#23-036 Executive Director & Dean of CTE Programs

Arizona Western College
Yuma, AZ

View more

Executive Administration Jobs
Administrative Jobs
Institutional & Business Affairs, Program Administration
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution



June 20, 2023


Executive Director & Dean of CTE Programs


$90,650 – 96,089 per year, depending on experience. Plus, excellent fringe benefits



Bachelor's Degree and 4 years of Workforce Development or Career & Technical Education experience


Master's Degree major in Career & Technical Education related field and 4 years of Workforce Development or CTE experience

Experience with developing and administering CTE programs in a broad range of industry sectors; knowledge of industry certification programs and standards

Experience working with government agencies, community organizations, and employers in the area of workforce development

Additional Eligibility Requirements:

Valid driver’s License



Position Type & Work Schedule:

Full-time, 12 months

Monday–Thursday, 7:00 am – 5:00 pm, 38 hours per week

May include some Fridays, nights, and weekends

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Ability to be self-directed

Ability to conduct successful meeting work

Ability to communicate professionally, verbally, in writing, and in a public setting

Must be organized

Manage project deadlines

Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

Demonstrated success in working collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Demonstrated administrative and budget experience

Demonstrated experience in leadership and management

Work Environment:

Inside office environment with normal noise and lighting levels

Various noise levels for the outdoors and event settings

Physical Demands:

Able to lift 25Ibs

Prolonged sitting and viewing of a computer

Long periods of standing and/or walking


15% travel to Yuma and La Paz campuses


Yuma Campus

Benefit eligible


Under the direction of the CEO of Entrepreneurial College & Vice President of Workforce, the Executive Director & Dean of CTE Programs, provides administrative supervision and oversight for Career Technical Education (CTE) programs and researches the viability of the latest programs and their implementation. Provides leadership in teaching excellence and student learning with the goal of student success and continuous improvement of CTE programs, and ensures programs are offered at optimal times and locations to meet student and industry demands. This person also ensures all programs are aligned with industry standards and are accredited by a certifying agency most relevant to each professional area. Works collaboratively across the Entrepreneurial College executive team to manage, coordinate, develop, and execute a variety of projects related to CTE and innovative industry-aligned programs. Responsible for all administrative, academic, and fiscal matters of assigned programs. Recruits new faculty. Assists the CEO in administering the district's Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education (CTE) Improvement Act grant and other grants as assigned; manages the use of funds and services; monitors programs for effectiveness; and ensures adherence to federal and state regulations in the use of funds. Emphasis will be placed on the growth potential of occupational/vocational programs, apprenticeships, articulation agreements, and dual enrollment with area high schools as well as establishing partnerships with business and industry.


Serves students. Develops, recommends, and monitors Perkins grant-funded budgets working with CEO; efficiently manages resources/budgets and maximizes financial resources based on approved funding. Ensures that program and financial reports are accurately prepared, reviewed, and submitted on a timely basis for Perkins and other grant programs.

Works cooperatively with Career and Technical Education directors and managers to coordinate programs and services to meet student needs. Resolves conflicts within all areas of responsibility including but not limited to Career and Technical Education and Academic sections.

Provides leadership and coordination in support of career, technical, and emerging occupational education programs and services. Conducts needs assessments, market surveys, and other research to identify viable and sustainable courses, programs, and majors not currently offered. Works collaboratively with CEO, directors, faculty, and other relevant staff or external agencies to implement quality programs into the curriculum.

In consultation with the CEO, oversees and participates in the improvement of the instruction process for full and part-time CTE faculty. Responds to CTE student concerns and inquiries. Advises the CEO of short-term and long-term impacts of new program offerings. Researches the necessary skills needed for emerging job classifications that are prominent throughout the campus service area. Works with and establishes partnerships with regional trade associations, economic development agencies, and businesses/industries to identify emerging skills and hiring trends. Works collaboratively with relevant programs and faculty to develop partnerships and linkages with businesses, industry, and community in the procurement of internship opportunities.

Promotes a culture predicated on leadership development, student success, data-driven decision-making, programmatic excellence, and customer service. Works with the other members of the Entrepreneurial College and other areas to promote and ensure student success among all instructional programs. Develops strategies for improved recruiting, marketing, and outreach for programs and work with appropriate college personnel to implement these strategies. Serves on various college committees as appointed. Teaches a minimum of one course within the scope of an academic year.

Participates in regular cross-discipline collaboration meetings with the CEO, Chief of Staff, and all other Entrepreneurial College Executive Directors and Deans to: 1) ensure programs are offered at optimal times and locations to meet student and industry demands; and 2) ensure aligned, well-coordinated strategies to identify, broker, manage, and continuously improve employer partnerships that transition AWC students into in-demand jobs.

With the input of industry partners, supports and promotes curriculum development by faculty to respond to student and community needs, including establishment and use of learning outcomes at the course and programmatic level, and ensures the assessment of said outcomes. Develops and maintains relationships with four-year colleges and universities, K-12, regional occupational education institutions, and appropriate community-based organizations related to CTE. Supports and facilitates all the Prior Learning Assessment for Career and Technical Education and other programs in a college environment.

Remains current on legislation and regulations affecting assigned Perkins grants to adjust programs and/or services to assure compliance. Represents the District in professional development and advocacy settings at the local, state, and federal levels.

Support and participate in strategic planning initiatives and perform other duties as assigned.


The first review of applications will begin on July 24, 2023. This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.


Arizona Western College

Human Resources

Phone: (928) 344-7505 / FAX: (928) 317-6001 / TTY: (928) 344-7629

Email: Human.Resources@azwestern.edu


The following materials must be uploaded at the time of application. Any materials submitted via e-mail, fax, or mail will not be accepted. Applications missing any of the below requirements will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed.

1. Completed Application

2. Resume or Curriculum Vitae (no more than 3 pages)

3. Cover Letter

4. Unofficial College/University Transcripts


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert