Full-time Dean, College & Career Readiness PA # 611

Full-time Dean, College & Career Readiness PA # 611


Forsyth Technical Community College
2100 Silas Creek Parkway
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Phone: 336-723-0371

Job Location

Main Campus


The salary range is based on experience and academic credentials.



Job Category

  • Executive/Administrative/Managerial

Application Period

Opens: Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Closes: Sunday, September 17, 2017

Target Start Date

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Expected Work Hours


Employment Type


Minimum Qualifications

• Master’s Degree in Education, Business Administration and/or related field. Note: Degrees and hours must be from a college accredited by a United States Department of Education accepted accrediting agency such as SACSCOC.
• Three years of experience as a program manager in college and career readiness or related field.
• Three years supervisory and budget management experience.
• Demonstrated organizational and team building skills.
• Computer literate in MS Office.
• Capable of working a flexible schedule.

Preferred Qualifications

 Experience with Colleague, NCLOR and AdAstra.
• Earned Doctorate in Education, Business Administration and/or related field.

Position Description

The Dean, College & Career Readiness will serve as the administrator responsible for developing, marketing and implementing policies, programs, curriculum activities, instruction and budgets for departmental programs: Adult Basic Education, Adult High School, English Language Acquisition, High School Equivalency training, International Center and workplace learning. Stay current with updates to Workforce Investment Opportunity Act (WIOA). Serve as a key member of Economic & Workforce Development’s Management Team. Develop internal and external partnerships to ensure guided pathways and student success.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
• Treat others respectfully, speak to others courteously, and behave in such a way that creates a workplace environment that is marked by trustworthiness, honest but polite communication, and interpersonal interactions that are both personally cordial and professionally appropriate.
• Model an understanding of and commitment to the comprehensive community college philosophy and mission.
• Develops pathways from CCR to Economic and Workforce Development and Curriculum courses.
• Directly supervise the Adult Literacy Coordinators and Adult High School instructors.
• Set performance expectations, maintain performance standards, and conduct performance reviews.
• Participate in the recruitment, hiring, training, and evaluation of personnel and in the processing of employee issues.
• Involve personnel in appropriate professional development activities; ensure that personnel have the appropriate combination of degrees, certifications, and experience.
• Oversee the High School Equivalency Graduation ceremony.
• Serve as an integral member of the Economic and Workforce Development Team.
• Oversee management of College and Career Readiness programs.
• Maintain awareness of current and emerging trends in areas of responsibility and guide the development and implementation of new programs and services responsive to the needs of constituents.
• Ensure that all programs are conducted according to Forsyth Technical Community College, the NCCCS, and SACS policies.

• Ensure that all audit and LEIS criteria are met.
• Ensure that all program reports are completed in a timely and correct manner.
• Prepare the College and Career Readiness Annual Plan for the state.
• Manage program budgets and ensure that contracts, requisitions, and budget reports are accurate and completed according to policies and procedures.
• Oversee aspects of office management as they relate to the effective operation and delivery of services.
• Seek alternative funding sources for programs.
• Provide support to the Vice President of Economic & Workforce Development (EWD) and accept responsibility for other projects upon request.
Marketing and Public Relations:
• Develop and implement Marketing Plan for department including use of multiple media channels.
• Seek ways to enhance community awareness of and participation in the service and programs of Economic & Workforce Development (EWD).
• Be extensively involved in recruiting students through business, industry, governmental agencies, and the general public.
• Develop and maintain standards of instructional quality; provide training for instructors.
• Seek opportunities to recognize the success of students.
• Seek ways to integrate programs and students with other services/programs of the College.
• Ensure that instructional facilities, equipment and supplies are adequate.
• Stay abreast of the latest development of technology to address the needs of a diverse clientele.
• Conduct class visitations and evaluation.
• Ensure that instructional contracts follow NCCCS Administrative Codes
Continuous Improvement and Team Work
• Seek methods and implement strategies to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of course processing and reporting.
• Promote an attitude of team work among staff, instructors, students, and community representatives.
• Seek ways to enhance the working relationships of employees at Forsyth Technical Community Colleges’ diverse centers/campuses.
• Participate in team meetings, serve on committees, and utilize teams to contribute to the success of the college.
• Give and receive constructive feedback in a manner that focuses on the situation and not on the individuals(s).
• Maintain open, clear communication with all internal and external customers.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Frequently required to stand and walk.
• Able to hear audible equipment indicators and verbal communications in the environment.
• Required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms; keyboarding repetitive motion.
• Must occasionally lift and/or move up to approximately 25 pounds.
• Must see with sufficient close, distance and peripheral vision.
• Has moderate sense of smell to determine danger indicators such as smoke.
• Required to function in various environments in office, classrooms, conference rooms, business and industry manufacturing, assembly operations, and outdoor settings.
• May be required to have ready access to a motor vehicle for travel purposes.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described are representative of those an employee encounters in college administrative office and classrooms. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Encounters low to moderate noise levels in the work environment.
• Encounters various levels of air quality in office or outside.

Job Post Contact

Forsyth Technical Community College
Main Campus - Allman Building
2100 Silas Creek Parkway
Winston-Salem, NC  27103
Phone: 336-734-7302
Fax: 336-761-2309
Email:  forsythtechhr@forsythtech.edu