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Associate Vice Chancellor Teaching and Learning Innovation

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Associate Vice Chancellor Teaching and Learning Innovation🔍Houston, Texas, 3100 MainNew📁Executives📅20002DE Requisition #📅1 day ago Post DateJob SummaryThe AVC, for Teaching and Learning Innovation provides executive leadership and oversight for all forms of technology-mediated instruction and faculty professional development as it relates to teaching and learning in all HCC teaching modalities. This individual works collaboratively with instructional leaders, faculty and administration to ensure a unified, high-quality, approach to technology-mediated teaching and learning across the District. The position provides leadership in assuring accreditation, regulatory compliance, accessibility, institution-wide technology support, and other considerations related to technology-mediated learning.

Responsible for the planning, development, operation, funding and budget decisions related to college-wide use of instructional technology and other resources. This position is responsible for planning, managing the effective application and implementation of instructional technology for all faculty.

Responsible for the design, execution and effectiveness of a system of internal controls, which provides reasonable assurance that operations are effective and efficient, assets, are safeguarded; financial information is reliable and compliant with applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures.

Manages Talent Engagement activities for direct reports in regards to: recruiting and selection, hiring and termination, training, development, mentoring, counseling, and performance evaluations.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSServe as a member of the Vice Chancellor’s Executive Team. Ensure implementation of the mission of Instructional Services and the Centers of Excellence is efficient and effective.

Provide executive leadership and oversight of HCC’s Institute for Instructional Engagement and Development, the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence, the Centers for Learning Innovation, Faculty Academies and all associated staff.

Provide executive leadership and oversight of HCC’s online and hybrid programs and distance education operations related to instruction as well as other technology-mediated instructional offerings and all associated staff.

Provide leadership and creates a comprehensive and focused effort on innovation in teaching and learning. Stay abreast of state and national developments in instructional innovations to ensure HCC maintains a leadership position nationwide.

Ensure HCC’s compliance with accreditation and regulatory guidelines relating to online learning programs including state authorization and accessibility compliance. Act as liaison with District, State, and Federal governing bodies regarding HCC’s online programs and distance learning practices.

Work collaboratively with college leadership and staff, inclusive of Vice Chancellors, Presidents, Deans, and Directors to develop and implement short- and long-term strategic and operational plans that align with the HCC Strategic Plan and present operational plans to advance HCC’s instructional innovation and teaching and learning excellence focus and collaborate with college leadership to adopt and implement district-wide initiatives.

Collaborate with HCC administration and academic leaders to establish, implement, maintain, evaluate quality assurance measures, provide recommendations, and develop program goals and objectives to monitor outcomes of technology-mediated instruction; including building faculty awareness and competency.

Lead the research, development, and execution of emerging and innovative methods for online and technology-mediated course delivery and collaborate with IT leadership to ensure the appropriate technology infrastructure is in place to support technology-mediated instructional innovation, teaching and learning excellence.

Direct the district-wide faculty and instructional leaders’ instructional innovation, teaching and learning and professional development needs based on Action Items of the HCC Strategic Plan and identified training needs to enhance the skills of faculty and instructional leaders performing below acceptable levels.

Lead district-wide technology services to ensure integrity in technology-mediated instructional innovation and teaching and learning excellence.

Serve as District academic computing software licensing officer to develop and manage district-wide budget designated to purchase instructional software site licenses, used district-wide by students and faculty in both physical and virtual classrooms/computer labs throughout HCC campuses. Negotiate site license costs, process agreements with software vendors, terms of contracts, and other required details of agreements with vendors, Legal Counsel and Procurement Department.

Lead the implementation of HCC’s district-wide Learner-Centered Instructional Design Process into every program, course, and classroom environment including external training, teaching and learning initiatives where HCC has implemented a collaborative agreement.

Lead, consult on, and develop required documentation of Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)-required reports and projects.

Perform other duties, tasks and assignments as required.

