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Dean, Technical Education & Workforce Development

Dean, Technical Education & Workforce Development

State Fair Community College

Closing Date: May 27, 2023

Industry: Higher Education

3201 W 16th St
Sedalia, MO 65301

Job Description:

SFCC provides a high-quality, geographically, financially and emotionally accessible education to more than 5,000 students who range from traditional college-age students to adult learners.

The college offers associate of arts, associate of fine arts, associate of science and associate of applied science degrees, professional and skills certificates, and noncredit courses and programs, and workforce development training in a 14-county area in central Missouri with locations in Sedalia, Boonville, Clinton, Eldon, Lake of the Ozarks, Warsaw, at Whiteman Air Force Base, and online.

Position Purpose: Under the supervision of the Vice President of Academic and Student Success, the Dean of Technical Education and Workforce Innovation is responsible for leadership, development, supervision, and administration of programs and services designed to create and maintain an innovative workforce for our service region and the state of Missouri. Includes leadership for the college credit Associate of Applied Science degree and certificate, for secondary school career and technical programs in the college’s Career and Technical Center, and non-credit personal interest, continuing education and business and industry training through the LearningForce.

Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills

Essential Job Functions:


  • Contribute positively and collaboratively to a problem solving work environment
  • Lead a team to develop and maintain quality programming responsive to workforce needs.
  • A willingness to take on additional responsibility and work collaboratively, both within the unit and campus wide
  • Other duties as deemed necessary for the function of the college.


The preceding duties are examples of the essential types of work performed by positions within this job classification but are not all inclusive. Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind work assignments as needed.

Minimum qualifications & Requirements

Required Qualifications:


  • Required is a Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of five (5) years combined teaching and/or management experience, preferably within higher education.
  • Prefer candidates with:
    • Master's degree in Career and Technical Education or related field from a regionally accredited institution of higher education
    • Successful teaching and administrative experiences in community college, technical school, university or corporate technical education programs;
    • Experience with state and federal technical programs, grants and regulations that affect technical and career education;
    • Experience in innovative workforce program development;
    • Experience with internal and external collaboration;
    • Experience with program evaluation and assessment
    • Experience with personnel and budget management
    • Experience with continuous quality improvement.


  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, ability to multi-task, proven ability to supervise faculty and staff.
  • Ability to work under stress, ability to manage time and meet deadlines, a demonstrated sense of student centeredness, proficiency in computer applications, general business processes and process improvements, proven ability to establish effective relationships with business and industry, technical schools and four-year colleges and universities, community college students and staff.
  • A willingness to take on additional responsibility and work collaboratively.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to interact verbally in person, over the telephone, and via written and electronic media.
  • Ability to move about campus and other locations.
  • Ability to sit or stand for prolonged periods of time.

Supplemental information

Why Work at State Fair Community College:

SFCC provides relevant and responsive learning experiences that empower our students and communities to prosper. As part of our strategic plan we want to ensure, and optimize, institutional health by establishing and promoting a culture of employee well-being, making SFCC the premier choice for employment in our area.

As part of our commitment to be the employer of choice, SFCC offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package that, in addition to a base salary, includes:

  1. $10,000 a year in paid health and dental coverage for our employees
  2. 12 days per year vacation, which employees start accruing day one
  3. 15 days per year in sick time, again start accruing day one of employment
  4. Generous time off with the closing of campus for holidays and breaks totaling 29 days per year in addition to vacation and sick time
  5. Tuition Waivers (scholarships for SFCC and CMU) that cover 100% of the tuition for our employees and covered dependents up to a Bachelor’s Degree and 100% covered tuition for our employees on a Master’s Degree through CMU
  6. Educational Advancement – Faculty can apply to move up a level on the salary schedule or staff can apply for an additional $1,000 to their salary upon completion of an additional degree.
  7. A lucrative retirement plan through the Missouri Teachers Retirement Program (PSRS/PEERS, 14.5 or 6.86% contribution respectively)
  8. Flexible work and scheduling options

Please apply electronically with resume, cover letter and contact information for three references including name, telephone and email address. Employment will require a criminal background check at College Expense.

AA Statement: SFCC is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of State Fair Community College not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, ancestry, national origin, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities or employment as required by law in regard to admissions, awarding financial aid, access to courses and programs, and all student services as well as the recruitment, admission and retention of students.

As part of our enduring commitment to inclusive excellence on our campus, State Fair Community College, is a member of the Greater Missouri Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). HERC supports job seekers through the higher education job search process and it supports institutions in their efforts to create inclusive recruitment, hiring, and retention practices for staff and faculty.

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