Dean of Learning and Instruction

Calbright College
Sacramento, CA
Closing date
Jun 13, 2023

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Title:Dean of Learning and Instruction

Position Type:Full time

Requisition No:23028

Category: Administration

Supervisor: Vice President of Learning and Instruction

Last Updated: February 2023

Job Purpose:The Dean of Learning and Instruction is a key educational leader responsible for advancing the College's mission of offering competency-based programs to support adult learner labor market transitions.

Location:Remote, various locations throughout California

Salary Range: M-21 Typical beginning range steps 1-3. $147,224.28-162,342.36

Position Overview

Under the supervision of the Vice President of Learning and Instruction, the Dean of Learning and Instruction is a key educational leader responsible for advancing the College's mission of offering competency-based programs to support adult learner labor market transitions, including through andrological practice in online, skills-based curriculum and instruction. Provides leadership through direct supervision and professional development support for faculty and staff to deliver high-quality, technology-enabled programs and services that promote stronger student outcomes through approaches such as data use, collaboration, and equity and inclusion.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

The duties below are representative of the role and are not intended to cover all of the duties performed within the scope of work.

  • Promote effective student learning, ensuring the continual assessment of the course competencies and learning outcomes; and promote instructional methods for enhancement and improvement.
  • Assume a leadership role in monitoring high-quality instruction and facilitation of flexibility paced online learning environments.
  • Recruit, develop, supervise, and evaluate instructional faculty and classified staff.
  • Assist the Vice President in the development of staffing priorities for assigned areas.
  • Develop and recommend to the Vice President the instructional budget for the assigned programs.
  • Promote the use of technology and "real-time" data to encourage personalized instruction and support to students.
  • Assume the primary responsibility for orientation and training of faculty.
  • Work collaboratively with other divisions in the college in order to provide consistency and seamless experiences for students.
  • Assist the Vice President in the curriculum design, development, and implementation of new program pathways to meet emerging market place needs.
  • Assist in the creation and interpretation of the learning management system reports for effective decision making on student retention, persistence, completion and success.
  • Provide leadership to assigned areas to find innovative ways to support diverse student needs through instructional and support strategies.
  • Balance multiple competing priorities in developing integrated short and long-term plans for optimal use of college resources.
  • Assess and evaluate the instructional program pathways and initiatives using outcome-based measures.
  • Assist in the accreditation process.
  • Participate in system-wide initiatives such as efforts around guided pathways, and competency-based education.
  • Provide leadership for, and assist with the instruction's program pathway reviews.
  • Participate in and contribute to the college's enrollment management efforts.
  • Represent instruction on committees and taskforces as appropriate.
  • Engage in the planning, development, and implementation of opportunities for educational advancement for Calbright students partnering with other institutions of higher education including California Community Colleges.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned that support the objective of the position.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of State and Federal regulations regarding instruction and student support.
  • Familiarity with competency-based education quality frameworks.
  • Experience with practices of employee supervision, training, evaluation principles, recognition, and progressive discipline.
  • Expertise with organizational and management practices and processes.
  • Knowledge of andragogy; student learning outcomes theory and practice, experience with online learning.
  • Problem-solving, creative-thinking, adaptability, and ability to interpret and use data to inform decision making, programs, and services.
  • Effective written and oral communication related to areas such as student and employee facing communications, learning materials, presentations, and training.
  • Strong interpersonal relations and customer service orientation.
  • Ability to read, interpret, apply, and explain laws, guidelines, and regulations.
  • Experience maintaining accurate records and reports.
  • Demonstrate understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, staff and faculty.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A Master's degree; AND
  • A combination of five years of increasingly responsible experience in learning and instruction or student support, including three years of administrative and supervisory responsibility in learning and instruction.

Desired Qualifications

  • A Doctoral Degree
  • Online teaching experience

Working Conditions and Travel

  • Calbright College is a statewide online college where all instruction and support are done via various online technologies both in person and remotely. Calbright College has administrative offices in Sacramento available for use. When working remotely, employees should be able and willing to use digital communication tools as used by the college, and have the ability to work on a computer for extended periods of time.
  • Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.
  • The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in Calbright College policies, procedures, and Title IX.
  • Calbright College celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing Calbright College's strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.
  • Requires the ability to function in a remote online instructional environment performing work of primarily a sedentary nature. Requires the ability to use hearing and speech to make presentations to groups and carry on conversations over the phone and in-person. Requires speaking skills to communicate with staff and students in one-on-one and small group settings, on the phone, and to distinguish sound prompts from various types of equipment. Requires near visual acuity to read printed materials and computer screens. Requires sufficient hand/arm/finger dexterity to retrieve work materials, operate a personal computer keyboard, and operate standard office equipment. Requires the ability to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Work is performed indoors where minimal safety considerations exist.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Calbright College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, veteran status, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Calbright College complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

Who We Are

Calbright College is one of California's newest community colleges - the first statewide, online campus designed to bridge the gap between employers with unfilled positions and students who don't have either the time or money to attend a traditional school. Our mission is to increase economic mobility and close equity gaps for working adults who lack easy access to traditional forms of higher education by offering online, flexible, affordable skills-based programs that provide tangible economic value for both working adults and hiring managers.

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