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Department Chair, Business Technologies - TENTATIVE START DATE JANUARY 2018

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Position Information

Position Title Department Chair, Business Technologies - TENTATIVE START DATE JANUARY 2018
Department Business Administration
Posting Number 00058
Report To Dean, Arts and Sciences
Full or Part Time Full-Time
Position Type Faculty

Position Summary Information

Job Summary

Department Chairs are professional, credentialed educators with the primary responsibility of providing administrative leadership for their assigned program and providing a quality learning experience for Rockingham Community College students in their respective programs. Department Chairs are responsible for but are not limited to planning, organizing, promoting, and teaching appropriate courses for Rockingham Community College. Department Chairs are expected to perform all instruction-related duties in a timely manner and in accordance with the mission, policies, and procedures of the College, the North Carolina Community College System, and with appropriate accrediting entities where applicable. Department Chairs are also responsible for providing job placement, advising, follow-up support services and performing other duties as assigned.

Essential Job Duties

Curriculum and Instruction

• Planning and organizing the curriculum as approved by the RCC Board of Trustees, the North Carolina Community College System, and other accrediting entities.
• Developing, with other program faculty and appropriate administration, program level competencies that outline expected student learning outcomes.
• Identifying and/or developing instructional materials needed to teach the program competencies prescribed in the approved curriculum by Rockingham Community College, the North Carolina Community College System, and other accrediting entities.
• Developing course syllabi that outline clear and appropriate student learning outcomes and expectations that reflect program competencies.
• Utilizing the course description set forth in the North Carolina Community College System combined course library when developing or assessing student learning outcome.
• Providing leadership in the development of appropriate assessments of established learning outcomes for all courses taught in the program.
• Reporting student progress in mastering established learning outcomes based on identified and approved assessments.
• Implementing and providing effective instruction which demonstrates appropriate knowledge of his/her specialized field in accordance with best practice literature.
• Teaching an appropriate instructional course load in accordance with policies outlined in the Faculty Handbook.
• Demonstrating the effective use of pedagogical methods to meet various student learning styles.
• Administering appropriate assessment and/or testing to measure student learning outcomes in all courses.
• Maintaining appropriate classroom standards that include the effective management of students in the classroom and the management of classroom and lab facilities.
• Ordering textbooks, instructional materials, and supplies as needed for instruction following established procedures.
• Developing and recommending class schedules cooperatively with other departments and divisions of the college and submitting to the appropriate Dean.
• Identifying and/or recommending equipment needed to teach the competencies prescribed in the approved curriculum by the RCC Board of Trustees, the North Carolina Community College System, and accrediting entities.
• Maintaining compliance with established North Carolina Community College System performance measures, national benchmarks, etc., for the appropriate curriculum as prescribed by the North Carolina Community College System and accrediting entities.
• Providing timely and accurate reports including 10% reports, grade reports, and other required reports related to instruction.
• Recommending adjunct faculty to the appropriate Dean to teach courses as needed in his or her assigned program.

Program Development

• Researching and recommending for approval program advisory committee members to the administration following established policy and procedure.
• Interacting with the program advisory committee to determine state-of-the-art practices, procedures, and equipment related to maintaining an up-to-date instructional program that would be valued and needed by the employers in the Rockingham Community College service area.
• Providing leadership with the research and development of information necessary to teach the appropriate courses to the students of Rockingham Community College.
• Monitoring professional information sources to determine trends and innovations in one’s field that lend themselves to integration into the instructional program.

Student Development Support

• Maintaining posted office hours in accordance with requirements outlined in the Faculty Handbook.
• Being available to students on a regular basis for out-of-class tutorial support in the courses he or she is assigned to teach.
• Recruiting students for his or her respective program and other programs of Rockingham Community College.
• Serving as an academic advisor to students with advising responsibilities in the assigned program relative to course requirements, expectations, and completion standards.
• Participating in the college’s registration and orientation sessions as assigned.
• Maintaining student records within the department as required by the accreditation agency and state and/or local policy.
• Referring students to Student Development personnel for guidance, counseling, and resource assistance following prescribed procedures on an as needed basis.
• Coordinating retention strategies with the appropriate program faculty, other Department Chairs, Program Coordinators, appropriate administration, and Student Services personnel to maximize student retention.
• Providing job placement assistance to graduates of the assigned program.
• Providing assistance and information for student follow-up reports and demographics as required by state or local policy and/or reports.
• Sponsoring and supporting program enrichment activities, particularly student organizations.

