Location: Fall River, MA Category: Professional Posted On: Tue Jan 14 2020 Job Description:
POSITION TITLE: Dean of Online Learning
DEPARTMENT: Academic Affairs / Student Services and Enrollment Management
REPORTS TO: Vice President for Academic Affairs and Vice President for Student Services and Enrollment Management.
POSITIONS SUPERVISED: Responsible for supervision of assigned unit and non-unit professional staff.
STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
The Dean provides senior-level vision, leadership, and administrative direction to Bristol Online. As a core member of both Vice President's leadership teams, the Dean ensures management and administrative oversight of, including but not limited to, all programs, services, staffing, and budgeting related to online learning operations, as well as builds partnerships with regional businesses and organizations to foster a college-going culture. The Dean leads strategic planning for Bristol Online and fosters innovation consistent with college strategic goals. Finally, the Dean works collaboratively across the college to ensure shared governance, transparency, and assessment practices while helping to move the college towards comprehensive, innovative solutions to meet the evolving needs of the Bristol community.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Lead the advancement of college's recruitment and retention efforts of online learners in conjunction with key administrators, faculty, and staff from Student Services and Enrollment Management, Academic Affairs, Administration and Finance, Marketing and Communications, and Information Technology that reflects high impact and evidence-based practices.
Exhibit commitment to the recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce.
Represent the college at key events and through selected committees and working groups throughout the region.
Analyze relevant data to track and report on needs and outcomes.
Develop and manage the operating budget and fiscal expenditures regarding online learning.
Oversee grant-funded initiatives, including the maintenance of accountability to funding agencies.
Attend all college meetings, serve on assigned committees/councils, and participate as a member of the Academic Vice President's Council and SSEM's Vice President's Leadership Team.
Use digital communication tools, to include but not limited to; email, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other social media tools, to advance Bristol's social media outreach and brand to internal and external constituents.
Hire, supervise, develop, and lead all assigned staff. Conduct regular performance evaluations to ensure continuous improvement and identify potential opportunities for growth. Work closely with Human Resources to create talent development plans and implement appropriate performance improvement plans.
Develop and oversee staff scheduling to ensure adequate coverage during college hours of operation.
Promote a positive and inclusive work environment that supports the professional growth of staff while fostering a commitment to service excellence.
Collaborate with the college's academic and campus deans as well as key leaders from Student Services and Enrollment Management to determine program offerings and class schedules, as well as key academic and student support services.
Foster a student-centered educational environment responsive to diverse learner needs.
Focus on the Commonwealth's Equity Agenda by applying related best practices throughout all job functions.
Lead the Bristol Online Advisory Committee.
Lead the development and implementation of Online Learning's strategic plan.
Foster relationships with area schools, institutions of higher education, community-based organizations, businesses, and community leaders to develop linkages and collaborative programs.
Foster relationships with Student and Family Engagement and other areas to ensure that the activities of that office provide enriching experiences for students.
Collaborate with the Center for Workforce and Community Education to schedule appropriate non-credit offerings.
Collaborate with Marketing & Communications to ensure appropriate branding and marketing of programs and events to online learners.
Maintain responsiveness to a wide array of campus-related issues involving students, faculty, and building maintenance.
Collaborate with the Bristol Foundation and Office of Grant Development to develop opportunities, write grant proposals, acquire scholarships, and promote events that support Bristol Online.
Perform other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Minimum of a Master's degree in higher education, instructional technology, or related field.
Minimum of five (5) years of college administration experience in the areas of supervision, budgeting,
Minimum of two (2) years of experience and understanding of best practices in online higher education, including organizational models, delivery approaches, digital media tools and academic technology/learning management platforms, staffing/personnel issues, and work flows.
Progressive leadership roles in higher education that demonstrate meeting established goals which provided technological, collaborative, and innovative solutions.
Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the goals and values of a community college.
Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office 365 applications, such as Word, Excel, and Outlook.
Demonstrated experience with Blackboard, Banner, EvaluationKit, or other similar online learning platforms.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Demonstrated experience making presentations before diverse audiences.
Demonstrated commitment to fostering and supporting educational opportunity for diverse ethnic, social, and economic populations and in an urban campus environment.
The ability to work effectively with a diverse student body, faculty, and staff.
Reliable transportation in order to travel to and from meetings, trainings, or campus and community locations as required.
Doctorate in higher education or related field.
Five years of supervisory experience of a diverse staff in a unionized environment.
Robust understanding and demonstrated inclusion of best practices focused on access, equity, student success, and high impact practices.
Familiarity with program assessment tools and processes, accreditation procedures, evaluation, and quality enhancement.
A proven track record developing, organizing, successfully implementing, and managing new initiatives, including those related to academic technologies/online learning.
Demonstrated experience with collection, analysis, and interpretation of data to inform and support decisions.
Ability to synthesize information for most appropriate delivery to divergent audiences for clear understanding and compelling vision.
Demonstrated knowledge and consistent experience in using varied social media outlets on behalf of a business or organization that has proven to increase the digital footprint of the organization's brand.
Ability to speak a language in addition to English.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The employee must meet the physical demands and work environment of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable those with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
POSITION STATUS: This is a full-time, non-unit position with benefits, some nights and weekends required.
SALARY: Hiring salary $92,000 - $102,000, commensurate with education and experience.
Bristol Community College has core values rooted in student success and lifelong learning. For more than 50 years, Bristol Community College has served as a leading resource for education and workforce development in the region.
The college offers a rich variety of degree, certificate, and training programs along with flexible online offerings that lead to an associate degree, a career-ready certificate, or the ability to transfer to baccalaureate colleges throughout the state and country. The Center for Workforce and Community Education provides customized training for businesses and the community. The college also strives to put the needs of learners first with support services and career advancement opportunities that lead to student success by reducing barriers to educational access.
With locations in Attleboro, Fall River, New Bedford, and Taunton, Bristol Community College is nestled in charming Southeastern Massachusetts - a great place to learn, grow, live and work. From city life to seaside, Bristol Community College locations are in close proximity to bustling metro areas such as Boston and Providence and centrally located to the spectacular beaches and coastline of... Cape Cod, Newport, Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, and Block Island. The area is also home to fine dining, thriving historic districts, and a short commute to New England ski areas.
The College annually serves more than 11,000 credit students and 18,000 students who participate in noncredit activities. Bristol Community College is one of the largest employers in the region and is dedicated to fostering an inclusive environment with a rich diversity of beliefs, cultures, languages, abilities, and lifestyles. Committed to enriching its educational experience through a supportive community, Bristol Community College actively encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply and achieve our vision to change the world by changing lives, learner by learner. Bristol Community College is a public community college accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). www.BristolCC.edu