Vice President of Economic and Workforce Development

Vice President of Economic and Workforce Development


Cleveland Community College
137 South Post Road
Shelby, NC 28152
Phone: 704-669-6000

Job Location

Shelby, North Carolina


Based on experience. Starting salary $85,278.


Full-Time Benefits

Job Category

  • Executive/Administrative/Managerial

Application Period

Opens: Thursday, June 10, 2021
Closes: Sunday, July 11, 2021

Target Start Date

Sunday, August 1, 2021

Expected Work Hours

Monday through Friday 8 am to 4 pm. May require day, evening, and occasional weekend hours.

Reports to


Employment Type

Full-Time Staff, 12 Months

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree from a regionally accredited college or university required.
  • Ten plus years of successful and progressively responsible management and leadership experience in an organizational development role required.
  • Evidence of leadership in developing innovative strategies to support program development, success, and increased market share required.
  • Commitment to providing exceptional customer service required.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact and communicate effectively with diverse constituencies required.
  • Understanding and commitment to the community college mission required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Doctorate from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Community college experience preferred.
  • Background in workforce development, economic development, training, and/or continuing education preferred.

Position Description

The Vice President of Economic and Workforce Development will coordinate, assist, and supervise all the roles and activities of programs administrated in the Continuing Education Department with the overall mission of the College; provide recommendations to the President dealing with budget preparation, staff selection, approval processes, purchasing and administration of any other operational procedures.

  1. Participate in the President’s Cabinet in policy and procedure development and be responsible for implementation of policies and procedures.
  2. Serves as Chief Continuing Education Officer for the college and assumes responsibility for ensuring that all programs, courses and services support the purpose and mission of the College.
  3. Provide vision and leadership in the development of training programs that support economic and workforce development in the college’s service area.
  4. Provide vision, leadership, and supervision of continuing education program areas including Occupational Extension, Community & Personal Interest, Customized Industry Training, Workforce Development, College & Career Readiness, and the Small Business Center.
  5. Coordinate with Vice President of Academic Affairs to determine credit and non-credit program offerings.
  6. Responsible for the oversight and compliance of all programs with the regulations/laws of the NCCCS, State, Federal, local jurisdictions, and accrediting agencies.
  7. Responsible for Carl D. Perkins Grant funds, including writing plan, implementation of plan, and approval of expenditures, reporting, etc.
  8. Participate in annual and strategic planning for the College.
  9. Monitor spending within assigned operational budgets and prioritize capital spending requests.
  10. Develop appropriate partnerships with employers, non-profits, and government agencies to promote the College and Continuing Education.
  11. Make recommendations to the President concerning the employment of Continuing Education personnel.
  12. Coordinate and supervise the Internal Continuing Education Audit of the College.
  13. Approve the Continuing Education course schedule.
  14. Attend Board meetings as required. Make reports when requested.
  15. Represents the College to various entities and with outside agencies in matters relating to the College’s instructional programs.
  16. Conduct workforce research and utilize regional data to create viable programs that address workforce challenges and build/expand workforce development programs to meet emerging workforce needs.
  17. Supports College activities and special events through attendance and/or participation.
  18. Represent the College in local, state, and national professional organizations and establish linkages with appropriate local, regional, and state resources and agencies, and public groups.
  19. Serve on committees as assigned.
  20. Performs other duties as assigned and other related duties incident to work described herein.

How to Apply

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Contact: Allen Kniceley, Director of Human Resources, Safety and Organizational Development

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Allen Kniceley