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Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs
Bunker Hill Community College in Boston, Massachusetts
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Date Posted October 03, 2019
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline 01/01/2020

Category: Administrators

Department: Academic Affairs

Locations: Boston, MA

Posted: Sep 30, 2019

Type: Full-time

Ref No.: NUP


About Bunker Hill Community College:


Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) is a multi-campus institution with vibrant, urban campuses in Boston, Massachusetts, in nearby Chelsea, Massachusetts, and at several satellites and instructional sites throughout the Greater Boston area. The largest of the 15 community colleges in Massachusetts, BHCC serves some 18,000 students annually, focusing on holistic student services to ensure student retention and persistence. The College offers certificates and associate degrees, early college and dual enrollment, non-credit community and corporate training, and industry-specific training programs. BHCC is the 8th most diverse higher education institution in the United States, and is an Asian American and Pacific Islander Serving Institution. Approximately 1000 international students attend from 100 countries, speaking more than 75 languages.


Five institutional goals guide BHCC and its work: Foster Student Success; Strengthen Career, Transfer and Workforce Readiness; Advance Diversity, Inclusion and Equity; Build Partnerships and Pathways; and Develop the College's Infrastructure. BHCC is recognized nationally for its culturally inclusive learning environments that value the strengths of diverse students and local communities, and, as an Achieving the Dream Leader College, BHCC is focused on data-driven student success.


Boston prides itself on being one of the most livable cities in America with twenty-one diverse neighborhoods offering exceptional medical facilities, vibrant neighborhood business districts, museums, galleries and an extensive network of parks and outdoor recreational areas. Unemployment consistently tracks lower than the national average and job growth in 2018 was higher than the national average. Twenty-nine colleges and universities in Boston serve more than 150,000 college students each year. Suburbs outside of Boston offer affordable housing options with easy access to public transportation.

Job Description:

General Summary:

The Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs, assigned to the Division of Behavioral, Social Sciences & Global Learning, is part of BHCC's academic leadership team and works under the supervision of and in consultation with the relevant Academic Deans in the operation of the academic divisions. The Assistant Dean is also part of a team of academic and student affairs administrators whose shared focus is the development, implementation and support of innovative academic and co-curricular initiatives that promote student access, equity and achievement.

With these goals in mind, the Assistant Dean provides administrative support and leadership for a variety of departments and work areas in two divisions including; Behavioral Science, History and Social Science, and Human Services, The Center for Equity and Cultural Wealth, Community Engagement and Student Volunteerism, The International Center and The Library. Responsibilities will include planning, new program and curriculum development, program assessment, scheduling, budgeting, faculty development, and development and maintenance of articulation and other agreements.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Provide Support for the Division Dean

  • Provide leadership and oversight for divisional activities including student recruitment, enrollment, retention and completion.
  • Assist the dean in supporting key initiatives designed to support the development of a learning commons.
  • Support curricular and co-curricular program development, implementation, assessment, and revision grounded in a framework of equity and cultural wealth.
  • Manage core divisional programs as determined by the dean as well as college-wide projects as determined by the dean and Associate Provost.
  • Compile, evaluate and report on relevant data that support assessment and program improvement.
  • Assist in the administration of the divisions, including: office management; budgets, data and related reports; and requests for information related to collective bargaining and other Human Resource matters.
  • Work with the dean to develop and revise the master schedule of courses, in collaboration with department chairs, by preparing and evaluating supporting data.
  • Serve as a division liaison to BHCC work areas including Academic Records, Student Central, the Dean of Students Office and Advising and LifeMap.

2. Provide Support for Department Chairs, Directors and Program Coordinators

  • Collaborate with deans and administrative support staff to design and implement professional development and training.
  • Support the program review process, including identification of programs scheduled for program review, preparation of supporting data, and coordination of the external evaluation process.

3. Provide Support for Divisional Faculty

  • Participate in hiring processes, orientation and onboarding.
  • Ensure that relevant college policies and procedures are followed.
  • Respond to faculty concerns.
  • Review course materials and syllabi.
  • Conduct classroom observations for adjunct faculty.
  • Coordinate professional development and engagement activities.
  • Manage relevant communications.

4. Provide Support for Students in the Division

  • Implement academic policies and procedures.
  • Respond to student concerns.
  • Manage relevant communications.


  • Master's Degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
  • Experience with Learning Commons or other learning support programs.
  • Teaching experience.
  • Demonstrated management, supervisory and leadership experience.
  • A minimum of three years relevant experience working in higher education administration.
  • Demonstrated commitment to a student-centered environment
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven ability to work with a diverse faculty, staff, and student population.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and organize work effectively.
  • Proven ability to promote collaboration across departments and work areas.
  • Demonstrated ability to think critically, strategically, and creatively.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree or Doctorate in an area of study within the Division of Behavioral, Social Sciences & Global Learning.
  • Teaching experience at the college level.
  • Experience in a collective bargaining environment.
  • Teaching or work experience at a community college.
  • Experience using assessment data and analysis for decision-making.
  • Experience with Student Information and CRM Systems and advanced functions of Microsoft applications.
  • Demonstrated success in leading teams to reach established goals.

Additional Information:

Salary Range: $85,000 - $95,000

Open until filled, to ensure consideration application materials must be received by October 31, 2019

Application Instructions:

To be considered for this position please upload the following documents to your account:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

Please be sure to address the Required Qualifications in your documents.

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