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Academic Dean, Business and Technology

Aims Community College
Colorado, United States
$100,341.00 - $105,358.00
Posted Date
Dec 1, 2021

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Position Type
Executive, Executive Directors
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Description

Reporting to the Chief Academic Officer, the Academic Dean is responsible for providing effective planning and vision, comprehensive leadership, program review, budget oversight, data analysis, and institutional coordination, supervision and oversight of all affairs and activities for Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Horticulture, Accounting, Construction & Engineering Technology, Construction Management, Construction Trades, Engineering/CAD, Industrial Technology, Oil & Gas Technologies, Business Technology, CIS/CSC, Communication Media, Graphic Design & Rich Media, Marketing/Management, and Welding Technology. The Academic Dean is also responsible for leadership of strategic plan tactics, academic master plan initiatives, accreditation efforts, as well as policy and procedure reformation.


Administrator Duties:

  • Serve as principal administrator of instructional programs in academic division, Business & Technology.
  • Create and administer budgets in accordance with College strategic plan and policies; conduct trend and data analysis; prepare capital, Perkins, operating, personnel and grant requests; generate budget reports and respond to requests for information.
  • Facilitate/initiate respectful and effective communications internally/externally; provide staff with information and interpretation of College policies and procedures; schedule and preside at College meetings/committees; create and distribute written communications internally/externally in a timely manner; serve as essential link to administration in communicating needs of departments, faculty, staff, and advisory committees
  • Provide strategic leadership and management including planning, developing and directing activities of multifaceted, multi-subject division; coordinate program, department and division reviews, accreditation and evaluation; delegate and monitor administrative responsibilities of chairs and other employees as appropriate; coordinate administrative duties with CAO and College constituencies; supervise full and part-time faculty and staff; implement systems to maintain, centralize academic administration and division record/forms/procedures; assist in review of terms of operational contracts; develop and recommend policies and procedures to the CAO or President; oversee all processes associated with quarterly and yearly schedule of courses. Communicate and interact with officials and agencies of the State and local government; serve on community workforce teams, committees, etc. on behalf of the College; represent the College at state-level committees and councils and other higher education institutions.
  • Create strategic and operational plans for programs within academics and the division to provide safe, efficient, effective programming and services; develop and implement long-range academic administration, division, and program goals; facilitate and support alternative curriculum development and delivery options; plan for faculty professional development; investigate and support grant opportunities; develop and review Academic Master Plan; complete CCHE reports. Maintain credentials and knowledge of educational technology and College’s infrastructure related to technology and the position; provide professional development activities as appropriate.
  • Hire and supervise staff; anticipate and plan for personnel needs; evaluate support staff; oversee preparation and review of contracts; chair hiring committees; review and approve staff appointments.
  • other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications:

Requires Master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university, plus three (3) years teaching experience and three years of administrative experience in higher education, or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.

  • Ability to work evenings and/or weekends.
  • Ability to work in a high-performance environment.


Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to those holding a terminal degree and also to those with past executive experience in higher education.

Required Documents:

  • Cover Letter addressing qualifications relative to position requirements (max 3 pages)
  • Resume (Not CV)
  • Diversity Statement; see below  


Starting Compensation: $100,341.00

The hiring range for full-time positions is based on qualifications, experience and internal equity and one can earn up to 5% above the minimum salary stated in the job posting. Employees in these positions may be asked to participate in temporary assignments lasting less than 6 months (such as curriculum development, short term projects, meetings and substitute duties) which could amount to additional temporary pay.

Included with Aims Full-time Employment is a generous package of Benefits, most are listed below:

  • Benefits are effective immediately
  • 100% employer provided medical & dental coverage employees (employee only option)
  • 85% employer provided medical & dental coverage for employee's spouse and/or family
  • Voluntary vision insurance
  • Staff Annual Leave (minimum accrual of 15 days) & Sick (minimum accrual of 12 days)
  • 17 paid holidays and 3 personal days each year
  • Summer schedule: 4-day work week - Fridays Off
  • Employer paid long-term disability and life insurance premiums  
  • Tuition waiver & reimbursement for employees
  • Tuition waiver for dependents
  • PERA employer (see for comprehensive benefits) 
  • Additional supplemental benefits & retirement programs available
  • Access to the PERC (Aims gym) for employee & one guest
  • Free parking on all campuses


Diversity Statement Instructions

Aims Community College recognizes and celebrates diversity within our students, faculty, and staff. We are committed to equity and inclusion to improve the learning experiences of all students and the working conditions of all employees.

  • In your diversity statement, please provide your interpretation of what it means to serve a diverse community and work in an inclusive environment.
  • Please include specific examples for how your background, education, and/or professional experience have prepared you to fulfill those responsibilities in this position.
  • As you consider what to put in your statement, please note Aims Community College is committed to equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, or any other protected class.


Faculty:  Must submit academic transcripts from an accredited institution. Applicants who have degrees from outside of the United States must request a credential evaluation of their transcript. National Association of Credential Evaluation Services ( or Association of International Credential Evaluators ( lists members who may be contacted for assistance in evaluating foreign credentials.

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