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Associate Vice President, Partnerships and Economic Development

Prince George's Community College
Largo, Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 4, 2024
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Position Information

Position Title

Associate Vice President, Partnerships and Economic Development

Position Type



Teaching Learning and Student Success



Union/Non Union

Non Union

Full Time or Part Time

Full Time



Salary Range

Hiring Salary Range

$108,128 - $154,577/Annually

Fixed Term/Tenure Track (Faculty Only)

Regular or Temporary


Job Description Summary

The Associate Vice President ( AVP ) for Partnerships and Economic Development ( PED ) reports directly to the Executive Vice President ( EVP ) and Provost of Teaching, Learning, and Student Success ( TLSS ). The AVP represents the EVP and Provost in providing PED leadership, including the oversight of strategic institutional planning and goal-setting related to PED , as well as the development, supervision and management these offerings. As directed by the EVP and Provost, and with other College counterparts, the AVP interacts, engages, and collaborates with business and community partners, to position PGCC as the primary provider of education and training in the College’s service area (i.e., in Prince George’s County and the DC-Maryland-Virginia region). The AVP will serve as the EVP and Provost’s primary liaison for community partnerships, and a core member of the TLSS leadership team.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Earned Doctorate required.
  • Minimum of four years’ progressive management experience that includes at least three years in the position of Dean-or position(s) with similar scopes of responsibility and influence.
  • Minimum of four years’ economic development experience.
  • Must have supervised personnel and administered programs directly related to professional area for at least five years.

CRITERIA : The following criteria, which are not the sole criteria used in the final hiring decision, will be used to review the applications of those persons who meet the stated minimum qualifications and to select those qualified applicants who will be interviewed. Other information and observations made during the interview process may be considered in the selection process. A Resume/CV and cover letter are required with the application. Please ensure that your documents address the criteria listed below for this position.

  • Provide leadership for the institution’s PED programs and course offerings, including, but not limited to, skills building and retraining programs; licensure and certification programs; counseling, academic and vocational support services, and job placement; adult basic education and English as a second language; adult and continuing education courses and workshops for career, intellectual, cultural, recreational, personal and community development. Furthermore, this position will oversee the Perkins grant.
  • Provide guidance and continuity throughout TLSS in terms of its PED operations and initiatives; develop, implement and assess goals, policies and procedures to ensure alignment with the College’s strategic and operational plans; supervise and manage direct reports; provide stewardship and oversight for the annual budget of the PED programming.
  • Provide direct oversight for Client Solutions, the InnoHub, College and Career Transitions, The Financial Empowerment Center, the Sustainable Energy Workforce Program, ABE / GED, SAGE and Transitional ESL .
  • At the direction of the EVP and Provost, interact, engage and partner with business and community partners, to position PGCC as the primary provider of education and training in the College’s service area.
  • Advise the EVP and Provost and the TLSS leadership team on state, regional, and county workforce needs and advise on the College’s strategic direction for teaching and learning in connection to regional and state workforce needs.
  • Build relationships across the County and the DMV region on behalf of the EVP and Provost with business and industry to support contract training, partnerships, apprenticeships, and professional credentialing and licensing programs and with public and community education, health, and social service agencies to develop strategies and programs to serve youth, adults, seniors, and a variety of special populations.
  • In partnership with the Office of Institutional Advancement, develop strategies to obtain public and private grants, corporate gifts, and contract training arrangements to support the mission of PGCC . Oversee the management of grants, particularly the Perkins grant, including ensuring that the development, maintenance, and timely reporting of records and/or reporting for funding agencies.
  • Work with key administrative offices on the development of a area-wide coordinated marketing strategy for PED programming to ensure the effectiveness of outreach and recruitment initiatives.
  • Regularly collaborate with the AVP for TLSS and more broadly with senior leadership of TLSS to identify opportunities to collaborate across the broad spectrum of educational programming to meet the needs of the community.
  • Collaborate with the Deans and Department Chairs of credit programs to develop robust pathways between credit and noncredit programs and stackable credentials. Partner with academic leadership when appropriate to advise on development of credit programs.
  • Analyze current and trend data to make data-informed decisions; identify opportunities, threats or other issues; and develop recommendations for action in support of the PED strategic and operational plan.
  • Lead the development of bridges into the division’s programs from high schools, dual enrollment, early/middle college, and adult basic education, and from the division’s offerings into credit programs.
  • Lead meetings as needed with the transfer and PED programs teams to discuss and solve new or ongoing operational issues.
  • Under the guidance of the EVP and Provost, work with Assistant Vice President for Curriculum, Programs and Regulation to develop policies for program evaluation and quality assurance.
  • Maintain current knowledge of trends and innovations in community colleges generally, and in the programs of study within the division; communicate and share this knowledge regularly with staff and faculty.
  • Assume accountability for ensuring that every student within the divisional programs has a clear roadmap to completion, further education and job advancement, aligned to their pathway and program.
  • Serve on the statewide affinity group for workforce development, MCCACET, and any other statewide groups relevant to this work;
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the EVP and Provost.

