Background: Mid-South Community College is an innovative institution with a proven record of creating an award-winning career pathway model that serves a variety of students through a series of credentials from certificates to completion of baccalaureate degrees through partnerships with four-year institutions represented in our university center. The program serves high school students, academically underprepared adults, incumbent workers, as well as traditional students. Career pathways we have targeted relate directly to economic development in the Arkansas Delta and include manufacturing engineering, renewable energy, diesel technology, welding, machining, information technology and allied health. Mid-South is the recipient of three National Science Foundation grants in support of improved technical and STEM education and the recipient of a U.S. Department of Labor award which has supported the creation of the Arkansas Delta Training and Education Consortium (ADTEC), a partnership of five community colleges in eastern Arkansas which has garnered in excess of $50 million in external investment in the region in support of improved education and training.
The ADTEC Consortium and its career pathway model has received the U.S. Department of Labor 2008 Recognition of Excellence for Building a Regionally-Focused Workforce Development Strategy, the 2007 Southern Growth Policies Board Innovator of the Year Award, the 2008 U.S. Department of Labor Recognition of Excellence Award for a Regional Workforce Development Strategy, recognition in Employers, Low-Income Young Adults, and Postsecondary Credentials: A Practical Typology for Business, Education, and Community Leaders, published October 2009 with underwriting from the Gates Foundation, and—most recently—won the 2010 Bellwether Award in the Workforce Development Category.
Mid-South currently enrolls about 2,000 credit students a semester including high school students enrolled in college-level technical education courses. Expansion projects planned for the next 12-18 months include the $9 million Mid-South Renewable Energy Center, a state-of- the-art welding lab, and a Wellness Center.
MSCC is located just 10 miles from metropolitan Memphis, Tenn., with great access to professional sports; cultural amenities such as the opera, symphony, and art museums; and all the recreational activities of hunting, fishing, and water sports.
Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in technical/vocational education or related field with doctorate preferred. At least five (5) years prior experience building, implementing, and managing technical programs for credit and for customized training, preferably at a community or technical college. Applicants must have proven track record of innovation in creating new models of technical education with preference given to those who have developed strategies contextualizing basic skills into technical curricula. Other prior experience required includes supervising faculty, scheduling classes, specifying and ordering equipment, developing curriculum frameworks, assessing learning competencies, and building business/industry partnerships and entrustments. Experience managing successful grant projects is a plus.
Candidates must be competent with Microsoft applications.
Responsibilities: The Associate Vice President for Workforce Education reports to the Vice President for Learning and Instruction with administrative responsibility for the MSCC Technical Center (for high school students earning concurrent credit); for working with the ADTEC Solutions Group and business/industry personnel to develop college/industry partnerships that benefit both parties including the development and implementation of non-credit programs in diesel, manufacturing, machining, welding, renewable energy, supply chain and logistics technologies; and for managing a number of related grant projects. Grant oversight includes budget oversight, data analyses for accountability, compliance with grantor requirements and reporting. The Associate VP also serves as the college’s liaison to the Arkansas Department of Career Education and to the ADTEC Consortium. Periodic travel to partner colleges and to conferences related to programmatic advancements is expected. Some weekend and evening hours are to be expected.
Salary: Commensurate with credential and experience. Review of applications will begin May 16, 2011, and continue until the position is filled.
Proposed Start Date: June 13, 2011
A completed, current employment application form (available at www.midosuthcc.edu) is required. Resumes may not be used to replace information requested on the application form.
Please note that MSCC requires a criminal background check as part of the employment process.
Required Application Materials:
· a letter of interest specifying the position sought,
· a completed MSCC application for employment including contact information for three professional references,
· a statement of educational philosophy
· a resume or curriculum vitae, and
· copies of college transcripts relevant to the position of interest.
For an application to be considered, all requested materials must be submitted simultaneously either by mail, email, fax, or personal delivery to:
Mid-South Community College
ATTN: Jackie Brubaker
2000 West Broadway
West Memphis, AR 72301-3829
(870) 733-6719 (FAX)
Mid-South Community College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, DNA information, or veteran status.