Reporting to the Provost, the Dean of Career and Technical Education (CTE) is responsible for leading the workforce preparation programs of the College and supervising faculty, staff, and administrators in these programs. The Dean ensures academic rigor, student success, and a positive and collaborative workplace environment and serves as the lead administrator for the Fourth Street Campus. The Dean establishes division goals and objectives in alignment with the College strategic plan and its mission and vision and embraces the guiding principles of the College. The Dean serves as a liaison with employers throughout Coconino County, maintains robust program advisory committees for CTE programs, and regularly represents the College in public settings. This is a full-time, 12-month, benefits-eligible position.
First Application Review: August 1, 2022 - Open until Filled
About Coconino Community College
Coconino Community College (CCC) was established in Flagstaff, Arizona in 1991 and serves all of Coconino County, spanning an immense 18,661 square-mile area. Bordered on the north by the Grand Canyon and Lake Powell and on the south by the red rocks of Sedona, Coconino County is home to 150,000 residents and the ancestral lands of several tribal nations. At an elevation of 7,000 feet, Flagstaff (the county seat and home to Northern Arizona University) is surrounded by one of the world’s largest ponderosa pine forests and offers four beautiful seasons with mild weather in the summer and lots of sunshine in the winter. Flagstaff is the perfect mix of small-town charm, western pioneer history, and outdoor adventure opportunities such as cross country and downhill skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, water sports, camping, and endless hiking trails.
Coconino Community College is the primary provider of workforce training in Coconino County and offers training programs in health care, emergency medical services, fire science, computer information systems, construction technology, automotive technology, hotel & restaurant management, early childhood education, and business. A recent voter-approved funding increase will provide resources to build additional programs in these and other high-demand local occupations.
Salary & BenefitsSalary Range: $85,725 - $128,587 depending on qualificationsCafeteria Plan: In addition to the base compensation, benefits-eligible employees receive an extra $5,640 per year to put toward benefit costs or to be used as additional take-home payPaid Holidays: 21 (including a full week off between Christmas and New Year’s Day and over Spring Break)Vacation & Sick Leave: Approximately 23 paid vacation days & 9 paid sick leave days accrued annuallyHealth Insurance and Other Coverage: see https://www.coconino.edu/benefits/full-time-benefits
Essential Duties and ResponsibilitiesLEADERSHIP: Leads Career & Technical Education (CTE) division effectively by establishing goals, strategies, and tactics that align with and support the College’s strategic plan and executive priorities. Ensures that goals, strategies, tactics, and improvement plans are implemented in a timely and consistent manner and allocates necessary human and fiscal resources to do so. Identifies areas for growth and improvement within CTE by staying current with research and best practices in CTE and by continually evaluating internal practices and changes in the environment and student needs. Facilitates clear communication throughout the division and with other College stakeholders. Convenes division and committee meetings. Leads the development and implementation of policies and procedures for CTE. Upholds and fosters standards for shared governance, assessment, collegiality, professionalism, confidentiality, and service. Advises and makes detailed presentations and recommendations to the Provost and other college constituents and community members on CTE issues. Provides input, feedback, and assistance to other areas of the College when growth opportunities extend beyond Career & Technical Education.PROGRAM & CURRICULUM MANAGEMENT: Collaborates with direct reports and other College administrators to manage the full range of Career & Technical Education programs – including Nursing & Allied Health, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Science, Administration of Justice/Law Enforcement, Veterinary Technology, Construction & Skilled Trades, Computer Information Systems, Accounting & Business Administration, Hotel & Restaurant Management, Automotive Technology, Marine Maintenance Technology, Early Childhood Education, etc. Develops and enhances CTE programs in cooperation with external constituents, advisory boards, and College leadership. Supervises the development of new curriculum for courses and programs. Ensures articulation of curriculum is current. Approves textbook additions or modifications. Monitors the effectiveness of all delivery methods, including distance education, and works with faculty and staff to recommend and implement instructional improvements. Conducts program reviews and makes programmatic decisions based on the results. Measures the performance of the division, including conducting and analyzing surveys and assessments, and takes corrective action when necessary. Educates faculty and staff on assessment.PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT:Directly supervises Career & Technical Education directors, coordinators, and faculty. Responsible for hiring and training direct reports and for providing ongoing training, development, and support for these individuals and, indirectly, to their faculty and staff. Ensures a collaborative, positive, and student-centered workplace. Recognizes outstanding performance and notable accomplishments. Conducts performance evaluations and carries out corrective actions when necessary. Thoroughly understands and investigates violations of employee policy and procedures by gathering and analyzing evidence to draw conclusions, prepare reports, take corrective