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Associate Dean, Health Science and Careers Programs

City Colleges of Chicago
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Aug 2, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Education, Education Administration & Leadership, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Curriculum & Instructional Development, Faculty Affairs, Other Academic Affairs, Deans
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Full Time
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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 Programsworks 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 Programsprovides 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 needs.
  • 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 programs.
  • 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 programs.
  • 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 department.
  • 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 resolution.
  • In support of the Dean, works closely with Department Chairpersons to maintain academic and logistical operations including course scheduling, faculty assignment, and ordering of textbooks.
  • 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 control processes.
  • 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 programs.
  • 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 capabilities.
  • 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 field
  • 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 teams.
  • 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 desirable
  • Strong management, administrative and leadership skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • 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 outcomes assessment
  • 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 administration
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and multiculturalism in one’s work experience
  • Must be able to prioritize and meet deadlines in a timely manner
  • Ability to handle situations with tact, persuasiveness, and diplomacy
  • 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, PowerPoint, Outlook).

WE OFFER : 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 opportunities.

Chicago residency is required for all full-time employees within 6 months of hire.
We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
Thank you for your interest in City Colleges of Chicago!

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