The Vice President of Instruction is the chief academic officer for the Institute for Extended Learning (IEL), reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The Vice President of Instruction is responsible for providing leadership and vision for instructional programs, consistent with Washington State Law, Washington Administrative Code, policies of the district Board of Trustees, and procedures and guidelines established by the district and the Institute for Extended Learning.
*1. Administer IEL instructional programs, increase access to IEL educational programs, and promote student achievement.
*2. For credit instruction provided by the IEL; serve as the chief academic officer in concert with the academic administration of Spokane Falls Community College or Spokane Community College, adhering to inter-institutional agreements.
*3. Serve as the vocational director of the Institute for Extended Learning.
*4. Direct and encourage development of innovative instructional courses, programs, delivery systems and outcomes assessment in collaboration with faculty and staff and forward recommendations to the CEO. Ensure the IEL provides quality education, workforce development, community education, effective use of information technology and distance learning to the communities it serves.
*5. Provide leadership to staff who have delegated authority to supervise and manage the operations of IEL instructional programs and divisions
*6. Administer instructional operating budgets.
*7. Act as an advisor to the CEO concerning instructional and related matters pertaining to the IEL, district, and state community college system.
*8. Responsible for employment recommendations, evaluation, and supervision of assigned administrators, faculty, and classified staff consistent with negotiated agreements and district policies and procedures; appoint members of the screening committee for faculty positions consistent with terms of the Master Contract.
*9. Serve as the lead for the accreditation standards dealing with instruction. Work with faculty, deans, and other key individuals to ensure that credit classes and programs meet the standards of the accredited colleges according to the agreements with the colleges.
*10. Participate in the management and inter-institutional cooperation within the district through membership on district committees.
11. Serve as an active participant and spokesperson for the Institute for Extended Learning and the district in educational, community, and civic organizations in order to strengthen partnerships with business, government, and other academic institutions.
12. Serve as a member of appropriate state and district commissions and committees as assigned by the CEO.
13. Actively foster collaboration among diverse administrative, academic, staff, student, and community populations.
14. May act for the Chief Executive Officer in his or her absence as assigned.
15. Perform related duties as required.
‘*’ Indicates this is an “essential duty” as defined by the Position Description Form on file.
1. An earned Master's degree in an educational field of study or another closely related field from an accredited institution.
2. Three years of successful college administrative or management experience, including fiscal management.
3. Three years teaching experience.
4. Ability to plan, develop, implement, manage and evaluate traditional and nontraditional instructional programs.
5. Ability to represent the institute effectively and productively within CCS, the community and state levels.
6. Knowledge of accreditation requirements.
7. Ability to supervise employees.
8. Ability to work well with instructional administrators, faculty, staff and students in diverse environments.
9. Experience in budget development managing multiple fund sources, financial management, and strategic planning in a complex organization.
10. Ability to analyze data to forecast educational trends.
11. Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to present data clearly.
12. Ability to use computerized information/software relevant to the position.
13. Acceptance of the responsibility to promote the welfare and best interests of students at all times.
14. A demonstrable understanding and acceptance of the mission, values, and strategic plan objectives of CCS and the IEL.
15. The ability to perform assigned duties in a manner consistent with applicable laws, regulations and goals of the institution, and community and technical college system.
16. A demonstrated understanding and value for the contributions that a diverse workforce can make to the success of the organization and the students we serve.
Conditions of Employment
The person hired must be able to provide acceptable documentation of U.S. citizenship or lawful authorization to work in the U.S. This is an absolute condition of employment. In addition, CCS maintains a drug-free work and learning environment and prohibits smoking in all college buildings and vehicles. CCS employees must be able to successfully work in and promote
a multicultural and diverse work and educational environment.
Community Colleges of Spokane does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, or age in its programs, activities or employment. Applications and nominations of individuals who would increase the richness of the district’s diversity are welcomed.
Terms of Employment
Total compensation: $126,643
Total compensation is an estimate based upon base salary, current CCS benefit contribution rates and median retirement contributions. The actual total will vary depending upon each employee's enrollment specifics.
Individuals intersted in this position should succinctly state in a letter of application (three-page maximum) how they meet the qualifications, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities for this position. Applicants also must submit a current resume′ and the names, business and home telephone numbers of five clearly identified references. Applicants from sectors other than higher education should submit comparable references.
Note: References will not be contacted without the applicant’s permission. Copies of academic transcripts are required. Unofficial copies will suffice for initial application, but official transcripts must be submitted if a candidate becomes a finalist.
Applications will be accepted until this position is filled. The search committee will begin reviewing applications Monday, May 24, 2010. Submissions are encouraged before that date to ensure consideration. CCS reserves the right to cancel this recruitment without notice.
Applications should be addressed to the IEL Vice President of Instruction Screening Committee and submitted to:
IEL VP of Instruction Screening Committee
501 N Riverpoint Blvd MS1004
PO Box 6000
Spokane WA 99217-6000
For additional information, contact:
Norm Sievert, District Director Human Resources
501 N Riverpoint Blvd MS1004
PO Box 6000
Spokane WA 99217-6000
Telephone: (509) 434-5031 Fax: (509) 434-5055