Dean of Academics (F/T, 12 months)
OPENING DATE: July 5, 2019
REVIEW DATE: July 22, 2019
CLOSING DATE: Open until filled
START DATE: ASAP or 2 weeks after acceptance
LOCATION: NWIC Main Campus
SALARY: $70,000 Max DOE
SUPERVISOR: Vice President of Instruction and Student Services
The salary placement upon hire will be based on the selected candidate’s education and relevant work experience as outlined in the job announcement and the established salary schedule for the classification of position to be filled.
Northwest Indian College hiring practices include adherence to the Indian Preference Act (Title 25, U.S. Code, Section 473). NWIC supports and provides equal opportunity employment and educational opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information.
SCOPE OF WORK
The Dean of Academics oversees academic programs, including supervising the Department Chairs of the Bachelor degree programs and Associate Dean of Two-Year Programs, which includes curriculum, assessment and program review, academic policy and processes, faculty appointments and evaluations, and academic budget planning. Under the direction of the Vice President of Instruction and Student Services, the Dean also works collaboratively with the Dean of Student Life and the Dean of Indigenous Education, along with Enrollment Services to ensure consistency between curriculum offerings, academic goals, academic policy and processes, faculty hiring and evaluation, admission and student policies, academic calendar, accreditation compliance, and other interrelated aspects, as well as student success and retention.
The Dean’s leadership will be informed by the College’s Mission, Vision, NWIC beliefs and values, and Strategic Plan. The Dean will support the College’s beliefs and values including, Səla-lexw: Our Strength comes from the old people. From them we receive our teachings and knowledge and the advice we need for our daily lives; Schtəngəxwən: We are responsible to protect our territory. This means that we take care of our land and water and everything that is on it and in it; Xwləmi-chosən: Our culture is our language. We should strengthen and maintain our language; Leng-e-sot: We take care of ourselves, watch out for ourselves and love and take care of one another; Xaalh: Life Balance/Sacred. The ideal candidate will have exceptional communication, relationship building, and interpersonal skills, and will have in depth understanding of the Coast Salish communities. The candidate must be well respected and rooted in the Coast Salish community to work collaboratively and respectfully with other key Tribal Nations, including the Pacific Northwest Tribes in the College’s service area.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Administrative and Leadership Responsibilities:
In accordance with the College's policies and procedures, this position will supervise a variety of staff and faculty members including, but not limited to: Department Chairs of Four-Year degree programs, Associate Dean of Two-Year Degree Programs, Director of Extended Campus Sites, Workforce Education, E-Learning/Distance Education, Library services, and Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Institute. Other duties may include supporting interns, work study students, and any other additional staff that may be included in the daily functions associated with the academic areas of the College. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED to perform this position successfully:
Must have a current driver’s license and a driving abstract that meets employer qualifications for insurability as well as the ability to travel on occasion.
Other Skills and Abilities:
Interested individuals should submit the following application materials directly to the NWIC Human Resources Office only.
The job announcement and application forms are available online at www.nwic.edu/jobs or may be requested from and submitted directly to:
Northwest Indian College
2522 Kwina Road
Bellingham, WA 98226-9278
Telephone/Fax: (360) 392-4230