Associate Dean, STEM - Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland Ohio

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Cuyahoga Community College

Cleveland, Ohio

United States


Detailed Job Description

Campus or Location

Western Campus

Job Responsibilities

• Provides leadership and management for Science and Math disciplines at the Western campus

• Works in coordination with the College-wide Engineering and Information Technology programs to ensure Western Campus students’ access to engineering and information technology courses as well as to provide campus support for faculty

• Responsible for the development, review and evaluation of academic plans, curriculum, programs, course schedules and budgets within the department

• Recruits, selects, supervises and evaluates faculty and departmental staff

• Supports the Academic Dean in the successful deployment of campus strategic initiatives related to STEM education; strengthening the pipeline from secondary to post-secondary education; and experiential opportunities that increase students’ workforce readiness, degree and certificate completion

• Identifies grant opportunities geared toward increasing students’ experiential, research and co-op experiences in STEM fields

• Collaborates with other academic area team members as part of the campus-based academic leadership team in order to keep programs relevant and current

• Develops and manages the department’s academic schedule, handles student issues, conducts curriculum assessment, evaluation, and revisions as necessary

• Ensures the communication of plans, activities and expectations for faculty and staff at various levels within the campus and within the division

• Performs other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications


• Master’s degree in a STEM-related field and a minimum of seven years of demonstrated executive experience in a STEM-related discipline in a higher education environment

• Demonstrated executive experience planning, assigning, scheduling, supervising and ensuring the quality of the work of others

• Demonstrated experience Forecasting, Planning, Maintaining, Preparing, and Monitoring a business area’s budget

• Demonstrated experience effectively making decisions that have significant, broad implications on the management and operations of a division (or equivalent business area)

• Demonstrated effectiveness in a role requiring dynamic and abstract problem solving methods in adaptive situations


• Possesses comprehensive knowledge of Higher Education leadership theories, concepts and practices with the ability to use in complex, difficult and/or unprecedented situations as it pertains to the departmental focus

• Possesses broad based knowledge of existing and emerging pedagogies and academic delivery systems

• Possesses broad based knowledge of supporting student success

• Ability to manage and supervise a diverse staff

• Possesses strong administrative and management skills

• Possesses a commitment to working with cross-functional teams

• Possesses a commitment to professional development and continuous learning and improvement

• Possesses excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills

• Possesses strong organizational, time-management skills, and is results-oriented

• Demonstrated creative thinker and a problem solver

• Works accurately with great attention to detail

• Possesses intermediate-level project management skills

• Possesses basic-level Blackboard skills (or equivalent program)

• Possesses intermediate-level Banner System skills (or equivalent program)

• Possesses intermediate-level skills with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

• Possesses basic-level skills with Microsoft Access

• Ability to independently set goals and determine best course of action to achieve desired results

• Ability to confidentially and discreetly handle subject matters requiring privacy and sensitivity

• Ability to collaborate, persuade, gain cooperation and acceptance of ideas on significant projects

• Ability to collaborate, negotiate and resolve conflicts on major projects

• Ability to facilitate top-level collaboration while managing sensitive issues

• Ability to develop and maintain relationships with key contacts to enhance work flow and quality

• Sensitivity to respond appropriately to the needs of a diverse population

Preferred Qualifications


• Doctoral Degree


• Possesses working knowledge of curriculum development and program review

• Possesses working knowledge of academic quality systems

• Ability to adapt and respond quickly to the changing needs of the organization and its internal and external constituents


• Servant Leadership
• Collaboration / Inclusion
• Results Focus

• Communication
• Flexibility / Adaptability
• Continuous Improvement / Innovation

• Customer Service
• Time Utilization / Organization
• Quality of Work

Work Schedule

Standard College hours 8:30-5:00. Hours may vary depending on business unit needs.

Target Hiring Rate/Salary

Special Note 

Special Note

Posting Open Date04/29/2015

Special Instructions to Applicants

During the application process, you may be required to attach a cover letter and/or resume. It is recommended that you have these documents ready to be attached electronically to the online application. This system accepts only MS Word or PDF attachments. Any employment with the College is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background check and drug screen.

Affirmative Action Statement

Cuyahoga Community College is committed to attaining excellence through the recruitment and retention of a qualified and diverse workforce. Cuyahoga Community College is an equal employment/educational opportunity institution

Keyword Phrases

  • STEM
  • Associate Dean, STEM
  • Exemplary Learning and Teaching Community
  • Embrace Diversity
  • Promote Individual Development and Quality of Life
  • Sciences Deans
  • Engineering 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