Associate Dean of English Language Acquisition, IBEST and Bridge Programs

Renton Technical College

Job Description



This full-time, exempt and overtime exempt position reports to the Dean of College and Career Pathways. This position is responsible for supporting the RTC staff, faculty and day-to-day operation of the English Language Acquisition (ELA), IBEST and Bridge programs offered at Renton Technical College. This position also supports the effective implementation of courses and programs in conjunction with the supervisors, staff and faculty of departments in which students may be enrolled. The priority consideration date is on Friday, July 7th. The position is open until filled.

The posted salary includes the general wage increase for 2023-2024. The annual pay range is between $104,545.00 to $109,545.00. Benefits are listed on our benefits page

Renton Technical College, located southeast of Seattle, has provided quality education in a variety of occupations for over 75 years. Our professional-technical certificate and degree programs offer entry and mid-level training in the areas of allied health, trades and industry, culinary, business, technology and automotive. Our outstanding college & career pathways program with classes in adult basic education, English as a second language, and GED preparation is available to those who need additional preparation prior to entering a training program and for those who simply wish to improve their math and English skills. Career Education and apprenticeships degree’s round out our offerings.

As an Achieving the Dream and an Aspen Institute top 10 finalist in Community College Excellence, RTC is also proud to be a Military Friendly School, serving those who chose to serve. Renton Technical College is committed to increasing its cultural diversity with an emphasis on equity and inclusion among its faculty and staff. The students that we serve come from a variety of backgrounds and are over 60% of color. We strongly encourage members of historically minoritized groups, veterans, and bi- or multi-lingual individuals to apply for this position to help meet the needs of our diverse students and service district.

Key Responsibilities / Essential Functions Include


  • Demonstrate multicultural competence (including an awareness and understanding of historically minoritized populations) and create an educational and work environment that affirms a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Serve as representative to relevant SBCTC organizations, coalitions and partners for programming and goals under the respective shared governance.
  • Ensure that programs remain in compliance with various SBCTC, college, state, and federal requirements.
  • Work with instructional leadership and others to develop course offerings and the corresponding curriculum necessary to meet the contemporary needs of a diverse student population.
  • Establish and implement short- and long-term goals for ELA, IBEST and Bridge programs that align with the college’s mission and core themes.
  • Manage services in a manner that supports overall goals. Oversees daily operations and supervise all staff, faculty and partners.
  • Evaluate staff and faculty performance annually and sets goals with them for the coming year.
  • Collaborate closely with other departments to support the advising, enrollment and retention of students in other college departments’ classes.
  • Support faculty and staff in providing high quality and culturally responsive service and instruction.
  • Support the Dean of CCP in creating, managing the scheduling of classes as needed.
  • Coordinates with other departments for enrollment needs.
  • Support the Management of budgets and purchases.
  • Support the management and resolution any conflict or concerns from students, partners parents that go beyond initial conflict resolution by faculty and staff as appropriate.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


  • Demonstrated leadership or participation in institutional programs with persons from diverse 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.
  • Bachelor’s degree in education, administration, training and development and related field.
  • Three years of instructional, administrative, supervisory, lead or coordinating experience in an educational setting; experience in a community or technical college setting preferred.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, think critically and exercise independent judgment required.
  • Proficient computer skills and knowledge of electronic data base systems, spreadsheets, Word, Outlook and Excel. Previous success learning new computer software programs/platforms required.
  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Ability to work effectively and engage with individuals whose first language is not English.
  • Evidence of ability to clearly, concisely, and effectively communicate with others both in writing and orally.
  • Evidence of ability to facilitate the development and implementation of short- and long-term goals.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail required as well as previous experience maintaining accurate records, managing multiple tasks, and planning and organizing work in order to meet changing priorities and deadlines.
  • Ability to represent the college in a positive and professional manner, while using tact, discretion and courtesy.
  • Speaker of a language in addition to English is preferred– preference for top spoken languages in the RTC service area (Spanish, Vietnamese, Russian, Somali, Chinese).




Work is sedentary in nature and is performed in an office environment which is adequately heated and ventilated. Frequent use of computer and exposure to terminal screens in performing work assignments required.


Terms of Employment


The person hired is required to provide authorization for employment in the United States.

In the interest of providing a healthy, safe and secure educational and work environment, and in order to meet the requirements of federal legislation, it is the policy of Renton Technical College to maintain an alcohol and drug-free workplace for our employees and students.