  • Ability to produce a vision for the division that aligns with the College’s vision, mission and strategic plan.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing corporate/client workforce solutions, building demand driven corporate/community partnerships and leading grant-funded training initiatives.
  • Demonstrated ability to be entrepreneurial and innovative in program design and problem solving
  • Demonstrated record of accomplishment of identifying and engaging key strategic external partners (individual or institutional) for the purposes of building effective collaborative initiatives to deliver programs, curriculum, industry partnerships, etc. Ability to pull together many different constituencies, from both the public and private sectors.
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise a professional staff, develop and manage a budget.
  • Demonstrated experience in marketing, customizing, and selling services in the business community and in developing and coordinating community-based programs.
  • Demonstrated experience as a change agent in the redesign and marketing of Workforce
  • Development and Continuing Education programs
  • Superior supervisory skills
  • Student-focused, in depth knowledge of best practices in teaching and learning
  • Advocate for the use of technology in the delivery of instruction
  • Demonstrated leadership and management with a hands-on approach to planning the delivery of
  • Workforce Development and Continuing Education programs
  • Knowledge of economic and workforce development trends and issues
  • Strategic planning and budget management skills including monitoring revenue and expenses
  • Ability to maintain creativity, poise, and strategic focus when facing constant challenges and change.
  • Excellent communication, oral and written, and interpersonal skills
  • Record of building strong relationships with other senior administrators and deans
  • Engaged, high energy level with an innovative spirit, and motivated by a clear commitment to students
Job Requirements

Must have the use of sensory skills in order to effectively communicate and interact with other employees and the public through the use of the telephone and personal contact as normally defined by the ability to see, read, talk, hear, handle, or feel objects and controls. Physical capability to effectively use and operate various items of office related equipment, such as, but not limited to a, personal computer, calculator, copier, and fax machine. No significant climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, and repetitive motions.

  • Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written standard English.
  • As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.
  • A background investigation will be conducted prior to the offer of employment. A signed authorization for the release of personal information will be required if selected for an interview.
Is Background Check Required?


Is the incumbent responsible for working with minor children or directly engaging with minor children on campus?


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Background Check Statement

Prince George’s Community College is committed to providing a safe campus community. PGCC conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, education verification, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Application Status: you will receive an email acknowledging receipt of your application, upon which time no further communication occurs unless selected for an interview or the position is filled. If recommended for hire, communication is immediately sent to your references listed on your application. Also, you will receive an email notification from HireRight requesting you to submit authorization to complete a background investigation.
Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Doctorate's Degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a minimum of four years’ progressive management experience that includes at least three years in the position of Dean-or position(s) with similar scopes of responsibility and influence?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a minimum of four years of economic development experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Have you supervised personnel and administered programs directly related to the professional area for a minimum of five years?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you now or in the future require visa sponsorship to continue working in the United States? As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, candidates must present acceptable documentation showing that they are a U.S. Citizen or a resident authorized to work in the U.S.
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • HERC
    • HigherEd Jobs
    • Hispanic Outlook
    • Indeed
    • Personal Referral
    • PGCC Website
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook)
    • The Chronicle of Higher Ed
    • The Washington Post
    • Other: Please indicate below
    • Educause
  7. How did you hear about this employment opportunity? If you selected 'Other' please indicate source:

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts
  2. Letter of Recommendation 1
  3. Letter of Recommendation 2
  4. Curriculum Vitae
  5. Other

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