Closes: Friday, March 1, 2019
Target Start Date
Expected Work Hours
Bachelor’s degree: Recreation Management, Parks & Recreation, Outdoor Education, Education, or a related field. Master’s degree preferred.
- Collaboration and communication skills
- Leadership ability
- Commitment to diversity, equal opportunity, and the academic, intellectual and social development of all students and employees
- Understanding of and commitment to the comprehensive community college philosophy and mission
- Functions as a team player when working with any and all employees of the College
- Capacity to cultivate relationships/partnerships with landowners, business & community leaders, government officials, and general public
- Experience in trail planning, design and layout, construction, maintenance, assessment, and management
- Experience in formal and informal instruction in a variety of indoor/outdoor settings
- Outdoor skills in areas such as hiking, camping, canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing
The percentage range listed below is used to qualify the physical demands of the job: 0% Never, 1-33% Occasional, 34-66% Frequent, 67-100% Continuous
The job requires a full range of body motion that includes:
- Handling/Manual Dexterity/Feeling—Continuous
- Seeing (all aspects)—Continuous
- Environmental Exposure—Frequent
National, state, or other licensure if applicable to the instructional position assigned.
- Holds or eligible to obtain CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) within six (6) months of hire.
- Certification in First Aid and CPR or eligible to obtain within three (3) months of hire.
- Clean driving record.
Master’s Degree: Recreation Management, Parks & Recreation, Outdoor Education, Education, or a related field.
- Administration of grants and grant compliance within higher education.
- Budget creation and management.
- Project management and contracting of trail construction and maintenance contracts.
- Supervisory experience.
- Leadership and management of trail crews and volunteers.
- Experience with excavators, bobcats, and other heavy equipment operation.
- Competence or mastery in one or more of the following practical skills: GIS/Mapping/Compass/other navigation; Small engine repair; Natural resource management practices
Preferred: One or more of the following certifications:
- Wilderness First Responder (WFR)
- Wildland Fire S130 or S190 Certifications
- Chainsaw S212 or Class B Certification
- Search and Rescue
- Swiftwater Rescue
- Pesticide/Pest Management
- NC Environmental Education
Program Directors are professional, credentialed educators with the primary responsibility of providing administrative leadership for their assigned program and providing a quality learning experience for Rockingham Community College students in their respective programs. They are responsible for but are not limited to planning, organizing, promoting, and teaching appropriate courses for Rockingham Community College.
Program Directors are expected to perform all instruction-related duties in a timely manner and in accordance with the mission, policies, and procedures of the College, the North Carolina Community College System, and with appropriate accrediting entities where applicable. They are also responsible for providing placement, advertising, follow-up support services and performing other duties as assigned. Duke Energy TRAILS at Rockingham Community College is intended to benefit, at minimum, the Dan River Basin Community, including both North Carolina and Virginia.
- Planning, developing, and administering Duke Energy TRAILS at Rockingham Community College.
- Following established policy and procedure, leading and regularly convening the TRAILS program advisory committee and serving as liaison between the advisory committee and the administration.
- Interacting with the program advisory committee to determine state-of-the-art practices, procedures, and equipment related to maintaining an up-to-date instructional program that would be valued and needed by the employers in the Rockingham Community College service area and beyond.
- Providing leadership with the research and development of information necessary to teach the appropriate courses to the students of Rockingham Community College.
- Monitoring professional information sources to determine trends and innovations in one’s field that lend themselves to integration into the instructional program.
- Developing and monitoring internships/apprenticeships for TRAILS students.
- Coordinating with off-campus learning sites.
- Finalizing and submitting the program application to establish an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) program, implementing the AAS program, and continuing to monitor and ensure its success.
- Researching, planning, and making application for SACSCOC Accreditation for the program.
Curriculum and Instruction
- Planning and organizing the curriculum as approved by the RCC Board of Trustees, the North Carolina Community College System, and other accrediting entities.
- Developing, with other program faculty and appropriate administration, program level competencies that outline expected student learning outcomes.
- Identifying and/or developing instructional materials needed to teach the program competencies prescribed in the approved curriculum by Rockingham Community College, the North Carolina Community College System, and other accrediting entities. Includes adhering to local, state, and federal regulations.
- Supporting instructors in the development of course syllabi that outline clear and appropriate student learning outcomes and expectations that reflect program competencies.
- Guiding instructors in the use of the course description set forth in the North Carolina Community College System combined course library when developing or assessing student learning outcome.
- Providing leadership in the development of appropriate assessments of established learning outcomes for all courses taught in the program.
- Reporting student progress in mastering established learning outcomes based on identified and approved assessments.
- Implementing and providing effective instruction which demonstrates appropriate knowledge of his/her specialized field in accordance with best practice literature.
- If necessary, teaching an appropriate instructional course load in accordance with policies outlined in the Faculty Handbook.
