Dean of Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Initiatives

Dean of Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Initiatives


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

Job Location

133 James Sprunt Drive Kenansville, NC 28349


commensurate with education and experience


Full-time Benefits

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Monday, June 3, 2024
Closes: Thursday, August 22, 2024

Target Start Date

Monday, September 2, 2024

Expected Work Hours

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

Employment Type


Minimum Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS: Education, Experience, Skills, and Abilities

The requirements listed below represent the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the essential duties and responsibilities satisfactorily.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Technology skills and ability to train others.
Skill in managing and organizing calendars.
Skill in organizing, planning, and coordinating meetings and travel arrangements.
Proven knowledge and skill in the use of advanced features of Microsoft Word, and Excel.
Ability to communicate effectively through speech and writing.
Ability to identify, communicate, and analyze problems.
Ability to take ownership and utilize constructive feedback.
Must be punctual, professional, and ethically conduct oneself.
Ability to plan and prioritize tasks.
Ability to work respectfully within a team environment.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE: Any combination of education and experience demonstrates possession of the requisite knowledge, skill, and abilities.
Required:  Master's degree from a regionally accredited institution in an academic discipline, Higher Education, or a related field.  

Preferred: Master's degree with advanced skills in educational research, institutional planning, and statistical methods. Bilingual.

Required:  Experience in strategic planning, research development, accreditation, and compliance.      
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here represent those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to assist 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 move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to focus.  May require travel.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here represent those employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to assist 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 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

Salary is Commensurate on experience and education 

The Dean of Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Initiatives is responsible for overseeing strategic planning initiatives and working directly with the Director of Institutional Effectiveness to assist with institutional planning, research, reporting, and accreditation requirements. The position also maintains accurate records of college policy and procedures to ensure compliance in all areas. This includes any necessary updates and changes. The position reports directly to the Vice President of Curriculum / Chief Academic Officer (CAO). 



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 the ability to perform the essential functions.

  • Provide counsel and serve as the strategic advisor to the Vice President of Curriculum / CAO (designated Accreditation Liaison) for short-term and long-term institutional planning. 
  • Work with the Director of Institutional Effectiveness to assist with all accreditation efforts. 
  • Serve as the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) Director.
  • Oversee the Perkins grant. 
  • Assist with all College reporting. 
  • Carry out special projects and programs initiated by the Vice President of Curriculum / CAO. 
  • Develop and maintain professionalism, collaboration, mutual respect, and open lines of communication between faculty and students, other areas of the College, and the community at large.
  • Work alongside division deans to assist with program quality and continuous improvement of all academic program areas. 
  • Responsible for coordinating the administration of policies related to the area and to assist with ensuring compliance with accrediting and regulating agencies and authorities. 
  • Works with the Director of Institutional Effectiveness to provide data that highlights College strengths as well as opportunities for improvement. 
  • Assist with providing new employees with appropriate orientation to the area and College.
  • Provides opportunities for area faculty and staff to participate in professional development activities that advance the mission of the College.
  • Responsible for assisting the area with meeting deadlines and reporting requirements. 
  • Conduct divisional meetings with division deans and curriculum faculty and staff as needed.
  • Serve on the Academic Affairs Committee and work with division deans to assist with program and curriculum changes. 
  • Evaluate the financial analysis of curriculum program costs and program outcomes.
  • Make recommendations for plans and growth of curriculum programs. 
  • Provide oversight for professional development activities for the area. 
  • Represent the College at meetings, conferences and events as appropriate.
  • Work closely with the Associate Vice President of Workforce Development and Continuing Education to maximize course offerings and build pathways with Curriculum. 
  • Assist in the coordination of data gathering of information relevant to each divisional area to be used in research projects, survey completion, report completion and planning assumptions in improving institutional effectiveness.
  • Participate in joint planning with other educational, public agencies and the private sector.
  • Provide guidance to ensure compliance with all grant fund requirements.
  • Engage in professional development and community service activities.
  • Acquire computer/technology competencies as appropriate to the position.
  • Maintain security of personal computer access.
  • Encourage and support College activities, policies, procedures, and philosophies.
  • Actively participate in professional organizations.
  • Perform other professional or job-related duties as assigned.
  • Serve on college committees as directed by the supervisor.

How to Apply

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