Department Chair, Allied Health & Human Services

Department Chair, Allied Health & Human Services


Cape Fear Community College
411 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone: 910-362-7000

Job Location

Wilmington - Downtown Campus 


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Full-time Benefits - see How To Apply section for more information

Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Monday, June 28, 2021
Closes: Monday, August 2, 2021

Target Start Date

Monday, August 16, 2021

Expected Work Hours

Full-Time Hours

Employment Type

Full-Time Faculty

Minimum Qualifications


Knowledge of:

  • Organizational and management practices as applied to the planning, analysis and evaluation of programs, policies and operational needs.
  • Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration.
  • Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation.
  • Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes and regulations.
  • Principles and procedures of academic and instructional program development and administration in the area of assignment.
  • Principles and practices of curriculum development and instructional strategies.
  • Current trends, research and development in the area of assignment.
  • Principles and practices of accreditation processes and procedures


Ability to:

  • Interpret and apply college goals, objectives, policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Analyze problems; identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.
  • Select, supervise, train and evaluate instructional staff.
  • Effectively direct the provisions of the academic area to which assigned in support of the college programs.
  • Gain cooperation through discussion and persuasion.
  • Oversee the preparation and administration of a departmental budget.
  • Conduct committee meetings in an effective and efficient manner.


Maintain effective audiovisual discrimination and perception needed for:

  • making observations
  • reading and writing
  • communicating with others
  • operating assigned equipment
  • handling varied tasks simultaneously

Maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities, which may include the following:

  • standing or sitting for extended periods of time
  • operating assigned equipment
  • Handling varied tasks simultaneously 

       Bending, stooping, climbing, or lifting up to 50 pounds


Maintain mental capacity, which allows the capability of:

  • making sound decisions
  • evaluating the effectiveness of programs and personnel
  • demonstrating intellectual capabilities


Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.



Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


Minimum Education/Training:

  • A Master’s Degree in a related Allied Health, Human Services, or Health Sciences discipline or a master’s degree and 18 graduate hours from an accredited college or university in a related Allied Health, Human Services, or Health Sciences teaching discipline.


Minimum Experience:

  • Four years of increasingly responsible experience with responsibility for academic and instructional programs in an administrative capacity, including at least five years of experience in teaching at a post-secondary level.


Preferred Qualifications


Position Description


To lead, direct, manage, supervise, plan, and coordinate the Allied Health and Human Services programs for the college; to coordinate assigned activities with other college programs divisions, departments and campuses and outside agencies; and to provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the dean of Health and Human Services.  Full time, 40-hour work week.



  • Receives supervision from Dean of Health and Human Services
  • Exercises direct and indirect supervision over instructors and administrative staff support.




Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Essential Functions:

  • Provide leadership and management responsibility for workforce preparation in Allied Health/Human Services programs and activities that incorporate current technology and effective methods of instruction that meet the needs of employers.
  • Plan, direct, and participate in the instruction for Allied Health/Human Services; develop supplemental materials and tests; maintain accurate records of student attendance and performance.
  • Manage and participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and procedures for Allied Health/Human Services programs including curriculum development and instructional coordination; recommend, within departmental policy, appropriate service and staffing levels; recommend and administer policies and procedures.
  • Continuously monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; assess and monitor work load, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships; identify opportunities for improvement and review with the Dean of Health and Human Services.
  • Coordinate with program directors to select, train, motivate and evaluate department faculty and staff; provide or coordinate professional development of faculty and staff; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline and termination procedures.
  • Plan, direct, coordinate, and review the work plan for Allied Health/Human Services; meet with staff to identify and resolve problems; assign work activities, projects and programs; monitor work flow; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures.
  • Coordinate and participate in the development and administration of the Allied Health/Human Services programs annual budget; direct the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; direct the monitoring of and approve expenditures; direct and implement adjustments as necessary.
  • Serve as liaison for Allied Health/Human Services programs with other college departments, division, agencies, industries, organizations, and the media.  
  • Recruit, interview, evaluate, and hire Allied Health/Human Services instructors; develop and draft instructor contracts and necessary materials for instructors.
  • Develop, coordinate and implement faculty schedules to ensure an equitable allocation of course assignments; assign division office space.
  • Provide direction for the development, implementation and review of curriculum courses and programs.
  • Monitor accreditation compliance for Allied Health/Human Services program 


Other Important Functions:

  • Assess materials, supplies, and equipment needs for Allied Health/Human Services programs; submit requisitions for the ordering of supplies; maintain an inventory of equipment and supplies.
  • Serve on a variety of committees and study groups; research and develop recommendations related to academic and instructional programs.
  • Coordinate the academic program efforts to recruit and retain students; coordinate the development, review, and revision of program publications, publicity and other community relations’ activities.
  • Coordinate activities with student services in the implementation of CFCC Health and Human Sciences admission, progression, and graduation policies.
  • Coordinate the selection, use and maintenance of equipment and facilities assigned to the program; may identify, negotiate and contract for educational facilities and locations.
  • Represent the college to the community and outside organizations.
  • Provide guidance and advice to students and provides a minimum of five posted office hours per week for student conferences.
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Dean of Health and Human Services.

How to Apply


Cape Fear Community College offers a competitive benefit package to include affordable insurance, retirement, and many optional benefits to choose from. Our benefits aim to serve the needs of our full-time employees through comprehensive health, wellness, and retirement benefits. Visit our Benefits page for more information. 

Brief Overview: 

  • State Health Plan 
  • Dental & Vision Insurance 
  • Additional Supplemental Insurances 
  • Disability Plan 
  • NC Retirement Plan (TSERS) 
  • Leave (Vacation, Sick, FMLA, Civil and Military, and Voluntary Shared) 
  • Paid Holidays 
  • Credit for eligible Prior State Service 
  • Supplemental Retirement Plan 
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Longevity pay 



Submit an Application through the Cape Fear Community College Careers page, along with a current resume, explanatory cover letter, and unofficial/official transcript documentation. This position REQUIRES UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS AND/OR TRAINING CERTIFICATIONS be submitted in addition to the application. Please have these documents ready to upload when applying.


Job Post Contact

Anne W. Smith
Director of Human Resources
Cape Fear Community College
411 N. Front Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone: 910-362-7028