Location: Franklin, MA Category: Administration/Staff Posted On: Mon Jul 1 2019 Job Description:
The Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA) reports to the President and serves as Chief Academic Officer. The Vice President is a member of an innovative senior leadership team; provides leadership and management to all academic units; oversees the ongoing review of curriculum and assessment; and provides vision and strategic leadership as an agent of innovation and change. The Vice President directs and manages the curriculum strategic planning process, accreditation and state degree approval processes and ensures that the College curriculum reflects the Mission of the College. The VPAA oversees the School of the Arts, School of Business, Joan Phelps Palladino School of Dance and the School of Liberal Arts. The budgeted salary for this position is $155,000.00 - $170,000.00.
Directs all matters relating to curriculum and instruction;
Motivates, mentors and leads the Academic Affairs Leadership Team including the School Deans and the Faculty;
Oversees administrative policy, staffing and budgets for all academic programs;
Identifies and leads the development and implementation of innovative curriculum, assessment, teaching and learning delivery initiatives in accordance with institutional goals;
Develops and advances all strategic and operational plans for Academic Affairs;
Oversees the development, implementation and assessment of faculty development and performance initiatives;
Assists the President with special projects as needed.
10-15 years senior management experience in higher education required;
Ed.D./PhD and record of teaching excellence experience required;
Prior experience with development and delivery of curriculum for undergraduate students including experience managing NECHE and the Department of Higher Education accrediting and approval processes;
Experience managing budgets and corresponding academic planning including development of new degree programs, plans for appropriate instructional technology to enhance the learning and delivery experience, and creating and implementing innovative curriculum and delivery systems;
Experience developing and managing articulation agreements, academic and entrepreneurial partnerships and collaborations.
WHY BEING VICE PRESIDENT FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS AT DEAN COLLEGE IS A SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY
The retiring Vice President for Academic Affairs has left a legacy of innovation in collaboration with the faculty and the Senior Management Team to implement new baccalaureate degree programs in Athletic Coaching and Recreation Management, Biology, Communications, Criminal Justice and Homeland Security, Early Childhood Education, Entertainment Industry Management, Exercise Science, Marketing, Sports Broadcasting, and Sport Management. In addition, the College introduced a B.F.A. in Dance and ensured that all Associate Degree programs have a pathway into a four-year Dean baccalaureate degree program or at a partnership institution.
The Vice President for Academic Affairs is the driving force behind efforts of continuous improvement and innovation in teaching and learning. The most recent evolution of The Dean Difference is the Dean Career Advantage (DCA) initiative which will provide a significant impact in ensuring that Dean students are prepared to join and thrive in the workplace. Through the development of career-readiness courses, new experiential requirements in all programs to reinforce a career mindset, Dean is positioned for tremendous growth and significant opportunity.
Dean College is poised to become a leader among small, liberal arts, baccalaureate institutions. It is a place that prioritizes high quality teaching, creates a challenging but supportive environment for all students, and emphasizes excellence and accountability among students, faculty, and staff. The College's finances are sound, the infrastructure is attractive, the faculty and staff are talented and dedicated, the campus is beautiful, and the community of Franklin is a desirable place to work and live.
Dean College is seeking an energetic, innovative, and entrepreneurial VPAA who is eager and willing to work diligently to guide the academic affairs of the College toward excellence in teaching and learning and prepare Dean graduates for meaningful careers and lives of purpose. The ideal candidate will lead the implementation of new programs of study and deliver the promise of The Dean Difference. A person with the courage to envision and implement change with authenticity and creativity, and lead a dedicated and talented faculty to the next level of teaching and learning, will not only distinguish Dean as a leader in higher education, but will find fulfillment and reward in providing the leadership that enables Dean College to reach its full potential.
Dean College is an equal-opportunity, Title IX institution and pledges to recruit, select and promote diversity by providing equality of opportunity in higher education for all persons, including faculty and staff with respect to hiring, continuation, promotion, and applicants for admission, enrolled students and graduates without discrimination or segregation.
The College is interested in candidates who have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups of colleagues, students, faculty, and community members. All employment decisions are made on a non-discriminatory basis. Dean College prohibits discrimination and harassment based on sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, protected veteran status, work-related injury or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in College programs, services, and activities. A pre-employment background screen is required for all employees and the College participates in the Federally-mandated E-Verify program.
The Assistant Dean of Students, located on the second floor of the Campus Center, telephone 508-541-1841, coordinates the college's compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 Act.
The Director of Human Resources on the first floor of Dean Hall, telephone, 508-541-1681 coordinates the college's compliance with titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act and amendments, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.
The Dean College Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available on this link.
The Dean College Athletics Department is a Provisional Division III member of the NCAA and competes as a member of the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC), Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC), and the USCAA and complies with all NCAA Division III Rules and Regulations.
Internal Number: 112474
About Dean College
Dean College is a not-for-profit institution that is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Today, Dean serves over 1,200 full-time students and close to 200 part-time students, for a full enrollment close to 1,400 and more than 25,000 alumni. The College's future is based soundly upon its rich history of developing programs that meet the changing individual needs of students. Owning an endowment of over $37.5M, Dean emphasizes individual attention and prepares students for further studies or employment upon graduation. Dean's beautiful 100-acre campus is located only 30 miles from Boston, Massachusetts and Providence, RI, and is accessible to Boston by commuter rail. The Dean College/Franklin station is only a five-minute walk from campus.