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Director, Aviation Programs ($10,000 Hiring Bonus)

Employer
Guilford Technical Community College
Location
Jamestown, North Carolina, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
May 23, 2024
Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title
Director, Aviation Programs ($10,000 Hiring Bonus)

Status
Regular

Full Time/Part Time
Full-time

Location

Job Description

Guilford Technical Community College ( GTCC ) is currently the fourth largest of NC. Community College System’s 58 institutions. On our six campuses and through our online offerings, we annually serve approximately 27,500 students, 60% of whom are students of color. We strive to offer programs that provide equitable educational outcomes for all students representing all backgrounds, including, but not limited to, ability, age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. At GTCC, we are committed to cultivating a workplace culture of inclusion that welcomes, develops, supports, and empowers employees. We are looking for an exceptional leader, who shares our institutional values, to join the team as our Director of Aviation Programs.

The Director of Aviation Programs provides leadership that supports the mission, vision and strategic goals of the College. The position is responsible for the development, implementation, evaluation and management of assigned instructional programs (both credit and non-credit), services, budget and employees. The Director will provide leadership in curriculum development, academic assessment, strategic planning and budgeting. He or she employs enrollment management and retention strategies and fosters collaborative working relationships with internal and external counterparts to communicate and coordinate initiatives that support College and local economic development initiatives. The job includes oversight of the following programs: Aviation Maintenance Technology (Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic), Aviation Electronics Technology, Aviation Management, Career Pilot, Aerospace Manufacturing and various short-term customized aviation programs in the non-credit area.

Mid Salary

Duties/Functions

POSITION SPECIFIC DUTIES
  • Provides strategic, innovative leadership in the design, implementation and continuous improvement of the area of responsibility and related programs and services.
  • Responsible for area alignment with College strategic initiatives and facilitates the preparation of short- and long-term plans in support of College mission, vision and goals.
  • Provides leadership in curriculum design, instructional delivery, accreditation and assessment activities.
  • Assists in the development of marketing strategies leading to program recognition and growth.
  • Develops processes and systems that enhance instruction. Serves as the liaison to other divisions and departments of the College relating to academic programs, physical assets, and facilities.
  • Employs appropriate enrollment management and retention strategies.
  • Ensures division compliance with applicable federal, state, and local regulations, accrediting commissions, licensing requirements, and with administrative regulations and Board policies as appropriate.
  • Responsible for employee supervision and accountability, both direct and indirect reports, including recruitment, selection, orientation, scheduling, evaluation, coaching, rewards/recognition, and discipline.
  • Models and maintains high performance standards and performance expectations.
  • Ensures division employees provide excellent customer service and a welcoming, supportive, and respectful work environment. Investigates and resolves requests and concerns.
  • Ensures and promotes health and safety in the workplace.
  • Establishes and maintains collaborative working relationships with internal employees. Actively participates on and/or leads various College committees, meetings, and workgroups.
  • Responsible for division budget(s) development and management. Prepares, monitors, controls, and ensures spending within the budget allocation. Develops cost estimates for future division needs.
  • Directs the preparation of capital equipment requests. Supervises expenditures of capital equipment funds within College practices, policies, and procedures.
  • Directs the semester/annual class scheduling and faculty assignments in coordination with other areas of the College
  • Oversees maintenance of accurate catalog information, degree worksheets, advising materials and division content on the GTCC website.
  • Manages full-time and part-time faculty workloads for compliance with college policies.
  • Maintains confidentiality of student records, personnel files, and other sensitive information.
  • Promptly investigates and resolves problems and complaints from students and employees.
  • Establishes and maintains collaborative working relationships with business and industry partners, agencies, community organizations and/or education institutions. Serves as College representative on various statewide, local and College committees and attends events as appropriate.
  • Serves as the spokesperson to external agencies for the Aviation Programs at GTCC .
  • Provides oversight for records and reports to meet Federal Aviation Administration ( FAA ) and Federal Communication Commission ( FCC ) programs as required.
  • Applies the College’s interpretation of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act ( FERPA ).
  • Attends training sessions and participates in professional training opportunities.
  • Demonstrate and model the College’s employability skills: adaptability, communication, information processing, problem solving, responsibility and teamwork.
ADDITIONAL DUTIES
  • Instructs students in a classroom, lab, learning center or other setting as appropriate (one class per year).
  • Serves on external aviation related committees, boards and workgroups as a representative of the Aviation Program at GTCC
  • Initiates and implements grant funded opportunities that support the mission of the college.
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned.
Difficult Challenges

