SUMMARY: The Dean of Career & Technology Programs is an administrative level position, a member of the President’s Cabinet, and reports to the Vice President of Academic Affairs. The Dean provides vision, leadership, supervision, and coordination for the Small Business Development Center, Business & Industry, Career and Technical programs, and workforce preparation. The Dean works in collaboration and consultation with the faculty, college administrators, and community partners to ensure academic excellence and equitable outcome attainment for SCC’s diverse student body. Responsibilities include: budgeting; evaluation of faculty and staff; program and curriculum development; facilities assessment; staffing; equipment; scheduling; implementation of College policies pertaining to students’ rights and responsibilities; and working collaboratively to facilitate student success.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Provides vision and leadership in the design, development, implementation, and assessment of the College’s career and technology pathways and programs in support of the college’s strategic plan. Supervises division faculty, academic professionals, and classified staff. Ensures compliance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Schedules, evaluates, trains, and coordinates activities of all personnel in the department. Provides leadership for curriculum development and delivery, and for program planning, development, implementation, evaluation, and modification. Maintains academic integrity of courses and programs. Develops and coordinates articulation agreements and training partnerships with local business/industry training programs. Develops and maintains articulation agreements with colleges and universities and IAI course approvals to ensure transferability of CTE programs. Develops the instructional schedule for all CTE programs each semester. Develops, recommends, and monitors the budget. Builds a diverse portfolio of academic programs (e.g. in-person, dual credit, online training, and short-term certificates, apprenticeships, and/or industry-requested short-term programs). Oversees the organization, development, and coordination of active advisory committees for all CTE programs. Resolves students' concerns as needed regarding courses, instructors, and grade appeals according to policies outlined in Student Handbook. Analyzes and interprets key performance metrics and historical enrollment patterns of current continuing education, trainings, and CTE programs for improvement possibilities, expansion, and enrollment growth; recommends staffing plans. Maintains positive, productive relations with regional workforce, apprenticeship, high school, and university partners to anticipate & offer ongoing and future educational opportunities and training. Pursues local, state, and federal funding opportunities. Maintains oversight of the administration of grants and program proposals; prepares and monitor budget(s) and reports accordingly (e.g. Perkins, SBDC, etc.). Oversees the preparation of program reports (e.g. ICCB Program Reviews) and self-study documents as required by professional regulatory agencies and accrediting organizations.
- Oversees the adherence to all curriculum requirements as prescribed by the Curriculum and Instruction Committee and according to the guidelines set by the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB), Higher Learning Commission (HLC), and state & federal mandates.
- Administers and documents systematic student assessment and program outcomes. Coordinates the development of priorities, procedures, and policies. Serves on local workforce boards, economic development committees, and the College’s Risk Management Team.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
- Master’s Degree from a regionally accredited institution or a Bachelor’s degree and five years documented industry experience 3 Years supervisory/administrative experience in training or other workforce development in Higher Ed, government or organized labor setting. Experience working on complex, multi-year projects, including: partner oversight, project communications, and attainment of project deliverables Ability to balance multiple projects at the same time and adapt rapidly to a variety of situations Equivalent of two years of recent teaching experience in post-secondary setting Excellent oral and written communication/interpersonal skills
- Previous full-time teaching experience in higher education Experience in curriculum development and program evaluation. Exceptional leadership ability, innovative spirit Knowledge and experience with grants and administration Previous experience with accreditation agencies
Provide daily supervision of College academic programs ensuring that the safety needs of faculty and students are communicated and met and that the risk is reduced by monitoring conditions, events, and circumstances present through daily operations in the accomplishment of job position tasks and functions. Serve as the primary contact for Faculty regarding safety concerns. To provide careful supervision and protection of college’s real and personal property.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Work is primarily in an office/college environment. Noise levels are usually moderate. Must be physically able to operate a computer. Work is usually completed in a sedentary manner, but may require walking or standing for brief periods of time. Position may involve occasional bending, lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling of objects up to 25lbs. pounds or less.