Dean of Instruction BEACAHMPS (A01031)
Job Description Summary
Montgomery 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
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
Overall Essential Functions:
• Provides academic and professional leadership for the maintenance
standards in instruction, curriculum and program development,
implementation and maintenance; recommends and approves
course offerings, staffing assignments, and facilitates schedules
accordance with established guidelines for each semester as
approved by the provost of the campus; provides direction on
regulations and student code of conduct matters.
• Provides administrative and visionary leadership to faculty and
regarding short and long-range planning and programming, and
development and evaluation of new courses and curriculums to
expanding services to the community both on-campus and
responds to community and industry needs by leading the development
new programs; identifies resource needs; develops and implements
and provides fiscal oversight, including authorizing and
expenditures to ensure that internal College funds and external
are expended within federal, state, and local guidelines and
• Supervises, processes and makes recommendations regarding
salary placement, retention, and termination of full-time,
substitute faculty, including recommendations relative to
tenure, and salary placement; determines the assignment of faculty
department chair, coordinator, or other roles or responsibilities;
monitors teaching load assignments; supervises and evaluates
performance of area faculty and staff; serves as overall supervisor
and student employees in area of responsibility, recommending
of positions and making recommendations regarding selection,
retention, and termination of staff.
• Develops and maintains critical relationships with external
community organizations; represents Montgomery College, the
and/or the area in internal and external meetings and events that
service and benefit the unit, to advance the goals of the education
training programs and communicate, and to advocate for the needs of
area’s learners, including representing the College at general
education, government, and community organizational meetings;
student-centered focus by balancing College, campus, and
• Acts for the Provost and other deans during their absence.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
- Master’s degree in one or more of the disciplines
- 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
- 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.
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.
- Doctorate preferred.
- College teaching experience, preferably with
As a condition of employment, the following are required at the
time of hire
- Apply online at http://www.montgomerycollege.edu/employment
- Cover letter preferred
- During the interview process, candidates will be asked to
provide a one-page writing sample on the candidate’s communication
- Online applications must be received by Friday, August 20,
- 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Montgomery College is an academic institution committed to
promoting equal opportunity and fostering diversity among its
student body, faculty, and staff.
Friday, August 20, 2021