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Dean of Health & Rehabilitative Sciences

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Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Dean of Health & Rehabilitative Sciences
Department Dean of Health & Rehabilitative Sciences
Position Category Staff - NonClassified
Job Summary

The Community College of Rhode Island is the state’s only public comprehensive associate degree-granting institution. We provide affordable open access to higher education at locations throughout the state. Our primary mission is to offer recent high school graduates and returning adults the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for intellectual, professional and personal growth through an array of academic, career and lifelong learning programs.

We meet the wide-ranging educational needs of our diverse student population, building on our rich tradition of excellence in teaching and our dedication to all students with the ability and motivation to succeed. We set high academic standards necessary for transfer and career success, champion diversity, respond to community needs, and contribute to our state’s economic development and the region’s workforce.

JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for the overall administration of the Nursing, Allied Health, Dental and Rehabilitative Health Programs at a multi-campus community college.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Provide leadership in preparation for specialty accreditation for the health programs.
• Monitor national, regional and local trends in the health care system and interpret the significance of such trends to the administration and faculty.
• Develop new programs as indicated; responsible for credit and non-credit Certified Nurse Assistant programs, as well as Nursing and Allied Health refresher courses and the EMT curriculum.
• Coordinate policy, program and degree requirement changes among the academic departments to ensure mutual understanding of goals and needs for Health and Rehabilitative Health Science division.
• Participate in the selection of faculty in keeping with bargaining unit agreements; participate in the orientation of new faculty.
• Responsible for the direct supervision of all Nursing, Allied Health and Dental Health Program department chairpersons.
• Counsel faculty regarding their professional development and provide in-house programs regarding the aforementioned; assist in the development of promotional plans.
• Review all faculty evaluations and teaching schedules for assigned departments to ensure appropriate workloads and compliance with college policy and collective bargaining agreements.
• Provide orientation to new department chairpersons within the division.
• Supervise and evaluate department chairs.
• Liaison with external entities to create, implement and strengthen partnerships with the college.
• For all faculty assigned to the division, review the following:
o Promotion requests
o Tenure requests
o Requests for LOA’s
o Travel requests and expenses
o All faculty evaluations
• Maintain statistical information on enrollment and program graduates.
• Manage the operating and capital budgets for the Health and Rehabilitative Science division.
• Act as liaison between the Academic Affairs Division and Department Chairperson on such matters as budget requests and allocation, curriculum planning and support services.
• Assist in the development of the Master Schedule, course offerings and class sections for assigned departments.
• Manage special projects requiring research and/or grant proposal development; assist with data collection, analysis and reporting.
• Collaborate with institutional advancement on opportunities for grant funding.
• Oversees Department Chairperson within the division in the performance of tracking and analyzing of program data, specifically student performance, enrollment, retention, and completion data for the division.
• Facilitates and directs the submission of Health and Rehabilitative Science programs’ curricula revisions to the Office of the Post-Secondary Council and serve as the official contact person for the Health and Rehabilitative Science education programs and curriculum related issues.
• Serve as a Liaison with agency and community representatives to ensure dissemination of appropriate information and services to the public. Represent the college and/or Division at appropriate community events and on serve on internal and external committees as requested by the President or Vice President for Academic Affairs.
• Chair and/or participate in various division and college wide committees.
• Other administrative duties as assigned by the President or Vice President for Academic Affairs.
• Develop and coordinate agreements with cooperating agencies for clinical placements.
• Coordinate the development of criteria for selection of students in Health programs; serve as a resource person for the Admissions Office, College staff and applicants.
• Chair the Nursing and Allied Health Curriculum Committee.
• With Public Relations, develop recruitment brochures and catalog descriptions.
• Other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

• Must possess a doctoral degree in nursing OR a master’s degree in nursing and a doctoral degree in a related field.

• Experience in curriculum development, teaching and specialty accreditation required.

• At least three (3) years of experience in higher education administration in a multi-campus system required.

• Supervisory experience in a unionized environment.

• Strong interpersonal and communications skills essential.

• Commitment to equity, inclusion, and to the philosophy and mission of a comprehensive community college; excellent communication, organizational, problem-solving and conflict resolution skills, including ability to anticipate needs and concerns.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience in budget preparation and monitoring desirable.

Reports To Vice President for Academic Affairs
Campus Location Multi-Campus Locations
Work Schedule Calendar
Shift, Days, and Additional Work Schedule Information Non-Standard; 35 hours per week
Full-time/Part-time Full-Time
Permanent/Limited Position Permanent
Benefits Yes
Name of Bargaining Unit Union Non-Union
Pay Grade BOE 18
Salary Range Range begins at $84,577
Additional Salary Information

Hiring salary commensurate with education and experience.

Civil Service List position No
Licenses, Tools and Equipment

Must have a current, active, unencumbered RN license.

Must be computer literate in areas such as production of reports, budget development and analysis, student monitoring and scheduling.

Must have access to and use of own transportation.

Environmental Conditions

This position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Desired Start Date asap
Position End Date (if temporary or grant)

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1
Application Open Date 07/11/2017
Application Close Date (includes the grace period)
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled; however, to ensure full consideration, complete application materials should be received by July 31, 2017.

To apply for this position, complete CCRI’s online application, and attach a cover letter and resume. You do not need to complete the ‘Education History’ or ‘Employment History’ sections within the application if you are attaching a resume that includes the same information. Please include name and contact information for three references within the application. Finalists will be required to provide official college transcripts.

If you need assistance with the online application process, please contact Human Resources at 401-825-2311. TTY: 401-825-2313.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a doctoral degree in nursing OR a master's degree in nursing and a doctoral degree in a related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Please list your degree(s) earned.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have experience in curriculum development, teaching and specialty accreditation?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have at least three years of experience in higher education administration in a multi-campus system?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have experience with budget preparation and monitoring?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have supervisory experience in a unionized environment?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you have a current, active, unencumbered RN license?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Where did you first learn of this job opportunity? (web site, advertisement/publication, agency referral, personal referral, other). Please be specific when using web site or publication names.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document