Dean of Business and Industry

Dean of Business and Industry


James Sprunt Community College
133 James Sprunt Drive
Kenansville, NC 28349
Phone: 910-296-2400

Job Location

133 James Sprunt Drive Kenansville, NC 28349


Depends on education and experience


Full-time Benefits

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Wednesday, June 28, 2023
Closes: Thursday, September 28, 2023

Target Start Date

Sunday, October 1, 2023

Expected Work Hours

M - Th 8AM - 5PM Fr 8AM-12PM

Employment Type


Minimum Qualifications

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities required to satisfactorily perform the essential duties and responsibilities.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Technology skills and ability to teach others.
Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
Proficiently operate a computer and related software.
Use active listening skills.
Be proactive, anticipate problems, and try to solve them independently.
Be organized, with a positive attitude.
Be a team player.
Demonstrate integrity (honesty, trustworthiness, high moral values).
Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.
Ability to maintain a professional demeanor in a fast-paced environment.  
Skill in managing executive calendars.
Skill in organizing, planning, and coordinating meetings and travel arrangements.
Proven knowledge and skill in the use of advanced features of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Google Docs.
Ability to take initiative and self-direction as well as communicate professionally across a variety of constituent groups.
Proven ability to concurrently address issues of various levels of complexity.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Any combination of education and experience that demonstrates possession of the requisite knowledge, skill and abilities.
Required:  Master's Degree from a regionally accredited institution in a field related to the program area or in an education related field, including but not limited to Education Administration or Higher Education. 
Preferred: Bilingual

Required: A minimum of 3 years of progressive leadership experience in higher education. 
Preferred: Community college experience that includes supervision of academic programs. 
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.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit.  The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to focus.  Requires extensive local travel.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in indoor conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
This position description covers the most essential functions and duties associated with this position.  Other duties may be assigned by the President or appropriate supervisor personnel.  The College reserves the right to alter duties, responsibilities, conditions, working hours, and job title as necessary.


James Sprunt Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College prohibits discrimination against any person (including staff, faculty or student body) on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, or age.

If you need accommodations please contact 910-296-2400. 

Preferred Qualifications


Position Description

Plan, develop, administer, supervise and evaluate all curriculum programs in the Business and Industry Department; coordinate programming with area schools and colleges; coordinate short-term and long-term planning of programs, monitor budget and expenditures.  This position reports to the Vice President of Curriculum/Chief Academic Officer. 



This list is meant to be representative, not exhaustive. Incumbents may not perform all the duties listed while in other cases related duties may also be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Supervise faculty and staff to ensure the department provides quality instruction and other related services. 
  • Employ and dismiss departmental personnel in accordance with JSCC personnel policy.
  • Teach classes as assigned.                                       
  • Manage departmental fiscal affairs within allotted budget.
  • Maintain records and submit institutional reports relevant to department. 
  • Develop departmental policies and procedures and implement instructional policies and procedures.
  • Recommend budget needs. 
  • Serve as a liaison with business and industry, public schools, other colleges and universities.
  • Advise Vice President of departmental and institutional concerns and needs. 
  • Identify annual goals and objectives for the department.
  • Conduct an annual evaluation of each member of the department.
  • Promote welfare of the college.
  • Maintain good rapport with students, colleagues, staff and community, being conscious of individual problems and needs. 
  • Participate in professional organizations.
  • Attend appropriate professional development opportunities.
  • Coordinate departmental registration and pre-registration process. 
  • Coordinate curriculum development activities and program evaluation processes.
  • Coordinate meetings with departmental advisory committees. 
  • Provide assistance and information as needed in preparation for external funding proposals.
  • Coordinate schedules of courses and faculty schedules in the delivery of programs/services.
  • Recruit, advise and counsel students.
  • Communicate and coordinate activities related to area with other areas of the College.  
  • Serve on college committees.
  • Acquire computer/technology skills as appropriate to position.
  • Assist with equipment and inventory and software renewals.
  • Maintain security of personal computer access.
  • Perform other professional or job-related duties as assigned

How to Apply


Job Post Contact

Human Resources

Tonya Kenan
HR Director & Title IV Coordinator

Kerry Miller
HR Coordinator

Cynthia Glaspie
HR Assistant