ASSOCIATE DEAN – HEALTH SCIENCES AND CAREER PROGRAMS
MALCOLM X COLLEGE
City Colleges of Chicago (CCC)
, the largest community
college system in Illinois, is made up of seven colleges and five
satellite sites, providing more than 70,000 students each year
access to a quality, affordable education.
Reporting to the Dean – Health Sciences and Career Programs,
theAssociate Dean – Health Sciences and Career Programs
collaboratively with the Dean and senior leadership in the
management of the department’s programs, and the oversight of
faculty and Staff.
TheAssociate Dean – Health Sciences and Career
provides leadership in the planning development and
implementation of programs and operations, supporting senior
leadership and faculty and working with external partners to ensure
students receive high-quality instruction and work-based learning
opportunities for in-demand health careers such as dental hygiene,
medical assisting, and career programs such as child development
and cybersecurity. Performs related duties as required.
- Provides leadership and coordination in the design,
implementation and continuous improvement of credit and certificate
programs, in alignment with current and emerging industry
- Works collaboratively with faculty and industry partners on
curriculum development and the implementation of courses and
programs, with a focus on teaching excellence, student learning and
success, assessment of outcomes, and the continuous improvement of
- Cultivates productive partnerships with industry and business
partners and maintains day-to-day relationships, working
collaboratively to assess the relevancy of coursework, identify
emerging skills and hiring trends, and to procure new internship
and externship opportunities.
- Administers apprenticeships and internships for programs, and
provides administrative support to practicum programming and
capstone courses required for the completion of various
- Identifies and recommends staffing needs to the Dean.
Interviews and recommends selection of faculty. Evaluates faculty
and recommends retention or non-retention.
- Develops and implements a comprehensive orientation program for
faculty and staff, in conjunction with Human Resources at the
college and District level.
- Provides for effective communication between college
administration and faculty to ensure the integrity of the
educational programs, the currency of the offerings, and the
introduction of appropriate new technologies within the
- Pursues and follows through with issues of concern and assists
in resolving problems, including but not limited to student or
faculty complaints, and follows appropriate procedures for their
- In support of the Dean, works closely with Department
Chairpersons to maintain academic and logistical operations
including course scheduling, faculty assignment, and ordering of
- Supervises faculty and staff and has accountability for
indirect reports. Promotes and facilitates professional development
and application of new teaching strategies.
- Prepares budgets in cooperation with the Business Office.
Assists in monitoring budget expenditures; develops and implements
procedures for the request, purchase and maintenance of
instructional equipment and supplies; ensures appropriate inventory
- Works with the Registrar’s Office to facilitate seamless
registration processes for program students consistent with
District policies and procedures.
- Ensures compliance with accreditation standards; participates
in ICCB mandated program reviews, HLC institutional accreditation
activities and accreditation processes for individual
- Within guidelines set by Board/union collective bargaining
agreements, evaluates full- and part-time faculty to ensure
continuity of quality classroom instruction.
- Coordinates and directs the evaluation, review and
implementation of innovative curriculum additions and revisions,
course outlines and syllabi and textbook selection.
- Writes proposals to seek external funding for specific projects
and initiatives that require support beyond the District’s
- Participates in conducting research and assists in managing
projects on issues relating to student outcomes and success,
program development, industry needs and workforce trends.
- Represents the college to community organizations and
participates on district-wide committees.
- A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a
Health Science, Healthcare discipline, Education, or related
- Doctorate degree in a health profession strongly preferred
(i.e. Ed.D, PhD, Dr.PH, etc.)
- Two (2) years of documented substantial administrative
experience as Department Chair, Assistant Dean and/or Program
Director in health sciences or career programs, OR two (2) years of
supervisory experience in a healthcare setting or leading project
- Minimum of two (2) years FT or five (5) years PT teaching
experience in a higher education setting
- Experience working in a unionized, higher education setting
- Strong management, administrative and leadership skills
- Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal
- Knowledge of project management principles and experience in
leading project teams
- Strong project management skills
- Knowledge and experience in the development of health career
programs, program review and evaluation, and student learning
- Knowledge and experience in leading/managing higher education
accreditation reviews and processes
- Knowledge of instructional design for campus and online
instruction and experience in integrating appropriate technology
into the curriculum
- Knowledge and experience in grant writing and
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity and multiculturalism in
one’s work experience
- Must be able to prioritize and meet deadlines in a timely
- Ability to handle situations with tact, persuasiveness, and
- Must be able to work some evenings and weekends. Travel in and
out of District may be required.
- Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel,
: Excellent health benefits at a low cost;
Investment plans 403(b) & 457(b); SURS Retirement Plan;
Generous vacation, holidays, personal and sick days; Tuition
Reimbursement. For a more detailed overview of benefits please
visit our benefits page.
For the second time in three years, Malcolm X College was selected
as a Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges award winner!
The award is given by the National Institute for Staff and
Organizational Development (NISOD), a membership organization
committed to promoting and celebrating excellence in teaching and
leadership at community and technical colleges, and Diverse: Issues
in Higher Education, a leading academic publication.
MXC was recognized for its best-in-class student and staff
recruitment and retention practices, inclusive learning and working
environments, and meaningful community service and engagement
Chicago residency is required for all full-time employees within
6 months of hire.
We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action
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