The person hired is required to provide authorization for employment in the United States. All offers of employment are contingent to background checks, including employment and required degree/credential verification. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment, but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform successfully in the position. Finalists are required to complete the Sexual Misconduct Disclosure form as required under RCW 288.112.080. Post offer, pre-employment criminal background checks are also required.

For questions regarding this position contact

Chelsea Dillon 425-235-6579




2023 Employee Benefits Summary
Eligible employees at Renton Technical College (RTC) receive a generous benefits package in addition to their paycheck, including:

Health Insurance:
Coverage begins the first day of the month following the date of hire. If the date of hire is the first working day of the month, coverage begins immediately. Spouse or same-sex domestic partner, and dependent children are eligible for coverage.

Medical Insurance
Employees pay a portion of their medical care cost through payroll deduction. The employee premium is based on the choice of plan and coverage for lawful spouses, same-sex domestic partners, and dependent children. more information can be found by visiting
2023 Employee Monthly Contribution by Family Tier For questions call 425-235-7861 or E-mail
PEBB Medical Plans
Employee & Spouse
Employee & Child(ren)
Employee & Family

Kaiser Permanente NW Classic

Kaiser Permanente NW CDHP

Kaiser Permanente WA Classic

Kaiser Permanente WA CDHP

Kaiser Permanente WA Sound Choice

Kaiser Permanente WA Value

UMP Classic

UMP Select



UMP Plus-UW Medicine (ACN)
Dental Coverage

Renton Technical College provides dental coverage at no monthly premium cost to the employee. Benefit eligible employees have a choice of dental plans. Options include:
  • Uniform Dental Plan (Preferred Provider Organization -PPO plan) Administered by Washington Dental Service (WDS)
  • DeltaCare (Managed Care Plan) Administered by Washington Dental Service (WDS)
  • Willamette Dental (Managed Care Plan) Administered by Willamette Dental

???????Employees do not pay separate premium for vision coverage; it is covered under the medical plan. Optical service frequency and hardware (glasses, contact lenses, etc.) vary depending on type of plan selected.

Waiving Medical Coverage
If you have other medical insurance you can choose to waive medical coverage for yourself or any family member. If you have existing coverage through your spouse or domestic partner, please contact the plan directly to see how they will coordinate benefits.

If waiving medical coverage, the employee will still be covered under the dental insurance plan at no monthly premium cost.

Medical Flex Spending Accounts (FSA& LFA) & Dependent Care FSA (DCAP)
The FSA, LFA and DCAP plans are offered by the College and the State of Washington. FSA is a PEBB sponsored benefit program that allows you to use pre-tax money in a calendar year to pay for certain out-of-pocket medical expenses and/or Child care expenses.

An FSA can save you 25 - 40% on your eligible expenses. Both plans are offered as payroll deductions.

Annual contributions in 2023 for Medical Flexible Account can be between a minimum of $120 to maximum of $2,850. As a "use it or lose it" IRC governed plan, medical expense reimbursements can be requested for employee, spouse, or their IRS eligible dependents.

Annual contributions in 2023 for the Limited Flexible Account can be between a minimum of $120 to maximum of $2,850. As a "use it or lose it" IRC governed plan, medical expense reimbursements can be requested for employee, spouse, or their IRS eligible dependents. Limited FSA is for employees enrolled in CDHP plans with HSA. Funds can only be used for dental and vision expenses only.

Dependent Care FSA (DCAP) allows you to save on child or elder care expenses
(e.g. babysitting, daycare, in-home care for an older dependent inept of self-care). Annual contribution is $5,000 for a Single person or Married couple filing a joint tax return.
Contribution of $2,500 for each married participant filing separate tax returns.

Permanent employees, lawful spouse, qualified same-sex domestic partner and dependent children under 26 years of age are eligible to enroll in life Insurance. Coverage is effective first of the month following the date of employment for basic coverage; for optional coverage, amounts become effective the first of the month following approval date.
  • Basic Coverage: $35,000 Basic Term Life & $5,000 Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) This is employer provided at no cost to the employee.
  • Supplemental Life Coverage(s): Supplemental term insurance coverage for employee, lawful spouse, qualified same-sex domestic partner and family is available in$10,000 increments from $10,000 up to $100,000, at additional cost to the employee.
  • Supplemental AD&D Coverage: Voluntary Accidental Death and Dismemberment for employee, lawful spouse, qualified same-sex domestic partner and family is available at additional cost to employee.

Life Insurance Evidence of Insurability may be required for certain supplemental coverage amounts.