Institutional Support

• Working a full-time workweek in accordance with policies outlined in the Faculty Handbook.
• Assisting with the implementation and enforcement of all official policies and procedures of Rockingham Community College.
• Evaluating all faculty assigned to his or her program in accordance with the faculty evaluation policies and procedures outlined in the Faculty Handbook.
• Attending meetings, conferences, seminars, briefings, and training sessions called to expedite the business of the college.
• Attending extracurricular functions such as graduation, campus fund drives, etc. that promote the collegiate life.
• Serving on local, state, regional and/or national committees upon request and/or approval from the administration.
• Serving on college committees as assigned to expedite college business and to be involved in the decision-making process of the college.
• Striving to exhibit a personal and professional attitude that reflects positively upon the individual and the public perception of the community college.
• Participating in the activities of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges Quality Enhancement Plans as required.

Administrative/Business Services Support

• Recommending a departmental budget for his or her assigned program to the appropriate Dean or where applicable, Department Chair.
• Developing bid specifications for instructional equipment, materials, and supplies for the assigned program.
• Monitoring departmental expenditures to ensure expenditures are within the financial resources allocated to the program.
• Complying with Fiscal Management System policies and procedures set forth for Rockingham Community College.

Public Relations Support
• Maintaining effective intra-institution relationships with members of the Board of Trustees, President’s Senior Staff, Administrative Staff, faculty, and support personnel of the service area.
• Providing appropriate liaison support with the North Carolina Community College System and other relational entities.
• Promoting Rockingham Community College with local, state, regional, and national citizenry.

Professional/Personal Development
• Participating in Rockingham Community College, North Carolina Community College System, and other authorized professional development programs upon request.
• Pursuing professional development courses, seminars, workshops, and institutes designed to enrich and/or enhance the quality of instruction delivered in the classroom and/or laboratory.
• Pursuing local, state, regional, or national certifications that qualify one’s work against recognized standards in his or her field.

Additional Duties
• Performing other duties as assigned by the appropriate Dean, Vice President for Academic Affairs and/or the President of Rockingham Community College.
• The College reserves the right to alter duties, responsibilities, conditions, working hours, and job title as necessary.

Minimum Work Experience
Minimum Education

Minimum Qualifications: A Master’s degree Business, Accounting or related degree is required from a regionally accredited institution.

Preferred Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications: A Master’s degree in Economics or a Master’s degree in a related discipline with at least 18 graduate semester hours in Economics from a regionally accredited institution; minimum five years of teaching experience; excellent oral and written communication skills; knowledge in assessing student learning outcomes; experience using the learning management systems; and minimum three years of management or supervisory experience.

Physical Requirements

The percentage range listed below is used to qualify the physical demands of the job: 0% Never, 1-33% Occasional, 34-66% Frequent, 67-100% Continuous

The job requires a full range of body motion that includes:
• Standing/Walking – Continuous
• Bending/Stooping – Frequent
• Lifting/Handling – Frequent
• Carrying – Frequent
• Push/Pull – Frequent
• Balancing – Frequent
• Twisting/Turning – Continuous
• Kneeling/Crouching – Frequent
• Reaching – Frequent
• Handling/Manual Dexterity/Feeling – Continuous
• Speaking/Hearing – Continuous
• Tasting/Smelling – Occasional
• Seeing (all aspects) – Continuous
• Environmental Exposure – Frequent

Required Knowledge and Skills

Minimum three years of teaching experience; excellent oral and written communication skills; knowledge in assessing student learning outcomes; experience using learning management systems, and experience supervising others.

Job Statement

This position description covers the most essential functions and duties associated with this position. Other duties may be assigned by the President or appropriate supervisory personnel. The College reserves the right to alter duties, responsibilities, conditions, working hours, and job title as necessary. Instructional positions must meet minimum SACSCOC criteria and the minimum criteria of other pertinent accrediting, licensing, and credentialing agencies in the area of teaching assignment.

Posting Detail Information

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Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is your highest level of completed education?
    • High School/GED
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • PhD
    • Associate Degree

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
Optional Documents