Dean, Automotive Technology Division (Ashland Technology Center)
Department: VP Academic
MassBay fosters educational excellence and academic success to prepare
students for local and global citizenship, to meet critical workforce demands of communities, and to contribute to the region’s economic
Massachusetts Bay Community College values diversity, inclusion, and collaboration. We strongly encourage
members of underrepresented communities to apply to join our community.
Located in Greater Boston, MassBay is a
comprehensive, open-access community college, offering associate degrees and certificate programs on three campuses in Wellesley Hills,
Framingham, and Ashland, Massachusetts.
The ideal candidate will join a vibrant and
inclusive educational community, and have a desire and ability to work with a diverse population.
The Dean provides vision and
academic leadership for faculty and programs within the Automotive Technology Division and the research, development, implementation, and
assessment of curricula and programs to meet workforce needs. The Dean is the first-line administrator overseeing the delivery of MassBay’s
signature automotive offerings and managing all related operations at the College’s Ashland Technology Center. The Dean supervises all
faculty and staff assigned to the Automotive Technology Division and works cooperatively with the automotive industry.
Responsibilities and Duties
- Provide leadership to achieve educational excellence in the Automotive Technology
- Promote and support the professional development of divisional faculty and staff
- Share responsibility with
Enrollment Management and Student Development staff for achieving enrollment and student success goals and orientation/registration of
incoming and returning students;
- Track pertinent information related to student academic progress;
- Develop and
implement divisional plans in accordance with the College’s strategic plan;
- Align automotive offerings to regional workforce needs
in collaboration with the automotive industry and faculty through shared governance processes;
- Collaborate with Director of
Corporate Partnerships and Workforce Development to expand non-credit automotive offerings and manufacturer partnerships;
- Oversee the development of co-op opportunities and student placement at co-op sites;
- Develop outreach initiatives with K-12
schools, governmental and non-profit agencies;
- Conduct academic division meetings and attend faculty meetings;
- Ensure that
programs have active and appropriately constituted advisory boards;
- Conduct mandatory advisory board meetings;
- Lead the
College’s efforts to maintain accreditation and certification of automotive programs;
- Oversee the completion of academic program
- Work collaboratively with divisional faculty, College administration, and manufacturers to ensure that academic programs
comply with applicable regulations, policies, and agreements;
- Prepare course schedules for automotive programs and assign faculty
- Recruit, hire, and supervise faculty and staff in accordance with collective bargaining agreements;
routine building operations of the Ashland Technology Center, including access control for building visitors and participants;
- Coordinate with the College’s Facilities department for maintenance, emergency repairs, and renovation projects as needed;
- Manage and maintain current inventories of vehicle and other donations;
- Participate in College advancement activities to
support academic initiatives;
- Develop and manage the Automotive Technology Division budget;
- Contribute to the fiscal
strength and stability of the College by ensuring that spending remains compliant with established processes and in alignment with the
College’s goals and mission;
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost and/or the
This list is not to be considered all-inclusive. A supervisor may assign other duties as required to meet the needs
and foster the mission of the College.
All employees of MassBay are expected to work collegially and collaboratively within a
community that values and celebrates diversity.
- Bachelor’s degree from an
accredited institution and five (5) years’ experience in the management of programs related to an academic or industry-specific setting with
increasing levels of responsibility;
- A high degree of knowledge of the automotive industry;
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student
- Experience in the development or administration of instructional programs;
commitment to the mission of the community college and student development and success;
- Ability to build a culture
of cohesion, dialogue, civility, and academic excellence;
- Excellent written and oral communication skills;
- Ability to use information technology effectively;
- Knowledge of state-of-the-art teaching and learning
- Proven commitment to high academic standards and integrity.
- Sensitivity and commitment to the goals of Affirmative Action and workforce diversity;
- Experience working in a diverse environment;
- Demonstrated commitment to working with underserved students
Salary Range: $95,000.00 – 105,000.00 Annual Salary
Classification Type: Regular Employee
Application Deadline: January 8, 2021, or thereafter until
Hiring is subject to state appropriation funding.
Final candidates are required to provide sealed transcripts and/or
Hiring is contingent upon a successful CORI clearance.
Massachusetts Bay Community College is an affirmative
action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age,
veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title
IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title
VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including
sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or sexual violence shall be referred to the
College’s for Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator, Lisa MacDonald, Director of Equity Compliance, firstname.lastname@example.org, (781) 239-3147, the Massachusetts Commission Against
Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.
MassBay College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We seek to build a campus workforce that reflects the cultural diversity of our students.
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