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Human Resource Services

Associate Dean, Business, Public Service, and Social Science

Apply now Tracking Code: 40121
Work Type: Full-time
Categories: Professional/Technical
Salary: $70,000 to $73,532 annual gross

The associate dean shall assist 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 person will be described as having integrity, humility, and an inviting demeanor that puts those around them at ease. This leader 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. The individual works together with colleagues to create an atmosphere of trust and respect in which all can succeed. 

There are two full-time positions available.  The associate deans may be responsible for several of the following discipline areas: accounting, anthropology, business, management, economics, finance, marketing, business & technology education, computer information systems, computer networking technology, computer science, geographic information systems, political science, 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 or training experience in either higher education or industry.
  • Two years of administrative 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 or training experience in either higher education or industry.
  • Three or more years of successful administrative leadership experience.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the community college mission and culture.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, implement, grow, and assess rigorous and relevant curriculum.
  • Demonstrated experience with supervising interdisciplinary faculty and managing interdisciplinary programs at a community college. 
  • Demonstrated progressive leadership ability and successful record of innovation.

Salary range is $70,000.00 to $73,532.00 annual gross.  For full consideration, all application materials must be received by 4:00 p.m. on September 9, 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 completed 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 State 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. 

  • Build 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, administrators are responsible for certain general duties and responsibilities listed in the policy and educational procedures manuals.  

  • All other duties as assigned. 

This job description reflects Pikes Peak State 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 State 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 State College encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

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