- Demonstrating the effective use of pedagogical methods to meet various student learning styles and/or guiding instructors to do the same.
- Administering appropriate assessments and/or testing to measure student learning outcomes in all courses and/or guiding instructors to do the same.
- Maintaining appropriate classroom standards that include the effective management of students in the classroom and the management of classroom and lab facilities and/or guiding instructors to do the same.
- Ordering textbooks, instructional materials, and supplies as needed for instruction following established procedures.
- Developing and recommending class schedules cooperatively with other departments and divisions of the college and submitting to the appropriate Director, Dean, or where applicable, Department Chair.
- Identifying and/or recommending equipment needed to teach the competencies prescribed in the approved curriculum by the RCC Board of Trustees, the North Carolina Community College System, and accrediting entities.
- Maintain compliance with established North Carolina Community College System performance measures, national benchmarks, etc. for the appropriate curriculum as prescribed by the North Carolina Community College System and accrediting entities.
- Providing timely and accurate reports including reports related to instruction such as 10% reports and grade reports.
- Recommending adjunct faculty to the appropriate Director, Dean, or where applicable, Department Chair to teach courses as needed in his or her assigned program.
Student Development Support
- When appropriate, maintaining posed office hours in accordance with requirements outlined in the Faculty Handbook.
- Being available to students on a regular basis for out-of-class tutorial support in the courses he or she is assigned to teach and/or guiding instructors to do the same.
- Recruiting students for his or her respective program and other programs of Rockingham Community College.
- Serving as an academic advisor to students with advising responsibilities in the assigned program relative to course requirements, expectations, and completion standards.
- Participating in the college’s registration and orientation sessions as assigned.
- Maintaining student files within the department as required by the accreditation agency and state and/or local policy.
- Referring students to Student Development personnel for guidance, counseling, and resource assistance following prescribed procedures on an as needed basis.
- Coordinating retention strategies with the appropriate program faculty, other Department Chairs, Directors, Program Coordinators, appropriate administration, and Student Services personnel to maximize student retention.
- Providing placement assistance to graduates of or students within the assigned program.
- Providing assistance and information for student follow-up reports and demographics as required by state or local policy and/or reports.
- Sponsoring and supporting program enrichment activities, particularly student organizations.
Administrative/Business Services Support
- Recommending a departmental budget for his or her assigned program to the appropriate Director, Dean, or where applicable, Department Chair.
- Developing bid specifications for instructional equipment, materials, and supplies for the assigned program.
- Monitoring departmental expenditures to ensure expenditures are within the financial resources allocated to the program.
- Complying with Fiscal Management System policies and procedures set forth for Rockingham Community College.
- Assist with grant writing and research, administration of grants and grant compliance.
- Maintaining, inventorying, ordering, and renting equipment pertaining to TRAILS.
- Working a minimum 40-hour workweek in accordance with policies outline in the Faculty Handbook.
- Assisting with the implementation and enforcement of all official policies and procedures of Rockingham Community College.
- Evaluation all faculty assigned to his or her program in accordance with the faculty evaluation policies and procedure outlined in the Faculty Handbook.
- Attending meetings, conferences, seminars, briefings, and training sessions called to expedite the business of the college.
- Attending extracurricular functions such as graduation, campus fund drives, etc. that promote the collegiate life.
- Serving on local, state, regional and/or national committees upon request and/or approval from the administration.
- Serving on college committees as assigned to expedite college business and to be involved in the decision-making process of the college.
- Striving to exhibit a personal and professional attitude that reflects positively upon the individual and the public perception of the community college.
- Participating in the activities of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges Quality Enhancement Plans as required.
- Remaining current on TRAILS policies and gift terms/conditions to assure that the program operates in compliance throughout the period of support in order to become self-sustainable within three (3) years.
Public Relations Support
- Maintaining effective intra-institution relationships with members of the Board of Trustees, President’s Senior Staff, Administrative Staff, faculty, and support personnel of the service area.
- Providing appropriate liaison support with the North Carolina Community College System and other relational entities, including the TRAILS Advisory Board.
- Promoting Rockingham Community College with local, state, regional, and national citizenry.
- Participating in Rockingham Community College, North Carolina Community College System, and other authorized professional development programs upon request.
- Pursuing professional development courses, seminars, workshops, conferences, and institutes designed to enrich and/or enhance the quality of instruction delivered in the classroom and/or laboratory and provide information concerning local, state, and nationwide industry trends. Overnight travel will be required.
- Perusing local, state, regional, or national certifications that qualify one’s work against recognized standards in one’s field.
- Performing other duties as assigned by the appropriate Director, Dean, or where applicable Department Chair, Vice President for Academic Affairs and/or the President of Rockingham Community College.
The College reserves the right to alter duties, responsibilities, conditions, working hours, and/or job title as necessary.