Electrical Distribution Technology Program Director
Principal Duties & Responsibilities
Program Director responsibilities will include teaching 6-9 credit hours per semester and support of student learning; curriculum development; support of college policies and procedures; participation in department and college activities and committees; review of achievement of student learning outcomes, coordinating course assignments, mentoring adjunct faculty members, program recruitment, and representing the program and the College to interested stakeholders. Works in an office and classroom environment with diverse populations.
The Program Director oversees course development, scheduling, and promotion of the Electrical Distribution Technology certificates and degree. Recruits faculty members, tracks student success, and evaluates the program. Maintains a good working relationship with students, faculty, staff, and members of the community. Seeks out and develops articulation agreements with appropriate educational partners. Facilitates Advisory Committee meetings three times a year, and solicits industry best practices from electric utility partners. The Program Director will develop the annual budget, and oversee all heavy equipment associated with this program. Candidate must participate in a discipline related classroom teaching demonstration. Observes college rules/regulations and state guidelines appropriate to faculty responsibilities. Responsible for demonstrating LSSC's core value of Service Excellence: respect, competence, responsiveness, and collaboration, in all interactions.
Position reports to: Dean of Workforce Development
Incumbent Supervises: 1-3 employees
- Direct program reviews; conduct effective budget management by meeting purchase deadlines and other institutional requirements; analyze and develop recommendations for budget changes and expansion.
- Assist in the development and execution of plans to meet program goals in enrollment, retention, completion and placement as agreed upon by the Dean of Workforce Development. These program goals should align with local demand data and employer feedback.
- Supervise students and resolve discipline problems within sphere of responsibility or direct students appropriately to other sources for assistance.
- Recruit, screen, recommend, and orient faculty in accordance with college procedures. Provide supervision of program faculty, as applicable.
- Ensure that course content, curriculum, and program information is current, complete, and accurate in catalog and on website.
- Maintain professional working relationship with community partners and collaborate with the LSSC Foundation to cultivate sustaining partnerships.
- Participate in job fairs and plan recruitment efforts. Represent the College at local, regional, and state-wide meetings.
- Participate in staff development and committee work as requested.
- Conduct bi-annual Advisory Board meetings with community members. Assist in the recruitment of community members for participation on the Advisory Board.
- Teach 6-9 credit hours during fall semester, 6-9 credit hours in spring semester, and 3-6 credit hours in summer semester. Plan, organize, and instruct Electrical Distribution Technology classes. Plan and carry- out all instructional duties for maximizing student learning including, coaching, mentoring, and evaluating student progress and adapting teaching styles and methods appropriately. Maintain posted office hours for student counseling in matters related to academic progress.
- Incorporate teaching strategies that foster student learning, success and retention.
- Perform other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required
Associate or Baccalaureate degree in field and documented journeymen card or completed apprenticeship status along with a minimum of 5 years field experience as a line worker. Master's degree preferred.
Job related experience with an electrical utility company to include transmission and distribution line construction and maintenance experience. The applicant must also be skilled in climbing wood poles, and use of electric utility line related heavy equipment.
Current CDL class "A" license is preferred. This position requires experience in safe work practices associated with the electric utility line worker discipline.
Ability to communicate well, organize time, solve problems, work with industry representatives, teach related courses, and maintain a good working relationship with students, staff, faculty, and members of the community. Establish and maintain community contacts. Utilize technology as appropriate for the setting. Personal and professional commitment to creating an atmosphere of quality instruction at LSSC. Understanding of and a commitment to working in a multi-cultural environment with a diverse student population. Understanding of and a commitment to Equal Access/Equal opportunity. Demonstrated understanding of the learning centered approach to teaching. Computer and Internet skills. Ability to demonstrate the four College Service Excellence Standards of respect, competence, responsiveness and collaboration when interacting with students, employees, visitors, and community members.
This position requires the use of a cellular phone to perform these job duties.