Associate Dean for Instruction & Learning-Learning Commons

Dutchess Community College
Poughkeepsie, NY
Closing date
Jun 6, 2023

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Organization Type
Category:: Administration
Department:: Instruction and Learning
Locations:: Poughkeepsie, NY
Posted:: May 3, 2023
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time
Position ID:: 161851

About Dutchess Community College:

Located in the heart of New York's beautiful and historic mid-Hudson Valley, just 90 minutes north of New York City, Dutchess Community College (DCC) is one of 64 colleges within the State University of New York, the largest comprehensive public higher education system in the country.

DCC's strategic direction is guided by four lenses through which we view our work: Students. Learning. Community. Growth. We are committed to respecting individuality, embracing diversity, being "student-ready," partnering with and serving our community inclusively. The College welcomes and seeks to grow pools of prospective employees who share and are anxious to support the institution's core values: Excellence. Collaboration. Engagement. Equity. Innovation.

Job Description:

The Associate Dean of Instruction & Learning/Learning Commons is a 12-month Management Confidential position, reporting directly to the Vice President for Instruction & Learning. The Associate Dean will work with the Vice President and other Associate Deans to implement and evolve the shared vision for the Division of Instruction & Learning, in line with the mission and philosophy of Dutchess Community College, its constituencies, and the community. The position offers the opportunity to exert a meaningful influence on education at Dutchess Community College. Specifically, the Associate Dean of Instruction & Learning/Learning Commons will have the opportunity to develop, nurture, maintain, and grow a coordinated center for learning support and exploration that will serve students across interests, abilities, and disciplines to enhance the overall quality of their educational experience.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervise coordinators and directors of instructional support services of the College under the model of a unified Learning Commons, including but not limited to the areas of the Library, Math & Science Center, Writing Center, C-Step, Accommodative Services, etc.
  • Provide oversight, direction, and support to create and sustain high-impact learning practices for students.
  • Propose and develop policies and processes that engage students of diverse backgrounds in supplemental learning opportunities.
  • Plan and manage resource allocation in assigned areas to support vibrant and meaningful student learning outside of the classroom.
  • Serve on the Departmental Affairs Council, the Administrative Staff Council, the Academic Standards Committee, and other committees as assigned.
  • Evaluate and introduce technology to support and enhance student learning.
  • Provide administrative and academic supports that strengthen faculty and student engagement with DCC Honors Societies and Chapters.
  • Collaborate with the Office of Institutional Research to analyze and disaggregate data to provide intentional and targeted resources to help students thrive and excel.
  • Identify key performance indicators and analyze data sets to ensure students are accessing learning resources and those resources are contributing to student learning
  • Partner with Facilities to create indoor and outdoor collaborative spaces to support greater engagement and deep learning among students.
  • Collaborate with Enrollment and Student Success colleagues to design and present modules and workshops to help students gain agency and mastery of their own learning.
  • Perform other duties and related work as assigned by the Vice President for Instruction and Learning.
  • The performance of this work is primarily in-person and on-site.
  • Flexible hours required; some travel may be necessary.


  • Master's Degree in a related field, doctorate preferred.
  • A minimum of five years of experience in higher education, including successful college teaching and/or progressive administrative experience.
  • Specialized education and experience in one of the main areas of supervision (e.g., Library Science, Tutoring in Higher Education, etc.).
  • Demonstrated commitment to the mission of a community college.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal, communications, and organizational skills.
  • A record of leadership and initiative, and of working collaboratively and effectively with diverse persons and interests.
  • Demonstrated experience working with a diverse student population and proven understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion principles in a higher education environment.

Additional Information:

This is a 12-month, Management Confidential Appointment.

The annual salary range for this position is $90,000.00 - $110,000.00.

DCC offers a competitive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision, retirement options, paid leave, group life insurance and employee assistance programs.

Employment will require a criminal background screening.

DCC is an AA/EOE employer. Dutchess Community College (College) as part of The State University of New York, in its continuing effort to seek equity in education and employment, and in support of federal and state anti-discrimination legislation, has adopted a policy to provide an educational and employment environment free from unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction.

Application Instructions:

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The initial review of completed applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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