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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: $127,497.00 Annually



Listing Expires: January 21, 2019

Job Description:


SALARY: $127,497.00 Annually

OPENING DATE: 12/17/18

CLOSING DATE: 01/21/19 04:00 PM



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.

The Community Colleges of Spokane is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual for the position of Provost in the Chancellor's Office.

The Provost reports directly to the Chancellor and responsibilities include: providing vision and leadership in advancing the academic and workforce development and basic skills mission of the Community Colleges of Spokane, ensuring compliance with Washington State law, Administrative Code, accreditation guidelines/standards, and established Board/CCS policies and procedures; promoting excellence in academic programming; providing service, consultation and support to the District's colleges and educational units regarding academic issues, student services, institutional research, curriculum development, assessment of learning outcomes and efficiencies in academic-related institutional operations; and serving as academic advisor and executive team member to the Chancellor.



  • Provide district-wide leadership in reaching and maintaining a unified strategic vision for learning across CCS that respects and honors college distinctiveness in providing quality learning and student support service experiences for all students throughout District. Develop consensus around strategic academic and career-technical education distinctions that advances college-level success and quality of programming available to students across District. Work collaboratively to facilitate appropriate resource allocation to learning programs across the district. *
  • Develop, enhance, review, and effectively and efficiently administer academic and student support service policies and programs ensuring a timely decision making process and maintaining compliance with governing rules, regulations, accreditation standards and the District's mission, goals, and strategic plan priorities. *
  • Collaborate with college-level administrations to assist in program "quality control" and relevance to meet changing and emerging industry needs nimbly and effectively, and aligned with strategic planning goals. *
  • Serve as the principal academic advisor to the Chancellor and a member of the executive team. Contribute to the shared vision of CCS by engaging in a collegial relationship with the Presidents/CEO within CCS. *
  • Administer the operations, functions, staff and coordination of activities that support administrative units and their interactions with college personnel in the following areas: Running Start, Academic and Student Services, Continuing Education/Workforce Development, Library and Media Services, International/Global Education, E-Learning (distance education); coordinate the development and administration of the budget for assigned functions. *
  • Supervise, to include selecting, assigning, training, scheduling, evaluating, recommending disciplinary action and adjusting grievances of full/part time classified, professional exempt, and administrative employees, both personally and through subordinate managers. Adhere to collective bargaining agreements, classified rules, and all district rules and regulations governing personnel and student employment at CCS. *
  • Responsible for ensuring assigned faculty/staff adhere to acceptable behavior and performance standards. Demonstrate that assigned faculty/staff have been informed how behavior and performance will be assessed, receive timely and accurate feedback regarding performance, and any observed performance and behavioral problems are corrected promptly. *
  • Develop and maintain articulation agreements between CCS, K-12 and/or four-year institutions of higher education. Consult with colleges regarding related academic initiatives, curriculum, and transfer issues. *
  • Collaborate with college vice presidents and registrars to ensure federal and state compliance with relevant student admissions/financial aid and related duties for the district. Monitor and correct curriculum coding issues, including district-level management of faculty contract workload implementation, requests for adjunct contracts and resolution of course pay types/item number changes before routing to HR Office for payment; Consult with instructional vice presidents and academic deans regarding definitions and reporting, coordination of learning communities, workload category assignment, and schedule construction, implementation and maintenance to ensure equitable and uniform quality of programs and services provided across CCS. *
  • Oversee development and revision to Programs of Study listings, brochure series, Career Planning guides, degree worksheets and related academic advising materials in consultation with instructional administrators and appropriate faculty leadership. *
  • Manage content and revision of CCS Catalog to include developing academic calendars, final exam schedules, related student service transaction dates and general information. *
  • Oversee development, revision and implementation of district student code of conduct, including related process development and implementation, and support the college vice presidents of student services in administering the code and processes. *
  • Serve as the District Title IX coordinator for employment-related complaints and advise/support college coordinators. *
  • Chair Second Seniority Unit application review committee, determine credential qualification for second unit application and advise committee on criteria and standards for approval; Issue notices of award or denial. *
  • Represent the District and participate in meetings. *
  • Establish and provide a district point of contact for Running Start and other dual credit option programs, collaborating with Running Start counselors at SCC and SFCC to ensure coordinated implementation of the program; Oversee preparation, accuracy and issuance of monthly Running Start enrollment reports and provide informational materials to high school and college Running Start contacts. *
  • Coordinate implementation of district workforce education programs and Tech Prep grant with the District Workforce Education Council; Provide staff support for district workforce programs and District Workforce Education Council; Maintain and coordinate Tech Prep web registration system and answers questions regarding cost and transfer of articulated professional/technical credits. *
  • Support and advance the CCS strategic plan, and perform other duties assigned. *

'*' Indicates this is an essential duty




  • A Master's degree in Education Administration or a closely related field from an accredited institution that when combined with experience has prepared the incumbent to successfully perform the responsibilities of this position.
  • Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience as an academic administrator demonstrating the ability to lead and manage a complex academic organization and to work effectively with colleagues.
  • Knowledge and ability to assess and evaluate academic programs and outcomes; lead the accreditation process and maintain accreditation standards, academic support services, curriculum and workload practices ensuring compliance with laws, rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of fiscal management within higher education including establishing budgets and resource allocations.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the use of technology and information systems to support student enrollment, teaching, and learning.
  • Knowledge of student recruitment and outreach methods and enrollment management issues, practices, and trends.
  • Skill in oral and written communication to include effective presentation of complex data; implementing effective and efficient information/software programs.
  • Providing timely consultation and advice to other executives and administrators; utilizing and relevant to the functions assigned.
  • Ability to effectively problem-solve and mediate.
  • Ability to represent CCS effectively and productively throughout the district, community and state levels.
  • Supervisory experience developing, motivating, and evaluating employees.
  • 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.




  • A doctorate degree in Education Administration or another closely related field from an accredited institution.
  • Previous experience in higher or public education organizations.
  • Previous experience as or specific training in Title IX coordinator responsibilities.
  • Previous experience as an academic employee providing instruction or student support services in a higher education environment.
  • Experience at the policy/administration level within a large, multi-unit organization.
  • Experience with development and administration of grants within an institutional setting.

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 a normal, temperature controlled office environment.
  • Work directly with students/clients.
  • Work involves constant interruptions and requirement to answer on demand questions by phone, in person, or electronically.
  • Frequent repetitive hand/wrist motions and finger manipulation.
  • Occasional to frequent change in position from sedentary, standing, stooping and walking.
  • Frequent oral and auditory communication with others.




  • Contract 12 month position
  • Position is exempt from Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Ability to travel locally as well as occasional 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 six professional references (one from a supervisor, one from faculty/staff member, and four from peers).*
  • 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.