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Dean of Transfer & Allied Health

Big Bend Community College
Job Location:
Moses Lake, 98837
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Position Summary

Big Bend Community College (BBCC), a rural college serving vibrant, culturally rich communities in the Columbia Basin of Central Washington invites applications for a Dean of Transfer and Allied Health Education.

The Dean of Transfer & Allied Health Education provides strategic planning, leadership, and management for transfer and allied health education programming. The Dean is a key member of the instructional leadership team. The Dean represents the college externally, working with state, local, and federal agencies, as well as community and K-12 partners. 

The Dean of Transfer & Allied Health Education reports to the Vice President of Learning & Student Success. The Dean works closely with members of the Instructional Council, President’s Cabinet, faculty, and staff to ensure the successful completion of the college’s goals and objectives.

BBCC’s organizational strength is captured in our small but mighty spirit. A small college taking on BIG things to enact BIG change to lift our students and employees. We are dedicated to extending postsecondary access to all our service district members and providing an environment for all to grow personally and professionally, steered by our mission and vision.

Vision: To become our communities’ first choice to dream, learn, and succeed.

Serve as a Bridge
Stand as a Leader
Support for Success

Our guiding principles are a call to action, establishing a standard for how we interact with each other, present BBCC in the community, serve students AND act upon areas of inequity.

Guiding Principles
Honor our Role as a Hispanic-Serving Institution
Advocate for Equity, Inclusion, & Diversity
Embrace our Workplace Norms
Innovate Proactively
Model Integrity
Educate All

If you share these values, we encourage you to come be a part of the movement happening at Big Bend Community College.

This position is open until filled. Big Bend Community College reserves the right to offer this position to a qualified candidate at any time, so a prompt response is encouraged.

Essential Job Duties


  • Provide leadership and supervision for transfer and allied health-related programs, courses, faculty and staff. 
  • Work collaboratively with Human Resources, faculty, and staff to support the equitable hiring of full-time faculty, associate faculty, and staff. 
  • Understand and administer the BBCC Faculty Negotiated Agreement.
  • Lead faculty in developing quarterly and annual class schedules based on student need and historic enrollment trends. Hire associate faculty and issue overload contracts to full-time faculty according to class schedule needs.
  • Provide leadership for balancing course offerings by different modalities based on student need.
  • Advocate for and support faculty and staff in initiatives that are culturally relevant.
  • Promote and support inclusive pedagogies and support faculty professional development to deliver curricula grounded in culturally relevant knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Manage student enrollment by monitoring quarterly class enrollments and adding or canceling classes based on enrollment and student need.
  • Manage faculty teaching loads based on class schedules, student enollment, and the BBCC Faculty Negotiated Agreement. .
  • Serve on probationary tenure committees and support their work including performing observations, arranging for evaluation surveys and visits, and ensuring report are compiled and submitted.
  • Provide guidance, support, and onboarding of new full and associate faculty.
  • Support faculty in developing their teaching skills and engaging in ongoing professional development activities.
  • Evaluate staff, associate and full-time faculty in accordance with college policy and the BBCC Faculty Negotiated Agreement.
  • Provide leadership and direction on program assessment and improvement processes.
  • Provide leadership and strategic planning for student success, retention, and degree completion in academic transfer and allied health programs.
  • Oversee the development and modification of all curriculum and program activities for academic transfer and allied health programs.
  • Lead the development of new courses and programs and the revision of existing ones in response to the changing needs of students, external partners, and the college. Ensure curricular pathways into workforce and transfer programs exist for students.
  • Develop, monitor, and manage multiple budgets, including state allocation, grant, self-support and fee accounts. 
  • Provide oversight and direction for the STEM Center, including operation, tutoring services, supplemental instruction, and other academic support services for students.
  • Work collaboratively with the Director of Campus Safety & Compliance, the Science Lab Coordinator, and Science Faculty to ensure safety in the science labs and compliance with state and federal safety regulations.
  • In collaboration with other college departments, develop and implement outreach, marketing, and public relations strategies for academic transfer and allied health programs and services.
  • Provide leadership for expanding and maintaining K-12 dual enrollment opportunities and partnerships with area school districts.
  • Oversee and manage the College in the High School (CiHS) dual enrollment program including serving as a liaison with area high schools, establishing new agreements, coordinating faculty, and preparing annual reports.
  • Represent the college at state and regional meetings pertaining to academic transfer education and K-12 relations.
  • Take an active role in accreditation activities, grant preparations, and management of grant activities.
  • Provide leadership for various college iniatives through service on different committees and workgroups. Regularly attend required committee meetings.
  • Serve as a liaison to the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) Articulation & Transfer Council (ATC), the Intercollege Relations Commission (ICRC) and other commissions and councils as requested.
  • Promote and encourage intercultural awareness and sensitivity especially as it relates to students enrolled in academic transfer and allied health programs and services.
  • Welcome, value, and nurture people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences as well as support and promote an environment that appreciates and respects differences. 


