Project Manager for Innovation and Partnerships

Project Manager for Innovation and Partnerships


Western Piedmont Community College
1001 Burkemont Avenue
Morganton, NC 28655
Phone: 828-438-6000


Commensurate with Salary Plan



Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Closes: Monday, December 9, 2019

Target Start Date

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Expected Work Hours


Reports to


Employment Type


Minimum Qualifications

1. Education, background, and/or training equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree required.
2. Ten (10) years of direct work experience in a related technical field required.
3. Five (5) years in management/ supervision/classroom education at a post-secondary educational institution.
4. Ability to work effectively with individuals at all organizational levels and in a variety of work environments.
5. Excellent verbal and communication skills.
6. Ability to make decisions.
7. Organize multiple tasks effectively to meet deadlines.
8. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to function effectively as part of a team.
9. Ability to independently plan, initiate and complete approved assignments.
10. Demonstrated computer literacy preferred.
11. Demonstrated knowledge of external funding sources.
12. Valid NC Driver’s license and must be maintained.

Preferred Qualifications


Position Description

The Project Manager (PM) will span two colleges and multiple continuing education and curriculum programs for 1) maintaining current programs, and 2) developing new or innovative programs. The PM will be a direct report to both the President of CVCC and WPCC and will need to work cooperatively with multiple divisions and departments at two colleges to accomplish a variety of tasks. Adherence to sound Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) practices and NC Community College System (NCCCS) rules and regulations will be necessary as well as bridging two distinct college cultures.

Responsibilities will include:

1. Oversight and supervision of the WPCC’s Building Construction program including curriculum and short-term workforce development training (HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical, Masonry, and Residential Construction).
2. Oversight and supervision of the WPCC’s Horticulture/Agriculture programs including curriculum and short-term workforce development training.
3. Oversight over WPCC’s Small Business Center and all related training.
4. Build and manage WPCC’s Apprenticeship programs through partnerships with local industries.
5. Develop future programs for CVCC and WPCC in the areas of Heavy equipment operation and maintenance, Commercial Construction, Smart House/Business, Collapsed Building Rescue operations, and Simulation Center for training.
6. This position will be charged with designing and building a structure on the WPCC Campus to house current and future building construction programs and flex space.
7. Develop future use of college land on the east side of WPCC’s main campus to include but not limited to the farmstead, agricultural incubator plots, or turf lab as appropriate.
8. Develop a 2+2 initiative with NC State in Agriculture.
9. Perform other duties as assigned.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online at


Job Post Contact

Anita Berry

Benefit/Recruitment Specialist

Western Piedmont Community College

(828) 448-3127