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Dean of Workforce and Economic Development

Shelton State Community College
Job Location:
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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Please note: Applications and/or resumes submitted only through are insufficient to meet the application requirements for consideration for this position. You will not be considered for this position unless you fulfill all application requirements. Application requirements can be found below and on the official job posting at the following website:

Position closing date: All application packets must be received by the Office of Human Resources of Shelton State Community College by 5:00 p.m. on June 23, 2021, or if mailed, must be postmarked by said date.

Position: Dean of Workforce and Economic Development

Position Summary: The Dean of Workforce and Economic Development is the chief technical instructional officer of the College and is responsible for the overall operation of the Workforce and Economic Development Division. This includes Technical Services, Adult Education, Corporate Programs, the Child Development Program. Training for Business and Industry, and community engagement initiatives relating to workforce. The Dean must work in collaboration with members of the College Leadership Team and other college leaders. The Dean is responsible for the maintenance, improvement, quality, and design of technical instruction, for creating and implementing the College’s technical instructional plan, for advising on budget matters concerning all functions of technical instruction, adult education, child development program, and workforce development initiatives, and for supervising all personnel within the units above.

Salary Range: $91,457-126,303 based upon the Alabama Community College System and Shelton State Community College Salary Schedule B to be determined by the applicant’s education and years of applicable experience. Applicant acknowledges that if selected for the position that applicant’s placement on the applicable salary schedule will be dependent upon the verified information provided by the applicant in accordance with the applicable work experience verification requirements stated in the official job posting.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate effective leadership and advanced communication skills
  • Supervise the technical instructional unit, the adult education program, corporate programs, and workforce development initiatives consistent with the mission, vision, goals, and objectives of the College
  • Serve as the College’s liaison for workforce and economic development initiatives
  • Plan and evaluate the technical instructional units, the adult education program, the child development program, corporate programs, and Training for Business and Industry initiatives of the College
  • Identify alternative technical instructional delivery systems/strategies including the creative use of time, technology, college facilities, eLearning courses, and other methods of distance learning
  • Serve as the College’s representative for managing the Carl Perkins budget and all reports associated with Perkins funds
  • Demonstrate an effective level of technological knowledge, skills, and abilities to identify and evaluate the instructional technology needs of the College
  • Demonstrate a high level of creativity and flexibility when serving the varied educational needs of the service area and region
  • Continually recruit qualified instructional personnel and staff
  • Develop and adopt best practices relating to the delivery of instruction as a recruiting tool to be used by personnel in the division of Workforce and Economic Development
  • Assist the Dean of Instruction in developing a viable dual enrollment program with area high schools
  • Collaborate with business and industry representatives to determine the training needs of the workforce
  • Collaborate with economic development agencies in Alabama to address those needs of business and industry
  • Direct the daily operations of training and employment programs including the planning, scheduling, and communication of plans for customized training activities
  • Collaborate with the College’s Director of Grants to implement grants and contracts that fund workforce education programs
  • Collaborate with organizations, associations, and councils to design and implement regionally-focused strategic workforce initiatives
  • Building consensus around strategic initiatives and operational processes that are aligned with the College and Alabama Community College System Workforce Division
  • Design and deliver presentations and informational talks for meetings publicizing the versatility of customized training programs


  • Promote academic integrity and create an effective teaching and learning environment
  • Participate as appropriate and/or represent the College in/with professional associations and accrediting agencies
  • Seek out and participate in leadership and professional development activities
  • Ensure the College meets all program viability requirements and program standards of the Alabama Community College System
  • Provide leadership which ensures that the faculty and staff of the technical instructional division of the College utilize appropriate up-to-date instructional technology


  • Ensure and facilitate the appropriate, orderly, and timely flow of information to and from the technical instructional units and workforce development initiatives of the College and the President and other members of the administrative staff
  • Maintain effective communication among all technical instructional units and workforce development initiatives of the College, other educational institutions, business and industry, and the community at large as appropriate
  • Initiate, maintain, and assure teamwork among all College units through communication of technical instructional priorities


  • Ensure that technical instructional units and workforce development initiatives participate actively and creatively in the planning process of the College, preparing and implementing an effective annual plan that supports the mission, vision, goals, and objectives of the College

Instructional Programs

  • Develop and evaluate technical instructional curriculum, programs, and services that meet community needs
  • Ensure that institutional effectiveness efforts (including program review) are implemented and integrated into the technical instructional unit of the College
  • Coordinate assessment of faculty, technical instructional programs, and student learning
  • Facilitate effective technical instructional processes and procedures that foster student success


  • Formulate and implement an annual budget that supports the vision, mission, goals, and objectives of the College, and the related goals and operational needs of technical instructional units and all workforce development initiatives
  • Supervise the expenditure of funds from the annual budget for technical instructional units and workforce development initiatives

Working Relationships

  • Facilitate, support, and foster team activities and teamwork within the technical instructional units and workforce development initiatives
  • Represent the technical instructional division and workforce development initiatives of the College with the President and other administrators and staff
  • Maintain liaison and a positive working relationship with the President and other principal administrators
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with other administrative colleagues, faculty members, and staff


