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Program Dean for Health and Emergency Professions

Portland Community College
Oregon, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 21, 2022

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Administrative, Deans, Student Affairs, Other Student Affairs
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Program Dean for Health and Emergency Professions

Requisition ID req1128 Department Academic Affairs Leaders Campus Sylvania Campus Employment Type Administrative-Full Time Best Consideration Date 2/18/2022 Position Summary

Portland Community College (PCC) is seeking a collaborative transformational leader who will effectively navigate a large multi-campus environment during a time of organizational change. This leader will be expected to incorporate higher education and community college best practices into the practices of the administrative area. The Program Dean of Healthcare & Emergency Professions, will lead a team of dedicated department chairs, faculty, and staff in EMS , EXS , FN , FP , MI/RAD , and PE . The successful candidate will have direct experience and strong knowledge of best practices in Career Technical Education, specifically in healthcare and emergency professions areas, and implementing initiatives to address equity and opportunity gaps in community colleges.

This position, under the direction of the Dean of Academic & Career Pathways for Healthcare & Emergency Professions (organizational chart) ; will be responsible for supporting, developing, implementing, and evaluating programming aligned with labor market and industry needs. This position will also be responsible for partnering with department chairs, faculty, staff, academic affairs and student affairs colleagues to align programming with equitable student retention and success metrics. For more information, please visit our YESS (Yes to Equitable Student Success) information page.

The position provides an exciting opportunity for a strategic, collaborative, and visionary leader. The official responsibilities are to provide broad administrative direction and leadership in the development, assessment, and maintenance of quality education programs. An extremely important part of this role at Portland Community College is to bring to the administration, faculty, and staff of this program an equity-driven and student-centered passion for teaching and learning. Meaningful collaboration with key internal and external stakeholders is one of many leadership responsibilities in this role.

Portland Community College serves nearly 60,000 full and part-time students across a large and diverse service area, with four campuses and multiple education centers. We are committed to a culture which values belonging, justice, diversity, equity and inclusion. A demonstrated commitment to culturally responsive and inclusive services designed to improve equitable educational outcomes for college students is required for this position.

In order to actualize our commitment to opportunity and equitable student success, we seek transformational leaders who exemplify the PCC Leadership Competencies:

Advances Racial and Social Justice
Identifies systemic racism and social oppression and actively works toward their elimination; implements culturally responsive practices and processes to achieve equitable student outcomes.

Drives Vision and Purpose
Articulates and executes a vision for student-centered (flexible, multimodal, inclusive) delivery of instruction and services.

Drives Engagement
Builds ownership in transformational change and establishes conditions for authentic exploration and engagement cross-departmentally to arrive at collaborative solutions that lead to student success.

Accelerates Agility and Innovation
Analyzes systems, policies and practices and commits to continuous program improvement through the strategic use of culturally responsive data.

Builds Partnerships
Partners to solve problems, adapts communication and approaches, supports healthy conflict, and develops strong relationships across all disciplines and functional areas to advance institutional goals.

This position serves programs that currently span four PCC locations (Cascade, Rock Creek, Southeast & Sylvania Campuses). The primary office location will be Sylvania Campus, with an expectation that the Program Dean spends time at each location where their associated programs operate. In addition, there will be some occasions where business will be required at other PCC or off-site locations. There will be some opportunities for remote/hybrid work, as approved by the position supervisor and executive leaders.

See the classification description for additional information:

Candidate Profile

These qualifications, skills and abilities are critical for success in this position.
Throughout the screening process, you will be evaluated based on the demonstration of these qualifications.
  • Demonstrates awareness of one’s own cultural background and how it influences perceptions, values or practices and engages in and understanding of the PCC Leadership Competencies
  • Exhibits instructional expertise and knowledge of external accrediting processes, as well as, experience managing multiple projects, budgets, facilities, major equipment purchases & maintenance, contracts and competing priorities while promoting a culturally responsive educational and work environment
  • Experience working with multiple partners and stakeholders to creatively and collaboratively seek continuous improvement in reaching program outcomes and student success
  • Leadership experience demonstrating an ability to work creatively and collaboratively, as well as, create and nurture a sense of community, well-being, belonging and inclusion, particularly in the context of supervision, stakeholder engagement, problem solving and advocacy
  • Leadership experience and knowledge of the healthcare and/or emergency professions field, including current and future issues/trends, licensure and/or certification processes and governing requirements
  • Successful application of collaborative leadership drawing on excellent communication skills, to drive change, supervise, coordinate, foster and support a culture of innovation and accountability and engage diverse internal and external stakeholders in a large, dynamic system
Minimum Qualifications

To be considered, your application must demonstrate these minimum qualifications. (Experience is calculated based on the start and end dates you provide multiplied by the number of hours per week worked).
  • Master’s Degree
  • F ive (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience related to the area of assignment, providing program/project management or program/project coordination
  • Three (3) years of management experience, including employee supervision, in higher education or in an industry related to the area of assignment
Position Grade N Starting Salary Expectations Minimum $96,208 to range midpoint of $117,854. Placement will generally not exceed the mid-point, based on qualifications, experience, and internal equity. Position Grade Salary Range $96208 to $139497 Annual Salary FTE 1 PCC Benefits

PCC offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide employees and their families, including domestic partners, with access to a broad range of benefit options. Includes Health, Dental, and Vision options, Group Life, Long-term Disability, Long-term Care, and Auto and Home Insurance programs.

PCC currently fully funds the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS/OPSRP) pension and contributes an additional 6% into the employee's Individual Account Program under PERS/OPSRP. After one year of management or confidential service, PCC also provides a 2% contribution to a 403(b) account for eligible management and confidential personnel. PCC offers a tax deferred annuity program and a deferred compensation program where employees may save additional pre-tax dollars for retirement.

Additionally, PCC provides a tuition waiver for you, your spouse/domestic partner, and dependent children under 24 years of age, as well as partial tuition reimbursement for full-time employees at other accredited institutions.

Paid Leave: (Pro-rated by FTE for Part-Time Employees)
- 14.67 hours of vacation leave per month
- 1 day of sick leave per month
- 11 holidays
- 3 additional personal leave days per year

View a complete list of PCC benefits .

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements Work environment includes frequent disruptions and changes in priorities. Work is generally performed in an office environment with frequent interruptions and irregularities in the work schedule. Working hours may vary and occasional evening or weekend work is required. Frequent travel to other locations is required. No special coordination beyond that used for normal mobility and handling of everyday objects and materials is needed to perform the job satisfactorily. Background Check Required Yes

Portland Community College complies with the Oregon Veterans' Preference in Public Employment law which provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment. You will be given instructions during the application process to claim Veterans' Preference in the recruitment of this position, and to provide the documents required for verification of eligibility. Please do not send your documentation to the hiring manager directly. For verification of eligibility, please submit the following documentation:
  • Veterans: DD214
  • Disabled Veterans: DD214 and Letter from the Department of VA
Portland Community College is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other protected class.

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