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Dean of the School of Health Careers, Technologies and Applied Learning
Westchester Community College in Valhalla, New York
Date Posted 04/19/2022
Salary $115,384 -  USD Per Year
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

About Westchester Community College:

Westchester Community College was founded in 1946 as the New York State Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences in White Plains. In 1957, the County of Westchester bought the 360-acre John Hartford estate in Valhalla and designated 218 acres for the community college. Westchester Community College is more than just the county's largest educational institution. It is a living, breathing part of Westchester that goes beyond the influence of a typical college and affects the lives of all who enter its doors.

Job Description:

DIVISION:  The School of Health Careers, Technologies and Applied Learning is comprised of 25 full time faculty members and houses the following departments:  Nursing, Respiratory Care, Radiology Tech., Veterinary Tech., Emergency Medical Services, Nutrition, Culinary Arts and Health and Human Performance.

RESPONSIBILITIES:   Reporting to the Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Dean will serve as the administrative head of the respective area.  They will plan and develop the instructional objectives for the division.  The Dean will also lead department chairs, curriculum chairs, and faculty in the development, implementation and evaluation of new and existing curricula.  Responsibilities include:

  • Providing leadership and vision in the management and development of academic programs and curriculum for School of Health, Applied Learning and Technology;
  • Functioning as the first line administrator with faculty and staff in planning, developing, implementing and evaluating curricular activities and services of the division;
  • Overseeing the administration of all grants in the division, including Perkins, GAP, Job-linkage, and others; responsible for the adherence to the grant/proposal outcomes;
  • Monitoring compliance with the collective bargaining agreements;
  • Monitoring and overseeing the development of articulation agreements between divisional programs and appropriate 4-year institutions;
  • Analyzing the effectiveness of course scheduling, teaching and learning to support student success in divisional courses and programs, and recommends changes, as needed;
  • Evaluating the performance of full time faculty in preparation for reappointment, tenure and promotion as well as engages in classroom observations;
  • Supervising staff in support positions within the division, evaluating staff performance, and counseling staff, as appropriate;
  • Hiring, supervising, and evaluating adjunct faculty;
  • Serving on the Academic Leadership Council and other appropriate college committees;
  • Performing additional tasks or duties as assigned by the Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs;
  • All other duties as assigned.


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:   The successful candidate must possess a minimum of a Master's degree and seven years of combined experience in the planning and development coordination of educational programs, personnel administration, or teaching experience, including three years in an administrative supervisory position. Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills are also required. All candidates must have evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practice within the classroom.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  A Ph.D., Ed.D., or certificate confirming A.B.D is strongly preferred.

Additional Information:

SALARY & BENEFITS: The starting salary is $115,384 plus excellent benefits. 


Application Instructions:

Applicants must apply online by submitting a letter expressing interest in this position, a resume/CV, and contact information for three professional references.  You must be legally eligible to work in the United States at the time of hire. Please login to:  https://sunywcc.interviewexchange.com/login.jsp in order to check/edit your profile or to upload additional documents.  Priority will be given to applications received by May 27, 2022.  The review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Westchester Community College provides accessible, high quality and affordable education to meet the needs of our diverse community. We are committed to student success, academic excellence, workforce development, economic development and lifelong learning. 

The College will provide equal opportunity in all of its employment practices to all persons without unlawful discrimination on the basis of political affiliation, age, race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, arrest or conviction record, membership in any reserve component of the armed forces, or use or non-use of lawful products off College premises during nonworking hours, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law.

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