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30 Aug 2022

Full-Time Dean of Clark Libraries and Academic Success Services (CLASS)

Clark College – Posted by Vancouver, Washington, United States

Job Description

Clark College is currently accepting applications for a full-time, 12-month, exempt Dean of CLASS position in the Office of Instruction.  This administrative position is responsible for articulating a vision and providing leadership in the development, implementation, and promotion of programs, resources, and services for Clark College Libraries, eLearning, Tutoring, and Faculty Development with the goal of student success and continuous improvement of instructional programs and services. This position provides strategic vision for Open Educational Resources and Zero Textbook Cost initiatives, securing and directing grants and other external resources to increase institutional adoption. This position is responsible for promoting instructional best practices through the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in support of student success.

At Clark, we value equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are committed to growing, learning, and supporting our employees.


Leadership, Vision and Policy Development:

  • Lead planning, implementation, and outcomes assessment of strategic goals within teaching and learning resources and services; review unit policies in light of College policies; participate in campus-wide planning efforts and accreditation activities.
  • Encourage and support quality course design, systems, and student success resources both within the department and in collaboration with other college departments and services. Remain current on and promote new technologies and educational and technological tools and innovations that promote quality library services and student learning.
  • Advocate on campus and within the Washington Community and Technical College system on issues of importance to the unit, such as funding for staffing and information resources, information technology, information literacy, copyright, eLearning, student success, faculty development, and privacy.

Management and Operations Administration:

  • Direct the development of innovative programs that are responsive to student, faculty, and staff needs and anticipate implementation of new approaches and techniques for teaching and learning. Work with the faculty and staff in Library Services, eLearning, Tutoring, and Faculty Development to employ effective pedagogies, technologies, and methodologies in their respective programs.
  • Ensure that scheduling of service hours for Library and tutoring meet the needs of students.
  • Develop, negotiate, and monitor contracts, budgets, and grants, ensuring proper funding allocation and fiscal responsibility. Actively seek alternative funding sources and write grant requests in cooperation with the Director of Grants Development and the Clark College Foundation.

Supervision and Staff Development:

  • Serve as first-line administrator in resolving complaints pertaining to division faculty and staff, programmatic issues, and campus facilities and equipment used by the division.
  • Create effective teams to achieve quality service within and across the unit; promote cooperation and mutual respect among all employee groups.
  • Provide professional development for, supervise, and evaluate faculty and staff in accordance with negotiated agreements, applicable state and federal laws, and college policies and procedures.


  • Communicate clearly with entire college community, in support of library and educational resource programs including but not limited to: all marketing and communication, all printed and electronic information, and college and unit websites; registration, financial aid, and all other student and administrative services.
  • Engage in and promote research-based decision-making, input, and communication.


  • Build partnerships in the community through cooperative activities with baccalaureate institutions and participation on local councils, committees, etc. Represent the College and collaborate with library and eLearning consortia, task forces and committees, locally, statewide, and regionally, in particular the State Board of Community and Technical College’s Library Media Director’s Council (LMDC), and the Orbis Cascade Alliance.
  • Maintain collaborative and effective working relationships with College departments and units.

Common Duties Established by the College:

  • Promote diversity, inclusion, equity, and antiracism in processes including hiring, orienting, training, scheduling, and evaluating faculty and staff. Ensures compliance with state regulations, labor agreements, college policies and procedures, and accreditation rules and regulations.
  • Provide leadership in accordance with the Mission and Vision established by the College, furthering Core Themes and College Objectives. Prepare reports and analytical materials to illustrate objectives, activities, and accomplishments of areas of responsibility.
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures for operating unit(s).
  • Exercise effective stewardship over college resources.
  • Create a safe, bias-free working environment, which engenders respect for differences.
  • Work to achieve the core theme of fostering a diverse college community as established by the College.
  • Serve as chair or member of designated College committees, councils, and teams.
  • Engage in and promote shared governance.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


  • A healthy work/life balance for our employees with the opportunity for flexible work schedules and remote work depending on position and college needs.
  • McClaskey Culinary Institute offers fast, fresh, and healthy dining options for students, faculty, staff, and the community. The space, located in Gaiser Hall, features three kiosks, a full-service retail bakery and barista bar, grab-and-go items, and a student-run restaurant.
  • Coffee Lounge in Hannah Hall and Clark Café in Joan Stout Hall.
  • Campus bookstore offers snacks, apparel, and specialty supplies.
  • On-campus childcare.
  • Gym and recreation facilities.
  • Clark promotes wellness with a variety of different workshops and events.


  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • One (1) year of teaching experience.
  • One (1) year of administrative or leadership experience in eLearning or Library Services.
  • Commitment to educational equity. Ability to work well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.
  • Vaccination requirement: Per Washington State Proclamation 21-14.1: college employees must be fully vaccinated. Your COVID-19 vaccine status must be validated by the Human Resources office prior to the commencement of work. Requesting a disability or religious exemption would be done through the Human Resources office.


STARTING SALARY: $105,266 annually

Benefits include vacation/ sick leave; medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance; retirement; and tuition waiver.



Required Online Application Materials:

  • Clark College Online Application
  • Current resume, with a minimum of three (3) references listed
  • Cover letter describing background and experience related to qualifications and responsibilities of the position
  • Responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application process

Please apply online at

To contact Clark College Human Resources, please call (360) 992-2105.



Required application materials must be completed and submitted online by 3 p.m., September 20, 2022.



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. Completion of academic degrees will also be verified through receipt of official transcripts.


Upon request, accommodations are available to persons with disabilities for the application process. Contact Human Resources at (360)992-2105 or by video phone at (360)991-0901.



The security of all the members of the campus community is of vital concern to Clark College. Information regarding crime prevention advice, the authority of the Security/Safety Department, policies concerning reporting of any crimes which may occur on or near college property, and crime statistics for the most recent 3-year period may be requested from the Clark College Security/Safety Department, (360) 992-2133 or The most recent Annual Security Report, written in compliance with the Clery Act, can be reviewed here:



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


Corrected or extended notices will be posted online and in the Human Resources Office.


Clark College’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) supports individuals with their academic, personal, and professional development, as well as provides training and educational resources for all members of the college community around diversity, inclusion, power, privilege, inequity, social equity, and social justice. The college offers further professional development for our employees through opportunities such as Employee Resource Groups, Social Justice Leadership Institute, Cross Institution Faculty of Color Mentorship program, Administrators of Color Leadership Program, and Faculty and Staff of Color Conference.

Clark College values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply.  Clark College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, citizenship, immigration status or use of a trained guide dog or service animal. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types). The college considers equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination to be fundamental to the mission, vision and values of the college. All faculty and staff hired at Clark College are encouraged to embrace, continually support and enhance social equity on our campus and in our community.

The college provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, Title II and Title IX, and Affirmative Action: Gerald Gabbard, Director of Labor and Compliance, 360-992-2317,, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Baird 142, Vancouver, Washington 98663. Clark College is a smoke-free/drug free environment.  This recruitment announcement does not reflect the entire job description and can be changed and or modified without notice.


Clark College Human Resources

August 30, 2022


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Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 100,000 and above.

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