Dean: Workforce Development Services


Eastern Shore Community College (ESCC) invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean: Workforce Development Services.  Located on Virginia’s Eastern Shore in Melfa, ESCC is a comprehensive two-year college in the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) and is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Serving a rural two-county population of 45,000, ESCC is the smallest of the 23 VCCS colleges; however, the college is very community focused and is expanding non-credit program offerings designed to meet the workforce needs of local employers. This position is a 12-month administrative faculty appointment, effective July 1, 2017.


The successful candidate must be able to manage diverse and complex Workforce programs, interact effectively with all internal and external constituencies of the college, and have a proven track record as a team leader including a demonstrated ability to advance the workforce development goals of a comprehensive community college.

The Dean provides leadership and oversight of all non-credit training at the college and serves as the College’s liaison with the local workforce development boards, chambers, and other economic development officials in the service area. Reporting directly to the President for the conduct, coordination and quality of the college’s workforce related functions, including Adult Education, Community Service, Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA), and facility rentals, the Dean serves on the President’s Cabinet as a member of the senior management team, which has responsibility for overall college planning, budgeting, staffing, organization, and direction. Additionally, the Dean serves as the college liaison to the WDS unit of the VCCS. The Dean coordinates activities targeting local workforce development interests with the VP of Academic and Student Affairs, as well as other stakeholders, to fulfill the mission of the institution. A detailed job description can be found on the college website.


$65,963; actual salary based on qualifications and experience; plus excellent benefits package.

Required Qualifications

Earned Master’s degree from an accredited institution.
Prior supervisor experience.
Proven leadership/management skills.
Commitment to faculty and staff professional development.
Experience developing, implementing and managing unit budgets.
Ability to communicate effectively.

Preferred Qualifications

Credentialed as a Workforce Development professional.
Prior supervisor experience in an academic environment.
Collaborative leadership style characterized by excellent communication skills and positive interpersonal relations. Experience and demonstrated success in strategic planning, team building and workforce development initiatives.
A thorough understanding of and commitment to the mission of the community college.

Application Process

Review of applications will begin March 6, 2017.  Serious applicants should have all materials submitted by this date; however, applications will be accepted until position has been filled.

Submission of application must include:

1) Completed and signed Commonwealth of Virginia Employment Application (available at > Business and Community > Employment Opportunities)
2) Letter of interest in the position that addresses and demonstrates how you meet the qualifications,
3) Current resume, and
4) Unofficial transcripts of college undergraduate and graduate work.
Applicants who fail to submit the required materials will not be considered. Unofficial transcripts will suffice for initial screening; however official transcripts will be required upon employment.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Failure to complete all sections of the application will render the application incomplete and applicant will not be considered. Using the statement “See Resume” on the application will render the application incomplete.

All materials submitted should be sent to the attention of the HR Department, Eastern Shore Community College, 29300 Lankford Hwy, Melfa, VA 23410.

Position is subject to a background check. Eastern Shore Community College complies with E-Verify which is an internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration that allows participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees. The selected candidate must complete an annual Statement of Personal Economic Interests as a condition of employment.



Eastern Shore Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, political affiliation, veteran status, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or age in its programs and activities. Inquiries related to the college’s nondiscrimination policy should be directed to Michael Driscoll, Human Resources Manager, 29300 Lankford Hwy., Melfa, VA  23410, 757-789-1754 (V/TDD telephone 757-789-1738).