Dean of the School of Education
Dean of the School of Education
Trinity in Washington, a comprehensive university enrolling 2,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs, seeks a strong leader for the School of Education. Trinity seeks a visionary educational leader who will work with a dynamic faculty in developing curricula and programs aligned with the changing demands for high quality teacher education, school leadership, counseling and human service professionals in the Washington region and nationally. Trinity’s School of Education has a distinctive emphasis on social justice, in keeping with Trinity’s historic institutional mission as a Catholic institution of higher education; the dean must be a strong advocate for social justice in education and social services. The current degree programs in the School of Education include the M.A.T., M.Ed., M.S.A. and M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling. The School of Education has NCATE (now CAEP) accreditation and is in self-study for a new round of CAEP review, and also, the Counseling Program is in candidacy for CACREP accreditation.
With the faculty in the respective programs, the dean is responsible for overseeing development of curricula and pedagogies that will ensure excellent professional outcomes for the graduates of Trinity’s Education programs. The dean will cultivate strong and effective partnerships with regional K-12 schools and systems (private, charter, public) and other educational and human service organizations, as well as the relevant regional public officials and private leaders. Establishing effective partnerships with major funders is an additional expectation. The dean must be able to be a visible participant in the major conversations in Washington about school reform, teaching effectiveness and assessment, the future of K-12 education and social services for families and children, and the development of public policies around these topics
The dean is also responsible to recruit, retain and develop faculty capacity, both full-time and adjunct; to oversee the management of the routine affairs of the School of Education, including academic advising, clinical placements and supervision, school and agency relationships, accreditation relationships and compliance, and related personnel and policy administration. The dean reports to the provost and works in close cooperation with four other academic deans as well as the senior executive staff and president.
Candidates must present a track record of at least ten years of increasingly responsible administrative experience in higher education, preferably in a school of education, or other similar relevant experience in a nonprofit, educational or governmental agency. Preferred candidates will have collegiate teaching experience, and K-12 experience or professional experience in a human service filed is an advantage. Candidates must have an earned doctorate in a field relevant to the position; terminal degrees in other fields with extensive directly relevant professional experience may be considered.
Candidates must also demonstrate proficiency in writing and oral expression, superior management and interpersonal skills, and a clear commitment to developing cultural competency throughout the team.
Candidates should send a complete c.v. along with a letter of application (no more than 2 pages) addressing how the candidate’s experience and credentials align with this announcement. Finalists will be expected to submit the names of up to five professional references.
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Trinity is dedicated to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its students, faculty and staff. Trinity is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive community and strongly encourages all qualified individuals to apply.