Chair of Academic Programs in Workforce and Community Development

  • Tohono O'odham Community College
  • Sells, Arizona
  • May 06, 2020
Full time Education General Business Management Research

Job Description

Job Title:         Chair of Academic Programs in Workforce and Community Development

Reports To:     Dean of Sustainability

Status:             Full-time / Regular / Salary

Salary:             $60,349, DOE - Competitive

SUMMARY: The Chair provides leadership and is responsible for the overall managerment of the Workforce and Community Development (WCD) Academic department. Responsibilities may include developing and evaluating academic programs and offerings for workforce development; developing and reviewing curriculum, courses, syllabi, and schedules; managing department budgets. The Chair will support the T-So:son (Our Core Values) including T-Wohocudadag - Our Beliefs, T-Apedag - Our Well-Being, T-Pi:k Elida - Our Deepest Respect and I-We:mta - Working Together. 


  • Manages and participates in directing programs in the WCD area, including: planning and developing curricular programs, coordinating, administering, and evaluating programs for accreditation purposes, developing projects, processes, and procedures as needed;
  • Mentors instructors and determine professional development opportunities;
  • Applies and enforces federal and state policies in workforce and education;
  • Recruits faculty and students; advises faculty, and staff on a variety of issues related to WCD programmatic area;
  • Prepares, reviews, interprets, and analyzes a variety of complex and multi-faceted information, records, data, forms, schedules, calendars, and reports; writes and makes recommendations based on report findings;
  • Prepares and manages department and grants budgets, including writing reports as needed;    
  • Collaborates on grant development activities, write grant projects; prepares related grant reports and narratives;
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature or level as directed by the Dean for Sustainability.



Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Community College, Higher Education, Adult Education and Training, or related field and two years of experience in instruction and administration, preferably in a higher education setting, including experience in a supervisory position.
  • Or, bachelor's degree in a related field and five or more years of instructional experience in an academic, vocational or certification training environment, including three years of experience in administration, preferably in a higher education setting, and supervisory experience.


Additional Consideration May Be Given To Individuals with the Following Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in related field, one year of administration and instructional experience in higher education and supervisory experience.
  • Ability to speak and understand O’odham and/or Spanish.
  • Knowledge and understanding in the history and contemporary issues facing Native peoples.



  • Valid Arizona Driver’s license with no DUI's or major traffic offences within the past three years.
  • Must successfully pass a background check and finger print clearance.



  • Learning management principles, practices, and techniques;
  • Advanced principles and practices in assigned area of responsibility;
  • Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes for workforce and education;
  • Research methods;
  • Presentation principles and practices;
  • Policy and procedure development practices;
  • Budgeting principles;
  • Supervisory principles and practices.



  • Managing programs and making program-wide decisions;
  • Planning, coordinating, and implementing program components and activities;
  • Researching, analyzing, and applying relevant information to the development of departmental processes and programs;
  • Interpreting and applying applicable laws, rules, and regulations;
  • Ensuring compliance with applicable internal and/or external program requirements;
  • Preparing a variety of reports;
  • Monitoring and maintaining program budgets;
  • Monitoring and evaluating the work of lower level staff;
  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with subordinates, coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.