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Dean, School of Health Sciences and Wellness

Dean, School of Health Sciences and Wellness

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The mission of Laramie County Community College is to transform our students' lives through the power of inspired learning. Our over-arching goal is that our accomplishments as a community college will distinguish LCCC from others in the nation, in turn benefiting our communities and bringing pride to the Great State of Wyoming.  Our core values include Passion, Authenticity, and the Desire to Make a Difference. 

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Job Summary: 

Core responsibilities of this position include:

Under the direction of the Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Dean of Health Sciences & Wellness plans, develops, organizes, administers, and evaluates the programs, projects and activities of assigned academic programs; provides leadership for faculty and staff to offer high quality educational services for College students; supervises and evaluates the performance of assigned personnel; and works collegially with faculty and staff. In addition, the Dean serves as a member of the Academic Leadership Team for LCCC; works in full partnership with other members of the team, as well as other departments, to develop and assess academic programming development and review, supports initiatives such as shared governance and accreditation; facilitates other college and university partnerships; and acts in the role of a change leader. The Dean will provide leadership in developing a positive work environment in the School and the College to foster active engagement in meeting the College’s mission and strategic goals. This position supervises both full-time and part-time faculty, classified personnel, and student workers. The Dean performs other tasks, which may be assigned by the Vice President of Academic Affairs based on contemporary institutional need.

LCCC in its strategic plan has identified important Core Values and Aspirational Values, which are inherent in the cultural fabric of the College.  The person fulfilling this role is expected to bear these qualities and advocate for them.


Compensation: This is an Administrator II position. Starting Salary: $81,333-93,532.


Closing Date: Position is open until filled. For full consideration, apply by April 9, 2018.


Starting Date: As soon after hiring process as practical.


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Essential Functions

Administration of the School 

The Dean is responsible for vision, direction and strategic management the School’s short and long term operational plan. These responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provides sustained leadership in a dynamic and rapidly-changing academic environment with competing priorities, work cooperatively and coordinate projects with other administrators and staff to offer effective services to students
  • Supports, manages, and assesses the efficacy of the School’s programs, partnerships and services
  • Develops and sustains strong relationships with other members of the educational community from K-12 to Universities; knowledge of steps to matriculation and developing articulation agreements
  • Effectively and appropriately delegates responsibility, motivate, direct, develop, and formally evaluate the work of others as well as lead effectively in a collegial and collaborative manner with diverse segments of the campus community to meet or improve goals or outcomes
  • Application of strategic enrollment management to include:
    • Determines when, where and the modality of courses to be offered to best meet student needs
    • Regularly assesses course offerings to ensure necessary course offerings are in place
    • Collaborates with HS partners on the needed CE/DE curriculum
    • Collaborates with Human Resources and department chairs/program directors to recruit, document, and hire part-time faculty as needed
    • Assists department chairs/program directors and faculty in the textbook acquisition and delivery processes and timelines
  • Administers the School’s budget to include:
    • Collaborates with department chairs, faculty and staff to determine funding needs and priorities, both short and long-term
    • Collaboratively, and in accordance with the College’s budget development process, develops the School’s annual budget
    • Actively manages the School’s budget to ensure appropriate, accurate, and strategic utilization of the School’s fiscal resources
    • Maintains fiscal integrity of the Schools, and its departmental budgets
  • Develops and manages physical and other resources to include:
    • Supports the adoption, acquisition, and implementation of appropriate new technologies
    • Advocates for safe, comfortable, and appropriate learning spaces for faculty, staff, and students
    • Participates in seeking, developing, and managing external grants that promote strategic learning objectives of the division
  • Provides leadership in the recruitment and retention of students into the School’s programs
  • Prepares required recurring reports in relation to compliance and the School’s operations

