Articles: College of Marshall Islands Seeks Dean for Arrak Campus

Contributed by YokweOnline on Dec 27, 2011 - 05:14 AM

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The College of the Marshall Islands, a community college located in the warm central Pacific six degrees north of the Equator on Majuro atoll, seeks a qualified person to join our leadership team.  The College of the Marshall Islands is the national college of the Republic of the Marshall Islands and seeks to be the role model for community colleges in the Pacific region.

Position – Dean of Arrak Campus

 Opening Date : December 14, 2011 | Closing Date : Until Filled

 General Description

Under the direction of the Vice President of Academic Affairs and Student Services, the Dean of Arrak Campus is responsible for overall supervision and operation of Arrak campus programs, excluding Land Grant and the AHEC Summer Bridge program.  The Dean of Arrak Campus will work collaboratively with the respective Deans, Directors, and other supervisors of programs operating or in development at CMI’s Arrak campus.  In cooperation and coordination with all site directors, teachers, and staff, the Dean is responsible for assuring that the needs of all Arrak Campus academic and student services programs are recognized and properly addressed on a timely basis, while also supporting CMI’s mission of “providing tailored, quality educational opportunities.”

Essential Functions

Campus Development and Leadership

    Participates as a full, voting member of the following College of the Marshall Islands participatory governance bodies: Executive Council, Institutional Planning Committee, Budget Committee, Plant and Facilities Committee, and Enrollment Management Committee.
    Conducts meetings, on at least a monthly basis, with Arrak site-based directors, faculty and staff to determine and fully understand areas of need and to improve services.


Campus Recruitment and Evaluation

    Leads in the planning, coordination, and implementation of recruitment, registration, and orientation for the Arrak campus.
    Participates in the administration of CMI Placement Testing for new students.
    Supports the administration of evaluations of all student services programs offered on the Arrak campus.
    Supports the administration of evaluations for academic programs offered on the Arrak campus.

Collaboration

    Maintains consistent and effective communication with the Vice President of Academic Affairs and Student Services to assure collaboration and coordination related to Arrak campus services and programs
    Works directly with the IT administrator, Campus Safety and Security, Physical Plant, Human Resources, all Student Services offices, including the Director of Residential Life and Security, Arrak Campus, Admissions, Financial Aid, and the Registrar to articulate, coordinate, and operate consistent policies and procedures at the Arrak campus.
    Collaborates with CMI’s Chief Financial Officer to articulate and coordinate addressing Arrak Campus financial needs and oversee operating expenditures.
    Collaborates with all relevant CMI constituents in the development and submission of Arrak campus related Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) materials as needed.

 
Minimum Qualifications:

    A Master’s degree from an accredited institution in a discipline appropriate to the academic needs of the College of the Marshall Islands.
    Two or more years of experience in higher education program administration.
    An inspiring leader, who is passionate, dedicated, flexible and collaborative.
    Experience in higher education site administration, including planning and evaluation.

 
 Preferred qualifications:

    An earned doctorate from an accredited institution in a discipline appropriate to the academic needs of the College of the Marshall Islands.
    Experience with international students or the Pacific region is highly desirable.
    Experience working with residential students in higher education settings is highly desirable.

Salary and Benefits Offered at the College of the Marshall Islands:

    Compensation

    USD$35,213 to $50,305. Salary placement is depending upon relevant education, training and experience. 

    Benefits

    Two-year initial contract

    Transportation from the point of hire to the Marshall Islands

    Moving in allowance of USD $2,000.

    Up to $9,000 housing allowance

NOTE: the Republic of the Marshall Islands has only a national wage tax and no state or local wage taxes. As a result, the total withholding on earning can be substantially less than in many locations, including the U.S.  U.S. citizen may also enjoy additional tax benefits based on non-resident status.  It is recommended that applicants check with their financial or tax advisors for details of the tax benefits of non-resident status.  
 

Making Application
We will accept applications for the position until filled.  Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume/CV, CMI employment application (found at the CMI jobs website www.cmi.edu ), unofficial transcripts, and 3 professional references.  The College of the Marshall Islands is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The College of the Marshall Islands requires pre-employment reference and background screening.

- College of the Marshall Islands, Human Resources Dept,  December 27, 2011

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