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Director of Technical Sciences Programs

University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College
Job Location:
North Little Rock, Arkansas
Other Executive

University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College (UA-PTC) is an integral part of the Arkansas Technical and Community College System maintained by the State of Arkansas. The college is governed by the University of Arkansas System Board of Trustees and advised by a seven-member Board of Visitors. The college derives its support largely from student tuition and fees and legislative appropriations.

UA-PTC is a comprehensive two-year college that offers associate degree and certificate programs for students who plan to transfer to four-year colleges and universities and/or for career preparation and advancement. Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying for the opening. To apply for the position, please click the Apply link/button.

Summary of Job Duties:

The Director of Technical Science Program supports students, faculty, and staff of the School of Technical and Professional Studies at UA-PTC. More specifically, the Director is responsible for the effective and efficient operations of a portion of the Technical Sciences Programs. The Director’s portfolio of responsibilities will include Manufacturing Systems Technology, General Technology, Automotive Technology, Collision Repair Technology, Construction Management Technology, Drafting and Design Technology, Applied Electronics Technology, HVAC, Machining, Welding, Tractors and Trailers, and Quality Assurance programs. The Director reports to the Dean of the School and will assist with implementing the Dean’s strategic vision for Technical Sciences. This individual, with direction from the Dean, will also consult with the Business and Industry Center at the Little Rock Airport in developing non-credit customized training and apprenticeships for industry.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide academic affairs leadership, guidance, and direction for current and new technical science programs; prior learning assessment; and non-credit-to-credit articulation
  • Provide program and course-level support for assessment of student learning
  • Lead all technical science program reviews and specialized accreditations
  • Participates in creating course schedules for each term including hiring full and part-time faculty
  • Engage technical science faculty to coordinate curriculum and degree plan updates
  • Engage industry experts to develop and maintain relationships with employer partners and host semi- annual advisory board meetings with industry partners for all programs or groups of programs
  • Participates in shared governance and encourages Technical Sciences Faculty to engage in shared governance system and processes
  • Participates in long-range planning and budgeting for the technical science programs
  • Review and monitor faculty credentials
  • Coordinate with administrative support personnel to monitor and update school web pages
  • Provides direction and support for delivery of high-quality special events, outreach projects, and activities including but not limited to recruiting events and job fairs
  • Serves on college committees as part of its shared governance system
  • Represents the School at state and regional meetings as required
  • Collaborates with K-12 career and technical directors to develop concurrent course/program MOUs
  • Serves as a member of the School of Technical and Professional Studies leadership team
  • Prepares and delivers reports as needed
  • Advocates for the college’s programs and services throughout the region
  • Travel required within Pulaski County: Main Campus, South Site, Airspace Technology Center, Business and Industry Center and others
  • Uses computer technology such as MS Office and other computer programs to facilitate communication, creating reports, and analyzing data
  • Performs miscellaneous and related responsibilities as required or assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have a master degree or a bachelor degree with industry certifications/significant experience in workforce development. The Technical Sciences Director must have excellent communication skills-written, verbal, and interpersonal; time management skills; strategic planning and implementation skills; and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Additionally, the candidate has previous work experience in an educational institution where academic advising, curriculum management, student success, and credit and non-credit programs are a priority. The Director will have the ability to utilize computer technology that enhances effectiveness and use data to inform decision making.

The candidate must have a valid driver’s license; be able to lift 20 pounds; bend at the waist; sit for extended periods of time; dexterity to operate a keyboard; hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and telephone and make presentations; vision sufficient to read various materials.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master degree in career/technical education, industrial psychology/development, engineering technology, or another related field. Three years of academic experience, such as teaching, advising, and/or recruitment/admissions, in a community college environment with one year of leadership experience. Successful experience developing and writing grants, workforce development applications, US Department of Labor applications, and/or Carl D. Perkins grants. Additionally, experience in developing teams and accomplishing strategic goals; building employment or job readiness programs; creating career pathways and industry certifications at the secondary or post-secondary level is preferred.

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