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Chair, Department of Business and Education

South Piedmont Community College

Job Description

The Business and Education Chair is a 12-month, full-time staff position within the School of Arts and Sciences. Under the direction of the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, this position is responsible for the development, delivery, and management of Business and Education programs. The Chair acts as a mentor, coordinator, and facilitator for the Business and Education faculty while carrying out the vision, mission, and goals of the College.
The Chair maintains a climate of open communication, collegiality, and teamwork within the department and actively supports the professional growth and development of the faculty. The Chair ensures the availability of quality learning opportunities for students and is the first line of support for student complaints and grievances. The Chair has responsibility for teaching, curriculum development, faculty assignment, course scheduling, program review, student learning outcomes assessment, student advising and scheduling, professional development, institutional service, community service, and community relations. In addition to instructional responsibilities, the Chair has supervisory and administrative authority over the full-time and adjunct faculty in their department. This individual serves as a liaison among students, faculty, staff, administration, and the community at-large.
Essential Duties Summary
Leadership and Management
  • Act as chief advocate for the program and present a positive image of the program and the college to both internal and external customers
  • Collaborate with advisory boards to ensure currency and quality of program offerings
  • Conduct program demand-gap analyses using labor market data to identify needs and opportunities for program growth
  • Evaluate program offerings to align with labor market needs
  • Participate in periodic program reviews, conduct research and surveys, and prepare updates, reports, and plans
  • Develop recruiting and marketing plans for the program in consultation with the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences and the marketing/communications department
  • Participate in student recruitment, retention, advising, and registration activities
  • Supervise and evaluate adjunct and full-time faculty in the program area
  • Recruit, orient, and mentor adjunct and full-time faculty
  • Maintain a roster of qualified adjunct faculty for the program
  • Participate in developing recommendations for the department budget, including forecasting anticipated budgetary needs for staffing, equipment, and supplies and monitoring departmental expenditures
Curriculum and Teaching
  • Teach a minimum of 15 SHC per year (Typically, 6 SCH in both fall and spring semesters, 3 SCH in the summer term) in a discipline within the Department of Business and Education
  • Promote quality in learning and instruction by using student-centered principles in leadership, management, hiring, scheduling, evaluation, and professional development
  • Actively support pedagogical innovation in seated and distance instruction and encourage the use of technology within the learning environment.
  • Coordinate the development of a student-centered course schedule, ensuring appropriate availability and sequencing of existing courses.
  • Provide leadership in program review and student learning outcomes assessment. Annually update and assess program improvement plans.
  • Coordinate the development, implementation, and evaluation of new courses, ensuring appropriate availability and sequencing of new courses.
  • Accept teaching assignments, based on the needs of the college, at one or more of the following locations: L.L. Polk campus (Polkton), Old Charlotte Highway campus (Monroe), or in community locations (Anson and/or Union counties)
Other Expectations
  • Exhibit an uncompromising commitment to SPCC as a learning-centered college through the College’s mission, vision, values, core skills and learning outcomes, and delivery of instruction and services
  • Actively participate in school and college committees and activities and school or college-related community activities and events.
  • Actively participate in student recruitment and retention activities, admissions, advising, and registration activities.
  • Actively participate in grant prospecting, authoring, editing, evaluation, and reporting.
  • Maintain current licensure, certification, or other professional credentials required for the position
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs/Chief Academic Officer.
South Piedmont Community College employees are expected to be:
  • Committed to Student Access, Engagement, and Success
  • Willing to take strategic risks related to student-oriented change
  • Capable of building strong teams
  • Motivated to establish urgency for improvement
  • Able to plan lasting and positive internal change
  • Results-oriented and focused on effective implementation, routine assessment of programs, and continuous data-informed improvement
  • Effective at communicating and listening to foster strong relationships, formulate shared priorities, and inspire trust and action
  • Considerate of fiscal responsibilities and sound operations
  • Dedicated to entrepreneurial fundraising that aligns to student access, engagement, and success goals
  • Effective in developing effective external partnerships to achieve broader aims for student success
  • A creative, innovative, and energetic instructional leader and a technologically sophisticated professional who is skilled in various technology applications
  • Supportive of consistent and on-going professional development initiatives in pursuit of the college’s strategic goals
  • Fair-minded, ethical, and honest with excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the courage and integrity to lead and accept responsibility
  • Collaborative, respectful, and honest and guided by a high standard of integrity and customer service
Required Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in business or a related field or a Master’s degree with a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in business or a related field
  • Three years of experience in corporate and higher education settings with evidence of supervisory duties
  • Three years of full-time teaching experience or a part-time teaching equivalent
  • Experience with program review and student learning outcomes assessment
  • Experience designing, developing, implementing, teaching, and evaluating seated, Web-enhanced, and/or online classes
  • Familiarity with online learning management systems (LMS), such as Canvas
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Mastery of Microsoft Office
Preferred Qualifications
  • Budgeting experience
  • Experience with class scheduling and evidence of the ability to create proactive and innovative class scheduling options that support student-centered principles
  • Experience with goal setting and strategic planning
Physical Demands
Special Conditions Eligibility Summary
Eeo Statement Summary
South Piedmont Community College provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees based on job related criteria without reference to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification. Applicants are requested to complete questions at the end of the online application process that are strictly voluntary. Answers to these questions will not be provided to the hiring manager, selection committee, or any other employees of South Piedmont other than the Human Resources Office. The Human Resources Office uses this information to maintain accurate confidential records on the composition of each applicant pool. If you require accommodation due to a disability in order to complete the application process, please make your request to the Human Resources Office.
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