Associate Dean, Baccalaureate Studies

  • Dallas College
  • Dallas, Texas
  • May 09, 2022
Full time Deans & Directors Other Academic Administration & Affairs

Job Description

Working Title

Associate Dean, Baccalaureate Studies

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Salary Level


Salary Range (Full-Time)

$75,000+ (commensurate with education and experience)

Hourly Rate (Part-Time)

$36.06 per hour

Business Travel

$150.00 per month



Position Type


Position Summary

Dallas College seeks an experienced, innovative, and collaborative team member to support baccalaureate studies including ongoing development and implementation of curriculum and data supports within the School of Education (SOE). The new SOE is being created with the assistance of leaders throughout the region to address the critical shortage of highly qualified educators that is contributing to poor educational achievement and persistence of poverty.

The Associate Dean, Baccalaureate Studies reports to Dean of Baccalaureate Studies, and will assist in academic advancement activities within the SOE associated with the BAS ECE program To include, but not limited to: activities related to SACSCOC accreditation, participation in college-wide planning; enhancement and promotion of the program’s instructional areas, support the efforts of establishing and developing a comprehensive data management plan and collaborate on new initiatives to meet emerging needs of the greater Dallas County region.

The ideal candidate will possess a strong commitment to teacher education, grant development, online/E learnings, and program evaluation/continuous program improvement. The candidate will also have a strong track record in higher education in the areas of data collection, data evaluation, and data sharing.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

The complex role(s) of Associate Dean of Baccalaureate Studies requires a skilled individual who can develop, prepare, and analyze both quantitative and qualitative data around key SOE initiatives. The Associate Dean needs to have passion for the field of data management and its usage towards ongoing program improvement and evaluation.
The Associate Dean must maintain a solid relationship with executive leadership, administrators, faculty, staff, and students to achieve the goals of the department, School, and College, cultivating a positive work environment. Must have an advanced knowledge of policies and procedures and adhere to high ethical standards when implementing process and improvements to comply with College guidelines. Must be able to:
• Demonstrate knowledge of the purpose of community colleges and the vision of Dallas College.
• Demonstrated success as a teacher and scholar in a recognized college or university.
• Demonstrated understanding and involvement in Early Childhood, K-12, or higher education policy.
• Knowledge of relevant education laws (e.g., FERPA, Title IX, Clery Act, etc.).
• Demonstrate the capacity to understand how the various technology systems used with monitoring academic compliance work together.
• Be proficient in the use of both quantitative and qualitative data to drive systemic and strategic changes that are needed to improve student and faculty experiences within academic programs.
• Exhibits passion, idealism, integrity, a positive attitude, and is mission-driven and self-directed.
• Demonstrate ability to work with various departments within Dallas College.
• Work in a fast-paced environment that require addressing multiple tasks simultaneously
• Demonstrate commitment to the promotion of diversity and equity.
• Demonstrate commitment to diversity and equity in education through leadership, scholarship, teaching, and/or service.
• Exhibits strong data collection and reporting skills in higher education and/or in the PK-12 as well.
• Highly collaborative leader with experience in a comparably diverse and complex college/university with a proven track record of enhancing academic quality, instructional excellence, institutional diversity, equity and inclusion, and student success.
• Excellent time management, organizational and problem-solving skills.

Physical Requirements

Normal physical job functions performed within a standard office environment.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with physical challenges to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.

Minimum Knowledge and Experience

• Master’s Degree in relevant subject matter.
• Four (4) years of experience in a data management role focused on continuous improvement in higher education and/or PK-12.
• Strong experience working with grant development and monitoring (local and/or federal level).
• Extensive knowledge of teacher preparation programming and the current local, state, and national education landscape.
• Public school experience as a teacher and/or administrative capacity a plus.
• ***Will be subject to a criminal background check. Some positions may be subject to a fingerprint check. ***

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
A knowledgeable, skillful, and dedicated team member who will collaboratively manage a complex set of institutional challenges and issues, making difficult decisions focused on moving the SOE forward in a productive and sustainable way that continues to promote success.
Key responsibilities of this leader include (but are not limited to):
• Assists in the preparation of comprehensive analytical reports using quantitative and qualitative data as needed for senior executives and/or Board of Trustees as well as outside stakeholders.
• Supports the development of data processes within the SOE.
• Consistently monitors SOE program effectiveness and use of outcomes for improvement.
• Edits and analyzes data for annual reporting as part of a collaborative team.
• Set up data processes and data collection; including collecting data needed for initial teacher licensure.
• Solves problems by proactively gathering the right data from appropriate sources, probing all facts, considering other perspectives, and recommending alternatives or solutions.
• Creatively engages in data visualization to tell the story of the SOE work.
• Develops logic models for targeted grant submissions.
• Shares best practices around data management with team members and key stakeholders.
• Creates surveys and interview protocols to capture vital quantitative and qualitative data.
• Facilitates data retreats and professional development.
• Consults with staff and faculty to provide technical advice.
• Ensures compliance with sponsor requirements in reporting.
• Prepares a variety of periodic status reports.
• Tracks and analyzes program outcomes.
• Shares data improvements and concerns on an ongoing basis.
• Focuses on building equity through data informed initiatives.
• Completes required Dallas College Professional Development training hours per academic year.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Incumbents may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Position requires regular and predictable attendance.

Dallas College is part of an equal opportunity system that provides education and employment opportunities without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Dallas College complies with the Americans with Disabilities and Veterans Act.

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