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Associate Dean, Advanced Manufacturing Programs
Austin Community College District

Date Posted Mar. 28, 2022
Title Associate Dean, Advanced Manufacturing Programs
University Austin Community College District
Austin, TX, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Dean
    Associate/Assistant Dean
  • Administration - Academic Unit
    Administration - Academic Unit

Austin Community College is a public two-year institution that serves a diverse population of approximately 41,000 credit students each Fall and Spring semester.  We embrace our identity as a community college as reflected in our mission statement.  We promote student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training, including appropriate applied baccalaureate degrees, in our service area.
As a community college committed to our mission, we seek to recruit and retain a workforce that:

  • Reflects the diversity of our community
  • Values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching
  • Is attracted by the college mission to promote equitable access to educational opportunities
  • Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to facilitate success for under-represented populations
  • Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with others
  • Engages with the community both within and outside of ACC

*Commitment to Equity and Inclusion*_

ACC is committed to the ongoing systemic changes needed to ensure the increased recruitment, inclusion, retention, and completion of historically underserved and under represented populations. Through continual strategic community engagement and professional development of administrators, faculty, staff, and students, the college demonstrates its dedication to fostering a culture and climate for equitable outcomes.

As an open access and low-cost institution, ACC is proud to serve a diverse student body. Dedicated faculty members are excellent professors who help students achieve their educational goals and are sensitive to the diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds of our students. In 2017 our faculty adopted a Statement of ACC Faculty Values. This Statement affirms that ACC’s faculty members value collaboration, service, agency, scholarship, inclusion, and teaching, all of which attest to our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion at the heart of our mission.

Job Posting Title:
Associate Dean, Advanced Manufacturing Programs

Job Description Summary:
To provide academic leadership, management, and assistance with the overall coordination of activities to be performed in DMCAT, credit, and non-credit Manufacturing programs.

Job Description:

Description of Duties and Tasks

  • Effectively engages all stakeholders, assists the Dean in the development and implementation of a comprehensive and integrative strategic plan for all related Manufacturing programs in alignment with the college strategic plan. 
  • Addresses student, faculty, and staff concerns pertaining to instructional issues.
  • Assists the Dean with schedule development, and with planning and implementing college-wide activities.
  • Maintains daily operations and committee assignments in the Dean’s absence.
  • Coordinates activities for the college’s manufacturing programs, maintains records and generates reports, and develops/implements policies and procedures in consultation with the Dean and senior leadership.
  • Collaborates with a diverse group of external stakeholders to establish contracts and affiliation agreements for manufacturing programs, continuing education manufacturing programs, and other divisional programs.
  • Assists department chairs and non-credit program managers with the development of industry partnerships and new program implementation.
  • Participates on college-wide committees as assigned representing the department/division.
  • Ensures successful delivery of services and oversight of the Advanced Manufacturing High School Academy, the IMPACT Lab Manufacturing Incubator, PTECH/High School programs, manufacturing grants including skills development funding, apprenticeship programs, internships, non-credit programs including corporate training, and the Bachelor degree in Manufacturing Engineering Technology.
  • Coordinates manufacturing-related events, open houses, commitment ceremonies, and completion ceremonies for all related programs such as the high school Advanced Manufacturing Academy, PTECH’s, and the BAT degree program.
  • Assists with ongoing special projects.
  • Supervises the assigned manufacturing program area faculty and staff.
  • Supports the Dean in having a regular administrative physical presence at RVS, HLC, and RRC to provide support.
  • Explores and supports increased inter-professional collaboration between ACC Manufacturing programs and outside educational institutions.
  • Oversees ongoing processes that evaluate policies and procedures related to the DMCAT division and ensure alignment with college policies and accreditation standards (where applicable).
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

*Knowledge *

  • Working knowledge of the pedagogy of manufacturing programs with a sound understanding of the industry context in which the programs serve.
  • Demonstrated ability to support scholarship.
  • Interpersonal and relationship-building capabilities including the ability to foster teamwork, and facilitate collaborative working relationships, mediation, and consensus-building skills.
  • Knowledge of academic/workforce program requirements.


  • Ability to make informed decisions grounded in EQ with a variety of circumstances and contexts.
  • Ability to undertake leadership and management responsibilities demonstrating exemplary servant leadership skills including resiliency and adaptability.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, work under pressure, and be self-directed.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage change and drive innovations from conception to evaluation.
  • Excellent oral, written, and digital communication skills.
  • Values the multi-cultural assets of students, faculty, and staff.
  • Ability to effectively supervise and direct support professional instructional staff.
  • Ability to work effectively with others in an academic and industrial environment.
  • Ability to maintain an established work schedule which may include some evenings and weekends.
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to communicate with tact and diplomacy.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality with student and employee information.

Technology Skills

  • MS Office Suite and related software programs.
  • Course management systems, i.e. Blackboard.
  • Workday or other enterprise systems.
  • Standard digital communication resources, i.e. email, calendars, social media.

Required Experience

  • Three years of related work experience including one year supervisory experience.
  • Completion of the ACC Supervisor Certificate Series Program will satisfy the supervisory experience required for this position.

Preferred Work Experience

  • Five years of teaching experience in a post-secondary institution in a related program, and 3-5 years demonstrated leadership experience in a post-secondary or industry-related position.

Required Education

  • Master’s degree.

*Preferred Education *

  • Master’s degree in a related field from a regionally accredited institution.

Special Requirements

  • Valid Texas Driver’s License and reliable transportation needed for local Austin area travel.

Physical Requirements

  • Work is performed in a standard office or similar environment.
  • Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, pushing, and pulling.
  • Occasional lifting of objects up to 10 pounds.


  • Work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe working conditions and behavior. Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

Reports to Department Chair, Advanced Manufacturing Programs

Number of Openings:

Job Posting Close Date:
April 8, 2022

*ACC Benefits Overview*_
Full-time faculty and staffing table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the college are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.

ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty and Administrators Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by federal law.

*EEO Statement*_
The Austin Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, political affiliation or other protected categories.

*Clery Act*_
As required by the US Department of Education, employees are required to report violations under the Title IX and, under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), select individuals are required to report crimes. If this position is identified as a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified, trained, and provided resources for reporting.

The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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