Dean of Business, Information Technology and Workforce Development - San Juan College in Farmington New Mexico

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San Juan College

Farmington, New Mexico

United States


Detailed Job Description

This position is responsible for directing the operations and programs for the School of Business and Information Technology and the Quality Center for Business at San Juan College.


San Juan College is committed to serving the needs of our students through a process of continuous quality improvement. We uphold and affirm the following iCARE values:

• Innovation
• Collaboration
• Accountability
• Respect
• Excellence

Duties & Responsibilities


• Provides professional leadership and supervision in recruiting, developing and evaluating full-time faculty (including department chairs and directors), part time faculty, and staff; recommends department chair or program coordinator appointments; serves on or appoints members of faculty hiring committees; determines, approves and monitors faculty workload and release time.

• Coordinates the development and review of curriculum and assessment plans; recommends changes in courses and programs; directs program development and quality improvement processes; identifies and implements appropriate initiatives based on assessment data and community needs; provides direction, oversight, and approval to changes of syllabi, courses, and program proposals and to revisions in degree plans.

• Oversees the development of the annual schedule of course offerings; makes decisions regarding course cancellations.

• Leads the development of educational services to support local economic development initiatives by collaborating with area economic development agencies to develop workforce development strategies. Program development will include both credit and non-credit course offerings.
• Manages profit-centered operations that maximize facilities and technological resources to support sales effort
• Ensures the viability and integrity of workforce training programs by working collaboratively with the business and industry partners, workforce development advisory committees, and governmental agencies
• Negotiates contracts, memorandums of understanding, and agreement with College clients to develop and implement program initiatives and partnerships; facilitates the completion of grant applications
• Develops and implements coordinated outreach, marketing and public relations processes and plan for workforce development
• Builds collaborative relationships and partnerships to increase stakeholder awareness and increase opportunities for revenue generation and equipment donations
• Coordinates with Institutional Research and Grants Development actively participating in grant writing and management expanding opportunities for the community and School
• Lead the Workforce Training division through profitable innovative programming, customer service and top notch industry-expert instructors

• Reviews and approves student petitions to graduate.

• Manages budgets and reviews requests for expenditures; develops annual plans and reports in support of the budgeting process; approves travel and other expenditures.

• Coordinates with other academic schools to meet institutional and instructional goals and objectives.

• Mediates and resolve faculty, staff and student conflicts.

• Participates in college accreditation projects and committee.

• Performs related duties.


• Knowledge of higher education administration.

• Knowledge of curriculum development principles.

• Knowledge of personnel principles and practices.

• Knowledge of long-range strategic planning.

• Knowledge of current trends in higher education.

• Knowledge of budget preparation and management principles.

• Knowledge of accreditation standards and processes.

• Skill in the delegation of responsibility and authority.

• Skill in decision making and problem solving.

• Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public.

• Skill in oral and written communication.

• Skill in the preparation of a variety of reports.

• Skill in working effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.


The Vice President for Learning assigns work in terms of school goals and objectives. The supervisor reviews work through conferences, reports, revenue generation, courses offered, and observation of school activities.

The position also has a reporting line to the President for strategic workforce development initiatives and related grant coordination.


Guidelines include accreditation requirements, New Mexico Higher Education Department rules and regulations, the staff and faculty handbooks, and college and program policies and procedures. These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application.


• The work consists of varied duties in directing the academic functions of an assigned school and the workforce development functions at the Quality Center for Business of San Juan College. The variety of tasks to be managed contributes to the complexity of the position.


• Contacts are typically with co-workers, other college personnel, faculty, staff, students, representatives of accrediting agencies, business and industry partners, governmental agency representatives and members of the general public.

• Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, to resolve problems, to provide services, to negotiate or justify matters, or to motivate or influence persons.


• The work is typically performed sitting at a desk or table or while standing or walking. The employee uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity.

• The work is typically performed in an office.


This position has direct supervision over assigned personnel.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS • A Master’s degree in one of the disciplines taught in the School, or in a closely related educational field is required. Ph.D./Terminal Degree is highly desired. Three to five years of experience as a department chair, lead instructor, or closely related supervisory/leadership role within education or 3 to 5 years management experience in business or industry is required. • Must demonstrate experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the subunits in the division/department in order to direct and coordinate work within the division/department.

Starting Salary


Keyword Phrases

  • School of Business & Information Technology
  • Innovative, Dynamic Learning College
  • Community College
  • Business Deans
  • Computer and Information Technology Executives
Employment Type:Higher Education Executives
Degree Required: See Job Description
Experience: See Job Description
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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