Position TitleAssociate Dean, Institute of Public Safety & Criminal Justice
Open Internally or ExternallyExternal
If faculty, tenure track statusNot Applicable
Reports to (title)Dean - School of Applied Technology & Technical Specialties
DepartmentInstitute of Public Safety
Starting SalaryBased on qualifications
Job Open Date07/28/2021
Open Until FilledYes
Priority Review Date08/25/2021
Salt Lake Community College values and endorses strong and effective academic leadership, and first tier academic leadership. Associate Deans (ADs), are the foundation for strong and effective academic leadership. SLCC’s ADs are primarily responsible for shaping a division’s success, growth, and future. They have a direct influence over the professional growth and development of individual faculty and students. ADs serve as leaders for faculty in their teaching and service roles. ADs are full-time administrators who may retain aspects of faculty status and roles. ADs interface with members of the community, including but not limited to industry leaders, as well as leaders and groups internal to the College.
The work and effort of effective ADs transcends routine management tasks. ADs must clarify, communicate, and implement the department’s vision, mission, guiding principles, goals, and expectations. Acting as the primary spokesperson for assigned faculty and students, ADs work with the College administration, peer institutions, the community, and prospective students in the critical areas of curriculum development, recruitment, and retention. They must proactively facilitate professional teamwork among faculty members to achieve the desired vision and mission as the best skills, knowledge, and attitudes of faculty are implemented in a collective effort to achieve that end.
The Associate Dean, Institute of Public Safety & Criminal Justice provides leadership, supervision, and management for Division personnel; supervises and coordinates Division processes and procedures to insure high-quality education and training for Salt Lake Community College students. Mentor and guide full and part-time faculty as well as staff.
Responsibilities may include limited classroom instruction, day-to-day program operations, student support toward successful program completion, strategic academic scheduling, staffing courses with instructors who support the mission of Salt Lake Community College, and maintenance of specialized learning environments. The AD is responsible for the fiscal management and well being of Division programs. The AD participates in activities that promote the stature of the department through professional service on college committees and professional development activities.
Effectively administer and grow related academic programs, including curriculum development, student registration/advisement, community and campus relations. Schedule and administer classes, evaluate class content and instructor’s effectiveness. Monitor faculty and course evaluations. Share student information to hiring agencies, as appropriate and consistent with privacy regulations
Function as liaison with Utah Dept. of Public Safety – Division of Peace Officer Standards & Training, & Driver License Division; Utah Department of Health – Division of Emergency Medical Services. Establish and maintain relationships with criminal justice organizations such as: Utah Chiefs of Police Association, Utah Sheriff’s Association, Utah Commission on Criminal & Juvenile Justice, and the Utah Chapter of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy Associates. Plan, direct, promote, and market self-support programs which include Law Enforcement Officer Certification Training, Emergency Medical Technician Training, Motorcycle Rider Safety Training. Ensure programs comply with appropriate state Licensing and certification agencies. Collaborate with academic administrators within the School of Applied Technology & Technical Specialties, as well as other college departments, fostering teamwork and collaboration.
Explore new in-service training opportunities, respond to training requests from other state law enforcement agencies, and investigate new law enforcement trends and technology. Develop new classes/programs in collaboration with the Dean, eLearning and Curriculum Development.
(Note: Associate Deans are at-will and serve at the pleasure of the College president).
Essential Responsibilities and Duties
• Provide strategic leadership, support, and supervision for Division faculty
and staff, including tenure process.
• Direct Division faculty and staff in work that achieves the College’s mission.
• Establish clear vision and appropriate Division goals that align with College mission and goals.
• Provide leadership in meeting School justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion goals.
• Apply an equity lens that infuses principles of diversity, inclusion, and belonging from program conception through decision-making and implementation.
• Maintain close working relationships with key community officials in the area served, to establish a relationship of trust and understanding with the community and to increase sensitivity to local issues.
• Provide leadership in understanding industry sector trends, appropriately aligning academic programs with this data, remaining committed to College mission, vision, and goals.
• Assist the Dean in developing new and modifying existing programs to promote student learning outcomes and program effectiveness. This may involve activities such as the following: Collecting and utilizing survey data and student interest data; developing program impact tracking; participating in process of securing articulation agreements; implementing and managing Concurrent Enrollment options for students; coordinating transfer information; and, coordinating utilization of facilities.
• Support both faculty professional development and accountability.
• Oversee strategic academic scheduling designed to support student completion, while being fiscally responsible and efficient. Participate in college-wide scheduling processes in a timely manner, meeting all established deadlines. Schedule at various College sites, as appropriate. When classes must be canceled, coordinate with affected students, the Scheduling Office, and facilities administrators.
• Initiate, plan, and oversee implementation of all academic offerings in the Division, with appropriate involvement of assigned faculty and staff, Dean, School Curriculum Committee and College planning bodies. Service on School Curriculum Committee. Obtain and utilize input from industry advisory groups.
• Support the exploration, scheduling, improvement, and use of learning modalities, and delivery methods.
