Associate Dean, Academic Foundations & Connections

Clackamas Community College

Deadline May 17, 2012
Date Posted April 19, 2012
Type Administrative
Salary 78,008-103,896
Employment Type Full-time


The Associate Dean of Academic Foundations and Connections works in partnership with the Dean to provide leadership for Enrollment and Student Services, Counseling, Learning Resources (Library), Skills Development, English as a Second Language, Mathematics, English, and Health/PE/Athletics. The Associate Dean provides significant support for operations of these departments and operations of the college as a whole. The Associate Deans role serves to support and complement the work of the division dean.



  • Work collaboratively with division personnel and other College staff to facilitate excellence in operational processes and support for instruction and service to students. Enforce and apply procedures and activities in alignment with the Colleges mission, values, and strategic priorities as well as all instructional standards and procedures, institutional policies and administrative rules, local, state, and federal laws and regulations. Maintain confidentiality of student and staff records and other sensitive information.
  • Provide leadership and support in accomplishing accreditation, program review, and program assessment activities. Engage in best practice research and evidence-based analysis. Work collaboratively with colleagues throughout the college to implement the strategic plan and institutional activities. In collaboration with colleagues, complete internal and external reporting requirements.
  • Serve as principal coordinator for student disciplinary procedures for the College. Maintain and oversee the central repository of information associated with student disciplinary processes. Coordinate student of concern processes as they relate to any student disciplinary actions.
  • Oversee division course approval processes, catalog development, maintenance of accurate catalog information, advising materials and division content on the college website.
  • Coordinate division course scheduling with other areas of the College, which may include facilities, equipment, and contracts for internal and external user groups.
  • Analyze retention information and ensure a focus on enrollment management within the division and across the college.
  • Monitor division FTE targets and budget resources. Work effectively with department chairs to manage budgets. Coordinate committee assignments and division representation in college-wide activities and initiatives.
  • Assist in the development of marketing strategies leading to program recognition and growth. Maintain effective lines of communication with students, faculty, classified staff, managers, College departments, community partners and the public on behalf of the division and the College.
  • Provide supervision of assigned managerial and classified staff. May administer, oversee, and coordinate grant activities and other external funding sources with internal and external partners.
  • Provide supervision, development, and manage the evaluation process for part-time faculty.
  • Support institutional collaborative decision-making processes. Actively contribute to a work environment that embraces diversity and diverse perspectives and builds constructive working relationships characterized by a high level of acceptance, cooperation, and mutual respect. Facilitate a cooperative and committed culture that supports efforts to establish and accomplish individual, department, division, and College goals.
  • Ensure and promote health and safety in the workplace, follow all safety rules and procedures for work areas, maintain confidentiality of information.
  • Serve as the chief institutional representative for the colleges Title II grant, including budgetary and curricular oversight, attending local and state meetings and conferences, and submitting required reporting documents.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned. 



Actively participate on various College committees, projects, and initiatives. Provide assistance to other college personnel as workload and staffing levels dictate. Maintain proficiency by attending training and meetings, reading materials, and meeting with others in areas of responsibility.




  • Masters Degree or combination of experience, education and training sufficient to enable successful job performance. 
  • Minimum two years leadership experience in postsecondary education with demonstrated collaborative, consensus-building skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the philosophy and mission of a comprehensive community college. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to relate well to diverse populations. Demonstrated ability to use computer information systems for data collection, reporting and analysis. 
  • Teaching experience in a community college or university setting. 
  • Experience supporting student and enrollment services and disciplines represented in the division. 
  • Demonstrated experience with conflict resolution in a collaborative and collegiate environment, especially in resolving student discipline and complaints.
  • Project management and problem-solving skills with the ability to analyze data to identify trends and needs.


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/LICENSES: Valid Drivers License may be required.



  • Experience developing course curriculum and schedules. 
  • Experience in business and industry or with career and technical education. 
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, communication and problem-solving skills combined with a collaborative work style. 
  • Experience in a teambased environment. 
  • Demonstrated ability to relate to students, staff, and faculty of varied ethnicity, ages, backgrounds and abilities and a commitment to a culturally diverse environment.



While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, bend, kneel, stoop, communicate, reach and manipulate objects. The position requires mobility. Duties involve moving materials weighing up to 5 pounds on a regular basis such as files, books, office equipment, etc., and may infrequently require moving materials weighing up to 15 pounds. Manual dexterity and coordination are required less than 50% of the work period while operating equipment such as computer keyboard, calculator, and standard office equipment.



Usual office working conditions. The noise level in the work area is typical of most office environments with telephones, personal interruptions, and background noises.



Responsible for up to 40 FTE.



Reports to the Dean of Academic Foundations and Connections.

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