The Dean for Multi-Trades, Business & Information Technology is a full-time, exempt position at South Seattle Community College (SSCC).The Dean provides instructional leadership, development and coordination for programs in Automotive Technology, Auto Body, Heavy Duty Diesel, Welding, Accounting/Medical Office, Computing and Business Information Technology, Supervisory Management, Drafting and Computer-Assisted Design. This position will motivate and support faculty in program development and innovation as well as follow college processes to manage personnel, budgets, student enrollments, and department facilities. The Dean will cultivate relationships and solicit support from industry and community groups and serve as a member of the instructional management team.
Seattle Community Colleges are committed to recruiting dedicated faculty and staff who together create a welcoming academic climate that reflects the diverse backgrounds of our community, including ethnicity, national origin, religion, race, gender, gender identity, age, status as a veteran or disabled veteran, disability, political status, and sexual orientation.
Provide instructional leadership and development for assigned programs; monitor overall program effectiveness.
Follow college processes and guidelines to provide administrative oversight for assigned programs.
Hire, supervise, and evaluate faculty.
Create, manage and monitor budgets.
Establish and maintain effective partnerships with business and industry, and close and effective collaboration with other units of the college.
Serve as initial arbiter for student and faculty complaints or conflicts.
Required Education, Experience & Abilities:
Bachelor’s degree in a field relevant to assignment.
Instructional and/or administrative experience in post-secondary education.
Three years of documented, successful, and progressively responsible management experience.
Documented experience managing multiple budgets and analyzing business and economic trends.
Experience working in a unionized environment.
Demonstrated ability to work with individuals representing a wide range of educational, professional, and cultural experiences.
Demonstrated knowledge of industry sectors.
Demonstrated ability to provide vision, strategic planning, management, and leadership to instructional teams or work teams.
Familiarity with the goals and objectives of a comprehensive community college.
Must qualify for a Seattle Community College Vocational Administrator’s Certificate.
Excellent verbal, written, and electronic communication skills.
Interpersonal problem-solving skills.
Master’s degree in a field relevant to assignment.
Instructional and/or administrative experience in professional-technical programs at a community or technical college.
Five years of documented, successful, and progressively responsible management experience.
Experience with developing program outcomes and assessments.
Familiarity with industry certifications such as WABO and NATEF.