Associate Vice President Applied Programs & Workforce Pathways (Academic Affairs) Req.#4785

Associate Vice President Applied Programs & Workforce Pathways (Academic Affairs) Req.#4785


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

Job Location

Central Campus


$74,887 - $134,796


Full Time - State of NC

Job Category

  • Executive/Administrative/Managerial

Application Period

Opens: Thursday, April 28, 2022
Closes: Friday, May 27, 2022

Target Start Date

Monday, June 6, 2022

Expected Work Hours

40 hours per week

Reports to

VP of Academic Affairs

Employment Type

Full-Time 12 Months

Minimum Qualifications

*  Master's Degree

*  Documented evidence of effective communication and successful implementation of projects and/or programs

*  Demonstrated leadership experience in higher education


Preferred Qualifications

* Master’s Degree in an applied program area

*  Doctoral Degree, earned or in progress

*  Leadership experience in the North Carolina Community College System

*  3-5 years leadership experience

Working Conditions:

Typical office environment; infrequently lifting and carrying items up to 10 lbs.; infrequently twisting or bending at the waist or reaching overhead; infrequently traveling between buildings on campus, to other campuses, locally or out-of-town to attend meetings and conferences; frequently listening to and talking with students, faculty and other staff members either in person or by telephone; frequently sitting at a desk or workstation using a computer display, keyboard, and mouse.

Position Description

General Function

Provide collaborative leadership for the assigned divisions.  Performs a variety of duties necessary o pursue unity among the divisions; empower the employees and liaisons to create a network of support for planning and implementation of long-term goals that will ultimately benefit the College.  Provide leadership in student grievances and appeals, as well as employee grievances.   Act as an entrepreneur in identifying, developing and implementing new opportunities and programs for the divisions within Academic Affairs.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Leadership and Vision
1.  Provide leadership in the development of the vision, long-range goals and objectives of the assigned divisions.

2.  Actively pursue new opportunities for the assigned divisions through interactions with leaders within the region, State and Nation.

3.  Provide consultation with individual areas of the College, Student Outreach and Marketing regarding recruitment, retention, and marketing/advertising.

4.  Provide specific data-driven leadership to college initiatives.

Effective Communication
1.  Hold regular meetings for students, staff and faculty within the assigned divisions to establish excellent communication; initiate and support group process and enforce goal-centered accountability.

2.  Represent the College at meetings, conferences, and events, etc., as appropriate.

3.  Serve as the primary liaison to promote the assigned divisions to various constituencies including students, parents, faculty and staff members, alumni, and community stakeholders.

4.  Work with program chairs to establish and maintain an effective advisory committee in support of the divisional programs.

Budget Management
1.  Receive and evaluate recommended annual budgets. Correlate budget to items necessary to implement strategic plan. Work with budget managers to ensure fiscal responsibility.

2.  Assume accountability for overall budget management for assigned divisions, including grants.

Personnel Management
1.  Provide guidance on the search for and employment of personnel; evaluation and status of personnel; assign duties and responsibilities as necessary. Serve on interview committees, as appropriate.

2.  Evaluate direct reports on a yearly basis in coordination with the Vice President.

3.  Effectively manage disciplinary issues in coordination with Human Resources.

Student Services
1.  Provide seamless matriculation of students from non-curriculum to curriculum programs.

2.  Merge and blend the assigned divisions to form a cohesive body of learning that benefits faculty, staff and students.

3.  Provide leadership for the design of programs, services, and offerings to meet student needs.  
4.  Pursue opportunities for increased articulation efforts with senior institutions, community partners, businesses, educational partners and/or high schools.

5.  Participate as needed in student grievance processes.

General Administration
1.  Provide leadership for programmatic and administrative reviews to ensure compliance with SACSCOC and other accrediting bodies.

2.  Maintain correlation between College’s vision and assigned divisions presence in the college catalog and webpage presentation.

3.  Collaborate with the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence and Talent Development for the development and implementation of professional development opportunities for assigned divisions.

4.  Provide leadership for the implementation policies, rules, procedures, and regulations pertaining to the administration of all areas of responsibility.

5.  Stay abreast of federal, state, regional and local rules, regulations and accreditation polices to recommend updating, abolishing or creating policies and procedures.  Present recommendations for policy formation, changes, additions and deletions related to college programs.

6.  Guide and direct administrative assistant in ways to serve areas of responsibility.

7.  Additional duties include facilitating emerging trends in advising and registration activities.

8.  Serve on campus committees.

9.  Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Other Duties Specific to this Position
1.  Creates and maintains collaborative and productive partnerships across Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, administrative services, and shared governance bodies to provide leadership for College-wide strategic initiative execution of Guided Pathways.

2.  Guides and supports program innovation and growth through alignment of curriculum to community and workforce needs for credit, non-credit, training, and academic non-credit programming.

3.  Conducts ongoing needs assessment and gap analysis related to effectiveness of the designated portfolio of academic, career and workforce programs and pathways; directs modification of programming for continuous process and outcomes improvement.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Characteristics

*  Knowledge of college policies, procedures, and academic programs

*  Knowledge of rules and regulations within the North Carolina Community College System

*  Knowledge of faculty credentialing and college accreditation processes

*  Knowledge of operation and organizational structures in a multi-campus community college environment
*  Knowledge of instructional standards and curriculum requirements

*  Knowledge of theories and practices and instructional/curriculum design

*  Knowledge of basic budget management principles and practices

*  Strong understanding and ability to work with computer systems and applications

*  Ability to plan, organize and implement college-level programs

*  Strategic planning skills

*  Leadership and supervisory skills

*  Ability to communicate effectively, written and oral

*  Ability to work collegially in a diverse environment

How to Apply

Qualified applicants should apply to:


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