Dean - Agricultural and Industrial Technologies

Illinois, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Dec 22, 2020
Position Type
Administrative, Deans
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The Agricultural and Industrial Technologies (AIT) Dean is responsible for providing leadership, planning, direction, and management for the Agricultural and Industrial Technologies Department.

The AIT Dean leads and advances the educational quality of the department and selection, training, and evaluation of department instructors and staff. Department includes both transfer and applied programs in the areas of Agriculture, Family & Consumer Science, Horticulture, Graphic Communication, Automotive/ASEP, Diesel Technology, Electronics & Electrical Technology, Industrial Maintenance, HVAC Technology, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Machining/CNC, and Welding Technology.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: This list is meant to be representative, not exhaustive. Some incumbents may not perform all the duties listed while in other cases related duties may also be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  1. Working with the department faculty and staff, the Dean will administer departmental compliance with faculty collective bargaining agreement and with college policies.
  2. Communicate to faculty and staff the college's strategic priorities and initiatives.
  3. Support and instill the college's core values in all department related programs and services providing guidance and conducting regular reviews.
  4. Manage departmental matters for students, including but not limited to hearing student concerns and complaints (formal and informal) and grade appeals, evaluating course work for transfer to ICC, and evaluating appeals for late registration and late withdrawal.
  5. Coordinate class schedule and assign faculty for departmental subject areas.
  6. Analyze departmental enrollments and develop plans and strategies for continued enrollment growth and student retention.
  7. Develop and manage departmental budgets.
  8. Facilitate grant acquisition and administration in collaboration with appropriate ICC staff and stakeholders.
  9. Lead evaluation and creation of departmental programs and courses that serve current and future student populations, recommend new curricular offerings, approve curricular changes, and assist in the development of continuing education and community service courses.
  10. Support faculty and program chairs seeking or renewing accreditation, continuing education, and professional development.
  11. Promote and represent departmental interests within state, regional, and local workforce development and economic opportunity organizations.
  12. Perform related duties as required. 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to satisfactorily perform the essential duties and responsibilities.

  1. Master's degree in agriculture, education, training & development, manufacturing, management, or other directly related area.
  2. 1 year of management experience.
  3. Teaching experience in one of the departmental discipline areas or other relevant Career program.

  1. Doctorate from a regionally accredited institution.
  2. Community college teaching and administrative experience.
  3. Leadership experience in Career Education.
  4. Knowledge of principles of effective teaching, assessment, and classroom observation techniques.
  5. Current or previous professional certifications/licenses in a departmental discipline area.


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