action, and/or make recommendations to supervisors or managers. Evaluates faculty credentials in cooperation with supervisors and Credentialing Committee. Approves faculty assignments to internal and external committees. Approves faculty teaching loads and recommends exceptions to the Provost. Advises employees and students on sensitive and confidential issues and resolves employee and/or student conflicts by mediating disputes. Works closely with Human Resources in advertising, hiring, onboarding, training, and managing personnel.BUDGET MANAGEMENT: Responsible for efficient and effective management and appropriate use of all funds to include developing, monitoring, and approving budgetary expenditures. Complies with College, state, and federal requirements in purchasing and other fund expenditures. Works with CCC Foundation and other relevant groups to seek out additional funding sources, including grants and donations, to support Career & Technical Education projects and priorities. Provides or arranges for budget and finance training for direct reports. Directly responsible for the College’s federal Perkins funds, including management of expenditures, accountability reporting, communication with state and federal entities, and applying for funds.STUDENT SUPPORT: Investigates, mediates, and resolves student complaints. Mediates grade appeals, petitions of various types, course substitutions, and authorizes exceptions to procedures as appropriate. Works with Dean of Student Affairs to investigate and resolve student conduct and disciplinary actions or facilitates their handling by other staff in Career & Technical Education. Ensures student confidentiality and due process are followed.COMMUNICATION & COLLABORATION: Serves as a liaison between Career & Technical Education and internal and external departments, groups, agencies, and individuals to maintain partnerships and share information. Fosters cross-division collaboration and cooperation. Builds trust with internal and external stakeholders and serves as a positive voice in all interactions. Works closely with other divisions of the College, including Arts & Sciences, Student Affairs, Marketing, Information Technology, Facilities, and the Business Office to resolve issues and provide the best possible experience for students and employees. Works with Student Affairs, Financial Aid, and the CCC Foundation on scholarship and grant programs. Works with staff and faculty to provide accurate and complete information on the web as well as in person. Ensures that activities and events originating in Career & Technical Education are coordinated with other College units and included on the master calendar and other publications. Communicates needs of Career & Technical Education in a complete and timely way. Informs CTE faculty and staff of things happening in other parts of the College and the external environment that are relevant to their work. Implements all programs and services as teaching and learning opportunities consistent with principles of a learning college.INCLUSIVITY: Works directly with the Executive Director of Human Resources and the Provost to ensure that all students and employees are fully included and provided with a safe, welcoming, and nurturing environment at the College. Helps to cultivate work and learning environments that encourage and support diversity; assists with identifying and rectifying areas where the College is lacking in multiculturalism or minority support. Leads inclusivity efforts within Career & Technical Education.OUTREACH: Represents the College on relevant local, statewide, and national committees and boards such as the Arizona Occupational Administrators’ Council (AOAC), articulation task forces, state and regional Career & Technical Education organizations and other groups related to division goals and objectives.Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesDemonstrated expertise in instructional administration in higher education, specifically at community colleges.Demonstrated expertise in faculty development, program development, and online instruction. Advanced knowledge of Career and Technical Education and work-based learning at the postsecondary level.Knowledge of Higher Learning Commission accreditation requirements and their impact on policy, procedure, and practice.Knowledge of applicable federal and state guidelines and regulations such as Perkins V and related legislation.Demonstrated skill with assessment at the classroom, division, and institutional levels.Demonstrated proficiency in educational technology and best practices in distance education.Strong leadership and managerial skills. Demonstrated proficiency in program management, including planning and managing budgets.Demonstrated skill in supervising and training others, in organization, and in effective business and interpersonal communication. Demonstrated skill in project management.Demonstrated commitment to maintain professional ethics; to support and promote the mission of the college; to work in a team environment; and to integrate subject area curricula with other area curricula.Excellent interpersonal skills that are adaptive to the wide variety of cultures, ages, and other characteristics of our student, staff, and faculty.
- Master's Degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution or an equivalent combination of academic credentials, industry certifications, and professional experience that would qualify candidate for teaching at a community college
- Four years of full-time teaching and/or administrative experience
- Postsecondary experience
- Supervisory experience
- Any equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job and/or as approved by the Human Resources department.
Preferred QualificationsTerminal degreePostsecondary Career & Technical Education experienceFull-time postsecondary teaching experienceFull-time postsecondary administrative experience Online teaching experience.Perkins V and/or other grant writing and management experience