Montgomery County Community College (MCCC), located in suburban Philadelphia, with campuses in Blue Bell and Pottstown, serves more than 21,000 credit and almost 10,000 non-credit students annually. Recognized as one of the most technologically savvy community colleges in the country, with a new Virtual Campus, four additional locations, and 29 instructional sites throughout the county, MCCC prides itself on innovation and student success. The College’s comprehensive curriculum includes 82 associate degree/certificate programs in 56 areas of study, as well as a range of continuing education, personal enrichment, and specialized workforce development courses. MCCC is fully accredited by the Commission of Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. The College has earned national recognition for its work as one of the nation’s 82 “Achieving the Dream” Leader Colleges and has received numerous awards for its focus on sustainability. Such awards include one from Second Nature and the American College and University President’s Climate Commitment. With a “Think Big” motto, the College offers everything from invigorating learning and professional development opportunities to extracurricular activities and impressive cultural programs. To learn more about MCCC, please visit www.mc3.edu.
MCCC is currently seeking a strong academician to serve as the new Dean of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The Dean will assume leadership of a recently redesigned division that includes all STEM related associate degrees, certificates, and workforce development programs in areas such as astronomy, biology, biotechnology, chemistry, computer science, drafting and design, engineering science, engineering technology, environmental science, geology, mathematics, and physics. The successful candidate will provide visionary leadership while supporting students and faculty in meeting the College’s student success and workforce development goals. The new Dean will be an important liaison for the College with business and industry partners, private funders, grant agencies, university leaders, and K-12 educators. The College will use these partnerships to support student success and workplace readiness and placement and to secure alternative funding to support the launch of new initiatives. The new Dean will play a leadership role in integrating credit and non-credit workforce programs of the College to offer students clear pathways to meet their goals. In addition, the successful candidate will contribute to the development of the College’s strong online course and program environment and will also work to strengthen credit and non-credit program planning and assessment efforts. Reporting directly to the Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost, the new Dean will oversee a faculty of 54 full-time and 175 part-time members and nearly 3,000 credit students enrolled in STEM-related programs. The position has college-wide responsibilities that require travel between campuses and to off-site locations.
The successful candidate will be an academic professional with teaching experience at the post-secondary level. S/he will demonstrate leadership ability and strong communication skills as well as experience with or aptitude for working with representatives from business, industry, education, and agencies in the identification of occupational and general education programming to meet the needs of the College and the community. Experience and passion for working with K-12 educators to foster and design cooperative programs between the College and high schools is required. The new Dean will be able to assimilate data and organize presentations to individuals and groups. Experience in long-range planning and outcomes assessment and a willingness to work within the College’s strategic plan and quality improvement programs are necessary. A commitment to excellence in teaching and learning in and out of the classroom as well as a demonstrated ability to effectively supervise and manage staff are required. The successful candidate must possess strong personal qualities of honesty, integrity, enthusiasm, initiative, flexibility, and creativity. A master’s degree is required and a doctorate degree is preferred.
Application: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume only to RPA Inc. at firstname.lastname@example.org. For a confidential discussion, call Brandy Collins, Director for Executive Recruitment, or Kate Nolde, Associate Vice President and Senior Consultant, at 800-992-9277. Review of candidates will begin September 17, 2013, and first round interviews will commence shortly thereafter. Montgomery County Community College is an EEO/AA/ADA Employer and requires compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.