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Dean of Career and Technical Education & Workforce Development
Southeastern Community College in West Burlington, Iowa
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Date Posted 02/04/2019
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Job Title

Dean of Career and Technical Education & Workforce Development

Job Description

The Dean of Career and Technical Education & Workforce Development will work to promote a culture of accountability and excellence to improve student learning. The Dean is responsible for managing and providing leadership for this division of the College, while serving as a liaison with the business community through administration of the SCCCenter for Business (CBIZ). The Dean will be responsible for the primary administrative oversight of all career and technical credit programs offered both on and off campus, and for establishing best practice and policy efforts to promote client-centered services to industry sites. Duties include leadership responsibility for faculty, staff, and non-credit instructors, as well as responsibility for curriculum planning, development, staffing, evaluating, and budget administration for the division.

This position is a full-time position (261-day contract); salary commensurate with experience and qualifications, range $80,000.00 – $88,900.00. Benefits include single ($500 deductible) medical, dental & vision insurance, $50,000 life insurance, long-term disability, paid sick leave, 15 days vacation and participation in IPERS or TIAA-CREFretirement plan.

Essential Duties Summary

• Commitment to Southeastern Community College’s mission, vision, values and goals.
• Provide the institutional leadership necessary to develop and maintain career and technical programs of study which, within legal and fiscal restraints, meets the needs of students. 
• Prepare, in concert with the Career & Technical Education & Workforce Development (CTEWD) faculty and staff, an annual and long term plan for the operations and non-credit training of the Center for Business, and for CTEWD academic programs. This plan will include measureable outcomes, and demonstrate the alignment between workforce-centered credit and non-credit initiatives at SCC. 
• Serve as a visible leader of SCC’s business and industry initiatives. Develop and maintain regional relationships which will serve the interests of SCC.
• Acquire and apply knowledge of trends in business and industry training and consulting services.
• Build and retain a high performance team in order to maximize the success of the CBIZoperation.
• Supervise and evaluate full-time and adjunct Career & Technical Education & Workforce Development (CTEWD) faculty and non-credit instructors, including actively assisting with the recruitment, selection, assignment, and contracting of faculty, staff, adjuncts, and non-credit instructors within the division. 
• Advocate for and support faculty and non-credit instructors as they fulfill their roles overseeing the quality and rigor of SCC courses and programs.
• Assist each division employee in planning his/her individual professional development activities designed to help him/her achieve his/her highest potential. In addition, assist with the orientation, in-service training, and professional development of all CTEWD personnel. 
• Promote and foster open communication among all instructional staff, both full-time and adjunct, credit and non-credit, which includes conducting divisional and/or inter-departmental meetings on a regular basis.
• Assist the Department Chairs to be effective instructional leaders, collaborating with them to create course schedules in a timely manner and to mentor faculty in their departments so they understand and participate in assessment and other activities that support student learning.
• Ensure academic departments in CTEWD meet regularly according to the established schedule to discuss critical topics such as accreditation, assessment, program review, recruitment, retention, etc.
• Work closely and collaboratively with the Director of High School Relations, area high school faculty and administrators to promote seamless connections for high school curricular offerings and SCC programs. 
• Work collaboratively with the VPAA, program faculty, and other personnel to develop and maintain articulation agreements.
• Work closely with program faculty, Student Services, the Director of Marketing and other personnel to promote SCC’s CTEWD programs. 
• Collaborate with other administrators in effectively and appropriately handling student complaints according to the provisions and recommendations of the Administrative Guidelines, Student Handbook, Judicial Code of Conduct and other appropriate college policies. 
• Work with SCC’s Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO) to ensure that the division credit programs meet the applicable rules and regulations established by the State Department, the U.S. Department of Education for Professional and Technical programs, the Iowa Department of Education, and the Higher Learning Commission.
• Work with faculty and staff to actively promote a positive image for the college.
• Represent the college to the Association of the Iowa Community College Vocational/Technical Deans and Directors.
• Represent the college in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, legislators, business and industry, labor, other educational institutions and the community we serve.
• Serve on the President’s Cabinet.
• Travel required with ability to work evenings and weekends.
• Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Required Qualifications

Qualifications & Experience:

• Earned Master’s Degree in a technical field from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning.
• Three to five years of higher education leadership, planning and supervisory experience required. Supervisory experience would include supervision of staff, budgets and programs.
• Minimum three years training or teaching experience in a related Career or Technical field.
• Experience with curriculum development, supervision, academic planning, and budgeting.
• Demonstrated experience with academic assessment strategies to promote teaching and learning excellence.
• Experience in workforce development/training and/or program related implementation.
• Experience with leading and executing workforce development promotional events.
• Knowledge of computer software applications, specifically Microsoft Office programs; ability to learn and develop competency in SCC’s administrative software (Ellucian).
• Strong human relations and interpersonal skills. Ability to resolve student and faculty/staff concerns effectively.
• Proven ability to build and maintain a highly functioning team; ability to work with a team to develop and implement a plan, evaluate progress toward goals and take corrective action as necessary.
• Ability to handle confidential matters with discretion and perform with a high level of personal and professional integrity and ethics.
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity and equity, and to creating an inclusive teaching and learning environment.
• Documented success in building partnerships and collaborative agreements with internal and external stakeholders.
• Expertise to promote, build and sustain industry, community, and college based relationships.
• Demonstrated experience with the effective utilization of current teaching innovations and multiple teaching methods; familiarity and experience with the use of technology in support of teaching and learning. 
• Demonstrated ability to prioritize, make sound decisions, and to adjust personal work schedule to effectively fulfill the requirements of the position. 
• Working knowledge of higher education policies, practices, and procedures.

Preferred Qualifications

• Teaching experience at the college level in a career, technical, professional, or workforce-focused program of study.
• Experience using a Learning Management System, especially Canvas.
• Doctorate in a related field.
• Experience with business development and/or consultative sales experience. Successful experience in working with private sector business and industry representatives in mutually beneficial pursuits. This may include time spent working directly in the private sector or time spent working for an organization that served the private sector.
• Experience with programmatic and regional accreditation processes.
• Experience in working with collective bargaining. 
• Experience with selecting, mentoring, evaluating, and developing faculty.
• Knowledgeable of national and state policies related to funding of Career and Technical Education.
• Experience with grant writing and managing a grant funded project.

Physical Demands

The Dean of Career & Technical Education & Workforce Development will be assigned to the West Burlington campus but must have the ability and mobility to work from other locations when assigned, and to regularly visit other areas throughout the college district and state.

EEO Statement Summary

It is the policy of Southeastern Community College not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, employment, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential parental, family or marital status in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code §§ 216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 – 1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).

Individuals having questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy should contact Tina Young, Title IX / Equity Coordinator, Southeastern Community College, 1500 W. Agency Road, West Burlington, IA 52655, email, phone number 319/208-5101, fax 319/208-5005 or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, phone number 312/730-1560, fax 312/730-1576.

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