Dean of Workforce, Community Engagement, and Technical Education

$75,928 - $104,048 yearly
  • Lehigh Carbon Community College
  • 4525 Education Park Dr, Schnecksville, PA 18078
  • Sep 22, 2021
Full time Continuing, Distance & Online Education Deans & Directors Extension & Outreach Other Academic Administration & Affairs

Job Description


The Dean of Workforce, Community Engagement, and Technical Education is responsible for the administration of applied technical degree programs; employer engagement and business development; community education; and specialized programming.  Supervises select applied technical degree faculty, Amazon Project Director, Manufacturing Coordinator, Business Development Specialist, Community Education Coordinator- Job Training and support personnel. 

The dean builds partnerships across the college and within the community, spearheads college initiatives, promotes educational innovations, and establishes a credit schedule which promotes student completion. Reports to the VP for Academic Services and Student Development.

Salary is restricted to posted range and will not exceed the maximum of the range. Salary offers are non-negotiable and offers are determined and are based upon related work experience submitted on resume.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides effective leadership to the credit programs within this school including:  Applied Technical Studies; Construction Management and Construction Technology; Drafting and Design; Electrical Engineering Technology; Electrical Technology; Electronics Technology; Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration; Industrial Automation; Kitchen and Bath Design; Mechanical Engineering Technology; Mechanical Technology; Tool and Die Machinist Apprenticeship, Nanofabrication.
  • Provides effective leadership to the non-credit programs including Literacy, ESL, personal interest, Center for Pathways, Center for Leadership and Workforce Development, Center for Public Safety Leadership, Specialized Programming, Transportation Institute.
  • Supervises and evaluates select applied technical degree faculty, Amazon Project Director, Manufacturing Coordinator, Business Development Specialist, Community Education Coordinator- Job Training and support personnel.
  • Identifies and expands economic development opportunities targeting local, regional and international firms that strive to address community training needs.
  • Participates in local and state activities that promote economic development and provide assistance in th creation of high quality and innovative training.
  • Research, analyze and position the College to respond to community needs and the market for workforce education, training and consulting.
  • Provides effective leadership in developing comprehensive training programs and technology based learning while also implementing and evaluating programmatic outcomes.
  • Grows opportunities for students to participate in experiential learning such as pre-apprenticeships.
  • Ensures the division is in compliance with federal, state and local program regulations and guidelines.
  • Recruits, orients, supervises, and evaluates staff, program coordinators, director, and faculty.
  • Fosters faculty professional development, and recruiting/retaining/supporting excellent faculty.
  • Promotes faculty engagement using shared governance.
  • Responsible for scheduling and staffing of all credit courses in collaboration with the deans of other schools, online education, concurrent enrollment, and enrollment management.
  • Approves faculty class schedules.
  • Provides day-to-day support for faculty, addresses faculty concerns, and supports faculty innovations.
  • Responds to student issues and supports student initiatives.
  • Coordinates faculty professional development, particularly in pedagogy, grant writing, and interdisciplinary learning, with emphasis on continuous improvement of technical skills and curricular innovations.
  • Recommend, design, develop and implement procedures and initiatives endeavoring to promote success and continually improve the division’s programs.  
  • Prepare and administer the departmental budgets, develop programming which is profitable, and maintain a model which is self-sustaining outside of college operational funds.
  • Assure grants, contractual budgets and other funds are used appropriately within the guidelines of funding sources and the College’s policies and procedures.
  • Negotiate and approve grant, contract proposal and pricing for service provisions with client organizations.  
  • Negotiate and approve service delivery agreements made with instructor/consultants and companies working at the College as trainer/consultants ensuring programs and services meet planned objectives, on time, and within budget.
  • Manage contracts with third party providers such as CDL.
  • Serves as a member of President’s Cabinet and Acts as administrative liaison with committees and councils.
  • Responsible for providing assistance for accreditation reports including the Middle States.
  • Develop and maintain an operational manual.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the vice president.


Preferred and Required Qualifications



  • Master’s degree in a field related from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Foreign degrees – must provide a US equivalency report of your degree credentials with your transcript, if not, your resume will not be accepted.


  • Act 153 Clearances (Act 34 PA Criminal Background, Act 151 PA Child Abuse History, Act 114 FBI Clearance Fingerprinting)

      Work Experience

  • Five years administrative experience in education or training including experience at a managerial or supervisory level or equivalent experience.
  • Must possess a strong knowledge of the community and demonstrated community involvement. 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Must have strong experience in computer applications.
  • Must demonstrate experience in working with faculty to develop innovative programs, write grants, increase student success/retention, and fashion articulation agreements.
  • Must have well-developed leadership and interpersonal skills in addition to embracing diversity in the college community.
  • Must demonstrate analytical, communication, and organizational skills as demonstrated by an ability to use data lead change effectively.
  • Must possess a strong understanding of and commitment to the mission and philosophy of the comprehensive community college.
  • Must possess a high level of the following work skills and behaviors: teamwork/cooperation, initiative, customer service, and commitment to continuous professional growth in skills and knowledge.
  • Must possess a strong knowledge of the community and community involvement. 


  • Doctorate from a regionally accredited college of university.
  • Experience in collegiate teaching.
  • Experience working in a collective bargaining environment.
  • Bilingual (Spanish)

Application Details

LCCC Internal candidates: Must apply within 15 days of posting.   

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and unofficial transcript through our online application system at


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