Dean of Workforce and Strategic Initiatives

Lamar Institute of Technology
Texas, United States
$90,000.00 - $105,000.00
Posted date
Oct 22, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Deans
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Summary: 

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 evaluations.
  • Develop innovative initiatives that remove institutional barriers, excite students, and better promote teaching and learning (technical).
  • 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 committees.
  • Build a diverse portfolio of in-person, online training awards, and short-term certificates. 
  • Pursue local, state, and federal funding opportunities.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Have five years of higher education experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • An earned doctorate degree from a regionally accredited university.
  • Served as lead faculty, department chair, division chair, or above.
  • Have community college or technical college experience.
  • Knowledge of SACS, THECB, ACGM, Perkins, and GIPWE 

Physical Requirements:

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 copy machine.

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