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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Full-Time Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

1 month agoHaverhill, MA

Job Description


THE COLLEGE: NECC serves about 5,000 credit students each semester on two campuses located in the beautiful, historic Merrimack Valley region of northeast Massachusetts. Our suburban Haverhill campus sits on 106 acres near Kenoza Lake, and features a Technology Center and an award-winning Student One-Stop Center. Our urban campus in Lawrence occupies a number of buildings in the heart of downtown. Most recently, we have constructed a new 44,000 square foot health technologies facility, the Dr. Ibrahim El-Hefni Allied Health & Technology Center. Both campuses are a short drive to Boston and to the beaches and state parks along the coast.

The college has been building an organizational culture that values initiative and innovation, and seeks to identify and develop the strengths in students, faculty, staff, and programs in order to grow and improve. NECC is also committed to using evidence to guide planning and decision-making. These values are reflected in the use of Appreciative Inquiry for strategic planning and accreditation; in our investment in strengths-based, institution-wide professional development; and in our ten-year involvement as a Leader College in Achieving the Dream, a national network of community colleges dedicated to using data to close student achievement gaps.

We are also committed to the recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. With over 40% Hispanic students, NECC was the first federally recognized Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) in New England.

We seek leaders who are committed to the community college mission, actively engaged in promoting diversity, and prepared to use their unique strengths and innovation with the goal of student success.

POSITION: Full-Time Associate Dean of Academic Affairs: Associate Dean; Academic Affairs; Haverhill Campus; 37.5 hours/week, Schedule; Non-Unit Professional Position

SUMMARY:The Associate Dean of Academic Affairs is responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of academic policies, assisting in program development, managing the academic initiatives of the Provost's Office, and collaborating with academic deans and college leadership in creating an equitable and successful academic experience for all students.

SALARY: Anticipated starting salary range is $100,000 - $110,000 annually with complete fringe benefit package including competitive health insurance, dental insurance, basic life insurance, long-term disability insurance, paid sick, vacation and personal leave, educational benefits for employee/spouse/dependents, and excellent retirement benefits.



  • Provide leadership in the development of new and review of existing academic policies and their publication and dissemination
  • Collaborate closely with Student Affairs departments, faculty, and other college units to ensure alignment between academic and other college policies
  • Manage the work related to the specific priorities of the Provost's Office, in collaboration with academic deans and others, including:
    • The Integrated Student Experience
    • Universal internship opportunities
    • Guided pathways
    • Removal of academic barriers to student success
    • Accreditation
    • core academic skills review
    • Online program development
    • Intentional program design that includes Community Education, ESOL, and Adult Education personnel
    • Prior learning assessment
    • Accessibility
  • Manage all curriculum issues for the Provost's Office including collaborating with the academic deans to review and encourage new program development, monitor the health of current programs, and monitor program inactivation
  • Represent the college at state-level meetings and organizations
  • Serve as a main contact at the state and national level with various organizations or initiatives
  • Serve on the Academic Affairs Committee to ensure coordination of academic policies with curriculum
  • Work collaboratively with the Office of Institutional Advancement on grant initiatives directly related to curricular and program development
  • Engage in training and development related to national and Commonwealth curricular issues, best practices, and accreditation
  • Other duties as assigned




• Master's degree and a minimum of seven years of successful full-time teaching experience as a faculty member at a college or university in an academic discipline

• Demonstrated experience working with diverse student populations including low-income, first-generation, and differently-abled students

• Excellent written and oral communication skills

• Ability and commitment to travel between our two campuses

• A professional philosophy that places student success, equity, and teaching excellence at the center of the educational enterprise

• Experience in an academic supervisory role (Director, Chair, Program Coordinator, Assistant Dean, or comparable title) at a college or university


• A doctorate or terminal degree in an academic discipline, educational leadership, or a comparable field

• Teaching experience at a community college

• The attainment of tenure at a college or university

• Bilingual (Spanish/English)

• Experience working with and supporting a culturally diverse population

BACKGROUND CHECK: Candidates will be required to pass a CORI and SORI check as a condition of employment.

TO APPLY: To be considered for this position click on the "Apply Now" button, you will be prompted to setup a new account or login to an existing account. You will be able to upload the following required documents for consideration:

• Cover Letter, describing your qualifications and experience

• Resume/CV

Review of applications will begin 5 business days from the posting date and will continue until the position is filled.

**Please note that finalist candidates will be asked to provide contact information for three (3) professional references.

DEADLINE: Open until filled

Northern Essex Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statues and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator, Elizabete Trelegan (Assistant Director of Human Resources, B-219,978-556-3928/ ), the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights. Northern Essex Community College will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Prospective employees are encouraged to review the College's Annual Security Report (ASR), in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, which can be found on the disclosure page of the College's website at:

Client-provided location(s): Haverhill, MA, USA
Job ID: Commonwealth_of_Massachusetts-23000AUR
Employment Type: Other