The dean assumes responsibility of occupational program instruction at Kirtland Community College. The dean is concerned with improvement of curricula and instruction, professional development, budget preparation and management, data analysis, and strategic planning.
This position has responsibility for occupational programs and instruction at Kirtland Community College. Major responsibilities include developing new programs, evaluation of programs and faculty, budget preparation and management, collecting data and using it to make programmatic decisions, planning, and scheduling of courses and staff. The dean is expected to represent the college in matters of occupational instruction and to work with all employees.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES*
Provides for and promotes sound instructional and curricular planning on a semester, annual, and long-range basis for assigned occupational programs.
Supervises faculty members in assigned occupational programs.
Participates in and promotes projects that enhance instruction and help the division to achieve annual goals and objectives which are a part of strategic planning.
Develops course schedule for occupational programs.
In collaboration with others, is responsible for recruiting, selection, orientation and evaluation of faculty in occupational programs — both full and part-time.
Develops budgetary proposals and manages academic budgets for occupational programs throughout the academic year.
Provides recommendations that ensure that instructional facilities, equipment, and supplies are adequate and in a suitable, safe state for use in occupational programs.
Works with the faculty to periodically review occupational programs and curricula, and coordinate curriculum development activities.
Establishes and maintains the objectives and standards of occupational online and extension programs in accordance with strategic directives, institutional policy and procedures, and as established by the laws of the state of Michigan, applicable licensing agencies, Michigan Department of Education, and the Kirtland Community College board of trustees.
Responsible for needs assessment, membership/participation in professional organizations, advisory committees and relationships with coordinating agencies related to occupational programs. Works with the faculty to obtain and maintain appropriate accreditations for all assigned occupational programs.
Facilitates the promotion and marketing of occupational programs and courses.
Participates in the counseling and disciplinary process as outlined in the student handbook and Kirtland’s academic appeal policies and procedures.
Through appropriate college channels, promotes media recognition of instructors and students to enhance the image of occupational programs and the college.
Communicates actions and decisions of the board of trustees and administration to instructional personnel in occupational programs.
Participates in meetings of the curriculum and instruction committee (CIC) as well as other meetings that are deemed appropriate.
Coordinates with the Director of Workforce Development to provide technical training as requested.
Involves occupational faculty in strategic planning.
Serves as a liaison between occupational faculty and college administrative team (CAT) in regularly scheduled meetings.
Supports and helps implement professional development activities for occupational programs and faculty.
Performs other related tasks as required.
SUPERVISION – Works under the supervision of the V.P. of Instructional Services.
- Master’s degree in Educational Administration, Instructional Design, or other technology related field.
- Demonstrated leadership experience within the past three years, preferably in a community college.
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience in continuous quality improvement strategies.
- Five years of college instructional experience, or combination of education and experience commensurate with the requirements of the position.
- Technology, multimedia, and distance education experience.
- Practical working knowledge of online courseware and systems.
- Ability to effectively supervise and direct professional instructional staff.
- Ability to work effectively with others in an academic environment.
JOB DIMENSIONS – Knowledge of work, delegation, planning and organization, impact, performance results, persuasiveness, self-reliance, negotiation, attention to detail, work standards, sensitivity, stress tolerance, technical/professional self-development, initiative, judgment, analysis, commitment to the college, teamwork, decisiveness, informal communication, written communication, dependability, influence, and presentations.
Kirtland Community College is an equal opportunity employer
* This job description is intended to describe the type and level of work being performed by a person in this position. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required by a person so classified.