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2 Jun 2022

Full-Time Vice President of Instruction

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

Job Description

Vice President of Instruction

Job ID: 11390

Location: Lake Washington Tech

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

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.

First Round Interviews are expected to be held the week of June 6th, 2022. Second Round Interviews are expected to be held the week of June 13th, 2022.

Job Summary:

The Vice President of Instruction is the chief academic officer of Lake Washington Institute of Technology and a part of the President’s Executive Cabinet. The Vice President of Instruction is responsible for all of the college’s academic and technical programs, services, library, and faculty. This is a contracted exempt management position that reports to the college President. The Vice President of Instruction will fill in for the President in their absence.

Essential Functions:

• Demonstrate leadership in areas of diversity, equity, inclusion, and completion

• Provide leadership and direction for the college’s academic and technical programs, services, and the library; ensure alignment of academic affairs and goals with the college’s mission and vision

• Organize and ensure high quality and efficient delivery of all credit programs, distance education, and eLearning at various locations and of different modalities; support new program development efforts

• Serve as the college’s accreditation liaison officer (ALO) and ensure retention of regional and program accreditation; provide leadership for efforts associated with assessment, outcomes, and strategic planning

• Develop, implement, and systematically review policies, programs, procedures, and standards for assigned functions; work with administrators and faculty to develop programs and courses to maintain high academic standards and meet emerging or changing needs of students, industries, and the community

• Work effectively with the college constituents including faculty, students, administrators, staff, Board of Trustees, industry representatives, donors, etc.

• Represent the college at state community and technical college commission meetings, community organizations, and promote the college at all levels; partner with other higher education institutions, businesses and industries concerning academic matters

• Oversee the development of the class schedule and college catalog Manage and monitor divisional budgets

• Supervise, train, and evaluate assigned administrators and provide oversight for faculty performance evaluations; develop and monitor performance in conjunction with staff annual professional development plans; recommend selection of faculty to the college President

• Serve on various college committees and, attend regularly scheduled Board of Trustees meetings, instructional council meetings, President’s cabinet meetings, and office staff meetings

• Assist the President and other college administrators as necessary; assume and effectively perform 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


Earned doctorate, preferred

Experience in a significant senior postition in higher education

Demonstrated leadership in areas of diversity, equity, inclusion, and completion

Exceptional ability to provide strong leadership with ethics and integrity

Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team supporting the college’s mission, vision, and shared governance processes

Excellent oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, and problem-solving skills

Experience in a collective bargaining environment preferred

Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule

Compensation and Work Schedule

Salary is $13,133 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 per month 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

Online application

Current resume

Cover letter

3 professional references (please submit a PDF or Word Document in the “Attachments” section of the application)

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.

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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