City Colleges of Chicago Associate Dean of Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering in Chicago, Illinois



  • Daley College is looking for a qualified candidate for the Associate Dean of Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering position. Reporting to the Dean of College to Careers (C2C), the Associate Dean of Manufacturing and Engineering provides academic leadership, development, and management oversight of credit and career and technical education (CTE) non-credit programs offered through the Manufacturing Technology Department at City Colleges of Chicago’s (CCC) Richard J. Daley Campus.

  • The Associate Dean of Manufacturing and Engineering works with the Dean in providing leadership, vision, and strategic planning for the effective management of the AAS degree program in Manufacturing Technology and CTE instructional program providing certification(s) in advanced manufacturing. The position also assists in managing the college’s non-credit Continuing Education (CE) program offering courses in professional development and personal enrichment.

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    • Provides leadership in the ongoing development of an innovative and current curriculum in the Manufacturing Technology program (AAS) and CTE courses in Advanced Manufacturing to prepare students for transfer and career opportunities.
    • Works in tandem with the Dean and faculty to effectively manage, conduct, and evaluate credit/transfer and CTE courses and initiatives with a focus on teaching excellence, student learning and success, assessment of outcomes, and continuous improvement of programs.
    • Assists the Dean in managing the day to day operations of CTE programs in Advanced Technology including electrical construction technology; computer numeric control (CNC) machining, operations, and/or technician; factory automation; and industrial welding.
    • Supports the Director of Community Education Programs accountable for developing, organizing, and implementing a comprehensive CE program offering professional and personal development non-credit courses that are responsive to current and emerging community and workforce needs and interests, and that align with the college’s mission and goals.
    • Oversees the Career Planning and Placement program, managing staff accountable for providing students with services in the areas of career and academic planning, career readiness, and job placement services.
    • Works with the Director of Career Planning and Placement to create and maintain partnerships with industry and business organizations to identify, develop, and secure internships, work- place learning, and employment opportunities.
    • Administrates and manages apprenticeships and internships across programs, providing administrative support to practicum programming and capstone courses required for the completion of various credit and CTE programs.
    • Maintains day-to-day relationships with industry and business partners, working collaboratively to assess CTE programs, identify emerging skills and hiring trends, and to procure new internship opportunities.
    • Identifies and recommends staffing needs to the Dean. Interviews and recommends the selection of part-time faculty; participated on committees for the selection and hiring of FT faculty.
    • Within guidelines set by Board/Union Collective Bargaining Agreements, evaluates full-time and part-time faculty to ensure continuity of quality classroom instruction in both the credit and continuing education environment.
    • Provides for an effective two-way channel of communication between the College administration and faculty to ensure the integrity of the educational programs, the currency of the offerings, and the innovation of appropriate new technologies within the department.
    • Pursues and follows through with issues of concern and assists in resolving problems, including but not limited to student or faculty complaints, and follows appropriate procedures for their resolution.
    • In support of the Dean, works closely with Department Chairpersons to maintain academic and logistical operations including course scheduling, faculty assignment, and ordering of textbooks.
    • Collaborates with college administrators in the development, monitoring, and management of budgets and the allocation of resources for the Manufacturing Technology Department.
    • Participates in the institutional accreditation process and accreditation processes for individual credit and CTE programs as directed.
    • Provides leadership in identifying outside funding opportunities and in the writing of proposals to seek grants and external funding for specific projects and program initiatives in collaboration with the District Office.
    • Works with the Office of Research in planning for the collection and assessment of data to evaluate departmental programs and courses, create improvement plans, and recommend new curricular offerings.
    • Represents the college to community organizations and agencies and participates on district-wide committees.
    • Serves as weekend and/or evening administrator for the College.
    • Performs related duties as required.
    • A Master’s degree with a major in one of the instructional areas within the Manufacturing Technology field, Engineering, Manufacturing Systems, Product Innovation and Computing; OR a Master’s in Business Administration with a Bachelor’s degree in one of the above areas.
    • Five years of work experience as a college administrator, program chair, faculty member, or related program management experience.
    • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of planning, program development, evaluation, and budgeting, preferably in a community college setting.
    • Working knowledge of Six Sigma and lean manufacturing practices.
    • Experience working in a unionized, higher education setting preferred.
    • Experience working with manufacturing equipment such as CNC, robotics, maintenance technology, electrical and /or electronic equipment highly desirable.
    • Experience with 3D CAD, PLC, and Materials Requirement Planning Software.
    • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); familiarity with Customer Relationship Management) CRM systems.
  • WE OFFER: Excellent health and welfare benefit package and long-term savings and investment programs including 403(b) & 457(b) Investment Plans and a pension plan with the State University Retirement System (SURS) Plan. Generous vacation, holiday, personal and sick days, and tuition reimbursement. For a more detailed overview of benefits, please visit the benefits page of our website.

  • *Chicago residency is required for all full-time employees within 6 months of hire. *

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  • We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

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  • Thank you for your interest in City Colleges of Chicago

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Job: Administration/Management

Primary Location: Daley College

Job Posting: Aug 10, 2018, 10:00:35 AM

Req ID: DAL0000882

Employee Type: Full Time

Union Code: N/A