Tacoma Community College
Dean Of Library And Learning Innovation
Tacoma Community College

The Dean has primary responsibility for the operation of the Library and Learning Innovation areas, including hiring, supervising, and evaluating staff; implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and assessment of services; establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with administrators, faculty, students, external vendors, and constituents; and maintaining fiscal and programmatic accountability.

  • Requires 4+ years experience
  • Full time
  • Tacoma, United States
  • Requires Master's degree
  • $97,000/year
April 1, 2022

For the full scope of Essential Functions please visit the website.

College Leadership

  • Provide leadership and direction to the development and implementation of recruitment initiatives that support the institutional goals of equity and inclusion.
  • Represent division on internal and external committees.

 Division Leadership

  • Provides leadership for Library and Learning Innovation areas.
  • Makes recommendations for hiring staff and faculty, including full-time, temporary, tenure track, and part-time faculty, and hourly and classified staff.

 Teaching & Learning

  • Works collaboratively with the Director of Learning Innovation, Instructional Designer, and faculty librarians to support innovative, equitable, and appropriately scaled course design practices, information literacy, and OER projects.
  • Works collaboratively with faculty librarians to manage the development of electronic and print collections.

 Open Educational Resources

  • Works closely and collaboratively with the Director of Learning Innovation, the Instructional Designer, and the OER Librarian to support faculty adoption of Open Educational Resources.
  • Works with state partners in the Washington community and technical college system to advance the use of OER across the state. 

 Service delivery

  • Creates an inclusive and supportive environment in the Library and Information Commons for students, faculty, and staff.
  • Works with online learning support staff to develop strategies to advocate for and assist students with academic technology needs.


  • Manages Library & Learning Innovation resources (personnel, budgets, equipment) to optimize effectiveness.
  • Prepares division budgets including analysis of individual department needs.




Required education and experience:

  • ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library or Information Science or an advanced degree in a closely related subject area from an accredited college or university.
  • Significant record of effective supervisory, administrative, and financial management experience in a higher education Library and/or eLearning setting with a strong service orientation.
  • Knowledge of community college educational trends and issues, particularly in relation to equity, diversity, and inclusion practices.
Who You Are

Tacoma Community College is seeking candidates for the Dean of Library and Learning Innovation who demonstrate the following qualities, knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Experience in driving and nurturing innovation.
  • Demonstrated focus on the student experience and student success.
  • Experience in developing an innovative vision for a large administrative unit.
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a collegial, team-centered environment.
  • Demonstrated ability and commitment to supporting and enhancing a diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and working environment.
  • Experience in using educational technologies and ability to adapt to and adopt changing technologies.
  • Significant and recent experience working with learning management systems.
  • Knowledge of accessibility and academic technology needs.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and/or practical experience in Library and/or eLearning work environments and educational needs, trends, and issues.
  • Knowledge of statewide governance and regional accreditation systems. 
  • Demonstrated success in coordinating and completing administrative projects that enhance learning environments and promote equitable opportunities for students, staff, and faculty.
  • Experience developing, reviewing, and/or revising policies and procedures that foster inclusion and success for underrepresented students, staff, and faculty.
  • Clear writing and oral communication, and strong listening skills.
  • Strong analytic ability and attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of staff and program development principles and practices.
  • Interest in, knowledge of, and commitment to the educational and professional development of our diverse students, staff, and faculty.
Who We Are

Located in the scenic Puget Sound area with Mount Rainier in the distance, Tacoma is the third-largest city in Washington State with a thriving and diverse community of over 200,000 residents. Tacoma Community College (TCC) was built on the ancestral territory of Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Puyallup. The 1854 Medicine Creek Treaty forcibly removed them to the Puyallup Reservation to make way for settlers; we recognize the privilege of utilizing this land has come at great cost. We honor the resilience of the Puyallup people, who still live here, defend their rights, and contribute greatly to the well-being of this community. As emphasized in TCC’s land acknowledgment, our institution aims to increase partnerships and community ties with the local Indigenous populations. As stated in TCC’s Eight Point Plan, we stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and the Black community by further strengthening collaboration with the Black Student Union as well as community entities such as the Tacoma-Pierce County Black Collective, the Tacoma Urban League, and local Black-owned businesses. The Library & Learning Innovation division is committed to increasing accessibility to innovative learning resources to a diverse study body and championing efforts to better serve historically marginalized and underrepresented communities.

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