Position title
Dean for Health & Public Services

At ACC, every employee is focused and responsible for student success. We promote a culture of inclusivity and innovation through individualized support, passionate employees, and a welcoming environment. Hands on experiences and personalized attention make learning come alive at ACC enabling our diverse community of students and staff to develop the knowledge and skills they need to reach their academic and career goals. Since 1965, ACC has supported a culture of achievement and has been the place of choice for people who want to Move Mountains.

ACC seeks applicants who understand and have first-hand experience with historically marginalized populations such as people of color, LGBTQ+ community members, veterans, first generation graduates, and people with disabilities.

Job Summary
The Dean for Health & Public Services currently provides leadership for Health and Public Services pathways including Nursing, Allied Health, Emergency Medical Services, Paralegal, Criminal Justice, and Law Enforcement, including certificate programs, 2-year and 4-year degrees. Programmatic areas may change over time as we further develop pathways and programs to meet the needs of our community.
The Academic Dean provides vision, leadership, advocacy, and administrative support for academic programs and services at Arapahoe Community College (ACC). This includes programs housed on the Littleton, Sturm Collaboration, Douglas County School District Legacy campuses, and Concurrent Enrollment (CE) locations across the ACC service area.
The Dean understands, promotes, and executes the mission, vision, and strategic direction of the Division of Instruction, ACC, and the Colorado Community College System (CCCS) with the goal of achieving instructional outcomes that align with the Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE). This visible position represents the College to internal and external stakeholders and the community. The Dean provides direction, and allocates time to developing internal and external partnerships, especially those related to development of industry partnerships to support student success in clinicals, practicums, apprenticeships, and job placement.
The Dean provides leadership and supervision for faculty and administrative direct reports. Specific responsibilities include: recruit, mentor, and evaluate faculty and staff; provide fiscal accountability for assigned cost centers, coordinate program renewals, lead annual comprehensive program reviews, provide oversight for instructional assessment initiatives, ensures accreditation for academic programs, facilitate curriculum and program development, resolve student and personnel issues, promote instructional programs and participate in other related instructional projects that benefit students, faculty, and the college.
ACC Equity Statement
We welcome and value the identities and experiences of our students, staff, faculty, and surrounding communities. We seek to engage and support historically marginalized groups whom higher education has traditionally failed to serve. We work to foster an equitable and inclusive learning and work environment that supports our students and employees through professional development, programming, reflection, and transformational change of ACC practices, procedures, services, and teaching. We collectively commit to holding ourselves accountable to our equity goals through assessing these efforts with multiple strategies that include voices of those impacted by this work.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Microsoft Office 365 proficient including collaboration tools such as SharePoint and Microsoft Teams; advanced Microsoft Word & Excel experience.
• Ability to communicate effectively in a form that is appropriate for the needs of the audience.
• Demonstrated skills in managing budgets and purchasing processes.
• Excellent organizational and time management skills.
• Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills.
• Ability to process multiple sources of data and information.
• Understanding of the multiple missions of community colleges.
• Demonstrated creativity and willingness to take risks.
• Ability to work collaboratively and measure teamwork accomplishments.
• Ability to resolve differences amicably.
• Experience in a teaching or training environment.
Required Qualifications
• Master's degree from an accredited college or university.
• Two years administrative leadership experience in an educational setting.
• Demonstrated experience in teaching & learning.
• Experience developing, managing, and evaluating employees.
• Experience in budget preparation and management.
Preferred Qualifications
• Demonstrated knowledge of issues and trends in higher education that affect budgets, policies, student services, tuition models, and instructional strategies.
• Experience teaching in a post-secondary environment.
• Experience integrating current technology to enhance productivity and facilitate learning.
• Demonstrated success in curriculum and program development incorporating adult learning theory.
• Experience maintaining compliance with governing boards and/or accreditation agencies.
• Grant management experience.


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Job Location
5900 S Santa Fe Dr, Denver, 80120
Job Type
Employment Type
$$95,536-$$107,000 Per year
Date posted
February 14, 2023
Valid through
March 8, 2023
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