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Academic Dean, Public Safety, Transportation & Workforce Development
Aims Community College in Windsor, Colorado
Date Posted 04/13/2021
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Reporting to the Chief Academic Officer (CAO), the Academic Dean is responsible for providing effective planning and vision, comprehensive leadership, program review, budget oversight, data analysis, and institutional coordination, supervision and oversight of all affairs and activities for Automotive Technology, Aviation Technology and Aims Flight Training Center, Center for Workforce Development and Innovation to include Corporate Training and CDL Program, Continuing Education, Criminal Justice programs and Police Academy, Education, Early Childhood Education, Emergency Medical Services and Paramedic programs, Fire Science programs and Fire Fighting Academy, and the Loveland and Windsor Campuses.

Administrative Function of Academic Division:

  • Serve as principal administrator of instructional programs in the academic division Public Safety, Transportation, and Workforce Development.

  • Create and administer budgets in accordance with College strategic plan and policies; conduct trend and data analysis; prepare capital, Perkins, operating, personnel and grant requests; generate budget reports and respond to requests for information.

  • Facilitate/initiate respectful and effective communications internally/externally; provide staff with information and interpretation of College policies and procedures; schedule and preside at College meetings/ committees; create and distribute written communications internally/externally in a timely manner; serve as essential link to administration in communicating needs of departments, faculty, staff, and advisory committees.

Leadership & Management:

  • Provide leadership and management including planning, developing and directing activities of multifaceted, multi-subject division; coordinate program, department and division reviews, accreditation and evaluation

  • Delegate and monitor administrative responsibilities of chairs and other employees as appropriate; coordinate administrative duties with CAO and College constituencies; supervise full and part-time faculty and staff

  • Implement systems to maintain, centralize academic administration and division record/forms/procedures

  • Assist in review of terms of operational contracts

  • Develop and recommend policies and procedures to the CAO

  • Oversee all processes associated with quarterly and yearly schedule of courses.

  • Communicate and interact with officials and agencies of the State and local government; serve on community workforce teams, committees, etc. on behalf of the College

  • Represent the College at state-level committees and councils and other higher education institutions.

  • Hire and supervise staff; anticipate and plan for personnel needs; evaluate support staff; oversee preparation and review of contracts; chair hiring committees; review and approve staff appointments.

Strategic Planning:

  • Create strategic and operational plans for programs within academics and the division to provide safe, efficient, effective programming and services

  • Develop and implement long-range academic administration, division, and program goals

  • Facilitate and support alternative curriculum development and delivery options

  • Plan for faculty professional development; and investigate and support grant opportunities.

  • Maintain credentials and knowledge of educational technology and College’s infrastructure related to technology and the position; provide professional development activities as appropriate.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Requires Master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university, plus three (3) years’ teaching experience and three years of administrative experience in higher education.

  • Ability to work evenings and/or weekends.

  • Capacity to work in a high-pressure, high-performance environment.

  • Experience with specialized accredited programs and programs with external regulators.

Preferred Qualifications :

Preference will be given to those holding a terminal degree and also to those with past executive experience in higher education.

Required Documents:

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume

  • 3 Professional References

  • Unofficial Transcripts

  • Diversity Statement (your personal statement on diversity)

Please Note: All required documents can be uploaded in the “my experience” section of the application under Required Documents.

Depending on the position you applied to (full-time or part-time), compensation listed below is as follows:

  • Full-Time compensation is based on qualifications, experience and internal equity in addition to a generous benefits package . Listed is the minimum starting annual salar y which, for a non-exempt position, would be paid on an hourly basis.

  • Part-Time Hourly compensation has a set rate of pay.

  • Part-Time Facult y (Faculty Load and Compensation) in accordance with Aims Community College pay schedule.

The hiring range for full-time positions is up to 5% above the minimum salary stated in the job posting.

Minimum payment amount:


Employees in these positions may be asked to participate in temporary assignments lasting less than 6 months (such as curriculum development, short term projects, meetings and substitute duties) which could amount to additional temporary pay.

