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Associate Dean, ESL (Internal Only)
Salt Lake Community College in Salt Lake City, Utah
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Date Posted 02/28/2019
Salary Based on qualifications -  
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Title

Associate Dean, ESL (Internal Only)

Open Internally or Externally


If faculty, tenure track status

Not Applicable

Reports to (title)

Dean, School of Applied Technology & Technical Specialties


College Academic Readiness/ESL (School of SATTS)-2N5

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Position Type


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Starting Salary

Based on qualifications

Job Open Date


Open Until Filled


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Job Summary

The Associate Dean (AD) is primarily responsible for shaping the success, growth, and future in the area of English as a Second Language (ESL). Acting as the primary spokesperson for assigned faculty and students, the AD will work with the College administration, peer institutions, the community, and prospective students in the critical areas of curriculum development, recruitment, and retention to provide effective educational offerings to students. They must proactively facilitate professional teamwork among faculty members within the SAT and across the Salt Lake Community College community in order to successfully accomplish the desired vision and mission. The work of this Associate Dean will be closely tied to the Core Themes of the College Mission and the initiatives designed to further those efforts.

(Note: Associate Deans are at-will and serve at the pleasure of the College president.)

Essential Responsibilities and Duties

Academic Programs: To include primary responsibility for program delivery in ESL, serving both credit and non-credit (SAT) areas.
1. Assist the dean in developing new and modifying existing programs to promote student learning outcomes and program effectiveness. This may involve activities such as the following: Collecting and utilizing survey data and student interest data; developing program impact; preparing and coordinating articulation agreements; implementing Concurrent Enrollment processes; coordinating transfer information; coordinating utilization of facilities.
2. Initiate, plan, and oversee implementation of all academic offerings in the division or department, with appropriate involvement of assigned faculty and staff, the Dean, and College planning bodies. Wherever appropriate, utilize and report the advice of Program Advisory Committees (PACs) and provide staff support for PACs.
3. Along with deans, take a leading role in academic program quality and assessment of student learning outcomes. Serve on the school Curriculum Committee and Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Committee. Assist with department- and College-wide evaluations for agencies such as the Board of Regents, the Northwest Association of Colleges and Universities, and provide leadership for disciplinary and/or processional accreditation.
4. Ensure inter-departmental/inter-division coordination and cooperation, communicating effectively with the dean, the department members, and other members of the College community.
5. Meet with department or division members on a regular basis to ensure coordination, communication, and dissemination of information.
6. Ensure that the class schedule meets students’ needs, while at the same time being fiscally responsible and efficient. Participate in College-wide scheduling processes in a timely manner, meeting all established deadlines. Coordinate with regional directors in scheduling classes at the College’s various sites. When classes must be canceled, coordinate with affected students, the Scheduling Office, and facilities administrators.
7. Support the exploration, scheduling, improvement, and use of learning modalities and delivery methods, including flexibly scheduled learning, distance learning, and classroom technologies.
8. Ensure that the College catalog is accurate, well written, and current, and assist in the preparation of all relevant College documents, including the class schedule, brochures, etc.
9. Maintain an inventory of current course syllabi, and monitor the development of new and revised syllabi.
1.Ensure that College personnel policy and procedure is appropriately applied to personnel matters within the department or division.
2. Coordinate and approve Academic Support Compensation within guidelines in the Academic Guide and others established by the College.
3. Utilize College policy and procedure to resolve faculty and staff grievances, concerns, and problems.
4. Coordinate and evaluate the professional activities of all members of their division or department, to include providing guidance to faculty regarding professional growth, evaluation, and tenure. Participate in the tenure process as described in policy. Assist the Office of Human Resources and Faculty Development Office in coordinating and facilitating necessary faculty records.
5. Consult with faculty members and the Dean regarding faculty recruitment, appointments, promotion, sabbatical leave, faculty retention, and other personnel matters, adhering to all appropriate policies and procedures.
6. Hire, orient and train, supervise and (if needed) discipline adjunct instructors and coordinate with assigned faculty and other College offices in their administration, and help adjunct instructors to develop pedagogic skills and collegiality within the department.
7. In collaboration with the Dean and Provost, verify and manage the assignment of the full-time faculty teaching assignments in compliance with established procedures and directives.
8. Provide for the management and supervision of assigned support staff and facilitate support for faculty teaching and service activities.
9. Appoint appropriate task forces and work groups within the department or division.
10. Schedule and coordinate work-study students, lab coordinators, readers, graders, and aides where applicable.
1. Serve as liaison for the department or division, especially for students. This requires that the AD’s office be covered, such that students and staff will find the AD’s office attended and open for business during regular business hours.
2. Coordinate with Student Services and department or division members to provide appropriate advisement and consultation for students in department and division programs.
3. Coordinate with Student Services and faculty members to recruit students to department or division programs.
4. Participate in admission processes for selective programs, and help adjudicate student grievances as described in the Code of Student Conduct, and serve as a liaison for students and adjunct faculty members.
5. Promote successful student transfer and/or job placement and/or cooperative education placement.
6. Coordinate with Student Services in the administration of financial aid and scholarships.
As leaders of faculty, it is important that ADs have appropriate familiarity with the faculty
roles and duties within the department. Depending on the needs of the department or
division, ADs are permitted to teach one class per term. Deans are responsible to insure that
AD teaching schedules do not detract from their primary administrative duties in accordance
1. SLCC Policies and Procedures 3.03 (Conflict of Interest, External Employment and
Consultation) III.B.1:
All personnel of the College holding full-time salaried positions shall give full
services to the work of the College during scheduled work periods.
2. SLCC Policies and Procedures 3.03 (Conflict of Interest) IV.A.3:
Other College Employment. No employee should be paid twice for performing the
same service…
Therefore, all AD teaching requests require prior consultation with and approval from the
appropriate Dean. Deans are required to sign AD overload teaching contracts. Additionally,
Deans must document their approval in a signed memo to the Provost for Academic Affairs
with cc to the AD. If an AD overload assignment occurs during normal AD duty hours (per
section ‘Appointment of ADs,’ Part G) the memo must also specify a plan for the AD to make
up any full-time work effort, which will be supplanted by the overload teaching assignment.
Compensation for teaching will be at the overload rate.
1. Monitor department inventory, supplies, and capital equipment.
2. Prepare and maintain a department or division budget.
3. Coordinate the informed budget process among department or division members and initiate budget requests with their justifications.
4. Maintain fiscal control of department budgets, ensuring that department funds are used in accordance with all College policy and state statute.
Other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications

