Dean of Arts and Sciences

Dean of Arts and Sciences


Craven Community College
800 College Court
New Bern, NC 28562
Phone: 252-638-7200

Job Location

800 College Court

New Bern, NC 28562


$90,000-$95,000 annually


Full Time Benefits

Job Category

  • Executive/Administrative/Managerial

Application Period

Opens: Friday, January 26, 2024
Closes: Friday, February 16, 2024

Target Start Date

Monday, April 1, 2024

Expected Work Hours

40 hours

Reports to

Vice-President for Instruction

Employment Type

Full Time

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning in adult education or a discipline within the Arts & Sciences department.

Five (5) years’ teaching experience at the college level and one (1) year experience as a program chair or demonstrated experience supervising faculty and/or staff.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated experience or course work in curriculum design and evaluation.

Experience in program development and grant writing.

Experience using multiple methods of technology to facilitate education.

Experience using retention and/or advising models that promote success for a diverse student population.

Two or more years’ experience in the community college system

Position Description

Occupational Summary

The Dean of Arts and Sciences leads the College’s efforts to enhance the profile, visibility, and effectiveness of Arts & Sciences programs in support of College goals and objectives. This position provides leadership, management, and support for associate deans, coordinators, instructional support, faculty, and curricula. The Dean fosters a high-quality environment of academic teaching and intellectual achievement, and creates and strengthens partnerships within and outside of the College as a strong advocate. The Dean shapes, cultivates, and implements a strategic vision for the Arts & Sciences department and reports to the Vice President for Instruction/Chief Academic Officer. The Dean teaches one course a year or as needed.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities


  • Develops and implements a vision for the Arts & Sciences Learning Center
  • Develops and oversees the budget and management of day-to-day operations
  • Provides leadership for the selection, orientation, training, mentoring, support, and supervision of faculty, instructional assistants, student workers, and other employees assigned to the Center
  • Responsible for leadership, development, coordination and supervision of degree offerings assigned to the area and ensures compliance with accreditation and College requirements
  • Oversees the assessment and continuous improvement of curricula, materials, and delivery, ensuring that state-of-the art methods and materials are used, and that academic standards are upheld
  • Leads new program development, program growth efforts, and student recruitment strategies
  • Keeps the Chief Academic Officer informed regarding changes and recommends programmatic interventions accordingly
  • Assesses and communicates professional development needs to the Center for Teaching and Learning
  • Oversees the creation of a student-centered schedule of course offerings, working collaboratively with the Dean of Health Programs, Dean of Career Programs, Dean of the Havelock Campus, and the Registrar
  • Coordinates the development and accomplishment of individual group and Center short- and long-term goals
  • Coordinates and oversees management of Center resources, including rooms, buildings, equipment, and supplies
  • Coordinates media, supply, and equipment orders and procurement
  • Oversees the review and evaluation of instructional materials, including syllabi and other documents
  • Addresses and resolves student and personnel matters
  • Communicates effectively with faculty and staff through monthly meetings and other methods, and leads and supports cross-disciplinary work within and outside the Center
  • Represents the College by participating in and communicating effectively with relevant community and professional organizations and agencies and student recruitment opportunities
  • Manages and evaluates FTE generation and faculty course load
  • Ensures broad-based input from both internal and external stakeholders in strategic planning for the Arts & Sciences department
  • Works directly with the Institutional Effectiveness Office to improve the College’s and the Arts & Sciences Center’s effectiveness
  • Develops and maintains a culture of evidence-based practice, including conducting annual program reviews and advisory committee meetings
  • Aggressively seeks grant and other opportunities for procuring resources
  • Reviews and coordinates the updating and documentation of Arts & Sciences Center processes, procedures, and protocols on an annual basis
  • Ensures the accuracy of the College’s website, catalog, and other media pertaining to Arts & Sciences
  • Participates in appropriate committees and task forces as assigned
  • Performs other job-related duties and projects as assigned in support of the College’s mission, values and goals

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


  • Educational programs and curriculum development, and related state/federal legislation and initiatives
  • Business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership technique, and coordination of people and resources
  • Current complex principles and practices of instructional program development and administration
  • Organizational and management practices as applies to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies, and operational needs
  • Student learning outcomes and assessment activities at the program and course levels


  • Adept at cultivating and sustaining high-level professional relationships and partnership and providing collaborative and inclusive leadership of faculty and staff in allied health programs, participating as a member of the College’s instructional leadership team, and representing the College in the community
  • Proficiency in monitoring and assessing the performance of faculty and staff and allied health instructional programs to make improvements or take corrective action 
  • Exceptional planning, organization, verbal and written communication, presentation, negotiation, training, supervisory, and interpersonal skills
  • Competent in budget planning/management


  • Innovative and creative with new techniques to be used in Arts & Sciences program instruction
  • Work independently; exercise discretion and sound judgment in decision making; respond to critical matters effectively; and represent the College in a professional manner
  • Commitment to student-centered principles and understanding of the community college mission
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
  • Handle confidential information with absolute discretion
  • Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; demonstrated ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse workforce, including those with different levels of academic preparation and varying physical and learning abilities, and socioeconomic levels

Job Post Contact

Craven Community College