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Manufacturing Program Director

Connecticut State Colleges & Universities
Hartford, CT
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Posted: June 8th, 2022
Level: Community College Professional 19, 12-month, tenure track position.
Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week
Closing Date: Applications must be submitted by 5:00 pm (EST) on Friday, June 17th, 2022

Location:Capital Community College 

950 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103
**This position is not remote**

For more information, please click on the college to be directed to their website.

CT State Community College Mission:

Connecticut State Community College (CT State) provides access to academically rigorous and innovative education and training focused on student success. The College supports excellence in teaching and learning, makes data-informed decisions, promotes equity, advances positive change for the students, communities, and industries it serves, and awards associates degrees and certificates.

CT State Community College Vision:

CT State will be recognized for exceptional student success, educational leadership, and transformative collaboration with business and industry, government, educational, and key stakeholders while advancing diverse opportunities for Connecticut’s citizens and communities.

CT State Community College Equity Statement:

The CSCU system commits to bold and disruptive change by actively identifying, naming, and dismantling structural racism, systemic poverty, and other barriers; establishing equitable and anti-racist policies and practices; and empowering students, faculty, staff, and administrators to advance racial, social, and economic justice. Our core collective responsibility is to continuously assess practices and policies and transform the world we live in by eliminating inequities.

Anticipated Start Date: 

Summer 2022

Position Summary:

The Community Colleges offer a wide variety of educational programs including two-year academic degree programs as well as technical and occupational programs. Among the programs are Advanced Manufacturing, Mechatronics Automation, LEAN Manufacturing, and Manufacturing Engineering Technology, which combine classroom, precision machining and fabrication training, and internship opportunities as components of the instruction model.

The Manufacturing Program Director is responsible for program needs assessment, development, marketing, program accreditation, and administrative oversight of classroom and skills instruction.

Incumbents must possess a proven ability to effectively work with a culturally, linguistically, and ethnically diverse faculty, staff, and student. They are expected to have excellent oral and written communication skills along with strong Information technology literacy skills such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams, etc.)

Minimum Qualifications:

Advanced Manufacturing Technology Master’s Degree and a minimum of two (2) or more years of Manufacturing Technology Industry experience OR;

Advanced Manufacturing Technology Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of five (5) or more years of Manufacturing Technology Industry experience OR;

Advanced Manufacturing Technology Associate’s Degree and a minimum of five (5) or more years of Manufacturing Technology Industry experience and five (5) or more years of management experience.; OR a combination of education, training, and experience that would lead to the competencies required for successful performance of the position’s essential duties:

Successful Candidate must have or must possess:

  • Professional competence in advanced manufacturing subject disciplines
  • Experience with Academic and practical instruction techniques and methodologies
  • Experience with student testing and evaluation
  • Leadership in an organization with multiple partners.

Substitutions Allowed:

Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position and by providing appropriate references. Exceptions to the degree requirements may be made for compelling reasons.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with student populations similar to those served by CT State Community Colleges.
  • Experience leading cross-departmental programs/projects in higher education.
  • Experience with best practices for instructional/curriculum design using multiple modalities and pedagogical approaches.
Example of Job Duties:

Under the direction of the Dean or other administrator, the Manufacturing Program Director is accountable for the development and delivery of degree and certificate programs meeting the instructional goals of the College through effective performance in these essential functional areas:

  • Program and curriculum development and implementation, both credit and non-credit components
  • Development of CCC Manufacturing Center
  • Faculty recruitment, selection, and professional development
  • Instructional quality
  • Administration and resource management
  • Budget and fiscal management
  • Program evaluation and assessment
  • Liaison with local and state manufacturing coordinating bodies.
  • Work with area K-12 schools and community-based organizations to promote the industry and create a referral pipeline

In addition to the accountabilities listed above, the incumbent is required to carry out the essential duties of: Attendance and participation at convocation and commencement ceremonies; Service on assigned committees and task forces; Attendance and participation at committee, staff, informational and professional meetings.  These may involve attendance at evening or weekend events.

This posting includes qualifications, experience and skills but is not limited to the full specifications stated in the job description.

Starting Salary:

$75,124 approximate annual* plus excellent State of CT medical insurance, retirement, and related fringe benefits. Salary Range for this level is $75,124-$136,388. (*New hires to State employment start at minimum of salary range).

We offer a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family, and plan for a secure future. Benefits include generous leave policies; several retirement plans; and many choices for comprehensive health insurance. You also have access to many additional benefits to save for retirement, protect your family & more with supplemental benefits. Tuition reimbursement may apply if applicable. 

Application Instructions:

To apply you must submit a cover letter and resume.

Incomplete applications or those submitted after the closing date will not be considered and links to other sources to view resumes are not acceptable.

Selection Procedure:

Following the closing date, application materials will be evaluated by a selection committee. Candidates selected for further consideration will be limited to those applicants who are best qualified based on the minimum and preferred qualifications and who have submitted all the required documents by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement. Candidates who have been selected and approved to Interview will be contacted, and finalists will be recommended for further consideration by the Hiring Manager for final selection and recommendation for employment. The selection process may also include practical exercises (i.e., teaching demonstration and/or other written, technical, manipulative, or simulation exercises) to evaluate candidates' qualifications.

Background Screening:

All employment, if offered, is contingent upon proof of citizenship or employability under the requirement of the Immigration and Control Act (IRCA) and the successful passing of a background check. CSCU is committed to providing a safe campus community. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check and, when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Continuing Notice of Nondiscrimination

CSCC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Nicholas D'Agostino Manager of Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion [email protected]


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