Program Specialist-Continuing Education

Program Specialist-Continuing Education


Blue Ridge Community College
180 West Campus Drive
Flat Rock, NC 28731
Phone: 828-694-1700

Job Location

Flat Rock, NC


Commensurate with experience


Standard Benefits Package

Job Category

  • Technical/Paraprofessional

Application Period

Opens: Monday, December 5, 2022
Closes: Monday, January 16, 2023

Target Start Date

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Expected Work Hours


Reports to

VP of Economic Workforce Development

Employment Type


Minimum Qualifications

The Purpose

Blue Ridge Community College is seeking a qualified and skilled individual to be our new Continuing Education Program Specialist! This position allows for creative and innovative planning, development, and organization of our Corporate Training as well as our Fire & Rescue Courses. This position will also be charged with planning special college events for the Economic Workforce Development/Continuing Education Division. You will be part of a driven team that appreciates collaboration and ingenuity. At Blue Ridge Community College we value our employees and want you to feel included in our innovative culture, achieve a fulfilling career, and attain personal growth all leading to your success.

Why it’s Important

The Blue Ridge team is excited by every opportunity to be creative, innovative, and engaging. We do this by working alongside our staff to ensure we provide a modern, technologically advanced institution for the community. We are here to support our Students to ensure they reach their highest potential. Our team engages with the community to ensure that we are consistently meeting standards and then rising above them. Guiding students along their educational journey is our calling and we are looking for like-minded teammates to help us serve our community. Whether a student is entering the workforce for the first time, entering a new profession, or just expanding their knowledge, we are here to provide the necessary tools to accomplish all their goals. Working together, no elevation is too high, and no summit is unreachable.

What You'll be Doing

  • Assist in maintaining the course and program records for the Corporate Training and Fire & Rescue departments.
  • Support the instructors with various tasks such as ordering materials and books for courses.
  • Accurately generating contracts within Colleague and/or Destiny One for instructors and time sheets.
  • Build sections, register students and grade courses for Corporate Training and Fire & Rescue courses using Colleague and/or Destiny One. Create course and testing packets.
  • Collaborate with faculty, adjunct instructors and staff to develop and market appropriate courses to meet the needs of the community.
  • Maintain functional filing and data retrieval systems for the Corporate Training and Fire & Rescue courses within the Division. Maintain a secure file system for all confidential client information.
  • Provide information about programs and assistance to students, visitors, colleagues and customers.
  • Assist with answering incoming calls to the Economic and Workforce Development Operations Office and assist with walk-in registration, as needed.
  • Provide back-up assistance for all other program areas in EWD/CE.
  • Assist with the promotion of departmental projects and seminars through brochures, mailings, and other correspondence.
  • Perform comprehensive reporting as required by state-regulated outside agencies for a specific program area; e.g., NC Office of State Fire Marshal (NCOSFM); National Fire Academy (NFA);
  • Maintain a working knowledge of Curriculum program offerings at the college.
  • All employees are responsible to ensure compliance and confidentiality with all policies and procedures of the College, NC Community College System, and applicable State and Federal regulations.


  • Maintain the technical competencies necessary to the job function.
  • Assist with all program registration and grading within the division, as needed.
  • Being flexible to assist with starting classes on evenings and/or weekends.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

If you are interested in learning more about this position, please copy and paste the following link into your browser to apply directly on our website.



Minimum of 2 years of administrative, clerical, or office environment experience.


Minimum of 2 years of administrative, clerical, or office environment experience.

Salary Range

$37,688.00 - $56,532.00 Annually.Salary starts at a Minimum of _$37,688.00 but is dependent upon relevant experience. Maximum Salary is $56,532.00 Annually.

Skills and the Know-How

The ideal candidate will possess strong personal and professional integrity, effective verbal and written communication skills, and a commitment to safety. Current knowledge in the field is critical. Demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite or similar products, database systems, College email and website, and other computer applications associated with the position. Ability to work effectively in a team and with diverse clients required.

Physical Demands

The ability to perform all duties associated with the position including, but not limited to lifting, prolonged standing, sitting, bending, stooping, and operating or performing work with associated tools and machines.

Blue Ridge is an Equal Employment Opportunity Institution

Job Post Contact

Teisha Baynard