Kirkwood Community College
To advance the college’s mission, vision, principles, values and strategic initiatives through continuous improvement decisions.
GENERAL JOB SUMMARY:
Under minimal supervision, the Associate Dean is responsible for the daily Agriculture Sciences Departmental academic operation and management of adjunct faculty at Kirkwood. The Associate Dean must convey a professional and positive image as a representative of Kirkwood Community College. Must exercise exceptional organizational skills, independent judgment, initiative, and confidentiality in the successful operation of the department. Requires the ability to lead, supervise, problem solve and interact positively with a diverse group of people. An understanding of technology in higher education and office productivity is necessary.
UNIVERSAL CORE COMPETENCIES:
- Advocate for Continual Improvement- empowering each other to identify opportunities for excellence.
- Collaborate with Mutual Accountability- working together with a willingness to take ownership and account for our actions.
- Champion Service- anticipating needs and create a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive environment.
- Perseverance- commitment to excellence even in the face of adversity or delay in achieving success.
- Lead- regardless of title, through positive influence.
- Plan, coordinate and promote credit programming and initiatives with the department faculty and staff in collaboration with the Dean, Department Coordinator and other college departments.
- Identify current and emerging trends and opportunities in higher education to develop and maintain visionary and responsive community partnerships.
- Lead and supervise adjunct faculty and Department Assistants.
- Plan and offer professional development for sharing new instructional strategies.
- Develop, implement and oversee applicable program goals, operating policies, and procedures in collaboration with the Dean.
- Recruit, screen, interview, hire, train, and supervise adjunct faculty and Department Assistants.
- Lead course schedule preparation and monitor student enrollment.
- Work collaboratively to develop marketing, recruitment, and retention strategies.
- Promote adjunct faculty development; recommend and coordinate activities to meet faculty development and program goals.
- Manage day-to-day program operations including student advising, registration, policies/procedures, student issues, communications and other departmental activities.
- Assist in faculty workload decisions to insure appropriate staffing, equity, and efficient resource utilization.
- Be able and willing to represent the College in a positive manner with prospective, former and current students, faculty, administrators, clients, suppliers, and the community we serve
- Assume responsibility; deal effectively with problems, and exercise independent judgment when making decisions.
- Establish and maintain good working relationships with students, colleagues, staff, administrators, and the general public.
- Read, understand, and express oneself clearly and effectively in oral and written form
- Possess strong human relations skills; get along with diverse personalities.
- Possess a working knowledge of personal computers, educational media equipment and technologies to problem solve technical issues with faculty.
- Be a creative, energetic, and self-motivated individual who demonstrates leadership, strong public relations skills, professional appearance, positive attitude and collaborative work habits within the department, and in active participation in college activities.
- Welcome, value, and nurture people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, as well as support and promote an environment that accepts difference.
The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential job duties/responsibilities and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.
The following physical conditions and hazards may be encountered while working in this position:
Typical Working Conditions:
- Indoor environment
- Standing under 1/3 of the time.
- Walking under 1/3 of the time.
- Sitting up to 2/3 of the time.
- Using hands under 1/3 of the time.
- Reaching with hands and arms under 1/3 of the time.
- Climbing or balancing under 1/3 of the time.
- Talking or hearing over 2/3 of the time.
- This position requires lifting up to 10 pounds 1/3 of the time.
- Completion of master’s degree .
- 4 years of related leadership experience.
- Experience as a teacher/instructor, student advising, coordination in higher education.
- Community College experience preferred.
Kirkwood Community College shall not engage in nor allow unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment. This includes all employment practices, hiring practices, and unwelcome harassment of applicants or employees based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or genetic information. Veteran status will also be respected and protected to the extent covered by law.
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