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Divisional Dean for Community Education and Engagement
Tarrant County College District in Fort Worth, Texas
Date Posted 10/28/2022
Salary Commensurate with education and experience -  
Employment Type Full Time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Job Title

Divisional Dean for Community Education and Engagement

Posting Number


Position Status

Full Time

Assignment Length

This field only applies to Faculty

Grant Funded




Class Code


Pay Rate

Commensurate with education and experience




NW Academic Affairs

Job Summary

Reporting to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, this leadership position is responsible for leadership in planning, organizing, administering, and evaluating non-credit instruction and services for the campus. The Division of Community Education is comprised of two institutes: Career and College Preparation, and Personal Enrichment.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Performance Requirements*
  • Promotes, leads, and manages all aspects of day-to-day operations associated with community education programs and services, including the selection, training, and supervision of faculty, staff, and student employees
  • Builds collaborative relationships with other deans and faculty to ensure the alignment of college preparation courses with academic program offerings
  • Develops, implements, and assesses strategies to improve the quality and effectiveness of non-credit programs and services
  • Works with credit programs and the educational outreach department to provide a seamless transition from non-credit courses to credit programs
  • Cultivates expanded revenue opportunities for the division
  • Assesses the needs of the community to identify educational, civic, recreational, and cultural opportunities for service
  • Oversees the development, administration, delivery and assessment of programs and services provided in response to identified needs
  • Develops collaborative partnership with community leaders and organization to maintain and manage the provided learning opportunities
  • Serves as an advocate and community resource
  • Keeps up to date on trends and developments in community engagement that relates to the communities served
  • Recruits, mentors, and manages the performance of qualified staff
  • Employs qualified instructors with the knowledge or skills specific to their topic of instruction
  • Maintains strong working relationships with College academic faculty and leaders
  • Confers and plans with student recruitment staff to implement activities that effectively support the College’s recruitment efforts
  • Accumulates and analyzes data and develops reports demonstrating the effectiveness of program and services provided

General Supervision and Management
  • Develops and implements standards and procedures that ensure consistent daily operations and compliance with College related policies
  • Directs the marketing efforts to increase awareness and to promote programs and services to the community
  • Works collaboratively with academic and student development personnel and external partners to develop and provide quality instruction and service in response to identified needs
  • Recruits, mentors, and manages the performance of qualified staff
  • Employs qualified instructors with the knowledge or skills specific to their topic of instruction

Service Excellence
  • Participates on behalf of the College in external community organizations and associations
  • Demonstrates continued professional growth as evidenced by involvement in the professional associations and continuing education
  • Attends the workplace regularly, reports to work punctually and follows a work schedule to keep up with the demands of the worksite
  • Completes all required training and professional development sessions sponsored through the Tarrant County College (TCC) Institute
  • Supports the values of the College: diversity, teaching excellence, student success, innovation and creativity and service to the College
  • Supports the mission, values and 3 goals and 8 principles of the College*Performs other related tasks as required

SUPERVISION – Works under the general supervision of Vice President of Academic Affairs

*Performs Other Related Tasks as Required

The duties listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

Required Minimum Qualifications

• Master’s degree
• Five (5) years of progressive and relevant experience in a higher education or non-profit organization
• One (1) year of experience supervising employees (e.g., managing and evaluating performance of others)

Preferred Qualifications

· Demonstrated experience leading entrepreneurial and innovative initiatives
· Leadership in creating unique pathways to and through a college for community members
· Proficiency in developing and delivering non-credit programs and services for school age children, adults, seniors, and other target populations
· Experience in organizing community members and groups to find opportunities resolve concerns using community-based solutions

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills
· Effective organizational skills with attention to detail
· Expert customer service and interpersonal skills
· Detailed knowledge of leadership, communication, and self-reflective principles, with the ability to teach these concepts to others
· Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals at all levels of the organization
· Ability to delegate work appropriately to faculty and staff to meet College and campus deliverables.
· Ability to use computer applications and enterprise systems, including proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software
· Skilled in excellent customer service and interpersonal skills with diverse populations


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.




Jane Suresh-Kumar

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