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Assistant Dean - Building Trades

WSU Tech
Wichita, KS

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Job Summary

Company: WSU Tech

Hours per Week: 40

Employment Term: Regular

Employment Type: Full Time

Required Education: Bachelor's Degree

Required Experience: 3 years

Description At WSU Tech, we are dedicated to promoting quality higher education and leadership in workforce training that supports economic development for a global economy. Our experienced faculty and staff are committed to helping students achieve their goals by providing hands-on experience, state-of-the-art facilities, and individualized support and guidance. We operate in a values-based culture and strive towards our behaviors in everything we do.

Whether you are starting your education journey or are looking to advance your career experiences, WSU Tech has the resources and expertise to help you succeed. Join us and discover the possibilities for your future!

Compensation: TBD
Worksite Location: City Center Campus

WSU Tech Benefits (Varies):
    Paid Holidays: 15 – 18 paid holidaysPTO: Earn 18 – 28 days annuallyTuition Waiver ProgramMedical/Dental/Vision InsuranceKPERs
Overview / Job Summary:
The ideal candidate for this position is an experienced educator that can develop faculty to ensure instructional quality and ensure the academic programs are meeting the needs of area employers. The Assistant Dean of Building Trades provides management and leadership for all current and future programs in Building Trades. Under the administrative supervision of the Dean of Applied Technologies, the Assistant Dean will oversee the routine operations and delivery of instruction.

Your day-to-day responsibilities will vary, but are not limited to:
    Manages programs and courses designed to meet the training and transfer needs of the community in coordination with the Dean, Applied Technologies.Develops articulation agreements and concurrent credit partnerships with regional institutions. Assists in recruiting faculty, staff, and student body to reflect diversity of community in which programs are based. Responsible for administration of college level Building Trades programs and non-credit offerings, including but not limited to; development and oversight of course schedules, creating department goals, facilitating academic meetings, faculty engagement, leadership and management of direct reports, and participation in assigned meetings and task forces.Monitors program budgets, expenditures, lab space, and in coordination with the Academic Coordinator, maintains an inventory of necessary supplies, equipment and materials, and assures their security and proper uses.This position is a flex position that requires some evening coverage.
This position is responsible for the planning, organization, and direction for the instructional delivery of assigned programs to students. This position is a flex position that requires some evening coverage.

    Bachelor’s degree in education, from a regionally accredited college or university required. Master’s, preferred.
Preferred Requirements:
    Minimum three years of administrator/leadership experience in education, required.Teaching experience and/or student services in adult education preferred. Knowledge of career technical educational theory and evaluation preferred.
Additional Requirements:
    Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including outstanding speaking skills – must be able to work with students, technical and administrative personnel in a pleasant, professional, and efficient manner.Ability to organize, prioritize, and work effectively in an environment that can be extremely busy and frequently subject to change.Ability to work independently with little or no supervision.Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.Ability to accurately and quickly process, enter and audit data.

WSU Tech is committed to inclusive and equitable practices to create an environment and culture where students and employees thrive. We acknowledge that through valuing diverse identities, experiences, talents, and gifts, we excel by fulfilling our mission to create a talent pipeline, establish workforce equity, and improve economic prosperity for our community. WSU Tech is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Why WSU Tech?

Everyone here is DRIVEN by our mission of creating opportunities for a better life to our students and to provide the best trained workforce for employers. 

To accomplish that, we take care of our employees too!  We offer benefits and perks that are second to none.  Meaningful jobs, amazing Rock Star employees, awesome benefits, what more could you ask for?

Benefits for Full-Time Employees

  • Paid holidays – We currently have 17 paid holidays
  • PTO (Paid time off) – 18 to 28 days annually (in addition to paid holidays)
  • Paid Parental Leave – 6 weeks of paid leave for birth or adoption of a child
  • Generous insurance plans
  • Tuition Waiver Program for employees & dependents
  • Kansas Public Employees Retirement System benefit
  • 457(b) Retirement plans
  • Paid Community Service 
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • & More!!


WSU Tech has been delivering excellence in education since 1965. WSU Tech continues to build on this tradition with quality instructors, talented students and state-of-the-art technical equipment.


The Mission of WSU Tech is to provide quality higher education and leadership in workforce training that supports economic development for a global economy.


To be one of the nation’s most innovative and impactful two-year colleges.


Values: Values Based Culture

The WSU Tech team operates in a values-based culture and strives toward the following behaviors in everything we do.

SAME TEAM. One Role, One Goal: Unite and include many diverse perspectives to achieve our mission. 

PEOPLE FIRST. Treat everyone consistently with compassion, respect, and kindness. 

INTEGRITY. Uphold the highest standards in all our actions. 

VISIONARY.  Future focused. Redefining education by inspiring innovative ideas, bold explorations, and continuous curiosity. 

LEADERSHIP.  Leadership is an activity, not a position. Anyone can lead, anytime, anywhere. 

SERVICE TO ALL. Provide exceptional experiences to all that we serve.


Guiding Principles

  1. Provide our students an opportunity to a better life through education and training.
  2. Provide a highly educated and trained workforce for our community to be globally competitive.
  3. Ask ourselves as we make decisions, is it in the best interest of our students, employees and community.


We are happy you chose WSU Tech as a potential employer for your career journey. What we offer as a technical college is unique – a mix of specialized technical programs, general education, and online courses.

WSU Tech houses the number one ranked aviation and advanced manufacturing programs in the nation at its National Center for Aviation Training. In addition, we serve students seeking careers in 60 fields of study listed on our website including nursing, dental assisting, surgical technology, patient care, and other health sciences, automotive technology, climate and energy control, welding, machining, engineering and interior design. We also offer transferable general education coursework that will lead to our Shocker Pathway partnership with Wichita State University or transfer to other public four-year universities. Our aim is to provide our students with not only the technical training and education to be successful, but with the values and professionalism necessary to excel in their chosen careers by having the staff, faculty and employees that exemplify this as well.

WSU Tech is a public college supported by the state of Kansas through the Kansas Board of Regents and Sedgwick County and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association, the same accrediting body that accredits many colleges and universities across the country.

If you are considering WSU Tech as your next employer, you are making a great choice!

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