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Job Summary

Full Time
Posted on
March 26, 2019
Tacoma Community College HR
Tacoma, Washington
Years of Experiences
3 - 5
Career Level
Senior Executive (President, CFO, etc)
Education Level
Master's Degree

About Tacoma Community College HR

Tacoma Community College has recently been listed as one of the nation’s top 150 community colleges by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program. Located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, just south of Seattle. TCC is a diverse, creative and engaging institution - recognized nationally as an Achieving the Dream “Leader College” – and enrolls approximately 18,000 students annually (6,000 FTE) and is located on a 150-acre site in west Tacoma. The Tacoma-Pierce County area, located on beautiful Puget Sound and framed by the Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges, offer residents and visitors a wealth of cultural and recreational opportunities. The city of Seattle is located 35 miles north of Tacoma. We're always looking for innovative, enthusiastic employees to join our administration, faculty and staff. Won't you join us? View Administrative and Staff jobs and apply online. Link to background check form View Faculty jobs and apply online. Faculty Bargaining Agreement Link to background check form •You will need an email account in order to register and apply online. You may obtain a free email account from providers such as Google Gmail or Microsoft Outlook. •Browser Update: Effective April 2016, the Applicant Software will only support the following browsers; Internet Explorer 11, Chrome 47 and higher; and Edge 20 and higher. You may need to upgrade your browser. •Applicant technical support can be reached at 1.855.524.5627. •All documents submitted become the property of the college and will not be returned. •Persons with Disabilities who need assistance with the recruitment process will be accommodated to the extent reasonably possible. For assistance contact the Human Resources Department.

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Job description

Priority Consideration Date: April 22, 2019                                  

Who we are (TCC)

Tacoma Community College is a public two-year institution that serves a diverse population of approximately 14,000 students.  We embrace our identity as a community college.  Our stated mission is to create meaningful and relevant learning, inspire greater equity, and celebrate success in our lives and in our communities.  We are recognized nationally as an Achieving the Dream “leader college”, and our faculty are engaged in innovative work to improve student retention and program completion.  According to the Community College Survey of Student Engagement, TCC ranks high on measures of active learning and academic challenge, thanks to our creative and scholarly faculty.  We seek to recruit and retain a workforce that

  • Reflects the diversity of our community

  • Values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching

  • Is attracted by the campus mission promoting equitable access to educational opportunities

  • Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to facilitate success for underrepresented populations

  • Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with others

  • Engages with the community both within and outside of TCC

Regional Setting

For information on Tacoma and the surrounding area:


Position Summary

The Applied Management Professor position is responsible to prepare and deliver applied business management foundational coursework in a baccalaureate degree program. This position works closely with the Director of Applied Baccalaureate programs and the faculty and program chair to design, implement, and evaluate the curriculum. This position reports jointly to the Dean of Health, Business & Professional Services and the Director of Applied Baccalaureate programs.


Essential Functions/Duties

  • Prepare and teach face to face, hybrid, and fully online baccalaureate level courses in the field of applied business management

  • Identifies curricular needs and approaches for improvement and innovation of culturally sustaining curriculum

  • Work with program faculty and staff on curriculum and program development incorporating current educational theories and research and integrating new and innovative approaches to instruction

  • Develop and utilize a variety of instructional strategies appropriate to the needs of learners in a hybrid (mix of classroom and online) environment

  • Work with an advisory committee of community partners to keep curriculum relevant to local employer needs

  • Work with faculty at the associate degree level to ensure the pathways to the BAS program fully prepare students for baccalaureate level coursework

  • Prepare and teach business courses at the associate degree level as needed

  • Evaluate student progress and provide clear, timely feedback using program criteria and expectations

  • Maintain regular office hours to improve student retention and success

  • Advise current and potential applied business management students

  • Work with local employers and students to facilitate internships

  • Work with certifying organizations to create partnerships and earn endorsements

  • Support division and department goals

  • Participate actively in departmental responsibilities to include curriculum review, program development, and faculty meetings

  • Serve on college committees and participate in college governance

  • Perform related duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in business or other related field from an accredited institution

  • Three years’ relevant work experience and/or relevant current teaching experience that particularly qualifies the candidate to provide instruction in applied business management



Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with diverse populations and underrepresented groups

  • Doctoral Degree in Business or related field

  • Master of Business Administration from an accredited institution

  • Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification or similar related certification

  • Experience teaching at a secondary or post-secondary level

  • Experience in using online learning management systems (Blackboard, Canvas, etc.)

  • Experience in curriculum development at a baccalaureate level

  • Experience developing community contacts


Conditions of Employment

  • Successful completion of a criminal history background check prior to employment

  • Eligibility to earn Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification or similar related certification


The Successful Candidate Must Demonstrate

  • Ethics, integrity, and sound professional judgement

  • Commitment to the mission of Tacoma Community College

  • Commitment to developing a diverse workforce for Pierce County

  • Commitment to teaching in a community college setting and a strong awareness and appreciation of the benefits of diversity, cultural awareness, and sensitivity in the workplace

  • Commitment to baccalaureate education in the community college setting

  • Commitment to establishing and maintaining positive working relationships with students, colleagues, and staff representing diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds

  • Ability to work successfully with the varied and diverse students and staff of the college

  • Dynamic, non-traditional delivery methods to teach students of widely varying levels of proficiency and from diverse backgrounds, abilities, and learning styles

  • Experience using technology as an instructional aide to enhance learning

  • Commitment to establishing and maintaining positive working relationships with students, colleagues, and staff representing diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds

  • Commitment to remain current in the field

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse groups from the community as well as students, staff, faculty, and administration

  • Demonstrated strength in written and oral communication as well as listening

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Commitment to function as an effective team member

Application Materials & Procedures

Complete application packages must include the following: Selected candidates will be invited for an interview, which will include a teaching demonstration.  Application materials must be submitted online through our website;

  1. Tacoma Community College online application

  2. Resume & cover letter describing how your educational background and experience align with the responsibilities and qualifications

  3. Copies of transcripts for all colleges and universities attended

  4. Tacoma Community College is committed to creating and supporting a multi-cultural climate that welcomes, fosters, respects, and celebrates diversity.  Please attach a statement (maximum two pages) describing your experiences with other cultures and communities, your level of cultural self-awareness and how you have integrated both experience and self-awareness into your living/working environment.


Terms of Employment

This is a full-time, temporary, faculty position contracted on an annual basis. Classes assigned to the successful candidate may be on campus, hybrid online, or fully online with an online learning management system (Canvas) component for some class materials. Placement on the faculty salary schedule will be commensurate with educational background and experience. The salary will be prorated to reflect the actual contract days remaining in the academic year. A collective bargaining agreement exists, and membership in the TCC Federation of Teachers or payment of a service fee may be available. Evening and off campus assignments may be a part of the instructional load.  Flexibility is required to meet the needs of the department. Degrees must be from accredited colleges or universities recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and verified by National Student Clearinghouse.


Tacoma Community College values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator

Tacoma Community College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, or status as a veteran of war. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types). Provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Stephen Smith, Title II and Title IX, 253-566-5054; Dolores Haugen, Section 504 Officer, 253-566-6090. Tacoma Community College is a smoke-free/drug free environment. This recruitment announcement does not reflect the entire job description and can be changed and or modified without notice.


Tacoma Community College
Human Resources
6501 S 19th St Bldg. 14, Tacoma WA  98466