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Job ID: 110141

Dean of Health Professions and Human Services
North Shore Community College

Date Posted Aug. 9, 2018
Title Dean of Health Professions and Human Services
University North Shore Community College
Department Health Professions and Human Services
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available Immediately
  • Danvers, MA
    United States
  • Dean
  • Health Sciences

About North Shore Community College:
NSCC is one of 15 Massachusetts community colleges. The college serves 26 cities and towns along the coastal region from north metropolitan Boston to Cape Ann. Since its founding in 1965, NSCC has grown from a single building to three campuses, and from five to nearly 90 academic programs of study. The college has an urban campus in downtown Lynn, a suburban campus in Danvers and a cosmetology and culinary center in Middleton. Nearly 35,000 students have graduated from NSCC. The college is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

Job Description:
Dean of Health Professions and Human Services Division

Professional Non-Unit, 12-month Position, Danvers Campus

The Dean provides strategic leadership and direction as the administrator/leader for the Division of Health and Human Services consisting of academic departments, programs and other related academic activities. Implements relevant sections of the College’s Strategic Plan; supervises curriculum and program development; oversees course/program enrollment and attrition; and recommends hiring of full-time Division personnel; hires part-time Division personnel; promotes relationships with community agencies, businesses, and individuals; develops grant proposals and manages funded activities; administers collective bargaining agreements; implements College policies and procedures pertinent to the functioning of the Division; represents academic perspectives in cross component and institutional endeavors; advises the Vice President for Academic Affairs on academic and other matters related to the Division.


Supervises curriculum and program development, including designating future academic directions for Division, recruiting new or existing faculty/staff to develop/revise courses and/or programs of study consistent with academic direction of Division.
Leads academic program review and external program accreditation process for programs within their division to enhance continuous improvement
Oversees activities associated with specialized external accreditation of programs of study within the Division.
Develops schedule of day, evening, and weekend credit courses (Master Schedules) throughout the calendar year.
Administers collective bargaining agreements for full-time and part-time faculty, professional staff, and classified employees, including workload assignment; evaluation; recommendations for hiring, re-appointment, promotion, sabbatical, tenure, discipline; and participates in grievance procedures, as appropriate.
Directs and facilitates faculty and staff to develop and implement academic action plans consistent with Division goals/ objectives/ direction and course/program enrollments.
Recommends hiring of full-time faculty and staff Division personnel by implementing relevant College policies and procedures, including drafting position postings; chairing search committees; screening and interviewing applicants.
Encourages and supports professional development for faculty and staff.
Fields student inquiries, concerns, and problems; researches pertinent facts and circumstances; applies relevant policies, procedures, and practices to find appropriate resolution.
Manages Divisional budget, develops grant proposals and manages/coordinates funded activities.
Manages implementation of Strategic Plan activities; reviews and interprets career/market data, job availability, survey results, graduate placements, and other pertinent data to develop goals/ objectives/ direction for the Division.
Promotes academic/divisional relationships with related community and national agencies, schools, businesses, colleges, and individuals, including NSCC advisory committees, employers, high schools, transfer colleges/universities; facilitates cooperation between the division and other components/departments of the College to foster an effective working relationship.
Fosters diversity and collegiality within the Division and College, supports a learner-centered environment and manages change to achieve a climate of openness, trust, and adaptability.
Participates in strategic planning, master academic planning, strategic enrollment planning, and tactical planning.
Performs other related duties as assigned by the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Minimum of an earned Master’s Degree from an accredited college/university in a health field or Bachelors in a Health related field with Masters in a related field, Doctorate preferred.
Minimum of 5 years academic administration experience at the department chair level or above in a higher education setting.
Teaching experience in higher education, community college setting preferred.
Licensed/credentialed in a health profession in good standing. Massachusetts license preferred.
Demonstrated record of high quality leadership and administration in higher education.
Demonstrated experience in establishing strategic partnerships, including clinical affiliations and service partners.
Experience in working with the requirements associated with specialized health program accreditation.
Demonstrated expertise in curriculum development with a knowledge of student learner outcomes assessment to guide curricular innovation and improvement.
Understanding of the issues and challenges related to institutional applications of information technology and e-learning.
Demonstrated effectiveness in communication and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated ability to be a team contributor.
Successful experience interacting with culturally diverse populations.
Experience with management in a collective bargaining environment preferred.
Knowledge of and commitment to the mission of the comprehensive community college.
Candidates will be required to pass a CORI/SORI and/or a National background check as a condition of employment.

Additional Information:
SALARY: Salary is commensurate with education and experience.


SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Vice-President for Academic Affairs

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Assistant Dean of Human Services and Emergency Response Pathways, full and part-time, day and evening personnel, including faculty, unit/non-unit professional staff, classified staff, consultants, work-study students, and any other individuals assigned to the Division of Health Professions. Departments/Programs include: Medical Assisting, Nurse Education (RN), Occupational Therapy Assistant, Physical Therapist Assistant, Practical Nursing (PN), Radiologic Technology, Respiratory Care, and Surgical Technology. In collaboration with Assistant Dean of Human Services and Emergency Response Pathways, Criminal Justice, Fire Science, Emergency Medical Technician, Human Services, Developmental Disabilities, and Addiction Counseling.

Application Instructions:
Submit cover letter and resume for review. Review will begin immediately and position will remain open until filled.

Applicants selected for an interview will need to provide unofficial transcripts or foreign degree evaluations and the name, address, email and telephone number of at least three current professional references to Human Resources before the interview takes place.

  • North Shore Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College’s Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.

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Contact Information

  • Human Resources
    North Shore Community College
    1 Ferncroft Road
    Danvers, MA 01923
  • 19787395422


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