DEAN OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES

Bristol Community College

Fall River, MA

ID: 7065530
Posted: March 24, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

About Bristol Community College:
Join the Bristol community for work and life!

Bristol Community College (Bristol) is an exciting place to work, learn, and grow! Bristol is one of the largest employers in the region and is dedicated to fostering an inclusive environment with a rich diversity of beliefs, cultures, languages, abilities, and lifestyles. Committed to enriching its educational experience through a supportive community, Bristol actively encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply and achieve our vision to change the world by changing lives, learner by learner. Our employees work collaboratively across the college to ensure the practice of shared governance and transparency in helping to move the college towards comprehensive, innovative solutions, and to empower and meet the needs of our always evolving Bristol community. If you share a passion for helping a diverse student body succeed and enjoy a fast-paced, inclusive, and gratifying work environment, Bristol is the employer for you!

As a Commonwealth of Massachusetts employer, Bristol offers benefitted employees a comprehensive compensation and benefits package, including health, dental, life, long-term disability, retirement, flexible spending, and paid time off (vacation, personal, sick, and holiday pay). Tuition waiver discounts for Bristol and the Commonwealth's public higher education institutions are available for benefitted positions and certain non-benefited positions. Non-benefited positions are eligible for a retirement fund, paid time off (sick pay), as well as savings plans (available to all non-student employees). More information can be found on our Benefits website.


Job Description:
POSITION TITLE: Dean of Arts and Humanities

DEPARTMENT: Academic Affairs

REPORTS TO: Vice President for Academic Affairs

POSITIONS SUPERVISED: Assigned unit and non-unit professional staff and faculty.

STATEMENT OF DUTIES: The Dean provides senior-level vision, leadership, and administrative direction for Arts and Humanities. They provide oversight for all programs within the area (including, but not limited to English (including Developmental English, Reading and Writing), English as a Second Language, World Languages, Deaf Studies, Art, Communication, Humanities, and Theatre), fostering growth, development, and assessment of curricula to meet transfer and workforce needs. The Dean also oversees Luso Centro, a center dedicated to the study of the language and culture of the Portuguese-speaking community, and the Grimshaw-Gudewicz Art Gallery, which annually presents a variety of art exhibitions and educational programming reflecting the diversity and vitality of contemporary art in the region. Currently, the Dean oversees the Library Learning Commons, which are one-stop spaces for academic support.

As a core member of the Vice President's leadership team, the Dean ensures management and administrative oversight of all programs, services, staffing, and budgeting related to this area, with an emphasis on its growth and revitalization. They also build partnerships with regional businesses and organizations to foster a college-going culture, as well as address community needs. The Dean leads strategic planning for the area and fosters innovation consistent with college strategic goals. The Dean works collaboratively across the college to ensure shared governance, transparency, and assessment practices while helping to move the college towards comprehensive, innovative solutions to meet the evolving needs of the Bristol community.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Leadership

Foster a student-centered educational environment responsive to diverse learner needs, utilizing high impact practices.
Collaborate with key colleagues to advance the college's recruitment and retention efforts of students within the academic area.
Hire, supervise, develop, and lead all assigned faculty and staff. Conduct regular performance evaluations to ensure continuous improvement and identify potential opportunities for growth. Work closely with Human Resources to develop staff capabilities and expectations.
Promote a positive and inclusive work environment that supports the professional growth of faculty and staff while fostering a commitment to service excellence.
Collaborate with the college's academic and campus deans as well as key leaders from Student Services and Enrollment Management to determine program offerings and class schedules, as well as key academic and student support services.
Focus on the Commonwealth's Equity Agenda by applying related best practices throughout all job functions; and exhibit a commitment to the recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce.
Foster relationships with area schools, institutions of higher education, community-based organizations, businesses, and community leaders to develop linkages and collaborative programs.
Develop relationships with K-12 partners for the transfer of students, grant-related activities, and establishing Early College Initiatives.
Collaborate with the Center for Workforce and Community Education to schedule appropriate non-credit offerings.
Collaborate with Marketing and Communications to ensure appropriate branding and marketing of programs and events to students and the community.
Maintain responsiveness to a wide array of campus-related issues involving students, faculty, and building maintenance.
Collaborate with the Bristol Foundation and Office of Grant Development to develop opportunities, write grant proposals, acquire scholarships, and promote events that support the area.
Administration

Develop and oversee staff scheduling to ensure adequate coverage during college hours of operation.
Represent the college at key events and through selected committees and working groups throughout the region; present to committees and groups as necessary.
Analyze relevant data to track and report on needs and outcomes.
Develop and manage the operating budget and fiscal expenditures for the area.
Oversee grant-funded initiatives, including the maintenance of accountability to funding agencies.
Attend all college meetings and events, serve on assigned committees/councils, and participate as a member of the Academic Vice President's Council.
Use digital communication tools, to include but not limited to; email, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other social media tools, to advance Bristol's social media outreach and brand to internal and external constituents.
Develop and facilitate presentations internally and externally.
Administer applicable collective bargaining agreements.
Assign courses to both full-time faculty and adjunct faculty; oversee course scheduling and make changes as needed.
Supervise and ensure that instruction and delivery of material for courses in the area, at all Bristol locations and/or online, meet the required course descriptions and the intended learning outcomes.
Make recommendations for appointment, promotion, tenure, reappointment, sabbatical leave, and other personnel actions within the academic area.
Perform other duties as assigned.



 

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