Tacoma Community College is a nationally recognized public community college located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, just south of Seattle. TCC enrolls more than 10,000 students each quarter. The college is creative and engaging - recognized nationally as an Achieving the Dream leader college. TCC was recently honored by the 34-college Washington community and technical college system for the largest improvement in the systems student achievement initiative.
We are seeking innovative leaders for a key faculty and administrative positions.
This position is responsible for enhancing student success, retention and transition at critical junctures in the educational process. This position provides leadership for the development, organization, delivery and evaluation of comprehensive counseling, advising, worker retraining and career services. This position will represent the institution on various committees and taskforces at the state, regional and national level. This position reports to the Vice President for Student Services Administration.
•Build a collaborative team: hiring, evaluating and supervising faculty and staff ensuring appropriate team training, coaching and assignment of responsibility.
•Develop and maintain fiscal and performance accountability for each area.
•Lead a comprehensive counseling, advising, career services and worker retraining program.
•Ensure compliance with accountability standards through the collection, analysis and interpretation of data to make informed decisions.
•Serve as an advocate for student rights and responsibilities.
•Work collaboratively to analyze and strengthen student transition with a focus on transition readiness indicators.
•Facilitate the expansion of prior learning assessment opportunities for students entering the institution with competencies gained through work-based learning.
•Develop, monitor and interpret college policies related to transfer and articulation.
•Draft and develop transfer articulation agreements for the College to support students in gaining credit acceptance upon transfer.
•Oversee curriculum design and course offerings in Human Development departments.
•Represent the institution on various college committees and taskforces as well as those at the state, regional and national level.
•Perform related duties as assigned.
•Masters degree in Education, Student Services, Counseling or closely related field from an accredited college or university.
•Five (5) years’ of experience working in an education, counseling, social service or closely related setting.
•Three (3) years of leadership and supervisory experience in developing and directing the work of a team of professional staff.
•Three (3) years of experience in budget and personnel management.
•Doctorate in Education, Student Services, Counseling or closely related area from an accredited college or university.
•Experience in the development and administration of workforce development curriculum.
•Successful experience working with counseling and advising functions such as transfer advising, career planning, academic counseling and testing.
•Knowledge of current practices in higher education: student learning outcomes assessment, educational technology, online instructional programming.
Conditions of Employment
•Successfully complete a criminal history background check.
The Successful Candidate Must Demonstrate
•A history of innovative, change management.
•Strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with students, faculty, staff and external community partners.
•Commitment to a diverse community.
•Ability to solve problems effectively and quickly.
•Ethics and integrity, and sound professional judgment.
•An appreciation of diversity and the benefits of a commitment to cultural awareness and sensitivity in the workplace.
•Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with students, colleagues and staff representing diverse ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic and learning abilities.
•Commitment to functioning as an effective team member.
•Knowledge of academic and student support activities that promote student learning, orientation to college systems and academic success.
•Knowledge of the principles associated with a learning-centered college.
•Excellent writing and communication skills.
Application Materials & Procedures
Complete application packages must include the following: Application materials must be submitted online through our website.
2. Cover letter, describing how your educational background and experience align with the responsibilities and qualifications.
3. Copies of transcripts for all colleges and universities attended. (Official transcripts will be required for the successful candidate)
4. We strive to employ individuals who possess the skills necessary to effectively educate a diverse population of learners. Our effort is to create a cultural climate that recognizes, respects, and celebrates differences. Please attach a statement (maximum two pages):
A. Expressing your cultural self-awareness,
B. Describing your experiences with other cultures and communities, and
C. Demonstrating how you apply these to the learning/working environment.
All complete applications received by the guaranteed consideration date will be reviewed by a screening committee. Selected candidates will be invited for interview. All documents submitted as a part of your application package become property of the college and will not be returned.
Terms of Employment
This is a full-time exempt administrative position contracted on an annual basis. The salary range for this position is $70,000 -$76,000 annually DOE/DOQ. The salary will be prorated to reflect the actual number of contract days worked in the remainder of the contract year. Flexibility in scheduling is required to meet the needs of the department. Degrees must be from accredited colleges or universities recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and verified by official transcripts.