[TACRAO] Listserv Job Posting - Dean of Technical Programs

Maria Aguirre-Acuna maria.aguirre at tstc.edu
Fri Apr 24 08:17:24 CDT 2015

*Lamar State College-Port Arthur*

*Dean of Technical Programs*

*Summary of Job Description*

The Dean of Technical Programs administers the College’s credit-bearing
associate degree and certificate programs that lead to employment,
improvement of skills, licensure, and/or certification.   The Dean performs
a critical role in planning, managing, and supervising curriculum and
instruction; budgeting; faculty development and evaluation; interfacing
with regulatory agencies; and developing external financial and physical
resources. The Dean reports directly to the Vice President for Academic
Affairs and may assume some duties of the Vice President in his/her


Commensurate with experience. Full Time Staff Appointment; Excellent
Benefits Package/Paid Sick Leave/Vacation/Retirement.

*This position is security sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code
51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record

*Duties and Responsibilities*

Duties include but are not limited to:

   - Provide leadership to department chairs and program coordinators in
   matters of program planning and revision, course scheduling, employee
   selection and evaluation, professional development, budget development
   and monitoring, program approval by external agencies, and special
   - Provide leadership to the Special Populations/Disability Services
   Coordinator regarding planning, delivery of services, and compliance with
   state and federal regulations
   - Develop and report new technical programs and program revisions to the
   Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB)
   - Monitor and assure compliance of program and course curricula and
   student learning outcomes, with Southern Association of Colleges and
   Schools Commission on Colleges *Principles of Accreditation* and
THECB *Workforce
   Education Course Manual* and *Guidelines for Instructional Programs in
   Workforce Education*
   - Maintain and update, when necessary, THECB Workforce Education
   Inventory for degrees and certificates in all technical program
   - Assure compliance and including of general education courses to
   technical degree plans, following the THECB *Lower Division Academic
   Course Guide Manual* inventory and student learning outcomes
   - Coordinate strategic planning and budgeting for Technical Programs
   Division entities
   - Prepare an annual budget recommendation to the Perkins Basic Grant
   Project Director and participate as needed in the development of the
   Perkins annual plan
   - Review requests and make appropriate recommendations regarding student
   applications to receive college credit for Tech-Prep and articulated high
   school courses
   - Support the Director of Inmate Education in developing workforce
   education programs and credentialing at prison sites
   - Gather and disseminate labor market and skills standards information
   - Mediate student and instructor grievances

·         Serve on campus committees and collaborate with the other
administrators in a team environment

·         Act as member of the administrative team in creating and
maintaining an open, collaborative, and inclusive environment focused on
student learning and student success.

·         Work effectively with colleagues and students of various cultural
(including traditional, non-traditional and international students) and
socio-economic backgrounds.

·         Other duties as assigned.

*Knowledge, Skills and Abilities*

   1. Verbal and written communication skills.

2.      Organizational and interpersonal skills.

   1. Time management skills.
   2. Ethical and professional behavior.
   3. Computer literate.

6.      Ability to work a flexible schedule that may include evenings and
weekends for meetings and community events. This is a 40 hour per week

*Physical Demands*

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must
be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of
this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.

*Work Environment*

1.      The work environment characteristics described here are
representative of those an employee encounters while performing the
essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job,
work is normally performed in a typical office environment with moderate
noise. Occasionally, work may be performed at industrial or business job
sites which may include an outdoor environment.

2.      Will involve some evening and weekend work. Some travel required.

*Required Qualifications*

1.      Master’s degree from a regionally-accredited institution. Minimum
of four or more years of experience preferably in higher education.;

2.      Demonstrated understanding of, and a commitment to, the two-year
college mission and purpose, teaching and learning, high academic
standards, and student success;

3.      Understanding of student development theory and programs, student
due process policies and procedures, and current issues and trends in
student affairs and student development;

4.      A background in instruction in post-secondary technical education
coupled with progressively responsible, full-time, administrative
experience in technical education;

5.      Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills;

6.      Sensitivity to and acceptance of diverse cultures and individuals;

7.      Committed to the development and implementation of innovative
delivery systems and enhanced teaching through advanced information and
instructional technologies;

8.      Knowledge of state and federal trends, issues, and regulations that
affect post-secondary education;

*9.      *Valid driver’s license and a vehicle to travel off campus as

*APPLICATION* *PROCEDURE*: Submit cover letter, resume, staff application,
and names, e-mails and telephone number of three (3) professional
references to the Human Resources Office; P.O. Box 310; Port Arthur, TX
77641-0310. Application forms may be completed and printed from the Lamar
State College - Port Arthur web site at http://www.lamarpa.edu

*CLOSING DATE:                  Open Until Filled*

         The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, requires that we
employ only U. S. Citizens and aliens authorized to work in the United
States.  New employees must present documents verifying identity and right
to accept employment.  Lamar State College - Port Arthur is an Affirmative
Action/Equal Employment Opportunity and all qualified applicants receive
equal consideration in the selection process.  We encourage applications
from members of traditionally underrepresented groups protected under Title
VII of the Civil Rights Act, Vietnam era veterans, and persons with
physical disabilities.

               With enrollment of approximately 3,000 students, Lamar State
College - Port Arthur is a comprehensive two-year state supported
institution offering freshman and sophomore level work in numerous academic
and technical-vocational fields.  The city of Port Arthur, located 90 miles
East of Houston, has its roots in oil refining, chemical production and
shipping.  More recently, the College is supporting efforts to diversify
the local economy and is playing a major training and education role in the
development of several major criminal justice facilities in Southeast

Member *The Texas State University SystemTM*

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