Dean of Sciences and Health Professions

Rochester Community and Technical College
Minnesota, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Feb 19, 2021
Position Type
Administrative, Deans
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

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.

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Required Qualifications

•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.
•Budget experience.
•Experience in staffing development and evaluation.
•Evidence of an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Preferred Qualifications

•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.