Dean of Workforce Technology
Mid-South Community College
Background: MSCC is an innovative institution with a proven record of creating an award-winning career pathway model that takes students from basic education through completion of baccalaureate degrees through partnerships with four-year institutions represented in our university center. Career pathways we have targeted relate directly to economic development in the Arkansas Delta and include manufacturing engineering, renewable energy, diesel technology, welding, machining, information technology and allied health. Mid-South is the recipient of three National Science Foundation grants in support of improved technical and STEM education and the recipient of a U.S. Department of Labor award which has supported the creation of the Arkansas Delta Training and Education Consortium (ADTEC), a partnership of five community colleges in eastern Arkansas which has garnered in excess of $50 million in external investment in the region in support of improved education and training.
The ADTEC Consortium and its career pathway model has received the U.S. Department of Labor 2008 Recognition of Excellence for Building a Regionally-Focused Workforce Development Strategy, the 2007 Southern Growth Policies Board Innovator of the Year Award, and—most recently—recognition in Employers, Low-Income Young Adults, and Postsecondary Credentials: A Practical Typology for Business, Education, and Community Leaders, published October 2009 with underwriting from the Gates Foundation and nomination as one of 10 Bellwether Finalists in the Workforce Development category.
Mid-South currently enrolls about 2,000 credit students a semester. Expansion projects planned for the next 12-18 months include an Allied Health facility, a $6 million ADTEC Biodiesel Center, and a 7,500 sq. ft. state-of- the-art welding lab.
Mid-South is located just 10 miles from metropolitan Memphis, Tenn., with great access to professional sports; cultural amenities such as the opera, symphony, and art museums; and all the recreational activities of hunting, fishing, and water sports.
Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in technical/vocational education or related field with doctorate preferred. At least 5 years prior experience building, implementing, and managing technical programs, preferably at a community or technical college, including supervising faculty, scheduling classes, ordering equipment, developing curriculum frameworks, assessing competencies, building business/industry partnerships, and managing grant programs. Experience writing successful grant projects is a plus. Must be competent with Microsoft Applications.
Responsibilities: The Dean of Workforce Technology reports to the Vice President for Learning and Instruction with administrative responsibility for the MSCC Technical Center (for high school students earning concurrent credit), for college credit and non-credit programs in diesel, manufacturing, machining, welding, renewable energy, and supply chain and logistics technologies as well as managing a number of related grant projects. The Dean also serves as the college’s liaison to the Arkansas Department of Career Education and to the ADTEC Consortium and works with business/industry personnel to develop college/industry partnerships that benefit both parties. Periodic travel to partner colleges and to conferences related to programmatic advancements is expected. Some weekend and evening hours are to be expected.
Salary: Commensurate with credential and experience. Review of applications will begin December 10, 2009 and continue until the position is filled.
Proposed Start Date: February 1, 2010
Application materials should include a letter of interest in the position, a curriculum vitae, a completed MSCC application for employment including three professional references who can attest to the candidate’s qualifications for this position, and copies of relevant college transcripts.
Resumes may not be used to replace information requested on the application form. For an application to be considered, all requested materials must be submitted simultaneously either by mail, email, fax, or personal delivery to:
Mid-South Community College
ATTN: Jackie Brubaker
2000 West Broadway
West Memphis, AR 72301-3829
(870) 733-6719 (FAX)
Please note that MSCC requires a criminal background check as part of the employment process.
Mid-South Community College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.