Dean, Instruction #110270 LC
Front Range Community College - Fort Collins, CO

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GENERAL SUMMARY

As one of four Campus Deans of Instruction, acts as a lead academic officer for the campus and associated off-campus sites. The Deans of Instruction are responsible for approximately 130 regular faculty, 450 part-time faculty, 10 academic department chairs, and their support staff. Supervises academic activities of the campus, including development of the course schedule and the issuance of contracts for all faculty. Establishes campus guidelines and procedures and provides input into college policies to ensure instructional quality. Oversees the development and review of curriculum and programs. Provides strategic analysis and advice for the campus vice president. Serves on various college-wide strategic planning committees.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Plans, develops and evaluates the instructional programs for the campus sites. Oversees the construction of the course schedules and other major instructional activities. Resolves critical challenges and opportunities (such as building renovations or campus crises) which have long-term and widespread impact on College operations. Works with businesses, industry and academic institutions to develop courses, certificates and degrees.

Works with other Campus Deans in providing College-wide leadership for curriculum and instruction. Resolves conflicts among students and faculty. Works with business and industry to develop curriculum and off-campus instructional sites.

Assists in the management of the campus, personnel, services, and operations. Conducts baseline analyses of relevant data and trends and develops instructional plans. Overseas instructional budgets.

Participates as a member of the Vice President’s Leadership Team to establish concepts, theories, programs and to resolve campus problems. Plans and implements vital administrative programs and procedures which have impact on the operation and success of the campus.

Represents the campus and the college with individuals and groups from the community to promote understanding and to influence in order to improve the capacities of the college, including but not limited to: revenue streams, construction capital, acquisition of technology, and human resources.

Reporting Relationships and Scope of Responsibilities

Works under the general administrative direction of the Campus Vice President.

Directly supervises mentors and evaluates department chairs and faculty at the Campus .

Compensation: Mid $80s to Upper $80s

SELECTION PROCESS

First Priority given to applications received on or before October 15, 2013.

Preliminary screening will be made on the basis of completed application package submitted by candidate. Completed application package includes: letter of interest detailing experience as related to the position, an eForm application, and resume.. All candidates, including current Front Range Community College employees must submit a complete application packet which includes all material listed above. Only completed application packets will move forward for screening. Please review the job duties and minimum requirements carefully. It is your responsibility to demonstrate on your application that you meet all of the minimum requirements listed above to be considered. Failure to do so will result in your application being rejected. Selected applicants will be invited by the screening committee for interviews. All application materials become the property of Front Range Community College and cannot be copied. FRCC will conduct a criminal background check on selected candidate. Employment offers and continued employment are contingent upon receiving a satisfactory report. An education verification will also be conducted on selected candidate.

Required Skills REQUIRED EDUCATION

Successful completion of masters’ degree programs.

PREFERRED

Ph.D. in any discipline preferred.

Required Experience REQUIRED

Supervision experience in college-level instructional programs sufficient to perform complex tasks.

Mastery of curriculum design and instructional practice/theory to make decisions or recommendations significantly changing, interpreting or developing instructional policies and/or programs affecting the Campus/sites and the entire college.

Mastery of written and oral communications to persuade, change, interpret or develop aspects of college operations, e.g., grant writing, community liaison, and advisory/policy boards, local/state/federal government contacts.

Demonstrated knowledge and competence in human relations laws and techniques including their application to supervision of personnel/subordinates and conflict management. Ability to understand people and resolve personnel conflicts. Ability to motivate and lead faculty.

Demonstrated knowledge and application skills in resource management, e.g. facilities, and budgets/expenditures. Basic knowledge of computer applications to accomplish managerial tasks, e.g. spreadsheets and word processing. Demonstrated knowledge of decision-making skills such reading complex tables/charts and completing basic planning analyses.

PREFERRED

Experience in a community college setting strongly preferred.

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