Associate Dean, Teaching & Learning
Seattle Community Colleges - Seattle, WA

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The Associate Dean of Teaching & Learning is a full-time, exempt position at North Seattle Community College (NSCC). This position provides leadership and support for innovation and excellence in teaching, learning, assessment, and student success at North Seattle Community College. The Associate Dean reports directly to the Vice President of. Instruction and will also work closely with other academic deans.
The Associate Dean of Teaching and Learning works closely with transfer and professional/technical faculty in the design, scheduling and assessment of innovative teaching and learning practices, such as integrated studies, learning communities, field/experiential learning, service learning, capstone courses and assignments, prior learning credit, and undergraduate research. The Associate Dean will also support the introduction and assessment of evidence-based best practices into instruction and student support services through leadership related to faculty and staff professional development, program review, assessment, accreditation, grant-seeking, and institutional effectiveness.
Seattle Community Colleges are committed to recruiting dedicated faculty and staff who together create a welcoming academic climate that reflects the diverse backgrounds of our community, including ethnicity, national origin, religion, race, gender, gender identify, age, status as a veteran or disabled veteran, disability, political status, and sexual orientation.

Essential Functions:
  • Provide leadership and support to faculty in the assessment of outcomes at the course, program, degree, and institutional levels, including assessment of AA degree outcomes, as well as overseeing Integrated Studies, US Cultures and Global Studies as components of the AA degree.
  • Provide leadership and support surrounding program and degree accreditations and reports.
  • Oversee and support for the assessment of student learning within transfer and professional/technical programs.
  • Provide direction and guidance to program and curriculum development efforts within transfer and professional/technical programs.
  • Enhance student success through participation in campus groups working to increase student recruitment, retention, and transition. In particular, the Associate Dean will work to support the creation and maintenance of degree and certificate pathways that allow students to achieve their educational goals.
  • Work with faculty to excel in teaching and learning by supporting integrative and interdisciplinary learning across the entire college.
  • Support professional development by working with the NSCC Teaching and Learning Center (TLC), providing innovative professional development for faculty in the areas of pedagogy, educational technology, and assessment.
  • Participate in college and district efforts for strategic and annual planning and assessment and serve on appropriate college, district, regional, and state committees.
  • Communicate and work respectfully and effectively with people from diverse racial, ethnic, religious, linguistic, gender, age, sexual orientation, and socio- economic backgrounds, and with diverse physical and learning abilities.
  • Work with the deans on part-time, non-priority hire faculty evaluations.

Required Education, Experience & Abilities:
  • Master's degree in Education or a relevant discipline.
  • Three years in college-level teaching.
  • Demonstrated experience in working effectively with persons from diverse racial, ethnic, religious, linguistic, gender, sexual orientation and/or socio-economic backgrounds and diverse physical and learning abilities.
  • Demonstrated successful experience in leading assessment initiatives in the classroom and in larger programs.
  • Experience in and knowledge of interdisciplinary studies (e.g., learning communities, international/global studies, gender studies, and/or American ethnic studies.
  • Demonstrated successful experience with curriculum development.
  • Demonstrated successful experience related to professional development of faculty and staff.
  • Experience with the accreditation process.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to work collaboratively with faculty, students, staff, and administrators.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • An interdisciplinary graduate degree.
  • Three years teaching at a community college level.
  • Three years in college administration.
  • Demonstrated successful experience with budget management.
  • Demonstrated successful experience with assessment of student learning outcomes, program review, and/or community college accreditation.