FT Department Chair, Logistics & Transportation

FT Department Chair, Logistics & Transportation


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

Job Location

Main Campus - Smithfield, NC 


$61,020.00 - $75,492.00 Annually



Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Thursday, July 8, 2021
Closes: Thursday, July 22, 2021

Target Start Date

Monday, August 16, 2021

Expected Work Hours


Employment Type

Full Time

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum & Preferred Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.
Education Minimum: Bachelor’s Degree with 8-10 years related experience OR Masters Degree with 5 years of related experience.
Education Preferred:  Master’s Degree in related field.
Experience Minimum:  5 years administrative experience and 1-2 years in logistics and transportation.

Preferred Qualifications


Position Description

Under direction, the purpose of the position is to supervise and evaluate instruction in the Business & Applied Technology Department.   Employees in this classification perform administrative and instructional work. Position is responsible for supervising faculty; preparing class schedules; counseling and advising students; hiring and supervising faculty; and teaching classes. Program areas include curriculum, certificate and continuing education programs for Transportation Programs, including Truck Driver Training, Supply Chain Management, and other driving programs to include Motorcycle Basic Rider Course and Defensive Driving programs. Performs work as required. **This is a 12 month position.**


Knowledge & Responsibilities:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Teaches one class or equivalent as outlined on the Faculty Workload Policy.
  • Advises students. 
  • Represents instructional programs and services in college planning processes and decision-making.
  • Supports academic leadership to foster student learning, effective teaching, and meaningful instructional programs resulting in the achievement of identified outcomes.
  • Accomplishes department objectives by managing faculty/staff, planning and evaluating department activities.
  • Communicates effectively to faculty/staff and creates a positive/collegial work environment for the academic unit.
  • Acts as a liaison with relevant community agencies, colleges and universities, businesses, industries, secondary schools, and peer institutions in order to respond effectively to community needs and concerns.
  • Serves as primary business developer for the academic unit.
  • Assess data and program trends for the academic unit and makes recommendation as needed.
  • Promotes high-quality teaching and makes course and programmatic recommendation to program offerings when deemed necessary to advance the learning for all (faculty/students).
  • Supports the instructional process through appropriate planning, completion of scheduling activities, and assuring adequacy of supplies, equipment, and facilities.
  • Contributes and supports the department and instructional division in aligning College competencies and the achievement of strategic goals.
  • Collaborates with department chairs, other instructional administrators, and with institutional departments and outside agencies and organizations on assigned activities. 
  • Serves on the associate vice president’s senior management team.
  • Provides oversight in developing, implementing, and maintaining curriculum programs that respond to community needs, prepare student for success, and which meet the external requirements of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and other accrediting agencies. 
  • Develops and manages program budgets as appropriate; recommends the forecast of additional funds needed for instruction, equipment and supplies; monitors, recommends, and/or approves expenditures.
  • Seeks/manages alternative funding resources including donations and grants.
  • Represents the college in instructional and community meetings.
  • Carries out overall day-to-day operational supervision of faculty and assigned staff.
  • Oversees the recruitment, hiring, supervision, training, and evaluation of all assigned faculty and staff.
  • Supports and enforces college administrative and personnel policies and procedures.
  • Counsels and advises students, faculty and assigned staff; suggests appropriate courses of action; and coordinates grievances.
  • Serves on committees. 
  • Supports and advances the mission and values of the College.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervising administrator.

Supervisory Responsibilities                                                
This job has supervisory responsibilities.


Additional Information:

Language Skills                                             
Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of descriptive data and information, such as policy manuals, Employee Handbook, SACSCOC Criteria Manual, program guidelines from NCCCS, course syllabi and course textbooks. Requires the ability to interact and present information effectively to internal and external stakeholders.
Mathematical Skills                                                  
Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, ability to calculate decimals and percentages.
Reasoning Ability
Functional Reasoning:  Requires the ability to apply principles of influence systems, such as motivation, incentive, teaching pedagogy, and leadership.   Ability to exercise independent judgment to apply facts and principles for developing approaches and techniques to problem resolution.
Situational Reasoning:  Requires the ability to exercise the judgment, decisiveness and creativity required in situations involving the direction, control and planning of instructional programs.

Computer Skills                                            
A complete knowledge of Microsoft Products as used in overall management in an educational environment is required.  
Human Interaction
Requires the ability to function in a supervisory/managerial capacity for a group of workers.  Includes the ability to make decisions on procedural and technical levels.
Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization
Requires the ability to use, operate, and/or handle office equipment, such as a computer and printer, facsimile machine, copier, calculator and communications equipment.
Physical Demands
The physical demands are very limited, position is primarily restricted to an office environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work Environment
The work environment is a general office setting. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

How to Apply

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

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