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Dean of the School of Education


Trinity in Washington, a comprehensive university enrolling more than 2,500 students in undergraduate and graduate programs, seeks a strong leader for the School of Education, which has NCATE accreditation.  The dean will lead this academic unit through a process of planning and transformation to align the future curricula and programs of the school with changing demands for educational and human service professionals in the Washington region and nationally.  The current degree programs in the School of Education include the M.A.T., M.Ed., M.S.A. and M.A. in Counseling; the planning process may enlarge this slate of offerings.

 Strategic planning is the top priority for the new dean in the first year, with correlative development of strong and effective partnerships with regional K-12 schools and systems (private, charter, public) and other educational and human service organizations, as well as the relevant regional public officials and private leaders.  Establishing effective partnerships with major funders is an additional expectation.  The dean must be able to be a visible participant in the major conversations in Washington about school reform, teaching effectiveness and assessment, the future of counseling and other services for families and children, and the development of public policies around these topics.

 The dean is also responsible to recruit, retain and develop faculty capacity, both full-time and adjunct and to oversee the management of the routine affairs of the School of Education, including academic advising, clinical placements and supervision, school and agency relationships, accreditation relationships and compliance, and related personnel and policy administration.  The dean reports to the provost and works in close cooperation with the other academic deans as well as the senior executive staff and president.

Candidates must present a track record of at least ten years of increasingly responsible administrative experience in higher education, preferably in a school of education, or other similar relevant experience in a nonprofit, educational or governmental agency.  Preferred candidates will have collegiate teaching experience.  Candidates must have an earned doctorate in a field relevant to the position; terminal degrees in other fields with extensive directly relevant professional experience may be considered.  Trinity will seek transcripts for all degrees indicated on the c.v.

 Candidates must also demonstrate proficiency in writing and oral expression, superior management and interpersonal skills, and a clear commitment to developing cultural competency throughout the team.

 Candidates should present a statement of qualifications, complete c.v. and the names of at least five professional references with whom they have had have had direct working relationships.   

 Submit credentials to:  Review of application will continue until position is filled.

Trinity Washington University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Access/Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its students, faculty and staff. Trinity is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive community and strongly encourages all qualified individuals to apply.

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