Dean of Advanced Manufacturing, Agriculture, and STEM

Lakeshore Technical College
Job Description

Job Title:   Dean of Advanced Manufacturing, Agriculture, and STEM
Employment Classification: Management Group (Exempt Position) ~ $73,500-$94,000
Reports To:    Interim Vice President of Instruction
Location:     Lakeshore Technical College • Cleveland Campus

Employment and Work Schedule:  52-week management contract
  Flexible day/evening/weekend hours based upon needs of the college

Purpose:  Provide overall management of academic programming in the Advanced Manufacturing, Agriculture, and STEM division. Advocate for quality instruction and inspires a student-first, student success culture. Establish an environment in which integrity and ethics are the norm. Ensure that faculty and staff have the resources, information, autonomy, and support needed to achieve results. Advance the image of the division and programs inside and outside of the College. Support and champion college policies and procedures.

Job Description
People Leadership
Assemble, manage and coach a diverse faculty/staff talent pool capable of achieving results.  Demonstrate effective interpersonal communication fostering open and respectful interaction. Maintain customer focus by tailoring message and style effectively communicating to internal and external customers.

Resource Leadership
Analyze reports to effectively assign workload; manage personnel and non-personnel current expense, and capital budgets. Utilize a problem solving and decision making process which incorporates data, experience, and faculty and staff appropriately. Seek resources from internal and external resources (e.g. Grants, donations) to meet division needs.

Strategic Division Leadership
Create a culture in which breakthrough ideas are generated to create and improve programming, curriculum, and delivery and student success. Measure division performance using quality and key performance indicators, monitors, reports and other available data. Ensure that student learning is assessed, improved, and effective through program review and continuous improvement processes. Balance the achievement of day-to-day results with the accomplishments of key college initiatives.

Managerial Responsibilities
Supervision is provided to the Advanced Manufacturing, Agriculture, and STEM division. Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these staff. Responsibilities include design position responsibilities, interview, hire, and train employees; plan, assign, and direct work; supervise, mentor, and develop staff through the Employee Performance review; reward and discipline employees. Carry out managerial responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws to include:
• Develop plan(s) and budget for department.
• Address staff and student issues in an effective and timely manner.
• Be an active advocate for LTC in the community.
• Be active in the college by serving on committees.

Education, Training and Experience*
Master's degree from a regionally accredited college/university in a related discipline is required.
A minimum of two years’ teaching or relevant management experience is required.
A minimum of two years of related occupational experience outside the field of education is required for program deans.
Five years of demonstrated successful leadership required; in career, technical and adult education preferred.

Skills and Abilities
• Ability to champion the value of technical colleges as centers of educational opportunity, and the engine for local economic growth.
• Demonstrated skill in developing and evaluating academic programs and assessing student learning outcomes.
• Demonstrate student-centered philosophy.
• Manage with effective human relations, decision-making, and problem solving skills.
• Exhibit excellent organizational skills in planning, budgeting, and resource allocation.
• Display effective written and oral communication skills with diverse groups.
• Ability to build consensus, to bring about constructive change using participatory processes.
• Demonstration of effective performance as a member of a work team.
• Exemplify college values in all staff and student interactions as well as services delivered.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and relate successfully with staff, faculty, students, and citizens of diverse cultural, social or educational backgrounds.

** Fluent, bilingual individual is beneficial.

*Note: Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an interview for a position.

Condition of Employment
• Employment conditional on completion of a Background Information Disclosure (BID) and the results acceptable to the College.
• Must meet and maintain Faculty Quality Assurance System (FQAS) requirements.

Health Insurance Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Vacation
Dental Insurance Paid Leave of Absence (PLOA) Health Reimbursement Account (HRA)
Long Term Disability Professional Development Flexible Spending Program
Life Insurance Tuition Reimbursement  On-Site Child Care
Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) Holidays Wellness/Fitness Center

Recruitment Period
Beginning:   Monday, April 16, 2018
Closing:    Applications will be accepted online until the position is filled; however, to ensure full consideration, application materials should be submitted for receipt no later than Monday, May 21, 2018.

Online Application Process
The LTC online employment application must be completed in its entirety to be considered for a position at Lakeshore Technical College.  To access the online application, visit, navigate to ‘Just for You’ and click on ‘Job Seekers’, choose ‘View Employment Opportunities’ to create an account login and to apply for the position. For additional assistance, please contact Human Resources at 920.693.1863.

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