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Dean of Career and Technical Education, Early College & Community Partnerships

Community College of Rhode Island
Warwick, Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 25, 2024

Job Details

About CCRI and the Role

Position Title

Dean of Career and Technical Education, Early College & Community Partnerships


Wrkfc Part/Workforce Dev

Position Category

Staff - NonClassified

About CCRI

The Community College of Rhode Island is New England’s largest community college, and a nationally-recognized leader in catalyzing student success and achievement for recent high school graduates and returning adults alike.

We provide affordable, open access to higher education, and we deliver on our mission to offer all students the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for intellectual, professional and personal growth.

Diversity is our strength. We champion equity, and we celebrate, support and thrive on the diverse experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives that are represented across our four campuses.

We strive to hire and retain culturally competent faculty and staff whose demographics are reflective of our diverse student body. To learn more about our employees’ values and what it means to work here, learn about our Guiding Principles here .

Job Summary

Reporting to the Vice President of Workforce Development, the Dean of Career and Technical Education & Early College, as well as Community Partnerships will lead the College’s early college programs (including Running Start/Accelerate/High School Enrichment) initiatives with CCRI’s regional higher education and K-12 partners related to Career and Technical education pathways and services. The Dean will plan, recommend, and implement the operational strategies, goals, and objectives for assigned areas, and facilitate the hiring, training, professional development, supervision, and evaluation of staff; this will include participating in formulation, communication and implementation of the core values of the College. In collaboration with deans and appropriate academic departments, the Dean supports the strategic planning, implementation, and assessment of K-12 and community partnerships with a focus on achieving equitable outcomes for all students. The Dean will plan, create, and facilitate outreach activities and serve as a liaison with other community agencies and institutions, including RIDE, K-12 partners, four-year institutions, and other organizations that serve, influence, support or align with the college’s strategic initiatives.

Duties and Responsibilities

Commitment to CCRI’s Mission:
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the philosophy and mission of a comprehensive community college.
  • Work collaboratively in a diverse, inclusive and student-centered environment, with students of various learning styles, cultures, identities, and life-experiences.

Early College and Special Program Development:
  • Provide strategic leadership and exercise supervision for career pathways initiatives, related staff and services to enhance internal and external strategic partnerships, regional program innovation, and operational excellence.
  • Design, develop and implement a working strategy for K-12 districts and community colleges in dual credit, dual enrollment and articulated pathways to ensure advanced standing of high school graduates into both academic and career-focused programs.
  • Direct and report on Early College student outcomes regarding the persistence, retention, assessment, and transfer coordination activities, with focus on the K-12, career pathways, and/or two-year and four-year program areas of responsibility.
  • Facilitate coordination and alignment of CTE and workforce development programs with local secondary partners, regional occupational programs, adult education programs, and programs at other colleges in order to enhance educational and career opportunities for students.
  • Collaborate with critical partners to develop and implement access, success and retention initiatives to support the needs of early college students.
  • Monitor regional and college initiatives for CTE and workforce development, promote the effective leveraging of funding and recommend resource allocations that support instructional and student support programs including staffing, technology, facilities and fiscal accountability.
Partnership Development:
  • Lead collaboration with the Rhode Island Department of Education ( RIDE ), the Office of Post-secondary Council and additional stakeholders to deliver and evaluate the growth of the college’s early college programs in alignment with the state’s overall mission to support the educational attainment goals of all Rhode Islanders.
  • Support the implementation of various State-led initiatives impacting K-20 initiatives, and serve as resource for and representative of the college on local, statewide and regional committees.
  • Develop partnerships with school districts and CTE programs to advance programming that supports the post-secondary and career achievement of all RI students
  • Facilitate the administrative oversight of Perkins Grant and work among critical stakeholders at RIDE, K-12 districts, industry and community partners to develop the annual Perkins Grant application and budget.
  • Collaborate with additional critical partners on the coordination and implementation of student support initiatives, programs and practices that support institutional strategies to foster diversity, equity and inclusion for all students.
Divisional Support:
  • Oversee special projects requiring research and/or grant proposal development, assist with data collection, analysis and reporting
  • Chair and/or participate in various divisional and college wide committees and other related duties as required by Vice President for Workforce Development
Minimum Requirements
  • A Master’s Degree required
  • Demonstrated commitment to student-centered and outcomes driven program design
  • Demonstrated leadership in higher education administration
  • Knowledge of best practices in the development of career pathways programs for secondary students, including dual enrollment and non-credit options.
  • Experience partnering with government agencies, community organizations, and employers in the area of workforce development
Competencies and Desired Qualifications
  • Will have demonstrated effectiveness in delivering student-centered and outcomes driven program academic success programming.
  • Will have demonstrated effectiveness in academic program planning and evaluation, curriculum development, student-learning outcomes’ assessment, and budget preparation.
  • Will have demonstrated ability as a strategic and innovative thinker, and as a creative and energetic leader.
  • Will have strong, demonstrative skills in problem-solving, critical-thinking, and use of sound business judgement.
  • Will have familiarity with Learning Management Systems ( LMS ) and other instructional technologies.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills and effective decision-making and organizational skills.
  • Experience working in a unionized, multi-campus community college environment.
Position Details

Position Information





Pay Grade

BOE 18

Salary Information


Full-time employees enjoy an array of benefits, including:

• Comprehensive Health Benefits and Rewards for Wellness Incentives
• Paid Time Off
• Parental Leave
• In-State Tuition Waivers
• Legal Care Insurance

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Reports To

Vice President for Workforce Development

Permanent/Limited position


Position End Date

Academic/Calendar Year


Work Schedule Information

Non-Standard; 35 hours per week

Campus Location

Primarily located at the Providence Campus

Civil Service List position

Environmental Conditions

This position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

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Special Instructions to Applicants

If attaching a resume complete with education history and/or employment history, please
disregard these sections within the online application.

Finalists may be required to provide official college transcripts.

Disability Accommodations

CCRI is committed to ensuring the full participation of all applicants throughout the recruitment process. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. If you should require an accommodation during the application process, please notify the Department of Institutional Equity and Human Resources prior to the closing of the posting by calling (401) 825-2311 or emailing

EEO Statement

CCRI prohibits students, employees, contractors, volunteers, and visitors (collectively, “community members”) from engaging in discrimination and harassment based on any individual’s race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, veteran status, and any other legally protected characteristic. This prohibition applies to CCRI’s educational programs and activities—including admissions—as well as all employment actions, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, promotion, demotion, compensation, and benefits. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination shall be referred to CCRI’s Title IX Coordinator at

The Clery Act requires colleges and universities to report campus crime data, support victims of violence, and publicly outline the policies and procedures they have put into place to improve campus safety.

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
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The Community College of Rhode Island is the state’s only public comprehensive associate degree-granting institution. We provide affordable open access to higher education at locations throughout the state. Our primary mission is to offer recent high school graduates and returning adults the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for intellectual, professional and personal growth through an array of academic, career and lifelong learning programs. We meet the wide-ranging educational needs of our diverse student population, building on our rich tradition of excellence in teaching and our dedication to all students with the ability and motivation to succeed. We set high academic standards necessary for transfer and career success, champion diversity, respond to community needs, and contribute to our state’s economic development and the region’s workforce.

CCRI offers the lowest tuition of any college in the state, and we’re dedicated to providing open access to Rhode Islanders who want the knowledge, skills, and training necessary to enter high-quality careers or transfer to four-year institutions.

From its modest beginning with 325 students in 1964, CCRI has grown to include four full-service campuses and two satellite campuses, serving approximately 18,000 students. Campuses are located throughout the state in Lincoln, Providence, Warwick and Newport.

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