Provost, Engineering, Biotechnology, Trades, and Transportation and Wake Tech East

Provost, Engineering, Biotechnology, Trades, and Transportation and Wake Tech East


Wake Technical Community College
9101 Fayetteville Road
Raleigh, NC 27603
Phone: 919-866-5000

Job Location

Wake Tech East Campus

5401 Rolesville Road

Wendell, NC 27591


Depends on Qualifications


State of NC Benefits

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Thursday, March 7, 2024
Closes: Monday, April 15, 2024

Target Start Date

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Expected Work Hours

Business Hours

Reports to

Executive Vice President & Chief Programs Officer

Employment Type

Full-Time Employment

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Requirements 

Master’s degree with an undergraduate or graduate degree in an area relevant to the following programs: Engineering, Biotechnology, Trades, and Transportation  

Seven years demonstrated administrative and managerial experience in higher education and or a relevant industry

Experience working for or with engineering, biotechnology, trades, or transportation employers


Preferred Qualifications


Post-secondary teaching, administration, and/or management of faculty or comparable experience in the engineering, biotechnology, trades, or transportation sectors

Position Description

Wake Technical Community College seeks nominations and applications for the position of Provost for Engineering, Biotechnology, Trades, Transportation and Wake Tech East. Reporting directly to the Executive Vice President for Programs, the Provost will lead the following areas in a seamless collaboration that ensures the college provides equitable access to higher education supporting upward economic mobility for the diverse students of Wake County: Engineering, Biotechnology, Trades, and Transportation and Wake Tech East.  

Campus Expansion

Wake Tech East is conveniently located off Interstate 87 in Wendell, it is Wake Tech's newest site, offering university transfer degrees and specialized programs, in engineering, public safety and aviation. Future programs include biopharmaceutical technology, additive manufacturing, mechatronics, robotics and automation. 

Wake Tech East will be the hub of innovative student learning. A sophisticated instructional and student services building with smart classrooms, state-of-the-art science labs, an auditorium, a library and dedicated tutoring and study spaces. It houses Associate in Arts, Associate in Science and Associate in Engineering for university transfer. Student services include Admissions, Advising, Registration, IT support and food services.
There will also be a Public Safety Simulation Complex. This will be North Carolina's most comprehensive reality-based scenario training facility, with a 4D immersive village for training first responders and an EMS ambulance bay for the Emergency Medical Science AAS degree program. A driver training track supports emergency vehicle and motorcycle training, while a state-of-the-art drone pavilion is the site of Unmanned Aircraft Systems training through partner Elizabeth City State University.
Opening in Spring of 2025 will be a state-of-the-art engineering and advanced manufacturing education center supporting Industry 4.0 production. Home of the Biopharmaceutical Technology AAS degree program, training will take place in a unique simulated work environment. A Systems Integration Lab will feature intelligent automation, robotics, mechatronics and microelectronics, as well as a makerspace for student collaboration. ECU will be onsite offering its BS in Industrial Technology.

With a focus on sustainability, the facility also serves as a Renewable Energy Training Center, supporting training through WakeWorks Apprenticeship. The plant hosts chillers and boilers for cooling and heating campus-wide. Energy savings and efficiencies are incorporated using advanced solar technology and geothermal wells.

Reach & Rally Strategic Plan

While Wake County has one of the nation’s most dynamic economies, data suggest challenges in providing ladders to opportunity. The county is a nationally recognized magnet for people relocating for high wage jobs, yet it trails in economic mobility. Compared to most other metropolitan regions, people who grow up poor in this community are more likely to stay poor as adults. By identifying as the region’s “ladder college,” Wake Tech’s strategic mission is to confront this challenge through “laddering” or “ladder economics.” Laddering is the continuous development and clear delineation of attainable steps to meaningful career opportunities with living wages through training and education at Wake Tech and in collaboration with our strategic partners. Effective laddering involves the continuous backward mapping of employer skill targets into program requirements, and the forward scaffolding of program elements to jobs and career opportunities in our regional economy. Reach and Rally Strategic Plan 2021-2025: RR-Strategic-Plan-Final.pdf ( (Download PDF reader)

Responsibilities and Duties (*Essential Functions)

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary job functions herein described
* Oversees academic program vitality, new course and program development, enrollment management, delivery modalities, and staffing needs of assigned academic divisions
* Provides leadership in developing, implementing, and maintaining degree and non-degree programs that respond to community needs, prepare students for success, and meet the external requirements of all applicable accrediting/certifying bodies
* Ensures a clear path and process for student success through non-credit and credit programs, inclusive of industry-standard certifications and other prior learning assessments
* Recruits, hires, supervises, and evaluates the performance of Dean(s), Director of Center Services, and other administrative support staff in service of the assigned academic division and center.
* Leads area implementation of the college’s strategic plan and institutional effectiveness efforts
* Allocates new and existing resources in support of the college’s strategic goals

* Maintains a climate that encourages the development and retention of competent personnel, a high level of morale, and the pursuit of excellence 
* Manages budget allotments and seeks additional funding opportunities to support academic programming and instruction
* Assures the effective operation of integrated center services that include curriculum education, workforce continuing education, customized training, student services, business operations, information technology services, college police department, facilities, and center events
* Participates in the development and execution of strategic multi-site planning
* Participates in planning, design, and occupancy of new center buildings and parking facilities
* Represents Engineering, Biotechnology, Trades, and Transportation and Wake Tech East internally and externally as the official spokesperson and point of contact when appropriate
* Oversees space allocation for center constituents based upon usage data and need
* Facilitates communication and collaboration across division, center, and college functions to avert organizational silos
* Maintains effective working relationships with faculty, staff, students, colleagues, community leaders, and other institutions of higher learning

Collaborates with the Campus/Center Services Group in support of the effective operation of integrated center services that include degree and non-degree education, early college, student services, business operations, information technology services, center police department, facilities, and center events
Communicates center needs to the Campus/Center Services Group to ensure that resources are planned for, acquired, properly implemented, secured, and maintained

Collaborates with Communications & Marketing to promote center and community awareness of center programs, services, and events 
Maintains an effective, clean, attractive, and safe center environment in collaboration with Facilities, the Police Department, and the Business Office
Assures internal and external collaboration and communication with students, other college service areas, system's office, business and industry, community groups, individuals, and other external agencies that support the mission, goals, policies, and vision of the College
Supports grant-funded opportunities as they relate to center or assigned academic programs improvement or growth with particular attention to Title I high schools
Assures compliance with federal, state, and accrediting body standards and regulations for assigned academic programs
Promotes the mission of Wake Technical Community College, as well as the North Carolina Community College System

How to Apply

Interested candidates must apply online through the following link in order to be considered:  Provost, Engineering, Biotechnology, Trades, and Transportation and Wake Tech East

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