Vice President of Workforce and Special Projects

The Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology Northwest invite applications for the position of Vice President of Workforce Development and Special Projects. The Vice President shall be responsible for executing a range of duties to expand workforce development initiatives throughout our service delivery area. The applicant must be a dynamic individual with excellent communication and computer skills. The Vice President reports directly to the President. 

Application Deadline: Review of applications will commence immediately and will continue until position is filled.

Application Procedure: Please visit for the TCAT Northwest employment application.  Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, transcripts, and application to: 

Teresa Yates, Tennessee College of Applied Technology Northwest
340 Washington Street
Newbern, TN 38059
EOE/Title IX/Title VI/ADA Employer
A Tennessee Board of Regents institution

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ work experience in post-secondary career and technical education or related business experience with supervisory responsibility required.
  • Possess a proven track record of establishing productive external relationships with business and industry, experience negotiating agreements, and knowledge of instructional techniques and processes.
  • Demonstrated abilities in leadership, human relations, communication skills (written and verbal), and organizational skills.
  • Evidence of strong work ethic as it relates to decision-making, timeliness of reporting, oversight of multiple ongoing projects, and the ability to work with industry/employers.
  • Evidence of successful administrative experience with accounting procedures, financials/budgets, capital maintenance, capital budget processes, accreditation, grant preparation, reporting, and oversight in an educational environment.
  • Curriculum and technical program development experience preferred.
  • Willingness to travel to schools, businesses, and industries within the service delivery areas of Northwest.


  • Work closely with business and industry to develop special industry training and partnering opportunities.
  • Establish relationships with industries and supervise special industry and special interest programs.
  • Assist the President in planning, organizing, coordinating, and supervising the activities related to campus operations, including, but not limited to, procurement, security, grounds, and facilities.
  • Active in workforce development and operations of Northwest, institutional program, and accreditation.
  • Serve as liaison with workforce development agencies, TBR, industry, and others.
  • Assist with accreditation efforts of the college and its programs.
  • Write and submit grant proposals and oversight of grant projects, including management of grant funds.
  • Plan, organize, coordinate, and direct instructional programs, and curriculum development and serve as a program advisory board liaison.
  • Performs all other duties assigned by the President. 

Salary Range

Commensurate with education and experience and according to salary guidelines established by the Tennessee Board of Regents.