Director/Associate Dean, Advanced Manufacturing

  • Salt Lake Community College
  • Salt Lake City, UT, USA
  • Oct 04, 2023
Full time Education: (i.e. Schools/Colleges of Education)

Job Description


Director/Associate Dean, Advanced Manufacturing

Salt Lake Community College

Position Title: Director/Associate Dean, Advanced Manufacturing

Open Internally or Externally: External

If faculty, tenure track status:

Reports to (title): Dean, SLTC, Technical & Professional Spec

Department: School of Applied Tech & Technical Spec-2N4

Requisition Number: 24078

Position Type: New position

Job Category: Administrative

FT/PT: Full-time

Initial Work Location:

Starting Salary: $92,342.80

Job Open Date: 08/23/2023

Job Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Priority Review Date: 09/15/2023

Job Summary: Salt Lake Community College values and endorses strong and effective academic leadership and first tier academic leadership. Director/Associat Deans (ADs) are the foundation for strong and effective academic leadership as well as workforce and industry partners. This document is intended to establish the role, scope, and duties of the Director/AD at SLCC and explain related personnel matters and procedures. These procedures encompass and replace all previous Director/AD procedures, but do not supersede Board of Regent’s policy and procedures.Salt Lake Community College’s Director/ADs are primarily responsible for shaping a division’s success, growth, and future. They have a direct influence over the professional growth and development of individual faculty and students. The work and effort of effective Director/ADs transcends routine management tasks. Director/ADs must clarify, communicate, and implement the department’s vision, mission, guiding principles, goals, and expectations.Acting as the primary spokesperson for assigned faculty and students, Director/ADs work with the College administration, peer institutions, the community, and prospective students in the critical areas of curriculum development, recruitment, and retention. They must proactively facilitate professional teamwork among faculty members in order to achieve the desired vision and mission as the best skills, knowledge, and attitudes of faculty are implemented in a collective effort to achieve that end. Because of the impact of their leadership, Director/ADs must be carefully selected, trained, and mentored as they accomplish this crucial role.More specifically, the Director/Associate Dean, Advanced Manufacturing will provide leadership, management and motivation for Division personnel; supervise and coordinate Division processes and procedures to ensure high-quality education and training for Salt Lake Community College students. Serve as a member of the administrative team.Instructional programs, operations and centers currently in the Division for which the Director/AD is responsible include:Building all Salt Lake Tech programs including: Advanced Manufacturing and related programs, Machining, Electronics, Drafting, Composites, Injection Molding and related technical education programs.Work with a variety of industry groups, Program Advisory Committees, and organizations to assist in meeting the training needs of industry.Work collaboratively with other Schools within the College as education pathways for students are developed internally.Stay current with State and Federal apprenticeship guidelines and requirements as applicable to the related industries.Develop and coordinate student pathways from non-credit to credit instruction programs.Create and manage articulation agreements with trades programming within the institution and with post-secondary educational partners.Establish program schedules and modalities that support industry partners, employers and students.Recruit and hire faculty and staff to support the related programs in accordance with all Salt Lake Community College policies.Coordinate facilities and schedule program courses and activities.Provide resources and support to faculty, including manage department budget.Provide relevant reports to both internal and external constituencies.Assist with SkillsUSA competition.Perform other duties and project as assigned.Personnel Status of Director/ADs: Serving as leaders for faculty in their teaching and service roles, Director/ADs are full-time administrators who may retain aspects of faculty status and roles.A. Director/ADs are at-will and serve at the pleasure of the College president. B. DirectorADs are full-time administrators with personnel assumptions and procedures consistent withAppointment of Director/ADs:A. Director/ADs are appointed as Administrators without a prescribed term of office or rotation.B. In appointing Director/ADs, all provisions of College policy, Chapter 2, Section 2.02, paragraph V, Personnel Hiring, will apply and serve as a minimum standard. SLCC shall first consider internal applicants. The position will be posted for not more than 10 working days. The search committee makes a recommendation to the Dean and the Dean in turn makes a recommendation to the Provost that either (a) an internal applicant be appointed to the position, or (b) a full external search be conducted. The external search will be conducted in accordance with the regular College hiring process. As with any external search, all SLCC employees, including those from within the department, may apply.C. Director/ADs will be subject to performance review as outlined within College policy.D. Unless budgetary conditions preclude it, whenever a Director/AD is selected from among the faculty members in a division or department, the College will hire a replacement faculty to fill the resulting vacancy.E. SLCC will establish a common entry salary level for Director/ADs, and all beginning Director/ADs will be paid that annual amount. No other factors will be included in any formula to set the Director/ADs’ initial salary level. In subsequent years, the Director/ADs’ salary will be subject to annual salary procedures or other adjustments, as per College policy.F. Director/ADs follow College procedures for sick and vacation leave and other benefits provided for administrative employees.G. Director/ADs’ duty hours and duty days are those of exempt administrative employees (a forty-hour work week, typically 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and a twelve-month duty calendar) and Director/ADs receive the administrative approved holidays, not the student’s or faculty’s holidays.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties: Leadership:
Leadership of department includes personnel, technical education programs, instructional facilities, managing budgets, employer engagement, and community outreach.
1. Provide leadership, support and supervision for department or division faculty and staff.
2. Coordinate department or division faculty and staff in endeavors to achieve the College’s
mission and strategic plan.
3. Help the department or division faculty to establish an appropriate vision and appropriate
goals that have a clear tie to the College’s mission and coordinate efforts to achieve those

