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Director of Transfer Education

Position Overview

The Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) invites applications from qualified individuals interested in providing leadership on transfer education issues in collaboration with instruction and student services administrators. The incumbent represents Washington’s 34 community and technical colleges and SBCTC in matters related to transfer education to colleges and universities, legislative and executive branches of state government, and state agencies.

SBCTC Vision and Mission

Our vision is to build strong communities, individuals and families, and achieve greater global competitiveness and prosperity for the state and its economy by raising the knowledge and skills of the state’s residents. We support and empower the Washington state community and technical colleges to increase higher education opportunities and student participation through advocacy, resources, information, leadership and accountability. Our values are focused on customer service, integrity, humor/exuberance, expertise and effective communication.

Job #: 2019-05

Annual Salary: $114,600.00

Location: Olympia, WA

Opens: Monday, Feb. 25, 2019

Closes: Friday, March 22, 2019 

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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  • Provide policy leadership for academic and transfer education. Principle issues include transfer preparation for bachelor’s degrees, seamless transfer among community and technical colleges and to public and private universities, statewide transfer and reciprocity agreements, applied baccalaureate degrees and university centers.
  • Recommend policy direction and communicate with legislators on transfer policies.
  • Serve as agency liaison to the Articulation and Transfer Council and Joint Transfer Council.
  • Work collaboratively with colleges, public and private universities to improve access to baccalaureate education and completion of associate and bachelor’s degrees.
  • Provide staff support to the presidents’ Education Committee and the Instruction Commission.
  • Attend and participate in state, regional, and national conferences and discussions involving transfer policy and research.
  • Support state-wide system initiatives involving transfer and intentional efforts to create equitable opportunities for traditionally underserved student populations.
  • Perform other duties as required.

The successful candidate must be able to think creatively, act resourcefully, exhibit excellent communication skills, both written and oral, and work in a collaborative decision making environment. Qualifications include:

  • A master’s degree (or higher) and five years of experience in instruction or a closely related area or equivalent combination of related experience and/or education.
  • Community/technical college instruction experience or experience working with community and technical college student populations.
  • Experience in academic education and collaborating with baccalaureate institutions.
  • Experience in multiple instruction or student services areas.
  • Demonstrated dedication to and passion for equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts.
  • Experience with the legislative process or the development of college, state or federal policies.
  • Experience developing and implementing strategies for student success.
  • Excellence in networking and team-building.
  • Ability to manage numerous, simultaneous tasks in a fast-paced work environment.

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 has supervisory responsibilities and will report to the deputy executive director of education.

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 or Recruitment #.
  • Include your name, address, current phone number, and email on the first page of each document you submit. 


Pamela Kelly
Human Resource Consultant 3


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 Washington 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 who need 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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