Dean of Career Education

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  • Job Number:523653
  • Classification:Dean (Academic)
  • Grade:Senior Administrator
  • Work type:Officer/Senior Administrator, On Campus
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Southeast
  • School/Business unit:UAS School of Career Education
  • Location:Juneau
  • Categories: Executive/Director/Management, Education/Instructional

Position Summary:

The University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) seeks a dynamic collaborative leader to serve as the Dean of the School of Career Education (SoCE) located in downtown Juneau at the Technical Education Center (TEC). The SoCE serves approximately 500 students per semester, seeking associate degrees, undergraduate certificates, occupational endorsements, and workforce credentials in Law Enforcement, Applied Fisheries, Health Sciences, Construction Technology, Power Technology, Welding, Mining and Maritime. The Dean is the lead academic officer, supervising faculty and staff, and day-to-day operations on the Juneau campus. The Dean reports to the UAS Provost and is part of the university’s regional leadership team working with campus directors in Ketchikan and Sitka to implement academic and workforce development programs that adhere to accreditation standards and support UAS’ regional mission. The Dean manages the TEC budget, including grant funding, and ensures accountability in management of TEC resources. The Dean is responsible for developing and maintaining active industry, governmental, and community partnerships that support and enhance the mission of the SoCE and UAS. The Dean also works collaboratively with other UA community campuses and Career Education schools within the University of Alaska system.


10%Coordinate Mine Training: Serve as primary coordinator for the mine training program in the SoCE, liaison with UA MAPTS personnel to schedule training and instructors for regularly scheduled monthly training. Coordinate with industry partners to schedule advisory meetings. Organize, schedule, and host training for industry partners as requested. This includes attending meetings related to mine training programs and partnership with state government, industry, and other MAUs.Essential
40%Technical Education Center: Supervise the faculty and staff at the Technical Education Center (TEC) in a manner that is consistent with applicable collective bargaining agreements and with Board of Regents policy and university regulations. Supervise e.g., recruit, select, mentor, schedule, and evaluate staff and faculty. Ensure faculty and staff adhere to performance standards. Ensure that UA and UAS policies and procedures, including risk management and collective bargaining agreements, are followed. Recommend to the Provost faculty selection, retention, promotion, and the granting of tenure via the UAS faculty evaluation process. Supports and promotes faculty development. Oversees the course sequence and semester by semester proposed course offering of TEC courses. Manage the fiscal affairs of the TEC including developing the annual budget, including grant funding, and ensure fiscal accountability management of TEC resources. Approves purchase orders, travel, and development expenses.Essential
50%Leadership of UAS School of Career Education: Provides School leadership and coordination in support of career, technical and emerging workforce programs and services. The Dean works collaboratively with UAS campus directors, who supervise SoCE faculty and staff on their campuses, to implement academic and workforce development programs that adhere to accreditation standards and support UAS’ regional mission. Responsible for developing and maintaining active industry, governmental, and community partnerships that support and enhance the mission of the SoCE and UAS. Works with established partnerships with regional trade associations, economic development agencies, business/industry to identify emerging skills and hiring trends. Works collaboratively with relevant programs and faculty to develop new partnerships and linkages with business, industry, and community to establish internship opportunities. Develops and maintains Juneau campus based partnerships include Hecla, Coeur, Goldbelt, SERRC, SEARHC, DOL DVR, JSD, and more. With the input of industry partners and campus directors, supports and promotes curriculum development by faculty to respond to student and community needs. Provides leadership in identifying outside funding opportunities for current CTE and new program offerings. Coordinates the development or preparation of grant applications for local, state, and federal funding. Assists in the promotion and marketing of the School's image and instructional programs. Serves on University-wide (system level and UAS level) relevant to the enrollment management, strategic planning, assessment, budget development and management, program review and program advisory groups, and others as required.Essential
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: - A thorough understanding of career and technical education curriculum development, planning and effective teaching methods. Ability to guide the planning, implementation and accurate evaluation of instructional activities (e.g. programs, courses, and projects).

- Experience working with persons from diverse backgrounds such as sexual orientation, racial, ethnic, religious, linguistic, gender, age, socio-economic, physical and learning abilities, and a commitment to an inclusive and equitable working / learning environment.

- Administrative leadership experience managing budgets and supervising personnel in higher education; or experience in an industry setting related to the School of Career Education programs, or a combination of both.

- Ability to communicate both formally and informally with a wide range of contacts both inside and outside of the university, including faculty, staff, administrators, industry representatives, and community agencies.
Typical Experience:
- Demonstrated work experience within a technical field

- A combined five (5) years of teaching and / or administrative experience at the post-secondary level, with at least three (3) years of teaching experience.

- Record of having worked collaboratively in shared governance organizations and with faculty, staff and students.

- Experience in developing new and innovative programs

- Experience with enrollment and retention strategies

- Demonstrated experience researching, writing, implementation, and management of grants
Required Education or Training:

Bachelor’s degree and five years of relevant experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience. Master’s degree and experience in higher education setting preferred.

Salary Information:

This is a full-time, 12-month, exempt staff position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. Salary will be based on education and experience. 

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please include a resume, cover letter, unofficial transcripts and the names and contact information for three (3) professional references.

Review of applications will begin on Monday, February 20, 2023. To ensure consideration, please apply by 11:55 PM Alaska Time on Sunday, Sunday, February 19, 2023. The position will remain open until filled.

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.  Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.


This position is designated as an officer of the university or senior administrator at the discretion of the president.



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If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Janna Machalek, UAS HR Coordinator, at or (907) 796 - 6273.





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