Department Chair, ESOL & World Languages
Company: Dallas County Community College District
Location: El Centro
Posted on: February 22, 2021
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Work type: Full-time
Location: El Centro
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday (8:00-5:00)
Working Title Job Title Code AST Salary Level E03 Salary Range
(Full-Time) $75,000.00 - $120,000.00 (dependent on experience and
Hourly Rate (Part-Time) $36.06 per hour Business Travel $150
Monthly FLSA Exempt
Position Type Administrator--
Position Summary Dallas College seeks a dynamic, visionary leader
to play an important role in the design, development, and launch of
the seven new Dallas College academic schools (the Schools) who
will serve as Department Chair for a specific Dallas College
academic school. Dallas College is establishing the Schools with a
new, ambitious academic framework to ensure the Schools align with
the North Texas region's workforce and industry needs to ensure
graduates' success in their careers. The Department Chair reports
to the Dean, Academic Affairs or the Vice Provost, School of and is
the only position in the redesigned Dallas College that supervises
faculty members. The Department Chair will: 1. Oversee the delivery
of high-quality instruction and facilitating faculty development.
To do so, they interface closely with the Scheduling Team to
finalize the schedule and assign faculty to courses. 2. Supervise
adjuncts, evaluate faculty, support curriculum maintenance and
improvement, and prioritize faculty coaching and development. 3. In
partnership with the Dallas College scheduling team, take on the
primary functions of program coordination within their given
department. 4. Oversee the general day-to-day operations of the
department; develop and drive the department's goals; support
faculty development; and work in a professional and collegial
manner with faculty, staff, and students. 5. Work closely with the
other Schools' leaders to ensure all academic programs maintain a
high level of academic rigor. 6. Possess a strong commitment to
institutional effectiveness, program performance management, and be
well-versed in using data to make program and school-level
Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities The complex role of
Department Chair requires a skilled individual who can both serve
and coordinate multiple constituencies. They are the primary
spokespersons and advocates for the academic department. In this
role, chairs are the guarantors of department quality.
--- Ability to champion the resource needs of the department and
ensure the effective use of those resources.
--- Ability to promote the quality of the department's programs
while remaining alert to the need for curricular revision.
--- Broad knowledge and experience executing operating strategies
and plans, managing staff, sustaining the operational financial
plan and overseeing the administrative management of the
--- Effectively leads change and organizational growth through
--- Ability to analyze strategies to move the organization forward,
set goals, evaluate processes, and implement improvements.
--- Possesses a record of success in an administrative leadership
position overseeing the operations of an organization(s) or
--- Proven ability to maintain a good working relationship with
executive leadership, administrators, staff and students to achieve
the goals of the organization and cultivate a positive work
--- Advanced experiences in creating, implementing, analyzing, and
updating higher education-based policies and procedures and do so
by striving for high ethical standards in line with those held by
Dallas College, generally.
--- Knowledgeable, skillful and innovative leader who
collaboratively manages a complex set of institutional challenges
and issues, making difficult decisions focused on moving the
College forward in a productive and sustainable way that continues
to promote success.
--- Understands local, regional, and national accrediting body
requirements that are department and/or program specific.
--- Experience in an administrative leadership position overseeing
academic-related projects or programs at an institution of higher
--- Advanced knowledge of policies and procedures and adheres to
high ethical standards when implementing process and improvements
to comply with Dallas College guidelines.
--- Experience in an outcome-based, assessment-rich, educational,
corporate, or non-profit institution.
--- Patience and tolerance for ambiguity and change.
--- Demonstrated evidence of leadership in the development of new
programs that promote success and in building teamwork and a shared
--- Demonstrated successful program management experience with the
ability to pay attention to detail.
--- Excellent presentation, oral and written skills and the ability
to deliver clear and effective messages to influence and engage key
stakeholders and a diverse Dallas College network community.
--- Demonstrated excellence in providing customer service.
--- Excellent analytical skills, exceptional organizational skills,
and the ability to think strategically and tactfully.
--- Ability to present concepts effectively and influence all
levels of the organization and administration.
--- Capable of evaluating options and actions based on trends and
conditions in the environment, and the vision and values of the
Physical Requirements Normal physical job functions performed
within a standard office environment. Reasonable accommodations may
be made to individuals with physical challenges to perform the
essential duties and responsibilities. Minimum Knowledge and
Experience --- Master's Degree in a relevant subject-matter plus
experience in a leadership role focused on bringing systemic change
in an academic setting.
--- Terminal degree from an accredited institution in an
appropriate field is preferred. --- Prior teaching experience as a
faculty member, or adjunct faculty member at an institution of
higher education. --- At least three years of higher
education-based administrative experience including program
coordination as well as successful experience with program
development and program approvals and a demonstrated commitment to
diversity and equity in education through leadership, scholarship,
teaching, or service --- Understanding of program assessment and
--- Experience in an international or multilingual environment is
--- Demonstrated success in leading program development or
transformation (launch of new programs, redevelopment of existing
programs/schools, etc.) is also preferred.
***Will be subject to a criminal background check. Some positions
may be subject to a fingerprint check. ***
Essential Duties and Responsibilities --- Coordinate the Academic
Affairs of the Department to establish an "Outstanding Educational
--- Ensure the coordination (inclusive of program development,
program revision, and continuous program improvement) of credit and
non-credit programs within their department --- Supervise the
activities of Department-assigned staff and faculty --- Evaluate
faculty performance and report such evaluations to the appropriate
School and/or Department leader, as requested --- Lead the
Department in the pursuit of the established Department goals ---
Create an effective working environment for all personnel within
the Department --- Effectively assess and address students' needs
within the Department --- Encourage scholarly and creative
activities and advocates service to the College and the
--- Provide coaching, thought partnering, and outlets for faculty
growth and professional development - particularly in the teaching
and learning space --- Monitor and manage the financial operations
of the Department programs --- Respond to additional requests,
assignments, or other needs from the Vice Provost. --- Performs
other duties as assigned. The intent of this job description is to
provide a representative summary of the major duties and
responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job and shall not
be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties
and responsibilities of any particular position. Incumbents may be
directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically
presented in this description. Position requires regular and
predictable attendance.--Dallas College is part of an equal
opportunity system that provides education and employment
opportunities without discrimination on the basis of race, color,
religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual
orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Dallas College
complies with the Americans with Disabilities and Veterans Act.
Advertised: 02 Feb 2021 Central Standard Time
Applications close: 15 Feb 2021 11:55 PM Central Standard Time
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