Columbia Basin College ("CBC" or the "College") seeks a Director of Program Development and Baccalaureate Opportunities who will be responsible for the development of new initiatives at CBC and establishing and maintaining new baccalaureate opportunities for CBC students, including the Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degrees offered by the college and the strengthening of articulation agreements to transfer colleges and universities.
The Director researches additional programmatic needs and advises the President and Associate Vice Presidents for Instruction on potential programmatic opportunities that the College may successfully develop. This position also works with appropriate deans and faculty members to support the development of new and the improvement of existing programs.
The Director is responsible for taking program development projects from conception and approval to implementation and maintenance. The Director plays a key role in advancing the College's commitment to developing and delivering high quality BAS degrees. Specifically, this position is responsible for overseeing the development of, gaining approval for, and implementing any new applied bachelor's degree programs. Additionally, the Director has a leadership role in developing, coordinating, and maintaining the cross-institutional support system necessary to assure student success.
The Director of Program Development and Baccalaureate Opportunities reports to the Associate Vice President for Instruction for Arts, Sciences, and Program Development.
Closing Date: Open Until Filled (first consideration closes September 3, 2017 at 11:59 PM PDT)
Research community needs within the mission of the College that enhance CBC's educational programs;
Propose new programs and strategies to the President and Vice Presidents;
Guide faculty and administrators in updating existing curricula and through the process of selecting and developing new programs;
Develop and implement new applied bachelor's degree programs, curricula and other programmatic changes using the processes established by the college and state for approval of applied bachelor's degrees;
Conduct research and survey industry and potential students to document need and demand for various programs, including new applied bachelor's degree programs;
Oversee the scheduling of courses supporting the College's bachelor's degrees;
Coordinate the creation of strong articulation agreements between CBC's various pathways and four-year institutions; communicate with community and technical colleges and state universities to create articulation pathways for students;
Coach faculty and deans on preparation of all Curriculum Committee forms for new programs;
Solicit participation of external expert reviewers for program applications;
Research, write and submit to the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges or other entities any forms necessary for approval of bachelor's degrees;
Write and submit substantive change requests for new bachelor's degree programs to Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities;
Represent the College at quarterly applied bachelor's degree college meetings;
Serve as liaison for the College and the state board transfer department;
Represent the College on state baccalaureate council; and
Perform other projects or duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university; and
Four (4) years of experience as a director, administrator, or program manager in an educational or non-profit setting.
Master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university;
Teaching experience in higher education or in an adult learning environment;
Experience with design of college level curricula and programs;
Demonstrated commitment to pluralism;
Knowledge of the Washington state process for approval of community and technical college applied baccalaureate degrees.
Innovation: Generate creative ideas and be open to new ways of solving problems; acknowledge important changes that will affect the College and evaluate future directions and risks based on current and future strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats;
Analysis: Use data and gathered information in a clear and rational thorough process to assess program needs and make a solid case for development of new programs; integrate diverse themes and lines of reasoning to create new insights or levels of understanding for the issue at hand;
Communications Effectiveness: Convey clear, timely and persuasive messages that positively influence the thoughts and actions of others; express ideas and information effectively both in speaking and writing that are appropriate to the complexity of the topic and the knowledge and understanding of the audience;
Ethics and Integrity: Respect and maintain confidentiality; avoid situations and actions considered inappropriate or which present a conflict of interest; earn the trust, respect and confidence of employees through consistent honesty, forthrightness and professionalism in all interactions;
Judgment: Display balanced thinking that combines analysis, wisdom, experience and perspective; produce decisions that "withstand the test of time";
Planning and Project Management: Logically integrate ideas, intentions, and information to form effective goals, strategies, and solutions; effectively translate planning into work that progresses toward achieving goals and objectives; evaluate progress and success against performance standards; create, develop, implement, sustain and evaluate programs;
Relationship Building: Build constructive working relationships characterized by a high level of acceptance, cooperation, and mutual regard; maintain an open, approachable manner, and treat others fairly and respectfully, preserve others' self-confidence and dignity and show regard for their opinions; work collaboratively and effectively in a college environment; secure institutional support;
Researching Information: Identify, collect and organize data for analysis and decision making; find the trends and relationships in the emerging fact pattern; identify new or related lines of research that lead to more successful or complete conclusions; and
Tact & Diplomacy: Respond to difficult, stressful or sensitive interpersonal situations in ways that reduce or minimize potential conflict; maintain good working relationships among internal and external customers; use appropriate behaviors and language in dealing with people in the workplace.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
This position is available immediately and is a twelve (12) month per year, full-time position. This position is overtime exempt with general work hours of Monday through Thursday 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Friday 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; however work hours may vary due to work demands and some evening and weekend work may be required.
In accordance with the Child/Adult Information Act, RCW 43.43.830, the candidate selected for hire will be subject to a Criminal History Background Check. Additionally, pursuant to RCW 43.43.845(3), an inquiry will be made for employees and volunteers in the Washington Courts database for civil adjudications as a condition for consideration of employment.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
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 Columbia Basin College to maintain an alcohol and drug-free workplace for our employees and students.
If you are hired, you will need to provide proof of identity and documentation of U.S. citizenship or appropriate authorization to work in this position as required by the Immigration Reform Control Act of 1986.
Columbia Basin College operates under an approved affirmative action plan and encourages applications from persons of color, women, veterans and persons of disability. The Human Resources Office is accessible to those with disabilities. If you need accommodation in application or employment, contact the Human Resources Office at (509) 542-4833.
Occasional need to lift at least 20 pounds;
Ability to sit and stand for long periods of time;
Frequent need for oral, written and auditory communication;
Occasional need for travel; and
Ability to work in a fast paced and sometimes stressful environment.
CBC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and operates under an Affirmative Action Plan, in accordance with applicable state and federal laws and regulations. CBC reaffirms its policy of equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran. This policy applies to all programs and facilities, including, but not limited to, admissions, educational programs, and employment. Discrimination is prohibited by state and federal laws and regulations, as well as the College policy. Coordination of the compliance efforts of CBC with respect to equal opportunity and disability accommodation regulations is under the direction of Camilla Glatt, Vice President of Human Resources and Legal Affairs, telephone 509-542-5548.
CBC complies with the American with Disabilities Act and Washington's Law Against Discrimination. Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the recruitment process may contact 509-542-4740 or leave a TYY/TDD message at 509-546-0400 by the application closing date.
Columbia Basin College (CBC) serves the citizens of Benton and Franklin counties in Washington state with two-year associate degrees for transfer to a four-year university, and applied degrees for workforce employment. CBC also provides one-year certificates and basic skills for those pursuing a GED or high school diploma. CBC serves approximately 7,000-8,000 students each quarter.Columbia Basin... College now offers bachelor degrees in Nursing, Project Management, Applied Management, Cyber Security, Information Technology, and Dental Hygiene. These bachelor degrees are in direct response to the needs of our community. As a result of community needs, Columbia Basin College has recently opened our new state of the art Social Sciences and World Languages Center at the Pasco campus.In July 2017, CBC will open its second, four-story Health Science Center in Richland. In addition to training CBC healthcare professionals, the Wortman Medical Science Center will also be a functional medical clinic as part of Kadlec Regional Medical Center’s family medicine residency program.CBC will open a student housing facility in September. This first phase will house 125 students.Columbia Basin College continues its rich tradition of meeting our community's needs with a dynamic faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, and a diverse student body from all walks of life.