Dean, Corrections Education

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Job TitleDean, Corrections EducationJob Description

The Dean will oversee the administration of Cedar Creek and Garrett Heyns Corrections Center Education Programs located at the Cedar Creek Correction Center in Littlerock and the Washington Corrections Center in Shelton, in accordance with the College’s mission, goals and objectives and in compliance with the State Board of Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) and the Department of Corrections (DOC) policies and procedures.

Essential Duties Summary

This position reports to the Vice President of Instruction and exercise independent judgment and discretion in the administration of corrections education. The incumbent has direct responsibility for the planning, organizing, scheduling, implementing and evaluating the following day, evening, and outreach instructional programs, courses (curriculum), and educational services:

•Testing Center
•Construction Trades Apprenticeship Preparation Program (CTAP)
•Youthful Offender Program (OSPI)
•Reception Diagnostic Center (RDC)
•Washington 45 Academic Core
•Navigational services
•Computer lab
•Pell Grant

The position requires substantive knowledge of DOC policies and procedures as well as educational programs offered, including those mandated by the DOC.

Additional responsibilities include:

•Supervision of accurate records and reports in accordance with State and Federal laws and college and DOC policies.
•Development of, recruitment for, and retention of students enrolled in educational programs within the corrections facility in collaboration with DOC and the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC).
•Implementation of Pell Grant funded programs (i.e.2nd Chance Pell) at Cedar Creek Correction Center and potentially at the Garrett Heyns Education Center in coordination with main campus Vice President of Student Services, student services staff, and instructional deans, and faculty.
•Supervision of staff and faculty, scheduling of instructor/staff workload, oversight of quarterly and annual schedule development.
•Budget development and management, contributing to College and instruction strategic planning.
•Providing information on the efficacy of Corrections Education to stakeholders.
•Oversight of extensive and accurate program information that is provided to potential students, the public, representatives of agencies and other educational institutions.
•Researching and writing for external funding (includes implementation and monitoring of outcomes and budget expenditures for any grant projects received).

•Coordinate departmental Advisory Board.
•Maintain vocational certification.
•Provide leadership for the departmental staff and faculty.
•Work as a collaborative team member on the Cedar Creek Executive Leadership Team, WCC executive Leadership Team, Centralia College leadership and committees, and state wide groups.
•Other duties as assigned by the Vice President of Instruction.

Required Qualifications

•A Bachelor’s degree;
•Three years’ experience in a corrections or educational setting; and
•Three years’ administrative experience including supervision, budgeting, and planning.

Preferred Qualifications

•A Master’s degree in Education, Management, Criminal Justice, or a closely related field.
•Experience with Washington state community & technical college system and/or Department of Corrections.
•Strong organizational skills.
•Excellent verbal, listening, and written communication and customer service skills.
• Demonstrated ability to maintain a positive attitude and work ethic, even during periods of high activity and stress.
• Bilingual especially in Spanish and English.
• Demonstrated ability to work well with a variety of people and values diversity.
• Awareness of own cultural values and biases.

Physical DemandsSpecial Conditions for Eligibility

The successful candidate must successfully complete Department of Corrections CORE Training and adhere to all Department of Corrections rules, policies, and procedures.

This is a full-time, exempt position. The salary range is $91,300 – $95,605 depending on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. The state of Washington provides a comprehensive benefits package for state employees. The position may participate in the TIAA/CREF retirement system.

If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work.

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.

The Screening Committee will begin priority review on July 25, 2019. Position is open until filled.

EEO Statement

Centralia College has a strong institutional commitment to the principles of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we strongly urge all qualified applicants, especially people of color, persons of disability, women, and disabled and Vietnam era veterans, to apply. Centralia College is an Equal Opportunity employer.

It is the policy of Centralia College to assure equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, age (over 40), religion, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or status as a disabled or Vietnam-era veteran.

Centralia College does not discriminate in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. Designated Title II, VI, VII, IX, Section 504, ADA compliance officer: Vice President for Human Resources and Legal Affairs, Hanson Hall Room 101, Centralia College, 600 Centralia College Blvd, Centralia WA 98531-4099, (360)623-8943.

The Human Resources Office is accessible for persons with disabilities. Those who need disability accommodation in the application/employment process, please call (360)623-8943.

FLSASalary GradeDOQ/DOESalary$91,300 - $95,605 anually Posting Detail Information

Posting NumberAS229POpen Date06/28/2019Close DateOpen Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions to ApplicantsSupplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please describe the attributes that will make you a strong candidate for this position

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * We strive to employ individuals who possess the skills necessary to effectively interact with a diverse population of students and staff at Centralia College. Our effort is to create a climate that recognizes, respects, and celebrates differences. Describe what diversity means to you?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity (i.e., The Olympian)?

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Documents Needed To ApplyRequired Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Letter of Recommendation 2
  3. Letter of Recommendation 3
  4. Other Misc. Documents




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Posted: 7/26/2019
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