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Professional Development Opportunity – Interim Division Dean at Rock Creek

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Professional Development Opportunity – Interim Division Dean at Rock Creek

We are offering a Professional Development Opportunity for Interim Division Dean for academic year 2009-10, for at least 6 months and potentially the full year. This position is a Management Grade N located in the Math, Manufacturing and Transportation Division at the Rock Creek Campus. The job description can be found on the HR website at:

The Division Dean works under broad, administrative direction with significant responsibility for providing leadership in the development, expansion, revision, improvement, and maintenance of multiple quality education programs. Responds to inquiries from College departments, educational institutions, the community, students, and/or external agencies and supervises faculty, academic professionals, classified, technical/support, and student staff.

Applicants for this development opportunity must meet the following minimum requirements: Master’s degree in educational administration or a discipline related to one or more areas within the assigned division. Three to five years progressively responsible experience managing and leading an academic department in business, industry, or post-secondary institutions.

Knowledge of:

•Managerial principles;

•Grant management principles and practices;

•Budgeting principles and practices;

•Contract management principles and practices;

•Accreditation standards;

•Conflict mediation principles and practices;

•Public relations principles;

•Program development principles;

•Records maintenance principles and practices;

•Higher education principles and practices.

Demonstrated Skill in:

•Managing and providing leadership to subordinate staff;

•Developing, recommending, implementing, and monitoring academic programs, policies, procedures, and work flow;

•Developing and managing a budget;

•Managing grants-funded programs;

•Managing contracts;

•Evaluating assigned programmatic area for compliance with applicable regulations and accreditation requirements;

•Speaking in public;

•Conducting research to identify solutions, resolve problems, or provide information;

•Mediating conflict;

•Developing and marketing academic programs;

•Working with diverse academic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff;

•Utilizing computer technology for communication, data gathering and reporting activities;

•Communicating effectively through oral and written mediums.

The salary range for this position is $75,478 to $109,443.

Salary placement will be calculated based on the selectee’s current pay, following PCC pay practices, including internal equity.

Interested employees should send a resume and letter of interest to Birgitte Ryslinge, Dean of Instruction, Rock Creek at by Sept. 4.

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