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Portland Community College
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Dean of Academic & Career Pathways for Public Services, Education & Social Sciences (Pathway Dean)Requisition IDreq987DepartmentAcademic Affairs LeadersCampusCascade CampusEmployment TypeAdministrative-Full TimeBest Consideration Date11/12/2021Position Summary

The college is seeking an equity centered, collaborative and creative leader who will bring their authentic self, integrity, and enthusiasm to effectively navigate a large multi-campus environment during a time of major organizational change. The Dean of Academic & Career Pathways for Public Service, Education & Social Science will have a deep commitment to fostering racial and social justice, be self-reflective, culturally aware and committed to anti-racist values and leadership practices to disrupt, engage, and reflect on inequitable policies, practices, and systems.

The ideal candidate will have significant experience incorporating a systems perspective of higher education and community college best practices into educational settings. They will develop, incorporate and implement new strategies and practices according to the emerging vision of the pathway and the college. The Pathway Dean will also have direct experience and strong knowledge of best practices for designing or deepening college initiatives to address equitable student success and identify opportunity gaps.

Under the direction of the Associate Vice President of Academic and Career Pathways, the Dean of Academic and Career Pathways for Public Services, Education & Social Sciences (organizational chart here), will lead a team of program deans and other managers and work collaboratively and respectfully with students, faculty and staff to provide an integrated delivery of lower division collegiate and career technical programs.

Portland Community College serves nearly 60,000 full and part-time students across a large and diverse service area, with four campuses and multiple education centers. We are committed to a culture which values belonging, justice, diversity, equity and inclusion. A demonstrated commitment to culturally responsive and inclusive services designed to improve equitable educational outcomes for community college students is required for this position.

See the classification description for additional information:

Candidate ProfileThese qualifications, skills and abilities are critical for success in this position.

Throughout the screening process, you will be evaluated based on the demonstration of these qualifications, in addition to PCC's Leadership Competencies (linked here)

NOTE: In your cover letter, please address how you meet the success criteria below:

  • Strongcultural self-awareness including privilege and positionality. Strongcompetency/ experience providing and guiding responsive services forindividuals and communities with historically marginalized identities and acommitment to racial and social justice.
  • Trackrecord driving change in complex environments and applying innovativeapproaches and initiatives to advance policies, practices and systems that leadto improved and equitable student success outcomes
  • Experiencemanaging and developing multiple people and programs (both Lower DivisionCollegiate and Career Technical Education) with competing and complexpriorities by engaging in active listening and collaboration.
  • Successfulapplication of a collaborative, cross-department, co-creative leadershipapproach to coordinate/engage diverse stakeholders in a dynamic system
  • Experienceco-creating, designing, and sharing transparent assessment and evaluation ofservices/processes and interpreting quantitative and qualitative data forcontinuous quality improvement through the strategic use of culturallyresponsive data.
  • Analyzes systems,policies and practices and commits to continuous program improvement throughthe strategic use of culturally responsive data. Experience working within andbetween various systems, spanning silos, creating interconnections andencouraging opportunities for creativity and collaboration.
  • Co-creator with othermanagement, faculty, staff and students to sculpt a clear vision andcollaborative direction for the pathway based on their prior college teachingand curriculum development experiences as a part time or full-time facultymember, department chair or other role in college administration.

Minimum Qualifications

To be considered, your application must demonstrate these minimum qualifications. (Experience is calculated based on the start and end dates you provide multiplied by the number of hours per week worked).

  • Master’s Degree
  • Eight (8) years of progressively responsible professional experience related to the area of assignment, providing program/project management or program/project coordination
  • Four (4) years of higher education management/supervisory experience

Position GradeOStarting Salary ExpectationsMinimum $105,827 to range midpoint of $129,640. Placement will generally not exceed the mid-point, based on qualifications, experience, and internal equity.Position Grade Salary Range$105827 to $153451 Annual SalaryFTE1PCC Benefits

PCC offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide employees and their families, including domestic partners, with access to a broad range of benefit options. Includes Health, Dental, and Vision options, Group Life, Long-term Disability, Long-term Care, and Auto and Home Insurance programs.

PCC currently fully funds the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS/OPSRP) pension and contributes an additional 6% into the employee's Individual Account Program under PERS/OPSRP. After one year of management or confidential service, PCC also provides a 2% contribution to a 403(b) account for eligible management and confidential personnel. PCC offers a tax deferred annuity program and a deferred compensation program where employees may save additional pre-tax dollars for retirement.

Additionally, PCC provides a tuition waiver for you, your spouse/domestic partner, and dependent children under 24 years of age, as well as partial tuition reimbursement for full-time employees at other accredited institutions.

Paid Leave: (Pro-rated by FTE for Part-Time Employees)
- 14.67 hours of vacation leave per month
- 1 day of sick leave per month
- 11 holidays
- 3 additional personal leave days per year

View a complete list of PCC benefits.

Working Conditions and Physical RequirementsWork environment includes frequent disruptions and changes in priorities. Work is generally performed in an office environment with frequent interruptions and irregularities in the work schedule. Working hours may vary and occasional evening or weekend work is required. Frequent travel to other locations is required. No special coordination beyond that used for normal mobility and handling of everyday objects and materials is needed to perform the job satisfactorily.Background Check RequiredYesPortland Community College complies with the Oregon Veterans' Preference in Public Employment law which provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment. You will be given instructions during the application process to claim Veterans' Preference in the recruitment of this position, and to provide the documents required for verification of eligibility. Please do not send your documentation to the hiring manager directly. For verification of eligibility, please submit the following documentation:

  • Veterans: DD214
  • Disabled Veterans: DD214 and Letter from the Department of VA
Portland Community College is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other protected class.


From training our community's workforce to preparing students for four-year schools to leading the way in educational success and completion, the work we do at Portland Community College today is at the heart of our region's success tomorrow.

As the largest post-secondary institution in Oregon, PCC serves nearly 90,000 full-time and part-time students. We fill a unique role, one that offers high quality education and opportunities for our students, which in turn contributes to the vibrancy of Portland's economic community.

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We welcome your interest in PCC - as a potential student, donor, or community partner. With your support, we can strengthen our region's economy by educating a skilled workforce, prepare students to successfully transfer to four-year colleges and universities, enrich the community through lifelong learning, build a greener workforce while shrinking our carbon footprint, and maintain our responsibility to be a sound financial steward of public dollars.

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