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Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs
Westchester Community College in Valhalla, New York
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Date Posted 07/16/2019
Executive-Academic Vice President and Provost
Salary $95,297 -  USD Per Year
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

About Westchester Community College:
Westchester Community College was founded in 1946 as the New York State Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences in White Plains. In 1957, the County of Westchester bought the 360-acre John Hartford estate in Valhalla and designated 218 acres for the community college. Westchester Community College is more than just the county's largest educational institution. It is a living, breathing part of Westchester that goes beyond the influence of a typical college and affects the lives of all who enter its doors.

Job Description:
Academic Affairs seeks a dynamic leader possessing college-level administrative experience working with faculty and students to serve as the Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs. The chosen candidate will be expected to have excellent writing, communication, technology, and problem-solving skills and a facility for monitoring programs and academic information. The chosen candidate is expected to have sufficient background in postsecondary assessment to support the research and planning functions of Academic Affairs. Knowledge and experience in the areas of accreditation and state policy/policy mandates is a plus. The Assistant Dean reports directly to Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs.  Responsibilities include:

Providing leadership and management of Academic Operations, including overseeing scheduling and calendar, website and catalog content for Academic Affairs, and faculty communication/information such as faculty manuals and policy communication for dissemination.
Facilitating the revision, development and approval of academic programs, courses and policy.
Maintaining good communication between Academic Affairs and the college community, the State University of New York, and transfer institutions.
Assisting in the interpretation and implementation of academic initiatives mandated by the State University of New York.
Assessment liaison, ensuring that assessment and program review are occurring on schedule and supported by Academic Affairs.
Developing and overseeing procedures for collecting, publishing and maintaining accurate academic information.
Negotiating and drafting transfer articulation agreements.
Providing workshops on issues related to course and program development, as needed.
Serving on the Academic Leadership Council and other appropriate college committees.
All other duties, as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  A Master's degree in Higher Education Administration, Public Policy or Public Administration, or one of the social sciences is required.  Five years of experience in higher education administration, 3 years of which must have been in a supervisory position, is also required. The successful candidate must be excellent with technology and able to communicate effectively, orally and in writing. All candidates must have evidence of responsiveness to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practice in all college policies, practices, and personnel.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  College-level teaching experience is preferred.  


Additional Information:
POSITION EFFECTIVE: The position will remain open until filled.

SALARY & BENEFITS: The starting salary is $95,297 plus excellent benefits. 

Application Instructions:
TO APPLY:    Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire. Candidates should submit a letter expressing interest in this position, a resume, and three professional references.  Priority will be given to applications received by: September 6, 2019.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Westchester Community College provides accessible, high quality and affordable education to meet the needs of our diverse community. We are committed to student success, academic excellence, workforce development, economic development and lifelong learning.  Westchester Community College is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer.


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