Bellevue College — Dean of Arts & Humanities #018046

The Arts & Humanities Dean provides strategic instructional leadership that supports the Arts & Humanities goals and strategic plan. The Dean plans, implements, coordinates and evaluates the A&H programs to address the educational needs of students and the community.

The Dean is a member of the college’s instructional team, responsible for implementing the shared vision and direction for academic and professional programs and instructional delivery. The dean directly supervises faculty, program chairs, program directors, program managers, administrative manager, director of operations, associate dean, and indirectly supervises the subordinates to these positions.

Salary $95,471.00 – $114,566.00 Annually

We offer comprehensive compensation package with salary and benefits as the main components. Competitive salary is within the Range stated above, and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Generous benefits package is offered through Washington State plans that includes multiple medical, dental, life and disability coverage choices for employees and dependents; choices of retirement and deferred compensation plans; paid holidays, sick, and vacation plans; transit program, reduced tuition, employee discounts and memberships, etc.

For more details about Bellevue College’s excellent employee benefits, please visit Benefits section, next to Description section.

Essential Functions/Typical Duties

Manage Personnel:

  • Directs and oversees recruiting, hiring, on-boarding, retaining, mentoring, supervising, evaluating and disciplining of a diverse workforce within the division.
  • Evaluates tenure-track faculty candidates, including conducting observations.
  • Provides feedback to candidates and oversees the tenure evaluation process, including participating in Tenure Evaluation Subcommittee.
  • Evaluates staff direct reports and participates in the evaluation of other staff who do not directly report to the Dean.
  • Monitors ongoing Certification of Professional Technical plans and progress, when applicable.
  • Provides opportunities for faculty and staff to maintain currency in matters of educational equity and cultural competency through such events as Professional Development, Division Retreats, and Workshops.

Division Leadership:

  • Provides representation of the division to the larger college community, accrediting bodies, state and national government agencies, and community partners.
  • Coordinates the establishment of the vision and goals for the division in alignment with Office of Instruction annual priorities.
  • Supports students in resolving academic grievances.
  • Supports college resources (i.e., DRC, MCS, Title IX, CARE team, Trio,) in the implementation of their support of students.
  • Engages in team and consensus building among faculty and staff.
  • Provides culturally-competent mentoring and leadership to faculty and staff, including in resolving issues inside and outside the department.
  • Develops and leads in creating a collaborative and inclusive climate for fulfilling division and college objectives.

Resource Management for the Division:

  • Establishes and monitors resource priorities, allocations and protocols.
  • Establishes and monitors strategic enrollment management to achieve maximum efficiency in revenue generation.
  • Monitors allocated budget and advocates for resources to fulfill division priorities and initiatives.
  • Provides reports for space allocation planning for programmatic needs and mission fulfillment.
  • Provides feedback to upper administration regarding facilities, space, time and financial priorities.

College Governance:

  • Contributes to college-wide initiatives, internal partnerships, and collaborations.
  • Leads implementation of college initiatives within division.
  • Represents Office of Instruction and division in governance councils, committees, and task forces

Curriculum Oversight:

  • Supports curriculum development for the maintenance of curriculum currency and relevancy.
  • Utilizes the Curriculum Approval Committee protocols to approve, modify or reject curriculum proposals for quality control.
  • Collaborates with transfer universities in establishing and maintaining articulation agreements and direct transfer agreements.
  • Monitors faculty currency in curricular expertise.
  • Establishes quarterly course schedules to optimize efficiencies and fulfill student need.

Community Relations:

  • Represents the division and the college in community outreach events.
  • Serves on K-12 advisory committees, business-related task force, or others as appropriate.
  • Engages in fundraising as appropriate.
  • Recruits community partners for experiential learning resources, program advisory committees, student mentoring programs, etc.

Qualifications/Core Competencies

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Three to five years’ experience with managing complex and diverse organizational units with competing needs.
  • Two years of experience teaching in a higher education setting.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Work experience that shows effective and productive management, interpersonal, communication, collaboration and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience in addressing disproportionate impact and equity issues in the higher education environment.
  • Experience in leading and bringing together people of diverse backgrounds in an inclusive manner.
  • Ability to interpret complex program and administrative policies.
  • Experience with budgetary processes and financial statements.
  • Experience or background in instructional design and/or curriculum development.

Special Instructions

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Application must include the below to be considered complete. Only applications that provide all requested information will be considered complete and will be screened for the position.

  • Complete an online Application (note that stating “See Resume” on any section of the online Application will be deemed incomplete)
  • Attach a Position/Vision Statement
  • Attach a Resume
  • Attach a Diversity Statement that addresses the following: Please provide specific examples of how your educational and/or professional experiences, background or philosophy demonstrate your commitment to diversity and equity, and how these prepare you to contribute to Bellevue College (max 2 pgs)
  • Attach a copy of academic transcripts (unofficial transcripts may be submitted – official transcripts required upon employment)