Executive Director, Secondary Partnerships

Executive Director, Secondary Partnerships


Central Carolina Community College
1105 Kelly Drive
Sanford, NC 27330
Phone: 919-775-5401

Job Location


Sanford, NC


$70,268.00 - $80,809.00 Annually



Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Tuesday, May 28, 2024
Closes: Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Target Start Date

Monday, July 1, 2024

Expected Work Hours

40 hours

Employment Type

Full-time Staff

Minimum Qualifications

  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Three years of experience working with dual enrollment programs
  • Knowledge of Career and College Promise goals, structure, and operating procedures
  • Understanding of cooperative innovative high school programs
  • Familiarity with comprehensive community college educational offerings, including pathways leading to college credit and continuing education credentials
  • Knowledge of career and technical education opportunities and related workforce outcomes
  • Two years of supervisory and administrative experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or higher in higher education or related field
  • College advising experience
  • Teaching experience
  • Experience with Career and College Promise programming or administration
  • Experience in curriculum and academic pathway development
  • Knowledge of the college’s service area and secondary partners

Position Description

At Central Carolina Community College, we create transformative lifelong learning opportunities! We expect all employees to find ways to remove barriers to student success and provide all students a pathway to achievable dreams. Our employees are charged to recognize the challenges we face and to respond to them with empathy, understanding, and a willingness to help.

The Executive Director of Secondary Partnerships leads dual enrollment and cooperative innovative high school programs to increase access to postsecondary education and to support the success of high school students concurrently enrolled in college classes.   Through direct communication and the coordination of career coaches in high schools, the Executive Director of Secondary Partnerships builds and maintains collaborative working relationships with stakeholders from all public, charter, and private schools in the three-county service area and also supports home school students.  Directing recruitment and retention for the Career and College Promise program, the Executive Director develops and implements strategies to enroll underserved students and help them earn college credit on a pathway to a credential.  The Executive Director of Secondary Partnerships works closely with college faculty and staff to align Career and College Promise pathways with curriculum and continuing education programs of study and facilitate smooth transition to full-time CCCC enrollment.

Please include unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Will be required to submit official copies of transcripts before start date.

This position may have occasional travel between campuses and for training. Occasional after hours may be required.  

Diversity Policy:  Central Carolina Community College believes the college experience is greatly enriched through diversity; therefore, the college encourages diversity of thought within the student body and staff. Furthermore, the college seeks to promote awareness of diversity and the respect for all individuals, and the college pledges to adhere to this mission in its relationship with the community. 


Essential Duties


Program Management

  • Meet and maintain program objectives set by the NC Community College System for Career and College Promise (CCP) and cooperative innovative high schools (CIHS).
  • Establish and maintain memoranda of understanding for CCP programs and CIHS.  Review and update MOUs at regular intervals.  Seek counsel from college attorney as needed.  Submit final signed versions by established deadlines.
  • Plan and coordinate schedules to integrate community college courses into high school curriculum.   Enable students to meet requirements for graduation while progressing toward a college credential.  Develop county calendars and build schedules for all CCP courses.  Align offerings across counties and integrate CCP students into conventional sections as possible.
  • Collaborate with local education agencies to ensure program success, nurturing open lines of communication with secondary partners.  Establish and maintain regular check-ins with key LEA stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with LEAs on the admission and selection process for incoming early college students.
  • Develop pathways from high school to college credentials with labor market value informed by relevant data in collaboration with curriculum and continuing education leadership.
  • Partner with local business and industry to build and support CCP workforce continuing education pathways.
  • Ensure Career and College Promise program is fully compliant with all state and local regulations and regional accreditation guidelines.  Communicate program changes and updates with stakeholders as appropriate.
  • Lead professional development sessions for CCCC staff and faculty, secondary partners, and other stakeholders on secondary partnerships at regular intervals.
  • Manage appeals to CCP and CIHS policies and procedures.
  • Participate in statewide CCP and CIHS meetings and events.
  • Develop and maintain program materials, including applications, change of status forms, course guide, etc.  Keep CCCC CCP website current.  
  • Advise all incoming ninth and tenth grade CCP students.


  • Directly supervise career coaches and administrative support staff.
  • Coordinate strategic planning processes, including determining departmental goals, implementing strategies to achieve those goals, assessing progress, and continually improving departmental performance and staff and student success.
  • Maintain accurate, current records for outcomes assessment and state reporting requirements.
  • Lead the budgeting process, including evaluating departmental needs, developing appropriate budgets, and submitting requests for personnel, equipment, supplies, facilities, space, and other resources. Monitor resource allocation to ensure prudent, appropriate, and effective distribution and use.  Manage grant funding, as applicable, including collecting relevant data and submitting required reports.
  • Establish expectations for employee performance and facilitate performance appraisals according to college policies to recognize excellence and support continual improvement.
  • Identify professional development opportunities for departmental staff to enhance skills to meet departmental and college goals.
  • Facilitate communication and collegiality within the division through regular meetings, electronic communications, and other strategies as appropriate.  Enable communication across college units, including among departments, divisions, and administrative offices.
  • Employ a collaborative leadership style that encourages teamwork with reports, deans, directors, provosts, and other internal and external stakeholders.


  • Encourage and support college activities, policies, procedures, and philosophies.
  • Actively participate in professional organizations.
  • Actively engage with college committees as appointed.
  • Process reports, forms, and other necessary documentation accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Assume other duties as assigned.
  • Recognizing and respecting the variety of experiences and contributions represented by all of our students, employees, and community, the Executive Director, Secondary Partnerships will encourage a learning environment where everyone is supported and valued for their unique perspectives and experiences and will foster and promote the participation of all members of our diverse communities.

Job Post Contact

Central Carolina Community College Human Resources

1105 Kelly Drive, Sanford, NC  27540

(919) 718-7493