Dean of Workforce Development

Dean of Workforce Development


Cleveland Community College
137 South Post Road
Shelby, NC 28152
Phone: 704-669-6000

Job Location

Shelby, North Carolina


Starting Salary begins at $58,039, based on experience.


Full Time Benefits

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Closes: Friday, May 29, 2020

Target Start Date

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Expected Work Hours

Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4 pm, some evening and weekends hours may be required.

Reports to

Vice President of Economic and Workforce Development

Employment Type

Full-Time 12 month

Minimum Qualifications


  • Master’s degree in higher education or related field from an accredited institution.
  • Experience teaching at the college level.

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to work or meet in the evenings and/or on weekends, with advance notice.
  • Ability to provide leadership in anticipating and responding to change.
  • Ability to work effectively and collegially with others.
  • Skill in the use of computers and commitment to use of technology.
  • Experience with current version of MS Office or similar programs.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Provide exceptional customer services with people internal and external to the institution.
  • Effectiveness in the following College organizational competencies:
    • Translating College purpose, values, and vision into organizational action
    • Collaborating and facilitating
    • Creating and innovating
    • Anticipating and responding to change
    • Providing vision and leadership
  • Familiarity with and appreciation for the mission of a comprehensive community college.
  • Flexible and adapts to change.
  • Ability to multi-task with multiple departments and activities of others.

Preferred Qualifications

Management and/or supervisory experience is preferred.

Position Description

Provide leadership working with faculty to ensure quality programs, program planning and development, regular program evaluations, high professional standards, and a student-centered learning environment.
This position plans, oversees, organizes and directs the activities of Manufacturing, Construction, Information Technology, Work-Based Learning, and Apprenticeships and supports College functions to ensure that assigned duties fulfill applicable Federal, State, and College academic goals and objectives. The Dean is expected to represent the College with extreme professionalism while selecting, supervising, training, and evaluating academic personnel as assigned. The individual must also demonstrate evidence of a career path that includes flexibility and a willingness to change; open-mindedness, fairness and the ability to see multiple perspectives; the ability to take risks for the benefit of the College with a mindset to fully accept responsibility for professional and personal growth. In addition, the Dean is to provide leadership working with faculty to ensure quality programs, program planning and development, regular program evaluations, high professional standards, and a student-centered learning environment.

  1. Evaluate the annual performance of department chairs; coordinate evaluation of program coordinators, full-time, and adjunct faculty.
  2. Assist the Vice President of Economic and Workforce Development with on-going, systematic assessment and evaluation for the continuous improvement of instruction and related services.
  3. Ensure that all assessments on the program level (program review) are completed by the department chairs, program coordinators, and program area faculty as appropriate, while confirming that all programs in the division meet local, NCCCS, and SACS-COC quality standards.
  4. Review program recommendations and implement program improvements, per curriculum protocols (i.e. NCCCS curriculum standards, Curriculum Committee changes, and through attending annual academic Advisory Board committee meetings.
  5. Conduct regularly divisional meetings; coordinate and approve faculty work schedules; approve the schedule of semester course offerings; and, participate in registration, pre-registration, and student orientation.
  6. Ensure that courses are scheduled according to the suggested sequence in the catalog.
  7. Ensure that schedules are coordinated between various departments within the division.
  8. Evaluate teaching overload requests and provide justification if necessary, for approved overloads.
  9. Ensure that official transcripts and other credentials are filed for each full-time and adjunct faculty member prior to the beginning of the faculty member’s teaching assignment.
  10. Coordinate divisional and departmental requests for instructional equipment, materials, and supplies.
  11. Work with public school superintendents, directors, and coordinators to provide attractive programs for dual enrollment, Career and College Promise, and Cleveland Early College High School.
  12. Publicize programs with Cleveland County Schools, Chambers of Commerce, business & industry and other potential employers.
  13. Visit Career and College Promise classrooms; establish rapport with school site leadership and faculty.
  14. Ensure that programs in the division meet local, NCCCS, and SACS-COC quality requirements.
  15. Attend annual advisory committee meetings.
  16. Coordinate grants for professional development (i.e., Perkins, Tier A, Back to Industry, etc.).
  17. Ensure full-time and adjunct faculty has adequate professional development opportunities.
  18. Assist Work Based Learning with business and industry to establish on-site courses and work-based learning opportunities.
  19. Participate on search committees and serve on interview teams for the selection of full-time faculty and coordinators.
  20. Assist with accreditation and related reports.
  21. Serve on committees as required.
  22. Performs other duties as assigned and other related duties incident to the work described herein.

Job Post Contact

Allen Kniceley