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Human Resource Services

Associate Dean of Career and Technical Education

Apply now Tracking Code: 40064
Work Type: Full-time
Categories: Professional/Technical
Salary: $70,000 to $72,000 annual gross

Thirty percent of our student population at Pikes Peak Community College identify themselves as persons of color.  Pikes Peak Community College is looking for applicants who are culturally competent and can demonstrate evidence, understanding, and a commitment to the concepts of diversity, multiculturalism, and their application in the workplace.

Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC) is committed to serving the good of the community. We do this by educating people. We provide open access to higher education and a high quality learning environment in which students can realize new opportunities and gain critical, 21st century skills they need to succeed in the workforce or in further education. Teaching people how to work effectively with others, across boundaries, is central to our mission.

This begins with welcoming and valuing people for who they are and for the unique contributions each person adds to our campus. It also requires our faculty, staff and students to encounter, explore and understand a broad range of ideas and cultures. Our community college mission is inseparable from the ever-­increasing diversity in our society.

Diverse and inclusive learning and working environments promote a free and open exchange of ideas, improve critical thinking, civic engagement and leadership skills, and deepen empathy and respect for those unlike ourselves. Our campus is enriched by a variety of voices and experiences.

Attracting, hiring and retaining a highly engaged workforce that reflects and supports the diversity of our student body are of central importance to our work. Other essential factors are expanding and strengthening opportunities for students to learn and succeed through culturally responsive instruction and diversity-­infused course offerings. We ensure that diversity represents a process of continual learning and improvement by developing, cultivating and sustaining an organizational culture based on mutual respect, inquiry and civility. 

Please visit the College’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion site for additional information.


The associate dean of career and technical education (CTE) works under the direction of the division dean and assists the dean in providing leadership in and management of division operations. The associate dean represents the division to the broader instructional environment, while conveying the policies of the college and implementing those policies within the division. The associate dean maintains commitment to quality instruction; the primary objective of the institution.

The associate dean of CTE will be responsible for the following discipline areas: Automotive Collision Technology, Architectural Engineering/Construction Management, Automotive Service Technology, American Sign Language, Building and Construction Technology, Broadcasting and Electronic Media, Computer Aided Drafting, Diesel Power Mechanics, Electronics/Robotics/Automation, Heating, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration Technology, Interior Design, Interpreter Prep Program, Machining, Multimedia Graphic Design, Photography, and Welding.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Completed baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Teaching experience in higher education or adult education.
  • Two years of successful administrative or leadership experience.
  • Experience supervising faculty, instructors or staff in a work environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse population.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Completed master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Teaching experience in at least one technical studies program.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the community college mission.
  • Demonstrated success in the application of problem-solving skills to identify and resolve conflict.
  • Established, successful experience:
    • developing and managing CTE programs within a post-secondary educational setting.
    • building partnerships to connect educational programs with workforce needs of business and industry.
    • using data, surveys and college/community input to develop new or revise existing curriculum.
    • initiating and completing approval procedures for new or modified CTE programs at a local and state level.
    • Implementing strategic planning and decision-making to complete goals within established deadlines.
    • hiring, coaching, supervising and evaluating faculty and/or staff from diverse interdisciplinary programs.
    • developing and managing budgets.

Salary range is $70,000.00 to $72.000.00 annual gross.  For full consideration, all application materials must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 13, 2022.  Applications accepted until position is filled.  

Must be a State of Colorado resident or able to relocate to Colorado prior to first date of employment.  All work must be performed in the State of Colorado.

Application Instructions:  Application must be submitted online.  Incomplete applications may not receive full consideration.  A complete application will include:

  • Cover letter - Address the minimum and preferred qualifications in the order listed on the job announcement.
  • Resume - Reflect experience, education, knowledge, skills, and abilities.  
  • Unofficial Transcripts - Unofficial transcripts for all degrees conferred.  Official transcripts are required if hired for the position.  
  • Professional References - Provide names and contact information for three recent professional references who can address your expertise and background for this position.

This position may be eligible for a variety of employee benefits.  Pikes Peak Community College participates in the Colorado Public Employees' Retirement Association (PERA) contribution rates.

Note: Prior submission of application materials will not be considered.

Essential Functions 


  • Assist the dean in leading the evaluation, research and initiation of new programs.
  • Make recommendations to the dean on the retention, dismissal, or probationary status of faculty and staff according to prescribed policies and procedures, as assigned.
  • Actively encourage the use of emerging learning-centered processes by faculty members in division.
  • Supervise the recruiting and hiring of appropriate regular and adjunct faculty, classified staff, APT, and others within the division as delegated by the dean.
  • Operationalize division advising processes.
  • Operationalize the activities of the division related to retention, marketing, and recruiting, as appropriate.
  • Address and resolve student concerns, in accordance with college policy and procedure.
  • Evaluate faculty and staff and participate in classroom observation, as assigned.
  • Assist the dean in division strategic planning.
  • Serve as the CHTS Division representative on the Curriculum and Instructional Practices Committee, and manage CTE Perkins funding, faculty/instructor credentialing, program approvals, and advisory committees as appropriate.

Curriculum and Instruction 

  • Assist the dean in the coordination and implementation of faculty teaching assignments and workload, as delegated.
  • Develop, implement, and assess a rigorous and relevant curriculum with department chairs, faculty, and other stakeholders.
  • Supervise the division CTE programs in consultation with the dean.
  • Assess and implement an orientation program for new faculty, staff, and others as assigned.
  • Assist the dean with ensuring ongoing professional development opportunities for faculty, staff and others, as assigned.
  • Assist the dean with enrollment management.
  • Assist the dean with ensuring the division curriculum meets the needs of students and aligns with college, state, and national requirements and accrediting bodies, as appropriate.
  • Assist in preparing institutional, state, and national reports on a timely basis, as appropriate.
  • Assist the dean with the oversight of the alignment of curriculum to ensure students gain the competencies to succeed in transfer programs and career and technical areas.
  • Work with department chairs to facilitate concurrent enrollment and articulation processes, as appropriate.

Community and Service 

  • Actively participate in committee work that promotes the goals of the division and the institution.
  • Actively participate in community activities and advisory boards.
  • Assist the dean, where appropriate, in building relationships with the division and community partners.


  • Assist the dean with the oversight of the development and management of the division budget, as assigned.
  • Assist the dean with the planning and management of the physical facilities assigned to the division.
  • Assist the dean in the development and management of agency contracts and internship agreements, as assigned.
  • All other duties as assigned

General Duties, Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

  • Cultural competence and demonstrated evidence, understanding, and commitment to the concepts of diversity, multiculturalism, and their application in the workplace.
  • PPCC administrators are responsible for certain general duties and responsibilities listed in the PPCC policy and educational procedures manuals.
  • Proven ability to work both independently and as an effective team member.
  • Efficient and effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to vision, organize, manage, and assess programs and processes.

This job description reflects Pikes Peak Community College’s best effort to describe the essential duties and qualifications of the job.  It is not an exhaustive statement of all the duties, responsibilities or qualifications of the job.  This document is not intended to exclude an opportunity for modifications consistent with providing reasonable accommodation.   

EEO Statement: Pikes Peak Community College is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act institution.  We value diversity, strive for a more unified campus where all people are valued, treated fairly, and possess a sense of belonging.  Pikes Peak Community College encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

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