North Hennepin Community College, a member of the Minnesota State system of colleges and universities, and one of the largest and most diverse two-year colleges in Minnesota, is accepting applications for the position of Dean of Science, Math, and Health Sciences (Administrator 6).
This position exists to provide educational management and leadership to achieve a high standard of excellence and innovation in teaching and learning, student success, and faculty and staff professional growth in the areas of biology, chemistry, physics/natural sciences, geology, engineering, math, exercise science, and health.The Dean provides leadership, policy development and direction in the development of programs; articulation agreements with four-year colleges and universities; collaboration with secondary education, business and industry; maintains accreditation standards in the programs; provides a positive environment for teaching and learning; gives direction and leadership for conflict resolution and advocates for students, staff and the various departments.
The successful Dean will be defined by colleagues as a trusted advisor, whose empathy is demonstrated through inclusiveness and service to others.This person will be described as having integrity, humility, and an inviting demeanor that puts those around him/her at ease. Consistent with the college's mission, this leader will demonstrate a strong commitment to the value of diversity among students and staff, as well as sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of NHCC students. The Dean works together with colleagues to create a strong sense of fiscal accountability across campus, and to create an atmosphere of trust and respect in which all can succeed.
Education: Master's Degree in a relevant discipline
2 years in higher education
2 years of faculty experience in higher education
Demonstrate success in administration, professional experiences, and applied experiences as it relates to the position
Demonstrate the understanding of the mission of a community college.
Provide evidence of a strong and clear commitment to diversity among students, faculty and staff and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students; experience with collective bargaining and contract administration and demonstrated success in promoting the values of shared governance and participative management; awareness of the imperatives of assessment and accreditation, a track record of proven assessment project success, and ability to propel professional development initiatives within an organization; and the ability to build an academic division that is founded on the importance of communication and collaboration, and must be supportive and empowering to the faculty, staff, and students of the departments.
The ability to identify and effectively promote opportunities and resolve problems, and competence in communication with diverse groups are critical to this position.Highly effective interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to listen, the willingness to communicate frequently with individuals and groups, the ability to write effectively are very necessary to effectively function within this position.The ability to utilize collaborative processes and team leadership to involve staff in decision making is required.The position also requires the ability to establish and maintain productive, collegial and professional working relationships with the internal and external college communities and to develop and sustain new programming.
The Dean must also demonstrate a willingness to use and promote the use of technology and up-to-date teaching methods in the classrooms.This will include responding creatively to new education and technology issues and exhibit the spirit of entrepreneurship in the work of the department.
Facilitation skills are required in order to effectively supervise staff, evaluate and reward performance, and recommend professional improvement and growth opportunities.The position's administrative/policy role is of a direct,
Internal Number: 17767
About NORTH HENNEPIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Conveniently located in Brooklyn Park, North Hennepin Community College offers a variety of quality programs with flexible scheduling options and affordable tuition. NHCC offers more than 70 associate degrees and certificates that prepare students for transfer to university baccalaureate programs and/or for immediate entry into the workforce. NHCC also offers professional training programs and certifications that can lead to career-advancement opportunities. Highly credentialed faculty and staff are dedicated to our students success.