Dean, Construction & Industrial Technology

Dean, Construction & Industrial Technology


Pitt Community College
1986 Pitt Tech Road
Winterville, NC 28590
Phone: 252-493-7200

Job Location

Main Campus, Winterville, NC


Depends upon Qualifications


State of NC Full Time Benefits

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Thursday, September 15, 2022
Closes: Sunday, October 16, 2022

Target Start Date

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Expected Work Hours


Reports to

Vice President for Academic Affairs and Student Services

Employment Type

Full-Time Position

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in one of the major areas supervised and minimum of five years of experience in at least one area supervised; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge, and abilities.  

Preferred Qualifications

Physical Requirements:   Must be physically able to operate a variety of automated machines including computer, copier, calculator, etc.  Must be physically able to exert up to twenty-five pounds of force occasionally and/or frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.  Position involves mostly sedentary work, but may require walking or standing for brief periods of time. 

Data Conception:   Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable functional, structural, or compositional characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people, or things.

Interpersonal Communication:   Requires the ability of speaking and/or signaling people to convey or exchange information.  Includes the giving of assignments and instructions to assistants and students.  Includes the receiving of information and instructions from the Executive Vice President.

Language Ability:   Requires the ability to read a variety of documents, reports, and books such as various manuals, College catalog, textbooks, professional publications, etc.  Requires the ability to prepare documents and reports with the proper format, punctuation, spelling and grammar, etc.  Has the ability to speak with poise, voice control and confidence.  Must be able to make effective oral presentations.

Intelligence:   Has the ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagrammatic form.  Is able to deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Has the ability to apply principles of rational systems such as engineering, mechanics, accounting, etc., in order to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables.

Verbal Aptitude:   Requires the ability to record and deliver information and to follow verbal and written instructions.

Numerical Aptitude:   Requires the ability to utilize mathematical formulas; add, subtract, multiply, and divide numbers; utilize decimals; figure percentages; apply principles of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry; utilize descriptive statistics; etc.

Form/Spatial Aptitude:  Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width and shape.

Motor Coordination:   Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes in using automated office equipment.

Manual Dexterity:   Requires the ability to handle a variety of items, office and other equipment, control knobs, switches, etc.  Must have moderate levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.

Color Discrimination:   Does not require the ability to differentiate colors and shades of color.

Interpersonal Temperament:   Has the ability to deal with people beyond receiving instructions.  The worker needs to relate to people in situations involving more than receiving instructions.  Must be adaptable to performing under moderate stress when confronted with an emergency.

Physical Communication:  Requires the ability to talk and/or hear (talking - expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words; hearing - perceiving nature of sounds by ear.)


Knowledge of Job:  Has considerable knowledge of the practices, procedures, rules and regulations of the College as they apply to duties of the position.  Has comprehensive knowledge of all programs of the Division.  Has excellent management skills; is able to use abstract thinking in assessing and evaluating practices and procedures for the Division.  Has good knowledge of record-keeping practices and procedures of the College as they pertain to the Division.  Has considerable knowledge of general office operations, functions, and procedures.  Has the ability to use influence systems in instructing subordinates and students.  Is able to apply principles of conceptual thinking in weighing the merits of problems/disagreements which occur and in analyzing data for long-range planning.  Has the ability to create systems, design procedures, and implement ideas.  Is able to use independent judgment in numerous routine and non-routine situations.  Is able to communicate effectively with others both in person and over the telephone in a clear and pleasant manner.  Has the knowledge and intelligence required to communicate with all levels of staff, faculty, students, and the public in the performance of the job; possesses good listening skills.  Is able to motivate others through persuasive communication.  Has the ability to compile, organize, prepare, and maintain an assortment of records, reports, and related information.  Has the ability to comprehend, interpret, and apply regulations, procedures, and office operations. Is able to read, understand and complete written requests and work assignments in a timely fashion.  Knows how to estimate time, materials and supplies required to complete various routine activities.  Is able to promote efficient completion of duties by self and subordinates.  Has good organizational, supervisory, and human relations skills.  Has the ability to deal with emergency situations that may arise.  Has the ability to operate a variety of office equipment and machines in completing tasks.  Is able to complete mathematical calculations quickly and accurately.  Is knowledgeable in accounting practices and procedures as they relate to budget planning and implementation.  Is able to work under stressful conditions related to meeting deadlines, implementing precise budgets, handling difficult scheduling, etc. Is able to make sound, educated decisions in a variety of areas on a continuing basis.

Quality of Work:  Maintains high standards of accuracy in exercising duties and responsibilities.  Exercises immediate remedial action to correct any quality deficiencies that occur in areas of responsibility.  Maintains 

high quality communication and interaction with all College departments and divisions, co-workers and the public.

Quantity of Work:  Performs described "Specific Duties and Responsibilities" and related assignments efficiently and effectively in order to produce quantity of work which consistently meets standards and expectations of the College.

Dependability:  Assumes responsibility for completing assigned work.   Completes assigned work within deadlines in accordance with directives, College policy, standards and prescribed procedures.  Remains accountable to assigned responsibilities in the technical, human and conceptual areas.

