FT Department Chair, Academic and Career Readiness (Basic Skills)

FT Department Chair, Academic and Career Readiness (Basic Skills)


Johnston Community College
245 College Road
Smithfield, NC 27577
Phone: 919-934-3051

Job Location

On & Offsite JCC Campus Locations, North Carolina


$51,927.00 - $79,296.50 Annually



Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Thursday, January 2, 2020
Closes: Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Target Start Date

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Expected Work Hours


Employment Type


Minimum Qualifications

Minimum & Preferred Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Capable of a high level of independent judgment and critical analysis
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a wide variety of personnel.
  • Ability to manage multiple high-priority initiatives in a fast-paced environment.
  • Knowledge of Academic & Career Readiness policies and procedures.
  • Ability to maintain records accurately and meet deadlines consistently.
  • Ability and willingness to quickly learn new IT systems and software.
  • Highly developed oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to relate to and communicate well with individuals from all socio-economic levels and ethnic groups with respect and sensitivity.
  • Ability to motivate faculty and staff, develop teamwork, and provide effective supervision.
  • Ability to take initiative and work well both independently and as part of a team.

Education Minimum:  Master's Degree

Experience Minimum:  Three years xperience working in the community college setting in Basic Skills, LEIS data reporting or an Academic & Career Readiness division at a college under Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA).

Preferred Qualifications


Position Description

This position plans, organizes and directs the academic and administrative activities of high school equivalency (GED and HiSET), Adult High School, English as a Second Language, Special Learning Needs, and career-infused programming in compliance with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA); coordinates with other college divisions and offices and collaborates with community agencies and groups to deliver instructional programs, facilitate leadership, and generally improve communities in Johnston County.


Knowledge & Responsibilities:

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Maintains strong, collaborative working relationships with external partners, including the NCCCS and regional BSP Directors, as well as various interest groups, civic clubs, agencies, businesses, and industries.
  • Participates in the planning, development, administration, and evaluation of the BSP annual plans, as well as policies and procedures for assigned program areas.
  • Establishes and monitors employee performance objectives; provides and/or coordinates staff training.
  • Works closely with the BSP faculty in monitoring, overseeing and coordinating the development and delivery of instructional courses and programs that result in meeting or exceeding state and federal performance benchmarks.
  • Participates in the development and administration of budgets. Monitors and manages expenditures. Forecasts and recommends additional funds for staffing, equipment, material and supplies. Seeks external funding sources to support and expand programs and services.
  • Recruits, hires, supervises and evaluates the performance of faculty and staff.
  • Ensures a continual focus and capacity to expand career-infused programs for BSP students that assist them in transitioning to college and/or employment.
  • Writes, reviews, and approves state/federal grant documentation, ensuring that documents are submitted accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Oversees planning, scheduling, and marketing of instructional courses and programs.
  • Ensures that the division meets state and federal performance measures.
  • Monitors the daily operations of the division, including enrollment, contracts, payroll, and records and registration paperwork.
  • Responds to students concerning issues relating to courses and programs within the division.
  • Provides innovative leadership and vision to a team that is focused on helping students meet their educational and employment goals
  • Oversees and participates in BSP graduation exercises.
  • Oversees the assessment process and outcomes in all program areas.
  • Partners with curriculum programs, which provide instruction in math and reading for pre-developmental level curriculum students.
  • Manages RISE Transition classes.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Supervises BSP FT and adjunct faculty, LEIS Coordinator, Chief GED Examiner and Records and Registration Specialist.  Exercises functional and technical supervision over adjuncts working in the department.


Additional Information:

Language Skills

  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Report complex data and research findings based on the knowledge level and needs of the audience of the information
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including the general public.

Mathematical Skills

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to compute descriptive and inferential statistics.

Reasoning Ability

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situation where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Understand and interpret pertinent State Education and Administrative codes, policies, and procedures.
  • Maintain mental capacity which allows the capability of making sound decisions and demonstrating intellectual capabilities.

Computer Skills

  • Ability to retrieve data from student information systems.
  • Proficient in Computer programs: Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Informer, and Colleague.
  • Knowledge of modern office equipment including computers and printers.
  • Ability to complete file transfers between systems.

Physical Demands

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands and fingers; and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms and is occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

How to Apply

Please apply directly through our website:  http://www.johnstoncc.edu/employment/index.aspx

Job Post Contact

Human Resources