Associate Dean of Public Safety, Req.#5209

Associate Dean of Public Safety, Req.#5209


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

Job Location

Merancas Campus


$62,374 - $112,275


State of NC

Job Category

  • Executive/Administrative/Managerial

Application Period

Opens: Friday, January 20, 2023
Closes: Monday, January 30, 2023

Target Start Date

Monday, February 13, 2023

Expected Work Hours

Monday - Friday; occasional evenings and weekends

Reports to

Dean, Skilled Trades & Public Services

Employment Type

Full Time

Minimum Qualifications

*  Bachelor’s Degree – must be credentialed to teach in an area within the division of supervision.

*  Three years community college teaching and administrative experience

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s Degree

Position Description

Public Safety programs and training include but are not limited to both curriculum and continuing education – Fire Protection, Emergency Medical Services, Criminal Justice, Public Safety Administration, Basic Law Enforcement, Forensics, Public Safety Law Enforcement and Leadership.

General Function:

Plan, organize, and direct the instructional and administrative activities of the assigned division; provide divisional leadership that will ensure a quality instructional process; ensure program coordination and curriculum review and provide highly responsible instructional and administrative staff support to the Dean of Skilled Trades & Public Services.  It will also coordinate assigned activities with other College divisions.  The selected candidate must be proficient in the skills and qualifications that align with the faculty and program chair job descriptions as well as being credentialed in at least one degree or program area under direct supervision.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Teaching Excellence and Student Success

1.  Ensures timely completion of the Academic Continuous Program (General Education Foundation or Programs of Study) by all program chairs and provides direction and support of needs to create a culture of improvement to achieve student success.

2.  Provides support and direction to the program chair to ensure that classes are scheduled to meet student needs at all locations/times/formats; provides appropriate office support.

3.  Counsels and advises students; participate in the student grievance process.

4.  Associate Deans may teach up to six-load units per academic year.

Faculty Support and Coaching

5.  Participates in monitoring and coordinating the development and visibility of instructional courses and programs; ensures that courses and programs reflect current practices and comply with policies, procedures, goals, and objectives.

6.  Reviews, recommends for approval and monitors the use of course syllabi, materials, and textbooks; maintains currency on instructional techniques and methods.

7.  Mentors faculty and staff utilizing the college Individual Development Plan. Actively engaged in suggestion of professional development opportunities. Facilitates succession planning.


8.  Participates in the development, planning, recommendation, implementation, and administration of goals and objectives; develops and recommends new or modified courses and programs, and supports all instructional initiatives of the college.

9.  Participates in the marketing of programs; recruits students; coordinates the activities of advisory committees; makes presentations to outside contacts.

10.  Coordinates operations within the division; participates in the development and administration of the divisional budget; forecasts and recommends funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; monitors and recommends approval of expenditures.

11.  Provides direction for the ordering of textbooks and instructional materials; approves workloads; recommends and implements policies and procedures; ensures faculty qualifications/credentials are current.

12.  Provides information pertaining to SACSCOC, Program accreditation, Academic Continuous Improvement plans, and other institutional requests. 

College Administration and Institutional Reporting

13.  Develops and serves on committees and task forces; attends regularly scheduled meetings; researches and develops recommendations related to the operation of the division.

14.  Confers with and advises appropriate administrators; makes timely response to requests for information. Coordinates assigned instructional and administrative activities with those of other instructional divisions and outside agencies and organizations.

Talent Development, Supervision and Faculty Selection

15.  Manages the supervision, contracting, evaluation and professional development plans of full-time faculty and staff; oversees the recruitment, selection, contracting and evaluation of part-time faculty and staff; collaborates with the Faculty Credentialing office to ensure all faculty are properly credentialed prior to job offer.

16.  Uses the college Classification /Compensation system and other related policies and procedures and the NC Administrative Code as it affects the division.

17.  Appoints program chairs/coordinators with the approval of the Dean; appoints faculty/staff to committees.


18.  Represents and performs other duties for the College as requested.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Worker Characteristics:

*  Models effective leadership and interpersonal skills, uses principles of supervision including coaching, talent development, employee training and performance evaluation

*  Practices, models, and supervises the work of others in the Division in using student-centered methods and techniques for program wide planning, instruction, assessment, advisement, program evaluation, and enhancement.Employs principles and practices of program management that ensure a “students-first” consideration in constructing and delivering currently relevant, responsive to the industry, college-level curriculum and career guidance.Works with all stakeholders in a program on processes for increasing retention and completion.

*  Collaborates with Marketing to effectively advertise programs by soliciting industry and community input leading to enhanced student awareness of business and industry opportunities in a global economy

*  Supports strategic planning utilizing organizational and management best practices resulting in a data driven budget process to ensure efficient and effective use of financial, capital, and human resources needed for student success.


How to Apply

Qualified applicants should apply to:


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