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Joliet, Illinois
United States
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Master's Degree

Dean of Nursing, Health and Public Service

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The student population at the college is diverse in ethnicity, gender, language, age and background. Joliet Junior College is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of its staff.

The Dean of Nursing, Health, & Public Services is the chief support and administrative position for programs that lead to an Associate of Applied Science degree or certificate in nursing, health-care or public service fields and reports to the Vice President of Academic Affairs. This position supervises and coordinates curriculum development and evaluation, academic planning and outcome assessment, program review and program evaluation, strategic planning for the department, staffing, execution and evaluation of the academic course schedule, and develops and administers program budgets.

1. Coordinate programs and curriculum with licensing boards and regulatory agencies, implementing rules and regulations. Lead the process of program accreditation and preparation of reports for visits. Provide leadership and oversight for continuous improvement as indicated by external accrediting bodies.
2. Plan and supervise continuing education classes and programs offered for continuing education credit in nursing, allied health, and public services programs.
3. Maintain contractual relationships and obligations with local health care and public services organizations. Provide oversight of clinical agreements for health occupations programs and facilitate the development of new clinical opportunities for students.
4. Work with academic department chairs to facilitate scheduling of classes to maximize course availability.
5. Engage in professional development activities, including representing the college at regional and national conferences and meetings and staying current with trends and research in the areas of the division including veterinary technology, Emergency Services, higher education, and community colleges.
6. Identify, develop, and implement new health career programs which are consistent with the mission of the College and which meet the evolving needs of the community and its students.
7. Oversee and participate in advisory committee meetings and maintain strong community ties for division programs.
8. Maintain an on-going divisional plan which provides for adequate staff, equipment and facilities, including plans for repair, replacement, modification, and refurbishment of facilities and equipment.
9. Assist with the development and maintenance of partnerships with external agencies relevant to the Nursing, Health & Public Services area, including the development of effective articulation with area school districts and universities.
10. Manage approval of courses and faculty and ensure appropriate assessment and evaluation are occurring for Dual Credit courses in the Nursing, Health & Public Services area. Maintain relationships with staff at participating high schools and vocational centers. 
11. Promote the assessment of student outcomes in order to determine the effectiveness of student learning and student development programs within the area.
12. Prepare and assist in reports as necessary for the vice president.
13. Ensure the integration of career and general education courses and programs.
14. Work with the college grant writer to develop appropriate grant opportunities and collaborative projects.
15. Call and preside over regular divisional meetings, and special meetings, providing an agenda and reasonably prompt minutes to academic employees, classified staff, and administration.
16. Serve as representative of divisional concerns and needs, communicating both individual and collective concerns to the Vice President.
17. Demonstrate support for college staff diversity plan.
18. Support college core values, goals, and objectives. 
19. Perform related job duties as assigned.

1. Master’s Degree.
2. Three (3) years of experience in academic administration including any combination of service as a program coordinator, department chair, associate dean, or other. 
3. Must have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
4. Demonstrated ability to work well with various groups internally and externally. 
5. Demonstrated excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills. 
6. Demonstrated excellent organizational and time management skills.

1. Earned Doctorate.
2. Three (3) years of experience teaching in a Nursing, Health or Public Services program in a community college or other post-secondary setting.

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