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Vice President of Online Instruction and Student Services

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Position Title:
Vice President of Online Instruction and Student Services

Administrative Center

Position Type:

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Job Open Date

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled

Initial Screen Date:

Minimal Qualifications:

Master’s degree in education administration, curriculum and instruction, student personnel, or an academic or occupational field;

Five (5) years full-time experience in a higher education leadership position

Preferred qualifications:

Preference will be given to individuals who possess :
  • Doctorate degree
  • Progressive advancement in leadership positions consistent with becoming a VP
  • 3 years of experience teaching online, providing student services online, or directing an online program
  • Leadership experience working in a complex, multi-campus community college or community college district
  • Experience with Canvas and/or other LMS operations
  • Experience with instructional technologies, including both hardware and software
  • Experience negotiating contracts related to instructional technology and/or online learning programs
  • Experience with course design and distance education quality assurance principles
Work Hours

Normally scheduled Monday through Friday; however, may be required to work other shifts to include evenings and/or weekends. Schedule subject to change based upon department needs.

Starting salary is $116,259 to $126,722. A competitive benefits package is included.

Special Instructions to Applicants

This position is for the MCC -Online Campus, located at the MCC -Penn Valley Campus, Kansas City, MO. Working remotely is not applicable to this position.

Cover letter, resume, and transcripts are required and must be attached to the online application to receive any consideration. Interviews will be conducted by a screening committee. Official transcripts will be required if selected for an interview.

We offer all full-time employees medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans, as well as retirement, 403b, employee assistance, flexible spending, health savings account, and wellness programs.. We have a generous time-off policy including vacation, sick/personal days, holidays, and paid spring and winter break.

We can’t wait to show you why Metropolitan Community College is a great place to work!

Class Summary

Incumbents provide leadership and direction for academic and student services management. .

* EOE /M/F/Vet/Disabled

Typical Essential Duties

· Directs and oversees staff which includes prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff are trained; ensuring that employees follow policies and procedures; maintaining a healthy and safe working environment; and making hiring, termination, and disciplinary recommendations.
· Provides leadership and oversight in directing the implementation of internal operations for academic and student services programs, to include planning, coordinating, administering, and evaluating programs, projects, processes, procedures, systems, standards, and/or service offerings; ensuring compliance with Federal, State, and Local laws, regulations, codes, and/or standards; and coordinating activities between multiple departments or functions.
· Provides leadership in the design, strategy, implementation, and assessment of goals, policies, objectives, and activities related to administrative, academic, and student services functions; work may involve reviewing and approving courses, programs, policies, and other related items; planning and assessing resource needs; contracting for services when required; and researching higher educational and student services trends and materials.
· Develops and maintains internal and external relationships; participates in/on a variety of meetings, committees, task forces, and/or other related groups to communicate information regarding services, programs, areas of opportunity, and/or other information; represents assigned academic area on committees, advocacy groups, and/or other related groups.
· Prepares and administers budgets and grants; prepares cost estimates for budget recommendations; reviews and approves justifications for budget items; oversees the monitoring and control of expenditures.
· Directs and reviews a variety of multi-faceted information, data, and reports; makes recommendations based on findings.
· Develops and implements strategic direction for curriculum and student service functions at the campus in alignment with district goals and guidelines.
· Develops strategic direction for college readiness programs and professional development at the campus in alignment with district goals and guidelines.


· Knowledge of leadership principles;
· Knowledge of program development and administration principles and practices at a College-wide level;
· Knowledge of higher education administration principles and practices;
· Knowledge of advanced principles and practices in assigned area of responsibility;
· Knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes including those related to distance learning ( SARA, DSS, Accessibility, etc.).
· Knowledge of budgeting principles;
· Knowledge of strategic planning principles;
· Knowledge of policy and procedure development practices.


· Skilled in directing and providing leadership to lower level staff;
· Skilled in directing, monitoring, and evaluating Collegiate policies and procedures;
· Skilled in planning, coordinating, and implementing college-wide components and activities;
· Skilled in developing, managing, and administering budgets;
· Skilled in interpreting and applying applicable laws, rules, and regulations;
· Skilled in analyzing academic and administrative projects, programs, and processes for areas of improvement;
· Skilled in preparing a variety of reports;
· 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

Director of Instructional Technology
Dean of Instruction and Student Services
Executive Administrative Assistant II

Physical Requirements

Sedentary work involving sitting, with frequent mobility within the campus, district, and community.

Licensing Requirements


Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education, in a related field, 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
    • No Answer
  2. * How much experience do you have in an academic or occupational field, curriculum and instruction, or education administration, as supported by the employment history listed on your application?
    • None
    • 0 to 3 years
    • 3 to 5 years
    • 5 to 10 years
    • 10 years or more
  3. * How much full-time professional experience providing leadership and supervision in a high school or college setting, as supported by the employment history listed on your application?
    • none
    • less than 1 year
    • between 1 and 2 years
    • between 2 and 3 years
    • between 3 and 4 years
    • between 4 and 5 years
    • 5 years or more
  4. 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. Letter of Recommendation 01
  9. Letter of Recommendation 02
  10. Other Document 03


Metropolitan Community College Kansas City

Metropolitan Community College, founded in 1915 as the Kansas City Polytechnic Institute, is the oldest public institution of higher learning in Kansas City, MO. We are proud of our history as the first community college established in Missouri and one of the first colleges in the country to award an associate degree.

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