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Dean for Student Learning - Transfer/General Education
Cascadia College in Bothell, Washington
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Date Posted 04/12/2019
Salary $88,000.00 - $93,000.00 Annually -  
Employment Type Full Time Exempt
Application Deadline Open until filled

Cascadia College is seeking highly motivated individuals who are interested in being part of a small, friendly community, with a faculty and staff that are dedicated to meeting the needs of our students. We are the newest college in Washington state's community and technical college system, and  take great pride in our learning environment that focuses on diversity, equity and inclusion, as well as our focus on environmental stewardship and global awareness.

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Cascadia College is committed to creating and supporting a diverse faculty, staff and student population. Individual differences are celebrated in a community of learners focused on diversity, equity and inclusion. Cascadia does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex/gender, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship status, age, genetic information, marital or veteran status, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, and is prohibited from discrimination in such a manner by college policy and state and federal law.

Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process may make request to the Executive Director of Human Resources by calling (425) 352-8880.

Position Summary:
Under the general direction of the Vice President for Student Learning and Success, the Dean for Student Learning - Transfer/General Education independently develops, implements, markets, assesses, and manages the daily operations of transfer and general education programs. The Dean for Student Learning oversees specific academic discipline clusters along with the following: 1) assessment and program review, and 2) faculty division chairs. Primary responsibilities include: leading disciplines in developing and offering courses and programs; managing budgets, facilitating articulation with other educational institutions; assuring program integrity; promoting a supportive team environment; and providing visionary leadership for programs. This position is responsible for continuing to lead assigned work grounded in the college's strategic plan and priority initiatives. The Dean is responsible for sustaining existing recruiting, hiring, supporting, and supervising faculty and staff. The Dean also ensures all faculty assessment procedures are followed.

Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills

  • Manages and oversees curriculum and enrollment; provides leadership and direction; creates reports; monitors compliance with various programs.
  • Directs the activities of assigned transfer discipline areas: Natural Science, Social Science, and Humanities.
  • Supervises academic support programs such as the Bock Learning Center.
  • Collaborates in the development and administration of policies, procedures and objectives.
  • Develops, prioritizes and manages complex budgets and grants.
  • Coordinates the Faculty Division Chairs meeting.
  • Supervises staff including prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations and classroom observations; monitoring faculty assessment; ensuring that employees follow policies and procedures and maintaining a healthy and safe work environment; making hiring, termination, and disciplinary decisions and/or recommendations.
  • Identifies and resolves problems in assigned areas; ensures consistent application of and compliance with rules and regulations; and handles complex student complaints/issues.
  • Coordinates the evolution, review and implementation of academic assessment and program review.
  • Facilitates, leads, and/or participates in meetings, proceedings and committees as assigned; works collaboratively with all areas of the college; develops and maintains connections with external business, community, and educational organizations, the general public and other agencies.
  • Participate in system/state-wide general education and transfer work.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

Minimum qualifications & Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree from an accredited institution
  • Teaching experience in higher education
  • Academic administrative experience, including roles such as department or division chair
  • Experience with outcomes assessment and/or program review
  • Ability to work effectively with faculty and staff
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion, and the ability to support a diverse workplace and educational environment
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Successful experience supervising instructional programs at the department/division level that support a learning organization
  • Teaching experience in a community college or equivalent diverse learning environment
  • Demonstrated leadership in facilitating student learning assessment and/or academic program review
  • Experience in nurturing a supportive team environment
  • Experience managing budgets
  • Experience using online education environments including Learning Management Systems, such as Canvas
Important Attributes:
  • Commitment to Cascadia's learning model
  • Ability to communicate well with individuals of diverse academic, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds and abilities

Supplemental information

Physical Work Environment:
Semi-Sedentary Work: Involves staying in a stationary position to a significant degree. Jobs are sedentary if moving is required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met. Work is performed at the Cascadia College campus and in a variety of local settings.
Position in this class typically require: operating a computer, communicating, observing and repetitive motions. Exerting between 10-30 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently to transport, put, install, remove, or otherwise move objects. 

Condition of Employment:
Cascadia College maintains a drug free work and learning environment and prohibits smoking in all college buildings and state-owned vehicles. Cascadia College employees must be able to successfully work in and promote a professional and educational environment that focuses on diversity, equity and inclusion.

In recognition of the Jeanne Clery Act, information on our campus safety can be found at

*Please note - The college does not sponsor employment-based visas*

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