About SUNY Schenectady County Community College:
SUNY Schenectady County Community College (SUNY Schenectady) is one of the State University of New York's finest two-year colleges located in upstate New York's vibrant and growing Capital Region, with easy access to Boston, NYC, the Adirondack and Catskill Mountains, Montreal and scenic Hudson Valley, all of which are just a few hours away. SUNY Schenectady is a premier college that provides quality, comprehensive education for transfer, career, training and workforce development to a diverse population in a student centered environment. The College offers more than 50 transfer and career programs in science, aviation, culinary, music, and liberal arts, and serves more than 5,000 students. SUNY Schenectady County Community College offers an excellent benefit package including health care with dental and vision coverage, a choice of retirement systems, a deferred compensation benefit, an on-site child care program and Montessori School, professional development opportunities, and health club membership. We take pride in being an urban campus with a small town feel.
SUNY Schenectady is dedicated to cultivating an environment that celebrates diversity, prioritizes inclusion, and insists on equitable access. Diversity, equity, and inclusion is central to our vision and mission; we know that to foster a sense of belonging and preserve connectedness, we must create and maintain working and learning spaces that welcome, respect, and appreciate difference. SUNY Schenectady provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic disposition, neurodiversity, disability, veteran status or any other protected category under federal, state and local law. Applications from minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged.
SUNY Schenectady seeks a Dean for their Liberal Arts Division. Reporting to the Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA), the Dean of Liberal Arts is responsible for the overall management of the Division. The Dean supervises and evaluates faculty and staff and oversees the administration of bargaining agreements and personnel administration regarding faculty within the areas of their responsibility. The Dean is expected to lead the division's efforts in developing and refining curricula and all areas of assessment including, but not limited to, program and course level assessment scheduling and completion. This position is an integral part of the Academic Affairs' leadership team and will participate in strategic planning and formulation of policies within academic affairs.
- Assist the Division of Academic Affairs in formulating policies
- Recruit and supervise full-time and adjunct faculty and program leaders
- Maintain and develop plans for faculty professional development including the implementation and updating of annual faculty development activities
- Coordinate and implement orientation for full-time and adjunct faculty
- Conduct and manage divisional and smaller program meetings
- Collaborate and plan with other School/Division deans as well as areas across the College to support student enrollment and retention
- Lead and coordinate assignment of staff to participate in mandatory departmental activities to include program reviews, course outline updates, program updates and assessment activities and the coordination of faculty participation in college committees
- Schedule all division courses including day/evening/weekend courses, coordinating the use of facilities, and planning and coordination of all credit programming including off-site activities under the direction of the VPAA
- Maintain and oversee articulation agreements
- Plan and collaborate with College in the High School program staff
- Participate in student orientation, open houses, and information nights
- Oversee and manage adherence to all areas of the Academic Code and all areas of College policies within the division
- Develop and maintain annual division budget including analyses and recommendations to ensure the cost effectiveness of program and course section offerings
- Participate in strategic planning and ensure the implementation of any associated initiatives involving the division and Academic Affairs Lead in planning for facilities, equipment and staffing needs based on strategic planning initiatives
- Lead and coordinate assignment division faculty and staff participation in mandatory departmental activities (e.g., program reviews, curricular refinement and development, and assessment activities, program accreditation), complete and manage analyses of division programs and staffing needs
- Serve as the Evening Administrator in Charge at least one week per semester
- Collaborate on college-wide publications promoting divisional activities
- Coordinate all divisional advisory committees
- Other duties as assigned.
- Master's degree in, or related to, a discipline taught in the division
- 5-7 years of combined supervisory and administrative experience
- Demonstrated experience developing and managing a budget
- Advanced knowledge in academic assessment
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Experience working in a collaborative environment
- A demonstrated understanding and commitment to the community college philosophy
- Demonstrated management skills and ability
- Project management skills
- Ability to effectively communicate (both written and oral)
- Able to manage multiple tasks and priorities and easily adapt to changing situations
- Doctorate in, or related to, a discipline taught in the division preferred
- Bi-lingual a plus
- Must be able to work occasional evenings and weekends
- VISA sponsorship is not available for this position
- Offers of employment will be conditional based on the successful completion of a background check and verification of official college transcripts
Applications Due By: Applications accepted until position is filled.
Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered for this position:
- Cover letter
- Completed SUNY Schenectady employment application
- Diversity Statement: A separate statement specifically addressing how your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion has been evidenced in your career experience and professional activity, and/or community service (volunteer work, etc.), and/or professional development.
CAMPUS SAFETY REPORT
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, mandates that all Title IV institutions, without exception, prepare, publish and distribute an Annual Security Report. This report consists of two basic parts: disclosure of the College's crime statistics for the past three years; and the availability regarding the College's current campus security policies. SUNY Schenectady County Community College's Annual Security Report is available here.
SUNY Schenectady is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United Stated and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.