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Assistant Dean / Division Chair
Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho
Date Posted 04/21/2021
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Lewis-Clark State College invites applications for the position of Assistant Dean / Division Chair in the School of Career & Technical Education.

Salary and rank based on experience and qualifications: Starting at $78,000

Degree Requirement: Master's Degree in field related to or in career and technical education

Required Qualifications:

  • At least 3 years related business and industry experience.
  • 3 to 5 years administrative and/or teaching experience and responsibility in a regionally accredited community college or Career-Technical institution.
  • Ability/willingness to earn Idaho CTE Administrator's Certification within 3 years of date of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in education or field related to career technical education.

Assistant Dean Responsibilities:

The Assistant Dean is an administrative officer of the college, responsible for assisting the dean and acting as chair of an instructional division. The Assistant Dean serves as a member of the dean's administrative team. The incumbent is expected to provide leadership within the division and the college. It is expected that the assistant dean performs duties in the spirit of cooperation with the division faculty, and with other chairs and faculty across campus.

  • Perform the duties of a chair of an instructional division (see attached division chair job description)
  • Administer budgets across divisions and departments for Career and Technical Education
  • Lead the student graphics lab and shop to assist and meet the needs of the technical programs and departments on campus
  • Collaborate with other campuses and cooperatives including the state of Idaho Physical Therapy Assistant program and with North Idaho College and the dental hygiene program
  • Expand and oversee the Perkins Grant including the CTE learning resource center tutoring program

Division Chair of Business Technology & Service Responsibilities:

The Division Chair is an administrative officer of the College. He or she is responsible for all aspects of operation of the unit and serves as the primary spokesperson for the unit. The Chair serves as a member of the Dean's administrative team. The division chair is expected to provide leadership within the division and the College. It is expected that the division chair performs his or her duties in the spirit of cooperation with the division faculty. The duties of the position should be performed in a timely manner in consultation with the Dean and in concert with Idaho State Board of Education and institutional policies.

1. Administrative Relationships

  • Keep Dean informed of matters of importance to the division and work with the Dean to achieve the division's goals.
  • Serve as a member of the Professional-Technical Management Team
  • Advise Senior Administration on college-wide matters as requested
  • Communicate issues and recommendations to appropriate college personnel
  • Develop appropriate communication vehicles including websites
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Dean
  • Maintain a State of Idaho Professional-Technical Education Administrators Certificate

2. Budgets and Resources

  • Insure compliance with college and state policies
  • Develop division budget requests, allocate resources, and control expenditures from approved budgets
  • Administer the budgets of the division within the policies and procedures of the college and state of Idaho

3. Leadership

  • Provide Leadership within the division including developing program plans, coordinating activities, and maintaining high quality performance in teaching and scholarly activities.
  • Keep the division informed on matters of importance
  • Establish division committees
  • Provide leadership to divisional faculty and staff in divisional program marketing and recruitment efforts
  • Provide leadership in achieving institutional goals and addressing institutional needs and priorities
  • Work with other College units to ensure appropriate and high quality programming in outreach efforts
  • Represent the division and its programs with appropriate groups.
  • Represent Lewis-Clark State College as assigned

4. General Administration

  • Manage the development, preparation, and scheduling of course offerings
  • Prepare required reports including those for regional and specialized accreditation bodies in consultation with the Dean
  • Conduct annual program reviews
  • Act as the lead individual for the division strategic planning processes
  • Conduct meetings for the division faculty and staff as needed to discuss division and college issues and to conduct division business matters.
  • Resolve student problems
  • Resolve division faculty and staff problems

5. Program Development and Management

  • Foster and recommend new programming and program enhancements
  • Implement measures of division program effectiveness
  • Monitor professional requirements for division graduates
  • Coordinate and oversee grant development and administration activities within the division
  • Monitor assessment of programs through program review process; specialized accreditations; and surveys of graduates and employers
  • Work with other division chairpersons and college units to ensure appropriate and high quality programming, instruction, and advising
  • Manage the maintenance and/or development of programs, divisional strategic planning, program reviews, live-shop operations, and governing policies for the division.

6. Personnel

  • Conduct division performance evaluations as required by college policies
  • Define job responsibilities, assign duties, and supervise non-faculty personnel within the division
  • Foster division faculty and staff professional growth
  • Evaluate division faculty and staff and make appropriate recommendations regarding promotion, tenure, salary adjustments, leaves of absence, retention, and other matters affecting division personnel
  • Supervise the hiring, mentoring, and training, of divisional faculty, instructional personnel, and staff. Work to resolve internal problems.

7. Policy Administration

  • Develop and maintain program and divisional policies
  • Primary manager in the implementation of institutional policies and plans
  • Implements academic policies and procedures
  • Implements appropriate institutional and SBOE policies and procedures
  • Maintains required records and prepares required reports

Application Procedure: Please upload the following documents

  • Letter of Interest addressing qualifications and leadership philosophy
  • Current Resume
  • Three (3) Professional References with email and telephone contact information
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