Position Title Academic Dean - School of Health & Safety
Begin Date 03/26/2019
End Date Until Filled
Position Information
  1. Position Purpose

Under the direct supervision of the Vice President of Academic Affairs and Workforce Development, provides academic unit leadership in support of learning and learner success.  Specific duties are:  Provides leadership and support to faculty and staff assigned to unit; Collaborates to develop, implement, and evaluate learning experiences. Builds and nurtures relationships with other College units and the external community; Manages resources; Maintains approval and accreditation of unit programs.  The dean shall have the authority, accountability, and responsibility for all aspects of the program.


  1. Duties and Responsibilities


  • PROVIDES LEADERSHIP AND SUPPORT TO FACULTY AND STAFF ASSIGNED TO ALL ACADEMIC PROGRAMS WITHIN NURSING, ALLIED HEALTH, AND PUBLIC SAFETY SERVICES:  Hire high quality individuals; Assure orientation; Evaluate and provide feedback; Foster development/build capacity; Encourage innovation, creativity and empowered decision-making; Foster climate of mutual respect, collaboration, and shared vision and goals; Model professional development and balanced commitment to students and caring for self; Promote open communication; Advocate for students, faculty, staff, programs, and schools; Activity participate in AAC and Academic Affairs initiatives.


  • COLLABORATES TO DEVELOP, IMPLEMENT, AND EVALUATE LEARNING EXPERIENCES:  Work with community of interest to develop and maintain relevant and vital curriculum; Oversee the assessment of student academic achievement; Systematically review curriculums in light of program outcome data and feedback from community of interest; Ensure quality advisement for students; Help students solve problems and assist students in getting help as needed; Encourage the use of powerful pedagogies; Oversee scheduling of courses and assignment of faculty; Grant graduation approval; and Participate in the celebrations of learner success. 


  • BUILDS AND NUTURES RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHER COLLEGE UNITS AND THE EXTERNAL COMMUNITY:  Participate in cross unit committees and projects; Facilitate advisory committee involvement in all programs within the unit; Participate in community and professional advisory groups and functions, and professional affiliations; Provide information for news releases as appropriate; Participate in partnerships with other colleges.


  • MANAGES RESOURCES:  Develop goals, objectives and action plans; Monitor capacity to foster learner success; manage budgetary allotments to assure that resources (technology, human resources, learning resources) are adequate to meet learning needs; Interpret and implement policies, procedures, and union contracts; Evaluate quality of services; Monitor sites for effective learning experiences in collaboration with the faculty; Develop and maintain affiliation contracts; Collaborate in support of recruitment, retention, and articulation; Build and nurture community and donor relationships.


  • MAINTAINS APPROVAL AND ACCREDITATION OF UNIT PROGRAMS:  Maintain program records; File appropriate approval and accreditation reports in collaboration with program coordinators.


  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
Position Requirements
  1. Qualifications – Education, Experience, and Skills
  • Master’s degree with a major in a healthcare field or Master’s degree with a major in education and healthcare-related experience (Degree must be from a regionally or nationally accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent as verified by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc.)
  • Administrative skills
  • Leadership skills.
  • Interpersonal relationship skills.
  • Communication skills.
  • Knowledge of course offerings and program curricula.
  • Assessment of student academic achievement skills.
  • Program evaluation skills.
  • Knowledge of instructional guidelines and procedures.
  • Knowledge of learning and teaching skills.
  • Knowledge of instructional methods.
  • Outcome curriculum and course development skills.
  • Sensitivity to staff concerns.
  • Knowledge of employee evaluation processes.
  • Knowledge of hiring and employee orientation procedures.
  • Knowledge of advisory committee processes.
  • Public relations skills.
  • Knowledge of organizational structure.
  • Knowledge of college resources.
  • Planning skills.
  • Organizational skills.
  • Ability to prioritize.
  • Budgeting skills.
  • Business Management skills.
  • Knowledge of institutional mission, goals, values, policies, procedures, and guidelines.
How to Apply

Reasonable accommodations may be requested and reviewed according to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, transcripts and a resume to the Office of Human Resources (3301 Hocking Parkway Nelsonville, OH 45764), or email a resume and cover letter to hockingjobs@hocking.edu.  

Position will remain open until filled.

Hocking College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, religion, age, disability or military status in employment or the provision of services

When contacted for an interview, an applicant who requires special accommodations due to a disability should notify the office at that time so proper arrangements can be made for the interview.

Contact InformationHuman Resources
3301 Hocking Parkway
Nelsonville, OH 45764
FAX: 740.753.7039
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