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8 Apr 2022

Full-Time Dean of Instruction- Schools of Engineering & Manufacturing and Transportation Technology

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

Job Description

Dean of Instruction- Schools of Engineering & Manufacturing and Transportation Technology

Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Salary: $

Job Type:

Job Number: 11195




About The College

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.


The Dean of Instruction – Schools of Engineering & Manufacturing and Transportation Technology, offers an exciting opportunity to provide crucial strategic instructional leadership at Lake Washington Institute of Technology, working collaboratively to nurture a positive, inclusive, and accountable culture. Looking toward the future of Transportation, Engineering and Manufacturing and associated fields, the Dean works closely with college and industry partners in Washington’s vibrant high-tech region – home to Boeing, Microsoft, Amazon, Costco and Starbucks, and with robust representation of internationally and nationally serving businesses and independent businesses. This position will respond to regional economic development needs, steer the design of innovative program development and curricula that enhance employees’ skills and knowledge, promote student access, success, and completion in certificate to baccalaureate programs, recruit and retain students and faculty, support the seeking of and management of major grants and contracts, and ensure stewardship of state and other funds.

The Dean will be a visionary, exploring interdisciplinary collaboration, technological innovation, and approaches to learning and implementation of promising practices in teaching and learning. The Dean will support college efforts in Apprenticeship, Prior Learning Assessment, Tech Prep career training and Running Start in the Trades. This Dean will also interface with the Deans overseeing high school programs and transitional studies to create pathways to careers for adult learners, English Language Learners and youth at risk.

This dean has additional responsibilities as the representative to the SBCTC Workforce Education Council on behalf of all professional/technical programs of the college and has a tight collaborative relationship with I-BEST, Worker Retraining and Workforce throughout King County. The Dean has responsibility for the day-to-day division operations and is the first-line supervisor of assigned full-time and part-time faculty and support staff. This is a contracted, exempt administrative position that reports to the Vice President of Instruction


• Foster a culture of relevant, rigorous, innovative, and inclusive learning

• Work collaboratively with the instructional team to establish individual and program goals and objectives, research and recommend new or modified programs, conduct program and viability reviews

• Recommend for hire, orient, train, direct, supervise and evaluate performance, and oversee improvement plans for division faculty and staff consistent with collective bargaining agreements and assigned duties

• Assure faculty are evaluated for growth relative to the state vocational certification process and have plans for professional development that represent both program and individual needs

• Assure communication with and consideration of opinions offered by Technical Advisory Committees in curricular and technology considerations

• Develop, maintain and review relevance of external accreditations, licensure and certifications for inclusion in programs within the division; lead efforts to attain and maintain these chosen relationships

• Support the tenure process consistent with the faculty collective bargaining agreement

• Determine faculty instructional assignments and workload

• Collaborate with faculty in the creation of the quarterly class schedule and multi-year planning

• Assist in resolving students’ instructional concerns

• Develop, implement, monitor and project divisional budgets within college, state, and federal guidelines

• Supervise operation, maintenance, and upgrades of college facilities and equipment in assigned program areas for safe and effective use

• Assist in procuring donations and grants to support instruction

• Implement and interpret policies, procedures, and contracts

• Maintain knowledge of current trends and developments in the field

• Represent the college in community activities, state and national councils and organizations, advisory boards, and other business and industry relations; host such meetings as appropriate

• Prepare and supervise the preparation of reports for internal and external sources

• Analyze and apply appropriate data to decision-making

• Advise and inform college staff on department matters; identify potential problem areas and make appropriate recommendations

• Assist other college administrators as necessary; assume and effectively discharge other duties as assigned

Diversity Statement

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 link.


• Master’s degree required; earned doctorate preferred;

• Three or more years work experience in an institution of higher education or transferable experience and competencies

• Experience administrating programs in higher education, preferably as a full-time administrator, but faculty with some administration experience or training will be considered

• Demonstrated experience with budgetary processes and financial statements

• College-level teaching experience or training of adult learners, professional/technical teaching experience a plus

• Demonstrated professional experience working in and/or supervising technical education that is responsive to industry needs and economic demand for fields in manufacturing and transportation technologies

• Knowledge of both technical trends within industry as well as educational trends, issues and challenges affecting adult professional technical education for rapidly changing technical fields

• Knowledge of rules governing professional-technical education, including those promulgated by State and Federal agencies as well as accreditation standards

• Ability to work successfully with diverse populations of students, faculty and staff and a commitment to a culturally diverse work environment that includes preparation of students for diversity in future employment

• Demonstrated interpersonal, communication, and problem-solving competencies, combined with a collaborative work style

• Demonstrated computer literacy; proficiency in Microsoft Office programs required

Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule


Salary is $9,564 per month. This is a full-time, 40 hours per week position. Typically, work hours are Monday-Friday from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm. Occasional evening and weekend hours may be required.


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:

Application Requirements

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

• Proof of COVID-19 vaccination status or documentation of eligibility for a reasonable accommodation under a religious or medical exemption

• 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 checks

Physical Requirements

Ability 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

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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