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Monroe County Community College
Frenchtown, Michigan
Closing date
Jun 21, 2021

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Position Type
Dean / Department Head
Full Time
Science and Technology Studies
Organization Type
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Position SummaryOrganizes and implements the Humanities/Social Sciences Division to provide learning opportunities for students within the areas of art, anthropology, communications, criminal justice, history, humanities, journalism, English, music, philosophy, political science, sociology, speech, theater and world languages, as well as, the College Writing Center, Honors Program, One Book, One Community, The AGORA student newspaper, Images art/literary publication, and the MCCC Symphony Band and AGORA chorale by performing the following duties.
Essential Job FunctionsPlans, organizes, and administers divisional activities (scheduling of classes, meetings and other divisional duties). Keeps informed of new developments and maintains a creative and experimental attitude toward change, in order to improve continuously the operation of the division. Develops and recommends the schedule of classes for the division to the VP of Instruction each semester. Interviews, recommends, assigns, and evaluates full-time and adjunct faculty. Administers the division curriculum as it pertains to the catalog, brochures and flyers, changes to the courses and programs, proposals to the Curriculum Committee, course outlines, class syllabi, textbook selection, activities of the program advisory committees and program evaluation and reviews. Recommends new and revised courses, certificates, and program areas to maintain relevant programming. Manages instructional equipment, computer hardware and software and related supplies to keep current with advancing technology, making recommendations to the VP of Instruction for additions or replacement as appropriate. Coordinates activities of advisory committees, recommending members to the VP of Instruction for appointment. Maintains liaison between area high schools and four-year college counterparts and leads in the establishment of articulation and transfer agreements. Establishes and maintains a climate that encourages development and retention of personnel and a high level of morale. Coordinates activities with other administrators to accomplish the mission, vision, and values of the College. Maintains effective relations with faculty and students. Participates in activities of Campus committees and task forces. Ensures compliance with accreditation standards, as applicable to programming within the division. Prepares, recommends, and administers the department budget with input from affected staff; approves expenditures. * Coordinates activities with various stakeholders to accomplish the mission and vision of the College.

* Teaches on a limited basis, as assigned.
Oversees the College Writing Across the Curriculum program and Writing Center, Honors program, One Book, One Community, student newspaper, symphony band, choir, drama/theatre productions, and literary/arts publications. Other duties utilizing similar skills and abilities, related to the accomplishment of the essential functions of this job, may be assigned.*Supervisory Responsibilities*
Supervises staff and faculty within the Humanities/Social Sciences area. Executes supervisory responsibilities in accordance with applicable laws and the organization's policies, which includes the Code of Ethics. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.Requirements* Master's degree in a discipline or field within the division, or related field.

* Ph.D. in relevant area preferred; teaching experience in a community college preferred.

* 5 years related teaching and/or administrative experience; OR equivalent combination of education and experience.

* Demonstrated leadership and supervisory skills which support effective interactions with faculty and staff.

* Ability to develop curriculum and market programs.

* Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to maintain positive working relationships with various College constituencies.

* Experience with developing and managing budgets.

* Understanding of community college philosophy and mission.

*Review of applications begins on March 22, 2021 and continues until the position is filled.*Supplemental Information*Language Skills *
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
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*Mathematical Skills *
Ability to calculate figures and amounts by addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Ability to apply concepts of fractions, percentages, ratios, proportions, and basic algebra and geometry to practical situations. Ability to conceptualize fundamentals of probability and statistical inference.
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*Reasoning Ability *
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
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*Computer Skills *
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have working knowledge of Internet software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.
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*Physical Demands*
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to walk. The employee is frequently required to talk; hear; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; stoop; kneel; crouch; or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
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*Work Environment*
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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While performing the duties of this job, the employee works in a business office setting. The noise level in the work environment is usually low.
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