Posting Date: March, 1, 2022
Application Due: Open Until Filled 
Salary Range: $92,000 Annually
Primary Location: Erie, PA
Reports to: Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs

College Profile

Erie County Community College of PA (EC3PA), America’s newest community college, is a comprehensive community college located in northwest Pennsylvania currently offering three degrees: Associate of Applied Science in IT/Networking; Associate of Arts, a liberal arts education degree that leads to transfer to four-year colleges; and, Associate of Applied Business in Management and Entrepreneurial Thinking. EC3PA is focused on enhancing the county’s economic condition by increasing educational opportunities for the diverse population in Erie County.

Position Requirements

Creating and supporting academic success at EC3PA is accomplished differently than at other community colleges. The Dean will be a unique thinker with experience using an entrepreneurial mindset to advance college success through new and innovative methods that are not usual and customary within the traditional academic experience. The Dean is the front-line student success champion supporting students and faculty within an academic division. The Dean will assist with the leadership in the development and implementation of courses and programs of study designed to serve students and is responsible for aligning the division with the college-wide strategic plan.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

This list is meant to be representative and not exhaustive in nature. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

  • Leads, plans, supervises, assesses, and evaluates programs and services within the division for effectiveness and efficiency, in support of federal, state, and MSCHE standards, and student success.
  • Provides leadership in new and emerging technologies in support of teaching and learning.
  • Oversees the planning, supervision, assessment, and evaluation of the division, including all programs, services, personnel, internal and external relationships, and budgets.
  • Provides leadership in the development and assessment of course, program, and institutional student learning outcomes.
  • Oversees the hiring of full-time and adjunct faculty in support of existing and new programs within the assigned division in accordance with MSCHE faculty standards.
  • Oversees academic offerings in collaboration with other administrative staff and the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs.
  • Ensures that the division engages in institutional strategic and long-range planning for the College using Board policy and administrative procedures as a guide.
  • Supervises curriculum and program review of all transfer course offerings. Participates in curriculum reviews and committee processes for all academic divisions.
  • Hires and oversees assigned staff.
  • Participates in applicable community advisory committee activities in support of all programs offered by the College.
  • Facilitates the articulation process to ensure the transferability of EC3PA courses to 4-year institutional partners.
  • Oversees the dual enrollment process with Erie County High School Districts for courses within the assigned division.
  • Collaborating with the CTE/Workforce Lead, communicate with leaders in the private and public sectors to determine needs for new courses and programs.
  • Assists the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs in completing reporting for the Board of Trustees.
  • Prepares and presents divisional information to the EC3PA Cabinet as needed.
  • Anticipates, prevents, and resolves conflict and problems under the areas of supervision.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education
  • Five years of full-time teaching experience or the equivalent, preferably at the community college level
  • Demonstrated evidence of increased responsibility in academic administration through leadership at the department, committee, or college wide involvement
  • Evidence of working on projects focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion among students, faculty and staff

EEO Statement

Erie County Community College is committed to and affirms a policy of equal employment opportunity to all applicants, employees, and students without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, gender identification, status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran, or any other legally protected characteristic and to provide every individual with the ability to work in a safe, productive and professional work environment that is free from discriminatory practices.