Chair, Department of Technical Trades

Northern New Mexico Community College Branch (NNMCC) is a public two-year degree granting institution that started in 2020. NNMC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. NNMC operates from two campuses in Espanola and El Rito.

SUMMARY: Faculty will be responsible for providing leadership in the Department of Technical Trades through excellence in teaching, leadership, service, research, mentoring and advising. Primary duties include overseeing and managing the Department of Technical Trades, teaching lower and upper division courses in the program and supervise all faculty members in the DTT. Other duties include maintaining ACBSP accreditation for the programs, working with advisory committees, securing funding for DTT, monitoring student assessment, academic advising of technical trades students, keeping updated inventories, developing curricula for effective teaching, participating in Community College committees and serving the community through outreach activities and other duties assigned by supervisor. This position may require overseeing the teaching of courses in evenings and/or on weekends and requires experience in the use of appropriate technology for performance of the listed responsibilities. This position currently reports to the Provost.
SALARY RANGE: $50,000-$60,000 (9-month contract)
This position includes an additional 2.5 months’ summer supplemental contract in addition to the faculty 9-month base contract and a $5,000 stipend per Academic Year.

• Assume faculty and chair duties during the approved academic year and during Community College functions as required.
• Conduct assigned classes in accordance with the stated philosophy and objectives of the Community College and in accordance with the approved course outlines/syllabi.
• Instruct 15 credits per academic year (course instruction may include evenings or weekends).
• Become familiarize with the Community College Faculty Handbook.
• Develop curricula for effective learning and teaching.
• Keep an updated inventory of equipment under his/her jurisdiction and report any damaged, missing or obsolete items, which need attention or replacements.
• Maintain up-to-date and approved course outlines/syllabi in every course assigned and keep files on course materials/curriculum as per department requirements.
• Work with a functional advisory committee in respective curricular area.
• Conduct academic advising for declared students and/or interested in the department and its programs.
• Attend and support activities of the Community College such as scheduled events, faculty and departmental meetings, assigned committee meetings, and other academic functions such as workshops, seminars, orientations, planning sessions, and convocations which require faculty participation.
• Participate in commencement day exercises.
• Secure funding through grants and donations.
• Collaborate with other academic departments in joint projects and grants.
• Keep DTT equipment inventory.
• Approve purchases for the DTT.
• Participate in the hiring process of new faculty and in the event a faculty is not hired, manage assignment of adjuncts as deemed necessary.
• Communicate, collaborate, and establish articulation as required with all outside entities such as other educational institutions and possible organizations and employers.
• Evaluate and establish opportunities with possible employers for DTT graduates to secure employment.
• Organize and participate in both internal and external events to promote DTT programs to the community .
• Engaged in innovative and creative practices to increase enrollment.
• Keep credentials and certifications as required, current and on file in the Human Resources Office.
• Become familiar with Community College policies and procedures and abide by them.
• Design and implement student learning outcomes assessment for each DTT course.
• Develop bibliography of books and media to be purchased by Community College library.
• Work with the Director of Assessment regarding accreditation issues.
• Supervise DTT faculty and adjunct faculty.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

• Knowledge of online course delivery.
• Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
• Good computer software skills and experience with a variety of teaching resources, media and technologies including computer-aided instruction.
• Excellent organizational skills and the ability to attend to details and meet deadlines.
• Demonstrated problem solving skills and self-starting skills.
• Ability to work as a team member, collegial disposition.
• Ability to create a positive impression of the department and college while responding to the customers either by telephone or in person.
• Ability to introduce computer technology into the classroom and laboratory and willingness to explore new course delivery methods.
• Ability to coordinate, organize and anticipate details for special programs and events.
• Ability to juggle multiple/conflicting priorities and set priorities.
• The ability to independently manage the details of multiple programs and projects and track activities.
• Ability to work and make decisions with minimal supervision.
• Ability to adapt to a changing environment.
• Ability to show flexibility in response to change and adapt to and accommodate new methods and procedures.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality.
• Ability to articulate and support the college philosophy with a strong commitment to teaching and learning in a college setting.
• Ability to work cooperatively with diverse groups.
• Experience with a variety of teaching resources, media and technologies, including computer-aided instruction and/or online instruction technologies.
• Excellent demonstrated written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.

• Minimum of a Master’s degree or a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of two years of Community College or K-12 administration.
• Minimum two years work experience teaching at the Community College/university level.
• Minimum two years of experience in curriculum development.
• Driver license and availability to drive motor vehicles.

• Experience working with diverse populations.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT – Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: A complete application must include 1) a cover letter addressing how the candidate’s experiences match the position requirements; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) unofficial transcripts of required or preferred degree; 4) a statement addressing the candidate’s teaching philosophy and detailing experience with and expectations regarding the use of technology in teaching; 5) names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of three (3) professional references.
Posting Date: January 22, 2020 Application Deadline: Position open until filled.
Required application materials should be sent to:
References will be contacted in conjunction with interviews and official transcripts should be requested upon acceptance of the interview.
Northern New Mexico College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

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