Vice President for Learning and Workforce Development

South Carolina, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Dec 18, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Vice President for Learning & Workforce Development

Greenville Technical College invites applications and nominations for the position of vice president for Learning and Workforce Development. This position serves as the chief academic officer for the college. Greenville Technical College seeks an exceptional leader with a strong record of academic accomplishment and a forward-looking vision to serve in this key leadership position. The new vice president will have the opportunity to join an accomplished and collaborative academic leadership team to advance the strategic direction of the college.

Responsibilities of the Vice President for Learning & Workforce Development include the following:

  • Promote and sustain a rigorous, compassionate, and learning-centered environment that supports student success in both credit and non-credit areas through collaborative decision making and strategic planning.
  • Supervise 7 academic deans, associate VPs of EDCT and curriculum & compliance, director of dual enrollment and early college, director of academic administration and the executive assistant to the vice president.
  • Actively participate in economic development recruitment activities with the Greenville Area Development Corporation, Upstate SC Alliance and the SC Department of Commerce when requested.
  • Serve as a member of the President’s Cabinet to plan and establish strategic goals/achievement indicators and implement programs and services that maintain the college’s programmatic accreditation compliance.
  • Collaborate with business and industry and the chief academic officers of area institutions, transfer institutions, school districts, government agencies and other community organizations to promote academic partnerships, scholarships, and resources.
  • Represent GTC, as required, by participating in appropriate national, state, and local councils, committees, boards and organizations.
  • Work collaboratively with the associate VPs, deans and other cabinet members to recommend academic policies and procedures and participate in the planning, development, physical and technological infrastructure, and fundraising (w/GTC’s Foundation).
  • Actively participate in internal and external communication and design of the state-of-the-art facilities that support effective teaching and learning and sustain a rigorous academic program that includes learning communities and service learning.
  • Support professional growth and development for all employees and coordinate such efforts with the VPs of student services and human resources.
  • Lead college initiatives related to students’ success and liaise with Faculty Senate and its officers, while working collaboratively with the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Research to obtain data that is relevant to move the institution forward.
  • Oversee the administration of the overall academic affairs and economic development & corporate training budget.
  • Assure college policies and procedures governing academic and economic development & corporate training issues enhance the learning environment and reflect current needs and appropriate practices.

Minimum Qualifications for the Vice President for Learning & Workforce Development

  • Master’s degree, plus seven (7) years of progressively responsible, related work experience.


Strongly Preferred Qualifications for the Vice President for Learning & Workforce Development

  • Master’s degree and doctorate degree from a regionally accredited institution and 10 years or more of progressively responsible academic and administrative experience, including experience in teaching, supervising full-time faculty, and administering exemplary academic and workforce development (CE) programs, with proven success in improving educational outcomes and student retention.
  • Evidence of collaborative data-driven decision-making, consensus building, and teamwork.
  • A track record of excellent management, organization, and interpersonal communication skills and an ability to oversee the division's fiscal, physical, and human resources, including faculty, staff, and students.
  • A demonstrated commitment to experiential education, community engagement, and evidence of promoting a diverse and inclusive environment for students, faculty, and staff in alignment with Greenville Technical College’s goals and priorities
  • Experience with the application of the 4 Disciplines of Execution system and/or in-depth understanding of the 4DX process and its organizational benefits.

Application Guidelines

Interested candidates should complete the online application process at that includes submission of a letter of interest, a comprehensive curriculum vitae (CV) or resume, unofficial transcripts (undergraduate & graduate), and contact information of three professional references.

Incomplete files will not be considered. Official transcripts will be required upon employment.  Candidate selected will be required to complete a background check prior to being hired.

Greenville Technical College Overview

Greenville Technical College is a public, comprehensive community and technical college located in Greenville, SC. Founded in 1962, Greenville Technical College is a six-campus system, providing education and training to more than 14,000 credit seeking students. Programs include business, IT, allied health/nursing, public service, engineering technology, advanced manufacturing, and aviation/transportation with a university transfer option that provides an economical route to a four-year degree.  Greenville Technical College also offers non-credit programs in healthcare, quality management, environmental safety, skilled trades, and personal and professional enrichment, reaching 8,200 students annually. Recently, Greenville Technical College was recognized as a 2020 Most Promising Place to Work in Community Colleges in the Nation, a designation bestowed upon only 18 institutions this year by NISOD and Diverse Magazine.

This is an exciting time for Greenville Technical College, and the next vice president will play a role in sustaining the college's positive momentum. For additional information on Greenville Technical College, please explore

Division Overview

 The division of Learning and Workforce Development is the largest division at Greenville Technical College. It is made up of 7 academic schools: School of Academic Advancement, School of Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering Technology, School of Arts and Sciences, School of Aviation, Construction, and Transportation Technologies, School of Business and Computer Technology, School of Education and Professional Studies, and the School of Health Sciences. Combined, these academic schools offer a bachelor of applied science degree, associate of applied science degrees, associate of arts, associate of science, diplomas and certificate programs in fully online, hybrid and traditional course offerings. Programs are offered on six campuses within the county and three special centers. The division has over 320 full-time faculty, 75 plus full-time staff members and an additional 400 adjunct faculty members.


The division also consists of non-credit training offered through the Economic Development and Corporate Training (EDCT) unit. This division is made up of five departments and offers non-credit programs in the areas of business/leadership, skilled trades, personal and professional enrichment, healthcare, and environmental health & occupational safety. The division also has a full-time business development team and a records and registration team. Over 30 full-time faculty and staff members and 75 adjuncts serve in this area. Programs and services are offered on all campuses and online. Annually, the division provides training for over 8,200 individuals and corporate training for over 400 companies.

 Regional Information

Greenville, SC: As a warm southern community with a diverse economy and an abundance of amenities, Greenville, SC is consistently ranked as one of the nation's top places to do business and live. Greenville is a mid-sized metro area with a low cost of living, mild climate, exceptional healthcare, award-winning school system, and overall quality of life that is unmatched. Located along I-85 midway between Atlanta, Georgia and Charlotte, North Carolina, Greenville offers the appeal of a big city with small-town hospitality that is hard to find elsewhere. It’s home to the Greenville County Museum of Art, with works by southern artists spanning several centuries. Exhibits at the Upcountry History Museum tell the story of upstate South Carolina. Falls Park on the Reedy River offers riverside gardens, a suspension bridge, and waterfall views. Multi-use trails wind around lakes and hills in Paris Mountain State Park, north of the city. Greenville enjoys many top rankings such as #29 The Best Place to Live in the U.S., #3 Small Cities in America, Top 20 America’s Favorite Cities for Food, Top 10 Cities for Millennials to Live In,