Employment Opportunities

Dean, School of Automotive Technology and Skilled Trades

(Position No. FA416)

At J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, we are committed to the success of all students.  We believe all students will reach their full potential when we create conditions that allow it and it is our responsibility to do so. We are mindful that equitable outcomes are only achieved through intentional action that eliminates barriers to achievement. Successful candidates for positions, regardless of job duties, must embrace the responsibility to serve all students so that they may succeed and prosper. Reynolds is seeking candidates for the position of Dean, School of Automotive Technology and Skilled Trades.

Reynolds is looking for a forward-thinking and ambitious leader to build out the newly formed School of Automotive Technology and Skilled Trades. As a key priority for Reynolds’ strategic vision, the Dean of Automotive Technology and Skilled Trades will work hand-in-hand with industry partners to develop high-demand programs that are directly tied to regional employment needs, build a robust faculty team, and direct development of a new, premier trades facilities with cutting edge equipment.  Reynolds is seeking applicants with experience collaborating with industry partners and a deep commitment to student success by eliminating barriers to college access and achievement.  The College champions a culture of inclusivity and diversity by recruiting and retaining a dynamic workforce who share in the value of respecting and celebrating a deeply diverse community of students, faculty, and staff.

TYPE OF APPOINTMENT:   Full-time twelve-month administrative faculty-ranked appointment. Salary range:  $67,932- $140,320. Maximum hiring salary: $100,000 - $110,000.  Salary commensurate with the education and experience of the applicant. 

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:   Master’s degree in business or a related field from an accredited institution is required. Considerable knowledge of career and technical education; higher education or community college administration practices and principles; curriculum design and instructional methods in varying delivery modes and technology; program and course development; budget and resource management; and personnel administration.  Demonstrated ability to engage with public and private employer partners; develop new and expand upon existing academic programs; conduct and analyze programs, complete course learning outcomes assessments; facilitate academic schedules while managing faculty assignments and teaching workloads.  Demonstrated ability to supervise and manage full-time and adjunct faculty, staff and college employees; conduct employee evaluations and recommend hiring appointments, classification and rank determination.  Demonstrated ability to develop community relations to build and promote the academic offerings of the college; to perform administrative functions of the School office including strategic planning, student enrollment/retention reporting, management of equipment usage and replacement, monitoring instructional technology, and managing School budget. Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively with multi-cultural populations that support diversity, demonstrated cultural capitol, commitment to increasing diversity and inclusion. The selected candidate will be required to complete the Commonwealth’s Statement of Economic Interest, and must successfully pass the college’s pre-employment security screening.


QUALIFICATIONS PREFERRED:   Progressive and extensive experience in building collaborative relationships with employer partners.  Progressive experience in college administration at the community college level. Current experience in designing career and technical programs that promote student access and success through stackable academic pathways.  Relevant experience with the workforce development landscape and experience in building relationships with industry, workforce agencies and K12 career and technical education leaders.  Previous teaching experience. Experience in working with industry to develop career and technical academic programs that incorporate work-based learning. Experience with curriculum design and instructional methods in varying delivery modes (virtual, hybrid and in person) in career and technical fields.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Dean is responsible for directing all aspects of the new School of Automotive Technology and Skilled Trades including strategic planning, environmental, economic and job demand scanning; research and analysis of instructional program development and evaluation of programs in partnership with business and industry partners; maintenance of relations with area employers, industry associations, secondary school colleagues, and sources of potential students, and responsiveness to advisory committees.   The Dean will also direct efforts to build out a new, premier Automotive Technology and Skilled Trades facility boasting premier programs, equipment, and employer connections.  The successful candidate will be highly engaged in innovative coordination of programmatic partnerships and pathways with the college’s Workforce Development partners. Additional responsibilities include oversight of enrollment management, development and implementation of distance learning instructional delivery where appropriate; coordination of student outcome assessment; approval of student graduation applications; development and implementation of articulation agreements; development and oversight of internship and apprenticeships for students; coordination of marketing and public relations of School programs; leadership, hiring, management, and payroll administration of program faculty and technical staff; fiscal and budgetary management; acquisition and oversight of grants and scholarship monies; and oversight of instructional software, equipment, and other instructional resources.


Application reviews will begin August 20, 2020.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  

To apply for this position, please visit the Virginia Jobs website For full consideration, the cover letter and curriculum vitae/resume must be received with the online application. Unofficial transcripts and other supplemental materials may be submitted with the online application. Official transcripts will be required upon hire.  

Emily Duncan, Recruitment Coordinator Email:

Reynolds is committed to hiring and retaining a racially diverse, culturally competent staff at all levels of the organization who reflect the demographics of our students. We also believe in providing an ongoing investment in our faculty and staff to deepen their skills and competencies to serve the full range of our student population.
Reynolds is one of the largest community colleges in Virginia and serves Virginia’s capital city and five nearby counties. Annually, our four campus sites serve approximately 13,000 credit students and provide training for 7,400 students through the Community College Workforce Alliance. Additional information is available at the College’s Website:


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