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Director, Manufacturing, Engineering, Trades, & Transportation (METT)

Des Moines Area Community College
Job Location:
Ankeny, 50023
Curriculum Design

Job Summary

Plan, develop, and direct the development and operation of the district-wide motorcycle, moped programs, CDL, and statewide CDL third-party testing and related Commercial Driver License training. Coordinate the credit for prior learning (CPL) for career & technical education areas, apprenticeship to credit agreements, and project management of program initiatives. Supervise and implement Industry and Technology grants and contracts. Direct and supervise the development of curriculum in accordance with established industry, regulatory, and college requirements. Supervise the development of curriculum in accordance with established industry, regulatory, and college requirements.

Essential Functions

  • Supervise curriculum revisions and updates to reflect current industry, college, industry organizations, and DOT standards and regulations. Problem solve to develop customized training to meet local industry and government agencies’ needs. Identifies and directs opportunities for DMACC to grow and expand in related fields. Creates direction and plans to implement. Assist with curriculum development, program evaluation, course assessment, and other Industry & Technology credit academic projects. Collaborate with business and industry to implement apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship agreements. Direct district-wide grants and programming initiatives that affect Industry & Technology students and programs in cooperation with Deans, directors, coordinators, faculty, and staff. Serve as a liaison between administrators, departmental staff, and college departments. Resolve complaints. Mentor students; provide industry and job placement information with respect to regulatory concerns.
  • Direct and evaluate the motorcycle and moped program in cooperation with campuses/centers, Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF), Iowa DOT, and the Industry & Technology department. Recommend, implement, and administer program policies, procedures, and standards to ensure quality programs. Lead the motorcycle advisory committee and related activities involving all internal and external constituents. Direct all activities associated with CDL testing including staffing, evaluation, and compliance with DOT and FMSCA guidelines. Sets DMACC direction using DOT and FMSCA guidelines and principles.
  • Develop, implement, and administer budget including fleet maintenance, equipment purchases, and capital equipment upgrades; monitor and plan; supervise completion of program reports required by the Iowa DOT and other governmental or grant agencies. Problem-solving needs with resource availability. Develop marketing to promote programs and recruitment. Foster cooperative relationships with industry, funding agencies, local school districts, community colleges, government agencies, faculty, and staff. Direct maintenance program to include scheduling; purchasing equipment, tools, and supplies; and coordination with third-party maintenance organizations. Liaison with private carrier recruiting departments for school-sponsored recruiting activities.
  • Supervise regular staff and up to 75 temporary staff in Industry & Technology. Recommend personnel actions related to hiring, compensation, performance evaluations, training, leaves, discipline, grievances, work schedules, and assignments. Administer personnel and related policies and procedures per the collective bargaining agreements and the EEO/AA plan. Direct staff development activities emphasizing best practices and principles of effective intervention. Approve personnel and payroll documents, review attendance records, and leave usage. Approve process work orders, purchase orders, expense reports, and requests for pay.
  • Supervise the maintenance program including scheduling, purchasing spare parts, and supplies, and coordination with third-party maintenance organizations and the DMACC Diesel program.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and five years of experience in a postsecondary or secondary institution as an educational advisor, counselor, instructor, program supervisor/administrator or related field


  • Associate's degree and seven years of experience in a postsecondary or secondary institution as an educational advisor, counselor, instructor, program supervisor/administrator or related field.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the comprehensive community college philosophy.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, manage, coordinate, and supervise a broad and diverse range of activities and people.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and manage time.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain a professional working relationship with a wide variety of individuals coming from diverse backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of current software applications.

Desired Qualifications

  • Supervisory, managerial, and training experience.
  • Experience with government agencies and regulations.
  • Oversight experience with federal, state, and local grants.
  • Commercial driver training curriculum development experience.
  • Managerial or training experience of commercial drivers or driver development areas.
  • Experience with US DOT requirements with regard to drug and alcohol testing, driver qualifications, vehicle safety requirements, and other DOT regulations.
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