Department Head, Skilled Trades Technologies

Department Head, Skilled Trades Technologies


Wake Technical Community College
9101 Fayetteville Road
Raleigh, NC 27603
Phone: 919-866-5000

Job Location

Northern Wake Campus

6600 Louisburg Road

Raleigh, NC 


Depends on Qualifications


State of NC Benefits

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Closes: Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Target Start Date

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Expected Work Hours

Business Hours

Reports to

Dean, Biotech, Engineering, and Skilled Trades

Employment Type

Full-Time Position

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:  

Associates Degree in a Skilled Trades Technology or Construction Technology or related field. 

Possesses an industry recognized license in a Skilled Trades Technology or Construction Technology or related field 

Two years post-secondary teaching experience in Skilled Trades Technology or Construction Technology or a related field to skilled trades and construction.  

Three years supervisory or leadership experience in Skilled Trades Technology or Construction Technology or a related field 

Preferred Qualifications


Five years supervisory experience in a post-secondary academic setting 

Five years teaching experience in a related field, preferably in a community college setting  

Five years supervisory experience in a related field

Leadership training  

Position Description

This position coordinates all instructional and academic activities within the department and supervises curriculum/course development.  The Department Head also serves as the first-line manager of personnel, supplies, equipment, and facilities of the department.          

Responsibilities and Duties (*Essential Functions)

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary job functions herein described.  

*Coordinates all of the instructional and academic activities within the assigned department(s) and subject area(s) 

*Responsible for keeping the Division Dean informed of the operation of the supervisory unit

*Provides leadership and supervision of a managerial team in the Skilled Trades Department  

*Represents the department regarding strategic planning issues and assists in the achievement of division goals 

*Develops, maintains, and supervises long-range Institutional Effectiveness assessment plans that may include planning, developing, and reporting the program mission, goals, and program/student learning outcomes 

*Ensures programs and courses are effectively measuring program and student learning outcomes  

Manages curriculum enrollment growth and ensures ongoing development of department program(s) 

Supervises curriculum/course development and ensures currency of the curriculum 

Supervises, evaluates, and coordinates departmental course offerings  

Leads the development of full-time and adjunct faculty teaching schedules 

Coordinates and participates in open houses and other student recruitment events 

Maintains catalog, website, and brochure accuracy  

Plans and conducts faculty department meetings  

Participates in or develops faculty training and/or development  

Supervises program reviews and/or accreditation 

Reviews and recommends changes in curricula and prepares proposals for new curricula, based on the recommendations of the program directors and faculty  

Manages advising processes 

Participates in resolution of faculty and student issues 

Develops and implements strategies to promote student persistence and completion of programs

 Ensures currency of course syllabi  

Supervises textbook selection, revision, and periodic reviews

Ensures book orders are placed in a timely manner Assists with data management for division

Assists program directors, dean, and registrar's office with scheduling issues and enrollment management

Promotes the implementation of student success and retention strategies, projects, and initiatives

Assists dean with allocation and monitoring of division resources

Assists dean with new and existing affiliation and articulation agreements

Completes annual applied benchmark project on an individual or group basis

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  

Innovative, creative, motivated and work well with others  

Exhibit strong leadership skills  

Able to maintain records accurately and be able to meet deadlines consistently

Able to maintain good organizational skills  

Able to perform normal duties with minimum supervision  

Excellent written and verbal communication skills  

How to Apply

Interested candidates may apply online through the following link: Department Head, Skilled Trades Technologies 

Job Post Contact

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