Dean of Health Sciences
Washtenaw Community College seeks an enthusiastic professional, experienced in healthcare management or administration to lead a newly formed Health Sciences division for the college. This is an excellent program with high graduation rates and a student waiting list. The Dean will be challenged with leading the efforts to maintain the success of the program, while providing expertise and administration of a new division. The program has been housed in various divisions and directed by different deans over the past several years and as a result the successful candidate for this position will be a relationship builder and possess solid interpersonal skills.
Washtenaw Community College (WCC) has made education accessible and affordable for the local community for 49 years. Located in Ann Arbor, MI, the College offers over 120 degrees and certificates, an open door admission policy and affordable tuition rates. WCC is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, the regional accrediting organization recognized by the United States Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. For information about WCC, visit www.wccnet.edu.
Health Sciences consists of seven programs: Nursing, Surgical Technology, Radiography, Physical Therapist Assistant, Medical Assisting, Pharmacy Technology and Dental Assisting. There are over 250 students currently enrolled in the Health Sciences program with another 200 students on the waiting list. The Dean is the academic and administrative leader for the division. This position is responsible for the development, delivery and outcome of programs, while encouraging and providing innovation and collaboration with faculty and other college departments. Major responsibilities include the oversight of daily operations and supervision of personnel, facilities, and budgets in assigned instructional areas, in addition to serving as primary contact with state licensing commissions and accreditation bodies. Day-to-day professional activities are to align with meeting performance standards in all of the division’s areas, with a special focus on maintaining high student success levels. For a list of the Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities, please see the full job description.
- Master’s degree in Nursing;
- College teaching experience;
- Academic or Healthcare administration or management experience.
Skills and Attributes
- A high-level of professionalism, innovation, collaboration, and institutional commitment in all actions;
- Analytical/administrative abilities sufficient to develop and administer budgets for division cost centers and major grants;
- Interpersonal skills sufficient for effective frequent contact with faculty, staff, students, and community / industry representatives;
- Management abilities sufficient to be successful with the administrative duties associated with a large diverse curricula;
- Ability to provide rapid response: Disseminate information, complete and submit materials, return phone calls and emails in a timely manner to both internal colleagues and external constituents.
Please submit a detailed cover letter that addresses skills and attributes, and a detailed resume or vita, to firstname.lastname@example.org. All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be forwarded directly to the search committee for consideration.
The search committee will begin reviewing applicant information immediately. This position is open until filled; however, to ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Monday, July 28, 2014. All applications are confidential and references will not be contacted without the expressed permission of the applicant.
Please direct inquiries and nominations to the college’s search consultant:
President, Pauly Group, Inc.
3901 Wood Duck Drive, Suite E
Springfield, Illinois 62711
An employment application will be required prior to interview and official transcripts are required at the time the chosen candidate begins his/her post with the college.
Currently the Health Sciences program is under the temporary direction of another Dean. This Dean is not a candidate for the position. Upon appointment of the Dean of Health Sciences the program will be moved under the direction of the new Dean.
Washtenaw Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, height, weight, marital status or veteran status in provision of its educational programs and services or in employment opportunities and benefits. WCC is committed to compliance in all of its activities and services with the requirements of Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Public Act 453, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended, Public Act 220, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Inquiries concerning programs and services under Title IX and Section 504, and the Americans with Disabilities Act should be directed to the Office of the Dean of Student Services, Room 225A, Student Center Building, 734-973-3536. Inquiries regarding compliance in employment should be directed to the College Affirmative Action Officer in the Office of Human Resource Management, Business Education Building, 734-973-3497. Inquiries concerning access to facilities should be directed to the Director of Facilities Development and Operations, Plant Operations Building, 734-677-5300.