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Dean, Allied Health and Emergency Services

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Prairie State College
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Chicago Heights, IL 60411
Job Description

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Dean, Allied Health and Emergency Services

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Position Summary

The Dean provides vision, leadership and support to the departments of Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Surgical Technology, Nursing Assistant, Fitness and Exercise, EMT and First Responder, Fire Science Technology and collaborates with the other division deans of Academic Affairs to administer eligible activities under the Carl D Perkins Career & Technical Education Grant. The Dean provides direction on appropriate uses of Perkins funds and has responsibility for drafting and submitting the annual proposal and associated quarterly/annual reports as required.

Reporting and Supervisory Relationships

1. Reports to the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

2. Direct supervisory relationship with Chair and Coordinators of the Health Professions Department.

Essential Responsibilities

1. Collaborates with the Academic Deans, Program Chairs and Coordinators in strategic planning for Academic Affairs.

2. Provides leadership and effective support for faculty-led assessment and enhancement of student learning.

3. Develops, in consultation with Chairs and Coordinators, a master schedule that maximizes enrollment and responds to students’ needs.

4. Provides leadership and support to faculty in recruitment and articulation activities with secondary schools, community organizations, business and industry, and four-year colleges and universities.

5. Collaborates with Chairs and Coordinators on curriculum review and approves all curricular changes.

6. Researches and supports development of new programs and courses.

7. Promotes and facilitates faculty development.

8. Supports and advises Chairs and Coordinators on academic matters and attends departmental meetings as warranted.

9. Interviews finalists for full-time faculty positions and collaborates with the Vice President of Academic Affairs in recommending candidates to the President and Board of Trustees.

10. Evaluates all tenure-track and tenured faculty, prepares pre- and post-tenure reviews, and makes tenure recommendations.

11. Works with coordinators in mentoring and evaluating Adjunct Faculty and hourly staff; provides final approval for adjunct and hourly staff hiring, and oversees Adjunct reassignment in adherence to the Adjunct Faculty Contract.

12. Develops and oversees the budget for assigned areas.

13. Supports and advises Faculty on student issues and administers the process for addressing student concerns, waivers and grade appeals.

14. Supports the Faculty, Chairs and Coordinators in conducting and writing program and accreditation reviews and finalizes the reports for all departmental programs.

15. Supports the Coordinators of Career Programs in working with their Advisory Committees; attends advisory meetings, and ensures compliance with policies and procedures.

16. Evaluates the need for new equipment, makes sure equipment is purchased in a timely way and assumes responsibility for the equipment inventory.

17. Promotes the integration of technology into instruction.

18. Supports the inclusion of multicultural and global perspectives across the curriculum.

19. Collaborates with the Division of Corporate and Continuing Professional Education to provide appropriate non-credit courses.

20. Serves as the College liaison to the NLN, NLNAC, IDPM and IDFPR and prepares and submits reports required by these agencies.

21. Serves as the liaison to ICCB on matters related to the Carl D. Perkins Grant which include the development of the Perkins Plan and the Annual Final Perkins Report.

22. Attends regional career Administrators meetings and ADN Directors meetings.

23. In addition to the above duties, performs other tasks as assigned by the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

24. Represents the College and establishes relationships with appropriate local, regional, state and national organizations.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements

Employee is subject to indoor work, protected from weather conditions. Work is sedentary in nature and involves exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently/constantly in order to life, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Master’s degree in allied health profession, education, curriculum/instruction or relevant field.

2. Academic administrative experience at the level of department coordinator/chair or above.

3. Demonstrated excellence in analytical, oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.

4. Demonstrated computer competency.

5. College teaching experience, preferably at a community college.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Experience in curriculum development.

2. Experience working in a multicultural environment.

3. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the assessment of student learning, instructional technology, scheduling and budgeting, and faculty development.

4. Doctorate or graduate work beyond the master’s.

Anticipated Work Hours and Days

minimum starting-$86,000

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Open Until Filled

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