Monday, November 14, 2016

Victorville - Victor Valley College - Dean of Instruction, Distance Education and Library Services - Full Time


Opening Date/Time:          Mon. 11/07/16 12:00 AM Pacific Time

Closing Date/Time:            Mon. 01/09/17 11:59 PM Pacific Time

Salary:   $101,592.00 - $140,448.00 Annually

Job Type:             Full-time

Department:       Instruction

FLSA:  Exempt position, not eligible for overtime compensation.


This position has an anticipated start date of July 1, 2017

Under the direction of the Executive Vice President, Student Services and Instruction, provide leadership, plan, organize, administer, develop evaluate and direct the activities and operations of the Office of Instruction, Distance Education, and Library Services.  Coordinate assigned activities with other divisions and outside agencies; provide highly responsible and complex professional support to Executive Vice President, Student Services and Instruction.

Representative Duties:
  • Provide leadership, plan, coordinate, direct, supervise and support the functions of instruction, distance education and library services. E
  • Lead and facilitate the development, implementation, and evaluation of distance education courses and programs. E
  • Develop, recommend, implement, maintain and promote policies, procedures for assigned areas. E
  • Collaborate with student services, deans, campus bookstore, learning assistance center(s) and public information office to support student success, equity and access to online courses. E
  • Oversee the development of resource allocation for facilities, equipment and technologies that sustain assigned areas. E
  • Serve as representative of the district on local, state and national research, planning and advisory groups; participate on assigned committees. E
  • Maintain current knowledge of trends and innovations in community colleges and higher education including instruction, library and distance education. E
  • Ensure compliance with district policies and procedures, collective bargaining contract provisions, state and federal laws and regulation, such as copyright and intellectual property rights and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). E
  • Identify, write, and administer grant and revenue generating proposals consistent with the district strategic plans. E
  • Expand online courses through an innovative common online learning environment. E
  • Assign faculty, monitor schedules and faculty and staff workload for accuracy. Assure accurate and timely attendance reporting for all courses offered in the division. E
  • Provide leadership for program review including improvement and development, systemic assessment of student learning outcomes and progress, learning and service area outcomes; review and recommend changes to maintain relevance of programs in order to meet students and community needs. E
  • Collaborate with faculty and deans to plan for curriculum development, modifications and deletions; set priorities for resource needs and provide program analysis. E
  • Facilitate partnerships with high schools, four-year transfer institutions and local agencies. E
  • Select, train, and evaluate faculty administrators and classified staff. E
  • Manage and support budget for assigned areas; direct the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; monitor and approve expenditures; direct the preparation of the annual budget and implement of budgetary adjustments as necessary. E
  • Respond to, and seek resolution of complaints arising from assigned areas, including participating in the grievance process.  E
  • Supervise the preparation of external publications, such as class schedules, annual catalogs, brochures, manuals and directories. E
  • Coordinate and ensure the accuracy of course and instructor information in the college's mainframe computer. E
  • Ensure compliance in matters of program and course approval, long-range planning, accreditation of programs. E
  • Review and update the course classification system, inventory of programs, and master course data file; assist with planning, organizing, developing and maintaining the transfer list for articulation and graduation. E
  • Review and maintain appropriate quantitative measurements, statistical reports and other records to assess accomplishments and future needs. E
  • Promote and maintain positive working relationships among faculty, administrators and staff. E
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

  • Master's degree and a minimum of one (1) year of leadership experience including supervision and evaluation of instruction, distance education or library services, as well as staff and budget management.

  • Doctorate; five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in administration including at least two (2) years of full-time administrative experience in instruction, distance education and library.

  • Office environment; position requires hearing and speaking to communicate and exchange information.

Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Instruction, distance education and library functions and operations
  • Higher education in community colleges, including the mission of the California Community Colleges
  • Distance learning technology, instructional delivery modalities learning management systems and distance education pedagogy
  • Learning communities, service learning or other student learning programs
  • Development and evaluation of curriculum and programs
  • Roles and purpose of technical systems in providing instruction and instructional support
  • Principles of program evaluation, student assessment and curriculum development
  • Budget preparation and control
  • Funding and budget methods and regulations regarding the use of funds
  • Principles and practices of administration, supervision and training
  • Collective bargaining agreements
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy
  • District organization, operations, policies and objectives

  • Plan, organize, develop and evaluate programs, activities and curriculum of a college to meet student and community needs
  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing with faculty, staff, students and community members
  • Work effectively with students, faculty and staff from multi-cultural backgrounds and promote access and equity
  • Hire, train, supervise and evaluate personnel
  • Read, interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures
  • Maintain current knowledge of program rules, regulations, requirements and restrictions
  • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action
  • Develop grants or special project applications
  • Meet schedules and timelines
  • Work cooperatively and coordinate projects with faculty, administrators and staff to offer effective services to students
  • Understand the needs of assigned areas in the context of the overall instructional program
  • Participate to set goals and priorities for the college
  • Organize and chair meetings, lead workshops, facilitate group discussions and involve faculty and staff
  • Organize multiple projects and carry out required project details throughout the year

  • Appointment to this position is subject to availability of funds. *Salary Schedule subject to change.*
  • To be considered a candidate for this position, all materials required should be received in the Victor Valley College Office of Human Resources by the First Review Date. Application materials may be accepted after this date, however, if a file is not complete by the First Review Date, the application may not be considered by the Screening Committee.
  • It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all requested materials are received. All materials included in the application packet become District property and will not be returned.
  • All information qualifying an applicant for the position must be included on the Victor Valley College employment application. To assist the District in determining whether an applicant meets the minimum requirements, descriptions of an applicant's present and past job duties should include details pertinent to the position for which he/she is applying.
  • Applicants may be notified by email during any phase of this recruitment regarding status.
  • If it is unclear whether an applicant meets the minimum qualifications for the position from the application, that applicant will be disqualified.
  • It is not unusual for the District to receive hundreds of applications for a position. For this reason, it is advantageous to make the application as easy to review as possible.

Candidates wishing to apply for more than one position must apply for each position separately.

A complete file consists of all of the following:
  1. Completed electronic Victor Valley College employment application
  2. Letter expressing interest in the position
  3. Current resume
  4. Copies of transcripts showing college degrees and coursework NOTE: Degrees must be from an accredited institution. It is the responsibility of candidates to include U.S. evaluations of non-U.S. transcripts with their application.
  5. Three (3) current letters of recommendation from persons having firsthand knowledge of the applicant's professional qualifications, character, etc.

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