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Academic Dean of Career Education and Learning Partnerships

College Overview


Since 1961, Delta College has shown how the dreams invested in one institution can impact the lives of thousands. Delta has transformed our community by providing an affordable education, a skilled workforce and the means to think big about the future.

Through the collaboration and innovation of 300 civic-minded individuals who saw the need for a top-quality community college in mid-Michigan, Delta College was created to serve Bay, Midland and Saginaw counties.

Delta College opened in 1961 with 2,600 students, and now enrolls about 9,000 annually. Students range from high school students taking dual-enrollment classes to older adults returning to college to enhance their skills.

Today, Delta continues to value collaboration and innovation as we lead the way in community college education. From our involvement as a founding member in the League for Innovation in the Community College to our commitment to Achieving the Dream as a Leader College, Delta College continues to learn and grow as we encourage our students to do the same.

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Campus Profiles

The main campus has been expanded and renovated a number of times throughout the years as we continue to offer students the best learning equipment and technology available. And to provide more convenience, Delta College has three established centers in Bay City, Midland and Saginaw.


It is Delta's mission, vision and values that are the driving force behind everything we do. We think big about our future, and encourage you to do the same.

Delta's Mission Delta College serves the Great Lakes Bay Region by educating, enriching and empowering our diverse community of learners to achieve their personal, professional and academic goals.

Delta's Vision Delta College is our communities' first choice to learn, work and grow.

Delta's Values Delta College is a diverse learning-centered community based on integrity and respect. From a foundation of leadership, we use innovation and teamwork to achieve excellence.

  • Diversity - We actively promote, advocate, respect and value differences. We foster a welcoming environment of openness and appreciation for all.
  • Integrity - We are committed to honesty, ethical conduct and responsibility.
  • Respect - We stand for trust, caring, loyalty and academic freedom.
  • Excellence - We support outstanding achievement in our students, employees and communities. We have a passion for quality and strive for continuous improvement.
  • Leadership - We create and communicate inspirational visions for results. We are accountable to our communities.
  • Innovation - We rejoice in creative change. We are flexible, agile, and risk-taking.
  • Teamwork - We foster communication and collaboration across boundaries, and support shared governance.
  • Learning-Centered Community - We are an engaging, inclusive, diverse learning organization. We focus on academic excellence, civic responsibility and community leadership.

Opportunity Overview

The Academic Dean of Career Education and Learning Partnerships is responsible for the overall management of the programs in two of the College’s five academic divisions: the Division of Business and Technology and the Division of Health and Wellness, as well as other career programs that may reside in other divisions, such as Early Childhood Education. Responsibilities include curriculum development, program review, and program assessment. The management of faculty and advisory groups to improve enrollment in current programs, grow new programs, eliminate or realign low enrolled programs into laddered program options for certificate and/or degree completion, is critical to this position.

In Academic Services, this position works closely with division faculty, program and discipline coordinators, Associate Deans, Dean of Teaching and Learning, Vice-President of Instruction and Learning Services, and Manager of Academic Finance. This position also works closely with staff from the entire college - especially Student Education Services Enrollment Management teams, Marketing, Institutional Effectiveness, Finance, and Administration.

The position manages over 45 advisory committees related to the College’s career academic programs, and ensures relevant and responsive program review and assessment to meet changing employer and student needs. In this role, the Dean of Career Education & Learning Partnerships leads faculty and staff from across academic divisions toward common goals in program development and growth.

This position is a liaison with health, business, industry and educational partners (universities, career centers and school districts) as well as Corporate Services.

The Dean is the occupational contact with Michigan Workforce Development, under the Department of Talent and Economic Development, Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity – Industry Engagement Work-Based Learning.

Required Experience/Skills

Minimum Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree relevant to the position.
  • Knowledge of program accreditation processes.
  • Experience in program review and assessment.
  • Two years of full time (4000 hours) of occupational experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience teaching in community college.
  • Experience with Perkins funding.
  • Certification in an occupational, career, or technical education program.

Application Process

Printable Position Profile

Please direct inquiries and nominations to the College’s search consultant: Angela Provart, President - Pauly Group, Inc., 3901 Wood Duck Drive, Suite E, Springfield, IL 62711, Phone: 217-241-5400, Fax: 217-241-5401, E-mail: aprovart@paulygroup.com.

Please submit electronically to aprovart@paulygroup.com the following documents as Adobe Acrobat or MS Word attachments: (1) a cover letter that addresses the Opportunity Overview; (2) a current résumé; and (3) names and contact information of five professional references.

The committee will begin review of applications immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with materials submitted by Monday, March 9, 2020 receiving priority consideration. All applications are confidential and references will not be contacted without the expressed authorization of the applicant.

Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check and drug screen.

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