Brier, Snohomish County / Lynnwood, Snohomish County
Apr 11, 2014
Executive Administration Jobs


Invites applications for the position of:



SALARY:   $88,398 annually

OPENING DATE:   February 25, 2014

EXTENDED CLOSING DATE:   April 28, 2014 at 6:00 pm Pacific Time

DESCRIPTION:   The Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences works closely with and under the supervision of the Executive Vice President for Instruction and is guided by the divisions’ core values (see below) to ensure that instructional services are of high quality, effective for student learning, and responsive to the college, our community and to the transfer institutions of Washington State. The Dean builds alliances with campus and community stakeholders that facilitate strategic collaboration, transparent communication, and creative problem-solving.

Under the general direction of the Executive Vice President for Instruction, the Dean oversees administrative functions, such as management of the division and department budgets, annual and quarterly class schedule development, FTEF management, faculty assignments, faculty and staff supervision and evaluation. The Dean is expected to be an ally with and advocate for all faculty, both full and part time, and for faculty-led initiatives and concerns. In addition, the Dean provides leadership and facilitation in the development of new courses and programs, works as a transfer liaison with four-year institutions, and contributes to institutional planning through the program review and institutional effectiveness processes. The Dean represents the divisions in institutional activities, such as service learning, community-based research, and honors programs, works with colleagues from other educational organizations, businesses, and community organizations, and assumes other institutional responsibilities and projects, as assigned by the Executive Vice President for Instruction. The Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences collaborates with the Arts, Culture and Civic Engagement (ACCE) initiative at Edmonds Community College and supports offerings in arts, culture and civic engagement for the students of the college and for the community in collaboration with various departments, programs and community partners.

The Humanities Division includes the following departments: Art, Communication Studies, English, Humanities, Journalism, Modern Languages, Music, Photography, and Visual Communications. The Social Sciences Division includes Anthropology, Diversity Studies, Economics, Geography, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Social Science, and Sociology. The Dean liaises among students, faculty, and critical stakeholders, in accordance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), in addressing and resolving situations of concern.

The Dean is guided by the following core values of Edmonds Community College to administer the Humanities and Social Sciences Divisions:

Collaboration and Communication

  • We promote respectful collaboration, communication, and interaction among students and employees.
  • We develop and maintain a safe, healthy, and professional environment that fosters creativity, innovation, learning, and personal growth.

Responsibility and Accountability

  • We manage our resources with efficiency and integrity to ensure the long-term health of the college.
  • We infuse sustainable and transparent practices throughout all aspects of the college's operations and programs.

Innovation and Creativity

  • We continuously seek opportunities to improve the quality of our lives, the college, our community, and the world.
  • We explore, create, and evaluate in order to improve.

Diversity, Respect, and Inclusion

  • We celebrate the individuality and diversity of our students and colleagues, as well as the diversity of our college, community, nation, and world.
  • We require equity and mutual respect.

This is an exempt position reporting to the Interim Executive Vice President for Instruction.

For information on how to apply, please see Application Procedures and Required Documents, below.


  • Master’s degree in one of the disciplines in the divisions or equivalent education and experience.
  • Two years, or equivalent, of full-time teaching experience in higher education.
  • Leadership experience with diverse constituencies.


  • Advanced degree in one of the disciplines in the divisions or equivalent education and experience.
  • Recent administrative or leadership experience, preferably at a community college.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead in a teamwork environment.
  • Ability to use a personal computer and knowledge of basic office and administrative software applications.
  • Project management experience.
  • Proficiency in budget development and management; grant oversight and reporting.
  • Interpersonal skills and collaborative leadership style.
  • Commitment to a diverse educational and work environment.
  • Program development and assessment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with community partners such as K-12 school districts, transfer institutions, business and agencies.
  • Experience working in or with collective bargaining.


  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Independent and self-motivated working style.


Work is typically performed in an office setting.  The ability to use a personal computer is necessary. 


The salary is $88,398 annually for a 12-month work schedule, based on the current administrative/exempt salary schedule.  The college also provides an excellent benefits package.


  • You must document your citizenship or employment authorization within three days of hire.
  • All new positions are contingent upon funding.


All applicants must apply online.  No paper submissions or emailed materials will be accepted.  Your online application must include the following documents in order to be complete.  They can either be attached as separate documents or pasted into the online application itself.

  1. Responses to supplemental questions (part of the online application).  (These questions reflect the required and preferred qualifications and are used in the screening process.  Please provide thorough responses.)
  2. Cover letter.
  3. Current resume.
  4. Two current letters of recommendation. (If you have these letters, please attach them to your online application. If they are presently unavailable, do not send them to us. Bring them with you if you are contacted for an interview.)
  5. Names and contact information for three additional references.
  6. For veterans’ preference, please scan and attach your DD214 form.

To apply, go to and click on Current Job Openings.


Edmonds Community College is a comprehensive, public two-year institution of higher education that provides Transfer; Professional Technical; Adult Basic Education/High School Completion/English as a Second Language; and Continuing Education programs to approximately 20,000 unique students every year. Based on fall 2012 enrollment numbers, it is the third largest community college in the state of Washington. In 2012, Edmonds CC celebrated 45 years of service on its 50-acre campus in Lynnwood, Washington. 

On average the college serves more than 11,000 students each quarter, with approximately 40% enrolled in Transfer, 30% in Professional Technical, 25% in Pre-college/Developmental Education, and 5% in Continuing Education programs. Students range in age from 16 to 70+, with an average age of about 30. About 33% of students are of color. Of new students at the college, about 45% work full- or part-time and nearly 30% have children or other dependents in their care. More than 1,200 international students from approximately 74 countries attend the college; however, about 80% of all students live within an eight miles radius of the campus. In addition, nearly 40% of all students take at least one online or hybrid class.

Edmonds Community College is an Achieving the Dream College that has made a strong institutional commitment to student success, retention and completion.  More about Edmonds Community College’s mission, themes and core values can be found here.



Edmonds Community College is an equal opportunity employer and assures equality of treatment in educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (gender), disability, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, veteran status, or genetic information.  Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the recruitment process may call 425-640-1470 or email and accommodations will be made to the extent reasonably possible. The Human Resources Office is accessible to persons with disabilities.