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Dean, Health & Human Services

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Location: Columbus OH

Company Name: Columbus State Community College

Occupational Category: 11-9033.00,Education Administrators, Postsecondary

Date Posted: 2020-02-17

Valid Through: 2020-03-18

Employment Type: FULL_TIME


Requisition ID: req2864

Job Title: Dean, Health & Human Services

Department: Academic Affairs

Location: Columbus Campus

Employment Type: Administrator/Executive/Manager

Employment Status: Board Approved

Bargaining Unit: Non-Bargaining Unit

FLSA Status: Exempt

Compensation Type: Annual

Compensation: Commensurate with experience

The College

Community colleges are uniquely positioned to respond to workforce needs and make higher education an affordable reality.

There has never been a better time to join a two-year college, and there’s no better place to do it than at Columbus State.

A laser focus on student success and a partnership mindset have established Columbus State as a key talent provider in a thriving regional economy, and a premier community college that is changing the nation’s education and workforce landscapes.

With more than 46,000 students across two campuses, at several regional learning centers, and online, Columbus State is recognized as an Achieving the Dream (ATD) college, an AACC Guided Pathways institution, and a Leah Meyer Austin award winner.

Columbus State employees at all levels benefit from an engaging, collaborative, and supportive culture that rewards innovation and vision.

We provide competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, and professional development opportunities.

We are dedicated to ensuring that the diversity of Columbus State faculty and staff reflects that of our students and region.

We are proud to be a central part of a community that embraces differences and celebrates the many cultures, beliefs, and lifestyles that define Central Ohio.

The City

Columbus, Ohio is also home to The Ohio State University and more than 30 other colleges and universities as well as the headquarters of multiple Fortune 500 companies.

Columbus is one of America’s fastest-growing cities, offering a wealth of cultural experiences, dining, entertainment, shopping opportunities, and more.

That’s why Central Ohio residents find living here so fulfilling, both professionally and personally.

Position Summary

Reporting directly to the Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Dean of Health & Human Services works collaboratively with the campus community and various public and private Central Ohio partners to implement the agenda shaped by the President and Board of Trustees.

The Dean oversees academic departments and programs related to creating a campus climate that promotes the academic achievement, student success and personal development of all students and fosters collaborative relationships among students, faculty, and staff.

The Dean is responsible for the development and implementation of the strategic enrollment management plan, retention, and completion of initiatives for the division.

The Dean of Health & Human Services oversees departmental chairpersons, managers, and staff by delegating tasks, providing direction and resolving work problems, communicating job expectations and developing professional growth opportunities for career advancement.

Currently, the Dean of Health & Human Services portfolio includes the Departments of Nursing; Allied Health; Justice, Safety & Legal Studies; Veterinary, Imaging & Surgical Technology; Human Services; Sport & Exercise Studies and Hospitality; as well as the Department of Hospitality Operations, Office of Student Health Records, and the Office of Health & Human Services Advising.

As a member of the Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs leadership team, the Dean works collaboratively with the President, President's Cabinet, and other leaders to plan, prioritize, and deploy resources strategically.

Core Competencies Required

Establishing Strategic Direction, Customer/Student/Employee Focus, Creating an Inclusive Environment, Collaboration, Leading Change, Leadership, Professionalism, Emotional Intelligence Essentials, Managing Work, Operational Decision Making, Continuous Improvement, Compelling Communication



Leads the planning, development, and implementation of strategies and programs designed to optimize enrollments and achieve greater student success.

Supervises assessment and curriculum initiatives in accordance with College Policy & Procedure and Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE).

Develops goals and strategies for accomplishing assigned responsibilities; actively participates in college strategy and planning processes, as well as establishes personal professional development goals.

Develops and implements a succession planning process for key positions throughout the Division.

Operationalize College and Division initiatives and priorities with administrators, faculty, and staff.


Negotiates and maintains College transfer and articulation agreements with baccalaureate institutions.

Establishes policy for compiling and maintaining course equivalency tables with baccalaureate institutions.

Serves as curriculum facilitator between academic departments and baccalaureate institutions’ corresponding departments.

Participates in the academic program review process through the Dean’s review portion of that process.

Maintains a broad and in-depth knowledge of best practices, trends and challenges in student recruitment and retention.

Builds and strengthens working partnerships on- and off-campus to assist with recruitment and retention.

Employs data-informed decision-making and uses predictive analytics.

Assesses the overall effectiveness in meeting student enrollment and retention goals and deploys new data-informed and results-oriented enrollment initiatives and finds ways to improve results from current enrollment strategies.

Hires Department Chairs and managers, appoints search committee members, assigns division faculty fellow responsibilities, and supports the hiring process for tenure track faculty.

Provides recommendations to College Tenure and Promotion Committee on all faculty promotion and tenure applicants.

Supervises mentoring programs for assigned departments.

Encourages and promotes faculty and staff development.

Conducts workshops for new and continuing faculty on tenure and promotion policies and procedures, and workshops for faculty on structure.

