Dean of Clark Libraries and Academic Success Services

Clark College
Location (City, State): 
Vancouver, WA

Clark College is currently accepting applications for a full-time Dean of Clark Libraries and Academic Success Services. This position reports to the Vice President of Instruction. The Dean is responsible for providing leadership and administrative oversight for Clark College Libraries, eLearning, Tutoring Services, and the Teaching & Learning Center.

Clark College is an equal opportunity employer. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply. Clark College 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 its programs and activities. The college considers equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination to be fundamental to the mission, goals, and objectives of the college. All faculty and staff hired at Clark College are encouraged to embrace, continually support and enhance diversity and equity on our campus and in our community. Questions regarding the College's Affirmative Action Policy may be directed to the Director of Human Resources, (360) 992-2105.

Position Responsibilities
Job Duties and Responsibilities:


Advocate for and represent the instructional unit.
Provide leadership in development of effective programs, resources, and services; oversee assessment and review processes.
Work collaboratively with instructional deans and unit faculty and staff.
Maintain effective working relationships with College departments to provide access to resources that support academic success.
Establish and maintain effective communication processes within unit and across the college.
Represent the College and collaborate with library and eLearning consortia, task forces and committees--locally, statewide, and regionally.
Actively support activities that promote social equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Develop, negotiate, and monitor contracts, budgets, and grants, ensuring proper funding allocation and fiscal responsibility.
Oversee facility and equipment allocations within the unit.
Supervise directors, faculty, and assigned classified staff within the unit.
Create effective teams to achieve quality services
Create a safe, bias-free working environment that promotes cooperation and mutual respect among all employee groups.
Implement change management strategies that maximize employee engagement with new initiatives and resources.

Coordinate and foster collaborative planning and goal setting aligned with the College's strategic plan.
Remain current on educational and technological tools and innovations that promote quality academic support services and educational experiences.
Engage in and promote research based decision-making, input, and communication.
Serve on designated Clark College committees and other campus groups.
Participate in conferences and continuing education opportunities to enhance leadership, management, and professional knowledge and skills.
Provide leadership in accordance with the Vision, Values, and Core Themes established by the college to achieve mission fulfillment.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:

Master's degree.
Three years of progressively responsible higher education administrative experience that includes oversight of library services, online education, professional development, or academic support services.
Ability to work well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications:
Master's degree or higher in a field related to library science, online education, or academic technologies.
Experience working in two or more of the unit areas (library services, online education, professional development, academic support).
Experience working at a community college.
Demonstrated expertise with educational technology systems supporting eLearning including LMS, Web 2.0 teaching and learning tools, teaching strategies.
Supplemental Information
Salary Statement:

$94,216 annually

Benefits include vacation/ sick leave; medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance; retirement; and tuition waiver.

How to Apply: 

Required Online Application Materials:

Clark College Online Application
Letter of application describing background and experience related to qualifications and responsibilities of the position
Current résumé
Unofficial copy of all transcripts/certifications uploaded with online application or delivered to the Human Resources office in person or by fax (360-992-2873).

To contact Clark College Human Resources, please call (360) 992-2105.

Application Deadline:
Required application materials must be completed and submitted online by 3 p.m., September 24, 2018.

Condition of employment:
Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position. Completion of academic degrees will also be verified through receipt of official transcripts.

Upon request, accommodations are available to persons with disabilities for the application process. Contact Human Resources at (360)992-2105 or by video phone at (360)991-0901.

The security of all the members of the campus community is of vital concern to Clark College. Information regarding crime prevention advice, the authority of the Security/Safety Department, policies concerning reporting of any crimes which may occur on the campus, and crime statistics for the most recent 4-year period may be requested from the Clark College Security/Safety Department, (360) 992-2133. The most recent Annual Security Report can be viewed here:

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

Corrected or extended notices will be posted online and in the Human Resources Office.

Clark College Human Resources
August 23, 2018