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Dean of Allied Health & Sciences

Klamath Community College
97603, Klamath Falls
$80,000-$120,000 annually
Date posted
Apr 15, 2024

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

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The Dean of Allied Health and Sciences is directly responsible and accountable for ensuring the fulfillment of educational goals and objectives and ensuring program compliance with standards related to licensure and accreditation. These responsibilities require leadership in both academic and workforce areas and include meeting student retention goals; directing and participating in educational planning; program organization; staffing, training and supervision of both full-time and part-time faculty; evaluating program faculty and student performance; motivating and advising students; developing and maintaining the program budget and generating program reports as needed.

To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform the position description satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  Major Responsibilities: 

  • Lead the full-time faculty in the divisions in curriculum development and instructional advancement in the field of Allied Health and Science. 
  • Lead the staff in the Career Services Center and Cosmetology program. 
  • Assess the instructional needs of students in the programs and coordinate the development of a plan to address these needs. 
  • Assess the professional needs of faculty/staff in the divisions and the Career Services Center and make recommendations to fill those needs. 
  • Maintain the primary responsibility for scheduling classes within the assigned programs/courses. 
  • Facilitate the development of and assume responsibility for program/department budget development and administration. 
  • Coordinate the annual core curriculum evaluations of the programs/departments, assessment of institutional effectiveness and prepare reports. 
  • Assist and encourage full-time and part-time faculty and staff with their professional development. 
  • Review the College catalog on an annual basis with regard to program curricula and make appropriate recommendations for changes. 
  • Identify and recruit qualified full-time and part-time faculty for the programs/departments; review credentials for compliance with NWCCU, and other accrediting agencies; and confirm hiring decisions with the Vice-President of Academic Affairs.
  • Assist in the hiring and recruitment of new faculty/staff across the College. 
  • Supervise and evaluate both full-time and part-time faculty in the assigned programs/courses. 
  • Coordinate departmental textbook orders. 
  • Maintain communication and work cooperatively with clinical instructors of off-campus instructional sites. 
  • Serve on institutional committees, screening committees for faculty positions as assigned by the Vice-President of Academic Affairs.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

Responsibilities of the Dean of Allied Health and Science must include in addition, but not limited, to the following: 

  • Supervise effective high-quality instruction, maintaining appropriate contact and meeting the requirements of accrediting agencies (OSBN, OHA, OHL, NWCCU etc.). 
  • Supervise lead staff in the Career Services Center.
  • Supervise the instructional staff for the cosmetology program.
  • Maintain quality assurance to remain compliant with all required agencies. 
  • Prepare for on-site reviews by the accrediting agencies. 
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and/or annual reports. 
  • Recruit clinical sites from numerous facilities. 
  • Support current simulation technology in Health Sciences.
  • Prepare clinical contracts and continually meet requirements for state and national regulations. 
  • Assure qualified preceptors at each clinical facility are selected in collaboration with clinical site managers. 
  • Conduct student recruitment through information sessions and conduct an application process that meets the requirements of the accrediting agencies and advisory committees. 
  • Hold monthly or quarterly (more frequently as needed) department/program meetings.
  • Recruit and maintain members of the program Advisory Committee from the community. The Advisory Committee must meet each term for input and reporting processes. 
  • Hold collaborative partner meetings as indicated.
  • Plan and implement programs to meet the continuing education needs of nursing professionals.
  • Maintain overload hours if required and submit payroll for adjunct faculty. 
  • Develop and maintain clinical affiliations agreements. 
  • Develop Allied Health and Science programs/departments schedules and staffing. 
  • Provide leadership in the full range of professional and college-related activities including student advising, curriculum development, professional growth, departmental and college-wide meetings, committee activity, and community involvement.
  • Institutional authority and administrative responsibility for the Allied Health and Science programs/departments and the Career Services Center, including:

           a. Liaison with executive administrators and administrative and student service
               units of the institution.
           b. Participation in institutional policy and program decisions that affect teaching
               and learning within the nursing program.
           c. Liaison with Community College Workforce Development/Oregon Health
               Authority and Oregon Department of Education related to the Emergency
               Medical Technology Education and Training Programs continuing compliance
               with the required elements of Oregon Department of Education – Chapter 581,
               Division 49: Standards for the Accreditation of Emergency Medical Technology Education and Training Programs.  


  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Able to be deemed “fit” by Senior and Persons with Disability (SPD) Division following the required criminal history check.
  • Knowledge of computer applications for communication and learning, including, but not limited to Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), the Internet, multi-media presentations, and database management. 
  • Knowledge of the curriculum development process; KCCs mission, role in higher education, and student population; possess sensitivity to a diverse student body.
  • Familiarity with the community college’s mission, role in higher education, and student population.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with diverse students, staff, and community members. 
  • Demonstrate experience or potential for innovation and creativity in both the classroom and related educational duties. 
  • Demonstrate a commitment to professional standards and growth.
  • Demonstrates the ability to be positive role model for students, especially in areas of caring, advocacy, respect for self and others, collegiality, ethical behavior, and ethical reasoning. 
  • Possess a strong work ethic.        


  • Frequently moving from stationary sitting positions to standing and walking.



  • Master’s degree or doctorate in Health-related field.
  • At least five years of industry related work experience.
  • At least five years teaching experience at college level.

It is the policy of Klamath Community College to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected characteristic under applicable law. 


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