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Dean of Business and Professional Studies

Montgomery County Community College
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
Competitive Salary
Date posted
Jun 12, 2024

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Position Type
Administrative, Deans
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

Montgomery County Community College invites applications for the Dean of Business and Professional Studies position. The Dean of Business and Professional Studies provides leadership for a division that includes Accounting, Baking & Pastry Arts, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts, Education, Economics, Human Services, Management, Marketing, Mass Media, Municipal Police Academy, Office Management, Psychology, Public Safety Administration, Sound Recording Technology and Tourism & Hospitality Management. The Dean creates and maintains clear curricular paths to career and/or transfer, supporting program growth and the development of faculty and staff in meeting the College’s student success goals. The Dean is an important liaison for the College with business and industry partners, transfer partners, K-12 educators, government officials, grant agencies, and private funders. As a member of the VPAA’s leadership team, the dean acts to further the institution’s goals towards diversity, equity, and inclusion. This position has college-wide responsibilities that require travel between campuses and to offsite locations.


Master’s degree required in an area represented by the academic units in the division; doctorate preferred.

  • Minimum of three (3) years previous teaching experience at the collegiate level, preferably at a comprehensive community college.
  • Minimum of three (3) years administrative/leadership experience, preferably at a community college.
  • Excellent management, administrative, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Data management and analysis abilities with demonstrated abilities to apply quantitative and qualitative reasoning to assessment, planning, management, and communications tasks.
  • Technical proficiency in Microsoft Word applications and other productivity, communication, and presentation tools.
  • Experience in curriculum or program development.
  • Knowledge of and experience with a range of instructional delivery modalities.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Experience in programmatic or regional accreditation preferred. Experience in grant and philanthropic acquisition, management, and reporting preferred.



To be successful, the Dean of Business and Professional Studies will demonstrate clear excellence in AACC Leadership Capacities:


Organizational Culture:  Embrace the College’s mission, vision, and acknowledge the significance of our past while charting a path for our future.

Governance, Institutional Policy, and Legislation: Have respect for, and adhere to, the governance framework of the College and the policies that guide its operation.  Promote effective and productive Board relations to further institutional transformation and sustainability. Advocate within and for the units supervised to advance the College’s goals in support of student success.

Student Success: Engage in continuous communication about the effectiveness of the College’s programs and services.

Institutional Leadership:


Build positive interpersonal relationships and employ effective management skills to sustain a student-centered culture at the College. Set the example for trust and transparency across the College, and exhibit integrity and ethics in leadership and decision-making. Provide clear, constructive, and supportive feedback within the College’s performance management processes, and collaborate for continued improvement. Appreciate the value of the internal team and promote opportunities to form partnerships among groups in the College’s community. Demonstrate effective problem-solving by using data to determine the factors that contributed to the problem, using all resources available to develop alternate solutions, choosing and implementing a solution, and evaluating its effectiveness. Develop internal and external relationships that advocate for students, the College, and higher education in the community. 


Institutional Infrastructure: Demonstrate fluency in management of the foundational aspects of the institution, including the establishment of a strategic plan, financial and facilities management, accreditation, and technology master planning.

Information and Analytics: Use data in ways that give a holistic representation of the institution’s performance and demonstrate open-mindedness and critical/analytical thinking should data reveal unexpected or previously unknown trends or issues.

Advocacy and Mobilizing/ Motivating Others:  Serve as a champion of community college ideals, and, with the communications resources available to connect with the college community, mobilize stakeholders to take action on behalf of the college.  Always seek ways through various marketing and social media channels to engage with current and potential students, as well as supporters to keep them updated on new and great things taking place at the college.

Fundraising and Relationship Cultivation: Cultivate relationships across sectors that support the institution and advance the community college agenda and build relationships that support the college’s entrepreneurial efforts.

Communications: Demonstrate strong communication skills and fully embrace the role of community college spokesperson.

Collaboration: Develop and maintain cooperative, mutually beneficial, and ethical internal and external relationships that nurture diversity, promote the success of the college community, and sustain the community college mission.

Personal Traits and Abilities: Demonstrate and continue to develop abilities that promote the community college agenda:  authenticity, emotional intelligence, courage, ethical standards, self-management and environmental scanning, time management and planning, familial impact and personal wellness, forward-looking philosophy, and adaptability/flexibility.



Montgomery County Community College offers a comprehensive curriculum of more than 100 degree and certificate programs, a Virtual Campus, a Culinary Arts Institute, a Municipal Police Academy, and specialized workforce development programs, all of which leverage the College’s nationally ranked use of innovative technology. An Achieving the Dream (AtD) Leader College, the institution is positioned at the vanguard of national efforts to increase completion, improve learning outcomes, and remove barriers to access for more than 24,000 students annually. The College is also recognized regionally and nationally for its sustainability leadership, work with military veterans, and community service and service learning opportunities. Montgomery County Community College was recognized by NISOD and Diverse: Issues in Higher Education as one of sixteen “2021 Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges.” Visit or join us on Twitter @mccc.


Apply online: For the complete job description and to apply for this position, please visit  This position is open until filled.


Montgomery County Community College is committed to assuring equal opportunity to all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy), ancestry, national origin, age (40 or older), affectional or sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender presentation, veteran’s status, marital status or disability in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendment of 1972, section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable statutes.

Inquiries concerning Title IX relating to equal opportunity on the basis of sex should be referred to: Title IX Coordinator, Mikiba W. Morehead, Ed.D., TNG, LLC, at

All other equal opportunity inquiries, including those based upon disability, should be referred to: The Director of Equity, Diversity & Belonging, at or 215-619-7383.


Montgomery County Community College

About Montgomery County Community College 
For 60 years, Montgomery County Community College has been transforming lives and communities to meet the evolving educational needs of Montgomery County. The College’s comprehensive curriculum includes more than 100 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as customized workforce training and certifications. Students enjoy the flexibility of learning at the College’s thriving campuses in Blue Bell and Pottstown and online.  

As an Achieving the Dream Leah Meyer Austin Alumni Award recipient, the institution is positioned at the vanguard of national efforts to remove barriers to access, improve learning outcomes, and increase completion for all students. The College also is recognized regionally and nationally for its sustainability leadership, work with military veterans, community service and service-learning opportunities, and use of classroom technology. For eight years, MCCC has been named one of the Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges in the nation by the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development for its commitment to diversity through inclusive learning and work environments, student and staff recruitment and retention practices, and meaningful community service and engagement opportunities. For more information, visit

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