Dean, College and Career Readiness, requisition number 2540

Dean, College and Career Readiness, requisition number 2540


Central Piedmont Community College
1201 Elizabeth Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28235
Phone: 704-330-2722

Job Location

Central Campus





Job Category

  • Executive/Administrative/Managerial

Application Period

Opens: Thursday, July 20, 2017
Closes: Thursday, August 31, 2017

Target Start Date

Monday, November 6, 2017

Expected Work Hours


Reports to

Central Campus

Employment Type

Full time

Minimum Qualifications


Master’s Degree from a regionally accredited institution and 6 years of increasingly responsible

experience in administration and management

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in administration and management in a community college setting


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Worker Characteristics:


  • Understanding of budget principles and procedures Knowledge of institutional policies
  • Knowledge of programs and services offered at the college
  • Ability to formulate strategies, goals and implementation plans
  • Ability to develop curricula
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and presentation skills Ability to conduct statistical research and evaluation Leadership skills
  • Ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds

Position Description

This position is located on the Central Campus.


CPCC’s College and Career Readiness (CCR) is an adult literacy program that provides an array of pre-college offerings which include high school equivalency preparation, Adult High School, English as a Second Language, Special Learning Needs, and a variety of career-infused programs.  The College and Career Readiness Department serves over 7,000 students annually to develop the skills and knowledge needed to achieve career and educational goals. 
 This position is responsible for planning, organizing and leading academic and administrative functions of the College and Career Readiness department in compliance with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).  The position also plays a vital role in collaborating with city, county, and community agencies to coordinate and expand services for adults with barriers to employment in Mecklenburg County.


General Function:

Plans, organizes and directs the academic and administrative activities of high school equivalency (GED and HiSET), Adult High School, English as a Second Language, Special Learning Needs, and career-infused programming in compliance with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA); coordinates with other college divisions and offices and collaborates with community agencies and groups to deliver instructional programs, facilitate leadership, and generally improve communities in Charlotte Mecklenburg.


Characteristics Duties and Responsibilities:


  1. Oversees development and implementation of a collaborative work culture that values and encourages input from all CCR faculty, staff, and administration.
  2. Participates in the planning, development, administration, and evaluation of the CCR strategic plan as well as policies and procedures for assigned program areas.
  3. Works closely with the CCR Associate Dean in monitoring, overseeing and coordinating the development and delivery of instructional courses and programs that result in meeting or exceeding state and federal performance benchmarks.
  4. Provides ongoing representation of CCR and CPCC on various city and county workforce development initiatives to expand collaboration and maximize resources.
  5. Participates in the development and administration of budgets. Monitors and manages expenditures. Forecasts and recommends additional funds for staffing, equipment, material and supplies. Seeks external funding sources to support and expand programs and services.
  6. Ensures a continual focus and capacity to expand career-infused programs for CCR students that assist them in transitioning to college and/or employment.
  7. Promotes alignment and expansion of CCR’s advising program to better serve the needs of adult learners with barriers to employment.
  8. Participates in marketing of instructional programs and services to internal and external audiences. Oversees development and updating of CCR’s website and promotional materials.
  9. Builds relationships within CPCC departments to align and strengthen the role of CCR in college operations.  Works closely with Learning Unit deans and division directors in developing occupational training options for lower-functioning adult learners.
  10. Ensures state and federal performance measure reports are submitted correctly and timely. Oversees a reporting system that provides real-time data for faculty and staff to use for ongoing program improvement.
  11. Oversees assessment policies and procedures including NRS-approved standardized testing and HiSET testing.
  12. Develops and serves on a variety of ad hoc committees and task forces.
  13. Establishes and monitors employee performance objectives; provides and/or coordinates staff training.
  14. Advises students on instructional, administrative and grievance matters; reviews and recommends approval of student petitions.
  15. Other duties as assigned.

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