Director for K-12 Partnerships

Columbia Basin College
Washington, United States
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Oct 1, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Adult & Continuing Education Programs, Other Academic Affairs, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach
Employment Type
Full Time


Columbia Basin College ('CBC' or the 'College') seeks a Director for K-12 Partnerships who will be charged with the development and maintenance of relationships with K-12 partnerships within CBC’s service district, except those areas covered by College Recruitment, the Running Start program, CBC’s Teacher Education program and the Transitional Studies’ high school programs. The Director provides overall support operations of the CTE Dual Credit and for the on-going development and implementation of College in the High School programs. The Director is the College’s primary liaison between the partner districts, schools, students, teachers, CTE Directors and other appropriate school district administrators and the private sector. The Director works collaboratively with Deans and faculty members and various K-12 districts to align curriculum and develop pathways for students. The Director assists in the development and operations of various camps for K-12 students at CBC, both CBC’s own camps and those that partner with outside agencies.

The Director is responsible for the decisions related to the day-to-day operations of the CTE Dual Credit and College in the High School programs. The Director is also responsible for working with students, secondary, and post-secondary faculty and administrators. The Director is also responsible for bringing issues with a larger institutional effect to the appropriate administrators and faculty members. This position reports to the Assistant Dean for Instruction.

This position is open until filled. Priority consideration will be given to applicants whose application has been received by August 1, 2021 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time.

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Primary Responsibilities

  • Coordinate activities and objectives of the CTE Dual Credit program;
  • Assist in gaining commitment to the project from consortium members through the development of general CTE Dual Credit articulation agreements;
  • As assigned, represent the College for institutions and participants;
  • Coordinate with secondary and post-secondary vocational and transfer faculty to develop and implement instructional program level articulation agreements;
  • Coordinate the review and analysis of the curriculum for targeted professional/technical programs;
  • Coordinate community public relations and marketing activities to promote general awareness of CTE Dual Credit to gain community support;
  • Recommend professional development activities and programs for instructors, counselors and staff members involved with CTE Dual Credit;
  • Serve as CBC's representative and liaison with local high schools, the SBCTC and other institutions for the development and implementation of a College in the High School Program (CiHS);
  • Assist Vice President for Instruction, Deans and faculty leads in establishing appointment criteria for CiHS instructors, training and orientation that includes course curriculum, assessment criteria, course philosophy and CiHS administrative requirements;
  • Provide CBC Student Services and other staff with CiHS course information codes for credit for students in the CiHS Program, including the course designation, number, title and credits, course description and other needed information as appropriate;
  • Assist CiHS instructors with course grading requirements, deadlines and any curriculum needs;
  • Assist with conducting studies of student outcomes to compare students completing courses at the high schools with those completing the same courses in college settings;
  • Regularly apprise Vice President for Instruction and Deans of the progress of the CiHS and any issues related to performance of CiHS instructors or other concerns that may need to be addressed;
  • Assist with the development and operations of various camps designed for K-12 students, including partnerships with other agencies and community partners;
  • Assist Vice President for Instruction and deans in developing guided pathway options connecting our K-12 partners with CBC pathways;
  • Provide feedback to the Vice President of Instruction (VPI) regarding program demand, curriculum and program developments;
  • Provide intermittent academic advising and student support to ensure full benefit of services available;
  • Collaborate with all divisions and departments across the College;
  • Support and utilize technology pertinent to serving students and the campus community;
  • Attend regular staff and college meetings, as appropriate;
  • Attend regional, state and national conferences to remain current on dual and concurrent enrollment policies and procedures, economic outlook and employment trends, as well as non-traditional enrollment and secondary instruction;
  • Evaluate data to determine areas for program growth and curriculum alignment effectiveness and prepare reports; and
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, communication, counseling, student services or related field from an institutionally accredited college or university;
  • Experience working with secondary and post-secondary faculty, administrators, and students;
  • Experience developing articulation agreements between educational facilities;
  • Ability to communicate effectively with program partners and the public to maintain and improve the quality of service; and
  • Demonstrated behavior and ethical decision making skills.

