Open executive Job in Academic & University Dean of Business, Criminal Justice, and Law

Company Description:

SUNY Schenectady County
Community College (SUNY Schenectady) is one of the State University of New York’s finest two-year colleges located in upstate New York’s
vibrant and growing Capital Region, with easy access to Boston, NYC, the Adirondack and Catskill Mountains, Montreal and scenic Hudson
Valley, all of which are just a few hours away. SUNY Schenectady is a premier college that provides quality, comprehensive education for
transfer, career, training and workforce development to a diverse population in a student centered environment. The College offers more than
50 transfer and career programs in science, aviation, culinary, music, and liberal arts, and serves more than 5,000 students. SUNY
Schenectady County Community College offers an excellent benefit package including health care with dental and vision coverage, a choice of
retirement systems, a deferred compensation benefit, an on-site child care program and Montessori School, professional development
opportunities, and health club membership. We take pride in being an urban campus with a small town feel.


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.


  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Other duties as assigned.


Education &

Minimum Requirements

  • Master’s degree in a discipline within the division
  • Three (3) years of combined supervisory and administrative experience.

Preferred Requirements

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
  • 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.

Schenectady County Community College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, Vietnam era veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Visit our website at

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