Dean of Computing, Math & Sciences

Washington, United States
Competitive Salary
Feb 17, 2021
Position Type
Administrative, Deans
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
SALARY: $99,986.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: 02/17/21   CLOSING DATE: 03/08/21 04:00 PM  


Please be aware that this recruitment closes at 4:00 p.m. PST. The application process will not be available after this time. To ensure consideration make sure your application is completed and submitted as soon as possible. Applications will only be accepted prior to 4:00 p.m. on the closing date.

The Community Colleges of Spokane is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual for the position of Dean of Computing, Math & Sciences at Spokane Falls Community College. 

The Dean of Instruction for the Computing, Mathematics and Sciences Division is responsible for the operation and management of all programs, personnel, and activities assigned  to the division, including the departments of Computer Science and Information Systems, Life Science, Mathematics, and Physical Science/Engineering, consistent with Washington State Law, Washington Administrative Code, policies of the Board of Trustees, and procedures established by the District and Spokane Falls Community College (SFCC). The Dean assists in carrying out the mission and values of SFCC. The Dean also serves as SFCC’s primary instructional liaison to the statewide Articulation and Transfer Council, and Intercollege Relations Commission.

  • Manage the overall operations of the following departments: Computer Science and Information Systems; Life Science; Mathematics; and Physical Science/Engineering; and provide leadership in divisional personnel supervision; academic offerings including eLearning; relevant student support services; educational assessment; equity and diversity; various instructional delivery modalities; and program innovation and budget management. *
  • Advise the SFCC Vice President of Learning concerning items affecting the division, SFCC and District, including but not limited to instructional offerings, program development, personnel, evaluations, educational assessment and budget. Represent the division at the appropriate SFCC and district-wide meetings. *
  • Provide and encourage staff development for instructors and staff.
  • Conduct evaluations. *
  • Coordinate with departments’ personnel requests and present to the instructional administrators’ group. Chair screening committees for hiring within the division and recommend to SFCC President for selection. Supervise full-time and adjunct faculty and staff, including evaluation of performance. *
  • Provide leadership on tenure committees for faculty in the division. *
  • Provide leadership on all strategic planning efforts within the division. *
  • Direct and encourage the development and changes in instructional courses and programs in the division. Present these to the Curriculum and Graduation Requirements Committee. *
  • Develop and present proposed operating budgets for the division to the Vice President of Learning; responsible for seeing that approved budgets are implemented and approve all expenditures within the division. *
  • Serve as SFCC’s liaison with secondary and post-secondary institutions for issues related to STEM. *
  • Facilitate and coordinate articulation and transfer agreements with four-year partner institutions. *
  • Work collaboratively with Spokane Community College on issues related to STEM. * 
  • Facilitate the resolution of faculty and student complaints initiated within the division. *
  • Assure advisory committees are established and functioning. *
  • Supervise and work with department chairs as they schedule all classes and programs offered by the division. *
  • Manage the appropriate assignment of classrooms and the maintenance and safety of the facilities used by the division, often in conjunction with another administrator. *
  • Approve and develop contracts and affiliated stipend requests for all part-time personnel within the division. *
  • Carry out the administrative policies and procedures of the Community Colleges of Spokane; and ensure compliance with the Master Contract and other employee contracts. Maintain and update all division records. *
  • Coordinate classes and programs with other divisions and units of the District. *
  • Make recommendations to the SFCC Cabinet concerning capital and campus improvements, technology requests and changes in lab and course fees. *
  • Prepare necessary and appropriate information for state and district reports and activities for SFCC accreditation and institutional effectiveness efforts. Proficiency with the necessary software to fulfill these tasks. *
  • Represent SFCC to community, business and industry, and professional groups as they relate to SFCC and division programs. Serve on assigned SFCC, District, and state-level committees. *
  • Ensure assigned faculty/staff adhere to acceptable behavior and performance standards.  Demonstrate that assigned faculty/staff have been informed how behavior and performance will be assessed, receive timely and accurate feedback regarding performance, and ensure any observed performance and behavioral problems are corrected promptly. *
  • Recommend use of assigned facilities by SFCC and outside agencies.
  • Ensure the appropriate assignment and return of building keys/cards for faculty and staff housed in buildings administered by the Dean.
  • Support and advance the CCS strategic plan, and perform other duties as assigned. *
Indicates this is an essential duty.  


  • A Master's degree from an accredited institution.
  • Three years of successful teaching.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering and supporting a teaching, learning and working environment that honors diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with college faculty, staff and administrators.
  • Ability to develop new and responsive divisional instructional programs for students and constituents.
  • Ability to operate division instructional offerings both efficiently and within assigned physical resources.
  • Acceptance of the responsibility to promote the welfare and best interests of students at all times.
  • A demonstrable understanding and acceptance of the mission, values, goals, objectives and strategic plan of CCS.
  • The ability to perform assigned duties in a manner consistent with applicable laws, regulations and goals of the institution, and community and technical college system.
  • Prior leadership experience related to a community college or college/university, including successful fiscal management.
  • Prior teaching experience at the community college- or university-level.
  • Experience with Guided Pathways or other student success models.
  • Knowledge of contemporary developments and trends in STEM education.
  • Experience with the entire grants process.


TOTAL COMPENSATION $128,087 - $132,773.
Total compensation is an estimate based upon adding the following amounts together:
  • Base compensation, plus
  • Current employer-paid health and related benefit contribution rates, plus
  • Median retirement fund contributions. 
The actual total will vary depending upon each employee's enrollment choices.
Person hired must be able to provide acceptable documentation of U.S. Citizenship or lawful authorization to work in the United States. This is an absolute condition of employment. An offer of employment will not carry with it any responsibility or obligation on the part of the District to sponsor an H1-B visa.   In addition, the Community Colleges of Spokane maintains a drug-free work environment and prohibits all smoking in the college buildings and state-owned vehicles. Must be able to successfully work in and promote a multicultural work and education environment.  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.

  • Work is performed in a normal, temperature-controlled office environment.  
  • Work is sedentary in nature.  
  • Frequent use of computer and exposure to terminal screens.  
  • Visual focus and strain.  
  • Work directly with students/clients.  
  • Work involves constant interruptions and requirement to answer on demand questions by phone, in person, or electronically.  
  • Frequent repetitive hand/wrist motions and finger manipulation.  
  • Contract 12-month position.  
  • Position is exempt from Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
  • Requires local or regional travel.  If using personal vehicle proof of driver's license and car insurance required.  
  • Criminal background check required.  


To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required competencies and submit a complete application packet, which includes the following:
  • CCS online application.
  • Cover letter addressing your qualifications as applied to the responsibilities of this position. *
  • Comprehensive resume. *
  • Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references.*
  • College transcript(s)* - unofficial/copies of transcripts are acceptable for initial application, official copies must be submitted upon acceptance of job offer.
  • NOTE:  All of the above are required to ensure your consideration for this position.  The item(s) marked with an asterisk are required attachments to your application prior to submission.
    Community Colleges of Spokane does not discriminate in its programs, activities and employment on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, marital status, pregnancy, parental status or families with children, status as a mother breastfeeding her child, AIDS/HIV or hepatitis C, honorably discharged veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, use of trained guide dog or service animal by a person with disability, genetic information or any other legally protected category.  Please direct all inquiries regarding compliance with access, equal opportunity and/or grievances to the Chief Administration Officer, Community Colleges of Spokane, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., PO Box 6000, MS 1004, Spokane WA 99217-6000 or call 509-434-5037; WA Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS) 1-800-833-6384 or 7-1-1.