At Lamar Institute of Technology (LIT), the Dean of Workforce
and Strategic Initiatives is an executive level position, a member
of the President’s Cabinet, and reports to the Associate Vice
President of Strategic and Workforce Initiatives. S/he will have
broad oversight, interface with senior staff from enrollment
management, instruction, and collaborate with division/department
chairs and faculty. Her/his primary responsibilities are to assist
with mission-attainment, increasing enrollment and student success,
developing and expanding (credit, non-credit, dual credit)
programming, and continuous improvement.
- Maintain a positive workplace culture, provide professional
development opportunities, and conduct annual employee performance
- Develop innovative initiatives that remove institutional
barriers, excite students, and better promote teaching and learning
- Create pathways for students to move from noncredit instruction
to credit stackable credentials, to earn college credit (PLA), or a
recognized industry certificate (NCEER).
- Supervise dual credit, technical programs, corporate training,
continuing education, correctional programs, truck driving, small
business development center, and other duties as assigned.
- Work with regional and statewide K12 superintendents to
increase secondary market share.
- Develop new technical programs and workforce courses.
- May serve on local workforce boards and economic development
- Build a diverse portfolio of in-person, online training awards,
and short-term certificates.
- Pursue local, state, and federal funding opportunities.
- Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
- Have five years of higher education experience.
- An earned doctorate degree from a regionally accredited
- Served as lead faculty, department chair, division chair, or
- Have community college or technical college experience.
- Knowledge of SACS, THECB, ACGM, Perkins, and GIPWE
This position requires the ability to: remain in a stationary
position for most of the time; occasionally move about inside an
office to access documents, office equipment, etc.; and constantly
operate a computer or other office equipment, such as a printer or