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Associate Dean

Tallahassee Community College
Tallahassee, Florida
Negotiable based on education and experience
Posted Date
May 5, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

Tallahassee Community College is seeking candidates for an Associate Dean position. The Associate Dean will report directly to the Dean.

The Associate Dean will provide leadership in the planning, direction, and evaluation of the academic unit in conjunction with the Dean.  Responsibilities include the efficient and effective operation of the division via the administration of faculty and staff and the management of student issues and concerns to help ensure student success in each of the Division’s classes and/or programs and initiatives.

Primary duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Assists the Dean in the effective leadership in the operation and advancement of the Division. Coordinates with Dean to prepare and maintain assigned budgets. Inspects all program courses and master syllabi for compliance. Works with program chairs/lead faculty to ensure students’ handbooks are reflective of the College’s mission and goals, and supports student retention and success. Assesses student retention and completion, and implements continuous improvement as appropriate. 
  •  Provides leadership in the area of curriculum development, including the development and revision of distance learning courses. Assists in course and program development as requested by the Dean. Oversees a plan for systematic and continuous analysis, evaluation, and improvement of the instructional curriculum and program services, as well as maintain databases for this information. 
  • Assists in the preparation of documents for the Academic Planning Committee as requested by the Dean. Determines space needs and availability of space for new courses and programs. Works directly with Program Chairs/Lead Faculty on curricular, accreditation, program and course activities and development including accreditation and state/agency reports. Ensure compliance with regulatory and accrediting agencies requirements. Ensures accuracy in all Division course descriptions and program requirements published in the College Catalog.  Oversees the textbook selection process and ensures FLDOE compliance. Works with Program Chairs/Lead Faculty to coordinate the activities of the program/division committees and advisory boards. Collaborates with Program Chairs/Lead Faculty to identify more clinical placements for students that meet the quality standards and learning needs of the students. Collaborates with Program Chairs/Lead Faculty to establish and promote interdisciplinary learning experiences among all programs. 
  • Direct responsibility for recruitment, scheduling, payroll activities, and retention and success of adjunct faculty across disciplines. Supervises adjunct faculty assignments, including credential verification, teaching performance, student evaluations of instruction surveys, within the Division. 
  • Exercises leadership in creating a supportive learning environment for students and faculty including effective teaching and learning strategies and outcomes for face-to-face and online courses. Assists with resolution of student disputes with faculty. Assist the advising coordinator to counsel prospective and current students. 
  •  Coordinates the timely submission of unit plans in keeping with the goals and objectives of the Division and Academic Affairs.  Monitors work hour compliance of all members of the Division, with special attention to class meeting times.  Ensures timely submission of the faculty attendance each semester.    May oversee grant development and implementation. S

Applicants for this position must possess:  

  • MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Master’s degree from a regionally accredited higher education institution in a Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) discipline or closely related field of study or a master’s degree with 18 graduate hours in a STEM discipline or closely related field and five (5) years of successful full-time equivalent teaching and/or administrative work experience in higher education. 

Successful Applicants Will Demonstrate the Following:  

  • Knowledge of enrollment management practices including assessment of student success, learning outcomes and the development and implementation of appropriate retention strategies.
  • Ability to critically analyze student data and develop short and long-range plans based on the goals of the College.
  • Ability to direct the activities of full and part-time faculty and staff in the academic unit.
  • Personal and educational philosophy compatible with the goals, objectives, and missions of TCC.
  • Demonstrated experience using a personal computer, office software such as MS Office, and electronic mail. 
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff, students, and the public.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, demanding environment.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and good judgment at all times and in all contexts and maintain client confidentiality.
  • Ability to work effectively with all constituencies of the College.
  • Ability to collect, organize, analyze, and present legal and governmental information in a meaningful manner .


Since 1966, Tallahassee Community College has offered high-quality post-secondary education for the citizens of Leon, Gadsden and Wakulla counties, along with students from throughout the state, nation and abroad. Our mission is to provide a learning environment that prepares students for success in a global economy by offering higher education pathways, workforce opportunities and civic engagement experiences.  TCC represents a diverse student body, and affirms the growth and success of our students through academics, involvement in leadership, arts and more. From main campus to our county-specific institutes to our satellite centers, we are proud to serve our community at each of our seven locations across our three-county service district. 


The College offers a competitive salary and an attractive benefit package.  A comprehensive cover letter addressing how you meet the position requirements, current vitae/resume and completed application are required.  All applicants are encouraged to submit their applications and supporting documents by May 31, 2023 to be considered for this position.  However, the college reserves the right to review application packets submitted later than this date as it becomes necessary.  Applicants may contact the college’s Human Resources Department at (850) 201-8510 for application assistance. 


Tallahassee Community College is a dynamic and growing comprehensive community college located in Tallahassee, Florida—the College’s 2022 fall enrollment had more than 10,000 students. For over 55 years, TCC has served its three-county district of Leon, Gadsden, and Wakulla counties providing pathways to economic mobility. The College enjoys a strong reputation for teaching excellence and producing graduates with associate in arts degrees, associate in science degrees, college credit certificates, and workforce-ready credentials.

Tallahassee is home to two state universities, Florida State University and Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University. TCC strategically partners with the universities to afford greater opportunities for all students, faculty, and surrounding communities. TCC also partners with area businesses and organizations to meet local workforce needs that align with the college’s degree, certificate, and workforce programs.  

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