The Associate Dean is a leadership partner to the Dean. Primary responsibilities include the coordination of activities with professional studies departments and programs that include curricular activities, scheduling and enrollment management, summer session, strategic planning, program/student learning assessment, specialized program accreditation, and student issues. The Associate Dean also serves to support the CWU Aviation program and assists with the coordination of business and flight operations. Finally, the Associate Dean serves on a variety of college and university committees and acts in the dean's absence.
- Support for the dean. Consultation in decision-making, information gathering, report draft preparation, meeting attendance, and follow-through on matters assigned to the department chairs. The associate dean acts in the dean’s absence. - Curricular Leadership. Provide strategic management of program offerings as well as new program development. Review curriculum and schedule changes and approvals. - Assessment. Responsible for working with departments in both program assessment and the assessment of student learning. - Accreditation. Coordinate all specialized accreditation for all professional studies programs in the College. - Summer Session. Coordinates department plans and budgets; monitors revenue, cost of instruction, course enrollment, and schedule or contract changes as appropriate; and reports on summer session operations. - Student Issues. Manage registration (add/drops, substitutions, arranged courses, individualized studies and learning agreements) and the academic appeal process. - Global, Inclusive Leadership. Provide leadership and coordination of global engagement, diversity and inclusivity. - Data. Data gathering and report generating in collaboration with department chairs. Gathers information and generates reports to assist in analysis of data. - Committee Membership. Represents the college on committees as assigned. - Policies and Procedures. Work with the dean to maintain policies and procedures related to the college and the university.
Provide support for the aviation program (business and flight operations) that includes: - Community, Industry, Government Partnerships. Provide leadership maintaining and developing new partnerships necessary for a successful aviation program. (i.e. Kittitas County, Horizon Air, FAA, community colleges) - Flight Operations. Oversee flight operations at Bowers Field that would include staff resources, scheduling, and day-to-day operations. Responsible for working with Kittitas County to coordinate all CWU Aviation operations at Bowers Field, which includes University owned facilities and leased facilities. - Budget. Responsible for coordinating the operating budget for all aviation operations, which would include revenue generation, program expenses, student accounting for flight training, and other operational expenses at Bowers Field. - Development and Fundraising. Responsible for coordinating fundraising and development efforts to support a growing aviation program in response to industry needs. - Other duties assigned
Ability to obtain tenure as a Full or Associate Professor in the Aviation department within the CWU College of Education and Professional Studies
Management experience with aviation flight operations
Experience working with the Federal Aviation Administration
Experience with obtaining industry partnership agreements
Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
Excellent ability to gather, analyze, and present data
Experience with or interest in curriculum, program assessment, accreditation
Experience with online education
Ability to perform as an effective member of a team
Respectful and sensitive to confidential information
Experience serving as an academic department chair
Willingness and ability to represent and promote the interests of faculty and students within the college and university at large
Well-developed organizational skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects concurrently to meet competing deadlines
Demonstrated success in innovative initiatives
Excellent and demonstrable problem-solving skills
Accountability/Dependability: Accepts responsibility for quality of own work; acknowledges and corrects mistakes. Shows up on time, meets standards, deadlines and work schedules.
Judgment: Makes timely, informed decisions. Analyzes options and determines appropriate course of action.
Teamwork: Promotes cooperation and mutual support to achieve goals. Encourages participation and mutual support.
Adaptability/Flexibility: Responds positively to changing business needs and responsibilities. Adapts approach and methods to achieve results; recovers quickly from setbacks and finds alternatives.
Commitment to Diversity: Recognizes the value of diversity and helps create environment that supports and embraces diversity.
Pay,Benefits, & Work Schedule
Salary: Dependent upon qualifications and experience
Schedule/Appointment: Monday - Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm (1 hour lunch), involves some evenings and weekends
Working Conditions: Work is performed in an indoor office setting with frequent in-person interactions. It is essential to be able to remain at a desk/computer work station for prolonged periods of time, perform extensive data entry and other computer-related tasks and create/maintain filing systems for departmental records. Some evening or weekend work and/or occasional travel may be required.
Benefits: CWU offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental insurance, retirement and optional savings plans, life and disability insurance, along with vacation and sick leave plans depending on employment classification. For additional information please visit: http://www.cwu.edu/hr/benefits-0
How To Apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the on-line application and attach:
A detailed cover letter clearly demonstrating how your education and experience: (a) meet the required (and, as applicable, preferred) qualifications, and (b) demonstrate the ability to perform the responsibilities as described by the posting;
Resume including work history, education, training; and
Contact information for three professional references.
Screening Begins: June 14, 2017
**Priority will be given to applications received by the screening date. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Please contact Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-963-1202 if you require technical assistance with the on-line application process.
Conditions of Employment
Prior to employment, final candidate(s) will be required to submit to a background check. All information obtained through background investigations will be strictly confidential and revealed only to those required to have access.
Located in historic Ellensburg, Washington, Central Washington University is a public four-year university. Home to over 10,000 students, Central has a commitment to hands-on learning and discovery, which takes students beyond the limits of the classroom and books. Central prepares students to become well-educated citizens who are ready for high-demand careers in the workforce and offers over 150 ...undergraduate majors as well as graduate studies programs and research. To prepare and enable students to succeed in a global economy, Central partners with over 30 colleges and universities around the world.CWU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Title IX/Veteran/Disability Employer.