Associate Dean of Business, Arts and Sciences

Associate Dean of Business, Arts and Sciences


McDowell Technical Community College
54 College Drive
Marion, NC 28752
Phone: 828-652-6021

Job Location

54 College Drive, Marion, NC 28752


Commensurate with experience.


Regular college benefits.

Job Category

  • Executive/Administrative/Managerial

Application Period

Opens: Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Closes: Friday, May 27, 2022

Target Start Date

Friday, July 1, 2022

Expected Work Hours


Reports to

Dean of Arts and Sciences

Employment Type


Minimum Qualifications

A Master’s Degree is required, with a minimum of five years working experience in classroom education or a combination of experience in a teaching and learning environment.   Must be able to utilize appropriate business software, including word processing, spreadsheet and database.  Must be proficient with Microsoft and other applicable computer programs.  Must possess confidence to deal with visitors, instructors, staff and students effectively through excellent communication skills.  Must be a team-player and be able to multi-task.  Must be able to maintain confidential information. 

Preferred Qualifications

Prior experience in leadership roles is preferred.

Position Description

The Associate Dean of Business, Arts and Sciences is responsible for ensuring the delivery of College Transfer, General Education, and Business Technology curriculum programs and courses. Responsibilities include dual enrollment that falls within cooperative innovative high schools and Career & College Promise programs, work-based learning, and apprenticeships. The position provides direct supervision for department chairs and lead faculty to support the College mission and the Vision 2025 Strategic Plan.

The Associate Dean helps ensure that quality support is provided for faculty and staff by leading strategic efforts to provide quality learning opportunities for students. The Associate Dean provides leadership, serves as a member of the leadership team to motivate others, and facilitates change while effectively managing programs of learning, resources, and personnel. This individual serves as a liaison among students, faculty, staff, administration, and the community at large. This position serves as an active member of the President’s Council.

Specific Responsibilities

  1. Promote quality in learning and instruction by using student-centered principles in leadership, management, hiring, scheduling, evaluation, and professional development
  2. Support, mentor, and evaluate department chairs and direct reports in:
    1. The selection, evaluation, and professional development of faculty
    2. The development of a student-centered course schedule, ensuring appropriate availability and sequencing of courses, complete with flexible course offerings that meet the needs of a diverse student population, including adult students
    3. The implementation of innovation in teaching and learning practices
    4. The oversight of program review and student learning outcomes assessment process to ensure meaningful evaluation practices and continuous improvement in program quality
  3. Develops the schedule of classes for the above programs in coordination with the Dean, including the development, implementation, and evaluation of new and revised course offerings, ensuring appropriate availability and sequencing of new courses, complete with on-ramps and off-ramps via career pathways, in direct collaboration with Workforce Continuing Education to ensure non-credit offerings that articulate credit.
  4. Schedules full-time faculty and adjunct instructors to teach course offerings on the campus in coordination with the Dean. In conjunction with the Dean responsible for assigning classes and other functions to rooms to maximize efficiency.
  5. Recruits full-time faculty and adjunct instructors, gathers appropriate documentation and submits qualifying forms to the Dean.
  6. Monitors student evaluations, classroom performance, and appropriate instructional standards for instructors. Prepares performance evaluations of full-time faculty and adjunct instructors in the above programs.
  7. Assists in resolving faculty and student problems related to instruction.
  8. Actively participates in student recruitment and retention activities, admissions, advising, and registration activities.
  9. Assists the Dean to develop and prepare recommendations for the College budget, including forecasting anticipated budgetary needs for staffing, equipment and supplies; monitor expenditures, and work with colleagues as necessary to pursue external grant funding opportunities aligned with the college mission and strategic plan.
  10. Actively participate in College committees and activities, including (but not limited to), Planning Councils, Advisory Boards, other College committees, College activities and events, and participate in College-related community activities and events.
  11. Cultivate and maintain strong partnerships with appropriate community stakeholders in support of programmatic and institutional advancement.
  12. Works with Dean and faculty to actively pursue articulation agreements with University/College partners
  13. Supports the college in planning and implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  14. Collaborates with the Dean and high school staff for continuous enhancements to the cooperative innovative high schools’ program including McDowell Early College, McDowell Academy of Innovation, and College and Career Promise.
  15. In conjunction with the Dean, ensure that the above programs remain compliant with North Carolina Community College Standards.
  16. Assists the Dean, Director of Institutional Effectiveness, and administration with ensuring all requirements for SACSCOC are maintained and assists in all compliance audits.
  17. Demonstrates a high-level of professionalism, innovation, collaboration, and institutional commitment in all actions.
  18. Teaches at least one curriculum course per academic year.
  19. Perform other duties as assigned by the Vice President of Academic and Student Services/Chief Academic Officer and Dean of Curriculum Programs

How to Apply

Submit an MTCC application and resume: 


Via email to-


Via snail mail to-


Breanna Wilson

McDowell Technical Community College

54 College Drive

Marion, NC 28752

In-person to- Breanna Wilson, MTCC, 54 College Drive (Marion, NC), Cedar Building, Business Office


Offers of employment are contingent upon receipt of official transcripts.


If you have questions, contact Breanna Wilson by email, phone or fax:


phone: 828-652-0618

fax: 828-652-1603

Job Post Contact

Michael Lavender
54 College Dr.
Marion, NC  28752