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Division Dean, Business, Applied Technology, World Languages and College Prep - Rock Creek Campus

Portland Community College

Job - Education

Close Date: 12/31/2018

Division Dean, Business, Applied Technology, World Languages and College Prep - Rock Creek Campus

Portland Community College

Requisition Number: 09454

Location: Rock Creek Campus

Address: 17705 NW Springville Road, Portland, OR

Hours of Work: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday

Position Status: Management; Salary Level N, Full-time. Exempt

Starting Salary Range: Minimum $89,427 to range mid-point of $109,548. Placement generally will not exceed the mid-point, based on qualifications, experience and internal equity. (Full Range is $89,417 to $129,667)

Job Close Date: For best consideration apply by September 7, 2018

Job Summary:

Portland Community College's Rock Creek Campus is looking for a Division Dean for the Business, Applied Technology, World Languages & College Prep Division. This vibrant division encompasses a diverse and unique mix of academic and career technical education (CTE) programs, curriculum, cultures, languages and students. Programs include:

Adult Basic Education/General Education Diploma
Building Construction Technology
Business Administration/Accounting
Career Guidance
College Assistance Migrant Program (Grant Funded)
Computer Applications & Office Systems
English for Speakers of Other Languages
High School Equivalency Program (Grant Funded)
Landscape Technology
World Languages (German, Japanese, Spanish)

The division is seeking a highly effective, participatory leader who actively engages with students, staff and faculty. The Dean should be excited by the prospect of empowering, supporting, and advocating the unique ways this division ensures equitable student success. The Dean should bring strong administrative, critical thinking, and analytical skills, while demonstrating commitment to equity and inclusion. The Dean must embrace difference and identify how each program in this diverse division can be successful, and yet feel connected.

The official responsibilities of the Division Dean are to provide broad administrative direction and leadership in the development, expansion, revision, improvement and maintenance of multiple quality education programs. An extremely important part of this role at PCC is to bring a student-centered priority and a passion for inspiring learning to the administration of a rich and complex division.

If this sounds like a learning community that you would like to be a part of, please apply today!

PCC Rock Creek is about 12 miles west of downtown Portland, in the growing Beaverton-Hillsboro area. Our classes frequently use the neighboring farm and wetland areas as outdoor learning labs. Rock Creek served 22,280 students in the 2015-16 academic year. Find out more at

Here is our Intended Recruitment Timeline

July 23, 2018: Job Announcement Published
September 7, 2018: Deadline for Preferred Applications
Mid October 2018: Semi-finalist Video Interviews
Late October 2018: Finalist On-Campus Interview

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 Employers Retirement System (PERS) pension and contributes an additional 6% into the employee's Individual Account Program under PERS. PCC also provides a 2% contribution to a 403(b) account for eligible management personnel. PCC offers a tax deferred annuity program and a deferred compensation program where employees may save additional pre-tax dollars for retirement.

Paid Leave:
14.67 hours of Vacation leave per month
1 day of Sick Leave per month
11 Holidays
3 additional Personal Leave days per year

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


Typical Job Duties and Responsibilities

1. Supervises division faculty, academic professionals, classified staff, technical/support, and/or student staff. Evaluates and oversees the development of professional development plans and goals for assigned faculty department chairs, faculty, academic professionals, and classified staff in accordance with good management practices, campus policies, and collective bargaining agreements. Hires, evaluates, trains, disciplines and recommends dismissal of staff as necessary.

2. Provides leadership in planning, implementing, evaluating, and modifying multiple educational programs, processes, and operations related to assigned areas of responsibility; interprets and applies federal and state mandated guidelines. Plans, implements, administers, and evaluates related programs, projects, and services impacting the college.

3. Establishes, monitors, evaluates, and modifies processes, procedures, and/or standards, ensuring alignment with the College's mission, values, goals, and objectives, as well as all local, state, and federal laws and regulations. Monitors programs to ensure compliance with applicable accrediting bodies.

4. Serves as a liaison to applicable external agencies and businesses, the community, the general public, internal departments, and applicable educational institutions representing the College with respect to academic programs, processes, and procedures. Convenes advisory and related committees for vocational and technical programs and maintains related records.

5. Participates in the development and marketing of programs in assigned area of responsibility to increase enrollment and revenues for the District.

