Associate Vice President, Partnerships and Economic Development

Prince George's Community College
Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 22, 2021

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Adult & Continuing Education Programs, Chief Academic Officers & Vice Presidents, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Executive, Other Executive, Provosts
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Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Information

Position Title

Associate Vice President, Partnerships and Economic Development

Position Type



Office of the Associate Vice President for Workforce Programs, Innovation, and Partnerships



Union/Non Union

Non Union

Full Time or Part Time

Full Time



Salary Range

Hiring Salary Range

Salary commensurate with education and experience

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

  1. Earned Doctorate required.
  2. 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.
  3. Minimum three years’ economic development experience.
  4. Must have supervised personnel and administered programs directly related to professional area for at least four 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. Resume/CV and cover letter are required with the application. Please ensure that your documents address the criteria listed below for this position.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Have 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 .
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Lead meetings as needed with the transfer and PED programs teams to discuss and solve new or ongoing operational issues.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. Serve on the statewide affinity group for workforce development, MCCACET, and any other statewide groups relevant to this work;
  18. Perform other related duties as assigned by the EVP and Provost.

Job Requirements

  1. Must be available to work Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Work schedule subject to change based on the needs of the department.
  2. Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written standard English.
  3. 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.

Is Background Check Required?


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

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number


Open Date


Close Date

Open Until Filled


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

Prince George’s Community College values the safety of its students, faculty, and staff. As part of that commitment, the College has announced effective October 21, 2021, all students, faculty, and staff must be vaccinated against COVID -19 or tested for the virus weekly. As a prospective or new employee, you will be required to comply with this mandate and all the necessary safety protocols, including wearing a mask. Please direct your questions related to the vaccination, testing, mask mandates, and requirements for exemptions to .

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.

Applications that are submitted by November 12, 2021 will receive first consideration. This position is open until filled.
Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Which of the following best describes your level of completed education? (Education details must be included in your application.)
    • Master's Degree or above from an accredited college/university
    • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college/university
    • Associate's Degree from an accredited college/university
    • One to two years of college credit (30 credit hours is equivalent to one year)
    • Less than 30 credits from an accredited college/university
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • None of the above
  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. * Briefly describe your experience referenced in the previous question. Do not enter 'See Resume'

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Do you have a minimum three years’ economic development experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * 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
  6. 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. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Letter of Recommendation 2
  3. Letter of Recommendation 3
  4. Curriculum Vitae
  5. Other

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