Served as a full-time faculty member who taught for at least three years at a regionally accredited institution of higher education in ESL

Served as a full-time faculty member who taught for at least three years at a regionally accredited institution of higher education in developmental education

Minimum Qualifications

1. Masters degree in Linguistics, TESL, Higher Education Administration, or related field required.

2. Five years of progressively responsible work experience in higher education administration, retention services, ESL administration, and/or developing and assessing co-curricular learning outcomes.

4. Have served as full-time faculty member who has taught for at least three years (may include administrators returning to teaching, retired faculty members who want to return, etc.).

5. Evidence of significant and productive participation in department-level processes such as scheduling, program review, department test preparation and administration, curriculum development student issues, and other department tasks.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

1. Innovative, collaborative and flexible management style that demonstrates understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds.

2. Ability to work in a team setting.

3. Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills.

4. Ability to address faculty, staff, and student issues in a positive manner at the department or division level and in collaboration with other college departments, divisions, and administrators.

5. Ability to meet deadlines.

6. Integrity and high ethical standards, and an ability to engender trust.

7. Excellent computer skills.

8. Ability to lead, direct, and manage departmental personnel, making appropriate decisions.

9. Ability to manage the department or division in compliance with College policies, procedures, guidelines, and direction.

10. Commitment to keep the College accessible to a diverse urban population and ability to promote cultural, economic, and ethnic diversity. Ability to effectively represent the School of Applied Technology and Salt Lake Community College interests both internally and externally.

11. Sensitivity to, respect for, and understanding of the needs of economically and educationally disadvantaged populations preferably in a higher education setting. Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of diverse people, ability, culture, ethnic background, to maintain good working relationships across the College. Ability to work with all groups in a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic background fo community college students, faculty and staff, including those with disabilities.

12. Knowledge of, and experience with, curriculum leadership and development in ESL, adult basic skills offerings and assessment.

Special Instructions

More information about Salt Lake Community College benefits:
*Please indicate on your resume if your work experience is full-time or part-time.



SLCC Information

Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) is fully committed to policies of equal employment and nondiscrimination. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, religion, protected veteran status, expression of political or personal beliefs outside of the workplace, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

SLCC is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”).

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check.

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