Dean, Career and Technical Education

Long Beach
Jul 05, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
Institution Type
Community College

Dean, Career and Technical Education

Salary: $129,226.00 - $176,071.00 annually
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Number: A17-35
Location: Both Liberal Arts Campus & Pacific Coast Campus, CA
Department: Career Technical Education/Trade and Industrial
Closing: 8/24/2017 4:00 PM Pacific



Under the direction of the Vice President, Academic Affairs, and in collaboration with the office of the Vice President/College Advancement and Economic Development, the Dean, Career and Technical Education provides administrative supervision and oversight for Career Technical Education (CTE) instructional programs and continually researches the viability of new programs and their implementation.


The Dean will provide opportunity for appropriate involvement by the school and college staff in consideration and discussion of the development of policy, procedures, and programs. Leadership, supervision, planning, implementation, and coordination responsibilities entail working with faculty, managers, staff, students, appropriate college committees, advisory committees and the community to ensure that instructional goals and delivery systems are meeting student-learning and industry needs and are consistent with college goals and objectives. The Dean also provides leadership in teaching excellence and student learning with the goal of student success and continuous improvement of CTE programs. The Dean manages, coordinates, develops, and executes a variety of projects related to CTE, including collaboration with College Advancement and Economic Development (CAED) staff on projects and grants that support CTE and student success. The Dean will function effectively as a member of the administrative team and work well with and evidence sensitivity towards persons at all levels of the college.



  • Provides campus leadership and coordination in support of career, technical and emerging occupational education programs and services, in consort with relevant workforce development programs as appropriate.
  • Provides leadership for development of College-wide strategic plan for integrated CTE programs and services and for development of the College's Career Tech Plan and the Cooperative Work Experience Education Plan.
  • Conducts needs analysis, market surveys and other research to identify viable and sustainable courses, programs and majors not currently offered and works collaboratively with deans, department heads, faculty and other relevant staff or external agencies to introduce quality programs into the curriculum.
  • In consultation with the Vice President, Academic Affairs, oversees and participates in the improvement of instruction processes for full and part-time CTE faculty.
  • In consultation with the Vice President, Academic Affairs and CTE department heads, responds to CTE student and community concerns and inquiries.
  • Advises the Vice President, Academic Affairs of short-term and long-term impacts of new program offerings and strategies to leverage economic and workforce development grants and projects as appropriate.
  • Provides a liaison between Academic Affairs and College Advancement/Economic Development and provides for optimal integration and alignment of economic and workforce development programs.
  • Researches the necessary skills needed for emerging job classifications which are prominent throughout the campus service area.
  • Works with and establishes partnerships with regional trade associations, economic development agencies, business/industry to identify emerging skills and hiring trends.
  • Accesses internal resources such as industry clusters established through CAED programs and partnerships, and works collaboratively with relevant programs and faculty to develop partnerships and linkages with business, industry, and community in the procurement of internship and other opportunities.
  • With the input of industry partners, supports and promotes curriculum development by faculty to respond to student, community, and workforce needs, including use of learning outcomes at the course and programmatic level, and the assessment of said outcomes.
  • Develops and maintains relationships with four-year colleges and universities, K-12, regional occupational education institutions, and appropriate community based organizations related to CTE.
  • Supervises ongoing Perkins and other CTE related grants as appropriate.
  • Works closely with CAED to coordinate the procurement and distribution of grant funds, prepare grant applications, budgets and reports for local, state and federal grant supported programs.
  • Plans and administers program budget and expenditures of CTE and new programs as required. Prepares and submits all related financial reports for CTE related funds in a timely manner.
  • Provides leadership to faculty and managers regarding new occupational program approvals.
  • Serves on College committees as assigned.
  • Assists CTE faculty in the development of advisory committees, provides guidance in working with advisory committees and attends advisory committee meetings, ensuring that each career/technical program has an active advisory committee that meets regularly to provide input concerning program design and implementation.
  • Assists in the promotion and marketing of the college image and CTE instructional programs in the college service area.
  • Serves on regional organizations, committees and boards related to the planning and coordination of CTE programs at LBCC and maintain proactive liaison to promote College CTE programs and services, provide input related to industry needs and oversee/coordinate the ongoing assessment of the viability of LBCC CTE programs.
  • Assists with the institutional accreditation process and accreditation processes for individual CTE programs.
  • Maintains an understanding of current ideas, research and practices to pertaining to the areas of responsibility for this position, through continued study and participation in professional organizations.
  • Facilitates and enhances governance processes/relationship(s) and understands and supports the role of faculty in participatory governance.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
This position reports to the Vice President, Academic Affairs and evaluates assigned staff.

Responsible for effectively recommending the hire, transfer, suspension, lay-off, promotion, assignment, discipline, training, professional development, assignment, direction and evaluation of work, and adjustment of grievances of all assigned staff; administering collective bargaining agreements, employment and promotion selection procedures, and compliance with District policies, rules and regulations regarding personnel; evaluation of the performance of assigned staff, providing direction and assistance wherever a need for improvement is identified.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master's degree from an accredited institution, or possession of a valid California Community College Supervisory Credential, AND
  • One year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrative assignment AND
  • Evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
Desirable Qualifications:
  • Five or more years of demonstrated progressively responsible experience in developing, implementing and/or managing CTE programs and/or new programs in a college or university.
  • Degree in a CTE discipline or related area.
  • Experience in linking educational programs and services to the economic and workforce development needs of business and industry.
  • At least three years of higher education teaching in one or more of the areas to which the Dean position is assigned.
  • Experience using data, surveys and student/community feedback to provide input for new and existing curriculum.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to plan and establish structures, systems, and processes to reach goals and objectives.
  • Successful experience acquiring program or institutional resources and facilitating partnerships between local and regional business and industry groups and the campus community.
  • Successful experience related to the administrative assignment, including: strategic planning and decision making; staffing, evaluation, and supervision; and developing and managing budgets.
  • Experienced leadership in program development and working with industry to secure resources.
  • Knowledge of Career and Technical Education national and state public policy.
  • Adult learning theory and learning styles.


