Division Chair, Humanities and Social Sciences
Requisition #: 2017  -  1550
Posting Date: 8/23/2017
Location: Any Campus
Appointment Period:
Contracts for regular positions are renewable each June 30th after successful completion of probationary period.(Unless otherwise specified)

Responsible for providing divisional leadership that supports the mission, vision and strategic goals of the College.  Responsible for the development, implementation, evaluation and management of assigned instructional programs, services, budget and division employees. Provides leadership in curriculum, academic assessment, strategic planning and budgeting.  Employs enrollment management and retention strategies.  Fosters collaborative working relationships with internal and external counterparts to communicate and coordinate initiatives that support College and instructional goals.  Includes the following instructional disciplines/programs: Communication, English, Foreign Language, Humanities, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religion and Sociology.

Essential Duties/Functions:

Position Specific Duties   

· Provides strategic, innovative leadership in the design, implementation and continuous improvement of the division and related programs and services. 

· Responsible for division alignment with College strategic initiatives and facilitates the preparation of short- and long-term plans in support of College mission, vision and goals. 

· Provides leadership in curriculum design, instructional delivery, accreditation and assessment activities.

· Assists in the development of marketing strategies leading to program recognition and growth.

· Develops processes and systems that enhance instruction. Serves as the liaison to other divisions and departments of the College relating to academic programs, physical assets, and facilities.

· Employs appropriate enrollment management and retention strategies.

· Ensures division compliance with applicable federal, state, and local regulations, accrediting commissions, licensing requirements, and with administrative regulations and Board policies as appropriate. 

· Responsible for employee supervision and accountability, both direct and indirect reports, including recruitment, selection, orientation, scheduling, evaluation, coaching, rewards/recognition, and discipline.

· Models and maintains high performance standards and performance expectations. 

· Ensures division employees provide excellent customer service and a welcoming, supportive, and respectful work environment. Investigates and resolves requests and concerns. 

· Ensures and promotes health and safety in the workplace. 

· Establishes and maintains collaborative working relationships with internal employees. Actively participates on and/or leads various College committees, meetings, and workgroups. 

· Responsible for division budget(s) development and management.  Prepares, monitors, controls, and ensures spending within the budget allocation.  Develops cost estimates for future division needs.

· Directs the preparation of capital equipment requests. Supervises expenditures of capital equipment funds within College practices, policies, and procedures. 

· Directs the semester/annual class scheduling and faculty assignments in coordination with other areas of the College

· Oversees maintenance of accurate catalog information, degree worksheets, advising materials and division content on the GTCC website. 

· Manages full-time and part-time faculty workloads for compliance with college policies.

· Maintains confidentiality of student records, personnel files, and other sensitive information.

· Promptly investigates and resolves problems and complaints from students and employees.

· Establishes and maintains collaborative working relationships with business and industry partners, agencies, community organizations and/or education institutions. Serves as College representative on various statewide, local and College committees and attends events as appropriate. 

· Applies the College’s interpretation of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). 

· Attends training sessions and participates in professional training opportunities. 

· Demonstrate and model the College’s employability skills: adaptability, communication, information processing, problem solving, responsibility and teamwork.

Additional Duties  

· Instructs students in a classroom, lab, learning center or other setting as appropriate (one class per term). 

· Initiates and implements grant funded opportunities that support the mission of the college.

· Performs all other related duties as assigned.

Educational & Certification Requirements:

The Division Chair will have the educational background required to instruct students at GTCC.

Minimum Requirements

· Master’s degree from an accredited institution in a discipline taught within the division (summary above).

Preferred Requirements

· Doctoral degree from an accredited institution.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Professional Experience:

Minimum Requirements

1. Five years of teaching experience in a field related to the Division.

2. Three years of progressive academic administrative experience in a postsecondary institution.

3. Experience with faculty supervision including performance evaluation.

4. Experience in budget development and management.

5. Experience with enrollment management, curriculum/program development and assessment.

6. Experience in building collaborative community/workforce education partnerships.

Preferred Requirements

1. Community college teaching and/or administrative experience preferred.

2. Experience with distance learning modalities and management.

The Division Chair will possess an understanding of and commitment to the nature and role of community college, particularly its “open door” policy.  He/she shall have demonstrated personal and professional competence for the areas of responsibility assigned to include the ability to:

1. Strategically think and manage change

2. Respect diversity

3. Adapt to changing procedures, protocols or assignments

4. Create and maintain a learner centered environment

5. Communicate effectively in multiple formats

6. Initiate, develop, and maintain relationships internal and external to the college

Departmental/Job Specific Requirements:

1. Schedule may require day or evening responsibilities and travel between campuses as required for performance of job duties.

2. Responsibilities may include overnight travel in, and outside of the state, as well as occasional travel overseas in support of college programs and initiatives.

3. This position requires a valid NC driver’s license and acceptable driving record. 

Mandatory GTCC Trainings:

1. Reporting Requirements

2. Anti-Harassment

3. Shooter on Campus

4. Ethics and Social Responsibility

Working Conditions:

1. Hear and see

2. Other physical requirements as necessary to function in an academic/office setting

Additional Duties & Responsibilities:

· Instructs students in a classroom, lab, learning center or other setting as appropriate (one class per term). 

· Initiates and implements grant funded opportunities that support the mission of the college.

· Performs all other related duties as assigned.

**All GTCC job descriptions reflect duties and responsibilities of the particular job and are subject to change with limited notice.

Application Deadline:

  Open until an adequate pool of applicants is received
How to Apply:
A GTCC application must be submitted in order to be considered. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing an application form. When applying for a position that requires a degree, copies of unofficial transcripts must be attached to a completed application.

*If your education credentials are from a country outside of the United States & if you are extended an offer of employment you will be required to submit a translation/evaluation of your transcript.

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As an Equal Opportunity Employer, GTCC is strongly committed to diversity & welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, particularly minorities and faculty under-represented in higher education. EOE

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