Director - Education Alt Route Program


Eastern Washington University seeks a full time Director for our Department of Education Alternate Route Programs.

This full time exempt position is responsible for managing Eastern's Alternative Route Program (“Transition to Teaching”) which is designed for career changers and for individuals already working in the school system who want to transition to full-time teaching. Participants who hold a bachelor's degree and who desire to pursue a career in teaching are also eligible to participate in Alt Route.

This position is responsible for all phases of the program, including recruiting students, overseeing admissions, student retention, and transitioning students into their first teaching assignments post-graduation. Alt-Route students will have flexible course options and routes through the program. They may also require additional supports for success as compared to more traditional undergraduate and post-bac candidates.

Screening will begin on 08/13/18. All materials will be held in strictest confidence; references will not be contacted until candidates have been notified.

About Eastern Washington University

Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to Eastern's Cheney campus, we also offer our Riverpoint campus in Spokane, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.

Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

Conditions of Employment

This project exempt position has an expected end date of June 30, 2020. If funding is available beyond this date the position may be extended.



Required Qualifications:
  • Degree from an accredited institution that meets at least one of the following criteria:
    —Master's in Education
    —Bachelor's in Education plus a Master's in another field
    —BA/BS and Master's in other fields plus K-12 teacher or principal certification
  • Experience as a teacher or administrator in a K-12 system; prefer experience within Washington State gained within the past five years
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, students, external parties from diverse backgrounds, including diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Demonstrated successful experience overseeing program operations
  • Demonstrated skills in communications, problem solving, risk management, collaboration, planning, administration, and organization
  • Must have a valid Driver's License and access to a personal vehicle for occasional local travel to meetings as needed
  • Demonstrated ability to apply a culturally responsive and flexible approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal access, of our students, faculty, staff, and the public.


Preferred Qualifications:
  • University, college or professional teaching, administrative or professional training experience
  • A record of successfully leading a program within a complex, multifaceted organization
  • Teaching experience with diverse populations and/or in rural settings
  • Knowledge of database or data systems software, use, management, and reporting


Other Skills and Abilities:
  • Flexibility
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Time Management
  • Attention to Detail




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