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Dean, Career and Technical Education

Prairie State College
Chicago Heights, IL

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Institution Type
Community College

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Position Title:

Dean, Career and Technical Education

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Status of Position:

Staff - Full Time





Position Summary:

The Dean, Career Technical Education (CTE) provides vision, leadership and support to the departments offering Associate of Applied Science degrees, career and technical certificates. Responsible for management of all Dual Credit and Early College Initiatives with local secondary schools in the district

Reporting and Supervisory Relationships:

  1. Reports to the Vice President of Academic Affairs.
  2. Direct supervisory relationship with Department Chairs and Coordinators of Industrial Technology, Business, Information Technology, Photography, Graphic Communications, Early Childhood Education, Computer Aided Design, Computer Electronics, Fitness, and Music Production.
  3. Direct supervisor for the division administrative assistant.

Essential Responsibilities:

  1. Collaborates with the Academic Deans, Chairs and Coordinators in strategic planning for the Academic Affairs.
  2. Provides leadership and effective support for faculty-led assessment and enhancement of student learning.
  3. Develops, in consultation with chairs and coordinators, a master schedule that maximizes enrollment and responds to students’ needs.
  4. Provides leadership and support to faculty in recruitment and articulation activities with secondary schools, community organizations, business and industry, and four-year colleges and universities.
  5. Collaborates with chairs and coordinators on curriculum review and approves all curricular changes.
  6. Researches and supports development of new programs and courses.
  7. Promotes and facilitates faculty development.
  8. Supports and advises chairs and coordinators on academic matters and attends departmental meetings as warranted.
  9. Interviews finalists for full-time faculty positions and collaborates with the Vice President of Academic Affairs in recommending candidates to the President and Board of Trustees.
  10. Evaluates all tenure-track and tenured faculty, prepares pre- and post-tenure reviews, and makes tenure recommendations.
  11. Works with coordinators in mentoring and evaluating adjunct faculty; provides final approval for adjunct hiring, and oversees their reassignment in adherence to the adjunct faculty contract.
  12. Develops and oversees the budget for assigned areas.
  13. Supports and advises faculty on student issues and administers the process for addressing student concerns, waivers and grade appeals.
  14. Supports the faculty, chairs and coordinators in conducting and writing program and accreditation reviews and finalizes the reports for all departmental programs.
  15. Supports the coordinators of career programs in working with their Advisory Committees; attends advisory meetings, and ensures compliance with policies and procedures.
  16. Evaluates the need for new equipment, makes sure equipment is purchased in a timely way and assumes responsibility for the equipment inventory.
  17. Promotes the integration of technology into instruction.
  18. Supports the inclusion of multicultural and global perspectives across the curriculum.
  19. Collaborates with the Division of Corporate and Continuing Professional Education to provide appropriate non-credit courses.
  20. Serves as the liaison with the secondary school system through the Career Prep Network (CPN).
  21. Provides leadership and support for all Dual Credit and Early College programs.
  22. In addition to the above duties, performs other tasks as assigned by the Vice President of Academic Affairs.
  23. Represents the College and establishes relationships with appropriate local, regional, state and national organizations.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

Employee is subject to indoor work, protected from weather conditions. Work is sedentary in nature and involves exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently/constantly in order to life, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. A Master’s Degree in a discipline specific to the departments served or a Master’s Degree in Education.
  2. Academic administrative experience at the level of department chair or above.
  3. Demonstrated excellence in analytical, oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  4. Demonstrated computer competency.
  5. College teaching experience, preferably at a community college.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience in curriculum development.
  2. Experience working in a multicultural environment.
  3. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the assessment of student learning, instructional technology, scheduling and budgeting, and faculty development.
  4. Doctorate or graduate work beyond masters

Anticipated Work Hours and Days:

Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


minimum starting $91,645; salary commensurate with experience

Posting Date:


Open Until Filled:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

All applications must be submitted electronically. For full consideration, apply by September 15, 2023.



Prairie State College is a richly diverse community college located 30 minutes south of Chicago. The College serves over 5,000 students through its credit programs and offers a wide range of associate degrees and certificates, all of which feature student-centered instruction. In addition, the College offers workforce education, ESL and GED programs, and continuing, corporate and professional education. prairie_state_college1.jpg

Our 37-acre campus in Chicago Heights features “smart” classrooms, modern laboratories, a Business and Community Education Center, an Adult Education Outreach Center, and a spacious new Fitness Complex. In order to meet community needs, courses are also offered at our Matteson Area Center and at local businesses, community centers, and schools.

prairie_state_college2.jpgThe College provides a generous benefit package, including medical, dental, vision and life insurance, tuition reimbursement for administrators and staff, free courses in our Fitness Center, and an optional 403(b) plan in addition to a comprehensive retirement plan through the State University Retirement System. Employees can enroll their children in our state-of-the-art Children’s Learning Center for a modest fee.



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