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Executive Dean of Teaching and Learning Support

Requisition ID req1624
Department Academic Affairs Leaders
Campus District Position/Home Campus - Southeast - Onsite Flex
Employment Type Administrative-Full Time
Best Consideration Date 3/21/2023
Position Summary

This position is categorized as Onsite Flex, with an average of 3 days per week minimum onsite expectation.

Portland Community College is seeking a highly motivated and equity-minded leader for the Executive Dean of Teaching & Learning Support.  We are seeking candidates who will prioritize the student experience and equitable student success outcomes within a portfolio of departments focused on teaching excellence, curriculum development & support, accessibility, and academic & learning support. This senior level position will champion and guide continuous improvement within a large. complex institution related to policy, practice, and services.  Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to adapt and thrive in a large, multi-location higher education environment that is in the middle of significant and transformational change. 

Reporting to the Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Executive Dean of Teaching & Learning Support serves as the College’s leader for teaching and learning excellence. The Division includes the following four departments and areas: Accessible Education & Disability Resources (Accessible Technology, Student Accommodations); Teaching, Learning, and Curricular Innovation (Curriculum Office, Experiential Learning, Learning Assessment, Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence); Learning Support (Tutoring Services & Co-Curricular Support, Library, Digital Literacy, Student Assessment and Testing); and the Title III Grant.

See the classification description for additional information:


Portland Community College strives to develop and sustain a collaborative community committed to excellence in teaching and learning so that students are provided every opportunity to successfully achieve their academic goals. 


This shared vision recognizes that excellence in teaching and learning is reached by:

  • Creating opportunities for faculty to maintain a high level of relevance in their programs, disciplines, and pedagogical approaches.
  • Acknowledging that teaching and learning is an ecosystem wherein the entire college community feels empowered, supported, and responsible to work in partnership toward equitable student success. 
  • Promoting a faculty & staff culture where self-reflection, innovation, and continual improvement are valued.
  • Recognizing the strength that diversity, equity, and inclusion is vital to the teaching and learning environment.
  • Establishing the time and space to allow for formal discussions and professional development for faculty. 
  • Placing students at the center and taking every opportunity possible to engage students in the conversation.  
  • Acknowledging Culturally Responsive Teaching pedagogy as a cornerstone of teaching and learning excellence. 

Transformational Leadership Competencies

In order to actualize our commitment to opportunity and equitable student success, we seek transformational leaders who exemplify the PCC Leadership competencies

Advances Racial and Social Justice

Identifies systemic racism and social oppression and actively works toward their elimination; implements culturally responsive practices and processes to achieve equitable student outcomes.

Drives Vision and Purpose

Articulates and executes a vision for student-centered (flexible, multimodal, inclusive) delivery of instruction and services.

Drives Engagement

Builds ownership in transformational change and establishes conditions for authentic exploration and engagement cross-departmentally to arrive at collaborative solutions that lead to student success.

Accelerates Agility and Innovation

Analyzes systems, policies and practices and commits to continuous program improvement through the strategic use of culturally responsive data.

Builds Partnerships

Partners to solve problems, adapts communication and approaches, supports healthy conflict, and develops strong relationships across all disciplines and functional areas to advance institutional goals.

Candidate Profile

These qualifications, skills and abilities are critical for success in this position.
Throughout the screening process, you will be evaluated based on the demonstration of these qualifications.

People of color, women, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and individuals with disabilities may be less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every one of the qualifications and success criteria listed. We are interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We welcome applicants who bring a diversity of identity, culture, experience, perspective and thought. We encourage you to apply, and to describe how your professional and lived experience prepare you for the qualifications described.


