Seattle Colleges — Executive Dean – Healthcare and Human Services

Executive Dean – Healthcare and Human Services

Closing Date/Time: Mon. 09/30/19 4:59 PM Pacific Time
Salary: $6,871.75 – $9,489.58 Monthly
$82,461.00 – $113,875.00 Annually

Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Seattle Central College: 1701 Broadway, Seattle, Washington

Position Summary:
*First review of this position is April 26, 2019*

Seattle Central seeks an Executive Dean for Healthcare and Human Services who is excited to support established programs as well as develop new programs that serve diverse student populations. We welcome applicants with the ability to work effectively and collaborate with students, faculty, staff, and colleagues from varied backgrounds in a climate that advances racial equity, promotes multicultural understanding and practice. Seattle Central desires candidates who have demonstrated strong commitment to student learning and success.

The Healthcare and Human Services division embraces integrated learning, diversity, and multiculturalism as essential components in teaching, working, and hiring. As such, a successful candidate will provide leadership and support for innovation and excellence in learning, teaching, assessment, partnerships, and student success. In this role, you will work collaboratively on strategic planning, development and maintenance of relationships with the healthcare and human services industries, oversight for all curriculum, program accreditation and learning standards. Your responsibility will be to respond adaptively and with flexibility to ensure operational effectiveness within the division, across the college and district, and with partners in order to improve faculty and staff capacity across a broad range of division activities and programs. As the senior administrator for the Health Education Center (HEC) located at the Pacific Tower Building, you will be accountable for the implementation of divisional instructional programs and building a diverse team of faculty and staff to successfully support students.

Seattle Central fosters a positive environment for students, faculty, and staff of diverse backgrounds. Diversity is understood in terms of intersectional identities defined by but not limited to culture, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, social class, ability/disability, religion, and age. A successful candidate will be committed to enhancing and supporting students, faculty, and staff and implementing Seattle Central's principles of racial equity and inclusion.

The Executive Dean for Healthcare and Human Services is a full-time, administrative exempt position at Seattle Central College (SCC) within the Seattle Colleges District VI. The Executive Dean reports to the Vice President for Instruction at SCC.


  • A completed Seattle Colleges online application, including complete information for three current references.
  • A cover letter specifically describing how the applicant's mission addresses the essential functions and abilities for this position as listed on the job posting (as an attachment).
  • A current resume or CV detailing education, teaching experience, and relevant professional experience (as an attachment).
  • Supplemental statements to addressing the following (as an attachment addressing both):
    • Please provide examples of how your personal/professional experiences support learners from a broad range of backgrounds.
    • Please describe how you have advanced equity and diversity to eliminate institutional racism.

Seattle 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 identity, age, status as a veteran or disabled veteran, disability, political status, and sexual orientation.

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 but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.

This is a non-represented, civil service exempt position.

Essential Functions:
Ensure student success:

  • Sustain and build a productive, responsive, and pleasant environment with a focus on student success achievement. Create opportunities for students. Provide and develop in others an understanding and awareness of the student population at Seattle Central.
  • Review and analyze enrollment data and implement best practices to increase enrollment, retention, and completion.
  • Work with groups on campus to support student retention, completion, job placement, transition, and transfer.

Personnel Management:

  • Support the hiring and professional development of all faculty, staff, and administrators in Healthcare and Human Services to ensure student success.
  • Commitment to building a diverse team of faculty and staff to serve Seattle Central student population in an enriched environment.
  • Supervise faculty, staff, Directors, Program Managers, and Associate Dean for Healthcare and Human Services. Act as Unit Administrator for faculty. Act in an indirect supervisory role for Student Services staff stationed at the HEC.

Fiscal Management: budgets (over $5 million annually), supplies, equipment, special funding, and enrollment.

Facilities Management at a satellite campus location:

  • Oversee and plan for facility use and programmatic needs.
  • Act as liaison for course schedule development, reports, maintenance issues, security issues, and community partners.

Collaboration across the college and district.

Foster relationships across departments, divisions, colleges, and community partners to promote innovative and responsive teaching and learning.

  • Participate in long- and short- term planning for division, college, and district.

Program Management: Dental Programs – Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting, Respiratory Care, Surgical Technology, Social and Human Services, Applied Behavioral Sciences, Healthcare Services Management, Community Health and Education, Medical Assisting, Medical Assisting Apprenticeship, Sterile Processing, Parent Education, and Early Childhood Education and Family Studies.

  • Work and collaborate for student success through growth, development, and function of Technical Advisory Committees; program accreditation, program approval, and program requisitions.
  • Work with division faculty and staff to ensure high-quality instruction is provided in classroom, laboratory, and clinical environments.
  • Work with faculty, staff, program directors, program managers, students, and the community to provide effective, responsive, quality, and student-centered curricula.
  • Encourage interdisciplinary and interdivisional multicultural learning communities.
  • Grow and develop all healthcare and human services 2-year and 4-year degree programs.

Community Outreach: representing ambassador for healthcare and human services at Seattle Central and the Seattle Colleges.

  • Build and strengthen relationships between college programs, community partners, and area employers
  • Develop internal and external contracts
  • Facilitate affiliation agreements (student internships and externships)

Complete other duties as assigned.

Required Education, Experience & Abilities:
A master's degree relevant to the position.
Leadership experience in higher education or learning institution(s).
Teaching experience in a student-centered learning environment.
Interpersonal Skills – Applicants must be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Proven ability to work cooperatively and promote student success with faculty, staff, administrators, and students to create a positive learning and working environment.
  • Proven ability to support and foster success among students and employees who represent a broad spectrum of academic, professional, and multicultural interests.
  • Proven ability to advocate for students and employees, through creativity.
  • Proven ability to build community in a diverse and complex setting for students, faculty, and staff.
  • A commitment to working in a multicultural and diverse educational setting.

Administrative Experience – Applicants must have experience in the following areas:

  • Budget management, grant acquisition and management, and oversight of other financial matters.
  • Supervision and understanding of contracts and legal issues.
  • Safety and health issues in classroom, laboratory, clinical, and working environments.
  • Accreditation experience.

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