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Dean of Technical Programs

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
Salisbury, NC

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Dean of Technical Programs

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Academic Dean

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Position Summary::

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College seeks an experienced and proven academic leader to serve as the Dean of Technical Programs. The Dean reports to the Academic Vice President and leads a diversity of technical programs in the areas of Automotive, Business, Engineering, Construction, Graphic Design, Manufacturing, Machining and Welding. The Dean is responsible for direct supervision of technical program chairs on multiple campuses and manages a multi-million-dollar budget.

We are seeking a seasoned professional with a minimum of 5 years’ experience as a dean or program chair. The Dean will have a significant role in planning, constructing and programming of the expansion of our North Campus for technical program facilities. Funded through a $45 million local bond, the new Technical Education Complex will house our expanded Automotive, Machining, Welding, and Arts programs. The successful candidate will have experience in the development and deployment of technical programs and innovative facility development.

The Dean is expected to be heavily involved with the college’s business and industry partners, as well as our local high school career and technical education programs. The candidate is expected to have business acumen, be energetic and engaged in the community, and have experience with strategic planning and execution. This position is a key component of the college’s academic administration and, as such, requires candidates with relevant academic preparation, a proven track record of success in community college program management, and demonstrated successful leadership of faculty and staff.

Required Education/Experience::

  • Masters degree in a related field
  • minimum 5 years experience as a dean/program chair

Preferred Education/Experience/Skills::

Doctorate Degree


Academic Programs Ofc

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Duty and Responsibility::

Leadership· Facilitate strategic planning and supervise the preparation of the College educational master plan for areas of responsibility.· Develop and evaluate department goals and objectives.· Plan, develop, and implement innovative programs to provide a rich and supportive student-learning environment.· Facilitate program growth and improvement.· Plan, develop, and implement innovative partnerships with business and industry in the community to foster a supportive economic development environment, including contract and community education.· Assess community needs and develop partnerships and other collaborative relationships with business/industry, government agencies, high schools, college, universities and other entities.· Lead faculty to conduct institutional research and evaluation of student outcomes.· Recommend initiatives to promote student success and continually improve the division’s programs.· Represent the department at college functions and activities and attend graduation events.· Administer program planning and enrollment management processes to effectively and efficiently meet student and community needs.· Align programs with the requirements of SACSCOC, State or National Certification, and Licensure Requirements.· Being aware of and contributing to the culture of the college community.· Establish and maintain positive relationships with other divisions, departments, external agencies, and peer institutions.· Serve on, chair, or co-chair advisory boards and/or committees as appropriate.· Represent the College at public functions and/or in the community.· Attend and participate in the annual graduation ceremony.· Conduct special projects as requested by the Academic Vice President.

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Performance· Lead chairs in preparing program evaluations and implementing evaluation recommendations.· Administer processes for department faculty and staff evaluation.· Encourage collaborative learning.

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Administrative· Provide administrative support and direction to chairs, site administrators, classified staff, and others.· Manage the efforts of chairs in developing, coordinating, and evaluating all aspects of the curriculum program areas.· Work with chairs in assignment of staff, preparation of the College catalog, class schedules, and appropriate budgets.· Organize and conduct departmental meetings and facilitate advisory committee meetings· Manage and provide oversight for daily operations of campus, including addressing classroom scheduling conflicts, identifying and submitting to Facilities department and/or Information Technology department any issues within the location that need repair, collaborate and cooperate in emergency operations drills, and coordinate with front desk, operations backup, emergency operations for campus coverage when away.· Ensure the college is in compliance with national, state, and local level educational program regulations and guidelines.· Recommend and implement policies and procedures.

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Budget· Review, prepare and implement the departmental budget.· Recommend acquisition of new equipment and instructional materials.· Direct grant and resource development, management and reporting processes.· Support and help implement technological advancement.

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Personnel· Maintain a positive and professional climate among faculty and staff.· Support the Academic Vice President in the selection, orientation, training, mentoring, and evaluation of full-time and part-time faculty members.· Support the Academic Vice President in the resolution of student and personnel matters.· Conduct annual faculty performance evaluations in an effective manner.· Monitor the role of Cooperative Education Advisors with the chairs.· Support appropriate professional development activities.· Assure compliance with the college’s policies and procedures.· Review and adjust instructional loads for all program areas relative to the current load benchmarks.


Working at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

Our 102-acre North Campus is conveniently located in the North Carolina Piedmont, just off Interstate Highway 85 in Rowan County, within an hour's drive of several major cities. RCCC's 24-acre South Campus is conveniently located in Cabarrus County at the junction of I-85, NC 73, and Trinity Church Road.

Modern classrooms, fully equipped laboratories, shops, and learning resources are available at all campus locations. A highly qualified and dedicated faculty and staff stand ready to help students succeed as they are encounraged to learn in stimulating and innovative ways.

At Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, Continuing Education programs support the philosophy that learning is a lifelong activity. This division offers classes and short courses for professional development and community service courses of general interest at convenient times and locations.

Business and Industry Services' staff provide customized support for the community through the Small Business Center, New and Expanding Industry Training and Focused Industrial Training. The Small Business Center is designed to assist small business start-ups and to help existing businesses grow. The college's New and Expanding Industry Training office has earned national recognition for cooperative training efforts with area industries. Focused Industrial Training designs innovative educational programs for the service region's manufacturing sector.

An important function of the college is to provide educational programs on the pre-college level. Literacy Services offer adults the opportunity for meaningful social and occupational growth through Adult Basic Education (ABE), Human Resources Development (HRD), and the High School Equivalency Program (GED).


Rowan-Cabarrus Community College offers you an exciting opportunity to become a part of a community of educators and leaders who open doors for learning and personal growth.   We are committed to our vision of building sustainable futures through the power of learning, and we do this through a team of committed employees.   If you are looking for a career that is engaging, challenging, and rewarding, come join Rowan-Cabarrus.

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