Position Title: Executive Director of the Carolina Pathway Program
Position Number: 22070
Division: Academic Affairs
Recruitment Pool: Open to the General Public
Position Type: Full-time Salaried/Staff
Posting Date: January 30, 2017
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Work Days: Monday - Friday
Working Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The Carolina Cluster Pathway Program (C2P2) is a consortium of three core institutions with a combined enrollment of 4,400: Benedict College, Claflin University (the lead institution), and Voorhees College. Funded by UNCF & Lilly Foundation, the program is designed to support participating institutions to strengthen career guidance and leverage the liberal arts education of students by adding certain skills, experiences, and knowledge required by employers. Programs will be expected to engage college faculty in the development of curricula that is aligned with workforce needs to better prepare students to compete in careers of their choice. The initiative will help institutions build partnerships with local and national employers and improve student career services.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Executive Director reports to the Provost and will be responsible for managing a UNCF/Lilly Foundation funded Career Pathways Initiative that consists of three institutions: Benedict College, Claflin University and Voorhees College. The Carolina Cluster Pathway Program (C2P2) will be housed at Claflin University, the lead institution. The Executive Director will oversee all operations, functions, and activities of the cluster, provide active management of the day-to-day activities related to successfully achieving the goals of the program, and maintain positive client services relationships with the cluster students, faculty, and stakeholders. The Executive Director will provide university-wide leadership to the three cluster sites i.e. Benedict College, Claflin University, Voorhees College, and the cluster state-office. Provide oversight and input in the development and implementation of cluster institutions career pathway plans and program activities. Oversee activities and programs administered by the cluster state-office and the recruitment and training of program staff; monitor grant activities for the cluster state-office and cluster institutions, along with campus directors; monitor the financial activities of the program; coordinate all financial reconciliations and budget reporting with cluster institutions; and ensure grant compliance. Manage and participate in the collection and/or processing of data and/or information and the preparation of related documents, reports, and communications. Engage the local and regional community in the implementation of the projects’ career pathway initiatives; provide outreach to foundations; and develop partnerships and establish relationships with educators, corporate executives, consultants, contractors, etc. to implement program activities. Participate in overall program planning and decision making as part of the management team, participate in related meetings and conferences, and report to the Carolina Cluster Steering Committee on program status, needs and problems. Perform other duties as assigned by the Provost.
QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s Degree and experience with grant administration required and a Doctorate with at least five years of experience in student services, higher education administration, education, or a related field preferred. Experience in leading or coordinating student success initiatives on a university campus and with at-risk students preferred. Ability to work well with colleagues in a team effort, manage multiple tasks simultaneously, and develop and write reports, business correspondence, and PowerPoint presentations required. Excellent managerial, interpersonal relations, Microsoft Excel for data analysis/budgeting, and oral and written communication skills required. Candidate must possess a valid South Carolina driver's license and available to travel frequently.
SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
SPECIAL NOTE: Effective January 1, 2011, all new hires must pass a criminal background check.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Candidates must submit a letter of application, an application, available at http://www.claflin.edu/about/offices-services/human-resources/employment, official transcripts, detailed resume, three current letters of recommendation, names and telephone numbers of at least three professional references, and other chosen credentials to:
Human Resources Office
400 Magnolia Street
Orangeburg, South Carolina 29115
Fax #: 803-535-5818
Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application process should contact the Human Resources Office. Office Number: 803-535-5635
Equal Opportunity Employer