DEPARTMENT HEAD, AGRIBUSINESS TECHNOLOGY

DEPARTMENT HEAD, AGRIBUSINESS TECHNOLOGY

Employer

Randolph Community College
629 Industrial Park Ave
Asheboro, NC 27205
Phone: 336-633-0200

Job Location

Randolph Community College

629 Industry Park Avenue, Asheboro, NC 27205

Salary/Grade

Salary to Commensurate with Education and Experience

Benefits

Full Time Benefits

Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Friday, August 9, 2019
Closes: Monday, September 30, 2019

Target Start Date

Monday, August 19, 2019

Expected Work Hours

40

Reports to

Division Chair, Business and Applied Technologies

Employment Type

Full-Time Position

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in an agriculture-related program or Master’s degree in Business Administration with extensive agricultural experience
  • A minimum of three years teaching experience in career & technical education (CTE), specifically the agriculture cluster, or in a post-secondary educational setting

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Agricultural Business Management
  • A minimum of one year experience in a supervisory role
  • At least two years of teaching experience in the community college setting

Position Description

The Department Head, Agribusiness Technology reports directly to the Division Chair, Business and Applied Technologies. This position works in cooperation with the Division Chair, Business and Applied Technologies on the leadership and day-to-day functioning of the program(s) or assigned area(s) to attain the goal of providing quality educational experiences for students. The Department Head, Agribusiness Technology provides quality learning experiences, facilitates the learning process, advises students, seeks professional development opportunities, contributes to the development of curriculum courses/programs and interacts with community/industry members.

Personnel Management

  • Recruit, interview, and recommend the appointment of faculty, full-time and adjunct, to the Division Chair and provide appropriate orientation
  • Submit all hiring documents and verification of credentials for all departmental faculty
  • Assist departmental faculty in course planning, instructional delivery, and classroom management
  • Prepare a master schedule of course offerings each semester that meet the needs of the departmental programs and the students;  assigning teaching schedules for departmental faculty within workload policy guidelines
  • Supervise and evaluate the operation of all classes and departmental faculty in accordance with policy, including classroom observations
  • Identify and recommend professional development needs of the departmental faculty
  • Resolve student grievances with instructors and classroom management, when justified
  • Facilitate the communication of departmental and/or college information to departmental faculty, full-time and adjunct, via meeting, email, etc., as needed
  • Advocate and provide motivation for departmental faculty
  • Communicate faculty needs to Division Chair
  • Encourage sound educational practices and student engagement

Department Management

  • Facilitate the selection and ordering of textbooks
  • Manage any conflict within department; striving to find an amicable resolution
  • Create and monitor employee performance improvement plans (PIPs), when warranted
  • Review, evaluate, and assess departmental programs periodically, facilitating innovation in curricular and instructional development in keeping with the mission and vision of the College
  • Recommend appropriate revisions to the plan of study, course objectives, and other departmental program information to Division Chair
  • Ensure each departmental program is in full compliance with the requirements for accreditation, certification, and other standards as stipulated by NCCCS
  • Develop and maintain productive relationships with those agencies and other organizations within the community/industry which are pertinent to the departmental programs and to prospective graduates
  • Establish and maintain an effective advisory committee in support of the departmental programs

Budget Management

  • Recommend departmental needs for personnel, equipment, supplies, facilities, and other resources during the annual planning process to the Division Chair through the Good to Great and budget processes
  • Coordinate the requisition of resources and services, including equipment, supplies, facilities and other materials required for the effective delivery of instruction
  • Manage the departmental budget, regularly monitoring the status of expenditures and implementing inventory control methods

Classroom Instruction

  • Teach all assigned courses, a range of 15 – 18 contact hours, for the full duration of scheduled instruction
  • Ensure that each class session contains essential curricular components, has appropriate content and pedagogy, and maintains currency
  • Teach an academic success class, as needed
  • Evaluate student progress and provide appropriate, timely feedback
  • Incorporate appropriate instructional technology to enhance student learning
  • Provide and/or facilitate quality experiences in laboratory and/or clinical settings to meet departmental needs
  • Maintain cleanliness of instructional areas and laboratories
  • Ensure the proper operation of classroom/lab equipment, reporting any malfunctions to the appropriate person(s)
  • Develop and distribute course syllabi according to established template providing appropriate information to students concerning course expectations and evaluation criteria

Other Services to Students

  • Maintain appropriate office hours and accessibility for students, a minimum of 5 hours a week.
  • Serve as educational advisor to students by providing academic and employment planning
  • Participate in semester advising and registration activities as assigned
  • Perform and verify graduation degree audits
  • Assist in the recruitment and retention efforts of the College
  • Advocate and provide motivation for students

Divisional Administrative Expectations

  • Prepare and submit instructional records, reports, grades, and all other required paperwork in a timely, efficient manner meeting all deadlines, checking for accuracy, correctness and completeness of all data
  • Exert an effort to remain current in discipline and instructional methods through professional development activities offered by the College and other opportunities including attendance at off-campus activities, webinars, etc., as feasible
  • Serve on and actively contribute to college committees as needed and as appointed by the President
  • Participate in discipline, departmental, divisional, and institutional meetings and other announced co-curricular activities of the College
  • Maintain proper communication and supportive relationships at all times with all other units and branches of the college
  • Maintain posted office and on-campus hours sufficient to fulfill all contracted duties and individual professional obligations, as well as to meet the needs of the discipline, department, division, and College

How to Apply

Interested and qualified individuals must apply online at http://www.randolph.edu/rcc-jobs.html

Position is open until filled. 

Job Post Contact

Melanie L. Avelino

Director of Human Resources

Randolph Community College

629 Industrial Park Avenue

Asheboro, NC  27205

336-633-0256