Bluefield College is a Christ-centered, multicultural learning community that values and seeks faculty and staff who represent diverse backgrounds and perspectives, are committed to diversity, work effectively with diverse populations, and engage others in ways that honor our rich cultural mosaic and biblical foundation.
The College is seeking a qualified candidate to serve as the Dean of the Caudill School of Business
The Dean of the Caudill School of Business is responsible for supporting the vision and mission of Bluefield College by providing leadership to on-campus and online education efforts that enables the college to be nimble, strategic, entrepreneurial, and responsive to trends of a broad range of business education. Additionally, the Dean will lead collaborative efforts to establish academic programs, marketing and recruitment strategies, and approaches to learning that encourage on-campus and online education to be relevant for the marketplace while anticipating educational needs for future industries in a global economy. The role is to be performed in a way that is in harmony with the Christian principles and philosophy of Bluefield College. The Vice President for Academic Affairs will oversee and manage all professional activities of the position.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES, AND FUNCTIONS
Teach an instructional load of 18 to 21 credit hours per calendar year in qualified on-campus and online courses– following all criteria listed within the College Catalog and Faculty Handbook.
- Serve on Dean and Faculty committees as assigned, attend organizational meetings, partake in Commencement activities, and be present at chapel services
- Serve as the Dean for the Caudill School of Business for the College, responsible for the day-to-day leadership and oversight of Bluefield College’s undergraduate, certificate, and undergraduate online business programs
- Serve as a valued strategic business partner with the Appalachian Summit Center (ASC) to design, develop and implement programs that are mutually beneficial to the Caudill School of Business, the College, the community, and the Center.
- Serve on community business organizations that mutually benefit the Caudill School of Business, the College, and the community
- Coordinate strategies to increase enrollment, brand awareness, and digital marketing presence for new business programs
- Coordinate academic programs, collaborate with student services and Admissions, assign faculty, and advise students, as needed
- Communicate regularly with students, area representatives, and college administrators in a problem-solving and decision-making capacity
- Lead efforts to track student retention; support academic and customer service-focused efforts to retain students in all business programs
- Work with the academic departments to hire skilled and capable faculty members
- Ensure up-to-date information is represented in the Academic Catalog, on the web, and in other areas.
TECHNOLOGY AND TRAINING
- Work with BC’s Schools & Colleges to update and maintain business education curricula within the Learning Management System and at site locations (as needed)
- Maintain documents and learning-tools databases used to support business education services
- Evaluate business education learning methods and course content to ensure it meets 21st century remote and virtual learning pedagogy
- Develop and implement strategies to promote, enhance, and enrich teaching through present and emerging technologies
Supervise Business Department Chair, business faculty and staff
- Assist the Chair in managing the course schedule for each term; implement improvements to the process and procedures
- Collaborate with the Dean of Online programs, eLearning Technologist in orienting, training, and developing business faculty
- Assess training needs through surveys, interviews with employees, focus groups, or consultation with faculty, staff, and students
- Collaborate with pertinent faculty, administrative staff, information technology, media and creative services, and the library to ensure a quality educational experience for students and faculty
- Supervise the implementation of faculty training and development opportunities
- Review instructional styles and best practices in higher education as it pertains to business programs
- Create and enhance a faculty/ staff professional development plan to meet initiatives and strategies
PROGRAM ASSESSMENT, ACCREDITATION AND DEVELOPMENT
Develop a holistic Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment plan for on-campus and online education
- Lead efforts of accreditation compliance for business education-including seeking and maintaining state authorizations
- Provide the Vice President of Academic Affairs with reports on institutional effectiveness and assessment of services, technology, and learning resource needs business
- Conduct and administer on-going needs assessments, strategic learning assessments, and quality assurance assessments to develop the basis for curricula, training and overall education development
- Use market data to direct the design and development process for new program offerings and traditional-to-online/distance education courses development
- Develop, implement, and assist in enforcing policies and procedures as they relate to business programs
- Develop a 3 and 5-year strategic plan for the Caudill School of Business with the College Leadership Team
- Encourage unity of vision and purpose by integrating activities for on-campus and Online Programs with co-curricular programs
