Dean of Workforce Development and Career & Technical Education

Location
Arizona, United States
Salary
$90,650.00 - $96,089.00
Posted
Mar 07, 2021
Employment Level
Executive
Employment Type
Full Time

SUMMARY OF FUNCTION:

Under the direction of the Associate Vice President for Workforce Development, the Dean of Workforce Development & Career and Technical Education provides administrative supervision and oversight for Career Technical Education (CTE) programs and researches the viability of latest programs and their implementation. Provides leadership in teaching excellence and student learning with the goal of student success and continuous improvement of CTE programs. Manages, coordinates, develops, and executes a variety of projects related to CTE and related innovative programs. Responsible for all administrative, academic, and fiscal matters of assigned programs. Recruit new faculty. Assists AVP in administering the district’s Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education (CTE) Improvement Act grant and other grants as assigned; manages use of funds and services; monitors programs for effectiveness; and ensures adherence to federal and state regulations in the use of funds. Emphasis will be placed on the growth potential of occupational/vocational programs, apprenticeships, articulation agreements and dual enrollment with area high schools as well as establishing partnerships with business and industry.

TYPICAL DUTIES:

Serves students. Develops, recommends, and monitors Perkins grant funded budgets working with AVP; efficiently manages resources/budgets and maximizes financial resources based on approved funding. Ensures that program and financial reports are accurately prepared, reviewed and submitted on a timely basis for Perkins and other grant programs.

Works cooperatively with Career and Technical Education directors and managers to coordinate programs and services to meet student needs. Resolves conflicts within all areas of responsibility including but not limited to Career and Technical Education and Academic sections.

Provides leadership and coordination in support of career, technical and emerging occupational education programs and services. Conducts needs assessments, market surveys and other research to identify viable and sustainable courses, programs and majors not currently offered. Works collaboratively with AVP, directors, faculty and other relevant staff or external agencies to implement quality programs into the curriculum.

In consultation with the Associate Vice President of Workforce Development, oversees and participates in the improvement of instruction process for full and part-time CTE faculty. Responds to CTE student concerns and inquires. Advises the Associate Vice President of Workforce Development of short-term and long-term impacts of new program offerings. Researches the necessary skills needed for emerging job classifications which are prominent throughout the campus service area. Works with and establishes partnerships with regional trade associations, economic development agencies, business/industry to identify emerging skills and hiring trends. Works collaboratively with relevant programs and faculty to develop partnerships and linkages with business, industry, and community in the procurement of internship opportunities.

Promotes a culture predicated on leadership development, student-success, data-driven decision making, programmatic excellence, and customer service; Works with the other members of the Instructional Leadership Team and other areas to promote and ensure student success among all instructional programs;

Develops strategies for improved recruiting, marketing, and outreach for programs and works with appropriate college personnel to implement these strategies; Serves on various college committees as appointed; Teaches a minimum one course within the scope of an academic year.

With the input of industry partners, supports and promotes curriculum development by faculty to respond to student and community needs, including establishment and use of learning outcomes at the course and programmatic level, and ensures the assessment of said outcomes. Develops and maintains relationships with four-year colleges and universities, K-12, regional occupational education institutions, and appropriate community-based organizations related to CTE. Support and facilitate all the Prior Learning Assessment for Career and Technical Education and other programs in a college environment.

Remains current on legislation and regulations affecting assigned Perkins grant to adjust programs and/or services to assure compliance. Represents the District in professional development and advocacy settings at the local, state and federal levels.

Support and participate in strategic initiatives and perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required: 

  • Master’s Degree from an accredited institution in Business, Education, Public Administration, or a related field.
  • Four years of progressive responsibility and experience in management, program development, and private industry.
  • Demonstrated success with Career and Technical Education.
  • Demonstrated success with Workforce Development programs.
  • Demonstrated success in working collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated administrative and budget experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in leadership and management.
  • Supervisory experience required.

    Or
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Education, Public Administration, or a related field.
  • Six years of progressive responsibility and experience in management, program development, and private industry.
  • Demonstrated success with Career and Technical Education.
  • Demonstrated success with Workforce Development programs.
  • Demonstrated success in working collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated administrative and budget experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in leadership and management
  • Supervisory experience required.

Preferred: 

  • More than six (6) years of progressive responsibility in Workforce Development, Small Business Development, and Career and Technical Education.
  • Grant writing and management.
  • Seven (7) or more years of supervisory experience.

Work Schedule:

  • Exempt position, 12 months, Monday-Thursday, 7:00am-5:00pm. May included some Fridays, evenings and weekends.

CLOSING DATE:

Position will close at 5:00 pm on Sunday, April 4, 2021. First review of applications will begin on April 5, 2021. Position may reopen if suitable candidate is not found.

ADDRESS INQUIRIES TO:

Arizona Western College
Human Resources
Phone: (928) 344-7505 / FAX: (928) 317-6001 / TTY: (928) 344-7629
Email: Human.Resources@azwestern.edu

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

The following materials must be uploaded at the time of application. Any materials submitted via e-mail, fax, or mail will not be accepted. Applications missing any of the below requirements will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed.

1. Completed Application

2. Unofficial College/University Transcripts

3. Resume or Curriculum Vitae (no more than 3 pages)

4. Cover letter/Letter of Interest