School and Campus Leadership 

The Dean fully participates in collaborative efforts to promote, advance and sustain the mission and strategic goals for both the School and College. These responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Effectively leads change management, embracing difficult facts for improving outcomes or goals; proactively analyzes problems, determines solutions, and take decisive action to achieve outcomes and goals; anticipates changing conditions and plans ahead to overcome challenges or capitalize on opportunities; ability of utilizing evidence/data to support plans and results
  • Conducts conflict resolution, mediation, and negotiation of student, faculty, and staff concerns, in accordance with the respective College procedures
  • Fosters an environment of effective communication, written, oral, and interpersonal to include:
    • Communicating effectively with faculty, staff, students and community members, and positively represent the college to employees, students, and other relevant stakeholders
    • Actively communicates with fellow academic leadership, student services areas (e.g., advisors), and others, to share information, guidelines and procedures and coordinate activities and enhance effective communication
  • Collaborates in the development and application of school policies, procedures, allocations and opportunities in an objective and consistent manner
  • Recruits, retains, supervises, evaluates, and develops School faculty and staff according to proper management practices and college evaluation procedures to include:
    • Analyzing data and providing justification for new positions or replacement positions
    • Contributing to the design of, and serve as hiring manager when appropriate, in interview committees for the School’s faculty and staff
    • Actively participating with faculty and staff in the development and review of the vacancy announcement and position descriptions for School personnel searches
    • Developing School faculty and staff by helping them to maximize their contribution to the College and to grow professionally
    • Taking corrective action with faculty and staff when performance needs improvement.
    • Fostering effective teamwork within the School and its departments
  • Builds and maintains partnerships among faculty, staff, administration, university partners, high school partners and community members to include:
    • Collaborating with community members and/or advisory boards to assess program needs and efficacy
    • Contributing to the design, implementation, and evaluation of new and existing programs that support a learning centered focus and follow the College’s program review procedures and processes
    • Collaborating with administration, faculty, and staff in college-wide planning in accordance with the Strategic Plan and relevant operational plans
  • Formulates operational plans and strategic objectives at the School and departmental level to include:
    • Facilitating faculty discussions to develop strategic objectives in keeping with the College’s strategic plan
    • Recommending program improvements as needed and recommending program elimination when necessary/appropriate
    • Encouraging innovation in the development of departmental and School objectives and projects
  • Actively participates in the work of the College to include:
    • Leading and participating in committees and activities to advance the mission and strategic goals of the School and College.
    • Serving as a member or chair of committees, task forces, or other groups in order to advance learning or assist the College
    • Maintaining a visible presence within the College and community
    • Providing leadership and individual support to College-wide initiatives
    • Working collaboratively with other managers across the organization
    • Advocating effectively for the needs of the School yet able to subordinate departmental and School interests to the broader College interests when appropriate
  • Supports implementation, promotion, and compliance with the College's affirmative action plan in all aspects of employment and education; encourage cultural and ethnic diversity in staffing, curriculum, programs and services

Curriculum Oversight 

The Dean works closely with faculty and program directors to determine and implement the curricular programming to meet student and business/industry needs.

These responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develops curriculum and assessment of student learning practices for a wide variety of learners and in multiple modalities within a community college setting; leads comprehensive assessment of programs and activities; applies best practices for continuous improvement and best practices in student persistence to completion
  • Contributes to the design of formative and summative assessments at the program and discipline level
  • Assists department chairs/program directors and faculty in the production of reports as needed to demonstrate progress made toward the achievement of student learning
  • Designs, collects data, implements, and evaluates school plans related to the overall strategic plan
  • Actively leads and supports annual and comprehensive program assessment for all programs within the school
  • Improves faculty’s instructional effectiveness through honest communication and professional development

Nonessential Functions:  

An employee in this position may perform some of these responsibilities on an infrequent basis

  • Represents the college at appropriate campus activities, local and state meetings, events, professional development and planning sessions as they relate to the assigned area of responsibility that may require occasional overnight travel
  • Participates in state, regional and national professional associations and/or user groups related to the functions in the assigned School
  • Participates in various community outreach and/or community involvement activities on an intermittent basis, which may require overnight travel
  • Positively facilitates external relationships with various entities including the media, government officials, local and regional business people, professional trade groups, peer community colleges, regional and/or partner universities, K12 districts, members of professional and trade organizations, and others which may require overnight travel

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

The Dean of the School of Heath Sciences and Wellness will possess a cadre of personal attributes allowing him/her to relate well to the diversity of faculty, staff and students; and to the unique needs of the College.  The Dean must be committed to shared governance, team work, creative leadership, and possess the characteristics of sound judgment, flexibility, positivity, resourcefulness, and excellent communication skills.  Other, more specific knowledge, skills and abilities required include:

