Director of Foundational Studies

Director of Foundational Studies


Montgomery Community College
1011 Page Street
Troy, NC 27371
Phone: 910-576-6222

Job Location

1011 Page Street Troy, NC 27371


$43,567-$55,793 / Level 3


Full time benefits

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Monday, July 11, 2022
Closes: Monday, August 15, 2022

Target Start Date

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Expected Work Hours

M-Th 8am - 5pm; F 8am - 3pm

Reports to

Dean of Continuing Education

Employment Type


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university required. A minimum of 3 years teaching experience in a high school equivalency or developmental education program. Experience in educational administration and supervision preferred. Possess an understanding of and commitment to the unique nature and role of Foundational Studies specifically and the College in general.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree from accredited college or university preferred.

Position Description

The Director is responsible for the overall administrative functions of the division, including the Adult High School Diploma, Compensatory Education, ESL, High School Equivalency Test Preparation, and Developmental Studies programs and the services provided by the College. On a day-to-day basis, the Director is a facilitator for the overall operation. The Director is a source of information and advocate for all of the programs, activities, and services of the division.

On a broader scope, the Director has primacy of responsibility for finding and/or establishing priorities, including but not limited to, equipment acquisition, allocation of material and supply funds, travel, program publicity and recruitment, and contact with schools and other external agencies.


Essential Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate activities of the programs and services within the division.
  • Review programs and activities within the division and make appropriate recommendations for changes through the process of institutional planning.
  • Facilitate and approve program implementation and evaluation.
  • Coordinate faculty teaching assignments.
  • Recommend faculty for employment, reappointment, probation, and termination.
  • Orient new faculty and staff.
  • Coordinate and cooperate with other division Deans.
  • Implement and interpret institutional, divisional, and program policies.
  • Facilitate interactions between the division and other agencies in the community.
  • Evaluate divisional activities and personnel.
  • Monitor FTE production of full- and part-time staff.
  • Coordinate student recruitment for divisional programs.
  • Implement and disseminate federal, state, and institutional policies as they relate to
  • Foundational Studies.
  • Maintain adequate records and disburse information.
  • Prepare and submit grants for special projects within Foundational Studies.
  • Make initial recommendations on requests for travel, textbooks, leaves, and purchases.
  • Maintain divisional budgets.
  • Prepare reports using divisional data as requested.
  • Perform other duties as determined by the Dean of Continuing Education.

The Director for Foundational Studies must be able to communicate with staff, faculty, students, and the community effectively. The Director must be able to design and implement a plan to facilitate the transition of students from pre-college programs into curriculum or continuing education training programs. The Director must possess or develop relationships with local public agencies and the community to facilitate continuous enrollment and community engagement.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement:

Montgomery Community College shall offer equal opportunity to its employees, applicants for employment, and students without regard to handicap, race, color, religion, national origin, political affiliation, sex or age, or disability (except where age or sex is a bonafide occupational qualification).
Applicants will be judged solely on the basis of meeting the requirements of the position.

Montgomery Community College reserves the right to amend this job description by adding to, deleting, or modifying the job requirements as set forth above at any time.

How to Apply

Complete an online application at: MCC Application

Job Post Contact

Amy Goodwin

Director of Human Resources

Montgomery Community College

1011 Page Street

Troy, NC 27371

Phone:  910-898-9634