Dean, Automotive Technology Division (Ashland Technology Center)

Nebraska, United States
Salary Not Specified
Dec 11, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Dean, Automotive Technology Division (Ashland Technology Center)
Department: VP Academic Affairs
Location: Ashland

MassBay fosters educational excellence and academic success to prepare students for local and global citizenship, to meet critical workforce demands of communities, and to contribute to the region’s economic development.
Massachusetts Bay Community College values diversity, inclusion, and collaboration. We strongly encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply to join our community.
Located in Greater Boston, MassBay is a comprehensive, open-access community college, offering associate degrees and certificate programs on three campuses in Wellesley Hills, Framingham, and Ashland, Massachusetts.
Position Summary:
The ideal candidate will join a vibrant and inclusive educational community, and have a desire and ability to work with a diverse population.
The Dean provides vision and academic leadership for faculty and programs within the Automotive Technology Division and the research, development, implementation, and assessment of curricula and programs to meet workforce needs. The Dean is the first-line administrator overseeing the delivery of MassBay’s signature automotive offerings and managing all related operations at the College’s Ashland Technology Center. The Dean supervises all faculty and staff assigned to the Automotive Technology Division and works cooperatively with the automotive industry.
Key Responsibilities and Duties
  • Provide leadership to achieve educational excellence in the Automotive Technology Division
  • Promote and support the professional development of divisional faculty and staff
  • Share responsibility with Enrollment Management and Student Development staff for achieving enrollment and student success goals and orientation/registration of incoming and returning students;
  • Track pertinent information related to student academic progress;
  • Develop and implement divisional plans in accordance with the College’s strategic plan;
  • Align automotive offerings to regional workforce needs in collaboration with the automotive industry and faculty through shared governance processes;
  • Collaborate with Director of Corporate Partnerships and Workforce Development to expand non-credit automotive offerings and manufacturer partnerships;
  • Oversee the development of co-op opportunities and student placement at co-op sites;
  • Develop outreach initiatives with K-12 schools, governmental and non-profit agencies;
  • Conduct academic division meetings and attend faculty meetings;
  • Ensure that programs have active and appropriately constituted advisory boards;
  • Conduct mandatory advisory board meetings;
  • Lead the College’s efforts to maintain accreditation and certification of automotive programs;
  • Oversee the completion of academic program reviews;
  • Work collaboratively with divisional faculty, College administration, and manufacturers to ensure that academic programs comply with applicable regulations, policies, and agreements;
  • Prepare course schedules for automotive programs and assign faculty workloads;
  • Recruit, hire, and supervise faculty and staff in accordance with collective bargaining agreements;
  • Manage routine building operations of the Ashland Technology Center, including access control for building visitors and participants;
  • Coordinate with the College’s Facilities department for maintenance, emergency repairs, and renovation projects as needed;
  • Manage and maintain current inventories of vehicle and other donations;
  • Participate in College advancement activities to support academic initiatives;
  • Develop and manage the Automotive Technology Division budget;
  • Contribute to the fiscal strength and stability of the College by ensuring that spending remains compliant with established processes and in alignment with the College’s goals and mission;
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost and/or the President.

This list is not to be considered all-inclusive. A supervisor may assign other duties as required to meet the needs and foster the mission of the College.
All employees of MassBay are expected to work collegially and collaboratively within a community that values and celebrates diversity.
Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and five (5) years’ experience in the management of programs related to an academic or industry-specific setting with increasing levels of responsibility;
  • A high degree of knowledge of the automotive industry;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student body;
  • Experience in the development or administration of instructional programs;
  • Demonstrated commitment to the mission of the community college and student development and success;
  • Ability to build a culture of cohesion, dialogue, civility, and academic excellence;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Ability to use information technology effectively;
  • Knowledge of state-of-the-art teaching and learning techniques;
  • Proven commitment to high academic standards and integrity.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Sensitivity and commitment to the goals of Affirmative Action and workforce diversity;
  • Experience working in a diverse environment;
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with underserved students

Additional Information:
Salary Range: $95,000.00 - 105,000.00 Annual Salary
Classification Type: Regular Employee
Application Deadline: January 8, 2021, or thereafter until filled.
Hiring is subject to state appropriation funding.
Final candidates are required to provide sealed transcripts and/or certifications.
Hiring is contingent upon a successful CORI clearance.
Massachusetts Bay 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 statutes 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 for Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator, Lisa MacDonald, Director of Equity Compliance,, (781) 239-3147, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.

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