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Dean, College to Careers (Transportation, Distribution and Logistics)

Position Deleted on 2/03/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Chicago, IL
Executive - Deans - Other
Application Due:
Full Time
Location: Olive Harvey College
Employee Type: Full Time Staff
Department: College to Careers
Union Status: Non-Bargained For
Hours: 40 hours per week: Availability to work some evenings and weekends.
Salary: $89,500 - $105,300
Closing Date: Thursday, January 31, 2013

The City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) District 508, is the largest community college system in Illinois and one of the largest in the nation, with 5,800 faculty and staff serving 120,000 students at seven campuses and thirteen satellite sites city-wide. The City Colleges of Chicago is currently in the midst of a collaborative effort to review and revise CCC programs and practices to ensure students leave CCC college-ready, career-ready and prepared to pursue their life's goals.

CCC includes seven colleges: Richard J. Daley College, Kennedy-King College, Malcolm X College, Olive-Harvey College, Harry S Truman College, Harold Washington College and Wilbur Wright College. The system also oversees: the Washburne Culinary Institute, the French Pastry School, two restaurants, five Child Development Centers, the Center for Distance learning, the Workforce Institute, the public broadcast station WYCC-TV Channel 20 and radio station WKKC-FM 89.3FM.

To provide leadership and direction to the campus College to Careers (C2C) Transportation, Distribution and Logistics Cluster and all of its staff activities including: credit and non-credit courses, both on- and off-campus; short-term workshops and seminars; economic development; and community services. Candidate should possess expertise in the Transportation, Distribution and Logistics area which will assist the candidate with their overall responsibility to ensure students graduating from the College to Careers TDL Cluster are prepared to pursue career goals in the Transportation, Distribution and Logistics industries.

Assists the President in planning, organizing, and directing the operation, staffing, and budgeting needs of the College to Careers TDL Cluster in support of the following goals:
  • Increasing the number of students who earn college credit credentials of economic value;
  • Increasing the rate of transfer to bachelor's degree programs following CCC graduation;
  • Drastically improving outcomes for students requiring remediation; and
  • Increasing the number and share of ABE/GED/ESL students who advance to and succeed in college-level courses.
Works with campus and District Office administration, serving on committees as necessary to plan and execute the over-all philosophy and goals of the College to Careers Cluster. Responsible for oversight of and accountable for meeting recruitment, retention, and graduation targets of students in the College to Careers Cluster, as well as other C2C targets as defined by CCC administration. Responsible for development of new courses, workshops and certificate programs for College to Careers Cluster based on enrollment data analysis, market trends and community assessment. Writes proposals for federal, state or private funding that meet the assessed needs of the College community.

Manages the department and its overall operations through direct supervision of key staff and provides necessary guidance of staff to ensure proper operation of programs. Plans and conducts staff meetings and training activities for division staff, including instructional staff and off-campus site coordinators to keep staff informed and to improve program operations. Promotes staff development based on regular written student evaluations, supervisory evaluation, and performance monitoring. Develops and monitors annual department budgets based on history of expenditures, predicted enrollment and revenue, and current allocations.

Plans and supervises the scheduling of all College to Careers TDL Cluster courses and other activities. Coordinates the typesetting, printing and distribution of schedules and other printed material to the community. Represents the College to Careers TDL Cluster and its programs to achieve visibility through planning and coordinating groups and committees within the College service area. Prepares written communication; correspondence, reports, enrollment documents, budgets, marketing information, department policy and procedures, time lines, activity checklists, etc. Reviews and analyzes enrollment data, communicate results and plan strategies through written reports.

Other reports and duties as assigned by supervisor.

All CCC employees are required to adhere to CCC Customer Service Excellence standards.

Master's Degree in Education, Business/Public Administration, Workforce or related degree; or an equivalent combination of training and experience is required.

Experience working in any aspect of Transportation, Distribution or Logistics is required.

Excellent ability to work with the private sector, governmental agencies, and community and civic organizations. Minimum of three years of experience working with business and industry in workforce development related activities. Five years in planning and providing training and technical assistance to groups and individuals. Demonstrated supervisory and management skills a must. Must work well with employees at all levels of the organization, in addition to students and other customers. Proven experience in managing and directing a diversified work staff. Must be able to handle all situations with tact, persuasiveness, and diplomacy.

Excellent writing and verbal communication skills necessary. Must be able to effectively represent the college and district, at various meetings. Must be able to write grants and other reports clearly and accurately. Ability to work with students from diverse communities, many using English as a second language. Previous budget development experience preferred. Must be self-directed and innovative, able to assess current operations in an effort to improve the future goals of the college. Must be able to meet deadlines in a timely manner. Ability to operate computers and use software applications. Experience in writing successful grant proposals. Knowledge of student management programs a plus.

Special Requirements:
Availability to work some evenings and weekends. In and out of District travel may be required.

How to Apply

Position will be posted until filled.

For consideration, all interested candidates, including current CCC employees, must submit a resume and a cover letter in MS Word or PDF format. Submit by electronic mail only to the below email address, type the position title that you are applying for in the Subject heading and indicate Full Time or Part Time position:

HR Administrator

Chicago residency is required for all full-time employees within 6 months of hire. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Vacancies may be pending budget approval.

Due to the high volume of resumes that we receive, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in CCC!
City Colleges of Chicago is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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