Job Title: Associate Dean of K-12 Partnerships & Outreach - Spokane Community College
Location: 1810 N Greene Street, Spokane, WA 99217
Department: SCC Student Services
Job Type: Administrative
Closing: 9/6/2022 4:00 PM Pacific
Salary: $87,981.00 Annually
Community Colleges of Spokane (CCS) District Equity Statement
CCS believes that access to high-quality education in a safe and inclusive environment is the right of all individuals and imperative for the continued advancement of a strong democracy and workforce. We also believe higher education institutions have an obligation to work toward and demonstrate progress in ensuring equity amongst their students, faculty, and staff. Equity is grounded in the principle of fairness. In higher education, equity refers to ensuring that each student receives what they need to be successful through the intentional design of the college experience.
Spokane Community College (SCC) is a beautiful campus set along the Spokane River and near the urban city center of Spokane. Spokane is a mid-sized city in the inland Pacific Northwest with a high quality of life and quick access to the outdoors. In addition to the 148-acre main campus in Spokane, SCC serves over 10,000 square miles in eastern Washington including educational centers in Colville, Newport, Inchelium, and Republic. More information about relocating to/living in Spokane is available here: http://ccs.spokane.edu/Working-for-Us/Relocation-and-Living-in-Spokane.
SCC is one of two accredited community colleges that comprise the Community Colleges of Spokane. Serving about 22,000 students, SCC is an educational leader and responsive partner with the community and region to provide access to relevant programs of the highest quality. Offering state-of-the-art career technical programs (approximately 50% of total enrollment) as well as liberal arts/transfer programs (about 25%) and basic education for adults (about 25%), SCC’s comprehensive opportunities transform lives and enrich our communities. As a college we are collectively committed to the work that embraces diversity, promotes equity, and fosters inclusion and global awareness at every level of our college.
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 Associate Dean of K-12 Partnerships in the Student Services Division.
Under administrative direction from the Vice President of Student Services, the Associate Dean of Dual Enrollment & K-12 Partnerships will have the opportunity to strengthen and grow Spokane Community College’s (SCC) partnerships with our regional K-12 districts through existing and new initiatives. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a fast-paced, relationship-oriented environment to support student achievement and success. This position serves as a liaison and relationship builder between SCC and the various school districts throughout SCC’s 10,000 square mile service area and plays a critical role in enhancing our college’s effectiveness in that role. The successful candidate for this position will need to be someone who believes in student success and can approach this work each day with an engaging personality, high energy, creative ideas, innovative perspectives, and a positive approach to problem solving.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Build and cultivate relationships with high school partners (counselors, principals, CTE directors, district and related community agency staff and administrators) and serve as a liaison and relationship builder between SCC and faculty and staff, to maintain accurate and current course equivalency curriculum information, including promotion of potential new course equivalencies. *
- Coordinate and lead the creation and distribution of correspondence to new and current K-12 partner programs and high school related program stakeholders regarding program requirements, enrollment, and continuation steps. *
- Supervise and oversee the operations of the Dual Enrollment Office. Provide leadership and oversight for the development, expansion, and administration of SCC's Dual Enrollment programs. *
- Maintain current knowledge of Dual Enrollment program development, which includes retention programming and policies for Running Start and Career Technical dual credit and other articulations throughout the SCC service area, as well as tracking state and legislative issues concerning Dual Enrollment opportunities. *
- Anticipate potential conflicts and attempt resolution before problems occur; plan, evaluate, and consult with staff and outside entities to identify problems; explore solutions and alternatives, and recommend resolutions designed to meet the goals and objectives of the programs served. *
- Responsible for developing, managing, and providing updates on relevant budgets; research and provide information for additional revenue sources in order to enhance services and initiatives on campus. Oversee the review and analysis of data regarding services to students. Use data to develop initiatives to support diverse student populations. *
- Supervise full and part-time classified employees and professional exempt employees (train, schedule, evaluate, discipline and respond to grievances). Adhere to classified contracts and all district rules and regulations ensuring efficient operations and student success. *
- Inform and educate staff about behavior and performance expectations, provide timely and accurate feedback regarding performance, and ensure performance and behavioral problems are corrected promptly and effectively. *
- Model professional decorum and mutual respect in all personal interactions. *
- Comply with district policies, procedures and directives, state and federal regulations, orders and statute and collective bargaining agreements. *
- Support and advance the CCS strategic plan, and perform other duties as assigned. *
- Perform special assignments as directed by the Vice President of Student Services.
* Indicates this is anessential duty.
COMPETENCIES & OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
REQUIRED COMPETENCIES (MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS)
- Master's degree from an accredited institution. Or an equivalent mix of education and experience that demonstrates the candidate meets all competency requirements for this position.
- Ability to build meaningful professional relationships.
- Ability to work with all levels of individuals within the Community Colleges of Spokane (CCS) and within the community (e.g., executives, administrators, faculty, staff, student leadership, students and community members).
- Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
- Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations as they pertain to student services.
- Excellent supervision skills.
- Ability to effectively organize multiple work assignments, involving competing priorities, to produce work products that are accurate, of high quality and meet deadlines.
- Ability to work independently.
- 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.
- Demonstrated commitment to fostering and supporting a teaching, learning and working environment that honors diversity, equity and inclusion.
PREFERRED COMPETENCIES (DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS)
- Three (3) or more years of relevant experience.
- Demonstrated experience in a higher education environment.
- Demonstrated experience in a K-12 environment.
- Experience with services, activities and programs focused on equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI).
- Knowledge of tracking and maintaining budgets.
- Demonstrated project management experience and strong organizational and time management skills.
CONDITIONS/TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
TOTAL COMPENSATION WITH BENEFITS: $114,028
Total compensation is an estimate based upon adding the following amounts together:
- Base compensation of $87,981, 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. Once an applicant is chosen for an interview, they are required to complete and submit a declaration regarding sexual misconduct and investigation per state law.
Per Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14 (Download PDF reader), state employees must be fully vaccinated and your vaccine status will be verified at New Hire Intake. Please reach out to Reggie.Eans@ccs.spokane.edu if you need information on a medical accommodation or Rebecca.Menzel@ccs.spokane.edu if you need information on a religious exemption.
- 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 in a semi-open office setting with frequent interruptions and background noise.
- Work directly with students/clients.
- Work involves constant interruptions and requirement to answer on demand questions by phone, in person, or electronically.
- Work in an environment of frequent interruptions and distractions.
- Frequent repetitive hand/wrist motions and finger manipulation.
- Occasional to frequent change in position from sedentary, standing, stooping and walking.
- Frequent oral and auditory communication with others.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
- Contract 12-month position.
- Position is exempt from Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
- Proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
- Requires local or regional travel. If using personal vehicle proof of driver's license and car insurance required.
- Valid motor vehicle operator license required.
- Criminal background check required.
REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS:
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) if applicable - 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. If you require an accommodation during the application or interview process, please contact HR at CCS.email@example.com
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.
Native Land Acknowledgement
We are honored to acknowledge that the Community Colleges of Spokane, and our main campuses for Spokane Falls and Spokane Community College, are located on the traditional and sacred homelands of the Spokane Tribe. We also provide services in a region that includes the traditional and sacred homelands of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation and the Kalispel Tribe. The CCS Pullman Center operates on the WSU campus and is located on the ancestral homelands of the Palus people and on the ceded lands of the Nimíipuu (Nez Perce) Tribe.
We pay our respect to tribal elders both past and present as well as to all indigenous people today. This land holds their cultural DNA and we are honored and grateful to be here on their traditional lands. We give thanks to the legacy of the original people and their descendants and pledge to honor their stewardship and values.