Full Job Description
This is a repost. If you have already applied please do not reapply. This position is open until filled. Review of applicants will begin July 13, 2020.
Thomas Nelson Community College is located on the Virginia Peninsula in the heart of Hampton Roads, a region renowned for being the birthplace of America and home to communities rich in culture and industry. Bordering the Chesapeake Bay, the region boasts beaches, major attractions, world-class museums, and a vibrant visual and performing arts scene. The area is known for its economic vitality, which includes being home to several military bases, ship building facilities, the NASA Langley Research Center and Jefferson Lab, major colleges and universities, and varied commercial industries and enterprises.
Thomas Nelson is a comprehensive community college, offering a variety of programs of study leading to an associate’s degree, certificate, or career studies certificate. In addition to the many popular transfer degree programs, the college is known for its strong career & technical programs and its outreach to the community as a partner and leader in workforce development.
Founded in 1967, Thomas Nelson serves over 11,500 students, of diverse backgrounds each year. Faculty and staff are strategic and responsive, committed to understanding and meeting the needs of the region.
The college has two campuses, one in Hampton and the Historic Triangle Campus located in Williamsburg. The college also has a satellite site at the Southeast Higher Education Center in Newport News. The communities served by the college are the Cities of Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, and Williamsburg, and the Counties of James City and York.
The Dean provides strategic leadership and operational oversight for the college’s division, with responsibility for degree credit programs, Career Studies Certificates, and Workforce trainings. As part of an academic management team pursuing excellence through collaboration and creation of a learner-centered environment, the position reports to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Workforce Development. The Dean implements divisions goals and objectives related to the college’s strategic plan and Workforce Development; oversees program and course development and evaluations; promotes and maintains relationships with community agencies, organizations and businesses that support the division; recommends the hiring of full-time and adjunct faculty and division staff; evaluates full-time and adjunct faculty and divisions staff; implements college policies and procedures appropriate to division operations; manages operations of relevant grants and contracts; manages the divisions budget and expenditures; and ensures compliance with state mandated performance measures, regional accreditation requirements, and standards for professional program accreditation.
The Division for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) contains a wide variety of academic programs including Associate of Science degrees, Associate of Applied Science degrees, Certificates, and Career Studies Certificates that support direct transfer to 4-year colleges and universities, as well as direct pathways to careers. The academic disciplines include Engineering, Sciences, Mathematics, Engineering Technologies, Information Technology, Computer Science, Automotive, HVAC, Mechatronics, Unmanned Systems, Welding, and Machining.
The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications:
A master’s degree with 18 graduate semester credit hours from a regionally accredited college or university in a discipline served by the Division.
Experience in curriculum development, assessment and accreditation, integrated higher education student information systems and development and application of academic policies and procedures.
Specialized knowledge and experience in:
Implementing best practices and innovative strategies that support teaching and learning.
Supervising personnel, training methodologies, and communication techniques.
Planning, implementing, and monitoring of budgets.
Managing and developing curriculum.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Financial management and strong analytical skills.
Exceptional presentation skills.
Strong customer service skills.
Leadership ability for team oriented environment.
Superior strategic and tactical planning skills.
Work cooperatively with multiple constituencies, both internal and external.
Write effective and accurate reports.
Maintain confidential and sensitive information.
Resolve problems and to develop relevant alternatives and recommendations.
Manage multiple tasks, be organized and detail oriented.
Work at all campus and off site locations.
Work independently and as a part of a project team to meet deadlines.
Train staff on campus service programs and policies.
Ability to use current administrative and instructional information technology hardware, software, platforms, and social media.
Doctoral degree in education leadership, educational administration or any related field.
Extensive/progressive experience with one or more of the following: dual enrollment, early college, and college readiness in conjunction with regional high schools; developmental mathematics; honors; student cohorts and learning communities; service learning.
Familiarity with SACSCOC accreditation standards as well as any applicable specialized accreditation, certification, and licensure requirements.
Teaching and/or administrative experience at a college or university and experience with college transfer and career and technical programs.
Hours of Duty: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Some evenings and weekends may be required.
Must be able to work at all campus locations.
Special Instructions to Applicants
APPLICATION PROCESS: Applicants must submit an online application for this position by visiting the following web site: https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com. Thomas Nelson does not accept applications by mail, fax or e-mail. Failure to provide a complete application package may decrease the opportunity for interview selection or disqualify the application. Complete application packages will include:
Online application: Applicants are encouraged to fully represent their relevant qualifications on the application.
Unofficial copies of college transcripts related to the degree requirement. All transcripts from foreign institutions of higher education must be verified by an evaluation agency.
Three letters of recommendation – Preferred, to include a former supervisor, former colleague and a character reference, no relatives.
These should be uploaded to the online application system under “Other Documents”. Please scan your documents and upload them as a PDF file.
If you are having difficulty uploading any documents, please contact the Human Resources Department. The maximum allowable document size is 10 MB.
BACKGROUND CHECK STATEMENT: The selected candidate’s offer is contingent upon the successful completion of an extensive background investigation, which may include: criminal history, credit checks, employment verification, verification of education and professional reference checks.
Thomas Nelson Community College, an EEO employer, welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds and recognizes the benefits of a diverse workforce. Therefore, Thomas Nelson is committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications. We prohibit discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disabilities, political affiliation, veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors.
Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during the application and/or interview process per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Call 757-825-2728 or email email@example.com for assistance. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations.
Name Human Resources Department
Thomas Nelson Community College
Human Resources Department
99 Thomas Nelson Drive
Hampton, VA 23666