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Associate Dean of Science and Career & Technical Education

Apply now Tracking Code: 404041041-6361
Work Type: Full-time
Categories: Professional/Technical
Salary: $70,000-$73,352 annual gross

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

The Associate Dean of Science and Career & Technical Education (CTE) assists the Executive Dean by providing leadership in and management of division operations. The Associate Dean represents the division to the broader instructional environment, while conveying the policies of the College and implementing those policies within the division. The Associate Dean shall maintain commitment to quality instruction, the primary objective of the institution.

Reports To: Executive Dean

Minimum Qualifications

  • Completed a Master’s degree in the natural or physical sciences OR completed a Bachelor’s degree in a CTE field related to zookeeping, veterinary technology, or health and wellness education along with a minimum of 3 years of work experience in the discipline.
  • Three years of full-time or five years of part-time higher education teaching experience in the natural or physical sciences and/or in CTE fields related to zookeeping, veterinary technology, or health and wellness education.
  • Two years of successful administrative or leadership experience in higher education.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse population.

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

  • Four or more years of full-time teaching higher education teaching experience in the natural or physical sciences and/or in CTE fields related to zookeeping, veterinary technology, or health and wellness education.
  • Three or more years of successful supervisory administrative or supervisory leadership experience in a community college level environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively supervise and evaluate faculty.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability in position of increased duties and responsibilities.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with CTE instructional programs and practices, curriculum development, assessment, and accreditation.
  • Demonstrated experience with conflict resolution.
  • Demonstrated ability and resilience to embrace change in the ever-changing environment of higher education.
  • Ability to read, write, and speak fluent Spanish.

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 


  • Assist the Executive Dean in leading the evaluation, research and initiation of new programs.
  • Make recommendations to the Executive Dean on the retention, dismissal, or probationary status of faculty and staff according to prescribed policies and procedures, as assigned.
  • Actively encourage the use of emerging learning-centered processes by faculty members in division.
  • Supervise the recruiting, interviewing and hiring of appropriate regular and adjunct faculty, classified staff, APT and others within the division, as delegated by the Executive Dean.
  • Operationalize division advising processes.
  • Operationalize the activities of the division related to retention, marketing and recruiting, as appropriate.
  • Address and resolve student concerns, in accordance with college policy and procedure.
  • Evaluate faculty and staff and participate in classroom observation, as assigned.
  • Assist the Executive Dean in division strategic planning.
  • Develop division procedures and provide assistance to the division for Curriculum and Instructional Practices Committee, Perkins funding, Credentialing, Program Approvals, and Advisory Committees, as appropriate.

Curriculum and Instruction

  • Assist the Executive Dean in the coordination and implementation of faculty teaching assignments and workload, as delegated.
  • Develop, implement and assess a rigorous and relevant curriculum with department chairs, faculty and other stakeholders.
  • Supervise the division transfer and CTE programs in consultation with the Executive Dean.
  • Assess and implement an orientation program for new faculty, staff and others as assigned.
  • Assist the Executive Dean with ensuring ongoing professional development opportunities for faculty, staff and others, as assigned.
  • Assist the Executive Dean with enrollment management.
  • Assist the Executive Dean with ensuring the division curriculum meets the needs of students and aligns with college, state and national requirements and accrediting bodies, as appropriate.
  • Assist in preparing institutional, state, and national reports on a timely basis, as appropriate.
  • Assist the Executive Dean with the oversight of the alignment of curriculum to ensure students gain the competencies to succeed in transfer programs and career and technical areas.
  • Work with department chairs in transfer and articulation processes, as appropriate.

Community Service

  • Actively participate in committee work that promotes the goals of the division and the institution.
  • Actively participate in community activities and advisory boards.
  • Assist the Executive Dean, where appropriate, in building relationships with the division and community partners.


  • Assist the Executive Dean with the oversight of the development and management of the division budget, as assigned.
  • Assist the Executive Dean with the planning and management of the physical facilities assigned to the division.
  • Assist the Executive Dean in the development and management of agency contracts, as assigned.

General Duties, Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

  • Cultural competence and demonstrated evidence, understanding, and commitment to the concepts of diversity, multiculturalism, and their application in the workplace.
  • In addition to the specific duties and responsibilities included herein, Pikes Peak State College administrators are responsible for certain general duties and responsibilities listed in the Pikes Peak State College Policy Manual and the Pikes Peak State College Educational Procedures manual.
  • Additional duties as assigned by the Executive Dean.

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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