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 Dean of Business, Criminal Justice, and Law - Schenectady, New York, United States

Job information
Posted by: Schenectady County Community College 
Hiring entity type: Other 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Education
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: elMcpLwv24HWZYsia7ONQ2B3WaZB5o / Latpro-3768166 
Date posted: Jan-07-2021
State, Zip: New York, 12305


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.


Job Description:

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 meetings
  • 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 activities
  • 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 advising
  • 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 faculty
  • 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 initiatives
  • 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 committees
  • Other duties as assigned.



Education & Experience

Minimum Requirements

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

Preferred Requirements

  • Doctorate preferred

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 plus.
  • 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.

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