Pay rate type:


Included with Aims Full-time Employment is a generous package of Benefits, most are listed below:

  • Full time benefits effective on date of hire.
  • 100% employer provided medical & dental coverage employees (employee only option).
  • 85% employer provided medical & dental coverage for employee's spouse and/or family.
  • Voluntary vision insurance through VSP (www.vsp.com)
  • Monthly annual and sick leave accrual.
  • 13 paid holidays and 3 personal days each year.
  • Summer schedule: 4 day work week - Fridays Off.
  • Employer paid long-term disability and life insurance premiums.
  • Tuition waiver & reimbursement for employees.
  • Tuition reimbursement for dependents.
  • PERA employer (see www.copera.org for comprehensive benefits).
  • Additional supplemental benefits & retirement programs available.

Part-time employees also receive some benefits depending on the number of hours worked.

  • Tuition waiver for employee on Aims courses
  • Access to the PERC (Aims gym) for employee and family member
  • Aims Discount program

ATTENTION - Are you a current Aims Employee or Student? If so, we need you to apply through your Workday account.

Please close this window and log into your Workday account. Apply by using the "Career" application on your home page. If you're a student please use "Find Student Jobs" under the "Career" application to apply.

Instructions for Applicants:

Your on-line application is how you can be considered for employment at Aims Community College. Your thorough completion of the questions included in the application and your work experience with emphasis on how you meet the qualifications, duties, and responsibilities of the job description will assist the hiring manager and/or search committee as they determine who best to move forward in the hiring process.

  • Clearly document job duties performed that relate to responsibilities, qualifications, and essential job duties in the “Work Experience” section on the application. We evaluate your experience based on this information.

  • Clearly outline dates of employment and hours worked per week or credit hours worked per term for each employment experience listed in the Work Experience section of the Application.

Be sure to upload all the required documents listed at the bottom of the Job Description. This can be uploaded as part of your application materials in the "My Experience" section labeled Resume . If there are missing documents, your application will be considered incomplete and will not be considered, and that would be unfortunate.

Applicants for faculty positions must submit a copy of academic transcripts from an accredited institution. If hired, official transcripts will be requested. Applicants who have earned degrees from outside of the United States must provide a credential evaluation of said transcript(s) as part of their application materials. National Association of Credential Evaluation Services ( www.naces.org ) or Association of International Credential Evaluators ( www.aice-eval.org ) lists members who may be contacted for assistance in evaluating foreign credentials.

One more thing you should know: All positions at Aims Community College require that candidates submit to a criminal background check prior to hire. Keep in mind, a conviction does not automatically preclude candidates from being hired. The nature of a conviction will be considered relative to the duties of the position.


If you need assistance with this process please contact Human Resources.

Initial screening will be conducted by a committee based on completed application materials.

Please be prepared to submit the following, if required:

• Cover Letter addressing qualifications relative to position requirements
• Resume
• Diversity Statement (your personal statement on diversity)
• Teaching Philosophy (for faculty positions only)
• Copy of Transcripts. Fo r faculty positions - Official transcripts will be required if hired

Faculty: Must submit academic transcripts from an accredited institution. Applicants who have degrees from outside of the United States must request a credential evaluation of their transcript. National Association of Credential Evaluation Services ( www.naces.org ) or Association of International Credential Evaluators ( www.aice-eval.org ) lists members who may be contacted for assistance in evaluating foreign credentials.

All application materials become the property of Aims Community College. All application materials must be submitted by the closing date posted. The screening committee will select finalists for interviews.

Notice: Aims Community College is an equal opportunity employer. Selection will be based solely on merit and will be without discrimination based on age, ancestry, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, race, religion, or veteran's status. The goal of Aims is to enhance the diversity present in the district we serve. To comply with Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, if hired, you will be required to provide documents within 3 days of hire date to show your identity and your authorization to work. This law applies to all persons hired.

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