Schedule: In-Person: Monday - Friday, 8 am-5 pm, evenings or weekends as needed
Additional Information: * Please attach a cover letter and resume with your application sumittal.
POSITION SUMMARY As the administrative and academic leader of the department, the Chairperson is accountable for the delivery of academic programs in accordance with departmental, divisional, and College strategic plans; the hiring, evaluation, and professional development of department personnel, including faculty and staff; and oversight of budgeting and resource management. As a member of the College administration, the Chair coordinates departmental activity with the activities of other units within the college and in collaboration with other members of the administration, and assists in the development and implementation of College initiatives. This position demonstrates a commitment to the success of students and fosters diversity, inclusion, and collegiality among faculty, staff and students. This position reports to the Dean of Business, Engineering & Technology.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB
Department Leadership Supports the College's strategic goals through all of the department's programming decisions; in collaboration with the Dean, leads faculty and staff through establishing and maintaining a long-term vision for the department that is consistent with the College's mission. Serves as a liaison between the department and other units of the institution and ensures departmental compliance with College and accrediting agencies' policies, procedures, and regulations.
Guides, executes, and reports the department's strategic planning process while maintaining a collegial climate that encourages innovative thinking through faculty and staff engagement and participation. The Chairperson articulates the goals of the department and the division, both within and beyond the department, and carries forward the department's requests in pursuit of these goals.
Actively leads departmental enrollment management strategy in conjunction with faculty, advisors, and other campus resources through data analysis, recruitment plans, enrollment growth strategies, and retention programs.
Operational Leadership Constructs and coordinates the academic course schedule according to student and program needs; seeks input from faculty and advisors; facilitates the faculty course selection process, and assigns faculty to courses. Monitors course registrations and adjust schedules and assignments in conjunction with the Dean and Office of Academic Affairs. Prepares reports, including enrollment analysis, strategic planning initiatives, departmental accomplishments, and the status of department goals.
Works collaboratively with faculty and staff to maintain programmatic compliance with ABET accreditation criterion. Assists in writing regular reports, leading site visits and self-study preparation, serving as point of contact and self-reporting compliance.
Administers the department budget in collaboration with the Office of Academic Affairs and the Resource, Planning, and Analysis Office. Estimates expenses to implement department objectives; completes midyear budget review; reviews and approves requisitions; exercises budgetary controls and reallocates resources when necessary.
Promotes and supports the selection and retention of outstanding and diverse faculty and staff. Conducts annual faculty appraisals and staff evaluations. Communicates position expectations, provides direction, and resolves work problems. Recommends pay increases, promotions, and other personnel actions. Approves leave and authorizes overtime as appropriate. Provides recommendations to the Dean about faculty and staff vacancies and position reallocations. Administers disciplinary actions upon approval and in collaboration with the Dean and Human Resources.
In collaboration with Lead Instructors/Program Coordinators and other faculty, the Chairperson maintains an active, credentialed adjunct pool. Conducts classroom and online observations of adjunct faculty when required and completes the appraisal process. Ensures new adjunct faculty are provided mentorship and guidance regarding procedures and protocols and provides an orientation to the department and College.
Advocates for departmental needs by recommending to the Dean equipment and supplies for purchase, projecting space and equipment needs for the department, and exercising general responsibility for departmental facilities and equipment in accordance with College policy. Initiates and monitors laboratory needs, textbooks, technology, and capital equipment orders.
In collaboration with the College Credit Plus office, works to staff, manage, and support the offering of embedded college-level courses to high school students. Coordinates with lead faculty to, or in some instances may, conduct classroom observations and provides appropriate orientation and team-building activities with high school faculty and facilitators to help integrate and understand the department's curriculum and learning outcomes.
Works collaboratively with faculty unions and college personnel to uphold the bargaining agreement.
Faculty Support Leads department faculty in various new and ongoing academic and administrative matters. Fosters collegiality among faculty and supports their professional development. Maintains communication and collaboration with the faculty regarding department, division, and College strategic and academic initiatives. Supports the faculty tenure and promotion process.
Support Student Success Leads and supports student success initiatives within the department. Responds to students' needs and inquiries: meets with students regarding grade disputes or other issues. Mediates and provides solutions to student-faculty conflicts.
