Washington, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Feb 15, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Associate Dean of Graduate Counseling and leadership
School of Education
Assistant or Associate Professor (Track I/Tenure Track)

Reporting to the Dean of the School of Education, the Associate Dean of Graduate Counseling and Leadership oversees our counseling, non-profit leadership, and educational administration graduate programs, participating in governance within the School of Education (SOE) and the larger university. In addition, this position serves as the School of Education Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, leading our DEI efforts. Working with program directors and coordinators, this position provides leadership and support for our graduate Marriage and Family Therapy, School Counseling, Social Emotional Learning, Administrative and Non-Profit Leadership, and Educational Admin programs, including budget management, resource advocacy, and faculty development and support. The Associate Dean of Graduate Counseling and Leadership also supervises staff in assigned programs. In addition, this position also oversees the development and management of SOE doctoral programs. Finally, the Associate Dean of Graduate Counseling and Leadership also carries teaching responsibilities within assigned programs up to 15 credits per academic year. This is a tenure-eligible position.

Since 1890, Whitworth University, a private, residential, comprehensive, master’s-level, liberal-arts institution affiliated with the Presbyterian church, has held fast to its founding mission to provide its students an education of mind and heart characterized by rigorous and open intellectual inquiry and the integration of Christian faith and learning. Anchored in the Reformed tradition and enriched throughout its history by strong evangelical and ecumenical currents, Whitworth's mission is carried out by a diverse community of dedicated Christian scholars and staff members who are called to a variety of vocations to serve and support students. Whitworth believes the best learning occurs in the context of relationship – inside and outside of the classroom – where professors and staff members alike invest in the lives of students. Whitworth is committed to modeling the highest standards of integrity and fairness and being a trusted and valued member of the community.

Terminal degree from an accredited college or university in a related field (i.e., Education, Psychology, Educational Administration, Leadership, etc.).

Experience: Three (3) years of experience working in higher education as faculty and / or administration; demonstrated commitment to establishing positive working relationships with diverse groups of people and constituencies; experience working with college or university graduate programs.

Licenses or Certifications: None required, licensure as a teacher or educational leader preferred.

SALARY: Commensurate with experience and qualifications

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Whitworth complies with all federal, state, and local nondiscrimination laws that are applicable to religious nonprofit institutions and does not engage in unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability. With our Christ-centered commitment to building a diverse and inclusive community, the university encourages applications from populations underrepresented at Whitworth including members of racial/ethnic communities, women, and persons with disabilities.

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