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Community Colleges of Spokane


PO Box 6000, MS 1001
Spokane, WA 992176000

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Job Category: Education

Employment: Full Time

Salary: $72,965 Annually



Listing Expires: June 28, 2019

Job Description:

Assistant Dean for People Accessing Careers and Education (PACE)

SALARY: $72,965.00 Annually

OPENING DATE: 05/31/19

CLOSING DATE: Continuous



Please be aware that this recruitment closes at 4:00 p.m. PST. The application process will not be available after this time. To ensure consideration make sure your application is completed and submitted as soon as possible. Applications will only be accepted prior to 4:00 p.m. on the closing date.

This recruitment is open until filled. The committee has set the priority review date as July 1st, 2019. To ensure consideration of your application, please submit your application as soon as possible.

The Community Colleges of Spokane is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual for the position of Assistant Dean in the Adult Education Division at Spokane Community College.

We are seeking a passionate, visionary leader to guide the People Accessing Careers and Education (PACE) Services. The person in this position directs the work of a vibrant, diverse, flexible team of faculty, staff, and exempt professionals who support a unique group of students who have cognitive, physical, sensory or psychiatric disabilities. We are looking for someone with a passion for working with students with cognitive, physical, sensory or psychiatric disabilities, who will provide innovative programming, including employment and community inclusion to help our students achieve independence, employment and ongoing education.

Under direction from the Dean of Instruction for the Adult Basic Education (ABE) Division, this position is responsible for the administration of People Accessing Careers and Education (PACE) and its associated programs (SEER, College to Career, PACE Academy, PACE Colville, and Ready) and establishing new programs. Supervise personnel and direct activities ensuring continual improvement of the division and student success.



  • Provide administrative leadership and oversight of the PACE programs. The position is responsible for office management; course and staff scheduling in coordination with faculty Department Chair and registration processes; and oversees the collection and dissemination of statistical data needed for accreditation, grants, reports, proposals, and budgets. *
  • Provide leadership in the development and revision of PACE program curriculum and instructional delivery systems. *
  • Participate in meetings to ensure positive inter- and intra-agency communications and collaborations regarding PACE Services and program initiatives; and represent the programs at local and state meetings as required. *
  • Have administrative authority for budgets associated with the PACE and SEER programs. Coordinate with Fiscal Operations Manager on state and federal grants budgets, particularly "braided" funds. *
  • Provide leadership in seeking non-state funding for support of program(s) educational needs throughout the service area; partner on new grant and contract initiatives. *
  • Supervise (e.g. recruit, select, train, schedule, evaluate, discipline and respond to grievances) faculty, professional exempt, and classified personnel. Adhere to the faculty Master Contract, classified bargaining agreement/rules, and all district rules and regulations ensuring efficient operations and student success; handle questions and disputes regarding contracts and instructor workloads. *
  • Inform and educate staff about behavior and performance expectations, provide timely and accurate feedback regarding performance, and ensure performance and behavioral problems are corrected promptly and effectively. *
  • Participate in screening and tenure review committees for full-time faculty hiring consistent with negotiated agreement and district procedures. *
  • Manage SCC's PACE Services programs that include Adult Basic Education (ABE) educational programs; and SCC's rural programs, ensuring students are properly served while maintaining compliance with program guidelines. Develop new programs as appropriate. *
  • Communicate all PACE Service objectives and guidelines to faculty and staff to ensure all state and federal requirements are met. Communicate program objectives and services available to the public and participants. *
  • Ensure all grant and contract standards and guidelines and CARF Accreditation Standards are met. *
  • Schedule instructors, staff, and all SCC PACE Services components to include instructional, employment, assessment and accreditation requirements. *
  • Ensure proper documentation is maintained and oversee Spokane County, DVR, High School, and Behavioral Health contract requirements. *
  • Write interagency reports on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis. *
  • Support and advance the CCS strategic plan, and perform other duties as assigned. *

'*' Indicates this is an essential duty




  • An earned Master's degree from an accredited institution.
  • Three years of experience with an emphasis on working with adults with significant obstacles to employment and educational opportunities in an educational setting.
  • Ability to collect and analyze data to forecast national, state, and local trends in basic skills.
  • Excellent communication skills both orally and in writing.
  • Experience which demonstrates leadership in instruction and curriculum development and instructional delivery systems.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with employees, faculty, students, and members of the public.
  • Ability to work with ease in a diverse environment.
  • Ability to use computerized information/software relevant to the position.
  • Ability to work occasional evening and/or weekend hours.
  • One year experience with supervision, budgets, and educational oversight.
  • Teaching experience.
  • Acceptance of the responsibility to promote the welfare and best interests of students at all times.
  • A demonstrable understanding and acceptance of the mission, values, goals and objectives of CCS.
  • The ability to perform assigned duties in a manner consistent with applicable laws, regulations and goals of the institution, community and technical college system.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering and supporting a teaching, learning and working environment that honors diversity, equity and inclusion.




  • Leadership of faculty and staff in higher education setting.
  • Three years teaching experience.
  • Administrative experience in basic skills.
  • Experience with disability related issues, trends, and best practices.

* TOTAL COMPENSATION: $96,442 - $100.003.
Total compensation is an estimate based upon base compensation, current employer-paid health and related benefit contribution rates and median retirement fund contributions. The actual total will vary depending upon each employee's enrollment choices.

Person hired must be able to provide acceptable documentation of U.S. Citizenship or lawful authorization to work in the United States. This is an absolute condition of employment. An offer of employment will not carry with it any responsibility or obligation on the part of the District to sponsor an H1-B visa. In addition, the Community Colleges of Spokane maintains a drug-free work environment and prohibits all smoking in the college buildings and state-owned vehicles. Must be able to successfully work in and promote a multicultural work and education environment. 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.




  • Work is performed in an office environment which is adequately heated and ventilated.
  • Work is sedentary in nature.
  • Frequent use of computer and exposure to terminal screens in performing work assignments.
  • Visual focus and strain.
  • Work involves constant interruptions and requires the ability to answer on demand questions by phone, in person or electronically.
  • Work directly with staff.
  • Frequent repetitive hand/wrist motions and finger manipulation.
  • Frequent oral and auditory communication with others.




  • Contract 12 month position
  • Position is exempt from Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Requires criminal background check
  • Ability to travel locally as well as regular out-of-town travel
  • If using personal vehicle for travel proof of driver's license and car insurance required

To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required competencies and submit a complete application packet, which includes the following:



  • CCS online application.
  • Cover letter addressing your qualifications as applied to the responsibilities of this position. *
  • Comprehensive resume. *
  • Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references.*
  • College transcript(s) * - unofficial/copies of transcripts are acceptable for initial application, official copies must be submitted upon acceptance of job offer.

NOTE: All of the above are required to ensure your consideration for this position. The item(s) marked with an asterisk are required attachments to your application prior to submission.

Community Colleges of Spokane does not discriminate in its programs, activities and employment on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, marital status, pregnancy, parental status or families with children, status as a mother breastfeeding her child, AIDS/HIV or hepatitis C, honorably discharged veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, use of trained guide dog or service animal by a person with disability, genetic information or any other legally protected category. Please direct all inquiries regarding compliance with access, equal opportunity and/or grievances to the Chief Administration Officer, Community Colleges of Spokane, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., PO Box 6000, MS 1004, Spokane WA 99217-6000 or call 509-434-5037; WA Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS) 1-800-833-6384 or 7-1-1.