Dean of Workforce Education
Walla Walla Community College - Walla Walla, WA

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Walla Walla Community College invites applications to fulfill the role of Dean of Workforce Education on the Walla Walla campus located in Walla Walla, Washington.

General Responsibilities
The Dean of Workforce Education provides leadership and direction for workforce instructional program needs of the College. The Dean works collaboratively with directors, faculty and staff to achieve enrollment, retention, completion and employment goals that further the mission of the College. The Dean recommends program budgets, provides budget oversight and recommends faculty assignments. The Dean reports to the Vice President of Instruction – Workforce Education.

Essential Functions
· Lead and support innovative approaches to educational delivery, student learning, and success.
· Develop and manage changes in educational programs necessary to meet the economic development and workforce needs of a diverse, rural community.
· Plan, monitor, review and report program enrollment, retention, completion and employment.
· Recommend faculty course assignments, faculty teaching loads and quarterly course catalog.
· Identify and recommend required classroom / lab facility updates or additions.

· Provide leadership to the assigned workforce programs to meet college and program specific accreditation requirements.
· Develop budget recommendations and provide budget oversight as assigned.
· Monitor and coordinate evaluation of faculty, management, and classified personnel in the division as assigned.
· Encourage and support participation in professional development, instructor certification and college governance activities.
· Provide leadership and coordination in interviewing and recommending workforce faculty/staff employment.
· Recommend resolution and/or resolve student issues in cooperation with student services.

· Represent WWCC at WorkSource partnership meetings, Workforce Education Council, and others.
· Promote effective working relationships with assigned workforce programs and industry members.
· Coordinate and supervise all workforce education advisory committees.
· Work with the Director of Grants/Contracts to support Perkins and Worker Retraining program initiatives.
· Identify potential grant sources and participate in securing external funding to meet program needs.
· Supervise Worker Retraining staff and monitor / report program enrollment and eligibility status.
· Provide administrative support and follow up on projects undertaken by the Vice President of Instruction, Workforce Education as directed.
· Assist in the development and implementation of marketing plans for the workforce programs.

Competencies & Requirements:

· Exceptional communication skills across various educational and cultural levels, with students, faculty, staff, visitors and industry partners, while utilizing written, electronic, and verbal methods.
· Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the college, the community, the industry, and media contacts.
· Must be enthusiastic, energetic, self-motivated and creative with demonstrated leadership and organizational skills.
· Ability to work with students from diverse cultural, ethnic, socioeconomic, and educational backgrounds.
· Ability to represent the College in a positive, professional manner to employees, students, customers, visitors and the general public.
· Ability to assume responsibility; deal effectively with problems and exercise good judgment when making decisions.

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential functions, job duties/responsibilities, and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.

Master's degree from an accredited college or university and three years of experience as an administrator in a post-secondary institution or equivalent experience in a business setting. Knowledge of current practices in higher education, student learning outcomes assessment, educational technology, online instructional programming preferred. Experience working in a professional/technical program or in teaching preferred. Experience in budget management and oversight preferred. Industry experience may substitute for education at the discretion of the College.

Conditions/Terms of Employment:

This full-time professional position is exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. In accordance with the provisions of the Federal Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Walla Walla Community College hires only United States citizens and aliens authorized to work in the United States. Persons hired must be able to provide acceptable documentation of lawful authorization to work in the United States within three (3) days of employment and official college transcripts. Candidate may be subject to a criminal history background and credit check as a condition for consideration of employment.
All administrative exempt staff at Walla Walla Community College set aside 1% of their gross salary every pay period for a Voluntary Employee Benefit Association (VEBA) pre-retirement medical expense account that is used to reimburse the exempt employee for out of pocket medical expenses. All exempt employees are required to participate in this program.

Required Application Materials:

This position will remain open until filled and applications will be screened as they are received. To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required qualifications and competencies and submit a complete application packet, which includes the following:

· Online application.
· Letter of interest detailing how you meet the qualifications and competencies for this position
· Comprehensive resume or curriculum vitae
· List names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references
· Unofficial transcripts

WWCC reserves the right to not fill this position, reject all applicants, reopen the position or make a direct appointment. Applications received during this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies at the College's discretion.

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