Contacts

Education Required
  • Master’s degree in an Aviation related field from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution.
  • Federal Aviation Administration ( FAA ) professional certification in an Aviation related area
Education Preferred
  • Doctoral degree from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution.
  • Current FAA Airframe and Powerplant Certification
Experience Required
  • Three years of post-secondary teaching experience in an FAA regulated aviation program (i.e., part 141 or 147).
  • Three years of progressive academic administrative experience in a postsecondary institution.
  • Experience with faculty supervision including performance evaluation
  • Experience in budget development and management
  • Experience with enrollment management, curriculum/program development, and assessment.
  • Experience in building collaborative community/workforce education partnerships.
  • Experience with programmatic accreditation and/or regulatory compliance processes.
Experience Preferred
  • Greater than three years of post-secondary teaching experience in an FAA regulated aviation program (i.e., part 141 or 147).
  • Greater than three years of progressive academic administrative experience in a postsecondary institution.
  • Community college teaching and/or administrative experience
  • Experience with distance learning modalities and management
KSA Required

The Director will possess an understanding of and commitment to the nature and role of the Community College, particularly its “open door” policy. He/she shall have demonstrated personal and professional competence for the areas of responsibility assigned to include the ability to:

1. Strategically think and manage change
2. Respect Diversity
3. Adapt to changing procedures, protocols or assignments
4. Create and maintain a learner centered environment
5. Communicate effectively in multiple formats
6. Initiate, develop, and maintain relationships internal and external to the College

KSA Preferred

Department/Job Specific Requirements
  • Schedule may require day or evening responsibilities and travel between campuses as required for performance of job duties.
  • Responsibilities may include overnight travel in, and outside of the state, as well as occasional travel overseas in support of college programs and initiatives.
  • This position requires a valid NC driver’s license and acceptable driving record.
The following (compliance) training is required and must be completed within the first 30 days of hire with annual refresher training thereafter: (additional training may be added as needed)
  • Reporting Requirements
  • Anti-Discrimination/Harassment & Title IX
  • Safety/Shooter on Campus
  • Personal Information Protection Training ( PIP )
  • Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • eLearning Level One in Canvas before the first day of the first semester teaching
  • eLearning Level Two in Canvas for instructors who teach online or hybrid delivery methods before the first day of the first semester teaching in that format
Physical Demands

Physical Activity: Primarily sitting
Environmental Hazard(s): <15%
Lifting: <=20lbs.

Physical Requirements:
1. Hear and see
2. Other physical requirements as necessary to function in an academic/office setting

Other:
1. Criminal history checks with acceptable results, are required.

Posting Type
Faculty

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number
2022-119-REG-P

Open Date
05/23/2024

Close Date
06/23/2024

Open Until Filled
No

Special Instructions to Applicants

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Master’s degree or higher degree in an Aviation related field from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) professional certification in an Aviation related area?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have three or more years of post-secondary teaching experience in an FAA regulated aviation program (i.e., part 141 or 147)?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have three years of progressive academic administrative experience in a postsecondary institution?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have experience with faculty supervision including performance evaluation?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have experience in budget development and management?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you have experience with enrollment management, curriculum/program development, and assessment?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Do you have experience in building collaborative community/workforce education partnerships?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. * Do you have experience with programmatic accreditation and/or regulatory compliance processes?
    • Yes
    • No
Documents Needed To Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Recommendation
  3. Other
  4. License/Certification


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