  • Ability to effectively and professionally execute the essential functions of this position with proven capabilities in establishing appropriate professional rapport, communicating with courtesy and tact, accurately determine others needs, collecting necessary information, and follow-through when requested
  • Advanced working knowledge and ability with personal computing applications – specifically Microsoft Office Suite (e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint), Adobe products (e.g., Reader, Professional), as well as database management systems
  • Ability to read and interpret instructions in oral, written, or diagrammatical form (e.g., a flow chart of a process). Ability to read, interpret and consider possible applications of business literature and legal documents
  • Skills and abilities to perform as an organized, self-starter, and able to handle expeditiously, accurately, and confidentially the rapid receipt of communications from all sources—written, email, voice mail, one-on-one with attention to detail; able to act on own initiative while exercising reasonable judgment
  • Demonstrated knowledge of legal, regulatory, contractual, and procedural requirements (including preparation of recurring reports) related to compliance and the School’s operations
  • Knowledge of basic office equipment including (but not limited to) personal computer and associated peripherals, fax machine, multi-line telephone, voice recorders, and other electronic devices
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
  • Capable of exercising discretion and good judgment at all times; able to maintain a positive attitude, exhibit patience, and persistence, especially when dealing with various internal and external constituents; good judgment, discreet, engaging, reliable, tactful, and have professional discretion with a track record of maintaining confidential and sensitive information
  • Ability to support time-based requests; able to function effectively in a multi-tasking, fast-paced environment with deadlines, frequent interruptions, and some interpersonal pressure

Physical/Mental Demands: 

·         To successfully perform the essential functions of this position, an employee must be able to maintain appropriate composure and necessary confidentiality with regard to both past and current employee, student, and donor data; documents; issues; etc., and respect privacy needs of employees, students, donors

  • The ability to comply with highly inflexible deadlines is required to successfully perform the essential functions of this position; there will be multiple occurrences of sudden, urgent task completion required
  • While performing the essential functions of this position a variable work schedule may be required including long work days, evenings, and weekends as needed.
  • There may be occurrences of interacting with employees and/or students, past employees and/or students, members of the general public, and others who express opinions, may exhibit strong emotions, which will require the employee to interact professionally, diplomatically, and appropriately in such situations

·         While performing the essential duties of this position, an employee would frequently be required to move around the assigned work areas as well as within hallways, meeting rooms, and other parts of the campus facilities

  • There may be multiple/daily instances of prolonged sitting, standing, and personal computer use, which would include keyboard and/or mouse usage as well as viewing a computer monitor

·         An employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds to perform essential position functions

·         Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus

  • The overall work environment requires the mental ability to shift focal point quickly due to interruptions; an employee must be able to mentally track multiple projects and tasking as well
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate; however, there may be unexpected instances of somewhat loud sounds
  • Ability to function in an environment with substantial latex and/or nitrile material exposure and without an allergic reaction
  • The essential functions of this position may, at times, require the ability to work in a medical setting with potential exposure to bodily fluids and blood borne pathogens; Personal Protective Equipment and safety procedures must be utilized as required




  • Master’s degree in a field related to the academic areas within the School, or in a related education degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Two years of management experience, including supervision and evaluation of personnel and budget management
  • Two years of experience with curriculum/program management, development and assessment of academic programs including scheduling, program management of curricular and extra-curricular activities
  • Two years of experience working in an industry related to the areas of the School of Health Sciences and Wellness
  • Two years teaching experience at the post-secondary level
  • Valid driver’s license and the ability to be insured by the college’s insurance provider



  • Doctoral degree in education, administration, or one of the academic areas within the School or related field from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Two years of administrative experience at the community/technical college level
  • Two years of teaching experience at the community/technical college level
  • Experience with accreditation in health programs offered at the School of Health Sciences and Wellness
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and sustaining partnerships with external stakeholders (e.g., k12 schools and districts, four-year colleges/universities, employers, etc.) working with and developing workforce education programs
  • Demonstrated experience with change management




Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer


Laramie County Community College is committed to providing a safe and nondiscriminatory educational and employment environment. The college does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation or other status protected by law. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The college does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational, extracurricular, athletic or other programs or in the context of employment.


The College has a designated person to monitor compliance and to answer any questions regarding the college’s non-discrimination policies:  Please contact: Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Room 205B, Pathfinder Building, 1400 E College Drive, Cheyenne, WY  82007, 307-778-1217,