Departmental Management : Ability to effectively and efficiently manage a department including all related administrative and supervisory functions involving personnel and budget management;

Project Management : Manage projects by focusing attention on key priorities; valuate approaches, determine feasibility and adjust plan as needed; develop plans, coordinate projects and teams; communicate changes and progress; complete projects on time and on budget; perform well without direct supervision; do complex work independently; follow tasks through to completion;

Quality Management : Set clear quality requirements; measure key outcomes; improve processes, products and services;

Leadership : Lead by example, serve as appropriate role model to colleagues. Demonstrate confidence within area of expertise – promote a cooperative work environment. Ability to appropriately apply leadership techniques to motivate, develop and guide employees;

Conceptual Thinking : Have the ability to understand a situation or problem by identifying patterns or connections and addressing key underlying issues; use past professional or technical training and experience, creativity, inductive reasoning and intuitive processes to find potential solutions or valuable alternatives that may not be obviously related or easily identified; Think 'outside the box';

Oral & Written Communication : Speak clearly and persuasively in positive and negative situations; listen and get clarification; respond well to questions; demonstrate group presentation skills; participate in meetings; structure and convey information clearly and effectively through both formal and informal documents; review and edit written work constructively; ability to tailor to audience in mind;

Student Centered : Attention, interest, activities and efforts are centered upon the best interest of students; create and support an environment that enables learners to achieve their personal, academic and professional goals; provide courteous and helpful responses to all customers, whether they be students, general public or employees from another department;

Support for Diversity : Reflecting CBC’s mission, vision and values, support initiatives that expand the human qualities that differentiate our workplace and educational setting. Demonstrate and advocate an understanding of differences, open mindedness, compassion, sensitivity and interest in differing viewpoints given the diverse population and show a deep commitment to the involvement of colleagues, students and community members to student experience and success honoring freedom of expression as fundamental to personal, professional and organizational growth;

Accountability : Accountable for own actions, decisions, errors, mistakes and/or failures to act when appropriate; accept responsibility when given, understand what duties employee is responsible for and can be counted upon to carry out those responsibilities; and

Teamwork : Demonstrate a willingness to work with, and help others in completing job assignments, the ability to accept constructive criticism, and to cooperate with fellow employees and supervisors; demonstrate alignment with the 'Yes And' culture, (e.g., being present and listening, making each other look good, embracing change and failure and choosing positivity).


This is a twelve (12) month per year, full-time exempt position. The standard work hours will be Monday through Thursday 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Friday 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; however, work hours may vary due to work demands and some evening and weekend work may be required. This position is overtime exempt.


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.


In the interest of providing a healthy, safe and secure educational and work environment, and in order to meet the requirements of federal legislation, it is the policy of Columbia Basin College to maintain an alcohol and drug-free workplace for our employees and students.

If you are hired, you will need to provide proof of identity and documentation of U.S. citizenship or appropriate authorization to work in this position as required by the Immigration Reform Control Act of 1986.

Columbia Basin College operates under an approved affirmative action plan and encourages applications from persons of color, women, veterans and persons of disability. The Human Resources Office is accessible to those with disabilities. If you need accommodation in application or employment, contact the Human Resources Office at (509) 542-4740.

Other Job Elements

The working conditions listed below represent those that must be met by an incumbent to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with qualified disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work generally takes place in an office with frequent (51-80%) use of a computer, telephone, and other office equipment. The noise level is typical of an office environment; frequent interruptions may occur throughout the work day.

The employee is frequently required to sit, talk, or hear; use repetitive hand motions; handle or feel; and to stand, walk, reach, bend, or lift up to five pounds regularly. Infrequently, moving materials weighing up to 25 pounds may be required. Occasional need for travel.

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