ASSOCIATE DEAN - CAREER PROGRAMS
HAROLD WASHINGTON COLLEGE
Harold Washington College (HWC)
is one of the seven City
Colleges of Chicago. HWC is located in the Chicago Loop and serves
nearly 11,000 students. HWC is a federally designated Hispanic
Serving Institution (HSI) and Minority Serving Institution (MSI)
with more than 70 percent Latinx or Black students. The college
offers an exceptional liberal arts and sciences curriculum and
programs in Business, Early Childhood, Architecture, and Digital
Media. HWC is City Colleges’ Center for Business. The college is
also home to the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program and
is currently the only community college in the city to offer a
business degree accessible entirely online. In addition, the
college has program partnerships with leading industry
organizations such as Aon, Year Up Chicago, DePaul University, and
the Joffrey Ballet.
The Associate Dean of Career Programs works in tandem with the Dean
and faculty to strategically plan for the effective management,
conduct, and evaluation of general education and career programs
and initiatives in order to achieve optimal learning outcomes and
ensure student success. The position also works collaboratively
with other Associate Deans across departments in providing
leadership, vision, and strategic direction for all credit and
non-credit programs at the college. Performs related duties as
- Provides leadership and coordination in the design,
implementation and continuous improvement of credit and certificate
programs and services, in alignment with current and emerging
- Works collaboratively with faculty and industry partners on
curriculum development and the implementation of courses and
programs, with a focus on teaching excellence, student learning and
success, assessment of outcomes, and the continuous improvement of
- Provides for effective channels of communication between
college and district level administrators and faculty to ensure the
integrity of the educational programs, the enhancement of current
and changing program offerings, and the introduction of new
technologies within the department.
- Cultivates productive partnerships with industry and business
partners and maintains day-to-day relationships, working
collaboratively to assess the relevancy of coursework, identify
emerging skills and hiring trends, and to procure new internship
and externship opportunities.
- Administers and manages apprenticeships and internships for
careers programs, and provides administrative support to practicum
programming and capstone courses required for the completion of
- Identifies and recommends staffing needs to the Dean.
Interviews and recommends the selection of discipline specific
part-time faculty; participates on committees for the selection and
hiring of full-time faculty.
- Within guidelines set by Board/Union Collective Bargaining
Agreements, evaluates full-time and part-time faculty to ensure
continuity of quality classroom instruction for both the credit and
- Pursues and follows through with issues of concern and assists
in resolving problems, including but not limited to student or
faculty complaints, and follows appropriate procedures for their
- Responsible for employee supervision and accountability for
both direct and indirect reports. Promotes and facilitates
professional development and application of new learner-centered
- In support of the Dean, works closely with Department
Chairpersons to maintain academic and logistical operations
including course scheduling, faculty assignment, and ordering of
- Collaborates with college administrators and the Business
Office in the development, monitoring, and management of budgets
and the allocation of resources.
- Ensures compliance with accreditation standards; participates
in ICCB mandated program reviews, HLC institutional accreditation
activities and accreditation processes for individual CTE
- Provides leadership in identifying outside funding
opportunities and writes proposals to seek grants and external
funding for specific projects and program initiatives in
collaboration with the District Office.
- Works with the Office of Research in planning for the
collection and assessment of data to evaluate departmental programs
and courses, create improvement plans, and recommend new curricular
- Represents the college to community organizations and agencies
and participates on district-wide committees.
- Serves as weekend and/or evening administrator for the
- A Master’s degree in Education, Business Administration, Public
Administration, or a related field from an accredited college or
- Five years of work experience as a college administrator,
program chair, faculty member, or related program management
- Demonstrated excellent supervisory, administrative,
communication, interpersonal and leadership skills
- Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of planning, program
development, evaluation, and budgeting, preferably in a community
- Experience working in a unionized, higher education setting
- Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel,
Excellent health benefits at low cost; Investment
plans 403(b) & 547(b); SURS Retirement Plan; Generous vacation,
holidays, personal and sick days; Tuition Reimbursement. For a more
detailed overview ob benefits please visit our benefits page.
Chicago residency is required for all full-time employees within
6 months of hire.
We are an equal Opportunity and affirmative action employer.
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