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Dean of Instruction, Career and Technical Education

Centralia College

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Dean of Instruction, Career and Technical Education



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Centralia College

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About Us

Centralia College is located on a 30-acre campus in the heart of Centralia, Washington and has been serving students in the Lewis County region since 1925. As a comprehensive community college, Centralia College offers academic transfer and workforce programs, as well as adult basic education, ELL, and personal enrichment classes. The college also offers five Bachelor of Applied Science degrees: Information Technology - Application Development, Diesel Technology, Applied Management (Business), Behavioral Healthcare and Teacher Education.

In addition to the main campus in Centralia, Centralia College East in Morton is a smaller site that serves the needs of students in east Lewis County. Since the college is committed to the success of all students, Centralia College also provides educational programs at two corrections centers in southwest Washington - Garrett Heyns Education Center located in Shelton, Washington and the Cedar Creek Corrections Center located in Littlerock, Washington. In addition to Green Hill School in Chehalis, Washington. In total, the college serves more than 7,000 students annually. For more than 90 years, several generations of Lewis County residents have looked to Centralia College for their education and training needs.

For more information on Centralia College and what it can do for you, please call 360-736-9391 or visit www.centralia.edu.

Job Description

This position supports the college mission, vision, goals, strategic plan, and initiatives by providing leadership and oversight of faculty, staff, and resources for Career and Technical Education programs including healthcare (non-nursing) and Industrial Trades including welding, diesel technology, Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)and Electronics, robotics, and automation (ERA).

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervise and evaluate personnel, faculty, staff, and student workers in assigned areas of responsibility and in adherence to negotiated agreements, applicable state and federal laws, accrediting bodies, and college policies and procedures.
  • Assist in the recruiting, hiring, and orienting of staff and faculty in areas of responsibility; chair tenure-track faculty committees; facilitate professional development opportunities for faculty in coordination with the Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) committee and campus-wide training efforts needed for the implementation of Guided Pathways
  • Collaborate with faculty to plan, develop, support, and implement curriculum and instructional activities, including assessment; provide curricular oversight of the assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Monitor and respond to course enrollment and enrollment trends; coordinate with the Director of Enrollment Services on relevant application and admission processes including bachelor’s degrees.
  • Manage financial resources by provide oversight of budget expenditures in assigned areas; collaborate with college administration and stakeholders to equitably utilize college resources; coordinate the acquisition of equipment and supplies for assigned areas as needed.
  • Manage grant development and submittals including but not limited to Carl Perkins and coordinate with other departments regarding additional workforce funding sources; Oversee the submittal of the college’s Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment (CLNA) based on data analysis of local and regional workforce employment needs.
  • Oversee compliance with Washington state and national standards and laws for the assigned program areas as well as any specialized accreditation and certification, including vocational certification; Supervise the maintenance of accurate records and reports in accordance to licensing guidelines for non-nursing healthcare programs.
  • Collaborate with faculty and campus leadership to implement college initiatives that promote student success and improve access for historically underserved populations.
  • Adhere to college policies and accreditation standards; coordinate with faculty to assess, evaluate, and respond to student and program needs to facilitate student success and achieve outcomes.
  • Serve on state and/or national councils and commissions as applicable to areas of responsibility including the Workforce Education Council (WEC) staffed by the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC).
  • Serve actively as a member of Instructional Leadership Team, the President-led Executive Management Team, Institutional Effectiveness, college councils, taskforces, and relevant committees as assigned.
  • Participate and oversee advisory committees in area of responsibility; remain current with the latest developments and promising practices in designated fields. Actively participate with industry to ensure instructional programs are current with industry standards, practices and trends and develop new programs in response to emerging industries.
  • Promote faculty/staff input and communication as part of the decision-making process including course scheduling and program planning.
  • Work with the campus leadership including the director of college relations to ensure that public information regarding applicable CTE programs is accurate, clear, consistent, and accessible; market programs as needed.
  • Collaborate with the Vice President of Instruction instructional deans and directors to meet instructional goals and enhance communication among areas.
  • Communicate effectively, both in writing and verbally.
  • Complete special projects and other duties as assigned by the Vice President of Instruction.


  • Master’s degree in education or a discipline related to one or more areas within the assigned division is preferred
  • Ability to accurately evaluate instructional activities (e.g., programs, courses, and projects), previous experience supervising teachers, and other assigned personal in accordance with research-based, effective pedagogy.
  • Demonstrated experience or participation with persons from historically minoritized backgrounds such as sexual orientation, racial, ethnic, religious, linguistic, gender, age, socio-economic, physical and learning abilities, and a commitment to an inclusive and equitable working/learning environment.
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office, specifically experience creating and editing documents, spreadsheets, and presentations.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail as well as previous experience maintaining accurate records, managing multiple tasks, planning, and organizing work in order to meet changing priorities and deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, work collaboratively, and practice consensus-based decision making.

Conditions of Employment

This is a twelve (12) month per year, full-time administrative professional exempt position. The salary is $101,673 (DOQ/DOE) annually depending on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. The state of Washington provides a comprehensive benefits package for state employees. The position may participate in the TIAA/CREF retirement system.

DEADLINE: The screening committee will begin their first review on January 6, 2023. Position is open until filled.

Annual Salary: $101,673 (DOQ/DOE)

Application Process
Interested candidates may apply by submitting the following items:

  • Online Application
  • Cover Letter that addresses your interest in the position and ability to perform the responsibilities described in this
  • announcement.
  • Detailed résumé of all educational and professional experience that demonstrates how you meet the qualifications.
  • List of at least three professional references with contact information. References are typically contacted after interviews.

Eligibility to Work

If you are hired, you will need proof of Covid-19 vaccination, proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work.

Background Check

Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position.

EEO Statement

Centralia College has a strong institutional commitment to the principles of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we strongly urge all qualified applicants, especially people of color, persons of disability, women, and disabled and Vietnam era veterans, to apply. Centralia College is an Equal Opportunity employer.

It is the policy of Centralia College to assure equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, age (over 40), religion, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or status as a disabled or Vietnam-era veteran.

Centralia College does not discriminate in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. Designated Title II, VI, VII, IX, Section 504, ADA compliance officer: Vice President for Human Resources and Equity, Hanson Hall Room 101, Centralia College, 600 Centralia College Blvd, Centralia WA 98531-4099, (360)623-8943.

The Human Resources Office is accessible for persons with disabilities. Those who need disability accommodation in the application/employment process, please call (360)623-8943.

Jeanne Clery Statement

Notice of Availability of Annual Security Report—Centralia College's Annual Crime/Security Report is available here, containing mandated information about current campus policies concerning safety and security issues, required statistics, and other related information. To obtain a paper copy of the report, please call 360-623-8947.

Title IX Statement

Centralia College is compliant with Title IX best practices. For more information visit, Title IX.


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