QUALIFICATIONSEducation & Experience

  • Master’s degree in Educational Leadership, Instructional Design, or a related field required
  • Doctorate degree preferred
  • 8 years of leadership experience; including a minimum of 5 years of experience overseeing distance learning in higher education required
  • Project management, instructional design, technology-mediated curriculum design, faculty development, and strategic planning experience required
  • Higher education teaching experience and technology-mediated teaching experience required

Licensing & Certification

  • Valid Texas Driver License
Special Skills

  • MS Office Programs
  • E-Business Application Software
  • Information Management Systems
  • Budget Management
  • Learning Management System
  • Project Management
  • Organizational Management
  • Online Instruction
  • Higher Education Compliance, Standards & Accreditation
  • Training Management
  • Acting as a Champion for Change
  • Thinking like an Entrepreneur
  • Driving for Results
  • Leveraging Opportunities
  • Setting a Strategic Vision
  • Attracting & Developing Talent
  • Inspiring & Motivating Others
  • Acting Strategically
  • Demonstrating Beliefs & Principals
  • Managing Resources
Working ConditionsGeneral office. May frequently be required to walk; stand; sit; use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision. Use of personal computing equipment, telephone, multi-functioning printer, photocopier, file cabinets, and calculator. Manual dexterity, ability to lift up to 25 pounds, ability to reach and bend, and use 2-step stool while safely lifting and lowering boxes. Ability to travel to and from meetings, training sessions or other business-related events. May be required to work after hours to include weekends and holidays.

SECURITY SENSITIVE: This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

The Organization
Houston Community College (HCC) is an open-admission, public institution of higher education offering a high-quality, affordable education for academic advancement, workforce training, career development and lifelong learning to prepare individuals in our diverse communities for life and work in a global and technological society. We’re proud to say that 98 percent of our graduates step into a job in their field of study immediately upon graduation. One of the largest community colleges in the nation, HCC has served the Greater Houston area for over four decades. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Schools Commission on Colleges, we offer 300+ associate degree and certificate programs to 75,000+ students across 13 Centers of Excellence and online each semester. We are proud to be No.1 among all community colleges in the nation in providing associate degrees to minorities and No.1 in educating international students, with 10.4 percent of our student population from outside the USA. Our vision is to become the Employer of Choice in support of our mission for Student Success by attracting, retaining and motivating the best employees.

The Team
You will find a collaborative, collegial atmosphere at HCC; one in which you will receive strong support at the highest levels of administration. Our leaders foster a positive work environment through empowerment of team members and direct reports.

Houston is a city with limitless possibilities:

  • Fourth-largest city in the U.S. and home to 54 Fortune 500 companies, second only to New York City’s 55.
  • 145 languages are spoken here.
  • Overall after-taxes living costs are 5.6 percent below the average for all 308 urban areas recently surveyed.
  • Houston is a major-league sports town, and don’t forget the annual Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.
  • The weather is great! Mild winters ensure that outdoor activities can be enjoyed year-round.
  • World-renowned medical care. The Houston metro area has long been known for its first-rate health care system, with many Houston area hospitals consistently ranking among the nation’s top institutions.
  • With over 150 museums and cultural institutions in the Greater Houston area, museums are a large part of Houston’s cultural scene.
  • Houston is the Culture & Culinary Capital of Texas with more than 7,500 restaurants and eating establishments covering 60+ cuisines.

    If this sounds like the role for you and you’re ready to join an amazing team, please apply right away.
  • EEO Statement

    Houston Community College does not discriminate on the bases of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran’s status.The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies

    David Cross, Director EEO/Compliance, Title IX Coordinator
    Office of Institutional Equity

    PO Box 667517

    Houston TX, 77266

    713 718.8271 or [email protected]

    HCC values its employees and their contributions, promotes opportunities for their professional growth and development, and provides a positive working and learning environment that encourages diversity, innovation and creativity, and inclusion.




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    Job No:
    Posted: 1/13/2021
    Application Due: 3/14/2021
    Work Type: Full Time