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Dean of Instruction BEACAHMPS (A01031)

Montgomery College
Maryland, United States
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Aug 2, 2021

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Job TitleDean of Instruction BEACAHMPS (A01031)

Job Description SummaryMontgomery College, located just north of Washington, D.C. in Maryland, invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of Instruction, Business, Economics, Accounting, Computer Applications, Hospitality Management and Paralegal Studies (BEACAHMPS) #A01031. On three campuses, at off-site locations and online, over 21,000 credit students are enrolled at Montgomery College in more than 130 programs of study. The College was recently named a best online community college by Premium Schools and in 2018 the Chronicle of Higher Education ranked Montgomery College as the most diverse mainland community college in the nation. In 2020, the paralegal program in the BEACAHMPS area received approval by the American Bar Association.

The successful candidate will be committed to leading in a multi-cultural, two-year environment and welcome the opportunity to lead initiatives that further the success of students throughout their educational journey leveraging opportunities to address these students’ diverse learning abilities and needs. The top three institutions where students in the BEACAHMPS program transfer include the University of Maryland, College Park, the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and the University of Maryland, Global Campus. Over 3,000 students graduate from a program in the BEACAHMPS area every year. Over the last four years, over 13,000 students graduated from a program in the BEACAHMPS area.

As a senior academic officer for BEACAHMPS, the instructional dean is an innovator who has a vision for his/her area in the post-pandemic college and who works collaboratively with his/her faculty and staff, the Vice President and Provost, and fellow deans in the Arts, Business, Education, English and Social Sciences (ABEESS) unit and local stakeholders to achieve the College’s mission and support economic recovery and vitality in the region. The BEACAHMPS dean is also responsible for creating a shared vision within the BEACAHMPS area and providing effective strategic leadership that advances the College’s Strategic Plan, MC2025, and the academic affairs division goals which include: Increase graduation, increase transfer, decrease time to degree, decrease cost of degree, align curricula with four-year institutions, and align curricula with the needs of business and industry.

As an institutional leader and manager of career-relevant, business and professional programs that include the highly ranked Macklin Business Institute and the Southern Management Leadership Program, the BEACAHMPS dean needs to possess the skills necessary to continually enhance and expand the reach of these programs within the College, with four-year institution partners, and with current and prospective donors. The BEACAHMPS dean will work collaboratively with the College’s workforce development and continuing education unit (WDCE) and the Universities at Shady Grove (USG) to increase citizen access to career credentials and foster educational pathways that support the economic vitality and recovery of the County and State. Further, the dean also garners support for the College’s business and professional programs from donor, alumni, internal and external stakeholders, including non-profit and for-profit sectors, government and other educational and business-related organizations.

The dean oversees the day-to-day administration of the BEACAHMPS area, managing its capital, human, fiscal, and other critical resources. The ideal candidate for this position will be a visionary, transformative, inclusive, and deliberative leader with the ability to act as a catalyst for developing the business and related alliances to foster student academic achievement and business leaders’ investment to support the goals of a large, diverse community college in a major metropolitan area.

Under general direction, the incumbent is responsible for providing executive direction in the implementation of academic programs and services, and for curriculum development, budget administration, faculty hiring, evaluation, and development, and maintaining academic standards within the unit. Leads and motivates a diverse team of faculty and staff, fostering effective working relationships with all internal and external stakeholders.

Work contacts include administrators, faculty, staff, students, general public, and education, government, and community organizations.

Overall Essential Functions:

• Provides academic and professional leadership for the maintenance of high
standards in instruction, curriculum and program development,
implementation and maintenance; recommends and approves finalization of
course offerings, staffing assignments, and facilitates schedules in
accordance with established guidelines for each semester as directed and
approved by the provost of the campus; provides direction on academic
regulations and student code of conduct matters.
• Provides administrative and visionary leadership to faculty and staff
regarding short and long-range planning and programming, and regarding the
development and evaluation of new courses and curriculums to include
expanding services to the community both on-campus and off-campus;
responds to community and industry needs by leading the development of
new programs; identifies resource needs; develops and implements budgets
and provides fiscal oversight, including authorizing and monitoring
expenditures to ensure that internal College funds and external grant funds
are expended within federal, state, and local guidelines and priorities.
• Supervises, processes and makes recommendations regarding selection,
salary placement, retention, and termination of full-time, part-time, and
substitute faculty, including recommendations relative to contracts, rank,
tenure, and salary placement; determines the assignment of faculty to
department chair, coordinator, or other roles or responsibilities; approves and
monitors teaching load assignments; supervises and evaluates the
performance of area faculty and staff; serves as overall supervisor for staff
and student employees in area of responsibility, recommending assignment
of positions and making recommendations regarding selection, evaluation,
retention, and termination of staff.
• Develops and maintains critical relationships with external stakeholders and
community organizations; represents Montgomery College, the campus,
and/or the area in internal and external meetings and events that provide
service and benefit the unit, to advance the goals of the education and
training programs and communicate, and to advocate for the needs of the
area’s learners, including representing the College at general public, and
education, government, and community organizational meetings; ensures a
student-centered focus by balancing College, campus, and community
• Acts for the Provost and other deans during their absence.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Description

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in one or more of the disciplines supervised.
  • Minimum of five years of experience as a department chair or equivalent administrative experience. Progressively responsible managerial experience at the department level and above.
  • Thorough knowledge of College policies and procedures and the disciplines, operations, functions and services of assigned academic area.
  • Knowledge of: educational administration and supervision; teaching, curriculum development, faculty recruitment and development; and, budget management.
  • Skill in: the use of Microsoft Office Suite; effective communications, including interpersonal relations; making presentations; organization agility; resource allocation; strategic and tactical planning; and budget and resources management.
  • Ability to: ensure a student-centered focus which balances the college, campus, business, and community perspectives; ensure and advocate for quality instruction and services; inspire and encourage innovation in teaching and learning; develop partnerships with local schools, businesses, and community agencies.
  • Eligible applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States and not require an employer visa sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Doctorate preferred.
  • College teaching experience, preferably with undergraduates.

Salary Range: $103,310 to $142,064 (annually). Initial salary placement is based on candidate experience and internal equity. New hires do not typically start beyond the mid-point of the range.

Application Process:

  • Apply online at
  • Cover letter preferred
  • During the interview process, candidates will be asked to provide a one-page writing sample on the candidate’s communication style
  • Online applications must be received by Friday, August 20, 2021

As a condition of employment, the following are required at the time of hire:

  • Successful completion of a background check
  • Participation in a retirement plan

Our benefits package includes: generous paid vacation, sick, paid holidays, medical, dental, vision, group legal benefits, professional development, retirement plan, educational assistance, tuition waiver for employee and dependents, wellness programming including onsite gyms, pools and classes.

For disability- related accommodations, please call 240-567-5353 or send an email to:

Montgomery College is an academic institution committed to promoting equal opportunity and fostering diversity among its student body, faculty, and staff.

Closing DateFriday, August 20, 2021
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