Campus Dean - CEO - Dakota College at Bottineau

Dakota College at Bottineau
North Dakota, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
May 16, 2022

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Position Type
Executive, Executive Directors
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Dakota College at Bottineau (DCB) is seeking a new Campus Dean who will serve as CEO of the campus.  DCB is a two-year college of approximately 1100 students located in Bottineau, North Dakota.  DCB is one of the 11 campuses of the North Dakota University System (NDUS), governed by the ND State Board of Higher Education (SBHE), and is an affiliate campus of Minot State University (MSU).  DCB is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.



DCB, founded in 1906, and celebrating its 115th anniversary, currently offers over 30 career/technical programs or options leading to certificates of completion, diplomas, or AAS degrees. It also offers comprehensive university parallel/transfer coursework leading to AA or AS degrees.   


The DCB campus dean is the chief executive officer of the campus, and is an advisor to the NDUS Chancellor in matters of interinstitutional policy and administration. The Campus Dean reports to the MSU president and the Chancellor for all matters concerning DCB.  Notwithstanding this dual reporting obligation, the MSU president oversees the roles and responsibilities of the DCB campus dean, monitors and evaluates the performance of the DCB campus dean and the College in pursuit of their established missions and goals, and determines salary and salary adjustments for the DCB campus dean.


The DCB campus dean has full authority and responsibility, with oversight provided by the president of Minot State University, to administer the affairs of the campus in accordance with SBHE policies, plans, budgets, and standards, including the management and expenditure of all institutional funds, within budgetary and other limitations imposed by law or by the Board.


The DCB campus dean is the college’s main representative in the Bottineau community and in the region served by the college.


Bottineau/Lake Metigoshe, North Dakota

Bottineau and Lake Metigoshe have an estimated population of 3500 residents.  Bottineau and Lake Metigoshe are located in north central North Dakota near the Turtle Mountains, and are approximately 80 and 90 miles northeast of Minot, ND.  Although the mountains are rolling, wooded hills interspersed with lakes, they provide a setting for a variety of recreational activities within easy commuting distance of Bottineau and give substance to the area's reputation as a "Four Seasons Playground." Lake Metigoshe, The International Peace Garden, Bottineau Winter Park, J. Clark Salyer Refuge, Lake Metigoshe State Park, Mystical Horizons, and the Turtle Mountain Forest are just some of the natural assets that surround Bottineau and provide recreational opportunities as well as acres and acres of outdoor learning laboratories.


Duties and Responsibilities

These are as set forth in SBHE Policy 305.1, College and University Presidents’ Authority and Responsibilities, in addition to or excepting as follows:


  1. Tenure recommendations: to be made by DCB campus dean to the president of Minot State University;
  2. Other recommendations: review and approve all recommendations transmitted to the Chancellor, the president of Minot State University and the Board from the College; and

Additional authority and responsibilities:

  1. Participates actively as a member of the Minot State University “University Cabinet.”
  2. Maintains a physical presence in the Minot community and with the Minot CTE Center, per manner and schedule as agreed upon by DCB campus dean and Minot State University president.
  3. In collaboration with the president of Minot State University, provides for associate, certificate and diploma programming for the Minot region and acts as the brokering entity for other career and technical programming to be brought to the region by NDUS community colleges.
  4. In collaboration with the president of Minot State University, provides for delivery of all developmental or remedial coursework excepting that taught by MSU faculty.
  5. As may be assigned by the Chancellor, the president of Minot State University, or the SBHE.


The DCB Campus Dean directly oversees the work of:

  • Associate Dean of Academic and Student Affairs
  • Director of Athletics
  • Director of Distance Education/Academic Support Services
  • Foundation Director
  • IT Director
  • Physical Plant Director
  • Library Director
  • Director of the Entrepreneurial Center for Horticulture
  • Grant Writer
  • Administrative Assistant to the Campus Dean


Required Qualifications:

  • An earned master’s degree, with intent to earn a doctorate within five years of appointment
  • Experience in higher education to include budgeting, planning, and fundraising
  • An understanding of the varied levels of preparedness students who enroll at community colleges possess, with a special understanding of the needs and requirements of the under prepared
  • A commitment to student centeredness and academic excellence
  • A passion for career and technical education, liberal arts, transfer programs, and workforce training – to include cooperative arrangements with business and industry


Preferred Qualifications:

  • An earned doctorate
  • A commitment to collaborative efforts with other higher education institutions
  • Experience with modes of distance delivery for instruction and student services

Additional Requirements:
Successful applicant will be required to pass a criminal background check prior to employment.

Veteran’s Preference Notice:
Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary based on experience and qualifications.  Benefits include health insurance and retirement. Health insurance is provided through the office of the North Dakota Public Employees Retirement 

System (NDPERS). The premium is paid in full by the College for both single and family plans. A retirement plan is available through TIAA-CREF with both contributions and matched employer contributions. The maximum rates of allowed contributions and match change with years of service. The College offers annual and sick leave, as well as long-term disability insurance. Life insurance is offered by the College and additional coverage may be purchased at competitive rates by the employee.

Date Available:
July 1, 2022 or sooner depending on availability.

Closing Date:
Screening of applicants will begin on June 1, 2022, and will continue until a qualified candidate is hired.

Application Procedures:
Submit a letter of application, a resume or curriculum vitae, the DCB employment application form (linked below), and four professional references to:

Scott Johnson, Professor of Math
DCB Campus Dean Search Committee
Dakota College at Bottineau
105 Simrall Blvd
Bottineau, ND 58318

Further questions may also be directed to Dr. Steve Shirley, president of Minot State University and Dakota College at Bottineau, at

Additional information and the DCB employee application may be found at

Dakota College at Bottineau is an equal opportunity employer and subscribes to the laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, or any other proscribed category.  DCB applies Veteran's Preference Laws.

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