Attendance:  Attends and remains at work regularly and adheres to College policies and procedures regarding absences and tardiness.  Provides adequate notice to higher management with respect to vacation time and time-off requests.

Initiative and Enthusiasm:  Maintains an enthusiastic, self-reliant and self-starting approach to meet job responsibilities and accountabilities.  Strives to anticipate work to be done and initiates proper and acceptable direction for the completion of work with a minimum of supervision and instruction.

Judgment:  Exercises analytical judgment in areas of responsibility.  Identifies problems or situations as they occur and specifies decision objectives.  Identifies or assists in identifying alternative solutions to problems or situations.  Implements decisions in accordance with prescribed and effective policies and procedures and with a minimum of errors.  Seeks expert or experienced advice where appropriate and researches problems, situations and alternatives before exercising judgment.

Cooperation:  Accepts supervisory instruction and direction and strives to meet the goals and objectives of same.  Questions such instruction and direction when clarification of results or consequences are justified, i.e., poor communications, variance with College policy or procedures, etc.  Offers suggestions and recommendations to encourage and improve cooperation between all staff persons and departments within the College.

Relationships with Others:  Shares knowledge with managers, supervisors and staff for mutual and College benefit.  Contributes to maintaining high morale among all College employees.  Develops and maintains cooperative and courteous relationships with department employees, staffers and managers in other departments, representatives from organizations, and the public so as to maintain good will toward the College and to project a good College image.  Tactfully and effectively handles requests, suggestions and complaints from other departments and persons in order to maintain good will within the College. Emphasizes the importance of maintaining a positive image within the College.  Interacts effectively with higher management, Vice President, other College professionals and the public.

Coordination of Work:  Plans and organizes daily work routine.  Establishes priorities for the completion of work in accordance with sound time-management methodology.  Avoids duplication of effort.  Estimates expected time of completion of elements of work and establishes a personal schedule accordingly. Attends required meetings, planning sessions and discussions on time.  Implements work activity in accordance with priorities and estimated schedules. 

Safety and Housekeeping:  Adheres to all safety and housekeeping standards established by the College and various regulatory agencies.  Sees that the standards are not violated. Maintains a clean and orderly workplace. 

Planning:  Plans, directs and uses information effectively in order to enhance activities and production of the department.  Knows and understands the expectations of the College regarding the activities of the department and works to see that these expectations are met.  Designs and formulates ways, means, and timing to achieve the goals and objectives of the department and the College.  Within the constraints of College policy, formulates the appropriate strategy and tactics for achieving departmental and College objectives. Organizes, arranges and allocates manpower, financial and other designated resources in an efficient and effective way so as to achieve the goals and objectives of the department and the College.

Organizing:  Organizes own work and that of subordinate staff well.  Ensures that staff members know what results are expected of them and that they are regularly and appropriately informed of all College and department matters affecting them and/or of concern to them.

Staffing:  Works with the Personnel Department to select and recommend employment of personnel for the department who are qualified both technically and philosophically to meet the needs of the department and College.  Personally directs the development and training of department personnel in order to ensure that they are properly inducted, oriented and trained.

Leading: Provides a work environment which encourages clear and open communications. Has a clear and comprehensive understanding of the principles of effective leadership and how such principles are to be applied.  Provides adequate feed?back to staff so that they know whether their performance levels are satisfactory.  Commends and rewards employees for outstanding performance yet does not hesitate to take disciplinary action when necessary.  Exercises enthusiasm in influencing and guiding others toward the achievement of College goals and objectives.

Controlling:  Provides a work environment which is orderly and controlled.  Coordinates, audits, and controls manpower and financial resources efficiently and effectively. Coordinates, audits, and controls the utilization of materials and equipment efficiently and effectively.  Has a clear and comprehensive understanding of College standards, methods and procedures.  

Delegating:  Assigns additional duties to staff as necessary and/or appropriate in order to meet department goals, enhance staff abilities, build confidence on the job and assist staff members in personal growth.  Has confidence in staff to meet new or additional expectations.

Decision Making:   Uses discretion and judgment in developing and implementing courses of action affecting the department.  When a particular policy, procedure or strategy does not appear to be achieving the desired result, moves decisively and definitively to develop and implement alternatives.

Creativity:  Regularly seeks new and improved methodologies, policies and procedures for enhancing the effectiveness of department and College.  Employs imagination and creativity in the application of duties and responsibilities.  Is not adverse to change.

Human Relations:  Strives to develop and maintain good rapport with all staff members. Listens to and considers their suggestions and complaints and responds appropriately. Maintains the respect and loyalty of staff.

Policy Implementation:  Has a clear and comprehensive understanding of College policies regarding the department and College function.  Adheres to those policies in the discharge of duties and responsibilities and ensures the same from subordinate staff.

Policy Formulation:  Keeps abreast of changes in operating philosophies and policies of the College and continually reviews department policies in order to ensure that any changes in College philosophy or practice are appropriately incorporated.  Also understands the relationship between operating policies and practices and department morale and performance.  Works to see that established policies enhance same.


