Assistant Dean, Health and Patient Simulation

Springfield, MA

Springfield Technical Community College

About Springfield Technical Community College :

Located on 35 acres of the Springfield Armory National Historic Site and founded in 1967, Springfield Technical Community College (STCC), is a major resource for the economic vitality of Western Massachusetts. As the only technical community college in Massachusetts, STCC offers a variety of career programs unequalled in the state. Biotechnology, IT Security, Laser Electro-Optics, Nursing, Robotics, Sonography, Telecommunications and dozens of other career programs produce potential employees each year. The College's highly-regarded transfer programs in Business, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Science and Technology continue to provide the most economical option for students pursuing a four-year degree. With an annual enrollment of over 6,500, evening, weekend and online students, STCC is a vibrant campus rich in diversity and justifiably proud of our designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution. Respect, is one of the Core Values of the College and we strive to nurture mutual respect among faculty, staff and students. With respect, we embrace differences to create an inclusive environment for all. Together, we support students as they transform their lives through intellectual, cultural, and economic engagement while becoming thoughtful, committed and socially responsible graduates.

Job Description:


Reporting to the Dean of the School of Health & Patient Simulation, the assistant dean assists the dean with the administration, operation, budgetary matters, and promotion of programs in the School of Health & Patient Simulation


  • Prepares documentation and oversee external accreditation activities for state, national, and professional accreditation of programs.
  • Works closely with department chairs and program directors to assure effective, efficient and people friendly operation of all units and to maximize cooperation and coordination of operations.
  • Assists faculty in developing clinical evaluation instruments and implementing and evaluation process of students and clinical instructors.
  • Works collaboratively with the dean to oversee for all aspects of the daily operation of SIMS Medical Center at STCC including: scheduling, development, performance, integration, and evaluation of simulation into programs in the School.
  • Develops, markets, and maintains continuing education opportunities for the medical community with an emphasis on hands-on clinical competencies.
  • Works to achieve cultural diversity in staff, student population, and curricula.
  • Provide technical program information and assistance to administrators, faculty, staff, clinical agencies, and health care facilities to promote programs in the School.
  • Assist in the academic orientation of new faculty, and ongoing professional development opportunities for all division faculty.
  • Promote innovative teaching methodologies, and use of instructional technology.
  • Collaborate with other Schools to support health science programs.
  • Assist in the promotion and marketing of the College and School image and articulation of programs in the college service area.  Maintain close liaison and harmonious relationships with area hospitals, related health care facilities, and other educational and public agencies to foster strong working relationships.
  • Responds in a timely and professional manner to the suggestions, inquiries, and complaints of students, faculty, and staff as assigned or approved by the Dean.
  • Complies and analyzes data related to the operation of the school and prepares reports, proposals, presentation, information, and materials requested by the Dean of the school.
  • Involves faculty in strategic planning.
  • Participates in and promotes projects that enhance instruction and help the School to achieve annual goals and objectives which are a part of strategic planning.
  • Provides recommendations that ensure that instructional facilities, equipment, and supplies are adequate and in a suitable, safe state for use.
  • Disseminate research findings on health care issues to the faculty, staff, and other agencies as appropriate.
  • Assist in the development and revision of allied health programs in order to meet community and student needs.
  • Collaborate with the Dean in oversight of catalog changes, brochures, monthly and annual reports, surveys, and other documents as needed.
  • Assist in grant development
  • Assist in the assessment of new curricula and programs to meet the needs of the region, considering appropriate issues of feasibility and sustainability.
  • Represent the School at local and state meetings related to health care programs and initiatives as assigned by the Dean of the School.
  • Represents the Dean of the School as assigned by the Dean.
  • Serve on program advisory boards; collaborate with community workforce investment boards, and healthcare institutions to support academic initiatives and projects.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities related to those listed above which do not alter the basic level of the position.            
  • Oversees course scheduling
  • Assists with faculty observations 


  • Master's degree in a health science discipline offered at the College, clinical experience, and appropriate current licensure/certification in a health science discipline.
  • Experience in higher education administration at the Director, or above level in a college or university.
  • Appropriate current licensure/certification in a health science discipline college-level teaching experience in that discipline.
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to use information technology effectively.
  • Knowledge of innovative teaching methodologies including technological applications and distance learning.
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student body.
  • Proven commitment to high academic standards and integrity.
  • Understanding of and commitment to the community college mission.
  • Knowledge of and technical expertise in working with simulation technology.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with coordinating clinical education, or comparable experience in management and supervision in the health care industry.
  • Prior community college experience.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience working with simulation technology, service-learning, experiential learning, and learning communities.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with legal issues relating to patient care, clinical externships, background checks, drug testing, and liability issues. CHSE Certified.

Additional Information:


$95,000 - $110,000  per annum plus fringe benefits, state-funded position.  Starting salary will dependent upon qualifications and experience.  Twelve month position. 

CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled 

Application Instructions:

All applicants must apply online by submitting a cover letter and resume to

STCC is committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal. Candidates should describe previous activities mentoring minorities, women, or members of other underrepresented groups. 

STCC Is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities Are Encouraged To Apply.

Our commitment to diversity in our workplace seeks applications from women and minorities. It is the policy of Springfield Technical Community College not to discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, marital status or national origin in its education programs, activities, admissions, or employment policies. Employment will depend on meeting requirements set by the Immigration Reform Act. 


Posted: 04/22/2021