Dean of Instruction (This position will support two campus locations)

Position Information

Career Opportunity Number 20-090 Position Title: Dean of Instruction (This position will support two campus locations) Location Blue River Position Type: Full-Time Class Category Administrator Job Open Date 12/18/2020 Job Close Date 01/17/2021 Open Until Filled Yes Initial Screen Date: 01/20/2021 Minimal Qualifications:

• Master’s degree in education administration, curriculum and instruction, or an academic or occupational field.

• 3 years progressive leadership experience required.

• Minimum Education Qualification can be substituted with an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.

Preferred qualifications:

Preference will be given to individuals who possess:

  • Earned Doctorate.
  • Experience in higher education.
  • Two (2) years of experience in instructional administration demonstrating responsibility for faculty supervision and curriculum development.
  • Evidence of planning and implementation of alternative schedules and deliveries.
  • Evidence of leading and supporting instructional innovation.
  • Evidence of leading and supporting college completion and student learning initiatives.
  • Experience leading and supporting institutional assessment and accreditation.
  • Experience with academic, career and technical program evaluation.
  • Experience with managing and coordinating ( CTE ) Perkins Budget.
  • Experience working with K-12 and education community partners on collaborative initiatives (to include Dual Credit programs).
  • Experience with providing leadership for revenue generating / auxiliary departments within an academic setting.
  • Evidence of implementing, tracking and evaluating strategic plan progress using KPIs.
Work Hours Compensation Salary is commensurate with salary and experience. A competitive benefit package is included. Special Instructions to Applicants

This position will provide support for two campus locations:
Blue River
Business & Technology

Class Summary

Incumbent directs campus instructional activities and provides leadership in the development and management of faculty and staff, budget, academic and support programs and services. Incumbents plan, initiate, facilitate, lead and evaluate wide range of academic programming, student development, enrollment and retention, and support services and programs that contribute to student academic success.

  • EOE /M/F/Vet/Disabled
Typical Essential Duties

• Supervises division chairs, faculty and staff, to include: prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring training and development; ensuring that employees follow policies and procedures; maintaining a healthy and safe working environment; and, making hiring, termination, and disciplinary recommendations.

• Provides oversight and directs the implementation of instructional activities and academic support services and programs and operations; work may involve planning, coordinating, administering, and evaluating programs, projects, processes, strategies, procedures, systems, and/or standards related to student development, enrollment, and support services and programs; ensures compliance with Federal, State, and local laws, regulations, codes, and/or standards; coordinates activities between multiple service areas; works to integrate and coordinate service areas.

• Identifies, promotes and supports campus and college grants.

• Prepares and administers budgets; prepares cost estimates for budget recommendations; submits justifications for budget items; and monitors and controls expenditures.

• Prepares, reviews, interprets, and analyzes a variety of complex and multi-faceted information, data, contracts, forms, schedules, calendars, surveys, and reports; makes recommendations based on findings.

• Directs, leads, and develops community outreach initiatives; facilitates, leads, and supports collaborative partnerships between the college and external service area entities to increase student enrollment and provide educational training and education opportunities.

• Serves as a liaison to employees, students, and external organizations; represents the college and/or District at a variety of meetings, public events, training sessions, on committees, on policy-making bodies, and/or other related events.

• Collaborates with District and college personnel to ensure efficient operation of division programs; participates in course and/or program development to ensure compliance with applicable licensing and oversight entities.

• Performs other duties as assigned.


• Knowledge of leadership principles;

• Knowledge of college administration principles and practices;

• Knowledge of curriculum development principles;

• Knowledge of licensing and accreditation rules and regulations;

• Knowledge of state regulating agencies;

• Knowledge of legislative processes;

• Knowledge of advanced principles and practices in assigned area of responsibility;

• Knowledge of public relations principles;

• Knowledge of budgeting principles;

• Knowledge of grant development, administration, and management principles;

• Knowledge of community agencies and resources;

• Knowledge of strategic planning principles;

• Knowledge of financial management principles;

• Knowledge of program development and administration principles and practices at a District-wide level;

• Knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes;

• Knowledge of policy and procedure development practices.


• Skilled in monitoring and evaluating subordinates;

• Skilled in delegating and prioritizing work;

• Skilled in preparing reports;

• Skilled in directing major work operations;

• Skilled in developing and implementing college policies and procedures;

• Skilled in directing community outreach efforts;

• Skilled in reading, comprehending, and reviewing financial information;

• Skilled in making program decisions based on financial considerations;

• Skilled in interpreting and applying applicable laws, rules, and regulations;

• Skilled in analyzing problems, identifying alternative solutions, projecting consequences of proposed actions, and making recommendations in support of goals;

• Skilled in conducting negotiations;

• Skilled in handling multiple tasks simultaneously;

• Skilled in providing customer service;

• Skilled in preparing and managing grants;

• Skilled in managing budgets;

• Skilled in monitoring and evaluating programs;

• Skilled in collaborating with external agencies;

• Skilled in utilizing communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, and others sufficient to exchange or convey information;

• Skilled in utilizing communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, and others sufficient to exchange or convey information.

Positions Supervised

Division chairs, faculty, and staff

Physical Requirements

Positions in this class typically require: reaching, standing, walking, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions. Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Walking and standing are required only occasionally.

Licensing Requirements Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education you have as conferred through an official transcript?
    • Have not completed High School/GED
    • High School/GED
    • Associate's degree
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Master's degree
    • Doctorate degree
  2. * How many years of progressive leadership experience do you have as supported by the employment history listed on your application?
    • None
    • Under 3 years
    • 3 to 5 years
    • 5 to 10 years
    • 10 years or more
  3. How did you learn about this position?
    • Academic Keys
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Craigslist
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Dos Mundos
    • Employee referral
    • Facebook
    • HigherEdJobs
    • Indeed
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Kansas City Call
    • Kansas City Globe
    • Kansas City Hispanic News
    • LinkedIn
    • MCC Website
    • Monster
    • Other Source
    • Twitter
Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Transcript 01
Optional Documents
  1. Transcript 02
  2. Transcript 03
  3. Transcript 04
  4. Transcript 05
  5. Other Document 01
  6. Other Document 02
  7. Curriculum Vitae
  8. References
  9. Certification
  10. License
  11. Letter of Recommendation 01
  12. Letter of Recommendation 02
  13. Letter of Recommendation 03
  14. Letter of Recommendation 04
  15. Other Document 03
  16. Teaching Philosophy
  17. Portfolio

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