Western Washington University
The Associate Dean works closely with the Dean, Department Chairs, Program Directors, Faculty and Staff to manage the internal operations of the College, which is made up of an engaged community of 80+ faculty, 40+ staff members in four departments, several off-campus program sites, and four related centers. The Associate Dean reports to the Dean and serves as Acting Dean in the absence of the Dean. This is a full time 12-month appointment.
College-wide initiatives to support student, staff, and faculty and success
- Provide leadership to advance and develop diversity and inclusion initiatives to support student, staff, and faculty success.
- Engage in strategic thinking and planning with support services staff and supervise their ongoing program operations.
- Coordinate faculty, staff, student awards/scholarships, and professional development.
- Assist with processing student grievances, complaints, and academic integrity resolutions.
Academic program administration and development
- Coordinate and oversee College-level initiatives to support program quality and continuous improvement.
- Coordinate the curriculum approval and scheduling processes.
- Oversee College-wide data collection and reporting for state approval and national accreditation, for partner organizations, and for program use.
- Coordinate with Departments of other Colleges that work with Woodring teacher education programs.
- Interact with local school districts, community organizations, and state government agencies.
- Work with department chairs and Operations Manager to identify priorities and resource needs for course schedules and enrollment management, including summer session.
- Provide leadership for off-campus programs.
- Represent the Dean’s Office on a variety of activities at the College and University level.
- Engage in special projects assigned by the Dean, including grant writing.
- Assist the Dean with private sector fundraising and foundation activities.
- Oversee college policy, procedures and governance documents and revise to respond to emerging needs.
- Periodic opportunities to teach if desired.
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A cover letter and curriculum vitae are required and should address your experience related to the position responsibilities, specifically addressing each of the required and preferred qualifications.
The Woodring College of Education’s strategic plan explicitly calls attention to the priority of, “Recognizing historical and contemporary inequalities, we pursue practices that honor diversities and promote social justice to and for equity.” Given this importance, please include a 1-2 page separate statement on your vision and successes related to inclusion and equity.
Also required are the names and contact information for three professional references.
Closing Date Notes
Application review begins December 15; position is open until filled.
Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU’s Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay); firstname.lastname@example.org
WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).
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All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires.
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