Please note:  As part of your application, you will be asked to provide information on how you meet the minimum qualification and each of the Success Criteria indicated below:

  • Demonstrated experience navigating a highly complex organizational structure, building consensus, and achieving high-impact outcomes
  • Demonstrated commitment to deepening personal and team practices of diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Demonstrated experience interpreting and guiding compliance with federal, state, local, and institutional policies and regulations related to curriculum, instruction, and accessibility
  • Ability to actively engage and collaborate with faculty, student services practitioners, and other administrators to address the challenges and opportunities of complex systems
  • Ability to represent institutional interests, partner and navigate effectively within a complex external governance landscape, such as a statewide higher education or industry standards frameworks
  • Experience successfully managing diverse people and teams across institutional levels (such as supporting the work of unit leaders, facilitating peer work groups, and leading within governing bodies)
  • Direct experience working in areas of teaching and/or student learning support  (curriculum development, culturally responsive/inclusive teaching pedagogy/practice, student learning assessment, experiential learning, academic support/tutoring, disability resources, information literacy/library, placement/testing services)

Minimum Qualifications

To be considered, your application must demonstrate these minimum qualifications. (Experience is calculated based on the start and end dates you provide multiplied by the number of hours per week worked).

  • Eight (8) years of progressively responsible professional experience related to the area of assignment, providing program/project management or program/project coordination; and
  • Four (4) years of higher education management/supervisory experience

Position Grade P
Starting Salary Expectations Minimum $120,485 to range midpoint of $147,595. Placement will generally not exceed the mid-point, based on qualifications, experience, and internal equity.
Position Grade Salary Range $120485 to $174704 Annual Salary
PCC Benefits

PCC offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide employees and their families, including domestic partners, with access to a broad range of benefit options. Includes Health, Dental, and Vision options, Group Life, Long-term Disability, Long-term Care, and Auto and Home Insurance programs.

PCC currently fully funds the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS/OPSRP) pension and contributes an additional 6% into the employee's Individual Account Program under PERS/OPSRP. After one year of management or confidential service, PCC also provides a 2% contribution to a 403(b) account for eligible management and confidential personnel. PCC offers a tax deferred annuity program and a deferred compensation program where employees may save additional pre-tax dollars for retirement.

Additionally, PCC provides a tuition waiver for you, your spouse/domestic partner, and dependent children under 24 years of age, as well as partial tuition reimbursement for full-time employees at other accredited institutions.

Paid Leave: (Pro-rated by FTE for Part-Time Employees)
- 14.67 hours of vacation leave per month
- 1 day of sick leave per month
- 11 holidays
- 3 additional personal leave days per year

View a complete list of PCC benefits.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements Work environment includes frequent disruptions and changes in priorities. Work is generally performed in an office environment with frequent interruptions and irregularities in the work schedule. Working hours may vary and occasional evening or weekend work is required. Frequent travel to other locations is required. No special coordination beyond that used for normal mobility and handling of everyday objects and materials is needed to perform the job satisfactorily.

Background Check Required Yes

Portland Community College complies with the Oregon Veterans' Preference in Public Employment law which provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment. You will be given instructions during the application process to claim Veterans' Preference in the recruitment of this position, and to provide the documents required for verification of eligibility. Please do not send your documentation to the hiring manager directly. For verification of eligibility, please submit the following documentation:

  • Veterans: DD214
  • Disabled Veterans: DD214 and Letter from the Department of VA

Portland Community College is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other protected class.

Notice of the Availability of the Annual Security Report:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), you may view Portland Community College’s (PCC) most recent Annual Security Report (ASR) on the Department of Public Safety website. The ASR contains current security and safety-related policy disclosure statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information and resources, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains crime statistics for Clery Act crimes which occurred on PCC properties for the last three calendar years. Paper copies of the ASR are available upon request at all Department of Public Safety offices.

Special Conditions for this position:

This position has been identified as a Campus Security Authority (CSA) pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). Campus Security Authorities must immediately report Clery Act crimes that occurred on Portland Community College’s Clery geography on the Crime Incident Report (CIRTrac™) located on the Department of Public Safety’s Clery Act compliance webpage. Following entry of a report on CIRTrac™ PCC’s Clery Specialist will (1) analyze the report for issuance of a timely warning or emergency notification; and (2) will determine if the report should be included in the annual statistical disclosures. The Clery Specialist shall annually assign CSAs online Clery Act training to ensure they are provided proper training to fulfill their reporting responsibilities required by the Clery Act and PCC’s Clery Act policy.