Columbia Basin College ("CBC" or the "College) seeks an Assistant Dean for Instruction is responsible for the development and support of new initiatives within the Office of Instruction and establishing and maintaining new baccalaureate opportunities for CBC students, including the Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degrees offered by the college and the strengthening of articulation agreements to transfer colleges and universities, oversight of the Perkins Grant to improve the quality of career and technical education for students, and other special projects. The Assistant Dean for Instruction has direct supervision over the Curriculum and Scheduling Services department and the Director for K-12 Relationships.
The Assistant Dean researches additional programmatic needs and advises the President and the Vice President for Instruction on potential programmatic opportunities that the College may successfully develop. This position also works with appropriate deans and faculty members to support the development of new and the improvement of existing programs.
The Assistant Dean is responsible for taking program development projects from conception and approval to implementation and maintenance. The Assistant Dean plays a key role in advancing the College's commitment to developing and delivering high quality BAS degrees. Specifically, this position is responsible for overseeing the development of, gaining approval for, and implementing any new applied bachelor's degree programs. Additionally, the Assistant Dean has a leadership role in developing, coordinating, and maintaining the cross-institutional support system necessary to assure student success. The Assistant Dean reports to the Vice President for Instruction (VPI).
This position is open until filled. Priority consideration will be given to applicants whose application has been received by October 24, 2021 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time.
Per Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.1 (Download PDF reader), state employees and employees of educational institutions must be fully vaccinated no later than October 18, 2021. If hired, your vaccine status will be verified during onboarding unless you apply and qualify for a religious or medical exemption and can be accommodated to perform the essential functions of the position. Need more information? Please contact [email protected]columbiabasin.edu.
Research community needs within the mission of the College that enhance CBC's educational programs;
Propose new programs and strategies to the President and Vice Presidents;
Guide faculty and administrators in updating existing curricula and through the process of selecting and developing new programs;
Develop and implement new applied bachelor's degree programs, curricula and other programmatic changes using the processes established by the college and state for approval of applied bachelor's degrees;
Conduct research and survey industry and potential students to document need and demand for various programs, including new applied bachelor's degree programs;
Oversee the scheduling of courses supporting the College's bachelor's degrees; lead the BAS Committee to ensure consistent practices in all BAS programs;
Coordinate the creation of strong articulation agreements between CBC's various pathways and four-year institutions; communicate with community and technical colleges and state universities to create articulation pathways for students;
Oversee the development of various K-12 relationship, including the development of pathways from K-12 programs into CBC’s various certificate and degree programs;
Provide leadership to the Curriculum and Scheduling Services department;
Manage the Perkins grant budget. Responsible for monitoring grant budget management within established procedures;
Cooperate with appropriate deans and directors in establishing, implementing and monitoring Instructional projects to meet College needs;
Coach faculty and deans on preparation of all Curriculum Committee forms for new programs;
Solicit participation of external expert reviewers for program applications;
Research, write and submit to the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges or other entities any forms necessary for approval of bachelor's degrees;
Collaborate with the Dean for Assessment & Accreditation on substantive change requests for new bachelor's degree programs to Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities;
Represent the College at quarterly applied bachelor's degree college meetings;
Serve as liaison for the College and the state board transfer department;
Represent the College on state Baccalaureate Leadership Council; and
Perform other special projects or duties as assigned.
Master's degree from an institutionally accredited college or university; and
Four (4) years of experience as a director, administrator or program manager in an educational or non-profit setting.
Participatory Management: Provide opportunity for assigned staff to participate in management decision-making when and where appropriate. Consistently seek out appropriate information and input that ensure stakeholders perspective is considered;
Approachability: Willing to take immediate time to actively listen to others. Considered “accessible” or can be depended upon to be available when needed. Responsive;
Change Management: Initiate and/or manage the change process and energize it on an ongoing basis, taking steps to remove barriers or accelerate its pace;
Visionary Leadership: Create a clear, compelling vision. Communicate vision and gain commitment. Act in accordance with vision. Display passion and optimism. Mobilize others to fulfill the vision. Lead through influence, rather than authority, and take ownership and accountability for the area of responsibility and decisions made. Demonstrate confidence within area of expertise – promote a cooperative work environment. Ability to appropriately apply leadership techniques to motivate, develop and guide employees;
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: Support initiatives of the district, colleges and divisions to expand the human qualities that differentiate our workforce and workplace; exemplify tenants of tolerance, acceptance and interest in different viewpoints, cultures and backgrounds and demand similar conduct of assigned staff and department;
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.
Terms of Employment: This position is overtime exempt and available immediately. This is a twelve (12) month per year, full-time exempt position. General work hours of 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 as required.
Process Note: 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 be will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.
Conditions of Employment: 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 the 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.
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.
Working Conditions: The incumbent typically works in an office and frequently uses a computer, telephone, and other office equipment. The noise level is typical of that 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, kneel, stoop, or lift up to five pounds regularly. Moving materials weighing up to 25 pounds may be required infrequently.
Columbia Basin College (CBC) serves the citizens of Benton and Franklin counties in Washington state with two-year associate degrees for transfer to a four-year university, and applied degrees for workforce employment. CBC also provides one-year certificates and basic skills for those pursuing a GED or high school diploma. CBC serves approximately 7,000-8,000 students each quarter.Columbia Basin College now offers bachelor degrees in Nursing, Project Management, Applied Management, Cyber Security, Information Technology, and Dental Hygiene. These bachelor degrees are in direct response to the needs of our community. As a result of community needs, Columbia Basin College has recently opened our new state of the art Social Sciences and World Languages Center at the Pasco campus.In July 2017, CBC will open its second, four-story Health Science Center in Richland. In addition to training CBC healthcare professionals, the Wortman Medical Science Center will also be a functional medical clinic as part of Kadlec Regional Medical Center’s family medicine residency program.CBC will open a student housing facility in September. This first phase will house 125 students.Columbia Basin Co...llege continues its rich tradition of meeting our community's needs with a dynamic faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, and a diverse student body from all walks of life.