Associate Dean of Education and College and Career Preparation

Exempt, D2

Organizational Relationship

Reports to the Dean of Arts and Sciences


Little Colorado Campus, Winslow, AZ

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in adult or developmental education, or a related field.
  • Five (5) years adult or developmental teaching experience.
  • One (1) year work experience in academic administration OR an equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge and skills.


  1. Develops, modifies and evaluates courses and programs for elementary education, adult education, and college and career preparation. Reviews and approves all course proposals and revisions to course outlines for submission to the Vice President for Learning and Student Services and the Instructional Council.  Coordinates program review activities and utilizes institutional and market data for planning and assessing need for new projects and staff.  Reviews textbooks for courses and coordinates with instructional deans and administrators to provide a comprehensive program of instruction. Participates in state articulation task forces.
  2. Leads the department in assessing student academic achievement activities.  Assists faculty to develop course placement standards, measurable performance objectives, and evaluation standards for expected program outcomes.
  3. Initiates the recruiting process for fulltime faculty and staff.  Determines the qualifications of prospective faculty and staff.  Supervises and evaluates faculty and staff within the department.  Monitors faculty with professional development plans on file, student evaluations of faculty and discusses resulting goals and objectives for improvement. Participates in probationary reviews of faculty and staff.  Facilitates faculty orientation.
  4. Responds to community and state needs for student services.  Negotiates memorandums of understanding, facilities agreements and other partnerships.  Facilitates a community advisory group and organizes focus groups in response to specific issues.
  5. Participates on college committees and represents the department at college events.
  6. Facilitates all scheduling for the department with full time instructors and special sites coordinators.  Schedules classes, placement and writing center activities; develops faculty and staff teaching and work assignments; assesses needs for additional faculty and staff.  Assists with registration including developing and providing related training for staff.
  7. Develops, proposes, and monitors the budget for projects within the department. Approves timesheets, requisitions, and payments for invoices. Reviews and approves expenditures to maintain department services.
  8. Assists with the development of specialized facilities for programs and projects within the department.
  9. Assists the Business office, Records office, and Human Resources office in contacting and working with faculty to assure that grades, certification, contracts, and other departmental matters are properly processed on a timely basis.
  10. Writes and monitors grants.  Ensures compliance with the processes and requirements of the ABE, and other grants by communicating with colleagues, grantors and state and national peers.  Attends and leads related meetings within the College and state groups.
  11. Performs other duties as assigned.

Skills Required

  • Knowledge of practices in the administration of community college instructional programs and related support activities.
  • Knowledge of curriculum and program development and evaluation.
  • Knowledge of learning assessment practices and techniques.
  • Knowledge of elementary, adult, and developmental education curriculum, practices and systems.
  • Knowledge of current computer applications and resources including word processing, spreadsheets, data bases and Internet.
  • Knowledge of grant administration techniques, budget preparation and expenditure control.
  • Knowledge of personnel management and supervisory principles and practices.
  • Skill in developing and evaluating curriculum and programs.
  • Skill in assessing student learning and teacher effectiveness.
  • Skill in using technology, including word processing, spreadsheets, data bases and on-line resources.
  • Skill in supervising and evaluating faculty and staff.
  • Skill in establishing effective community partnerships and working relationships both internally and externally.
  • Skill in selecting, organizing, and evaluating staff performance.

Required License/ Certification

Valid Arizona driver's license and current Arizona Department of Education certification in Adult Education


Initial salary range of $63,315 to $88,642 depending on education and experience.

Closing Date

January 13, 2017

Position Availability

July 1, 2017

Application Information:
  • Forward a cover letter (which outlines how you meet the qualifications listed above)
  • Résumé including dates of employment
  • Copies of transcripts with Degree(s) posted
  • A list of five current professional references with contact information including phone numbers.
You may submit your application two ways:
  • By postal mail to:
ATTN: Human Resources Department
Northland Pioneer College                                                                                    Job application button
PO Box 610

Holbrook, AZ 86025-0610
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Northland Pioneer College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, marital status, gender, age or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its educational programs or activities. District grievance procedures will be followed for compliance with Title IX and Section 504 requirements. The Affirmative Action Compliance Officer is the Director of Human Resources, 2251 E. Navajo Blvd., Holbrook, AZ 86025, (928) 524-7471. The Section 504 Compliance Officer is the Coordinator of Disability Resources and Access, 1001 W. Deuce of Clubs, Show Low, AZ 85901, (800) 266-7845. The lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in vocational education programs.

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