Associate Dean, Health Professions

  • Salt Lake Community College
  • Salt Lake City, UT, USA
  • May 29, 2024
Full time Deans & Directors

Job Description


Associate Dean, Health Professions

Salt Lake Community College

Position Title: Associate Dean, Health Professions

Open Internally or Externally: External

If faculty, tenure track status: Not Applicable

Reports to (title): Dean, School of Health Sciences

Department: Div. of Health Professions (School of Health Science)-2H3

Requisition Number: 24299

Position Type: Replacement

Job Category: Administrative

FT/PT: Full-time

Initial Work Location:

Starting Salary: $111,503.00

Job Open Date: 05/28/2024

Job Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Priority Review Date: 06/28/2024

Job Summary: Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) values and endorses strong and effective academic leadership. Associate Deans (ADs) are the foundation for strong and effective academic leadership. SLCC’s Associate Deans are primarily responsible for shaping a division’s success, growth, and future. They have a direct influence over the professional growth and development of individual faculty and students and their programs of study. Associate Deans serve as leaders for faculty in their teaching and service roles. Associate Deans are full-time administrators.The work and effort of effective AD transcends routine management tasks. The AD must clarify, communicate, and implement the department’s vision, mission, guiding principles, goals, and expectations. Acting as the primary spokesperson for assigned faculty and students, this position works with College administration, peer institutions, the community, and prospective students in the critical areas of curriculum development, recruitment, and retention. They must proactively facilitate professional teamwork among faculty members to achieve the desired vision and mission as the best skills, knowledge, and attitudes of faculty are implemented in a collective effort to achieve that end.This is an at will position.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties: Leadership:
  1. Provide leadership, support and supervision for department or division faculty and staff.
  2. Coordinate department or division faculty and staff in endeavors to achieve the College’s mission and strategic plan.
  3. Help the department or division faculty to establish an appropriate vision and appropriate goals that have a clear tie to the College’s mission, and coordinate efforts to achieve those goals.
  4. Manage the departments or division in compliance with college procedures, guidelines and direction.

Academic Programs:
  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 grant proposals; developing program budgets and cost data; determining program impact; preparing and coordinating articulation agreements; implementing Concurrent Enrollment processes; coordinating transfer information; coordinating utilization of facilities; developing and implementing programs and policies.
  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 comprehensive department and College wide evaluations for agencies such as the Board of Regents, the State Board of Career and Technical Education, the Northwest Accreditation Association, program specific accrediting bodies, etc. and provide leadership for disciplinary and/or processional accreditation.
  4. Ensure inter-department/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 motivation, 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.
  10. Manage and verify operational processes and procedures such as teaching assignments, faculty loads, class and room schedules, class changes, etc.+
  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. Utilize evaluation systems to assure successful job performance by faculty and staff. Coordinate all division personnel matters within the context of College personnel policies. Adhere to the Academic Guide.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Provide for the management and supervision of assigned support staff and facilitate support for faculty teaching and service activities.
  10. Appoint appropriate task forces and work groups within the department or division.
  11. Schedule and coordinate work-study students, lab coordinators, readers, graders, and aides where applicable.
  12. Provide collaboration and positive problem solving both within the division and throughout the College.
  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.
  1. Monitor department inventory, supplies, and capital equipment.
  2. Monitor, prepare and maintain department or division budgets.
  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.
  5. Be familiar with Federal and State funding regulations.
  1. As leaders of faculty, it is important that ADs have deep familiarity with the faculty roles and duties within the department. Therefore, all ADs are encouraged to teach at least one class per year, depending on the needs of the department or division. ADs may fulfill this teaching duty during any time of day, during any term, and in any delivery format that best meets the department’s needs. Deans are responsible to ensure that the ADs teaching schedule does not detract from their primary administrative duties. Compensation for teaching will be at the overload rate, and will not exceed 0.5 FTE for the teaching discipline, or a total exceeding 1.5 FTE for the fiscal year.

Other duties as assigned.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties Continued:

Minimum Qualifications: a. Master’s degree, from an accredited college or university, in a related field required.
b. Three (3) years full-time, college level teaching experience.
c. Two (2) years clinical experience working in a Health-related discipline required.

Additional Education and Experience:
1. Have served as a full-time faculty member who have taught for at least three years (may include administrators returning to teaching, retired faculty members who want to return, etc.).
2. 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.

Preferred Qualifications: Doctoral degree from an accredited college or university.Prior experience with discipline-specific accreditation processes.Experience in the tenure process.Prefer a macro-level leadership style that is open, honest, and a willingness to actively listen and follow through.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: 1. Innovative, collaborative and flexible management style.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.11. Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of diverse people, ability, culture, and ethnic background, to maintain good working relationships across the College.12. Ability to work with all groups in a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic background of community college students, faculty, and staff, including those with disabilities.

Non-Essential Responsibilities and Duties:

Special Instructions: Submit Cover letter, CV, transcripts and list of 5 references with contact information.

SLCC Highlights: Salt Lake Community College is Utah’s largest open-access college with the most diverse student body in the state. We proudly educate 45,000+ students pursuing degrees in 100+ programs across 8 areas of study, and Utah’s fastest growing industries and four-year baccalaureate programs consistently welcome SLCC graduates. Every SLCC employee has a hand in transforming students’ lives to strengthen its surrounding communities. SLCC employees work at 11 locations across the valley and capital city of Salt Lake with easy access to the beautiful Wasatch Mountains, world-class outdoor recreation, sporting events, museums, history, and arts and entertainment.Salt Lake Community College seeks and values contributions from each community member and welcomes new and diverse perspectives. A respectful work environment is its top priority; academic excellence and lasting transformation come about when diverse voices can speak and collaborate freely. As an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution, SLCC leads the state with the highest enrollment of students from the Latinx/a/o community. SLCC is committed to serving diverse students and being a model for inclusive and transformative education.

FLSA: Exempt

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”). In addition to URS, SLCC offers several other retirement account options.This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check.

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