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Dean of Online

Oklahoma City Community College
Oklahoma City, OK
Closing date
Jun 17, 2021

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Dean of Online

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Placement Range:

$80, 000-$95, 000

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Job Category:

Exempt (Managerial)

General Description:

This mid-level management position provides administrative oversight to the online division affording educational opportunities within available resources through the planning, researching, building, implementing and sustaining new and existing programs for the provision of credit and non-credit courses that adhere to Oklahoma State Regents of Higher Education (OSRHE) policies and guidelines.
The Dean emphasizes student success, faculty development and evaluation of curriculum including new program development related to online initiatives and content. The individual possesses the ability to lead online faculty and staff while being visionary and proactive, and must feel comfortable and possess mastery of distance learning and communication. The individual will value the need for collegiality and teamwork with other Deans. Serves as an ambassador in the community and to industry.

The Dean provides long-term strategic planning for the division while assisting in curriculum development and instructional planning. In addition, the Dean keeps abreast with current trends in workforce and economic development and works proactively toward meeting workforce and industry needs.

Reports To:

Vice President for Academic Affairs

What position(s) reports to this position?:

Online Faculty Members
Online Division Support Staff

Minimum Education/Experience:

•Master’s degree in an appropriate field;
•Minimum of 4 years’ experience in facilitating online learning and educational technology in higher education
•Minimum of 4 years’ experience teaching college courses online
•Responsible budget development and management skills; knowledge of financial models for international study programs
•Excellent organization and communication skills
•Experience coordinating online programs and partnerships

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Ability to use the Internet effectively.

Ability to work flexible and evening hours.

Ability to communicate effectively by phone, email, and in-person.

Positive human relations skills.

Knowledge and understanding of the principles and practices of instructional design.

Knowledge of current computer software packages.

Considerable knowledge of current computer creative and production software applications.

Experience using Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat, PowerPoint, and e-mail.

Troubleshooting basic PC and browser issues.

Ability to work with non-technical clients and students and translate content into multimedia products and formats including, but not limited to: video, audio, graphics, digital animations, and HTML.

Demonstrated ability to work as part of a project team.

Organizational skills.

Ability to remain calm under pressure.

Active listening skill

Physical Demands/Working Conditions:

Sedentary work: The person in this position may occasionally exert up to 10 pounds of force to grasp, lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.

This position requires the person to frequently communicate with and listen to students, administration, faculty, staff, and others to perform the essential functions of the position. Must be able to exchange accurate information in various situations.

This position frequently requires the person to operate a computer and other office equipment to perform the essential functions of the position.

This position requires the person to frequently operate equipment that involves repetitive motions of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.

This position requires the person to frequently remain in a standing and stationary position.

This position requires the person to frequently position self to access materials that may be above head or at ground level.

This position requires the person to judge, observe and assess the accuracy, neatness, thoroughness of work assigned or to make general observations.

This position performs the essential functions in an indoor office setting remotely.

Preferred Qualifications:

•Earned doctoral degree from an accredited institution in a relevant area. (examples: Education, Online Instruction/Distance Learning, Instructional Design/Performance Technology, Instructional Technology)
•3 or more years in Community College administrative experience
•Experience with supporting online learners
•Experience designing online courses

Work Hours:



Academic Affairs

Job Open Date:


Job Close Date:


Open Until Filled:


HR Contact:

Idalia Botello

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants are to thoroughly complete the online application and attach the following required documents: cover letter, resume, and transcript conferring required degree.

Applicants who do not attach the required documents will not be considered for the position.

For application assistance, please contact Human Resources at (405) 682-7542, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM.

Job Duties (Position Specific):

(The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)

Job Duties (Duties Assignment Statement):

Create, implement, and supervise OCCC’s online campus
• Supervise and evaluate online faculty
• Conduct adjunct observations for online adjunct faculty
• Provides leadership in the design, development, implementation and evaluation of online learning, and hybrid learning programs
• Provides leadership in the design, development, and implementation of faculty training and professional development for technology-enhanced teaching and learning for the College
• Provides leadership for instructional design, course development, media, and support for online, hybrid and remote instruction for the College.
• Provides oversight for the implementation of initiatives to increase OCCC’s capacity to expand the online program, build support for hybrid instruction, and manage professional development efforts to train OCCC faculty.
• Provide leadership for the planning and scheduling of online programs and courses in conjunction with other Academic Deans and the AA leadership team.
• Provide leadership for creating and managing support services for online and hybrid students.
• Represent the Online Division at the local, regional, and national level as assigned.
• Provides leadership for the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of online learning initiatives, aligning the systems and vision of online learning with the college’s strategic goals.
• Supports processes to develop new online programs to build an appropriate online program portfolio.
• In collaboration with the academic teams, coordinate and facilitates course development utilizing approved technology-enhanced learning formats, including online and mixed modality options.
• Serves as a resource to the LMS Administrator for considerations about LMS functionality and features
• Monitor changes and updates in relevant regulatory organizations that may impact online learning.
• Develops and enhances external partnerships including membership in appropriate professional organizations that support the learning support systems.
• In conjunction with the academic deans, assesses the College’s needs for resources, equipment, and technology related to academic support goals and learning outcomes

• Participates in the college budget process

Job Duties (Safety / Policy & Procedures):

Abide by the policies and procedures published in the Board of Regents Policies and College Policies & Procedures.
Contribute to a safe educational & working environment.
Adhere to established safety and health procedures and practices for the purpose of providing injury and illness prevention for self and others.
Complete quarterly health and safety training pursuant to OCCC’s established safety and health procedures and practices.
Participate in all applicable OCCC emergency, evacuation and shelter in place drills and be prepared to take action and assist others in taking appropriate action should a health or safety emergency occur.


Oklahoma City Community College provides the people of Oklahoma and our community with broad access to certificates of mastery, associate degrees, community education, and cultural programs of exceptional quality, empowering our students to achieve their educational goals and our community to thrive in an increasingly global society.

OCCC promote's student success through: open access to the College; quality in the learning environment; excellence in the faculty and staff; competency based learning; comprehensive and innovative programs and services; cooperation in the development and improvement of programs and services; and holding students, employees, and programs accountable for high performance standards.

Oklahoma City Community College serves more than 28,000 students annually. For most of our students, completing a college degree is life changing, not only for the student who receives the degree, but also for the student's family; and in a collective sense, transformational for our community. At OCCC, we have always been committed to helping every student realize their educational goals.

We believe our responsibility for our student's success does not end at graduation. We offer a solid background and a firm foundation for a lifetime of learning and accomplishment.

This year we have made another major commitment toward that responsibility. OCCC was chosen as one of 79 community colleges in 16 states to participate in Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count. This national initiative focuses on the success of community college students and is designed to help OCCC remain focused on helping our students reach their goals.

The dark red buildings of Oklahoma City Community College have become a landmark in the southwestern section of Oklahoma City. Situated on a 143-acre site just south of Interstate 240 on South May Avenue, the College is easily accessible to the entire metropolitan Oklahoma City area. The distinctive architectural design of the buildings creates a positive environment for quality education

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