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Job Description

The Director of Information Technology is a 12-month, full-time faculty position and is located primarily at the Tyson Family Center for Technology in Monroe, NC. Under the direct supervision of the Dean, School of Applied Science and Technology, and under the general supervision of the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs/Chief Academic Officer, the Director of Information Technology acts as a mentor, coordinator, and facilitator for the faculty of the Department as they carry out the vision, mission, and goals of the School of Applied Science and Technology and the College. The Director maintains a climate of open communication, collegiality, and teamwork within the Department, and actively supports the professional growth and development of the Department faculty. The position willl collaborate across college functions to facilitate conversations among business, industry, community and academic partners in Union and Anson counties, with the goal of developing and delivering both curriculum and non-credit IT programs of study designed to meet the workforce development needs of the college service area.

The Director of Information Technology ensures the availability of quality learning opportunities for students, and is the first line of support for student complaints and grievances.  The position 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 awareness. In addition to instructional responsibilities, the Director of Information Technology has supervisory and administrative authority over the full-time and adjunct faculty in the Information Technology, Cyber Crime Technology, and Digital Media Technology programs. This individual serves as a liaison among students, faculty, staff, administration, and the community at-large.

This position will also serve as Information Technology Program Lead, and assumes primary responsibility for curriculum and assessment of the Information Technology program of study within the College of Applied Science and Technology. This individual is an academically qualified faculty who holds degree credentials or other qualifications appropriate to the program. The program lead is responsible for coordination of curriculum development and review. The program lead also ensures that the program contains essential curricular components, has appropriate content and pedagogy, and maintains currency. Job responsibilities of the program lead are considered additional duties beyond those of curriculum faculty. Licenses and/or certifications used for credentialing purposes must be kept current by the employee, unless noted otherwise.

Essential Duties Summary

  •          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.
  •          Teach 6 SHC Fall,Spring and 3 SHC Summer semesters.
  •          Promote quality in learning and instruction by using student-centered principles in leadership, management, hiring, scheduling, evaluation, and professional development.
  •          Supervise, mentor, and evaluate Department faculty. Coordinate professional development for Department faculty.
  •          Coordinate and oversee the recruitment, selection, contracting, and evaluation of part-time faculty for the Department.
  •          Coordinate the development of a student-centered course schedule, ensuring appropriate availability and sequencing of existing courses.
  •          Actively support pedagogical innovation in seated and distance instruction; encourage the use of technology within the learning environment.
  •          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.  
  •          Participate in developing recommendations for the Department budget, including forecasting anticipated budgetary needs for staffing, equipment, and supplies; monitor Departmental expenditures.
  •          Actively participate in School and College committees and activities, including (but not limited to), Planning Councils, Advisory Boards, other School or College committees, activities and events, and participate in 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.
  •          Cultivate and maintain strong partnerships with appropriate community stakeholders in support of programmatic and institutional advancement.
  •          Demonstrate a high-level of professionalism, innovation, collaboration, and institutional commitment in all actions.   
  •          Perform other duties as assigned by the Dean of the School of Applied Science and Technology and the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs/Chief Academic Officer.

Required Qualifications

  •          A Master’s degree in Information Technology, BioInformatics, or related IT field
  •          Three or more years of experience developing IT-related training curricula in a private or public setting
  •          Three or more years experience teaching and evaluating IT-related courses in seated, Web-enhanced, and online formats
  •          Demonstrated innovation in teaching
  •          Familiarity with online course management systems
  •          Ability to communicate effectively
  •          Mastery of Microsoft Office

Preferred Qualifications

  •          Supervisory experience
  •          Budgeting experience
  •          Experience with class scheduling, and evidence of the ability to create proactive and innovative class scheduling options
  •          Experience developing and implementing faculty professional development opportunities
  •          Experience working with Advisory Boards
  •          Experience with goal setting and strategic planning

Posting Number: JP00440FY17-18

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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