Dean of Career, Technical and Workforce Education and Foundation Director
Rochester Community & Technical College
Location: Rochester, Minnesota
Internal Number: 1555
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Employment Condition: At Will
The primary responsibilities of this position are to provide senior leadership for the Career and Technical Education and Business and Workforce Education divisions and the RCTC foundation. Under the direction of the Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Dean of Career and Technical Education, Development and Business Partnerships sets the vision for the following academic departments: Accounting, Administrative and Healthcare Office Professional, Automotive Technology, Facility and Service Technician, Business, Computer Aided Design, Carpentry, Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement, Veterinary Technology and Welding and provides leadership for Business and Workforce Education and the RCTC Foundation. The dean provides day-to-day management and strategic leadership for topics associated with the above instructional areas, such as: academic and strategic planning, assessment and curricular mapping, course/program articulation, scheduling, faculty/staff mentorship and professional development, academic program review, budgeting, continuous quality improvement, and pedagogical innovation. This position provides direction for the area in related curricular and co-curricular arenas. This dean leads initiatives associated with the Carl D. Perkins Act and related secondary education partnerships. The dean serves in a leadership capacity on the RCTC Academic Affairs Cabinet and President's Management Team. This position also interacts and coordinates curricular and related efforts with the Minnesota State system, and other Higher Education partners. As a part of the College's academic leadership team the dean works with community organizations, business and industry, workforce development and other entities to understand and address local and regional educational and workforce needs. Leading the Center for Business and Workforce Education, the position provides day-to-day fiscal and human resource management and strategic leadership in planning and execution of programming to serve the training and development needs of the region. Under the Foundation, the position directs fiscal and human resources for the Foundation, and to have a primary role in developing and strengthening business and community partnerships to explore and develop opportunities for the Foundation. The Director is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Foundation, serving as the supervisor of all staff in both areas. The Director provides leadership and management to all college fundraising efforts, including the creation of a strong alumni relations program, the Foundation's scholarship program, new initiatives, and other assorted fundraising activities. Development and maintenance of positive and trusting working relationships with internal, public and private external interests/donors is critical to the success of this position. The highest standard of ethics must be maintained in all of these relationships.
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· Master's degree in a discipline reflective of position's current division programming.
· Minimum of 5-years' experience in post-secondary educational environment.
· Demonstrated experience in educational program and/or curriculum design and development.
· Demonstrated success in fostering collaborative working relationships.
· Evidence of an understanding of the diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of college students.
· Familiarity with the concept and purposes of foundations and their relationship to their constituencies.
· Experience in managing multiple complex projects.
· Strong organizational and budgetary management skills
· Evidence of highly developed interpersonal, communication, organizational and facilitation skills.
· Earned Doctorate
· Ability to articulate programmatic and fundraising goals and relate those goals to college strategic goals and academic programming needs.
· Knowledge of higher education issues and the ability to relate those issues to governmental, corporate, and philanthropic communities in Minnesota.
· Supervision of faculty and instructional programs.
· Demonstrated understanding of Program Review, Strategic Planning and evidence of systematic decision making.
· Knowledge of accreditation processes.
· Budget experience.
· Experience in staffing, development and evaluation.
· Evidence of professional leadership.
· Demonstrated commitment to fostering diversity.
· Experience working in a collective bargaining environment.
· Demonstrated ability to successfully work in a fast-paced environment requiring sound decision-making ability and agility.
Only complete applications will be considered. A complete application will include the following: cover letter that addresses the qualifications and experiences required; resume/Curriculum Vitae; copies of transcript(s) -undergraduate and graduate (official transcripts will be required at the time of hire); and copies of professional licenses, if required for qualification purposes.
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Established in 1915, Rochester Community and Technical College is the largest higher education provider in the fastest-growing city in Minnesota, serving more than 6,800 students a year in credit courses and nearly 4,000 in non-credit continuing and workforce education programs. RCTC combines the best in liberal arts, technical, and life-long learning with more than 70 credit-based programs and over 100 credential options. RCTC's expansive 518-acre campus includes university partnerships, a diverse student body, and a vibrant student life program. RCTC provides a unique learning environment that offers the feel of a four-year university campus with the commitment to access and opportunity of a two-year college.
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is the third-largest system of higher education in the United States. It is comprised of 30 two-year colleges, seven four-year state universities with a total of 54 campuses located in 47 Minnesota communities. The System serves approximately 350,000 students each year, and produces 38,000 graduates annually. For more information about the Minnesota State system, please view its website at www.MinnState.edu.
RCTC/State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefit package including life, health and dental insurance, a retirement program, tuition waiver for employee and dependents, tax sheltered annuity program (403b), a deferred compensation plan (457), and professional development funds, as well as a variety of other benefits (generous personal or vacation leave and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year) defined by individual collective bargaining agreements.
Rochester Community and Technical College was founded in 1915 on a motion by Dr. Charles Mayo to the Rochester School Board. Rochester is Minnesota's oldest - and one of the nation's oldest - original community colleges. The 2005-2006 academic year marked RCTC's 90th anniversary. The college serves approximately 7,500 students in credit-based enrollments and 3,000 in noncredit courses.