Dean, School of Business and Industry

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  • Full Time
  • Casper

Website Casper College

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Casper College is seeking a dynamic individual with a passion for student success and demonstrated leadership skills to join an outstanding team of faculty, staff and administrators. This position oversees and coordinates the following academic departments and activities: Accounting, Autobody/Welding, Automotive Tech Technology, Diesel Power Technology, Aviation/ELAP (non-union), Renewable Energy, Business Administration, Economics, Hospitality Management/Marketing, Computer Security, Information Systems, Construction/Machine Tool, Drafting & Design, Electronics, Manufacturing, Robotics/ELAP (union), Process Technology.


The Dean of Business and Industry is responsible for providing school leadership in support of the college’s strategic vision, mission, and goals. This position establishes and maintains a positive teaching, learning, and working environment to serve faculty, staff, and students. The Dean provides instructional leadership and effective administration of assigned disciplines. This position promotes instructional goals and objectives conducive to student success. The Dean reports to the Vice President of Academic Affairs and supports the college administration.


The Dean of Business and Industry provides for the educational welfare of students and the professional needs of faculty and staff in the school. This position is responsible for overall school operations in accordance with federal/state laws and regulations, college policies and procedures, contractual agreements, accreditation standards, and college mission and goals. The Dean represents the School of Business and Industry to internal and external groups. The Dean is responsible for the comprehensive coordination and administration of assigned departments and programs within the school including: personnel matters, student interactions, supervision of faculty and staff; academic scheduling; facility planning; curriculum development, implementation, improvement, and assessment; mandatory reporting; budgeting and managing financial resources; selection and evaluation of faculty and staff; faculty advising; and strategic planning for the school.

Essential Duties

Academic Leadership

Present a positive image of the college and school while representing the college at various community and state events.
Model adaptability, teamwork, problem solving, and responsibility
Effectively communicate information, plans, and projects with all constituents
Develop consensus to attain school and institutional goals
Provide innovative leadership in the design and continuous improvement of the school’s academic departments, related programs, and services
Respect and encourage acceptance of diversity
Support a welcoming, supportive, and respectful environment
Commitment to the nature and role of Casper College’s open enrollment
Work with students, faculty, and staff to resolve issues and complaints
Maintain current knowledge of higher education topics and developments
Use feedback to improve the school’s operation
Assess school needs in relation to the college’s overall instructional programs
Participate as a member of assigned councils and committees
Seek or maintain specialize accreditation as appropriate

Academic Management

Assist the Vice President of Academic Affairs regarding instructional services, activities, needs, and issues
Ensure school operations align with college policies, procedures, and practices
Plan and organize work to meet schedules and time lines
Conduct program reviews for the school to ensure the viability of academic programs
Establish school committees and advisory boards as appropriate
Assist in the development of marketing strategies leading to program recognition and growth
Initiate and maintain third party contracts in accordance with college policy
Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information
Employ student enrollment plan
Develop and administer school budgets
Track faculty loads, reassignments, and overloads
Work with academic departments to develop adjunct faculty pools to meet school needs
Manage facilities in collaboration with applicable campus personnel
Knowledge of higher education laws and regulations
Involve appropriate internal and external stakeholders in the school’s decision-making processes
Coordinate activities and professional development for faculty and staff


Promote excellence in teaching and advising
Lead faculty and staff efforts to prepare students for academic success
Facilitate academic partnerships and articulations
Coordinate program and class schedules
Monitor enrollment, cancel, and/or add classes as appropriate
Ensure the academic catalog accurately reflects current academic programs
Additional duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree from an accredited institution and meets Higher Learning Commission guidelines in a discipline taught within the School of Business and Industry
Three years of higher education teaching experience
Demonstrated ability to develop and manage budgets, supervise personnel, build teams, and project management
Create and maintain a learner centered environment
Communicate effectively in multiple formats
Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy
Commitment to the mission of a comprehensive community college
Ability to create an atmosphere of collegial decision-making with diverse constituencies
Demonstrate sensitivity to and respect for diverse populations
Experience with enrollment management, curriculum/program development, and program assessment

Desired Qualifications

Doctoral degree from an accredited institution
Experience with faculty supervision including performance evaluation
A minimum of three years of department chair or related administrative experience in higher education
Community college teaching
Assessment and accreditation experience
Experience  with digital learning courses

Work Environment:

Typical work environment is an office setting requiring normal safety precautions. Non-routine occasional work may be spent around the community. Short periods of time will be spent outdoors travelling between campus buildings in various weather conditions. Frequent interaction with the public may occur (students, employees, community).  Work is usually performed during the normal workday, however, early morning, late evening and weekend work may be required. Travel to work related events, conferences, and other related duties may be required.  Due to busy seasons, there will be specific times of crucial availability when leave time may not be approved.

Physical Demands

Employee is regularly required to sit and stand for long periods of time, speak, hear, use hands and fingers to handle materials and use computer, feel, and reach with hands and arms. Occasional lifting of up to 10 pounds may be required. Visual requirements require close-up, distance, and ability to adjust focus.

To Apply:

Application, complete with 3 references
CV or Resume
Cover Letter
Copies of Transcripts (official transcripts required upon employment)

Note to Candidates:Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.
A presentation and/or open forum may be required at time of interview.
This is a full-time, benefited position.

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