  • Provide leadership in strategic instructional planning and to prepare institutional reports as requested by internal and external sources
  • Ensure compliance with accreditation requirements of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and the policies, procedures, and guidelines of the Alabama Community College System Board of Trustees
  • Select, mentor, and evaluate technical faculty, technical instructional staff, and administrative personnel
  • Assure compliance with state, regional, and federal statutes and guidelines for degree, certificate, and program requirements
  • Recommend for approval faculty contracts and faculty professional growth plans
  • Review and validate teaching credentials of faculty to determine qualifications for hiring
  • Collaborate with the appropriate personnel to assign classrooms, instructional space, and office work areas
  • Make recommendations to the President on hiring, of full- and part-time faculty and on disciplinary actions
  • Make recommendations to the President on the appointment of faculty to committees of the College and the Alabama Community College System
  • Allocate resources including, but not limited to, classrooms and equipment designated for instructional use
  • Responsible for the portion of the College catalog pertaining to technical instructional units, adult education, the child development program, and workforce development initiatives of the College
  • Approve the selection of textbooks and other technical instructional material
  • Share institution-wide responsibility with the Dean of Instruction for the annual preparation of the Instructional Handbook for both full-time and part-time faculty
  • Share institution-wide responsibility with the Dean of Instruction for developing and implementing an effective orientation program for faculty, both full-time and part-time faculty
  • Comply with policies of the Alabama Community College System Board of Trustees and the College
  • Serve on College committees as required
  • Participate in professional development, compliance, performance excellence, and training activities as required
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Administrative experience in technical instructional program planning, implementation, and evaluation; fiscal management and budget development
  • Teaching experience at the college level
  • Successful experience in accreditation and/or managing continuous compliance with accreditation guidelines and standards
  • Experience in technical education and workforce development

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctorate Degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Five (5) years of experience working in a community college environment
  • Experience in Adult Education programs at the college level
  • Experience in Child Development programs at the college level
  • Experience with Banner of similar ERP software
  • Certification in Economic Development
  • Experience with eLearning

Application Procedures:

Shelton State Community College employment announcements and applications are available at or by contacting the Office of Human Resources at 205.391.2272 or hr @ The submission of a complete packet by the deadline is the sole responsibility of the applicant. No previous application files will be transferred for consideration of this position. No copies will be given of the application information submitted. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements to work in the U.S. at the time of appointment and must travel at their own expense.

Application Requirements:

  • A completed application packet consists of the following:
  • A cover letter of application specifically detailing and relating the applicant’s education, and experience to the qualifications, duties, and responsibilities of the position.
  • A hand signed Shelton State Community College employment application. Failure to hand sign the employment application will remove the applicant from consideration. 
  • A current resume.
  • Copies of postsecondary transcript(s) identifying the applicant, institution, and verifying degree(s) earned that demonstrate that the applicant meets the minimum educational requirements for the position. If employed, official transcripts must be received in the Office of Human Resources prior to the employment start date.

Application materials may be mailed, emailed, or hand delivered to the following:

Office of Human Resources

Room 3605

Shelton State Community College

9500 Old Greensboro Road

Box 238

Tuscaloosa, AL 35405

No faxed applications will be accepted. If you have questions, please call 205-391-2272.


Meeting Minimum Requirements: If the requirements for a position list work experience in a field or area the Applicant must provide written verification(s) of their applicable work experience in order to be hired for the position. Such written verification(s) of work experience must demonstrate that the applicant meets the minimum work experience requirement. Applicants who do not produce this information as indicated will be ineligible for hire and subject to having any offer of employment withdrawn.

Salary Calculation: For all positions on all Salary Schedules, the salary amount for the selected applicant is determined by step placement on the applicable schedule. Step placement is dependent upon the following: (a) all work experience in public education in Alabama and (b) all other work experience outside of public education in Alabama that, in the sole judgment of the College, directly relates to the requirements of the position. The applicant selected for the position must provide written verification(s) of this work experience within the time provided herein if such experience is to be considered in determining their initial step place on the Salary Schedule.

Format for Work Experience Verifications: Work experience verifications should be in the form of verification letters from employers and must include complete employment dates, job title(s), job duties, and an indication whether such employment was full-time or part-time, and if part-time, the average number of hours worked each week. The letters should be on official letterhead and contain an authorized personnel signature. The College’s official employment verification form is also acceptable and is available upon request. If an employment verification cannot be obtained due to a legitimate reason, for purposes of meeting minimum requirements an applicant may submit copies of other trustworthy documentation such as appointment letters, contracts, pay stubs, or W-2 forms documenting the term of employment. However, such documentation is generally insufficient for salary calculation purposes if job duties are not self-evident in the documentation.

Deadline for Producing Work Experience Verification:  With limited exception, work experience verification documentation must be produced prior to any official offer of employment. Work experience verification from a current employer may, upon request, be delayed until an official offer of employment. Any offer of employment at a salary step greater than zero (0), or made without prior verification of any required work experience, is contingent upon production of this documentation by the applicant within ten (10) days of the offer. 

It is the applicant’s sole responsibility to provide this verification of work experience. The College is not responsible for any cost associated with such verifications.

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