Academic Programs:
1. Assist the Dean in developing new and modifying existing programs to promote student
learning outcomes and program effectiveness. This may involve activities such as the
following: Collecting and utilizing survey data and student interest data; developing
program grant proposals; developing program budgets and cost data; determining
program impact; preparing and coordinating articulation agreements; implementing
Concurrent Enrollment processes; coordinating transfer information; coordinating
utilization of facilities.
2. Initiate, plan, and oversee implementation of all academic offerings in the division or
department, with appropriate involvement of assigned faculty and staff, the Dean, and
College planning bodies. Whenever appropriate, utilize and report the advice of Program
Advisory Committees (PACs) and provide staff support for PACs.
3. Along with Deans, take a leading role in academic program quality and assessment of
student learning outcomes. Serve on the school AD Council, Curriculum Committee and
other committees as assigned. Assist with department and College-wide evaluations for
agencies such as the Board of Regents, the Northwest Association of Colleges and
Universities, and provide leadership for disciplinary and/or professional accreditation.
4. Ensure inter-department/inter-division coordination and cooperation, communicating
effectively with the Dean, the department members, and other members of the College
5. Meet with department or division members on a regular basis to ensure coordination,
communication, and dissemination of information.
6. Ensure that the class schedule meets student needs while at the same time being fiscally
responsible and efficient. Participate in College-wide scheduling processes in a timely
manner, meeting all established deadlines. Coordinate with regional directors in
scheduling classes at the College’s various sites. When classes must be canceled,
coordinate with affected students, the Scheduling Office, and facilities administrators.
7. Support the exploration, scheduling, improvement, and use of learning modalities and
delivery methods, including flexibly scheduled learning, distance learning, and classroom
8. Ensure that the College catalog is accurate, well written and current. Assist in the
preparation of all relevant College documents including the class schedule, brochures,
9. Maintain an inventory of current course syllabi, and monitor the development of new and
revised syllabi.

1. Ensure that College personnel policy and procedure is appropriately applied to personnel
matters within the department or division.
2. Coordinate and approve compensation within guidelines in the Faculty Handbook,
Academic Freedom, Professional Responsibility and Tenure Policy, and other policies
and procedures established by the College.
3. Utilize College policy and procedure to resolve faculty and staff grievances, concerns,
and problems.
4. Coordinate and evaluate the professional activities of all members of their division or
department, to include providing guidance to faculty regarding professional growth,
evaluation, and tenure. Participate in the tenure process as described in policy. Assist the
Office of Human Resources and Faculty Development Office in coordinating and
facilitating necessary faculty records.
5. Consult with faculty members and the Dean regarding faculty recruitment, appointments,
promotion, sabbatical leave, faculty retention, and other personnel matters, adhering to all
appropriate policies and procedures.
6. Hire, orient, and train, supervise and (if needed) discipline adjunct instructors and
coordinate with assigned faculty and other College offices in their administration. Help
adjunct instructors to develop pedagogic skills and collegiality within the department.
7. In collaboration with the Dean and Provost, verify and manage the assignment of the fulltime
faculty teaching assignments in compliance with established procedures and
8. Provide for the management and supervision of assigned support staff and facilitate
support for faculty teaching and service activities.
9. Appoint appropriate task forces and work groups within the department or division.
10. Schedule and coordinate work-study students, lab coordinators, readers, graders, and
aides where applicable.

1. Monitor department inventory, supplies and capital equipment.
2. Prepare and maintain a department or division budget.
3. Coordinate the informed budget process among department or division members and
initiate budget requests with their justifications.
4. Maintain fiscal control of department budgets, ensuring that department funds be used in
accordance with all College policy and state statute.

Students & Teaching:
1. Serve as liaison for the department or division, especially for students. This requires that
the Directors office is covered such that faculty, students and staff will find the Directors office
attended and open for business during regular business hours.
2. Coordinate with Student Services and department or division members to provide
appropriate advisement and consultation for students in department and division
3. Coordinate with student Services and faculty members to recruit students to department
or division programs.
4. Participate in admission processes for selective programs and help adjudicate student
grievances as described in the Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and serve as a
liaison for students and adjunct faculty members.
5. Promote successful student transfer and/or job placement and/or cooperative education
6. Coordinate with Student Services in the administration of financial aid and scholarships.