6. Directs the maintenance of a variety of student and academic program records and information in assigned areas of responsibility.

7. Oversees faculty teaching assignments, schedules, and classroom assignments in accordance with established District policy.

8. Develops, implements, and manages grant-funded programs to supplement academic programs.

9. Develops and administers budgets in assigned areas of responsibility; implements and allocates resources following budget approval; approves expenditures.

10. Evaluates and communicates the impact of potential legal or regulatory changes on the College.

11. Responds to and resolves student, faculty, and/or staff grievances and complaints.

12. Advises and responds to questions from College departments and external agencies regarding complex issues or policies impacting assigned programs and services.

13. Positions in this classification may perform all or some of the responsibilities above and all positions perform other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications
To be considered for this position, your application materials must show how you meet the following requirements (experience requirements use full-time equivalent):

- Master's degree in any academic field from an accredited college or university

- Three years progressively responsible managerial experience

Note to Applicants
- For new employees, Official Transcripts are required to be submitted within 2 weeks of offer date for all degrees stated in the minimum qualifications.

Important Knowledge and Skills

Knowledge of:
- Managerial principles;
- Grant management principles and practices;
- Budgeting principles and practices;
- Contract management principles and practices;
- Accreditation standards;
- Conflict mediation principles and practices;
- Public relations principles;
- Program development principles;
- Records maintenance principles and practices;
- Higher education principles and practices.

Demonstrated Skill in:
- Managing and providing leadership to subordinate staff;
- Developing, recommending, implementing, and monitoring academic programs, policies, procedures, and work flow;
- Developing and managing a budget;
- Managing grants-funded programs;
- Managing contracts;
- Evaluating assigned programmatic area for compliance with applicable regulations and accreditation requirements;
- Speaking in public;
- Conducting research to identify solutions, resolve problems, or provide information;
- Mediating conflict;
- Developing and marketing academic programs;
- Working with diverse academic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff;
- Utilizing computer technology for communication, data gathering and reporting activities;
- Communicating effectively through oral and written mediums.

Special/Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications
These qualifications and characteristics are critical to success in this important role at PCC. Please clarify in your application materials the experiences, successes and techniques evidencing how you bring these strengths:

- Demonstrated participatory leadership style with a dedication to engaging and working in collaboration with faculty, staff, students, and district-wide administration.

- Experience managing, supervising, assessing and supporting programs in a complex organizational structure; including success in goal-setting, critical thinking, and analytics; including knowledge of, or experience with, Career Technical Education (CTE) programs.

- Ability to effectively navigate new, unknown, or uncharted territory, seek to understand, and come up to speed quickly.

- Strong, culturally responsive communication and interpersonal skills - written and verbal - with diverse audience at all levels. Demonstrated success using both facts and emotional intelligence to provide the appropriate communication and response.

- Strong equity lens, and ability to lead the conversation around equity in student success; demonstrated ability to recognize the impact of systemic inequities and implicit bias in communication and in student services.

- Proven experience with problem solving and conflict resolution, including a willingness to hold difficult conversations early, and a demonstrated work ethic to see them through to the end

Additional Posting Information:

To apply for this position, please submit:
1. Completed online application
2. Cover Letter (attach document)* Please state how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications.
3. Current Resume (attach document)*

* When you apply for the position, you will be given an opportunity to attach the above documents. They may be attached in either "Microsoft Word" or ".pdf" formats.

Applicants selected for further consideration may be asked to complete a supplemental questionnaire.

Notes to Applicant:

- Upon hire candidate will be required to provide official transcripts for all degrees earned.

- Applicants selected for hire will be required to pass a criminal background check as a condition of employment.

- Portland Community College will hire only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All new employees will be required to complete the designated Immigration Service Employers Verification I-9 form.

- As an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity institution, PCC is actively seeking qualified minorities, women, disabled veterans, veterans and individuals with disabilities to enhance its work force and to reflect the diversity of its student body. Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and selection process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need.

Documents that must be associated with this posting:

Cover Letter

Documents which can be associated with this posting:

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

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As an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity institution, PCC is actively seeking qualified minorities, women, disabled veterans, veterans and individuals with disabilities to enhance its work force and to reflect the diversity of its student body. Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and selection process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need.

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