Works with chairpersons to assure faculty credentialing requirements are met, filed appropriately and submitted to the Human Resources Department for HLC compliance and academic quality purposes.

Delegates responsibilities to Department Chairpersons, provides direction in making decisions to ensure work complies with academic standards and policy.

Approves faculty workload.

Approves faculty and staff reassignment of duties.

Maintains responsibility for managing the division’s human resources and makes personnel action decisions in consultation with the Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs and the Department of Human Resources.


Develops and administers academic policy and procedures.

Ensures conformity with College policies pertaining to student conduct, academic and the appeals processes.

Listens and acts appropriately upon student complaints.

Maintains files on students, making contact with or appealing to the Office of the Dean.

Participates in accreditation processes to ensure support of Chairpersons and faculty in maintaining standards and compliance.

Supports program-level accreditation efforts by assisting in the review of accreditation documents, attending site visits, and supporting faculty in advocating for resources to support accreditation.


Assesses community needs and develops partnerships and other collaborative relationships with business/industry, government agencies, councils, boards, and other entities to design and implement regionally-focused strategic workforce initiatives.

Develops partnerships and coordinates with external agencies to develop opportunities for students that expand the workforce; ensures positive relationships are built and maintained.

Communicates and networks with leaders in the private and public sectors to promote Columbus State Community College and to determine needs for academic programming and workforce development services; linking and aligning the division’s instructional programs with local and regional employers.

Effectively markets the College and its educational services to the business and industry community.


Represents and participates in meetings and initiatives at the State level with organizations, such as the ODHE, Ohio Association of Community Colleges (OACC), and the Ohio Department of Education (ODE), as well as involvement in on-going accreditation efforts related to the High Learning Commission (HLC).

Serves as Academic Affairs representative to internal and external ad hoc committees, councils, and task forces as directed by the President or Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Develops and maintains partnerships with a broad array of internal and external college constituents, including students, faculty, staff, parents, and the public.

Works with the Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs and other cabinet members to develop local and community partnerships.

Serve on community boards and committees as appropriate to the College’s values, mission, and vision.

Supports a collaborative working environment between department chairs and the Offices of College Credit Plus (dual enrollment), Distance Education, Grants, Partnerships & Programs, and College Completion.


Administers the division budget in collaboration with the Office of Academic Affairs and the Resource, Planning and Analysis Office.

Manages fiscal, operational, and human resources, including faculty and staff needs, salary recommendations, equipment and materials selection, facilities utilization, and operational expenses.

Coordinates the assessment and analysis of budget needs of the division; propose the annual budget; revise the budget, as necessary and monitor expenditures within the division.

Reviews and coordinates the use of instructional resources (faculty, staff, equipment, and space).

Directs preparation and approves capital equipment requests.


Performs other related duties as required.

Participates in all required meetings and trainings.

Attends campus activities and student-sponsored events to support student personal and professional growth.

Usual Physical Requirements

The employee regularly exhibits digital dexterity when entering data into computer, frequently sits for extended periods of time, and regularly stands and walks to provide functional coordination for a few work units.

Employee occasionally reaches with hands or arms and stoops, kneels, crouches or crawls.

Employee converses verbally with others in person and by telephone.

Vision demands include close, detailed vision when focusing on computer screen.

Employee occasionally lifts or exerts force up to 25 pounds.

Working Conditions

Typical office environment.

Regular exposure to moderate noise typical to business offices.

Must travel to various Columbus State campuses and sites as well as offsite venues.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of: strategic leadership; higher education; academic discipline specialty in one of the programs within the division or closely related field; role of community college in higher education and the community; successfully managing diverse academic programs; executive leadership principles; advanced level management principles and practices; curriculum planning and implementation; organizational change; distance education; assessment theory and practice; international education trends and issues; and educational administration.

Skill in: establishing goals and priorities; excellent verbal and written communication; planning, scheduling, and organizing work; application of technology and software programs; managing budgets; office organization; conflict resolution; creating and proofreading standard business correspondence and other written documents; preparing reports; planning projects for success give resource constraints; successful project management; teamwork with a track record of deep collaboration.

Ability to: model an active commitment to diversity and inclusion; actively commit to student success; display enthusiasm for the profession; incorporate best practices into the organizational structure; demonstrate substantial and noteworthy achievement in curriculum management; apply management principles to practical situations; demonstrate outstanding communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively orally and/or in writing to diverse audiences, including students (with limited English), staff, and administrators; develop and maintain effective working relationships with associates, vendors, students, and general public; demonstrate initiative; coordinate and prioritize multiple activities and tasks; exhibit flexibility in work schedule and job tasks; originate correspondence; maintain confidential and sensitive information; use good judgement; excellent listening skills; lead and/or participate in collaborative work as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s Degree and five (5) years’ of progressive leadership experience.

An appropriate combination of education, training, coursework and experience may qualify a candidate.

State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable ability to gain access to work site(s).

Preferred Qualifications: Doctorate Degree; College level teaching experience

Additional Information: For first-round consideration, applicants are required to submit a cover letter along with resume or curriculum vitae by February 28, 2020.

The position will remain open until filled