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4 Mar 2023

Full-Time Dean of Instruction-High School Programs

Lake Washington Institute of Technology – Posted by LWTechHR Kirkland, Washington, United States

Job Description

Dean of Instruction-High School Programs

Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Salary: $9,875.00 Monthly

Job Type: Full-Time Permanent

Job Number: 23E048

Location: Kirkland, WA

Department: InstructionInstruction

Closing: 4/2/2023 11:59 PM Pacific


Located just outside of Seattle, WA, Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) was founded in 1949, and is the only public institute of technology in Washington State, that provides students with the latest cutting edge skills relevant to today’s workplace. LWTech offers ten applied bachelor’s degrees, more than 40 associate degrees and 93 professional certificates, in 43 areas of study, including STEM-focused programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

LWTech serves the Eastside and is located within the city of Kirkland, which is situated on the eastern shore of Lake Washington. Kirkland is home to companies such as GoDaddy, Google, Astronics and EvergreenHealth, and the college is within minutes from Microsoft and Nintendo. LWTech is committed to increasing its cultural diversity with an emphasis on equity and inclusion among its staff and faculty. We serve a student population of 6,500 that come from a variety of backgrounds. We strongly value diversity and are working to improve access and successful educational outcomes for all students. We are actively seeking applicants that will help to balance our employee workforce to align with our students and community. Questions regarding the College’s commitment to diversity and our campus culture may be directed to Human Resources. For more information on our Equity, Diversity, Inclusion Council, please click on the

Lake Washington Technical Academy (LWTA) is a special purpose high school embedded on the LWTech campus. LWTA is an accredited high school which is fully recognized by OSPI. LWTA supports LWTECH’s mission by providing access for youth to a variety programs and dual-credit options. LWTech serves a diverse student population who come from the greater Seattle area as well as the Eastside


Provide vision, leadership, and management for the college’s high school programs. Manage all aspects of an independently accredited special high school. Supervise the provision of professional-technical and basic education services and support to high school students. Direct department and program staff, services, scheduling, training, budgets, grants, research and development, accreditation, marketing, public relations and information dissemination, and special projects. Work effectively with employees, students, community representatives, vendors, and other state agencies. This is an exempt, contracted administrative position that reports to the Vice President of Instruction.

2nd round and Open Forum interviews will be held in-person and on-campus sometime between April 17th -May 8th. Candidates will need to be available for a in-person interview once 2nd round and Open Forum has been scheduled.


• Manage and lead the planning, operations, and evaluation activities of an independently accredited special high school in a manner consistent with the college mission, goals, and policies; oversee and coordinate all other functions related to high school enrollment

• Develop strategies to ensure the continued growth and success of high school programs; advocate for LW Technical Academy (LWTA) student and program needs with internal and external constituencies; provide information on the LWTA mission, development, services, and progress; act as liaison between participating schools, college admissions, instructors and LWTA staff

• Manage high school records and information; prepare and supervise the preparation of student grades and transcripts, LWTA communications, and reports for internal and external sources

• Advise and inform individuals and groups; manage student referrals; assist counselors in credit assessment and transfer processes; assist students with educational success strategies and assist instructors with student management strategies

• Coordinate and manage all processes and reporting of the Running Start program

• Manage the adult high school diploma program, including evaluation, records, grades and transcripts and process for granting a high school diploma

• Develop new programs, and modify existing programs to improve student outcomes, based on knowledge of innovations in education, alternative instructional strategies, research of at-risk youth, and trauma informed educational practices

• Interpret student records, progress reports, credit checks and skills assessment data; assess student progress; manage the placement of special needs students in appropriate programs; assist students as needed and facilitate referral to alternative support systems if necessary

• Develop master schedule of classes with teacher assignments; adjust student and instructor schedules

• Plan and schedule students in professional-technical, LWTA Running Start, basic education and college general education classes

• Coordinate Tech Prep on the LWTech campuses; investigate and pursue complementary high school access programs such as Open Doors

• Advise students on financial aid availability and requirements for continuation of training; provide potential students with post-secondary program information

• Oversee procurement and distribution of LWTA equipment, supplies, books, and tools

