Dean of Student Learning

Dean of Student Learning


Central Carolina Community College
1105 Kelly Drive
Sanford, NC 27330
Phone: 919-775-5401

Job Location

Sanford, NC


$78,155.00 - $93,155.00 annually


Full Time Benefits

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Closes: Monday, April 30, 2018

Target Start Date

Monday, June 4, 2018

Expected Work Hours

7:45am-5pm M-Th 7:30am-3:30pm Fri

Reports to

Vice President of Learning & Workforce Development/CAO

Employment Type

Full-Time Permanent

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's Degree from an accredited institution in higher education, student affairs, counseling, or an appropriate College instructional discipline.
  • Minimum of five years in educational leadership, instruction, and/or student support experience relevant to the position.

Required knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • An understanding of the unique nature and role of the College and a commitment to its full mission.
  • An ability to work with faculty, staff, and administrators in a process of continuous improvement.
  • An ability to work with diverse student populations to identify and address their learning needs.
  • An ability to employ and manage competent staff and faculty to meet the goals of the College.
  • An understanding of and ability to use educational and communication technology.
  • Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree
  • Knowledge and/or demonstrated skills, ability and experiences leading college student equity efforts that improve retention, persistence, and completion initiatives aligned with national student success movements.
  • Demonstrated commitment to academic achievement, equity, inclusiveness, collaboration, transparency, and shared leadership among all constituencies including students, faculty, and administrators.
  • Knowledge and experience with grants related to maximizing levels of student success and knowledge of state and/or federal program requirements.
  • Leadership in college orientation, first-year experience, academic advising, and/or implementation of online early-alert/academic planning systems.
  • Experience with college and career readiness teaching and/or administration
  • Teaching experience in the college classroom and/or knowledge and demonstrated ability to improve attainment of student learning outcomes

Position Description

"Learning First" is the primary institutional goal for Central Carolina Community College where all faculty and staff are empowered as educators, committed to responsibility for the learning process. The college seeks a visionary and equity-minded leader to fill the Dean of Student Learning role who has the experience and work ethic to help actualize our commitment to excellence in student learning, access, success, and addressing equity gaps across our "one college model."

Frequent travel to local and state conferences.  Occasional travel to national conferences is required.

  • Lead and supervise the planning, staffing, coordinating, programs and policies and total programmatic oversight of College & Career Readiness, College Success and Student Transitions, College Success Courses, Student Outreach & Recruitment, the Center for Academic Excellence, Evening College, Academic Assistance, and the Writing & Reading Center.
  • Ensure the implementation of intentionally-designed programming that helps students, staff, and faculty improve student learning outcomes
  • Provide oversight and strategic support of Associate Dean of College & Career Readiness to ensure a quality student learning experience in Adult High School, Adult Education, and English as a Second Language courses and compliance with WIOA/Title II.
  • Supervise the Student Learning Data Analyst and collaboratively lead the effort for a comprehensive and data-informed approach to providing support for the student learning process at the College beginning with the first communication with potential students (access) until the student meets his or her respective goals (success).
  • Use a data-informed approach to manage, develop, coordinate, and implement purposeful academic support programs that target specific learning needs of students as well as purposeful recruitment and outreach of future students.
  • Work closely with Student Services Departments and Dean of Arts, Sciences, & Advising to assess and address student learning needs early in students' college experience. 
  • Ensure the coordination of a comprehensive first-year experience program that provides intentional methods of student support using an intrusive advising model supported by an appreciative advising approach.
  • Lead the effort to design and communicate results of both formative and summative assessments, including the college equity plan, to charge faculty, staff, and administration to continuously improve their ability to enhance the student learning environment.
  • Work in collaboration with faculty, staff, and administration to develop data-informed and industry-driven ideas for program improvements, targeted professional development, and investigate/seek out external resources to support grants and special projects aligned with the college's strategic plan.
  • Work in collaboration with the Chief Academic Officer to provide programmatic direction for the College's annual allocation of Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act funding with the primary goal of increasing the quality of technical education and supporting the process for integrated career pathways from high school to college.
  • Serve as Chair for the Student Engagement & Learning Committee. 
  • Serve on College committees as assigned.
  • Complete the annual minimum five-hour staff development requirement.
  • Submit records and forms in a timely fashion as required in the policy and procedures manual.
  • Encourage and support College activities, policies, procedures, and philosophies.
  • Actively participate in professional organizations.
  • Serve as the co-project lead for the college's First in the World grant until September 30, 2020.
  • Other duties as assigned.

How to Apply

Job Post Contact

Central Carolina Community College Human Resources

(919) 718-7291