Department Head, Transportation Technologies

Department Head, Transportation Technologies


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

Job Location

Southern Wake Campus

9101 Fayetteville Road

Raleigh, NC 


$54,086.43 - $71,266.82 Annually


State of NC Benefits

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Closes: Sunday, October 6, 2019

Target Start Date

Friday, November 1, 2019

Expected Work Hours

Business Hours

Reports to

Dean, Applied Engineering and Technologies

Employment Type

Full-Time Annual

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:
Master's degree in Automotive, Transportation, Mechanical Engineering, or related field
Two years post-secondary teaching experience in Automotive, Transportation, Mechanical Engineering, or related field

Three years supervisory or leadership experience in Automotive, Transportation, Mechanical Engineering, or 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

Job Summary

Pay Grade: Manager 6

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 Heavy Equipment and Transportation Technologies 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 accreditations

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

Promotes continuous improvement by completing an annual applied benchmark project on an individual or a group basis

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 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 must apply online through the following link: Department Head, Transportation Technologies

Job Post Contact

Human Resources