North Seattle College invites applications for the position of Dean of Workforce Instruction.
The Dean provides leadership, management, planning, and advocacy for division faculty, staff, and students in programs including Accounting, Business, Early Childhood Education, Electronics, Emergency Medical Technician, Emergency Department Technician, Engineering, Graphics and Design, Information Technology, Medical Assisting, Parent Education, Pharmacy Technician, Phlebotomy, Real Estate, Watch Technology.
The Dean also provides leadership for Bachelor of Applied Science programs (currently in Property Management, Early Childhood Education, and International Business). The Dean fosters partnerships with business and community leaders and represents the Division of Workforce Instruction on various college and district leadership committees.
This position reports to the Vice President of Instruction.
This position is open until filled, with first review beginning October 12, 2018.
Seattle Colleges are committed to recruiting dedicated faculty and staff who together create a welcoming academic climate that reflects the diverse backgrounds of our community, including ethnicity, national origin, religion, race, gender, gender identity, age, status as a veteran or disabled veteran, disability, political status, and sexual orientation.
Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.
This is a non-represented, civil service exempt position.
Essential Functions:The Dean of Workforce Instruction, in collaboration with the Associate Dean of Workforce Instruction will manage the following functions:
Provide vision for the division's short and long range planning, in line with the college's mission and strategic plan.
Provide leadership, supervision, and evaluation of division team, including full-time and part-time faculty, administrators, and staff.
Lead the division toward the adoption of best practices in teaching and student service.
Encourage faculty to be innovative instructional designers as well as to manage curricula and departmental affairs.
Promote collegiality and an open, collaborative, and professional work environment among faculty, staff, administrators, and unions.
Develop, maintain, and manage operating budgets in collaboration with the Vice President of Instruction and faculty.
Create schedules of classes that allow students to complete their programs of study in a timely manner and meets the budget requirements of the division, while meeting or exceeding FTE (full-time equivalency) targets.
Work with faculty department chairs to hire new and returning faculty and assign courses.
Supervise and evaluate staff direct reports (currently: associate dean, program coordinators, BAS program directors and managers, grant managers, internship coordinators, and office administrators).
Attend technical advisory committee (TAC) meetings, monitor implementation of suggestions when appropriate.
Work with college and district leadership on creation and expansion of programs (including new BAS degrees) and assist in marketing and student recruitment. Work with leadership on program reduction as necessary.
Identify grant opportunities, lead or participate in the development of grant applications, ensuring the outcomes of the grant are in line with college and division goals. Oversee grant budgets and staff.
Explore program/pathway development opportunities related to local workforce needs and reaching out to local employers.
Represent the college and advocate for the division across the college and in the community.
Mediate grade disputes or disagreements between students and faculty.
Required Education, Experience & Abilities:
Master's Degree and college-level teaching experience.
Three years of progressively responsible leadership/administrative responsibility within higher education or a similar organization.
Understanding of workforce development principles and the role of professional/technical and workforce programs in business and industry.
Demonstrated effective leadership in program planning, teaching, and curriculum development.
Demonstrated successful experience with budgets, including the development and management of grants and contracts.
Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and effectively with diverse faculty, staff, administrators, and students, creating a community in which all feel included and valued.
Success in building partnerships with business and community-based organizations.
Teaching experience at the community college level.
Experience in developing an innovative vision for a large administrative unit comprised of diverse disciplines.
Proven record of ability to encourage innovation and collaboration in the classroom and among colleagues.
Experience participating in shared governance models, including working with multiple unions (faculty and staff).
Demonstrated experience reviewing and analyzing enrollment data to develop effective enrollment management strategies.
Seattle Community College District