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Dean, Academic Affairs Library, Tutoring & Professional Development

Employer
Lone Star College
Location
Texas, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 17, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Distance Education Programs, Faculty Affairs, Other Academic Affairs, Deans
Employment Type
Full Time
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Commitment to Mission

This job carries with it the obligation to uphold the Mission of Lone Star College (LSC) in carrying out the duties of the position. A commitment to positive interpersonal behaviors, professional communication, diversity, integrity, leadership, stewardship, respect and accountability to LSC students and employees is essential.

Cultural Beliefs
  • One LSC
  • Student Focused
  • Own It
  • Advance Equity
  • Cultivate Community
  • Choose Learning
The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” is designed to recognize colleges that have been successful in creating great workplaces and to further research and understanding of the factors, dynamics and influences that have the most impact on organizational culture at higher education institutions.

Lone Star College was recognized in five areas: Confidence in Senior Leadership; Diversity; Facilities, Workspace & Security; Job Satisfaction; and Work/Life Balance .

Campus Marketing Statement

Lone Star College-Kingwood

Lone Star College offers high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education to 93,000+ students each semester. LSC has been named a 2021 Great Colleges to Work For® institution by the Chronicle of Higher Education and ranked 35th in Texas in the Forbes ‘America’s Best Employers By State’ list.

LSC consists of eight colleges, seven centers, eight Workforce Centers of Excellence and Lone Star Corporate College.

Lone Star College-Kingwood, an innovative and dynamic community college located in the pine-forested suburbs of northeast Houston, has an opening for someone interested in working with a diverse group of colleagues who want to make a difference in the lives of students and grow professionally. Kingwood focuses on fulfilling individual dreams and enhancing community life and offers unique programs in respiratory care, computer gaming and dental hygiene.

Location address is 20000 Kingwood Drive, Kingwood, TX 77339.

Job Description



PURPOSE AND SCOPE:

The Dean, Academic Affairs will be responsible for providing leadership and support to the Office of Instruction as part of the educational environment of the Lone Star College System and community. This position will provide leadership and direction for academic affairs, organizational development, strategic planning, institutional effectiveness, program assessment, educational initiatives, grant management, and high school partnerships. The Dean will serve as the principal academic and budgetary officer for his or her respective division within Lone Star College. This position is empowered with the authority necessary to provide positive leadership regarding academic personnel, curricular, and budgetary decisions that further the academic, programmatic, and scholarly mission of the institution in its service to the community. The Dean of Academic Affairs will also responsible for campus-wide academic support services and partnership programs that service both students, faculty and staff.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Lead academic support areas through planning, development, implementation, and evaluation. Build processes in the division and collaborate with other LSC divisions, VPIs, and Deans to ensure dual credit schedules are developed to meet student needs, class loads are efficiently distributed, and registration to final grade delivery is seamless.
  • Evaluate data and major trends with potential impact on the growth and development of instructional programs. Identify unmet institutional needs/opportunities and submit recommendations for meeting those needs. Collaborate with instructional deans to evaluate and project trends in academics, business, and industry.
  • Ensure that the division offers programs that allow for student success. This includes developing benchmarks through data-informed decisions, developing accountability, and ensuring SACS, GIPWE, and Coordinating Board requirements are met for dual credit and college prep. If necessary, oversee the discontinuation of programs that do not meet student needs or are unsustainable.
  • Oversee strategic planning and institutional effectiveness processes. Collect, assist, and assess action plans. Mentor and train faculty and staff on assessing Student Learning Outcomes Assessment (SLOs) and Annual Cycle of Effectiveness (ACE). Develop and implement staff professional growth plans that leverage employee talent to achieve LSC goals. Oversee the recruitment, hiring, evaluation, and retention of qualified dual credit faculty and academic support staff.
  • Coordinate and maintain long-range academic plans for the division with appropriate Lone Star College (LSC) leadership, including but not limited to rollout, budget, staff development, succession planning, and community awareness.
  • Assess a variety of student engagement and learning initiatives and programs such as Service Learning, Honors, International Education, etc. Create, analyze, and utilize a variety of detailed reports such as Workforce Annual Report Cards and ISD College Reports. Use data-driven information in decision-making and provide informed updates to Administration. Regularly analyze and provide evaluation of instructional and academic support areas to foster a culture of continuous improvement and ensure curriculum, instructional integrity, and student success.
  • Guide on-campus professional development offerings for the College to help divisions keep up-to-date on the latest trends in instructional methods, technology, effective pedagogies for learning, student success, customer services, and strategic planning. Support faculty and staff in building these trends into the long-range plan for their division.
  • Develop curriculum, support a variety of methods of instruction, including computer-assisted instruction and distance learning, and ensure course and program articulations are maintained. Serve as a resource to curriculum and advisory teams/committees, and coordinate and support student success and faculty innovation. Facilitate the system-wide ESOL Curriculum Team and the College Planning and Effectiveness Committee.
  • Collaborate with LSC Resource Development and Administration to develop potential grant projects. Plan and direct the implementation of the five-year, Title V Hispanic-Serving Institution grant from the US Department of Education by ensuring that goals and objectives are accomplished within time frame and funding parameters.
  • Organize, promote and participate in steering committee meetings and special activities to provide input into policy, program planning, curriculum design, evaluation, staff development, and other areas. Ensure that all appropriate parties participate in these meetings and activities. Actively participate in Lone Star College system-wide councils to include but not limited to Workforce Council, Council for International Studies, Instructional Deans Council, Grant Advisory Council, and Dual Credit Council.
  • Cultivate instructional support for high school partnerships including dual credit, Early College High Schools, P-16 Initiatives, college readiness and awareness, and home school students. Determine gaps, monitor SACS compliance, and develop & implement programs in response to community needs. Collaborate with deans and department chairs to resolve implementation issues at the high schools.
  • Develop budget recommendations and manage budget allocations for effective, efficient and productive educational programs and support services.
  • Develop and cultivate relationships with community stakeholders including leaders in education, business, faith, nonprofit, philanthropic, and civic sectors to move the North Harris County Education Alliance P-16 Council work forward and achieve its vision, mission, and goals. Serve on the Funder's Team for the Alliance.
  • Collaborate with Texas Education Agency, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, school districts, parent groups, community groups, social services, businesses, colleges, and universities to develop, interpret, and implement all applicable policies, procedures, and regulations pertaining to college readiness services.
  • Oversee the Study Abroad program. Work with faculty and staff to conduct trips in the U.S. and abroad as part of the course curriculum. Oversight includes fiscal management of trip and policies/procedures associated with development, approval, implementation, and assessment.
  • Oversee Evening and Weekend College (EWC), which provides supervision, support, and administrative services during evening and weekend classes to assist faculty in guiding students toward their academic goals. EWC collaborates with instructional chairs to develop and coordinate evening and weekend courses.


  • KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
    • Excellent management skills, strong interpersonal and communication skills
    • Ability to display personal initiative and autonomy
    • Ability to establish strategy and direction for department
    • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
    • Ability to problem solve and provide team building skills
    • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
    • Excellent attention to detail.
    • Ability to set priorities and handle several tasks simultaneously.
    • Above average skills in utilization of computer systems to extract and report information.
    • Knowledge of Project Management.
    PHYSICAL ABILITIES :

    The work is sedentary. Typically, the employee sits comfortably to do the work. However, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying of light items, such as papers, books, or small parts; or driving an automobile. No special physical demands are required to perform the work.

    WORK SCHEDULE AND CONDITIONS:
    • Equipment used includes, PC workstation running on a LAN in a Microsoft Windows environment, calculator, phone and other general office equipment
    • Interface with internal and external contacts as needed to carry out the functions of the position
    • Work is performed in a climate-controlled office with minimal exposure to safety hazards
    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Bachelor 's degree and at least 7 years of related work experience with at least 3 in a Manager or Director level position
    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Master's degree
    Salary

    Hiring salary range is $85,960 - $98,854.

    Lone Star College provides a hiring salary range for all posted full-time non-faculty positions. Where your salary offer would fall in that range is determined by your related experience and education. Should you receive an offer of employment from Lone Star College, the resume submitted in the application process will be utilized to calculate your salary offer. The information outlined below will provide the Office of Human Resources everything needed to determine an accurate starting salary.

    Your resume should provide a complete picture of your work experience. The resume should include the following information for each position listed:

    1. Length of time (specific months and years) of employment
    2. If the position was full time or part time
    3. If the position was paid or unpaid
    4. Unofficial transcript for highest earned degree


    Additionally, any certifications listed as required or preferred in the Lone Star College job description should be included in the resume submitted.

    Benefits Marketing Statement

    By joining our top-notch institution, you will enjoy being a part of an organization that offers a supportive, collegial work environment and excellent work/life balance. This includes a full comprehensive and competitive benefits package, a generous number of paid holidays and vacation days, wellness programs, tuition waiver, professional development opportunities and more.

    Special Instructions

    Go to the Job Search page, click on ‘My Activities’ at the top of the page. Under My Cover Letters and Attachments you will click on ‘Add Attachment.’ Please be sure to put the Job ID# in the title once you name your file for cover letters only, unless you attached your cover letter with your resume.

    If you are applying for an Instructional position (i.e. Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Instructor), please ensure you include the following to be considered: Resume/CV, Cover Letter, Teaching Philosophy, and unofficial transcripts.

    You must limit your file name for any attachment to 40 characters or less.

    How to Apply

    ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE ONLY

    We will not accept application material received via fax, email, mail, or hand delivered.

    Postings for part-time and adjunct positions are active for the academic year. By selecting the option to receive notifications on your profile, you will begin receiving electronic communication regarding new opportunities with Lone Star College (LSC).

    If selected for an interview, a recruiter will contact you by phone, or email to schedule an interview.

    Lone Star College participates in the E-Verify program, under which Lone Star College provides the federal government with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm that the employee is authorized to work in the United States.

    More information on the E-Verify program is available at www.dhs.gov/E-Verify .

    Lone Star College is an EEO Employer. All positions are subject to a criminal background check.

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