- Lead collaborative development and strategic efforts in marketing, recruitment, and branding initiatives with the Enrollment Management Team for business programs
Serve on search committees for recruiting and hiring business faculty and staff
- Share recommendations and observations with Vice President of Academic Affairs and Vice President of Enrollment Management pertaining to the performance of online and distance education faculty and staff, including administrative staff and support team members, and in the writing/renewal of their contracts
- Support the work of the President, Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Vice¬ President for Enrollment Management
- Travel to remote locations as needed
- Work evening hours as needed
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Possess a faith and commitment to Jesus Christ
- Be a highly motivated self-starter
- Demonstrate a professional demeanor and presentation in dealing with the College constituency
- Be experienced in Learning Management Systems and electronic media and knowledge of how to best educate pertinent individuals regarding the use of such
- Demonstrate proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and advanced learning technologies
- Possess the ability to speak to audiences in a coherent and professional manner
- Possess excellent organizational, interpersonal, and writing skills
- Demonstrate effective time management for multi-tasking daily functions
- Demonstrate empathy for student life issues and an understanding of the specific needs and learning styles of adult students
- Possess strong problem-solving skills coupled with appropriate instinct and timely initiative
- Hold a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with at least 18 graduate credits in an academic discipline
- Have at least two years of experience teaching or working in an online environment
- Have at least three years of supervisory/management experience with a track record of successful leadership
- Have proven ability to inspire and motivate others
- Possess business acumen and an understanding of planning, budgets, and institutional operations
- Have experience hiring, training, and developing personnel
- Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This position is not necessarily a physically demanding job but does require a great deal of walking and possible climbing. Normal responsibilities should not afford the risks of accidental injury.
- Specialized Equipment Requirements
The use of specialized equipment listed here is representative of equipment an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This position requires no specialized equipment other than equipment typically used in a modern office environment, including personal computers, calculators, copiers, and fax machines.
- Working Conditions and Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the duties, responsibilities, and functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties, responsibilities, and functions. This position has no specific working conditions; the work environment is typical to that of a small private college, with physical remote site locations within 50 miles of Bluefield College, VA.
This position is subject to at least an annual evaluation based upon the job duties, responsibilities, and functions as set forth above as well as Communication, Job/Technical Knowledge, Teamwork/Cooperation, Initiative/Interest/Motivation, Adaptability/Flexibility, Stewardship, and Safety.
The job duties, responsibilities, functions, and requirements delineated above should not be interpreted as an all-inclusive list of the same. Additional duties, responsibilities, functions, and requirements may be assigned as deemed appropriate. Bluefield College reserves the right to change or reassign job duties, responsibilities, and functions, or combine positions at any time. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is possible that requirements may be modified to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals. However, no accommodations will be made which may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or which impose undue hardships on Bluefield College. Position descriptions are not intended as and do not create employment contracts. Bluefield maintains its status as an at-will employer.
To apply for this position, please visit http://www.bluefield.edu/employment/ to complete the electronic employment application and upload the following:
- Letter of interest
- Resume or Curriculum Vitae
- Statement of Christian Faith
- Statement of Teaching Philosophy
- Three letters of reference
Hard copy application materials may be sent to Judy Pedneau, Director of Human Resources at Bluefield College, 3000 College Avenue, Bluefield, VA 24605, email@example.com.
Bluefield College is a private, not-for-profit institution affiliated with the Baptist General Association of Virginia. Bluefield College shall not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, age, religion, genetic information, veteran or military status, or any other basis on which the College is prohibited from discrimination under local, state, or federal law, in its employment or in the provision of its services, including but not limited to its programs and activities, admissions, educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other College-administered programs. This institution encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.
Additional information about Bluefield College is available at www.bluefield.edu.
To be considered for this position, all application requirements listed above must be completed.