Academic Dean, Business/Information Technology

Iowa, United States
Salary Not specified
Feb 01, 2021
Position Type
Administrative, Deans
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

JOB SUMMARY: Serve as district-wide chief administrative officer of academic departments and programs.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Provide leadership, strategic planning and resources for faculty and staff in academic departments and programs. Coordinate the development, implementation and evaluation of departmental curricula and course schedules district-wide in cooperation with provosts, online dean and other district-wide support personnel. Supervise department faculty and staff; recommend personnel actions related to hiring, firing, compensation, performance evaluation, individual development plans, Quality Faculty Plan compliance, training, leave, discipline, grievances, work schedules and assignments; administer personnel and related policies and procedures, collective bargaining agreements and the EEO/AA plan. Develop, recommend for approval and manage the departmental budget. Oversee purchase and usage of properties and materials. Provide leadership, support and participate in fundraising endeavors and other external funding initiatives. Administer grants and ensure compliance. Resolve student issues and complaints in cooperation with appropriate faculty and student services staff. Establish and maintain a system of effective communication among all departmental functions and between campuses. Collaborate with other departments, provosts and area high schools to establish and maintain partnerships for delivering educational programs. Recommend, and upon approval, implement the advisory committee member selection process and ensure that meetings are held and documented. Administer operation of facilities, centers and clinics associated with specific academic programs. Facilitate the accreditation, assessment and evaluation process for programs. Ensure proper certification of departmental faculty. Perform other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in higher education administration or related, business administration, or in an academic discipline offered by the department with a minimum of 18 graduate semester credits in the discipline. Five years of education administration experience that includes a combination of both managerial and supervisory experience including supervision of full-time instructional staff or other related supervisory experience. Experience as a department or program chair may be used for the managerial experience. Supervisory experience includes the use of independent judgement and authority in the fulfillment of the responsibility to hire, evaluate, assign, reward, discipline, and direct employees. Experience with instruction and development of programs or courses designed for diverse student populations. Demonstrated excellent communication and human relation skills. Demonstrated knowledge in planning, organizing, administering and assessment of student services and programs. Demonstrated competence in budget planning and management. Demonstrated knowledge of alternative learning delivery methods, primarily online learning management systems. Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equal opportunity, and the academic, intellectual, and social development of all students and employees. Demonstrated competency in strategic planning. Demonstrated leadership experience in a multi-campus site work environment with a diverse range of activities and people. Demonstrated ability to promote collaboration, teamwork and partnerships with internal and external constituents. Experience with mediation and conflict resolution or judicial affairs. Demonstrated commitment to teaching, learning and student development. Knowledge of current software applications.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Eight years or more of education administration experience that includes supervision. Three years or more experience in the instruction or supervision of instruction, or course development for a diverse student population. Administrative and/or teaching experience in a community college. Experience working with student issues including discipline and disability accommodations. Experience working with community partnerships, service agencies or external program accreditation organizations. Spoken and written proficiency in a foreign language.





  • Lift Floor to Waist < 10 lbs
  • Carry < 10 lbs x 100 ft
  • Push/pull horizontal 10 lbs x 18 in
  • Lateral Pinch* Forward reach
  • Crouch
  • Neck Flexion, Extension & Rotation
  • Fine Motor Coordination
  • Hand & Foot Coordination
  • Stand
  • Ability to be Mobile

A mobility accommodation is accepted where applicable, but may not be supported by all DMACC campus facilities and/or employee classifications.

Physical Demand Category: Light

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