DEAN OF ACADEMIC INNOVATIONS AND ALTERNATIVE STUDIES - Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill Massachusetts

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Northern Essex Community College

Haverhill, Massachusetts

United States


Detailed Job Description

DEAN OF ACADEMIC INNOVATIONS AND ALTERNATIVE STUDIES:  Academic and Student Affairs, Haverhill/Lawrence Campus. Non-unit Professional Position. Anticipated start date: November 2014.

The Dean of Academic Innovations and Alternative Studies reports to the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs.  S/he is responsible for facilitating the exploration, development, and implementation of modes of education beyond traditional classroom and existing online courses, particularly aimed at students who face substantial obstacles to access to a college education.  This could include self-paced, competency-based, and new types of online courses as well as other non-traditional approaches.  The Dean will focus on program and business development and the associated academic, accreditation, budgetary, contractual, marketing, regulatory, and technological challenges.  S/he will work closely with college faculty, academic administrators, student support service professionals, the Professional Development Center, and other partners.

A Master’s Degree in Education or other relevant discipline.  Substantial program development experience—including working with academic, student support, business, marketing, contractual, and regulatory aspects—in a higher education institution.  Experience with non-traditional forms of higher education, including online learning.  Teaching experience at the college level.  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.  Flexibility, adaptability, and attention to detail.  High energy and ability to multitask.  Demonstrated ability to contribute positively to a diverse, multi-ethnic, multi-cultural student/faculty population and campus environment. Commitment to the comprehensive community college mission.


A Doctorate degree in Education or other relevant discipline.  Experience in a community college, particularly in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts system.  Knowledge of alternative learning modalities and emerging education technologies.  History of building faculty teams dedicated to increasing access and improving student learning.  Bilingual (Spanish/English).

TO APPLY:To be considered for this position we must receive the following:

  • Cover letter, describing your qualifications and experience
  • Resume
  • References
  • Graduate transcripts

SALARY: $85,000.00 – $100,000.00 annually with complete fringe benefit package.  Actual salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

DEADLINE DATE: October 17, 2014                          POST#: 50045

Northern Essex Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College’s Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.

Keyword Phrases

  • Prizes, Initiative, Innovation
  • Appreciative Inquiry
  • Diverse Workforce
  • Academic Administration
  • Other Deans
Employment Type:Higher Education Executives
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: See Job Description
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter