Springfield Technical Community College — Assistant Dean, School of STEM

Assists the Dean of the School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics with the administration, operation, division scheduling, budgetary matters, and promotion of programs in the School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prepares documentation and oversee external accreditation activities.
  • Provides program review support.
  • Works closely with department chairs and program directors to assure effective, efficient and people friendly operation of all units and to maximize cooperation and coordination of operations.
  • Assists the Dean in overseeing the STEM center and its staff.
  • Develops, markets, and maintains continuing education opportunities working with Workforce Development as needed.
  • Works to achieve cultural diversity in staff, student population, and curricula.
  • Provides technical program information and assistance to administrators, faculty, staff, and external audiences to promote programs in the School.
  • Assists in the academic orientation of new faculty and ongoing professional development opportunities for all division faculty.
  • Promotes innovative teaching methodologies and use of instructional technology.
  • Collaborates with other Schools to support STEM programs.
  • Assists in the promotion and marketing of the College and School image and articulation of programs in the college service area. Maintains close liaisons and harmonious relationships with educational and public agencies to foster strong working relationships.
  • Responds in a timely and professional manner to the suggestions, inquiries, and complaints of students, faculty, and staff as assigned or approved by the Dean.
  • Compiles and analyzes data related to the operation of the school and prepares reports, proposals, presentation, information, and materials requested by the Dean of the School.
  • Involves faculty in strategic planning and program review.
  • Participates in and promotes projects that enhance instruction and help the School to achieve annual goals and objectives which are a part of strategic planning.
  • Ensures that instructional facilities, equipment, and supplies are adequate and in a suitable, safe state for use.
  • Disseminates research findings on STEM issues to the faculty, staff, and other agencies as appropriate.
  • Collaborates with the Dean in oversight of catalog changes, brochures, monthly and annual reports, surveys, and other documents as needed.
  • Assists in grant development.
  • Assists in the assessment of new curricula and programs to meet the needs of the region, considering appropriate issues of feasibility and sustainability.
  • Represents the School at local and state meetings related to STEM programs and initiatives as assigned by the Dean of the School.
  • Represents the Dean of the School as assigned by the Dean.
  • Serves on program advisory boards, collaborates with community workforce investment boards and institutions to support academic initiatives and projects.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities related to those listed above which do not alter the basic level of the position.
  • Oversees course scheduling.
  • Assists with faculty observations.

Requirements:

  • Master’s degree and a bachelor’s degree in a STEM discipline.
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in higher education administration at the Director, or above, level in a college or university (community college preferred).
  • College-level teaching experience in a STEM discipline.
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing, and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to use technology effectively to perform daily duties and to gather and disseminate information to faculty and staff.
  • Knowledge of innovative teaching methodologies, including technological applications and distance learning strategies.
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student body.
  • Proven commitment to high academic standards and integrity.
  • Understanding of, and commitment to, the community college mission, vision, and values.

Equivalency Statement:
Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training and experience required for the responsibilities of this position

Additional Information:
Salary: $95,000 – $105,000 per annum plus fringe benefits, state-funded position. Starting salary will dependent upon qualifications and experience. Twelve-month position, Non-Unit Professional (NUP)

Benefits: Yes

Grand Funded: No

Closed: February 10, 2023 or Open Until Filled

All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. Springfield Technical Community College is not sponsoring H1B Visa.

COVID VACCINATION REQUIREMENT:
Candidates for employment should be aware that Springfield Technical Community College faculty and staff are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Accordingly, initial employment is dependent upon receipt and verification of full vaccination status records; details of how to fulfill vaccine record verification requirements will be provided during the hire and onboarding process.

INFORMATION AWARENESS SECURITY TRAINING:
Candidates for employment should be aware that all STCC employees are required to complete Information Awareness Security Training within thirty days of their orientation date and annually thereafter.

Application Instructions:
All applicants must apply online at www.stcc.edu/about-stcc/employment by submitting a cover letter**, resume and three (3) professional references.

**Cover letter must demonstrate how your education and experience qualifies you for this position.

PRE-EMPLOYMENT DETAILS:
STCC conducts a pre-employment screening. Initial and continued employment is dependent upon meeting National Background Check, Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and/or Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check and if applicable, Physical and Alcohol/Drug Testing requirements. Screening also includes verification of academic credentials, licenses, certifications, and/or verification of work history. Finalist(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment screening as a condition of employment.

POLICY STATEMENT ON AFFIRMATIVE ACTION, EQUAL OPPORTUNITY & DIVERSITY
Springfield Technical 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 or military 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 for Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator, Kathryn C. Senie, Ed.D, J.D. at 413.755.5642 or via email at kcsenie@stcc.edu, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. Springfield Technical Community College will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT
STCC’s personnel and academic decisions, programs and policies are formulated and conducted in a manner, which will ensure equal access for all people and prevent discrimination. As part of this effort, a College will ensure that employment and academic decisions, programs and policies will be based solely on the individual eligibility, merit or fitness of applicants, employees and students without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, marital status, military service, gender identity, genetic information, sexual orientation or political or union affiliation.

URL: www.stcc.edu

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