Vice President of Governance, Strategy, and Communications

Vice President of Governance, Strategy, and Communications


Alamance Community College
1247 Jimmie Kerr Road
Graham, NC 27253
Phone: 336-506-4222

Job Location

Main Campus, Graham, NC


$100,000.00 - $130,860.00 Annually


Full Time Benefits

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Friday, April 26, 2024
Closes: Friday, May 17, 2024

Target Start Date

Monday, July 1, 2024

Expected Work Hours


Reports to


Employment Type

Full Time Exempt

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree in public administration, business administration, marketing, or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Preferably, a minimum of 10 years of experience including significant work with government relations, communications, marketing, executive office management, and higher education experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.


Position Description

The Vice President holds a pivotal position within the President’s Executive Leadership Team (ELT), reporting directly to the President. This role spearheads all governance, legal, and legislative initiatives, serving as a vital link to the Board of Trustees and the College’s legislative representatives. Moreover, the Vice President assumes responsibility for implementing and advocating approved policies to the Board and relevant state agencies. In addition, this position supervises comprehensive public relations endeavors across the college community, encompassing internal and external communications, marketing strategies, advertising campaigns, and the development of branded promotional materials. Furthermore, the role oversees the College’s information services and public safety operations, ensuring alignment with the institution’s strategic objectives and efficacy endeavors. 


Example of Duties

  • Implements rigorous self-monitoring and internal assessment mechanisms to foster continuous enhancement toward departmental objectives.
  • Guides and empowers staff through task prioritization, workload allocation, performance assessments, and adherence to established policies and protocols.
  • Assumes a leadership role in internal operations, steering the development, endorsement, planning, coordination, and administration of programs, projects, processes, and policies.
  • Crafts comprehensive long-term plans, goals, and objectives, aligning them closely with Presidential and Cabinet priorities while deciphering organizational needs to establish corresponding objectives.
  • Formulates and manages budgets and grants, meticulously allocating resources and scrutinizing expenditures.
  • Evaluates and authorizes a myriad of multifaceted information, data, and reports; draws conclusions from findings; endorses reports destined for external entities and regulatory bodies.
  • Ensures strict adherence to governance regulations and mandates for state agencies.
  • Participates actively on the President’s Executive Leadership Team, Cabinet, and other pertinent committees as required.
  • Assists in drafting and overseeing the president’s office budget, and supervises the president’s office personnel, including task delegation and project management.
  • Acts as the primary liaison between the Board and staff, overseeing all processes related to Ethics Act compliance and mandatory trustee training.
  • Orchestrates high-priority projects across college divisions, ensuring punctual delivery and providing constructive feedback.
  • Oversees policy and procedure administration processes.
  • Attends and facilitates various committee meetings.
  • Sets the agenda for meetings necessitating presidential presence.
  • Manages the calendar and logistical aspects of Board meetings.
  • Trains support staff on document preparation and presentation protocols.
  • Oversees college-wide events and associated financial allocations.
  • Maintains meticulous legal records mandated by the Board.
  • Provides visionary leadership for internal and external communications, marketing endeavors, and public relations initiatives.
  • Spearheads legislative advocacy campaigns at local, state, and national levels.
  • Guides the college’s facilities, information services, and public safety teams to foster innovation and advance strategic priorities and efficacy endeavors.

How to Apply

An ACC on-line application MUST be fully completed for consideration, which includes a required letter of interest, transcript attachment. Resume attachments are welcome but will not be accepted in lieu of complete application.  

For faculty positions, all relevant full- and part-time teaching experience, including start and end dates of employment, should be included on the application. Also, all relevant full- and part-time work experience related to the teaching discipline should be included on the application, including start and end dates.

For non-faculty positions, all relevant full- and part-time work experience related to the position should be included on the application, including start and end dates. 

Job Post Contact

Nicole Rone

HR Specialist

Alamance Community College