Public Safety, Allied Health, and Human Services (PSAHHS) Dean

Virginia, United States
$75,000.00 - $95,000.00
Jan 28, 2021
Position Type
Administrative, Deans
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Public Safety, Allied Health, and Human Services (PSAHHS) Dean

Role Title: 12 month - Admin – Instructor
Hiring Range:
$75,000 - $95,000
Open Until Filled:

Job Description:
The Dean provides strategic leadership and operational oversight for the college’s Division, with responsibility for degree credit programs, Career Studies Certificates and Workforce trainings. As part of an academic management team pursuing excellence through collaboration and creation of a learner-centered environment, the position reports to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Workforce Development. The Dean implements divisions goals and objectives related to the college’s strategic plan; oversees program and course development and evaluations; promotes and maintains relationships with community agencies, organizations and businesses that support the division; recommends the hiring of full-time and adjunct faculty and division staff; evaluates full-time and adjunct faculty and divisions staff; implements college policies and procedures appropriate to division operations; manages operations of relevant grants and contracts; manages the divisions budget and expenditures; and ensures compliance with state mandated performance measures, regional accreditation requirements, and standards for professional program accreditation.

The Division for Public Safety, Allied Health and Human Services contains a wide variety of academic programs including Associate of Science degrees, Associate of Applied Science degrees, Certificates, and Career Studies Certificates that support direct transfer to 4-year colleges and universities, as well as direct pathways to careers. The academic disciplines include Fire Science Technology, Emergency Medical Services, Health Science, Dental Hygiene, Nursing, Economics, Administration of Justice, and Paralegal Studies.

KSA’s/Required Qualifications:

  1. A master’s degree in field or a master’s degree with 18 graduate semester credit hours from a regionally accredited college or university in a discipline served by the Division.
  2. Experience in curriculum development, assessment and accreditation, integrated higher education student information systems and development and application of academic policies and procedures.
  3. Specialized knowledge and experience in:
    • Implementing best practices and innovative strategies that support teaching and learning.
    • Supervising personnel, training methodologies, and communication techniques.
    • Planning, implementing, and monitoring of budgets.
    • Managing and developing curriculum.
  4. Skills:
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Financial management and strong analytical skills.
    • Exceptional presentation skills.
    • Strong customer service skills.
    • Leadership ability for team oriented environment.
    • Superior strategic and tactical planning skills.
  5. Ability to:
    • Work cooperatively with multiple constituencies, both internal and external.
    • Write effective and accurate reports.
    • Maintain confidential and sensitive information.
    • Resolve problems and to develop relevant alternatives and recommendations.
    • Manage multiple tasks, be organized and detail oriented.
    • Work at all campus and off site locations.
    • Work independently and as a part of a project team to meet deadlines.
    • Train staff and campus services programs and policies.
    • Ability to use current administrative and instructional information technology hardware, software, platforms, and social media.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in education leadership, educational administration or any related field.
  • Extensive/progressive experience with one or more of the following: dual enrollment, early college, and college readiness in conjunction with regional high schools; developmental mathematics; honors; student cohorts and learning communities; service learning.
  • Familiarity with SACSCOC accreditation standards as well as any applicable specialized accreditation, certification, and licensure requirements.
  • Teaching and/or administrative experience at a college or university and experience with college transfer and career & technical programs.

Special Instructions to Applicants
The search will remain open until the position is filled; however, to be considered for the initial screening, candidates should submit a complete application package by January 31, 2021. Complete application packages will include a cover letter, resume, and unofficial copies of college transcripts related to the degree requirement. All transcripts from foreign institutions of higher education must be verified by an evaluation agency.

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Virginia’s Community College System, an EEO employer, welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds and recognizes the benefits of a diverse workforce. Therefore, the VCCS is committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications. We prohibit discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disabilities, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, political affiliation, veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors.