, DCTC has become a leader in delivering sustainable technologies, service-learning opportunities, and community engagement into the curricula of most programs.