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Portland Community College
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Dean of Academic & Career Pathways for Academic Foundations, Essentials & Gateways (Pathway Dean)Requisition IDreq986DepartmentAcademic Affairs LeadersCampusSoutheast Campus Employment TypeAdministrative-Full TimeBest Consideration Date11/12/2021Position SummaryThe college is seeking a collaborative transformational leader who will effectively navigate a large multi-campus environment during a time of organizational change. Under the direction of the Associate Vice President of Academic & Career Pathways, the Dean of Academic & Career Pathways for Academic Foundations, Essentials & Gateways will lead a team of managers to provide integrated delivery of precollege, entry level, and transfer courses and programs (organizational chart linked here). The programs/ disciplines in this administrative area include; Adult Basic Education, College Success, English Speakers of other Languages, Reading, Writing, English, and Math at all levels. Due to the diversity of programs within this pathway, this position is central to strengthening the bridges between academic programs and forging relationships with other pathways and with external partners in an effort to create a smooth transition for students as they progress with their educational and life goals. This leader will be expected to create collaborative spaces within and between pathways. As the college continues to move to a one-college model focused on equity (from the campus-based model), this leader will be expected to support this culture shift in a way that is inclusive to all employee groups through a ground-up process where both broad and specialized best practices for all the pathway areas are defined and actualized. The successful candidate will have direct experience with and strong knowledge of best practices in designing and implementing initiatives to address equity and opportunity gaps and completion in the programs this administrative area serves and doing so in a collaborative way.

This position will be responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating equitable student success in precollege, transfer, and supportive math and writing programs with faculty and managers aligned with retention and equitable student success metrics. For more information, please visit our YESS (Yes to Equitable Student Success) information page.

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 for both students and employees. A successful candidate will be able to showcase examples of collaborative leadership for developing culturally responsive and inclusive services designed to improve equitable educational outcomes for community college students, faculty, and staff.

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:

  • Demonstrates awareness of one’s own cultural background and how it influences perceptions, values, and practices and engages in the way they shape their relationship to students and staff
  • Willingness to lead by example and to work collaboratively with others to promote a culture where prejudice, discrimination, and racism that impacts students and staff at the interpersonal, intergroup, and institutional levels are disrupted
  • Experience and understanding of working with all stakeholders (management, faculty, classified, external partners, etc.) to create feedback loops, showing how they engage in active listening and how decisions were impacted by feedback from stakeholders and whenever possible, allowing those most affected to democratically have a vote to decide the course of action
  • Experience building and leveraging a strategic network of community connections and stakeholders
  • Demonstrated facility with using quantitative and qualitative data for decision-making, planning, implementing and making continuous improvement for operations, programming, procedures, and services
  • Strong understanding of community college students and how the programs in this area can serve to develop equitable outcomes and a sense of belonging for students
  • Experience with innovative strategies to align systems and programs that shape the student experience toward shared, student-focused goals
  • Several years of classroom experience with an inclusive, student-centered approach
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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