Requires significant weekly travel to high schools and middle schools throughout the College’s service areas.
Closes: Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Target Start Date
Expected Work Hours
• Master’s degree
• Supervisory experience
• Previous experience working in a NC community college
• Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office including Word, Power Point and Excel
• Effective written and oral communication skills
• Master’s degree or higher in Education, Behavioral Sciences, or a related field
• Minimum of two (2) years full-time experience working in dual enrollment programming, admissions, academic advising, academic counseling, career coaching, secondary-to-postsecondary transitions, or related role.
• Previous experience working directly with high school student populations.
• Previous experience serving at the director level or higher of a student support unit.
• Experience working with retention software technologies and student information systems
• Demonstrated prior working knowledge of North Carolina Career and College Promise or other structured dual credit programs to include college transfer and career and technical education pathways.
The Director of High School Programs is a full-time 12-month position. Under the direction of the Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs for Student Success, the Director of High School Programs promotes and maintains operations of a comprehensive educational experience for students in dual credit high school programs to include Career and College Promise and Cooperative and Innovative High Schools. The Director works collaboratively with Local Educational Agencies (LEAs), SPCC faculty, and staff to promote completion and success of high school students in college certificates, degrees, and pathways. The Director serves as the point of contact for program inquiries and maintain a student caseload. This is a supervisory position and requires significant weekly travel to high schools and middle schools throughout the College’s service areas.
• Provide leadership and responsibility for management, operations, and promotion of High School Programs including, but not limited to, Career and College Promise (CCP) initiatives for Anson and Union Counties (public, private, charter, and home schools), Cooperative and Innovative High Schools (CIHS), Career Coaching, and related programming.
• Collaborate with Local Educational Agencies (LEAs), academic divisions, and curriculum committee to develop, plan, implement, and administer high school programs and the curriculum courses offered.
• Provide quality supervision and ongoing professional development for personnel reporting to the Director of High School Programs to include career coaches, early college coordinators, and other related program staff.
• Effectively advise, enroll, and register high school students off-site at their local high schools. Interpret test scores and high school transcripts to determine eligibility criteria. Administer career assessment as needed.
• Create and maintain a comprehensive schedule to regularly visit high schools to collect documentation and provide on-site support to students.
• Identify course needs and delivery to promote student progression.
• Work collaboratively with college support units such as admissions, records, academic support centers, counseling, and library services to ensure services are appropriately provided to students.
• Ensure compliance with all policies and procedures of the College, NC Community College System, NC Department of Public Instruction, and applicable state and federal guidelines.
• Serve as the primary contact for high school personnel. Maintains a consistent flow of communication via on-site visits, email, and phone calls with high school counselors and students to disseminate information and connect students with campus resources.
• Contact and meet with high school career development coordinators, counselors, teachers, and principals to explain benefits of SPCC program offering and maintain SPCC materials at the service area high schools.
• Coordinate and faciliate SPCC open houses, parent nights, classroom visitations, career expos, college fairs, and other special events to discuss program options to potential students.
• Regularly audit and update reports associated with high school student progression, performance and eligibility. Ensures documentation and record keeping of student advising sessions utilizing college’s retention software.
• Collaborate with academic and student services leadership to continuously develop policies and processes to improve the quality of high school programs and promote college completion.
• Contribute to the authoring of high school program related reports and evidence gathering to ensure compliance with the College’s accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
• Attend local, regional, and state conferences/workshops to explore trends and best practices that will assist and enhance student completion in high school programs.
• Perform other duties as assigned by the Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs for Student Success.