District Distance Education Dean (Interim Assignment)

Martinez, CA
Sep 08, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
Institution Type
Community College

Position Definition

Under administrative direction of a higher-level manager, oversees division(s) or areas of a college or District instructional, student and/or support services operation. Manages and evaluates assigned managers, supervisors, department chairs, faculty and staff, in conformance with appropriate policies and procedures. Carries out complex projects and special programs.

Position Title
District Distance Education Dean (Interim Assignment)

District Office

Posting Number

$9,114-$11,104 per month

Distinguishing Characteristics

A Dean serves as a division/area administrator, overseeing the delivery of instructional, student or support services programs within a defined area or divisions. A Senior Dean can have multiple major programs reporting to the position and may supervise lower level Deans and administrators. The Executive Dean classification is reserved for the oversight of major college-wide or Districtwide programs, projects or large offcampus centers.

Examples of Duties/Essential Functions

Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following: Provides vision and leadership for a diverse, dynamic and innovative community of faculty, staff and students. Provides year-round leadership, management, participation and development of an instructional, student, and/or support services division's day, evening, weekend, inter-session and summer programs. Assists in the hiring process of management, faculty and classified staff for assigned division or area and recommend personnel actions to supervisor. Assists in the training of assigned managers, supervisors, faculty and classified staff. Evaluates assigned managers, supervisors and classified staff. Assists in the evaluation of faculty. Organizes and manages the operation of the assigned division or area office; coordinates and administers its budget. In collaboration with faculty, develops curriculum, supports a variety of methods of instruction, including computer-assisted instruction and distance learning, and ensures course and program articulations are kept current. With division faculty, staff, and other administrators, manages the preparation of the class schedules, catalogs, brochures and other printed or electronic materials for the assigned division(s). Facilitates grant applications for assigned division or area, manages grants, and prepares required reports. Serves as liaison to other college divisions, areas and services, advisory committees, individual students and student groups, and appropriate university, school and other off-campus and community groups. Serves on college and district committees as assigned. Organizes, manages and participates in the annual planning and budgeting process in cooperation with managers, supervisors, faculty and classified staff and in concert with college goals for assigned division or area. Manages the approved annual budget for assigned area. Accurately interprets applicable laws, regulations and collective bargaining contract provisions. Responds to and seeks resolution of complaints arising from division/area activities, including participating in the process of collective bargaining contract grievances. Provides leadership for and assists with departmental program reviews. Assists in accreditation process. Supports a climate that promotes innovation and improved service to students and the community; cooperates with area staff and other managers to develop processes that are student friendly and supportive of student success. Manages and participates in the continued evaluation and improvement of the assigned area's instructional, student, and/or support services programs. Promotes the assessment of student outcomes in order to determine the effectiveness of student learning and student development programs in the area. Assists in the coordination of area programs with those of other institutions and in the development of partnerships with external agencies. Actively participates in and supports college and District shared governance components and activities and other collaborative processes. Employs appropriate techniques and strategies to resolve disputes and to enhance communication and cooperation among the members of the college and District communities. Interpret and analyze appropriate laws, policies, rules and procedures to determine impact on assigned instructional or student services division or program area and oversee compliance and reporting strategies. Travels throughout the District in carrying out responsibilities and functions. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualification-Education/Experience
Earned master's degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university. Experience: Equivalent to at least three (3) years of full-time instructional, student, and/or other relevant support services experience. Equivalent to one year's experience in a lead role such as a department chair, etc.
License/Certification: Ability to obtain a valid Class C California Driver's License.

Minimum Qualification-Knowledge Of
Computer-based technology for management of assigned divisions/areas and for instructional, student, and/or support services; the goals of shared governance; principles and practices of administrative organization and management, planning, supervising and evaluating the work of others, employee motivation and training; applicable federal, state, local, District and college laws, rules and regulations, and collective bargaining contract provisions; complex business level English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation; modern office tools such as computers and printers; typical modern office computer software programs; report and presentation writing.

Minimum Qualification-Ability To
Use organizational skills that enable performance of duties in a timely fashion with attention to detail; effectively communicate orally and in writing; manage financial resources effectively including determining how best to utilize resources and managing budgets and expenditures; use personal computers utilizing typical office software applications, including the Internet; work effectively with managers, faculty and staff in a participatory governance environment to accomplish the goals and objectives of the college and the assigned divisions or areas; exercise good judgment; communicate effectively and constructively with persons of diverse cultures, language groups, and abilities; demonstrate understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, politics, philosophy, disability, and religious background of all students, faculty and staff; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Desirable Qualifications

• Three or more years of experience teaching online courses within an institution serving a diverse population of students, preferably within a full time faculty role or equivalent

• Online teaching certificate or degree, and/or equivalent training/experience

• Vision, knowledge, and experience in improving the quality of online teaching and increasing student success outcomes, especially for historically underserved populations

• Proven commitment to and experience in creating inclusive and student centered online environments for learning

• Knowledge of learning management systems, preferably Canvas

• Knowledge of compliance requirements with federal and state laws (including accessibility compliance), and of accreditation requirements of distance education.


• Demonstrated leadership in distance education that includes institutional planning, coordinating, and organizing

• Ability to provide leadership on current trends and issues in online education including retention, completion, and accessibility as well as state initiatives such as the OEI and other online education developments

• Knowledge and/or experience in promoting/marketing online education to a college service area


• Demonstrated interpersonal communication skills

• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and build consensus between different groups/stakeholders

• Demonstrated ability to collaborate with and effectively support online faculty

• Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and disability backgrounds of community college students and employees

Special Instructions to Applicants
This is a new interim two-year position for the District. In this position, you will be tasked with implementing the District's Distance Education Strategic Plan and leading the District and colleges in meeting their goals of strategically increasing the availability of online courses, improving the quality of online teaching and learning, and providing consistency of resources across the district and more. We are a three college district that has a District DE Council (DDEC) representing the colleges' DE leadership. This position would work collaboratively with this council and provide leadership by organizing and coordinating existing efforts as well as providing recommendations or insight on new opportunities and developments. This position will help define the dimensions of the permanent position following the interim period.

This leadership position at the District involves:

• Working collaboratively with each college's DE leadership

• Participating actively as a member of the District DE Council (DDEC)

• Participating in higher level college leadership when needed as part of the district management team

• Advocating to management regarding Distance Education district wide

• Monitoring state initiatives such as the Online Education Initiative (OEI) and other online education developments

• Keeping up to date on accreditation, state and federal regulations, and UC/CSU agreements for transfer in terms of online education

• Providing leadership to ensure compliance of federal ADA and state accessibility laws, regulations, and rules

Note: New employees will be placed at the first step which is $9,114 per month, second step $9,576 per month or third step at $10,060 per month (depending upon experience). Based on current salary placement guidelines, all step increases for which an employee becomes eligible shall take place on July 1st of each fiscal year. These increases will occur, on annual basis, until the maximum step of $11,104 per month is reached on the salary schedule.

Job Close Date:

Open Until Filled

The Contra Costa Community College District does not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, or sexual orientation. This prohibition against unlawful discrimination extends to any person who is perceived to have any of the above characteristics or who is associated with someone who has, or who is perceived to have, any of those characteristics.


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