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Human Resource Services

Associate Dean of Law, Public Safety and Human Services

Apply now Tracking Code: 40121
Work Type: Full-time
Categories: Professional/Technical
Salary: $70,000 to $72,000 annual gross


Thirty percent of our student population at Pikes Peak Community College identify themselves as persons of color.  Pikes Peak Community College is looking for applicants who are culturally competent and can demonstrate evidence, understanding, and a commitment to the concepts of diversity, multiculturalism, and their application in the workplace.

Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC) is committed to serving the good of the community. We do this by educating people. We provide open access to higher education and a high quality learning environment in which students can realize new opportunities and gain critical, 21st century skills they need to succeed in the workforce or in further education. Teaching people how to work effectively with others, across boundaries, is central to our mission.

This begins with welcoming and valuing people for who they are and for the unique contributions each person adds to our campus. It also requires our faculty, staff and students to encounter, explore and understand a broad range of ideas and cultures. Our community college mission is inseparable from the ever-­increasing diversity in our society.

Diverse and inclusive learning and working environments promote a free and open exchange of ideas, improve critical thinking, civic engagement and leadership skills, and deepen empathy and respect for those unlike ourselves. Our campus is enriched by a variety of voices and experiences.

Attracting, hiring and retaining a highly engaged workforce that reflects and supports the diversity of our student body are of central importance to our work. Other essential factors are expanding and strengthening opportunities for students to learn and succeed through culturally responsive instruction and diversity-­infused course offerings. We ensure that diversity represents a process of continual learning and improvement by developing, cultivating and sustaining an organizational culture based on mutual respect, inquiry and civility. 

Please visit the College’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion site for additional information.


The associate dean assists the dean in providing leadership in and management of division operations. The associate dean shall represent the division to the broader instructional environment, while conveying the policies of the college and implementing those policies within the division. The associate dean shall maintain commitment to quality instruction, the primary objective of the institution. 

The college is looking for a successful leader, which is defined by colleagues as a trusted advisor whose empathy is demonstrated through inclusiveness and service to others. This role will be described as having integrity, humility, and an inviting demeanor that puts those around them at ease. This role will demonstrate a strong commitment to the value of diversity among students and staff, as well as sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of PPCC students. This role works together with colleagues to create an atmosphere of trust and respect in which all can succeed.

The associate dean will be responsible for the following discipline areas: criminal justice, culinary arts, early childhood education, education, fire science, emergency management, homeland security, law enforcement, paralegal, public service management, psychology, sociology, social work, and wildland fire.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Completed baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Three years of teaching experience in higher education or adult education.
  • Two years of successful administrative or leadership experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse population.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Completed master's degree or doctorate from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Four or more years of teaching experience in higher education or adult education.
  • Three or more years of successful administrative or leadership experience.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the community college mission.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, implement, grow, and assess a rigorous and relevant curriculum.
  • Demonstrated experience with supervising interdisciplinary faculty and managing interdisciplinary programs. 
  • Demonstrated progressive leadership ability and successful record of innovation.
  • Demonstrated resilience and ability to embrace change in the ever-changing environment of higher education.

Salary range is $70,000.00 to $72,000.00 annual gross.  For full consideration, all application materials must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, May 2, 2022.  Applications accepted until position is filled.  

Must be a State of Colorado resident or able to relocate to Colorado prior to first date of employment.  All work must be performed in the State of Colorado.

Application Instructions:  Application must be submitted online.  Incomplete applications may not receive full consideration.  A complete application will include:

  • Cover letter - Address the minimum and preferred qualifications in the order listed on the job announcement.
  • Resume - Reflect experience, education, knowledge, skills, and abilities.  
  • Unofficial Transcripts - Unofficial transcripts for all degrees conferred.  Official transcripts are required if hired for the position.  
  • Professional References - Provide names and contact information for three recent professional references who can address your expertise and background for this position.

This position may be eligible for a variety of employee benefits.  Pikes Peak Community College participates in the Colorado Public Employees' Retirement Association (PERA) contribution rates.

Note: Prior submission of application materials will not be considered.

Essential Functions  

  • Assist the dean in the coordination and implementation of faculty teaching assignments and workload.
  • Develop, implement, and assess a rigorous and relevant curriculum with department chairs, faculty, and other stakeholders.
  • Supervise the division transfer and CTE programs in consultation with the dean.
  • Assess and implement an orientation program for new faculty, staff, and others.
  • Assist the dean with ensuring ongoing professional development opportunities for faculty, staff and others.
  • Assist the dean with enrollment management.
  • Assist the dean with ensuring the division curriculum meets the needs of students and aligns with college, state, and national requirements and accrediting bodies.
  • Assist in preparing institutional, state, and national reports on a timely basis.
  • Assist the dean with the oversight of the alignment of curriculum to ensure students gain the competencies to succeed in transfer programs and career and technical areas.
  • Work with department chairs in transfer and articulation processes.
  • Assist the dean in leading the evaluation, research, and initiation of new programs.
  • Make recommendations to the dean on the retention, dismissal, or probationary status of faculty and staff according to prescribed policies and procedures.
  • Actively encourage the use of emerging learning-centered processes by faculty members in division.
  • Supervise the recruiting, interviewing and hiring of appropriate regular and adjunct faculty, classified staff, APT staff, and others within the division.
  • Operationalize division advising processes.
  • Operationalize the activities of the division related to retention, marketing, and recruiting.
  • Address and resolve student concerns, in accordance with college policies and procedures.
  • Evaluate faculty and staff and participate in classroom observation.
  • Assist the dean in division strategic planning.
  • Develop division procedures and aid the division for curriculum and instructional practices committee, Perkins funding, credentialing, program approvals, and advisory committees.
  • Actively participate in committee work that promotes the goals of the division and the institution.
  • Actively participate in community activities and advisory boards.
  • Assist the dean in building relationships with the division and community partners.
  • Assist the dean with the oversight of the development and management of the division budget.
  • Assist the dean with the planning and management of the physical facilities assigned to the division.
  • Assist the dean in the development and management of agency contracts.

General Duties, Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

  • Cultural competence and demonstrated evidence, understanding, and commitment to the concepts of diversity, multiculturalism, and their application in the workplace.
  • In addition to the specific duties and responsibilities included herein, PPCC administrators are responsible for certain general duties and responsibilities listed in the PPCC policy and educational procedures manuals.
  • All other duties as assigned.

This job description reflects Pikes Peak Community College’s best effort to describe the essential duties and qualifications of the job.  It is not an exhaustive statement of all the duties, responsibilities or qualifications of the job.  This document is not intended to exclude an opportunity for modifications consistent with providing reasonable accommodation.   

EEO Statement: Pikes Peak Community College is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act institution.  We value diversity, strive for a more unified campus where all people are valued, treated fairly, and possess a sense of belonging.  Pikes Peak Community College encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

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