• Advise and inform college staff on department matters; ensure areas of responsibility operate in accordance with federal and state regulations, accreditation standards, and college policy

• Manage relationship as an accredited independent special purpose high school with accrediting organizations, school districts, and the OSPI;

• Coordinate department and program functions with the broader Instructional and Student Services Teams

• Administer the program in accordance with board policies, statutory requirements, administrative rules and regulations

• Represent the college at professional and community organizations, participate in college system professional conferences and in-service activities

• Supervise, train, and evaluate assigned staff; develop and monitor in conjunction with staff annual growth/professional development plans; participate on tenure committees as assigned; back up other college staff as necessary

• Assist the vice president of instruction and other college administrators as necessary; assume and effectively discharge other duties as assigned


• Masters degree in education, educational administration, curriculum or related field required; doctorate preferred

• Valid Washington state K-12 principal certificate, or equivalent and related work experience and background

• Five years minimum senior level experience in instructional administration experience and/or high school leadership preferred

• Demonstrated understanding of instructional techniques and administration that support the philosophy and mission of the college

• Knowledge and understanding of current education issues, to ensure curriculum is aligned with Washington state academic learning requirements

• Advanced communication and interpersonal skills necessary to attain department and program goals, make presentations, resolve conflicts, and effectively represent the college

• Demonstrated analytical skills necessary to collect, compile, and report statistical information, determine staffing levels, develop and implement budgets, and perform other administrative responsibilities

• Due to the diversity of the college population, we encourage applicants who are multilingual


CompensationInitial salary placement is $9,875. This is a 40-hours per week, exempt position. Typical working hours at Monday – Friday 7:30 -4:30pm on-campus or via teleworking.


Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability and other insurance benefits are provided as currently administered under Public Employees Benefits Board, State Retirement Plan and a Deferred Compensation Plan; sick leave accrues at 1 day effective upon employment and vacation accrues at 25 days per year. We also offer 13 paid holidays and 4 paid personal days effective upon employment. Full time, exempt employees have access to bereavement leave, employee assistance program, free tuition, reduced childcare costs at our Early Learning Center, reduced Bus Fare, professional development opportunities and more! For further details on the benefits offered at LWTech, please visit:

Required Online Application Materials

• Online application

• Current resume

• Cover letter

• Responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application process

To be considered for a position you MUST submit a complete online application form, resume, cover letter, responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application process.

Conditions of Employment

• Official transcripts/certifications will be required upon employment

• Other conditions that may apply will be detailed upon the offer of employment

• Job offers are contingent upon successful completion of background/reference checksPhysical RequirementsAbility to perform range of physical motions; lifting and carrying; standing, walking, sitting for long periods of time, kneeling, squatting, and stooping; and traversing up and down stairs.

Disability Accommodation

LWTech follows the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and provides the following information as a guideline for applicants:

• Ability to operate office equipment

• Ability to read and verify data and prepare various materials

• Ability to exchange information on the phone or in person

Eligibility to Work

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

EEO Statement

Lake Washington Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Lake Washington Institute of Technology does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, creed, disabled veteran status, marital status or Vietnam-era veteran status in is programs and activities. Questions regarding the College’s Affirmative Action Policy may be directed to the Meena Park, Vice President of Human Resources, Affirmative Action Office/Title IX Coordinator, (425) 739-8212.

Jeanne Clery Statement:Notice of Availability of Annual Security and Fire Safety Report: In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act of 1998, and as a part of the College’s commitment to safety and security on campus, Lake Washington Institute of Technology(LWTech) reports the mandated information about current campus policies concerning safety and security issues, the required statistics, and other related information for the past three (3) calendar years.

LWTech’s Annual Safety Report (ASR) is available online at

To obtain a paper copy of the report, please visit the LWTech Safety Department located in the East Building at 11605 132nd Avenue NE Kirkland, WA 98034.

Sexual Misconduct

Pursuant to RCW 28B.112.080, applicants must declare whether they are the subject of any substantiated findings of sexual misconduct in any current or former employment or is currently being investigated for, or have left a position during an investigation into, a violation of any sexual misconduct policy at the applicant’s current or past employers. By law, post-secondary education institutions cannot hire an applicant who does not complete this form.


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