East Campus Seeks Interim Dean of Social Sciences and Physical Education

East Campus is seeking an internal candidate for interim dean of social sciences and physical education, a one-year, temporary role. The dean serves as a front-line learning leader of the College and a member of the campus president’s leadership team, responsible for promoting academic, administrative and fiscal leadership in accordance with Valencia’s Strategic Learning Plan. The interim assignment will commence late July 2017 and continue through Saturday, June 30, 2018.

Essential job functions include:

1. Learning

A. Assess learning at the program and division level by contributing to the design of formative and summative assessments at the program and division level addressing the questions: “What are students learning?” and “How do we know?”; producing reports on progress made toward the achievement of learning outcomes; and designing, collecting data for, implementing and evaluating division plans related to institutional effectiveness.

B. Support faculty and staff through honest communication and professional development recommendations by hearing their ideas and concerns with an open mind and communicating directly and honestly regarding achievements and challenges by providing recommendations for professional development and timely performance evaluations.

C. Ensure the integrity of academic programs by upholding professional and accreditation standards by collaborating with faculty on curriculum development and upholding professional and accreditation standards.

2. Leadership

A. Provide conflict resolution, mediation and negotiation of student, staff and faculty concerns by listening to and evaluating student concerns that are beyond the scope of Student Services, such as concerns involving academic matters, faculty or instruction, referring unresolved student concerns to the appropriate institutional area.

B. Select, supervise, evaluate and develop faculty and staff by requesting new positions as needed; contributing to the design of hiring committees for faculty and staff; and participating with faculty, staff and administration in the selection of new employees.

C. Build and maintain partnerships among faculty, staff, administration and community members by collaborating with community members to assess program needs; contributing to the design, implementation and evaluation of new programs and processes that support Valencia’s Learning Centered focus; and collaborating with administration, faculty and staff in campus and collegewide planning in accordance with Valencia’s Strategic Learning Plan.

D. Formulate strategic division plans.

E. Participate in the governance and committee work of the College by serving on the Instructional Affairs Committee and as members or chairs of other committees, task forces and governing councils as necessary to advance learning and contribute to the shared governance of the College.

3. Division Administration

A. Support, manage and assess division programs.

B. Provide enrollment management by scheduling instruction and determining what mix of classes will be offered, when classes will be offered, who will teach classes, where classes will be taught and assessing the effectiveness of the schedule in contributing to student learning.

C. Administer the budget by collaborating with faculty and staff to determine funding needs and priorities, preparing the division budget and managing and transferring funds within the division budget to support projects to accomplish learning goals.

D. Develop and manage financial and other resources by participating in seeking, developing and managing external grants that promote strategic learning objections of the division; supporting adoption and acquisition of appropriate new technologies; and planning and advocating for safe and comfortable learning spaces for faculty, staff and students.

4. Assume Other Duties as Assigned

For a list of qualifications and knowledge, skills and abilities recommended for the job, or to apply:

  1. Log in to Atlas.
  2. Click on the Employees tab.
  3. Click on the Access Valencia EDGE graphic in the My Development channel. A new window will open.
  4. Access the My Career channel, which will be in the first line of buttons.
  5. In the Apply section at the bottom of the page, click on Search.
  6. Click on Explore Open Jobs. 
  7. Find the posting entitled, Dean, Social Science or type in SE0651 as the keyword or ReqID.
  8. Click on the Job Ad for more information or Apply Now to submit your application.

The closing date to apply is Friday, July 7, 2017, at 7 p.m.

If you have any questions about applying, please contact Maryam Khan, coordinator, employment and onboarding, at mkhan22@valenciacollege.edu or 407-299-5000, extension 2816.

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