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Director, Center for Community Learning

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Location: Bellingham, WA
Categories: Academic Affairs

Position Title Director, Center for Community Learning
About the University Western Washington University, with over 16,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 90,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master's-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2019 U.S. News & World Report rankings.
About the Department The Center for Community Learning supports Western's mission, which states that together with our students, staff, and faculty, we are committed to making a positive impact in the state and the world with a shared focus on academic excellence and inclusive achievement. We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and other candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and with diverse experiences interested in this opportunity.
About the Position

The Center for Community Learning (CCL) Director functions as the Academic Administrator for the Center and provides strategic leadership for ensuring that CCL contributes to the mission of Western Washington University. The Director is responsible for creating and meeting strategic goals and objectives; extending community learning opportunities to WWU students, faculty, staff and community partners; and quality-building for the long-term sustainability and institutionalization of community learning at WWU. The Director is responsible for supervising CCL staff and managing the program budget to effectively implement quality experiential education and community learning programming. The Director utilizes expertise in community engagement pedagogy to advocate for community learning to the campus and local communities, as well as regional, national, and international communities. This position is a faculty Academic Administrator as outlined in section 18.2 of the UFWW Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Position Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides visionary leadership to carry out the mission and goals of the Center; Oversees the quality of CCL programs; Promotes the values of community learning to the campus and broader community through marketing, advocacy, and outreach
  • Establishes strong, cooperative relationships with campus and community partner stakeholders; Leads curricular initiatives related to community learning in collaboration with other academic departments and offices; Works to further institutionalize community learning at WWU by participating in campus-wide initiatives; Works with University units to assess and evaluate community engagement at Western; Promotes diversity, equity and inclusion in community learning partnerships 
  • Develops and monitors the CCL budget; works within WWU budget guidelines and uses organization resources effectively; Oversees funding plan, including identifying diverse sources of funding; Manages grant opportunities
  • Supervises, and evaluates employees in accordance with current HR regulations
Required Qualifications
  • Demonstrated capability as a visionary leader
  • Substantial knowledge of community engagement pedagogy in a higher education setting
  • 3-5 years of experience in academic program management
  • Experience in budget planning and administration
  • Demonstrated collaborative skills to develop and maintain excellent working relationships with diverse and multiple campus and community groups
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Experience working with faculty, community partners and students
  • Master’s degree 

All employees must comply with our Immunization policies, including COVID vaccination by time of hire and Proof of Rubeola Measles Immunity within 60-days of hire. Please reach out to if you need information regarding medical or religious exemption and applicable accommodations.


Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working with community organizations in Washington
  • Terminal degree 


 Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Bargaining Unit

 United Faculty of Western Washington

Application Instructions

A cover letter and curriculum vitae are required and should address your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications.

You will be asked to provide contact information of three references.

Closing Date Notes Position closes 02/04/2022 at 11:55 pm

Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU’s Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay);

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report: This report is provided pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act ("The Clery Act"). It includes statistics for the previous three calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on Western's campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Western; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report in printed or alternate formats by contacting the Office of the Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services at The report can be found at: Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).

All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires.

Job no: 499290
Advertised: Pacific Standard Time
Applications close: Pacific Standard Time

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