Dean, Workforce Education and Development

Florida, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
May 07, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description Summary   Responsible for providing leadership, guidance, and administrative oversight of credit, certificate and noncredit offerings for all workforce development, career, and technical education programs. Leads programs that supports the expansion of trade, industry and community educational workforce services to companies, organizations, agencies and individuals. Responsible for curriculum development, program and course analysis, program review, and compliance requirements with state and national accreditation standards. This position has college-wide leadership and administrator responsibilities.  

Base Pay: $81,097.00. Offer amount based on candidate's education and experience.


Duties and Responsibilities:

(This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary)

  • Develops and maintains effective partnerships with businesses, agencies, industries, faculty, and staff in the identification of training needs, including conducting quantitative and qualitative training needs assessments, and development of customized workforce solutions.

  • Serves as the institutional liaison to local, state and federal economic and workforce training agencies and employer partner organizations.

  • Collaborates with K-12 system, particularly secondary institutions, to create dual enrollment career pathways.

  • Researches and prepares occupational forecasting, workforce demands and trends, special studies and surveys. Prepares required reports for various internal and external requests. Reviews and revises reports and documents for accuracy and completeness.

  • Guides, leads, reviews, verifies, observes, and manages the work of people reporting directly and indirectly to you.

  • Ensures that a commitment to diversity and inclusion is visible in all aspects of the division's operations.

  • Counsels employees on company policies, procedures and practices to ensure a sound employee relation environment. Guides professional development and provides motivation and mentoring to team members.

  • Develops short-term and long-range goals, objectives, priorities, and recommendations in support of the College’s strategic plan.

  • Provides oversight and monitors projects with attention to administrative details. Prepares for and participates in faculty and staff meetings and committees.

  • Develops, maintains, interprets, and executes administrative procedures and practices. This activity includes developing and maintaining manuals regarding policies, procedures, rules, standards for the College, and regional and program accrediting agencies.

  • Responds to complex inquiries from all levels of employees or external sources regarding a variety of questions, such as clarification of College or Campus policy and procedures.

  • Conducts all tasks related to the preparation of the annual and other periodic budgets for a department, campus, or college.

  • Analyzes class and program needs of the College. Determines and recommend the retention or deletion of courses.

  • Assists faculty in the development of course and program curriculum, program and course reviews and articulation activities.

  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.


Required Minimum Qualifications:


Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree within specific subject area related to the position

  • Eight years of related experience, to include administrative, curriculum development and strong community relations experience

  • Grant administration experience

  • Program budget experience


Knowledge of:

  • Microsoft Office Professional or similar application

  • Best practices in higher education pedagogy


Skilled in:                    

  • Thinking strategically, effectively analyzing data, and implementing data-informed decisions

  • Managing and resolving conflict in a positive manner

  • Fact finding, analysis, and problem solving

  • Motivating subordinates to exert the effort necessary to attain organizational and departmental goals

  • Attention to detail while maintaining effective time and task management


Ability to:

  • Establish ownership of areas of responsibility with an aptitude to anticipate and pro-actively execute tasks while identifying areas of enhancement, efficiencies, and solutions

  • Interact in a positive manner with diverse populations and varying education levels of students, faculty, staff, and the public

  • Effectively communicate verbally and in writing on a regular basis with internal and external customers, build relationships, manage customer expectations and take responsibility for a high level of service

  • Accurately manage a budget

  • Negotiate through collaboration

  • Make lively and effective presentations


Licenses, Registration, Certifications, or Special Requirements:

  • Regular physical attendance required

  • Requires travel between all campus locations


Preferred Qualifications:


Education and Experience:

  • Doctorate degree

  • Direct experience working with Vocational Educational Programs, Certificate Programs, Industry Certifications, Career Placement, AS Degrees, to include Business, Computer Science or Public Safety

  • Experience working with apprenticeship programs


Work Environment and Physical Demand:

  • Reach and grasp objects

  • Stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, or crawl

  • Use of video display terminal

  • Use of manual dexterity and fine motor skills

  • Communicate information orally and in writing

  • Receive and understand information through oral and written communication

  • Proofread and check documents for accuracy

  • Work a fluctuating work schedule


This job description is intended to be generic in nature and describe the essential functions of the job.  It is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. The essential duties, functions and responsibilities, and overtime eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.


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