Vice-President of Academics and Student Services

Vice-President of Academics and Student Services


McDowell Technical Community College
54 College Drive
Marion, NC 28752
Phone: 828-652-6021

Job Location

54 College Drive, Marion, NC  28752


Commensurate with experience.


Regular college benefits.

Job Category

  • Executive/Administrative/Managerial

Application Period

Opens: Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Closes: Friday, May 20, 2022

Target Start Date

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Expected Work Hours


Reports to

College President

Employment Type


Minimum Qualifications

Experience required at the Director, Chair, Coordinator or Dean level, which should include major administrative higher education experience and positive impact on the institution, community, and workforce. Effective communication skills and the ability to relate to students, faculty, staff and administration is a requirement. Master’s Degree required.

Preferred Qualifications

Doctorate preferred.

Position Description

The Vice President of Academics and Student Services provides strategic oversight and supervision for curriculum and student services areas of the College to help fulfill the institutional mission and to achieve measurable progress towards the Goals and Objectives in the Vision 2025 Strategic Plan. The VP ensures quality leadership and support is provided to faculty and staff and leads strategic efforts to provide quality learning opportunities for students both inside and outside of the classroom. This VP position, along with the VP/CFO, serves on the senior executive team reporting to the President, and also sits on the President’s Council.

The VP is responsible for ensuring a holistic approach to student recruitment, admissions, enrollment, retention, and completion. The VP provides transformational leadership for the College and the division, motivates others, and facilitates change while ensuring quality management and maximizes learning, resources, and personnel. The VP serves as a liaison among students, faculty, staff, administration, and the community at large.

Positions and departments under Academic & Student Services include (anticipated structure as of September 1, 2022): Direct reports – Dean of Curriculum Programs; Dean of Student Success; Director of Financial Aid & Veterans Affairs; Director of Enrollment Management, the Registrar, and Support Staff. Divisional Oversight –All Curriculum Programs; Distance Education; Student Services; Student Success, which will include Library Services, Student Enrichment & Adult Engagement, Success Coaches, Library Services, and Secondary Partnerships. The VP is required to reside in close proximity (45-minute commute) to perform effectively in the position and to allow active involvement in the college community. It is preferred they establish residency in McDowell County.

1. Promote quality in learning and instruction by using student-centered principles in leadership, management, hiring, scheduling, evaluation, and professional development; Overall supervision and evaluation of above areas and serves as the chief academic officer.

2. Supervise, mentor, and evaluate all direct reports

3. Support, mentor, and assist deans and direct reports in: a. The selection, evaluation, and professional development of faculty and professional staff in alignment with strategic priorities b. Student-centered instructional and holistic student services practices c. The implementation of innovation in teaching and learning practices

4. The oversight of program review and student learning outcomes assessment process to ensure meaningful evaluation practices and continuous improvement in program quality

5. Promotes and ensures efficient and effective enrollment management functions

6. Promotes and ensures a comprehensive Student Development Program, inclusive of academic achievement, college completion, and personal development, meeting the diverse needs of the student body.

7. Ensure direct collaboration with Workforce Continuing Education to ensure non-credit offerings that articulate credit, complete with on-ramps and off-ramps via career pathways

8. Actively participate in student recruitment and retention activities, admissions, advising, and registration activities as needed

9. Works with leadership to establish priorities for and maintain articulation agreements to create and enhance pathways for student transfer purposes
10. Responsible for program review, program evaluation and instructional evaluation
11. Responsible for evaluation of student services, direct reports and ensures quality evaluation processes for all divisional personnel
12. Responsible for the implementation of initiatives that support the college's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
13. Responsible for reviewing all policies, procedures, administrative rules and guidelines, regulations, and procedures relating to student services, and initiating needed changes
14. Responsible for cooperation with the Director of IER/SACSCOC Liaison to ensure compliance with all aspects of program and institutional accreditation and compliance
15. Recruits, screens and recommends faculty/staff for employment
16. Responsible for professional development, orientation and mentoring of faculty and staff
17. Responsible for management of budgetary requirements of instructional and student services programs to include salaries, supplies, materials, facilities and equipment and approves purchase order requests
18. Leads team efforts to seek external funding to fill in gaps where necessary aligned with college priorities
19. Responsible, along with the deans, for instructional facility utilization and scheduling of instructional programs
20. Serves as student advocate with the administrative processes of the college
21. Responsible for the development of policies, procedures, programs and services necessary for the effective and efficient functioning of academic/instructional services and student services

How to Apply

Submit an MTCC application and resume: 


Via email to-


Via snail mail to-


Breanna Wilson

McDowell Technical Community College

54 College Drive

Marion, NC 28752

In-person to- Breanna Wilson, MTCC, 54 College Drive (Marion, NC), Cedar Building, Business Office


Offers of employment are contingent upon receipt of official transcripts.


If you have questions, contact Breanna Wilson by email, phone or fax:


phone: 828-652-0618

fax: 828-652-1603

Job Post Contact

Michael Lavender
54 College Dr.
Marion, NC  28752