Program Head, Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology

Program Head, Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology


Stanly Community College
141 College Drive
Albemarle, NC 28001
Phone: 704-982-0121


Minimum starting salary is $55,818.67. Salary offered will be based upon credentials and experience.


Full-Time Benefits

Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Thursday, May 23, 2024
Closes: Sunday, June 30, 2024

Target Start Date

Monday, July 1, 2024

Expected Work Hours

Monday - Friday

Employment Type

Full-Time Position

Minimum Qualifications


  • Diploma in the field of Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology or a closely related field.
  • Three years Industry Experience

Preferred Qualifications


  • Prior community college teaching experience preferred.
  • Five years Industry Experience
  • I-CAR instructor certifications

Position Description

The Program Head, Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology works on the leadership and day-to-day functioning of the program or assigned area to attain the goal of providing quality educational experiences for students. The Program Head, Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology provides excellent learning experiences, facilitates the learning process, seeks, and provides professional development opportunities, contributes to the development of curriculum courses/programs, and interacts with community/industry members.  The program head will also serve as the primary automotive lab coordinator ensuring the lab(s) and equipment are safe and properly maintained.  In addition, the program head will oversee other automotive related courses such as auto dealer licensure, escort vehicle operator certification, vehicle safety and vehicle emissions OBD II inspection, and similar courses.


  • Teach program material via seated and online classes as required by the schedule.
  • Learn new material to keep up with changing technology.
  • Facilitate regular and substantive interaction via proactive communication with students.
  • Participate in recruiting for new students.
  • Ensure classrooms, labs, and lab equipment are in good repair and maintain a safe environment for students and employees.
  • Serve as a mentor to students in your area of expertise.
  • Represent the program within the College and community as the primary point of contact with enthusiasm.
  • Provide supervision to other faculty teaching within the program.
  • Coordinate advisory boards, program updates, offerings, and scheduling of courses.



Personnel Management

  • Recruit, interview, and recommend the appointment of faculty, full-time and adjunct, to the Dean and/or Associate Vice President and provide appropriate orientation.
  • Submit all hiring documents and verification of credentials for all departmental faculty when applicable.
  • Assist departmental faculty in course planning, instructional delivery, and classroom management.
  • Prepare a master schedule of course offerings each semester that meets the needs of the departmental programs and the students.
  • Assign teaching schedules for departmental faculty within workload policy guidelines.
  • Supervise and evaluate the operation of all classes and departmental faculty in accordance with policy, including classroom observations.
  • Identify and recommend professional development needs of the departmental faculty.
  • Resolve student grievances with instructors and classroom management, when justified.
  • Facilitate the communication of departmental and/or college information to departmental faculty, both full-time and adjunct, via meetings, emails, etc., as needed.
  • Advocate and provide motivation for departmental faculty.
  • Communicate faculty needs to Dean and/or Associate Vice President.
  • Encourage sound educational practices and student engagement.

Program Management

  • Facilitate the selection and submission of orders for textbooks.
  • Manage and resolve any conflict within department.
  • Create and monitor employee performance improvement plans (PIPs), when warranted.
  • Review, evaluate, and assess departmental goals, annual plans, and course offerings periodically, facilitating innovation in curricular and instructional development in keeping with the mission and vision of the College.
  • Review, evaluate, and report student learning outcomes according to designated schedule.
  • Recommend appropriate revisions to the program of study, course objectives, and other departmental program information to Dean and/or Associate Vice President.
  • Ensure each departmental program is in full compliance with the requirements for accreditation, certification, and other standards as stipulated by NCCCS, SACSCOC, and any other related agencies and organizations.
  • Develop and maintain productive relationships with those agencies and other organizations within the community/industry which are pertinent to the departmental programs and to prospective graduates.

Budget Management

  • Recommend departmental needs for personnel, equipment, supplies, facilities, and other resources during the annual planning process to the Dean and/or Associate Vice President.
  • Coordinate the requisition of resources and services, including equipment, supplies, facilities, and other materials required for the effective delivery of instruction.
  • Verify and submit travel requests and reimbursements of faculty for approval.

Classroom Instruction

  • Teach all assigned courses, a range of 15 – 18 contact hours per semester.
  • Teach appropriate collision repair and refinishing courses in accordance with I-CAR standards.
  • Ensure that each class session contains essential curricular components, incorporates appropriate content and pedagogy, and is relevant to current events/trends.
  • As needed, teach classes online, on-campus, and/or at off-campus sites.
  • Teach an academic success class as needed.
  • Evaluate student progress and provide appropriate, timely feedback.
  • Maintain regular, appropriate, professional communication with students.
  • Incorporate appropriate instructional technology to enhance student learning.
  • Ensure cleanliness of instructional areas and laboratories.
  • Ensure the proper operation of classroom/lab equipment, reporting any malfunctions to the appropriate person(s).
  • Coordinate the evaluation and acquisition of instructional materials, audiovisual aids, support, and equipment needs.
  • Develop and distribute course syllabi according to the established template and guidelines, providing appropriate information to students concerning course expectations, evaluation criteria, and access to student services. 

Other Services to Students

  • Maintain appropriate accessibility for students, including a minimum of five office hours a week and ten available advising sessions per week.
  • Serve as educational advisor to assigned students by providing academic and employment planning.
  • Maintain regular, appropriate, professional communication with advisees.
  • Participate in semester advising and registration activities as assigned.
  • Verify graduation degree audits as assigned.
  • Assist in the recruitment and retention efforts of the College.
  • Advocate and provide motivation for students.

Divisional Administrative Expectations

  • Prepare and submit instructional records, reports, grades, and all other required paperwork in a timely, efficient manner meeting all deadlines, checking for accuracy, correctness, and completeness of all data.
  • Remain current in discipline and instructional methods through professional development activities offered by the College and other opportunities, including attendance at off-campus activities, webinars, etc., as approved.
  • Facilitate program and curriculum review.
  • Serve on and actively contribute to college committees as assigned. 
  • Participate in campus activities.
  • Participate in discipline, departmental, divisional, and institutional meetings, and other announced co-curricular activities of the College.
  • Maintain regular, professional communication within the college and affiliated industry contacts.
  • Maintain posted office and on-campus hours sufficient to fulfill all contracted duties and individual professional obligations and meet the needs of the discipline, department, division, and College.
  • Support all functions of the College, including compliance with all facets of the College's policies. 

Other Duties Specific to this Position

  • Manage the departmental budget, regularly monitoring the status of expenditures and implementing inventory control methods.
  • Establish and maintain an effective advisory committee in support of the departmental programs.
  • Oversee work-based learning and laboratory experiences to verify program outcomes are met.



Required Position Training to be completed in the first year of hire:

  • Canvas
  • Colleague/Datatel
  • Dropout Detective
  • Self-Service

Suggested Training:

  • eLearning Tools
  • Microsoft Office


How to Apply

Please complete an online application at

Job Post Contact

Ginger Hatley
Human Resources Specialist
Stanly Community College
141 College Dr.
Albemarle, NC 28001
Ph. 704-991-0132
Fx. 704-986-4778