Associate Vice President for Economic and Workforce Development/Dean, School of Applied Sciences and Technology

Associate Vice President for Economic and Workforce Development/Dean, School of Applied Sciences and Technology


South Piedmont Community College
680 US 74
Polkton, NC 28135
Phone: 704-272-5300

Job Location

Anson and Union Counties


Commensurate with education and experience


Full-Time Benefits

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Saturday, June 26, 2021
Closes: Saturday, July 31, 2021

Target Start Date

Sunday, August 1, 2021

Expected Work Hours


Reports to

Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs

Employment Type


Minimum Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree or higher
• Experience developing and maintaining business and industry partnerships
• Progressive experience in corporate settings
• Experience leading/supervising education and training
• Ability to collect and analyze data to forecast national, state, regional, and local educational and industry trends; demonstrated ability to provide innovative approaches in response to educational and industry demands
• Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office including Word, Power Point, and Excel
• Effective written and oral communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

• Master’s degree or higher (preferably in an area within the School of Applied Science and Technology)
• Two years of full-time experience with programmatic supervision at the Dean, Chair, Program Coordinator, Director, or an equivalent level of responsibility
• Experience in the North Carolina Community College System
• Experience with SACS-COC or another regional accreditation agency
• Experience developing collaborative partnerships to further economic or workforce development
• Experience developing or implementing training systems to support workforce development in diverse settings
• Experience developing and managing small businesses or entrepreneurial endeavors
• Supervisory experience
• Budgeting experience
• Goal setting and strategic planning experience
• Experience in identifying needs and problems, creating innovative solutions, and managing multiple projects

Position Description

Job Description

The Associate Vice President for Economic and Workforce Development is a full-time, 12-month position. Under the direction of the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs, the Associate Vice President provides leadership and oversees daily operations of South Piedmont’s:

• School of Applied Science and Technology (computers, industrial, trade, business, and human services courses and programs)
• Corporate Training Program
• Small Business Center
• Career Services (apprenticeship, work-based learning, human resource development, and Career Center)

The Associate Vice President serves as the primary external workforce and training representative from the College and promotes positive and substantive relationships with local business and industry partners. Further, the Associate Vice President sits on the Leadership Council in the Division of Academic and Student Affairs and collaborates with Academic Deans to develop training solutions for local workforce needs.

Job Duties

• Serve as the primary external representative for South Piedmont Community College related to workforce development and training needs in Anson and Union Counties
• Collaborate with academic deans, faculty, and staff to identify and analyze education and training needs which support regional employers and related stakeholders
• Collaborate with business, industry, community, or other educational institutions to build substantive partnerships that support the mission of the College
• Provide leadership for and oversee economic and workforce development programs at the College, including Corporate Training, Career Services, and the Small Business Center
• Develop short and long-term planning for and assessment of economic and workforce development efforts of the College
• Serve as Dean for the School of Applied Science and Technology, including the Department for Computer and Industrial Technologies and the Department for Business and Human Services
• Promote quality in learning and instruction by using student-centered principles in leadership, management, hiring, scheduling, evaluation, and professional development.
• Support, mentor, and assist assigned Department Chairs/Program Directors in:
o The selection, evaluation, and professional development of faculty and staff
o The development of a student-centered course schedule, ensuring appropriate availability and sequencing of existing courses
o The implementation of pedagogical innovation
o The oversight of program review and student learning outcomes assessment process
o The coordination of the development, implementation, and evaluation of new courses, ensuring appropriate availability and sequencing of new courses
o Participation in development of recommendations for the School’s budget, including forecasting anticipated budgetary needs for staffing, equipment and supplies; monitor expenditures
o Active participation in College committees and activities
• Engage with all areas of the College to develop strategic plans that advance institutional, divisional, and departmental goals, especially as they relate to serving the business and industry community
• Oversee the preparation and management of budgets and administrative reporting for areas of supervision
• Develop and maintain close associations with Chambers of Commerce, regional and statewide Economic Development agencies, NC Community College System networks, and other appropriate business and professional organizations
• Participate in public, civic, and service organization functions or associations and in other business and industry activities to advance the mission of the College
• Collaborate with faculty, staff, and administration to analyze workforce trends in support of programmatic changes at the College
• Interact effectively, cooperatively, and professionally with diverse groups, which may include faculty, staff, administrators, business and industry leaders, government officials, and community representatives
• Actively participate in student recruitment and retention activities, admissions, advising, and registration activities
• Lead and supervise recruitment activities
• Lead, supervise, direct, and evaluate staff
• Actively participate in grant prospecting, authoring, editing, evaluation, and reporting
• Demonstrate a high-level of professionalism, innovation, collaboration, and institutional commitment in all actions
• Perform other duties as assigned by the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs/Chief Academic Officer

How to Apply

Apply online at Position is open until filled. 

Job Post Contact

South Piedmont Community College

Human Resources

PO Box 126

Polkton, NC 28135