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Assistant Dean, Learning & Engagement

Cuyahoga Community College
Ohio, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Start date
Jun 22, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Other Academic Affairs
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Plans, directs and oversees administrative functions, instructional support and projects within the Learning & Engagement department at the assigned campus.  Provides leadership in the development and oversight of departmental priorities, data analysis and participates in campus and College-wide academic strategic planning initiatives.  Two positions available:  one at our Westshore Campus in Westlake, Ohio; one at our Western Campus in Parma, Ohio.


  • Directs all aspects and operations of Adjunct Services and Center for Learning Excellence and serves as the budget unit leader
  • Provides leadership in the development and implementation of Adjunct Services and Center for Learning Excellence
  • Fosters collaboration among disciplines, works with faculty, staff and administrators College-wide to achieve a shared vision for the College
  • Supervises, develops and manages the performance of staff
  • Provides leadership for adjunct faculty training and development
  • Analyzes and responds to related faculty and staff needs
  • Provides support and consultation for faculty, staff, Program Managers, Deans, and Campus Presidents within the scope of academic scheduling and other appropriate academic functions
  • Serves as a liaison between the department and the Dean’s Council
  • Serves as a member of all campus program Advisory Committees, attends meetings and provides updates to the Dean
  • Researches and works with leadership in identifying and cultivating prospective related initiatives
  • Maintains and continuously develops internal and external partnerships in support and advancement of the Learning & Engagement department
  • Monitors and assures program quality in the compliance College policies with the associated governing bodies
  • Oversees the development, maintenance, and administration of the College’s partnership agreements with various agencies and university partners
  • Oversees the collaboration of departmental leadership to assess all related outcomes
  • May represent the Dean of Academic Affairs at internal and external meetings as needed
  • Performs other duties as assigned



  • Master’s degree
    • Significant related experience may substitute for education
  • Minimum of five years of related leadership experience in a professional setting or higher education environment
    • Demonstrated related general experience including:
    • Demonstrated teaching experience at the College level
    • Demonstrated executive experience planning, assigning, scheduling, supervising and ensuring the quality of the work of others
    • Demonstrated experience forecasting, planning, maintaining, preparing, and monitoring a business area’s budget
    • Demonstrated experience effectively making decisions that have significant, broad implications on the management and operations of a division (or equivalent business area)
    • Demonstrated effectiveness in a role requiring dynamic and abstract problem solving methods in adaptive situations


  • Possess comprehensive knowledge of Higher Education leadership theories, concepts and practices with the ability to use in complex, difficult and/or unprecedented situations as it pertains to the departmental focus
  • Possess broad based knowledge of existing and emerging pedagogies and academic delivery systems
  • Possess broad based knowledge of supporting student success
  • Ability to manage and supervise a diverse staff
  • Possess strong management skills
  • Possess a commitment to working with cross-functional teams
  • Possess a commitment to professional development and continuous learning and improvement
  • Possess excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Possess strong organizational and time-management skills
  • Demonstrated creative thinker and a problem solver
  • Ability to work accurately with great attention to detail
  • Possess advanced-level project management skills
  • Possess basic-level Blackboard skills (or equivalent program)
  • Possess intermediate-level Banner skills (or equivalent program)
  • Possess intermediate-level skills with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Possess basic-level skills with Microsoft Access
  • Ability to independently set goals and determine best course of action to achieve desired results
  • Ability to confidentially and discreetly handle subject matters requiring privacy and sensitivity
  • Ability to facilitate top-level collaboration while managing sensitive issues
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with key contacts to enhance work flow and quality
  • Possess sensitivity to respond appropriately to the needs of a diverse population



  • Collaboration
  • Adaptability
  • Quality of Work


  • Service Focus
  • Communications


  • Time Utilization
  • Continuous Improvement



  • Earned Doctorate degree in a related field


(The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • The work is performed in a normal, professional office environment; 
  • The work area is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated;
  • Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform the duties of the job and will perform repetitive motions with hands/fingers using a computer mouse and keyboard to type.  However, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying of light items such as papers, files, pamphlets, books, etc.;
  • Work may also require walking and standing in conjunction with travel to and attendance at meetings and conferences away from the worksite

Special Note:

Special Instructions to Applicants: During the application process, you may be required to attach a cover letter and/or resume.  It is recommended that you have these documents ready to be attached electronically to the online application.  This system accepts only MS Word or PDF attachments.  Any employment with the College is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background check and drug screen.

Affirmative Action Statement: Cuyahoga Community College is committed to attaining excellence through the recruitment and retention of a qualified and diverse workforce. Cuyahoga Community College is an equal employment/educational opportunity institution.

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