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Interim Dean of Bus, IT, Prof Studies & Social Sciences...
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Greenfield Community College | Greenfield, MA
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Job Description

About Greenfield Community College:


Greenfield Community College is located in the beautiful and historic Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts, between the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains and the fertile farmland of the Connecticut River watershed. GCC is a public community college of approximately 2,200 students. Known for the caring and supportive attitude of the faculty and staff, and for the broad support it enjoys from the surrounding community, the college is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. In addition to a strong Liberal Arts focus, the College offers a wide variety of innovative and successful programs including Gender and Women's Studies, Fine Arts, Nursing, Renewable Energy, and Outdoor Leadership, as well as varied learning environments, from traditional classrooms, to distance learning, peer tutoring, one-on-one faculty-student advising, workforce development, and learning communities that cater to specific needs and interests. Close to fifty percent of Greenfield Community College students transfer to four-year colleges, and it is Smith College's largest source of community college transfer students. Much of the College has recently undergone a multi-million dollar renovation that sets the stage for future developments in learning. Greenfield Community College actively encourages and provides opportunities for leadership and professional development.

Job Description:

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:Under the general supervision of the Chief Academic and Student Affairs Officer, the Interim Dean helps to shape and support a positive student learning environment and a positive working environment for those in the programs supervised. Provides leadership and administration for the programs and personnel in the Business and Information Technology, Professional Studies, and Social Sciences Grouping; supports the faculty in curriculum and program development; supports learning outcomes assessment activities; collaborates to ensure strong representation of the programs on the web; facilitates innovative teaching including online learning; and helps to ensure compliance with accreditation regulations. Facilitates course scheduling, budget management, use of assessment data for program improvement, development and oversight of program grants, and implementation of collective bargaining agreements; provides orientation for new faculty and staff. Serves on the Deans Working Group and President's Staff; represents the Grouping to the rest of the College, other educational institutions, and the community, including program advisory boards, organizations that support clinical and field-based learning, and related regional workforce initiatives.


The Group of academic programs supervised includes Business and Information Technology, Criminal Justice, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Science Technology, Human Services, the Social Science Fields of Psychology, Sociology, Political Science, and Education/Early Childhood Education plus the certificate programs in Outdoor Leadership, Medical Assistant, Medical Office Administration, Addiction Studies as well as Leisure Education courses. The departments offer programs of study leading to associate degrees and certificates, many with either regional or national accreditation. Innovative curriculum development includes rigorous transfer programs, the integration of service learning, patient care simulation, development of hybrid and online learning, and offerings responsive to workforce needs. With programs currently located on the main campus, the departmental group consists of 14 full-time faculty, approximately 45 adjunct faculty, two non-unit administrators, one full-time and one part-time AFSCME support staff, and several contracted employees. The group's faculty and staff work closely with student affairs personnel and other academic programs across the college.


* Collaborates with faculty to ensure high academic standards of all curricular offerings;
* Supports and coordinates the development and implementation of the group's academic programs, learning labs, services, plans and processes within the mission of the college;
* Supports student-centered instruction, analyzes enrollment patterns and works collaboratively with department chairs/program coordinators to maximize course schedule effectiveness to address student progress needs, build program enrollment while efficiently managing resources;
* Helps to build positive working relationships between faculty and staff in the grouping and across the college;
* Exercises leadership in the development and evaluation of curricula in light of student learning outcomes, external accreditation and regulatory entities;
* Assure proper and timely resolution of student, staff, faculty, and administrative issues, complaints and conflicts;
* Coordinates the development and administration of program and grouping budgets;
* Coordinates recruitment, selection, orientation, development, support, and evaluation of personnel;
* Mentors program faculty and collaborates effectively with department chairs and program coordinators;
* Approves faculty workloads;
* Coordinates cooperative program delivery and facilitates articulations with other institutions;
* Coordinates the overall development and administration of grants within the grouping;
* Implements collective bargaining agreements as they relate to grouping personnel;
* Attends meetings such as Presidents Staff and Deans Working Group;



* Facilitates Grouping meetings and participates in college-wide duties;
* Supports internal and external professional development;
* Maintains appropriate community relationships;
* Brings forward facilities concerns and needs;
* Acts as primary liaison with program-related external partnerships;
* Works with other Deans in the development of course schedules and joint projects;
* Works closely with Curriculum and Academic Policy Committee during new programming development;
* Collaborates with enrollment services and student support directors in joint service delivery activities;
* Responsible for hiring and evaluating adjunct faculty in collaboration with department chairs and program coordinators;
* Participates in shared governance;
* Performs related duties as needed to facilitate effective planning and leadership in compliance with the needs of the College; and
* Adheres to stipulations of contract agreements.


* Master's Degree in Business, Information Technology, a Professional Studies field, a Social Sciences discipline or Master's degree in Higher Education, Educational Leadership, Education or related field;
* Successful record of classroom teaching and academic leadership in the community college setting;
* Passion for the community college mission and college access;
* Experience with curriculum and/or program development;
* Record of inclusive approach to education that respects and supports diversity and builds mutual respect;
* Documented teaching effectiveness and/or field-based learning in at least one of the program disciplines;
* Proven leadership that facilitates collaborative and inclusive working relationships;
* Supportive of change and innovation;
* Experience with budget management and working within budget parameters;
* Ongoing engagement in professional development; readiness to listen and learn.


* Earned doctorate or other terminal degree in a related field/discipline;
* Experience working in partnership with community agencies or boards;
* Experience with innovative and interactive teaching including but not limited to online education;
* Experience with program accreditation activities;
* Experience with grant writing and/or grant management;
* Familiarity with web development for program recruiting and information sharing;
* Experience with implementation of collective bargaining agreements.


The position will involve occasional evening and week-end responsibilities as well as occasional travel to regional and state locations for meetings. The position plays a key role in the emergency response plan for student or faculty emergencies in the grouping certificate or degree programs, which can require unexpected and sudden meetings, travel, and responsibilities.

Additional Information:

EQUIVALENCY STATEMENT:Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training and experience required for the responsibilities of this position.


Finalists will need to provide a written statement describing their rationale for wanting to provide leadership in an open admissions college and the outcomes they would hope to accomplish through that leadership. (Please do not submit this information until you are specifically requested to do so.)

SALARY: Commensurate with education and experience

DATES OF APPOINTMENT: TEMPORARY APPOINTMENT January through June 30, 2018; the successful candidate for the temporary, interim appointment will be eligible to apply for a regular appointment to the position through the open search process.

Application Instructions:



In order to be considered for this position, you must submit your credentials online. Only applications from current GCC employees will be considered. Create a Greenfield Community College account by clicking on the APPLY NOW tab below. You will be able to upload the following documents, which are required for consideration:

* Resume
* Cover letter
* Contact information for 5 professional references

Applications accepted up to and including December 2, 2017. Only applications from current GCC employees will be considered.

Official transcripts must be submitted upon appointment and successful completion of a criminal background check may be required.

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