Knowledge of:
  • The mission of California Community Colleges; teaching and learning strategies and an understanding of the curriculum process and ability to develop and implement credit and not-for-credit programs.
  • Regional, state and national economic trends and workforce needs.
    Federal, state and local sources of funding including grants, private sector foundation funding sources, and resource development opportunities.
  • Economic and workforce development sources and research techniques typically applied to gather and compile data used for CTE program decision making.
  • Exposure to CTE curriculum development and instructional design.
  • Principles and practices of administration, supervision, and training.
  • Budget preparation and control.
  • Community college instructional programs, principles, practices and procedures.
  • Applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Technology used in the classroom.
Ability to:
  • Relate well and work effectively with faculty, staff, students, and business and industry.
  • Work effectively in a participatory manner with all segments of the college community and community at large.
  • Lead, implement and manage change; which include district policies, procedures and the college bargaining agreements.
  • Communicate effectively and persuasively orally, in writing, and through technology.
  • Encourage innovation in planning, developing, and producing quality instruction.
  • Embrace diversity.
  • Be proactive, self-initiated and work independently
  • Use technology as appropriate in position.
  • Create and give professional presentations to internal and external audiences: a) Provide program leadership with multiple stakeholders and facilitate development of consensus among diverse groups and individuals. b) Exercise sound judgment and provide solutions to resolve complex issues within established District, State, and relevant policy guidelines and with tack and diplomacy.

A valid California driver's license and the ability to maintain insurability under the District's vehicle insurance policy.

Additional Information


This is a twelve-month position for the academic year with an annual salary range of $129,226-$176,071; Range 15 on the Management Team Salary Schedule (effective 9/1/2017). Initial Step placement will not exceed Step 5 for this range, $154,083. The District contributes to medical, dental, and vision insurance for the employee and eligible dependents and life insurance for the employee. Benefits also include 21 vacation days and 5 management leave days.

The deadline to apply is 4:00 p.m., Thursday, August 24, 2017. Application materials must be electronically submitted on-line at Incomplete applications and applications submitted by mail will not be considered.


  • A Long Beach Community College District application.
  • A cover letter outlining your education and experience relevant to this position.
  • A list of five references, including current addresses and telephone numbers of both colleagues and supervisors.
  • A current resume.
  • Complete transcripts of ALL lower and upper division and graduate level
    college/university course work (need not be official). Transcripts from countries other than the United States must be evaluated by an agency that is a member of the National Association of Credentials Evaluation Service (NACES).

Submit application
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OR visit our lobby to
submit applications on-line at Long Beach Community
College District-Human Resources 4901 E. Carson
Street, Long Beach, CA 90808


  1. Applications will be screened to determine which applicants meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement.
  2. Applicants who meet the basic qualifications and who are also deemed to possess the highest degree of desirable qualifications will be invited to the college at their own expense.
  3. During the campus visit, each applicant will be interviewed and may be asked to conduct a short teaching demonstration/presentation on a previously announced topic and participate in a writing exercise and/or hands-on practical.
  4. The interview committee will rate responses to the interview questions, the demonstration/presentation, and the applicable writing exercise and/or hands-on practical.
  5. Based upon this rating, a small number of applicants will be invited to the campus for a second interview.
  6. The Superintendent-President will make the final recommendation for employment to the Board of Trustees.


  • To be considered in the initial committee review, all materials requested in this vacancy notice must be received no later than the filing deadline. Submission of all application materials is the responsibility of the applicant.
  • The District does not contact Placement Offices.
  • Applicants wishing to apply for more than one position must submit separate materials for each position.
  • During the interview, consideration will be given to factors in addition to education and experience, including but not limited to: professional development, ability to work with others, and commitment to meet student needs.
  • Applicants who are eliminated from consideration will be notified by letter.
  • Candidates should not expect official notification of the status of their candidacy until the Board of Trustees has acted upon the College's recommendation for employment.
  • The District reserves the right to contact the current or most recent employer and to investigate past employment records of applicants selected for interviews.
  • The District reserves the right to extend the deadline, re-advertise the position or to delay indefinitely filling this position.
  • The College does not return materials submitted in application for a position. (Copies of original supporting documents are acceptable.)
The community of Long Beach is a wonderful blend of big city and sea-side town. California's 5th largest city conveniently borders Los Angeles and Orange County and is known for its rich heritage celebrating the cultural arts, athletics, tourism, community and civic opportunities. Long Beach is a culturally diverse community of nearly 500,000 that was recently named one of the "100 Best Communities for Young People" by America's Promise.

The Long Beach Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. It is the District's policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity and are not subject to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, gender, color, language, accent, citizenship
status, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, religion, sexual orientation, transgender, parental status, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability or medical condition, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics.

Disability Accommodations
If you require accommodations in the Application or Examination Process, please notify the Human Resources Office at least two days prior to the closing date, by calling (562) 938-4372.

The district contributes to medical, dental, and vision insurance for the employee and eligible dependents, and life insurance for the employee. Benefits also include 21 vacation days and 5 management leave days.

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