Refers students to appropriate college resources. Leads faculty and academic advisors through the evaluation and approval of prerequisites and helps to maintain the transferability of the curriculum.
Curriculum, Accreditation, and Assessment Processes Leads and supports the faculty in curriculum development, redesign, and change. Serves as the Office of Curriculum Management liaison to ensure new courses and curricular changes to the College catalog and web pages reflect current and accurate information. Supports the department assessment committee and faculty engaged in curriculum and program review.
College & Community Relations Collaborates with the Offices of College Credit Plus, Distance Education and Instructional Services (DEIS), Workforce Innovation, Delaware Campus and Regional Learning Centers, and other departments regarding a variety of subjects, which could include course schedules, staffing, faculty credentialing, projects, faculty professional development, and other initiatives.
Serves as a liaison with other institutions of higher learning, industry leaders, professional organizations, and the public.
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Fosters and maintains a safe environment of respect and inclusion for faculty, staff, students, and community members. Develops and maintains strategic partnerships with diverse groups and communities. Partners strategically with Talent Acquisition to ensure the best Diversity, Equity & Inclusion practices are utilized in hiring that results in the hiring and retaining a diverse faculty and staff.
Helps to ensure the College meets its responsibilities in identifying problem areas and systemic concerns while reporting complaints alleging discrimination. Takes responsibility for creating a welcoming, inclusive, and productive work environment where all employees feel valued and able to contribute to their full potential, regardless of their differences.
OTHER DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Manages multiple assignments of varying complexity and meets tight timelines and deadlines, with the ability to adapt to changing needs of the College and business partners.
Ensures College name and image are perceived positively by external and internal audiences and stakeholders.
CORE COMPETENCIES Professionalism, Managing Work, Continuous Improvement, Customer/Student/Employee Focus, Collaboration, Leadership, Conflict Resolution, Emotional Intelligence Essentials, Managing People, Strategic Planning, Building Partnerships, Adaptability, and Creating an Inclusive Environment
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge Of: Higher education; academic discipline specialty; role of community college in higher education and the community; management principles; curriculum planning and implementation; organizational change; distance education; assessment theory and practice; international education trends and issues; and educational administration.
Skill In: Verbal and written communications; listening; organization; preparing reports; conflict management; application of job-related software; making presentations; college-level teaching; planning and scheduling.
Ability To: Apply management principles to practical situations; develop and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, supervisors, students, the general public, and other contacts; exhibit creativity in leading the development of curriculum; multi-task; work effectively with diverse student, staff, and faculty populations; maintain confidential and sensitive information.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions described in this position description. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly exhibits digital dexterity when entering data into the computer. The employee frequently sits, stands, and walks for periods of time. Employee converses verbally or manually with others in person and by telephone. Vision demands include close, relatively detailed vision when focusing on a computer screen. The employee occasionally lifts up to 10 pounds.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor's Degree in the discipline or a closely related field. Five (5) years of progressive leadership experience. Prior administrative experience in higher education or the transportation maintenance industry and experience with Automotive, Aviation, or other skills-based education programs. A Master's Degree is preferred.
State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable ability to gain access to work site(s).
*An appropriate combination of education, training, coursework, and experience may qualify a candidate.
Columbus State Community College has been meeting the diverse educational needs of the Central Ohio community for more than 50 years. The college is proud to be an important contributor to the growth and progress of the region and to serve as the front door to higher education in Central Ohio. From the first graduating class in 1965 through this year, 50,000 students have earned associate degrees in 50-plus technical fields and academic transfer programs. Columbus State also offers Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degree programs whose coursework fulfills the freshman and sophomore year requirements for bachelor’s degree programs offered by four-year colleges and universities throughout the state. Specific transfer agreements with more than 40 colleges and universities are in place at Columbus State, and new direct-to degree partnership programs are being developed all the time. Columbus State now has two campuses serving Central Ohio educational needs. The Columbus Campus is located on 85 acres in downtown Columbus. The 108-acre, full-service Delaware Campus welcomed its first students in 2010. Additionally, Columbus State offers classes at nine convenient regional learning centers throughout Central Ohio.