As leaders of faculty, it is important that Directors have appropriate familiarity with the faculty roles and duties within the department. Depending on the needs of the department or division, Directors are permitted to teach one class per term. Deans are responsible to insure that Director teaching schedules do not detract from their primary administrative duties in accordance with:
1. SLCC Policies and Procedures 3.03 (Conflict of Interest, External Employment and Consultation) III.B.1:
All personnel of the College holding full-time salaried positions shall give full services to the work of the College during scheduled work periods.
2. SLCC Policies and Procedures 3.03 (Conflict of Interest) IV.A.3:
Other College Employment. No e3mployee should be paid twice for performing the same service…
Therefore, all Director teaching requests require prior consultation with and approval from the appropriate Dean. Deans are required to sign Director overload teaching contracts. Additionally, Deans must document their approval in a signed memo to the Provost for Academic Affairs with cc to the Director. If a Director overload assignment occurs during normal Director duty hours (per section ‘Appointment of Directors,’ Part G) the memo must also specify a plan for the Director to make up any full-time work effort, which will be supplanted by the overload teaching assignment. Compensation for teaching will be at the overload rate.

College, School of Technical & Professional and Salt Lake Tech, and department strategic planning, equity and diversity work to increase student access & success.

Other duties as assigned.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties Continued:

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s Degree; or Bachelor’s Degree and 5-7 years experience in management and/or related field.

Five (5) years combined experience in leading and developing workforce education programs, creation and management of multiple budgets, establishing articulation agreements, engaging industry partners, teaching adults, and curriculum design and development.
Experience with productive participation in processes such as scheduling, program review, department test preparation and administration, curriculum development, student issues or other administrative tasks.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in Technical Education or industry.Experience in competency-based education or skills training.Professional experience within one or more of the programs under this position.Substantial experience in curriculum design and development.Three years teaching experience serving as a full-time faculty member.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: 1. Innovative, collaborative and flexible management style.2. Ability to work in a team setting.3. Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills.4. Ability to address faculty, staff, and student issues in a positive manner at the department or division level and in collaboration with other college departments, divisions, and administrators.5. Ability to meet deadlines.6. Integrity and high ethical standards, and an ability to engender trust.7. Excellent computer skills.8. Ability to lead, direct, and manage departmental personnel, making appropriate decisions.9. Ability to manage the department or division in compliance with College policies, procedures, guidelines, and direction.10. Commitment to keep the College accessible to a diverse urban population and ability to promote cultural, economic, and ethnic diversity11. Demonstrated ability to organize, participate and lead teams of people of diverse backgrounds to accomplish goals.12. Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of diverse people, ability, culture, ethnic background, to maintain good working relationships across the College.13. Ability to work with all groups in a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic background of community college students, faculty and staff, including those with disabilities.14. Knowledge of adult learning theory and applied instruction.15. Demonstrated experience and/or ability in leading and developing workforce education programs.16. Demonstrated experience and/or ability with creation and management of multiple budgets.17. Demonstrated experience and/or ability in establishing articulation agreements.18. Demonstrated experience and/or ability in successfully engaging industry partners.19. Demonstrated experience and/or ability in teaching adults.20. Demonstrated experience and/or ability in curriculum design and development.21. Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of diverse people, ability, culture, ethnic background, to maintain good working relationships across the College.22. Ability to work with all groups in a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic background of community college students, faculty and staff, including those with disabilities.

Non-Essential Responsibilities and Duties:

Special Instructions: Full consideration will be given to applicants who apply on or before the priority review date indicated above.More information about Salt Lake Community College benefits:

SLCC Highlights: Salt Lake Community College is Utah’s largest open-access college with the most diverse student body in the state. We proudly educate 45,000+ students pursuing degrees in 100+ programs across 8 areas of study, and Utah’s fastest growing industries and four-year baccalaureate programs consistently welcome SLCC graduates. Every SLCC employee has a hand in transforming students’ lives to strengthen its surrounding communities. SLCC employees work at 11 locations across the valley and capital city of Salt Lake with easy access to the beautiful Wasatch Mountains, world-class outdoor recreation, sporting events, museums, history, and arts and entertainment.Salt Lake Community College seeks and values contributions from each community member and welcomes new and diverse perspectives. A respectful work environment is its top priority; academic excellence and lasting transformation come about when diverse voices can speak and collaborate freely. As an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution, SLCC leads the state with the highest enrollment of students from the Latinx/a/o community. SLCC is committed to serving diverse students and being a model for inclusive and transformative education.

FLSA: Exempt

SLCC Information: Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) is fully committed to policies of equal employment and nondiscrimination. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, religion, protected veteran status, expression of political or personal beliefs outside of the workplace, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.In addition to URS, SLCC offers several other retirement account options.This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check.

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