FT Vice President of Instruction

FT Vice President of Instruction


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

Job Location


245 College Road

Smithfield, NC   27577


$78,704.00 - $139,973.00 Annually


Full Time

Job Category

  • Executive/Administrative/Managerial

Application Period

Opens: Tuesday, April 25, 2023
Closes: Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Target Start Date

Thursday, June 1, 2023

Expected Work Hours

Monday - Friday

Reports to


Employment Type

Full Time

Minimum Qualifications

To be successful, 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.
Education Minimum:  Master’s degree from an accredited university.

Experience Minimum:   At least eight (8) years of higher education experience with at least five (5) years as a College Associate Vice President/Dean or equivalent position administering exemplary academic and training programs. At least five (5) years of teaching experience at college level.

Preferred Qualifications

Education Preferred:   Doctorate from an accredited university in a field related to higher education administration, education or one of the disciplines taught at the college.

Position Description

Johnston Community College seeks a collaborative and innovative leader to serve as its next Vice President of Instruction.  Reporting directly to the President, the Vice President serves as the Chief Academic Officer with duties including oversight and development of all credit programming and personnel. The Vice President serves as a member of the Administrative Council and assists the President and Board of Trustees in maintaining a unified vision for student retention and success that is supportive of the College’s purpose and mission. The successful candidate for the Vice President of Instruction position will be a vision-driven administrator who is committed to academic excellence and the advancement of inclusiveness, access, and equity for all students, faculty, and staff.

Knowledge & Responsibilities:Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Administers goals and objectives necessary to provide assigned services and functions to the College.
  • Works with, supervises and evaluates Associate Vice Presidents and all other direct reports.
  • Oversees instruction in on-campus, off-campus, and distance courses. 
  • Coordinates development of new instructional programs. 
  • Oversees processes which assess academic effectiveness, incorporates the principles and practices of curriculum development, evaluates student learning objectives, and improves student learning outcomes attainment.
  • Responds to issues and concerns including resolving difficult and sensitive student inquiries and complaints, and recommending changes in those policies and procedures as may be needed over time.
  • Builds and fosters collaborative programs and initiatives such as articulation agreements with universities, K-12 connections, and business, industry, and community partnerships.
  • Collaborates with Johnston County Public Schools to facilitate Career and College Promise (CCP) and Cooperative Innovative High Schools. 
  • Prepares and submits institutional data reports. 
  • Develops academic course schedules and calendars. 
  • Develops and maintains a comprehensive instructional division budget; practices sound stewardship through the effective administration of funds allocated to the division; works collaboratively with the Vice President of Administrative, Financial, and Information Technology Services to ensure accurate and sound accounting of budgets relative to the division; takes necessary actions to ensure compliance with budget limitations and established fiscal policies; and oversees the training of budget managers.
  • Oversees assigned standing committees.
  • Requires rigorous adherence to division-related core requirements and standards expected for accreditation.
  • Coordinates the management of Vocational Education (Perkins) grant activities. 
  • Serves as Chief Academic Officer for the college and assumes responsibility for ensuring that all programs, courses and services support the purpose and mission of the College. 
  • Supervises the hiring of all divisional personnel and ensures that all new employees receive appropriate on-boarding. 
  • Ensures that divisional personnel are knowledgeable of and comply with institutional and NC Community College System state policies and procedures. 
  • Pursues relationships for the purpose of delivering educational and training programs to meet needs of business, industry, community groups, and other organizations. 
  • Supports alternative funding opportunities through effective grant development and attainment.
  • Serves as a member of the Administrative Council to assist the President in administrative leadership for the College. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the President. 

Supervisory Responsibilities
Manages three instructional departments:  Health, Wellness and Human Services; University Studies and Business, Industry, Logistic and Transportation. Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these units. Also, directly supervises the Administrative Assistant to the Vice President, Scheduling Unit. Position carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and developing employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. 

Knowledge and Skills

  • Proven track record of academic leadership & success; demonstrated strong leadership & management skills in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must possess an understanding of and commitment to the nature and role of the comprehensive community college. 
  • Proven ability to collaborate and build relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to build and maintain a robust and resilient pipeline of high performing sustainable leaders at every level of responsibility.  
  • Fluency in Instructional Technology & Distance Learning.
  • Demonstrated cultural mastery, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and employees.  


Language Skills                                                                      

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.  
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.   
  • Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.   
  • Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and boards of the college. 

Mathematical Skills                                                                           

  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference.    
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. 

Reasoning Ability                                                                  

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.   
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. 

Computer Skills    
To perform this job successfully, an individual should be proficient in the Microsoft Suite as well as other technology related to areas of responsibilities within the division such as Student Information Systems, budget management software, presentation software, etc.  
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 must be able to communicate effectively. The employee must be able to meet mobility requirements and be able to occasionally move materials of up to 10 pounds. Must be able to access print material and utilize the information effectively.
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. 

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