Vice President- Construction Technology & Workforce
Dawson Technical Institute
Dawson Technical Institute (DTI) of Kennedy-King College is a job
training center offering certificate and degree programs for
careers in construction technology, trade, and Vocational Education
Programs. Students at DTI receive competency-based instruction that
prepares them to compete in construction trade and utility
industries in jobs that lead to unionized apprenticeship and other
relevant trade and utility worker opportunities. Certificate
programs include: bricklayer; combination welder; concrete masonry;
construction carpentry; gas utility worker; and overhead electrical
line worker. Degree programs include an Associate in Applied
Science (AAS) in Construction Management and Heating, Ventilation,
Air Condition & Refrigeration (HVAC-R) .
Reporting to the College President, the Vice President of
Construction Technology, Trades & Vocational Education Programs
provides vision, leadership, and guidance in the management of
Dawson Technical Institute’s (DTI) construction industry job
training and career development programs.
The Vice President is responsible for the overall operations of
DTI, providing management oversight to Deans/Associate Deans and
other key stakeholders engaged in the development and
implementation of certificate, degree educational and training
programs, the enrollment management of students, and the provision
of student services to support successful program completion.
Performs related duties as required.
Education, Training and Experience
- Directs the implementation and delivery of high quality
certificate and degree programs with an emphasis in the
construction trade and utility industries designed to provide
students with intensive and comprehensive industry validated
- Forges and maintains strategic partnerships with business and
industry leaders, nonprofits, and governmental agencies to identify
workforce gaps and emerging skills and hiring trends. Serve as the
primary DTI ambassador to industry and key stake holders.
- Develops and maintains working relationships with construction
trade unions, construction employers, and utility companies,
working to establish formal agreements that provide training and
employment opportunities to DTI students.
- Provides management oversight in curriculum and course
planning, the review and evaluation of training programs, and the
use of industry-relevant equipment to ensure the effective delivery
of job skills training and competencies to students.
- Oversees the evaluation of programs to assess student learning
and success and ensure students are prepared for jobs that meet the
current and emerging workforce needs of local and regional business
communities and the construction industry.
- Accountable for ensuring the effective recruitment,
interviewing, hiring, and professional development of full and
part-time faculty, instructors, and staff at DTI. Oversees the
evaluation of faculty and instructors to ensure continuity of
quality classroom instruction.
- Collaborates with Marketing and Communications Department to
plan and implement marketing strategies to effectively promote DTI
and its programs and increase enrollment.
- Directs and oversees the development and management of DTI’s
operational budgets and allocation of resources. Monitors budget
expenditures and approves major purchases of equipment and
technologies for use various training programs.
- Provides leadership in identifying outside funding
opportunities and in the writing of proposals to seek grants
andexternal funding for DTI programs in collaboration with the
- Represents the College to community organizations and agencies
and participates on district-wide committees.
Knowledge, Skills and Ability
- A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in
Education, Business, Construction Management, Energy Management,
Public Administration or related field of study required.
- Five to ten years of experience in the area of construction
management required. Related positions include Construction
Manager, Senior Construction Manager, VP of Construction, Energy
Management, and Director of Project Management.
- Five to ten years of experience in the development and/or
administration of occupational/vocational job training programs in
the construction industry.
- Five years as an administrator in a higher education
- A combination of education and experience maybe taken into
consideration based on the applicant’s credentials.
- Teaching experience in a higher education institution is
- Experience working in a unionized setting preferred.
- Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel,
Chicago residency is required for all full-time employment
within six (6) months of hire
City Colleges is an affirmative action equal opprotunity
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- Knowledge of higher education accreditation procedures,
articulation process, assessment and program review.
- Knowledge of CCC policies and procedures; collective bargaining
agreements; and employee/faculty/student handbooks.
- Knowledge of program evaluation and student learning outcome
- Knowledge of local /regional workforce needs and economic
- Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication
- Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
- Strong skills in planning, implementing and monitoring program
- Ability to guide and motivate others toward goal
- Ability to work within a culturally diverse environment.
- Ability to maintain an environment that fosters excellence in
- Ability to cultivate and maintain strategic partnerships with
key stakeholders, business industry and the community.