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Deputy Executive Director for Education

Position Overview

The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) seeks a Deputy Executive Director for Education Services to join its leadership team. This critical role provides strategic planning, education policy, performance and accountability on behalf of the community and technical college system.

The SBCTC Education Services division:

  • Delivers policy direction and guidance in instruction, student services, K-12 transitions, eLearning and open education, policy research, and accountability issues.
  • Administers $150 million annually in targeted state, federal, contract and private foundation funds.
  • Conducts state-level research on community and technical college students, staff and resources.
  • Develops and sustains collaborative partnerships with system colleges, universities, K-12, business, labor, state agencies, national associations and philanthropic organizations to raise educational attainment and meet the education and training needs of the state’s economy.
  • Supports equity, diversity and inclusion efforts in the college system.
  • Works with college presidents, college and university administrators, state education and higher education agencies, the state Legislature, Governor’s Office and other stakeholders on higher education policy issues.

Job #: 2017-08

Annual Salary: $141,000

Location: Olympia, WA

Opens: Monday, June 19, 2017

Closes: Friday, Aug. 18, 2017 or until filled 

Recruitment and screening of applications will be ongoing until the position is filled. However, to ensure full consideration, return completed materials by 5 p.m. on the closing date. Note: Agency hiring authorities reserve the right — and may exercise the option — to make a hiring decision prior to the conclusion of the recruitment process.

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  • Represent the community and technical college system on education policy issues to the state Legislature, universities, superintendent of public instruction, the Washington Student Achievement Council, state agencies and state level business and labor organizations.
  • Provide leadership for and manage the Education Services division. Work with division staff to establish system and agency priorities in workforce education, adult literacy, academic transfer, K-12 articulation and transitions, equity and diversity, student services, eLearning, accountability and agency research.
  • Work with the State Board members, college presidents and vice presidents, and external stakeholders to develop system policies and administrative procedures related to instruction, student services, equity and diversity, student transition and accountability issues.
  • Oversee division budgets. Supervise distribution of earmarked state, federal, contract and private grant funds. Pursue public and private funding for priority initiatives.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Five years of professional experience in an administrative capacity in a community and technical college, university or related business setting.
  • A master’s degree or equivalent relevant work experience.
  • Successful management, customer service and organizational change experience, excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Successful experience with developing partnerships and collaborative problem-solving.

This is a full-time, exempt position. The annual compensation for this position is listed above. Washington state has a generous benefit package including health, dental, life insurance, long-term disability, retirement, and two optional deferred compensation programs. For more information, see Employee Benefits.

This position supervises Education Division directors for workforce education, basic education for adults, transfer education, student services, eLearning, student success strategies, policy research, student information system support, and K12 transitions.

Interested candidates may apply by submitting the following items:

  • Letter of formal application that addresses your interest in the position and ability to perform the responsibilities described in this announcement.
  • Detailed résumé of all educational and professional experience that demonstrates how you meet the qualifications.
  • List of at least three professional references with contact information. References are typically contacted after interviews.

Send application materials

Email is preferred, but you may send application materials by one of the following delivery methods:

Application tips

  • Make sure you clearly indicate the position you are applying for in your letter of interest and within your email and/or subject line – suggested subject line format:  Last name, First name – Position Title.
  • Include your name, address, current phone number, and email on the first page of each document you submit.



Pamela Kelly
Human Resource Consultant


Submitted applications are the property of SBCTC and will not be returned.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer.

The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) supports Executive Order 13-01 Veterans Transition Support and is an equal opportunity employer. SBCTC complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Applicants needing accommodation in the application process or this announcement in an alternative format may contact the Human Resources Office at 360-704-4301. A TDD relay service is available by dialing 800-833-6388 or voice 800-833-6384.

Employee Benefits

Your paycheck is just part of your total compensation. As an exempt employee, you will also have access to an outstanding employee benefits package worth about 30 percent of your salary.

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More Information

Contact the Human Resource Office at 360-704-4301 or visit the HR web page.

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