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SUNY Schenectady
Dean of Business, Criminal Justice and Law

Position Title: Dean of Business, Criminal Justice and Law
Concentration: Institutional
Level of Entry: Administrative

Hiring Agency

Agency: SUNY Schenectady
Address: 78 Washington Avenue
City: Schenectady
State: NY    Zipcode: 12305

Descriptive Tasks/Responsibilities for Position

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Job Description:

Reporting to the Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Dean of Business, Criminal Justice, and Law (BCJL) is responsible for the overall management of the BCJL Division. The Dean is responsible for supervising and evaluating faculty of the respective division and oversees the administration of bargaining agreements and personnel administration as it relates to SUNY Schenectady faculty. The Dean is expected to lead the BCJL division to develop, update, and improve curriculum. Including, but not limited to, program and course level assessment as well as developing and overseeing the assessment schedule. This position is an integral part of the management team for the Division of Academic Affairs and is expected to assist in the strategic planning and formulation of policies within academic affairs.

Supervisory Responsibility
Supervisory responsibilities required in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, training; planning and assigning projects/tasks; and appraising performance.


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Assist the Division of Academic Affairs in formulating policies
Recruit and supervise full-time and adjunct faculty and program leaders
Administer the bargaining agreements and personnel administration regarding faculty and support staff
Maintain and develop plans for faculty professional development including the implementation and updating of annual faculty development activities
Coordinate and implement orientation for full-time and adjunct faculty
Conduct and manage divisional and smaller program meetings
Collaborate and plan with other division deans within Academic Affairs
Lead and coordinate assignment of staff to participate in mandatory departmental activities to include program reviews, course outline updates, program updates and assessment activities
Plan and manage the assignment and coordination of faculty active participation in college committees
Lead new program development and facilitate ongoing program review
Maintain and oversee departmental assessment activities
Schedule all division courses in collaboration with the VP to include day/evening/weekend
Maintain and oversee articulation agreements
Plan and Collaborate with SCCC College in the High School
Plan and collaborate with Student Affairs to oversee faculty advising
Participate in student orientation, open houses, and information nights
Coordinate assignment of faculty and staff to participate in new and general student registration
Oversee and manage dispute resolution between students and divisional faculty
Develop and maintain annual division budget
Coordinate the use of facilities
Provide leadership and oversee program accreditation
Lead in planning for facilities, equipment and staffing needs based on strategic planning initiatives
Participate in strategic planning
Implement and manage an analysis of programs and staffing needs
Serve as the Evening Administrator In Charge at least one week per semester
Collaborate with Vice President to determine cost effectiveness of program/section offerings
Collaborate on college-wide publications promoting divisional activities
Plan and coordinate with divisions on all credit programming including off-site activities
Coordinate all divisional advisory committees
Other duties as assigned.


Education & Experience
Minimum Requirements
Master's degree in a discipline within the division
Three (3) years of combined supervisory and administrative experience.

Preferred Requirements
Doctorate preferred

Qualifications & Skills
Job Requirements
Required competencies include a minimum of 3 years of combined supervisory and administrative experience,
Demonstrated experience developing and managing a budget,
Advanced knowledge in academic assessment,
Excellent written and verbal communication skills,
Experience working in a collaborative environment,
A demonstrated understanding and commitment to the community college philosophy,
Demonstrated management skills and ability.
Project management skills.

Essential Functions:
Ability to effectively communicate (both written and oral). Bi-lingual a plus.
Able to sit for extended periods.
Possession of a quality orientation and high attention to detail
Able to manage multiple tasks and priorities and easily adapt to changing situations.
Open to and able to work day, and occasional evening and weekend shifts.
This position is generally sedentary but may require some walking throughout the College, occasional lifting and carrying of tools and equipment exceeding 20 pounds.
Works within a professional office environment with occasional exposure office noise. May work in close proximity to others.

Additional Information:
Applicant's Diversity Statement:
SUNY Schenectady is strongly committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, and working environment for all. The applicant's diversity statement should address their ability to contribute meaningfully to the college's ongoing commitment to be informed and competent with regard to issues of diversity, equity, and individual differences. While not an exhaustive list, the following are some ways applicants can express their qualification:
Your experiences and/or identities that speak to the college's commitment to inclusion and diversity;
Demonstration of your awareness of inequities for underrepresented student populations in education and other opportunities;
Brief insights on why diversity is important at institutions like SUNY Schenectady
Infusion of diversity and diversity-related issues into your administrative/executive responsibilities and/or service;
Previous and/or current activities involving mentoring underrepresented student populations;
Creative ideas or strategies you could enact as a member of the SUNY Schenectady campus community.
Brief insights on how cultural competency increases one's effectiveness as an institutional leader.
Offers of employment will be conditional based on the successful completion of a background check.

SUNY Schenectady County Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender or gender identify, disability, or age in admissions, employment, programs and activities. As an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a commitment to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion, and respect for difference, SCCC encourages candidates who can contribute to this goal to apply.

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, mandates that all Title IV institutions, without exception, prepare, publish and distribute an Annual Security Report. This report consists of two basic parts: disclosure of the College's crime statistics for the past three years; and the availability regarding the College's current campus security policies. SUNY Schenectady County Community College's Annual Security Report is available here.

Application Instructions:
Please provide a diversity statement, cover letter, resume, SUNY Schenectady employment application and unofficical transcripts.

Application Period

Application Period Begins: 01/25/2021

Application Period Ends: 04/30/2021

Number Positions to be Filled: 1

Yearly Salary: $0.00
(Some agencies may post only their standard hourly rate)

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