Dean, School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Owens Community College

Owens Community College

Toledo, OH, USA
Posted on Friday, May 10, 2024

Advertised Position Title:

Dean, School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Job Description:

Essential Functions:

  • Provide vision, oversee, and guide the development, implementation, and evaluation of short-range and long-range strategic planning consistent with and in support of the college's strategic plan, mission and objectives.
  • Participate in and support shared governance by serving as a member on committees called by the President, Chief Academic Officer, and other College committees, councils, and campus organizations.
  • Foster an open educational attitude and develop a team concept for College unity through Develop strong working relationships and communications with other Deans, Directors, Vice Presidents, College President, and other college administrators.
  • Represent the interests of the school to college administration.
  • Promote a collaborative and innovative environment.
  • Be a strong advocate for all programs within the school.
  • Ensure that all programs are compliant with administrative policies and procedures and adheres to all accreditation standards.
  • Operational leadership for an effective, efficient, and dynamic College.
  • Identify emerging workforce needs and academic issues and recommend appropriate program responses to ensure that curriculum and related resources are current, relevant, and innovative.
  • Recruit, retain, and lead high-quality faculty and staff.
  • Implement and oversee School and Departmental budgets in accordance with established institutional standards and guidelines. Ensure budget goals are met on an annual basis.
  • Participate in and supervise efforts to recruit, retain, and graduate students from the school's programs.
  • Promote and support faculty and staff scholarship and encourage a dynamic environment for research and creative and artistic activity.
  • Resolve complaints and grievances of students, staff, and faculty while ensuring that established policies are followed in those resolutions.
  • In association with other college administrators, determines the charge of and appoints members to college committees.
  • Oversees processes for programs requiring accreditation.
  • Oversee processes for both programmatic and general education assessment.
  • Collaborate with Workforce and Community Services and Continuing Education to develop appropriate non-credit offerings that meet workforce and community needs.
  • Annually evaluates direct reports and ensure that Departments evaluate faculty and staff performance based on existing policies.
  • Direct space utilization in the College.
  • Represents the college and school to external stakeholders.
  • Develop and maintain strong external relationships with other academic institutions, and with business, nonprofit, and governmental entities to promote collaboration.
  • Provides college support by attending college, community, and professional events.
  • Serves on professional and college committees as assigned.
  • Cultivates development opportunities for and supports development efforts of the Owens Foundation.
  • Collaborate with marketing on internal and external marketing needs. Monitor and update school marketing materials.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of community college matriculation.
  • Knowledge of technical majors.
  • Knowledge of Assessment of Student Learning.
  • Knowledge of program level accreditation.
  • Understanding of higher education leadership.
  • Time management skills.
  • Communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Problem-solving skills.
  • Leadership skills.
  • Ability to delegate responsibilities.
  • Conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to use a computer as a tool.
  • Ability to develop procedures/methods to accomplish tasks.
  • Ability to develop and manage budgets.
  • Self-motivator.
  • Problem solver.
  • Good interpersonal skills.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required, however, must obtain a Masters within a 3 year time frame. Transcript proof must be sent in within 3 years of employment or employment may be terminated.
  • Math, Science, Manufacturing, Industrial, Engineering, or Transportation related degrees.
  • 5 years of progressive leadership and administrative/supervisory experience.
  • Five years college-level teaching experience (full- or part-time).

Union Position:

Job Classification:


Duty Days:

260 Days

Work Schedule:

Monday thru Friday 8-5

Grant Funded Position:

No - Not Grant Funded

FLSA Status:

United States of America (Exempt)

Pay Basis:


Hiring Range:


Retirement System:

STRS - STRS (Retirement System Classification)