• Provide staff support to industry advisory groups for the Division.
• Oversee quality and assessment of learning outcomes for programs within Division.
• Participate in Division, School, and college-wide committees and evaluations processes, as assigned.
• Model and ensure effective communication, coordination, cooperation, and collaboration within Division, School, and across-college, as well as within the community and industry partners.
• Ensure program information in College catalog is accurate and well written. Assist in preparation of relevant College documents, including the class schedule, brochures, and website.
• Maintain inventory of current course syllabi, monitor development of new and revisions of existing syllabi, ensuring compliance to College standards.
• Maintain inventory property assigned to Division, completing annual reports as required.
• Ensure College personnel policy and procedure is appropriately applied to personnel matters within the Division.
• Know and follow College Academic Guide and relevant College directives.
• Utilize College policy and procedure to resolve faculty and staff grievances, concerns, and problems.
• Coordinate and evaluate professional activities of all members of Division, to include providing guidance to faculty regarding professional growth, evaluation, and tenure. Participate in the tenure process as described in policy. Assist Human Resources and Faculty Development Office in coordinating and facilitating necessary faculty records.
• Consult with faculty members and the Dean regarding faculty recruitment, appointments, promotion, sabbatical leave, faculty retention, and other personnel matters, adhering to all appropriate policies and procedures.
• Hire, orient and train, supervise and if needed, discipline adjunct instructors. Assign faculty to mentor adjunct instructors, as appropriate. Engage other College offices to assist adjunct instructors in developing pedagogic skills and collegiality.
• In collaboration with the Dean and Provost Office, verify and manage assignments of full-time faculty in compliance with established procedures and directives.
• Provide for the management and supervision of assigned support staff and facilitate support for faculty teaching and service activities.
• Appoint appropriate task forces and work groups within Division.
• Schedule and coordinate work-study students, lab coordinators, readers, graders, and aides where applicable.
• Serve as liaison for Division, especially for students. This requires that the AD’s office be covered, such that students and staff will find the AD’s office attended and open for business during regular business hours.
• Coordinate with Student Services and Division members to provide appropriate advising and consultation for students in Division programs.
• Participate in admission processes for selective programs and help adjudicate student grievances as described in the Code of Student Conduct and serve as a liaison for students and adjunct faculty members.
• Promote successful student transfer and/or job placement and/or cooperative education placement.
• Coordinate with Student Services in the administration of financial aid and scholarships.
• Participate in development activities that support Division programs.
• Track student outcomes within the Division programs.
• Monitor department inventory, supplies, and capital equipment.
• Prepare and maintain a division budget.
• Coordinate the informed budget process among Division and initiate budget requests with their justifications.
• Maintain fiscal control of department budgets, ensuring that department funds are used in accordance with all College policy and state statute.
· As a leader of faculty, it is important that AD has deep familiarity with faculty roles and duties within Division. Therefore, all ADs are encouraged to teach at least one class per year, depending on the needs of the department or division. ADs may fulfill this teaching duty during any time of day, during any term, and in any delivery format that best meets the department’s needs. Deans are responsible to ensure that the ADs teaching schedule does not detract from their primary administrative duties. Compensation for teaching will be at the overload rate and will not exceed 0.5 FTE for the teaching discipline, or a total exceeding 1.5 FTE for the fiscal year.
Other duties as assigned.
• Master’s degree in Criminal Justice or relevant field
• Strong ties in the Utah criminal justice community
• Service/employment within one of the Division disciplines
• Master’s degree required from a regionally accredited institution
• Five (5) or more years of full-time experience in a related discipline, serving in a management capacity
• Demonstrated progressive leadership
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
• Knowledge of relevant subject matter, including awareness of related national, regional, and local political environments and contexts
• Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
• Strong interpersonal skills, with ability to communicate well with supervisor, staff, colleagues, and community members
• Ability to work in and generate team relationships, within Division, institution, and community partners
• Demonstrated organization skills, including ability to prioritize
• Ability to read, understand, interpret, and implement state agency regulations and accreditation criteria
• Ability to resolve inquiries and complaints from employees, students, regulatory agencies, and members of the academic or business community
• Ability to effectively present information to faculty, academic and campus leaders, and public groups
• Innovative, collaborative, and flexible management style
• Ability to manage Division compliance with College procedures, guidelines, and direction
• Ability to provide academic leadership specific to program quality and assessment of student learning outcomes
• Under direction of the Dean, ability to lead work of industry advisory groups, including strategic implementation of recommendations
• Strong computer skills, including experience with administrative systems
• Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of diverse people, ability, culture, ethnic background
• Ability to maintain good working relationships across the College
• Ability to work with all groups in a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic background of community college students, faculty, and staff, including those with disabilities
Full consideration will be given to applicants who apply on or before the priority review date indicated above.
Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) is fully committed to policies of equal employment and nondiscrimination. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, religion, protected veteran status, expression of political or personal beliefs outside of the workplace, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.
SLCC is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”).
This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check.