All candidates are advised to review the full
president profile available at https://www.waynecc.edu/presidential-search/
Wayne Community College (WCC) seeks
applications to serve as the next President of Wayne Community
College in Goldsboro, NC. This leader will be responsible for
fostering student success initiatives, workforce readiness
programs, and the strategic goals needed for WCC to be the
first-choice for an institution of higher education for students
within, and around, the service area. This position will build upon
and create partnerships with other higher education institutions,
regional employers, and the community. WCC completed its last
SACSCOC decennial review in 2016 and is currently undergoing its
Fifth-Year review process. The decennial review offered no
findings, resulting in no recommendations. WCC is funded
through four distinct sources of revenue: state (60%), local (13%),
federal (19%), and institutional funds including grants (8%).
In total, WCC operates with an annual budget of over
$40,000,000. Most of that funding comes in correlation with
its FTE generation. WCC annual FTE counts are approximately
460 FTE through workforce continuing education programs, and over
2600 FTE through traditional curriculum programs.
The position of President will have an effective date of
employment of January 1, 2022, and a salary range of $200,000 to
$225,000, commensurate with qualifications.
PROFILE OF WAYNE COUNTY, NC
Wayne County is located in eastern North Carolina, four hours by
car from the legendary Blue Ridge Mountains, and under two hours
from the unrivaled Crystal Coast. The 2020 Census population
for the county was over 117,000 citizens. Its county seat is
Goldsboro with a 2020 Census population of over 33,000 and is also
home to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. Wayne County makes up
the bulk of the Goldsboro, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Its proximity and strong economy provide excellent job and career
opportunities. The impact of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base
cannot be overstated, especially thanks to retiring and separating
military personnel from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in
Goldsboro. Almost 50% of these individuals choose to remain
in Wayne County and constitute a sizable pool of highly skilled and
well-trained workers with an exceptional work ethic. In
addition, Wayne County is home to a wonderful mixture of
agriculture, manufacturing, warehousing, and general corporate
working environments. Companies like Sanctuary Systems, Mount
Olive Pickle, Case Farms, and Stormberg Foods produce locally and
ship globally. Atlantic Casualty Insurance Company has been
in Goldsboro since 1983 and is currently number 33 on Fortune
magazine’s 100 Best Medium-Sized Workplaces. Agriculture also
plays an important part in the local economy, where traditional row
crops, poultry houses, and hog houses are a common site outside of
our cities and towns. An affordable cost of living, well
regarded healthcare options, arts and entertainment, outdoor
recreation, and great restaurants make Wayne County a wonderful
place to be.
- Earned doctorate from a regionally accredited college or
- Progressive leadership experience with a minimum of 3 years of
senior-level executive experience in higher education, with
preference given to community or technical college experience
- A proven record demonstrating the ability to:
- Build the college and the community through collaboration with
its stakeholders and constituencies – education, Foundation,
government, business, military, and agriculture.
- Delegate authority to and support all faculty and staff through
team building to provide excellent educational programs and
services focused on student success and client satisfaction.
- Provide highly sought leadership qualities: personableness,
open-mindedness, fairness, integrity, decisiveness, adaptability,
- Promote a campus and community culture that celebrates
diversity and inclusiveness.
APPLICATIONS: All nominations and documents should
be submitted electronically via the submission portal at: https://www.waynecc.edu/presidential-search/
No paper applications will be accepted. Applicants will
submit the following for review:
- A cover letter not to exceed two pages in length demonstrating
how you meet the qualifications, what aspects of Wayne Community
College you find intriguing, and what excites you about moving to
Wayne County, NC.
- A current vita not to exceed five pages in length addressing
qualifications and experiences.
- A list of five professional references, including names and
telephone numbers (both home and business).
All application materials must be received by 11:59 PM
EST on September 19, 2021, to guarantee a full
review. Applications received on or after September
20, 2021, cannot be guaranteed full
consideration. The review of applications
will begin September 20, 2021. Applications will be screened,
and the most qualified applicants interviewed. All applicants
will be notified once the position has been filled.
Please Note: All finalists will be required to travel to WCC’s
campus in Goldsboro, NC for presentations to the Board, faculty,
staff, students, and the community at large.
If you have any questions or suggestions, or would like to make
a confidential inquiry, please contact our Executive Leadership
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