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Program Dean, Mathematics

Portland Community College
Rock Creek Campus

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Program Dean, MathematicsRequisition IDreq1467DepartmentAcademic Affairs LeadersCampusRock Creek Campus (covers PCC District)Employment TypeAdministrative-Full TimeBest Consideration Date10/17/2022Position SummaryThe college is seeking a collaborative transformational leader who will effectively navigate a large multi-campus environment during a time of organizational change. This leader will be expected to incorporate higher education and community college best practices into the practices of the administrative area. The Program Dean of Math, will lead a team of dedicated department chairs, faculty, and staff to provide integrated delivery of precollege, transfer, and supportive courses in Mathematics. The successful candidate will have direct experience and strong knowledge of culturally responsive pedagogy and management experience to implement initiatives addressing equity and opportunity gaps in Mathematics.

This recruitment is for a permanent position.

This position, under the direction of the Dean of Academic & Career Pathways for Academic Foundations, Essentials & Gateways (organizational chart); will be responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating equitable student success in precollege, transfer, and supportive math courses with department chairs and faculty aligned with retention, restorative justice practices, and success metrics. For more information, please visit our YESS (Yes to Equitable Student Success) information page at

The position provides an exciting opportunity for a strategic, collaborative, and visionary leader. The official responsibilities are to provide broad administrative direction and leadership in the development, assessment, and maintenance of a quality education program. An extremely important part of this role at Portland Community College is to bring to the administration, faculty, and staff of this program an equity-driven and student-centered passion for teaching and learning. Meaningful collaboration with key stakeholders is one of many opportunities offered in this role.

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 college students is required for this position.

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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.

  • 5+ years of classroom teaching experience, with an inclusive, student-centered, culturally responsive, and restorative approach in order to effectively advocate and assess student learning
  • Strong cultural competency and successful experience providing and guiding responsive services for students, faculty, and staff and those from communities with historical resiliency, including, but not limited to: first generation students, students of color, queer and transgender students, and low-income students
  • 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. Ability to disrupt prejudice, discrimination, and racism that impacts students and staff at the interpersonal, intergroup, and institutional levels
  • A record of implementing initiatives with faculty and staff designed to address equity and opportunity gaps in precollege and gateway courses
  • Experience managing academic programs and successfully applying a collaborative leadership approach to supervision, stakeholder engagement, and driving change by applying innovative approaches to advance policies, practices and complex dynamic systems that lead to improved and equitable student success outcomes
  • Demonstrated facility with using quantitative and qualitative data for decision-making, planning, implementing and making continuous improvement for operations, programming, procedures, and services
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and ability to represent the college in internal and external stakeholder engagement activities

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
  • Five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience related to the area of assignment (Mathematics), providing program/project management or program/project coordination
  • Three (3) years of management experience, including employee supervision, in higher education or in an industry related to the area of assignment

Position GradeNStarting Salary ExpectationsMinimum $99,575 to range midpoint of $121,979. Placement will generally not exceed the mid-point, based on qualifications, experience, and internal equity.Position Grade Salary Range$99575 to $144379 Annual SalaryFTE1PCC BenefitsPCC 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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