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Dean, Career and Technical Education

Heartland Community College
Normal, Illinois

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Dean, Career and Technical Education

We invite applicants for the full-time administrative position of Dean, Career and Technical Education (CTE). The Dean is responsible for upholding the educational and organizational quality of the division, fostering a student-focused environment committed to the success of diverse learners, and supervising the hiring, training, and evaluation of faculty and staff within the division. Responsibilities may include teaching assignments.

The College seeks an inclusive, innovative leader able to grow the scope and outreach of the Career and Technical Education division through the continued development and expansion of career and technical education programs, including stackable, work-ready certificates and degrees. Current CTE programming includes Industrial Technology, Information Technology, Digital Media, Networking, Electric Vehicle and Electronic Storage, Manufacturing, Welding, Machining, Building Maintenance, and Business Technologies.

Areas of leadership include but are not limited to

  • Faculty development
  • Course and program evaluation and improvement
  • Strategic planning
  • Budget oversight
  • Staffing and scheduling


  • Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline or equivalent experience
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to foster professional relationships to advance strategic goals of the CTE division and work inclusively and effectively with diverse groups of students, employees, business and industry leaders, and other community members
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to work independently and to function professionally under pressure

Desired Qualifications

  • Appropriate higher education experience, including successful teaching experience
  • Relevant business or industry experience in a CTE-related field
  • Record of effective leadership 

The review of applications will begin September 10, 2021. 

About HCC
Heartland is an open-enrollment, comprehensive community college with three regional campuses in Normal, Lincoln, and Pontiac, Illinois. Heartland’s Normal campus sits on an impressive 250 acres and boasts state-of-the-art technology and modern facilities to enable learning and operations for just under 5,000 credit students and nearly 13,000 non-credit students. A talented and committed faculty and staff offer more than 50 programs of study and provide a supportive, values-based environment to help students get the most out of their college experience. With a total annual budget of more than $70 million, Heartland is also home to a commercial grade wind turbine and Illinois’ first state-funded LEED-certified green building, as well as Sustainable Energy Systems degree and certificate programs.

About the Bloomington-Normal Community
Bloomington-Normal (BN) is a vibrant community offering a high quality of life. BN is located in Central Illinois, midway between Chicago and St. Louis. It boasts one of the youngest, most educated and talented workforces in the Midwest. One of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in Illinois, BN has been named “one of the best” for families, singles and businesses by the Milken Institute. In addition to Heartland Community College, BN is the home of Illinois State University, Illinois Wesleyan University, and Lincoln College-Normal. According to Business Insider, BN ranks in the top 10 Top College Towns thanks to the quality of life and professional opportunities for students. BN sits in one of the most productive agricultural areas in the nation, but the local economy is diverse. It includes corporate headquarters for State Farm Insurance, COUNTRY Financial, Afni, Growmark, BEER NUTS, Biaggi’s, and Destihl Brewing. BN has a variety of manufacturers including Rivian Motors, Brandt Industries, Bridgestone Americas and

Ferrero Candy Company. The area boasts an excellent transportation network with access from Interstates 39, 55 and 74, as well as daily Amtrak service and flights through the Central Illinois Regional Airport.

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HCC is an Equal Opportunity Institution

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