Dean, Workforce Development

Jackson, MI
Oct 22, 2020
Executive Administration Jobs
Institution Type
Community College


Provides vision and management over the Skilled Trades, Agriculture, Business and Computer Technology Pathways faculty and the Corporate and Continuing Education program. Works toward the achievement of objectives defined by the President; participates in the development of policies and procedures affecting Instruction and in achieving the vision of the College.

Essential Functions


  • Serves as a member of the Academic Council and Deans’ Team and participates in policy formulation for the college with the responsibility of determining the means to accomplish assigned institutional ends;
  • Guided by the values and institutional beliefs made explicit by the college, provides leadership to the Skilled Trades, Agriculture, Business and Computer Technology Pathways faculty, and various departments, staff, and students in the quest for performance excellence;
  • Monitors and evaluates academic programs and courses to determine the extent to which they meet the academic performance objectives adopted by the Leadership Council, Academic Council and the President;
  • Researches and purposes new programs that meet regional community and employer needs;
  • With faculty, responsible for the facilitation and assessment of student learning in Skilled Trades, Agriculture, Business and Computer Technology Pathways. Encourages the assessment of learning styles and the use of responsive teaching methodologies in support of student learning;
  • Recommends academic operational policy and curricular changes to meet the educational goals of students and potential students in the community;
  • Supervises and coordinates the recruitment, selection, assignment, and evaluation of faculty and recommends the advancement of Skilled Trades, Agriculture, Business, and Computer Technology Pathways faculty to continuing contract status. Particularly responsible to evaluate faculty in the assigned Pathways. Said evaluation must include an intensive collaboration and review of the APRP with the faculty, in-class evaluations for each full-time faculty member each semester, and on-going communications regarding their performance on the APRP and its potential impact upon performance recognition. All evaluation elements, including APRP, classroom visits, etc. must be documented in the faculty member’s file in the HR Office;
  • Promotes, monitors and supervises professional development and in-service training, including retraining programs and activities for Skilled Trades, Agriculture, Business and Computer Technology Pathways faculty;
  • Participates with the Department Chairs, Program Coordinators, Extension Center Directors and Assistant Dean of Student Services in the development of annual faculty schedules;
  • Directs and coordinates the preparation of the annual budget for Skilled Trades, Agriculture, Business and Computer Technology Pathways. Assists department chairs and directors in budget planning and management;
  • Coordinates the long-range plan for all academic offerings in Work Force Development including the development, revision, continuation and review of academic programs, in cooperation with the Department Chairs, Program Coordinators, Extension Center Directors and Vice President of Instruction and Student Services or their designee. Responsible for the currency and marketability of academic offerings in Skilled Trades, Agriculture, Business and Computer Technology Pathways;
  • Supervises the design and implementation of those elements of the strategic plan particular to Skilled Trades, Agriculture, Business and Computer Technology and cooperates with other components responsible for research, strategic planning, and marketing;
  • Serves as a member of all committees responsible for academic integrity where appropriate;
  • Assists students and faculty in the resolution of student problems and complaints;
  • Represents Skilled Trades, Agriculture, Business and Computer Technology Pathways, the faculty and Jackson College to other colleges and community groups;
  • Provides overall leadership for the Corporate and Continuing Education Department of the college. Maintains and manages an outreach program to the community, including business and industry, K-12 and higher education, chambers of commerce, government agencies, and other profit and nonprofit organizations);
  • Coordinates with marketing and recruitment and with academic departments in the promotion of Skilled Trades, Agriculture, Business and Computer Technology Pathways programs. Serves as general spokesperson to promote those programs in the business, governmental and educational communities;
  • Serves as College liaison for Skilled Trades, Agriculture, Business and Computer Technology Pathways programs with the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth, and Secondary CTE programs;
  • Represents the College at MODAC, the Career Preparation Board, and appropriate agencies and organizations;
  • Prepares and coordinates PROE and other reports on occupational education to the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth, and coordinates Perkins and Fast-Track grants;
  • Serves as a member of all Advisory Committees for the Skilled Trades, Agriculture, Business and Computer Technology Pathways programs.
  • Responsible for articulation with K-12 and local Intermediate School Districts, including dual enrollment programs;
  • Serves as catalog liaison with catalog production team;Manages special projects and assignments as directed by the Vice President for Instruction and Student Services.
  • Responsible for understanding, supporting and actively demonstrating the College’s beliefs, values, mission and vision and being in agreement to be evaluated by same.
  • Minimum Qualifications

    Required Education: Master’s Degree from an accredited institution required. Unofficial transcripts must be included with application. Applications submitted without unofficial transcripts and/or other required documents (see supplemental information below) will be considered incomplete and will not move forward in the selection process.

    Coursework must include undergraduate and/or graduate courses in such areas as administration, supervision, organization, and curriculum development and design (seminars or workshops may be substituted with appropriate documentation)

    Required Work Experience: Two (2) years of work experience in an occupational program area and a minimum of three (3) years of experience in administration and/or teaching in an approved occupational education program at the community college level.

    Supplemental Information


    Jackson College only accepts on-line applications though this system. For assistance with this, please call 517-796-8468.

    It is important that your application show all the relevant education and experience you possess (even if you are repeating it from your resume or cover letter). For instance, do not say, "See Resume or C/V." Your resume, cover letter that includes your salary requirements and an unofficial transcript for the degree required must be attached to your application. Applications will be rejected if incomplete.

    When you apply for the position, you will get to the document upload area where you will be given an opportunity to attach your documents such as your resume/vita, transcripts, etc. Instructions will also be found there.

    The College reserves the right to request proof of degree or certification at a later date, if these documents are required as part of the qualifications for the position.

    Final candidates will be subject to a criminal background as part of the employment process.

    If selected you will be required to complete the US Citizenship and Immigration Services, Employment Eligibility Verification form I-9 and provide documentation verifying identity and eligibility to work in the United States. Jackson College is NOT able to support Visa applications for employment at the college. Applicants must already be eligible to work in the United States to be considered.

    Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and interview process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need.

    A copy of Jackson College's Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report is available on the JC Campus Safety & Security website. The security report contains crime statistics for the previous three years (2014-2016) for all of our campus locations and the annual fire safety report, which contains statistics for any reported fires in campus housing units and fire safety systems in these buildings. Additionally, the report contains policies, available resources and information concerning personal safety, fire safety and reporting procedures for both crimes and fires.

    Jackson College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively supports workforce diversity.

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