Dean, Health/Wellness Sciences
Lorain County Community College (LCCC) invites applications for the position of Dean of Health and Wellness Sciences. The Health and Wellness Sciences Division is a dynamic academic division, which enjoys an excellent reputation in northern Ohio, providing courses and program pathways that help students reach their educational and career goals and that contribute to meeting the healthcare workforce needs of the region. This position provides direct leadership for associate degree and certificate programs in a wide array of health and wellness disciplines and also offers non-credit programming for health care professionals. The Dean reports to the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs and the University Partnership and provides academic and administrative leadership for the Division.
The Dean is responsible for ensuring that division programs, courses, activities, and events serve the priorities and initiatives within the college’s strategic vision, Vision 2025. Guided by the college’s mission and vision, the Dean provides leadership for the academic disciplines within the division, and represents the division in partnership and articulation endeavors with high schools and other colleges, meetings with local employers, and on statewide panels as needed. The Dean has overall responsibility for the utilization of assigned facilities, program development and evaluation, faculty and staff supervision and communication, and the marketing and promotion of all available services and provides an effective vertical and lateral communication on behalf of the division.
The Dean provides leadership in the planning, development, implementation, evaluation, and enhancement of the division's educational program and services; fosters a cooperative and collaborative environment; provides direction for evaluation and review of division curriculum and services; provides direction for the development and adoption of new programs, courses and services, ensuring they are designed and delivered in accordance with the College’s guided pathways model and its commitment to equity-minded practices; facilitates articulation agreements with other institutions and agencies in cooperation with other members of the instructional staff; determines programmatic and service needs through the use of internal and external needs analysis mechanisms; develops and implements a divisional strategic enrollment plan; ensures compliance with accreditation and certification standards of agencies and governing bodies; directs the divisional planning process; and fosters an open environment for addressing student needs and concerns.
The Dean directs and manages operational aspects of the division, addresses students’ needs pertaining to division activities; assumes responsibility for management and oversight of facilities which house the division and the division activities, including conferring with Facilities Planning Office and Physical Plant on needed equipment, maintenance and repairs; and performs annual objectives mutually determined with the Provost / Vice President for Academic Affairs and the University Partnership, including personal and professional growth plans. The successful candidate should have administrative leadership experience in higher education or the health care industry as well as be knowledgeable in health, physical education, wellness programs and program accreditation. Success in this role also requires excellent communication and interpersonal skills and a commitment to student success, equity, quality education programs, and continuous improvement.
Lorain County Community College is committed to equity and to promoting a culturally diverse environment; therefore, successful candidates will possess a commitment to serving a culturally diverse student/faculty/staff population. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.
The starting salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. An offer of employment is contingent upon available funds.
Qualified applicants interested in this position should apply online at https://lorainccc.referrals.selectminds.com/. The complete candidate file should include all of the following: cover letter detailing area(s) of expertise, professional statement addressing the Dean’s role in promoting equity and student success, updated curriculum vitae, unofficial college transcripts (undergraduate and graduate), and the contact information of three professional references. Incomplete candidate files will not be considered. Official transcripts will be required upon employment. Candidate selected will be required to complete a background check prior to being hired.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.