  • Maintain professional growth and development through seminars, workshops and professional affiliations to keep abreast of latest trends in field of expertise.
  • Follow safe work practices and policies, including, but not limited to security and safety, Safety Data Sheets (SDS), fire, disaster, and safe lifting.
  • Ensure compliance with college policies and procedures as well as state and federal requirements.
  • Collaborate with all areas of the college as needed to implement plans and objectives specific to the position. Ensure the interface with team members and other support groups is conducted in a courteous and efficient manner conducive with the college’s values.
  • Conduct self in a professional manner, consistently model professional communication practices, . 
  • Ensure that additional duties, as may be required by management, be handled in a manner necessary to meet organizational standards. 


  • Strong desire to build relationships with students and colleagues.
  • as Ability to work as a member of a team to increase student success and degree completion. 
  • Ability to work independently and reliably.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience and ability to take initiative.
  • Ability to effectively use technology to reach students and increase efficiency and effectiveness. 
  • Critical thinking skills; seek resources for direction, when necessary. Perform independent problem solving. Decision-making is logical and deliberate. Perform actions that demonstrate accountability. Exercise safe judgment in decision-making and scope. Practice within legal and ethical guidelines.
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing, including the ability to engage in one-on-one and in public forum.
  • Approach leadership and decision making from an equity and inclusion viewpoint.
  • Maintain confidentiality and treat sensitive information appropriately.
  • Master a variety of software applications and platforms such as NEOGOV, PeopleSoft, Zoom, Get Inclusive, Canvas, and Microsoft Office Suite.

Minimum & Desirable Qualifications


  • Master’s degree in a transfer field (mathematics, natural sciences, English, humanities, fine arts, social sciences), education or other related field from a nationally accredited institution.
  • Three (3) years of experience as full-time faculty, teaching in one of the disciplines supervised by this position..
  • Two (2) years of administrative experience such as Associate or Assistant Dean, Division Chair, Department Head, or other similar position.
  • Experience with hiring processes and mentoring faculty and staff. 


  • Experience teaching at a community college, preferred.
  • Experience working with state and federal grants and contracts.
  • Experience with institutional effectiveness and outcomes assessment.
  • Experience with integration of technology in instruction and/or distance learning.
  • Demonstrated skill and experience in the development and implementation of new programs.
  • Bilingual Spanish/English proficiency.

Application Instructions

This position is open until filled.  Big Bend Community College reserves the right to offer this position to a qualified candidate at any time, so a prompt response is encouraged.

To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required qualifications and submit a complete application packet, which includes the following:

  1. BBCC Online application.
  2. Cover letter, addressing why you are interested in this position and how your qualifications make you the ideal candidate.*
  3. Comprehensive resume or CV.*
  4. Response(s) to the questions found in the Supplemental Questions Tab above.* Supplemental questions are designed to address the Additional Desirable qualifications listed in the job posting. 
  5. Unofficial transcripts documenting undergraduate and graduate course work and degrees. Official transcripts required upon employment.*

NOTE: You must complete the online application in full and respond to the required supplemental questions. Failure to provide this information or responses of "See Resume" may eliminate you from consideration for this position. The college reserves the right to remove documents, submitted but not requested, by BBCC as part of the application process. These documents include, but are not limited to statements of teaching philosophy, diversity statement, letters of recommendation, student evaluations, performance evaluations, etc. 

BBCC reserves the right to not fill this position, reject all applicants, reopen the position, or make a direct appointment. Applications received during this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies at the College's discretion.

This posting does not reflect the entire job description and may be changed and/or modified, at any time, without notice.

If you have difficulty logging into your account, attaching documents, submitting your application, etc., please contact NEOGOV Customer Service at 1-855-524-5627.


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 are 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 the questions.

Prior to employment, 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 the position.

An offer of employment will not carry with it any responsibility or obligation on the part of Big Bend Community College to sponsor an H-1B visa. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, proof of authorization to work in the United States will be required at the time of hire.

Official transcripts must be provided to the college upon hire.


Big Bend provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the American with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Please direct all inquiries regarding compliance with access, equal opportunity, and/or grievances to the Vice President of Human Resources & Labor/Equal Opportunity Officer/Title IX Coordinator/Section 504 Coordinator, BBCC 7662 Chanute Street NE, Moses Lake, WA 98837; 509-793-2026 or via email at


In compliance with state and federal regulations, BBCC is committed to a safe and drug and alcohol-free campus. Employees are expected to comply with BBCC’s policy prohibiting illegal drug use or activity, including notifications of criminal drug convictions and the use of prescription drugs or over-the-counter medications that are likely to affect job safety. The complete policy and procedure are available to view on the policies page (Download PDF reader) of the BBCC website. Printed copies of the policy and procedure are available by contacting the Human Resources Office at 509-793-2008. 


BBCC strives to be a safe and secure campus for our students, employees, and community. Detailed information regarding campus security, crime statistics for the most recent-three year period, and other information is available on the Campus Safety and Security page of the BBCC website. If you have questions or would like a printed copy of the materials please contact Campus Safety and Security at 509-793-2286.


Big Bend Community College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, religion, age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical, mental or sensory disability, use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, marital status, pregnancy status or families with children, a mother breastfeeding her child, AIDS/HIV or hepatitis C, genetic information, and/or status as a veteran or any other legally protected classification.

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