Position Description

The Dean of Construction and Industrial Technology provides leadership to the Construction and Industrial Technology Division and is responsible for the overall management of division programs and fostering a collaborative environment to facilitate program and student success. The Dean is also responsible for supporting the college mission and strategic plan and implementing college polices. Reports to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Student Services.

Maintains congruency between the college mission and all division activities.
Provides leadership in developing, implementing, and maintaining curriculum offerings and programs that respond to community needs, prepare students for success, and meet the requirements of SACS, NCCCS, applicable specialized accrediting agencies, and other appropriate external agencies and are consistent with the expectations of college leadership, the Board of Trustees, the public, and external constituencies. 
Provides leadership and advocacy in the planning, implementing, assessing, and ongoing improvement of all construction and industrial technology curricula, courses, and programs; focuses on the design and improvement of educational experiences to enhance student learning and program excellence.
Plans, executes, and evaluates annual division goals and strategic plans, outcomes, and related activities based on the needs of the programs, division, and college.
Maintains a strong record of assessment by disseminating and using data in decision making.
Establishes and administers division policies and procedures; provides leadership in developing and administering program policies and procedures, including but not limited to, those related to program admission, progression, graduation, grading and evaluation, and student conduct.  
Maintains effective communications within the division through regular meetings with faculty and staff, and by means of written communications, utilization of committees, and/or other group management strategies.
Supports the functions of Academic Affairs and Student Services; maintains communication and collaborates with other administrators, faculty, and staff across the college to advance academic priorities.
Responds to the needs of department chairs and program directors; supports faculty in teaching, professional development, and service.
Develops and maintains productive relationships with businesses, industries, and other organizations in the community which are pertinent to the programs and prospective graduates and with which the college may hold contracts, other agreements, or arrangements; maintains productive relationships with representatives from other educational institutions and the public school system.
Ensures contracts and agreements pertinent to division programs are current and provisions are met.
Recommends, implements, and enforces academic policies and procedures, administrative rules and regulations, and other controls intended to maintain order and the highest standards of instruction.
Provides leadership in addressing and resolving student complaints and appeals, faculty complaints and grievances, and other student, faculty, and staff disputes.
Prepares and submits complete, correct, and timely reports, as required. 
Oversees daily operations of CIT Continuing Education to include budgets, contracts, class schedules and instructor schedules. 
Supports community enrichment and local training through short-term training objectives pertaining to construction, industrial and transportation programs.
Personnel Management: 
Ensures all faculty and staff are appropriately qualified. 
Assigns, supervises, and evaluates faculty and staff.
Ensures that individual faculty schedules are developed and fulfilled within the programs, including adequate provisions for teaching loads, office hours, student advisement, registration, committee work, and other instructional activities. 
Provides for the professional development needs of faculty and staff. 
Maintains and updates current job descriptions for faculty and staff; updates personnel information in human resources for faculty and staff as needed.
Oversees faculty and staff recruitment and retention; facilitates faculty and staff searches; recommends the appointment of faculty and staff.
Ensures orientation and mentoring is provided to new faculty and staff. 
Oversees preparation and processing of contracts for adjunct faculty and time sheets for part-time staff. 
Supervises, processes, and maintains records of leave requests, absentee reports, and related documentation for faculty and staff. 
Financial Management: 
Provides efficient management of resources; identifies, prioritizes, and recommends resource needs for the division; assists in the inventory and physical security of resources. 
Prepares and administers the division and special budgets effectively and efficiently; approves expenditures and regularly monitors status of expenditures. 
Follows state and college purchasing policies and procedures.
Participates in securing external funding to enhance academic opportunities and financial support for students; ensures funding guidelines are followed and appropriate documentation is completed and submitted as required. 
Other Duties
Teaches a minimum of one class per academic year.
Participates in student recruitment, advising, and registration. 
Enforces academic policy and procedures at all times; complies with all institutional rules and regulations pertinent to classroom, laboratory, and general employment.
Attends the workplace regularly, reports to work punctually, and maintains a weekly work schedule sufficient to ensure proper supervision of division and departmental activities, fulfill all contracted duties and individual professional obligations, and meet the needs of the programs, division, and college.
Maintains complete office and student records as needed; processes and/or submits reports, forms, schedules, and all other required paper and electronic documentation in a timely, efficient manner, checking for the accuracy, correctness, and completeness of all data. 
Represents the program, division, and college in institutional assignments, community affairs, and professional activities; upholds such involvement among faculty.
Participates in program, divisional, and institutional meetings, committees, and other announced activities.
Fulfills committee assignments and other special appointments within the college and community, and otherwise, gives appropriate support to college endeavors.
Attends in-service training and other professional development opportunities, including attendance at off-campus activities, as feasible, to stay current with developments in the field of instruction and strengthen leadership and management skills.
Keeps all sensitive information protected and strictly confidential; maintains confidentiality in accordance with college, FERPA, and HIPAA requirements.

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