Long-Term Disability (Two Plans offered)
  • Basic Plan: Employer provided and at no cost to the employee. It Provides 60% of the first $400 pre-disability monthly earnings, reduced by any deductible income. The maximum benefit $240 per month; the minimum benefit $100 per month. Benefits begin after 90 days of disability or the period of accumulated sick leave, whichever is longer.
  • 2 Optional Plans: 60% and 50% of pre-disability monthly earnings, reduced by any deductible income, and is available at additional cost to employee. Maximum benefit for 60% planis $10,000 per month and $8,333 per month for the 50% plan. Premium for the optional plans is determined by employee type and waiting period selected.
Retirement Options (Tax Deferred Retirement Plans)

PERS Plan 2: defined benefit plan for classified staff Employee Contribution: 6.36% of gross salary Employer Contribution: 10.39% of gross salary

PERS Plan 3: defined benefit & employee defined contribution for classified staff, Administrators, and Exempt employees
Employee Contribution: Varies from 5% to 15% Employer Contribution: 10.39% of gross salary

TIAA-CREF: defined contribution plan for Faculty, Administrators, and Exempt employees
Employee Contribution: Under 35: 5% of gross salary; 35-49: 7.5% of gross salary; 50 & over: 10% of gross salary

  • Employee and Employer contributions to applicable retirement plans are mandatory for benefit eligible employees. The amount of the deduction and contribution are dependent upon the retirement plan chosen and may vary by current contribution rates in effect.
Supplemental Retirement & Deferred Compensation Plan
Supplemental Retirement Plan: In addition to regular matched retirement, employee can voluntarily participate in a 403(b) plan and set aside a portion of their income in Pre-Tax Elective Deferral or an After-Tax (Roth) Elective Deferral. Agreements and amounts can be changed at any time.

Deferred Compensation Plan: The State of Washington 457 plan permits employee to set aside additional pre-tax earnings for retirement savings.
Certain tax regulations allow employees to participate in one or both supplemental 403(b) plans and State of Washington's 457 deferred compensation plan.

Contributions to a 403(b) or 457 plan are funded solely by the employee.
Auto and Home Insurance – Liberty MutualPEBB members may receive a discount of up to 12 percent off Liberty Mutual’s auto insurance rates and up to 5 percent off Liberty Mutual’s home insurance rates. In addition to the discount, Liberty Mutual also offers:
  • Discounts: based on your driving record, age, auto safety features, and more.
  • A 12-month rate guarantee on their competitive rates.
  • Convenient payment options including automatic payroll deduction, electronic funds transfer, or direct billing at home.
  • Prompt claims service with access to local representatives.
Credit Unions
Eligible employees may join one of two credit unions. Both offer member services that include payroll direct deposit, automatic bill pays, savings and checking accounts, overdraft protection, personal lines of credit and low interest loans.
  • GEZA Credit Union
  • Washington State Employees Credit Union
Home Street
As an RTC employee you are eligible for exclusive homeownership benefits with the Hometown Home Loan Program offered through Home Street Bank. With this benefits package, you have access to vital homeownership resources.

Washington 529 Education Saving Plans
The GET program is Washington's 529 prepaid college tuition plan that helps families with young children save for future higher education expenses. The State of Washington guarantees that the value of your account will keep pace with the cost of college tuition, no matter how much it changes in the future. More information can be found at

Paid Holidays
Exempt and Classified employees will be paid for up to twelve (12) of the following holidays:
  • Labor Day
  • Veteran’s Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Native American Heritage Day
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year’s Day
  • The legally designated day for Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday
  • Juneteenth
  • Presidents’ Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Personal Holiday (1 day)
Exempt employees accrue 16.67 hour per month vacation, 8 hours of sick a month and one personal holiday.

Paid Family Medical Leave (PFML):
This benefit offers partially paid leave to care for yourself or a loved one in times of serious illness or injury; to bond with a new child joining your home through birth, adoption or foster placement; and for certain military-connected events if you have a family member in active duty service.
Under the PFML program, the Employment Security Department (ESD) will replace up to 90% of an eligible employee’s typical weekly wage (up to $1,000 per week). To learn more about this benefit, please visit the ESD PFML website at

Degree and other stipends:
Degree and other stipends may be earned based on employee type and applicable collective bargaining agreement. Please refer to Collective Bargaining Agreements at Renton Technical College

Health Benefits / Plan Comparisons / Plan Contact Information:

Retirement Programs:
  • State Board Retirement:
  • State Board Retirement Plan (SBRP)/TIAA-CREF:
  • Washington State Department of Retirement Systems:
Renton Technical College Benefits Office:
Soha Qassis - Benefits Manager Phone: 425-235-7861

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