The Dean of Trades acts as the academic lead for specific programs across campuses and modalities with shared accountability for curriculum development, faculty readiness to deliver the curriculum, development and implementation of initiatives, continuous program review, planning, and general effectiveness and operation of the HVAC and Electrical programs.
The Dean provides support for all phases of application, implementation, and management of the programs Other key job accountabilities include participation in assessment at the program and course levels; convening program faculty; research and integration of best industry practices; and leading efforts to prepare discipline faculty to effectively deliver curriculum. Responsibilities include regularly convening program faculty for sharing practices and training; and supporting the program chairs in upholding academic and accreditation standards and policies.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides academic leadership for the HVAC and Electrical programs in areas of curriculum, faculty, and pursuit of continuous improvement, including new course development, curriculum assessment and course redevelopment
Leads faculty, program chairs, employers and industry experts in the development of new courses and curriculum redesign, including selection of instructional resources and development of assessments
Partners with program chairs to establishes laboratory and software standards to teach program competencies; assists with preparation of new laboratories and review of relevant software; and monitors campus adherence to standards
Partners with Academic deans to establish appropriate faculty credentials as required by accreditor and industry standards and for effective teaching of program competencies
Partners with Academic Deans to assure trades faculty are prepared to effectively deliver the approved curriculum for their programs
Mentors program chairs and faculty on academic technology and effective teaching pedagogy
Partners with Academic Deans to manages Program Review process and provides analysis to key stakeholders
Partners with Academic Deans to engages faculty and program chairs in assessment of student outcomes and performance as well as development of improvement initiatives
Assures student, faculty, program chair, and employer feedback relative to course quality is incorporated into course improvement planning
Assists campuses with new program rollout from proposal preparation to enrollment of students
Keeps current on national and state regulations and on changes in the industry that impact the program
Assists with preparation of program accreditation documents.
Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned
Complies with all Zenith Policies
HVAC faculty must also have EPA 608 Refrigerant Certifications type I and II, preferably universal, and EPA Refrigerant Certification R-410A.
Minimum of Five (5) years’ experience teaching in related area, 2 of which from a post-secondary institution
Minimum two years of supervisory or academic leadership experience
Minimum two years professional/practitioner experience
Associate’s Degree or Apprenticeship License required (Bachelor’s Degree preferred)
Experience delivering instruction in a learning management system required
Experience using academic technology (simulations, adaptive learning tools, integration of micro learning elements into presentations, etc.) highly preferred
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES
Competency in MS Office (Excel Power Point, Word, and Outlook)
Displays and promotes high standards of ethical conduct and behaviors consistent with organizational and government standards
Ability to consistently carry out job responsibilities.
Ability to work independently and coordinate with peers
Ability to be a self-starter, problem solver, and integrate critical thinking skills
Ability to clearly and effectively convey information to individuals or groups. This includes the ability to choose the appropriate method or methods of communication
Demonstrates the ability to analyze, identify and solve problems while using sound judgment. Able to implement solutions to address business issues. Knows who to involve and takes appropriate action
Ability to anticipate, understand and manage customer expectations and consistent delivery of services. Clearly and effectively conveys information
Located in Minneapolis, MN