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Director of Culinary Arts & Hospitality Studies

Apply now Tracking Code: 404010815-1333
Work Type: Full-time
Categories: Administration
Salary: $75,000-$85,000

This is a NON-CLASSIFIED employment opportunity.  Visit the State of Colorado for Classified employment opportunities.   

The Director of the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Studies shall work under the direction of the Dean of Business, Technology & Public Service, and shall provide oversight of purchasing, receiving, department budgets, course scheduling, marketing, assistance and Culinary Arts Club oversight, community networking and trainings, advisory board, curriculum development, programmatic accreditations, and oversight of training facility and faculty and department employees. The Director shall maintain commitment to quality instruction, the primary objective of the institution. This leader will demonstrate a strong commitment to the value of diversity among students and staff, as well as sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of PPSC students.

Please note: This is a 12-month position.

The college offers the possibility for alternative work arrangements such as flexplace, remote work, or flextime scheduling upon completion of training and department needs.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field from a Higher Learning Commission accredited institution (culinary arts, hospitality, business, organizational management, etc.).
  • Seven years of hospitality and or culinary arts related experience.
  • Three years of teaching and online instruction experience at a postsecondary institution.
  • Experience of interdepartmental functions; including, purchasing, budgets, networking, community, and public relations.

Professional level experience is defined by the Colorado Division of Human Resources: A position that involves the exercise of discretion, analytical skill, judgment, personal accountability, and responsibility for creating, developing, integrating, applying, or sharing an organized body of knowledge.  Colorado revised statute (C.R.S. 24-50-135(1) allows colleges to exempt positions from the State Personnel Classified System that are determined to be professional level work.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a related field from a Higher Learning Commission accredited institution.
  • Four or more years of teaching at a postsecondary institution.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Curriculum development.
  • Experience in culinary arts, baking & pastry, management, & hotel operations. 

For full consideration, all application materials must be received by 4:00 p.m. on May 23, 2024.  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.

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 State College participates in the Colorado Public Employees' Retirement Association (PERA) contribution rates.

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

Essential Functions 

  • Oversee and manage duties relating to accreditation and development.
  • Purchasing, receiving, and budgeting.
  • Curriculum and program design to support programs and trainings.
  • Coordinating with community needs for apprenticeship and internship training activities.
  • Assist with competitions and student club activities.
  • Marketing and program information sessions.
  • Oversight, evaluate, and supervise Faculty and employees in both Culinary Arts and Hospitality.
  • Responsible for industry partnerships for graduate employment opportunities.
  • Coordination with Prior Learning Assessment.
  • Other duties as required or directed by the Division Dean.

General Duties, Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

  • Establish clear and logical goals and objectives.  
  • Responsible for the oversight of all equipment, training needs, and budgets.
  • Responsible for internal planning, administration and program development, and external relations with other program divisions, departments, agencies, and the general public.
  • Responsible for new and existing articulations.
  • Reporting to the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Advisory Board membership.
  • Review industry trends, identify employer needs, and program data reports.
  • Maintains program needs and communication.
  • Assist with CUA and HOS student advising when needed.

As part of the State of Colorado, PPSC offers a competitive benefits package:

This job description reflects Pikes Peak State 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 State 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 State College encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

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