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Dean, Academic Services & Support

Employer
www.nwfsc.edu
Location
Niceville, Florida
Salary
$74,471-$106,388
Date posted
Feb 26, 2024

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In over 50 years of service, Northwest Florida State College has earned a reputation for educational excellence and community involvement. As part of Florida's public system of 28 state and community colleges, NWFSC offers bachelor's degree programs, associate degrees, and certificates.

Salary: $74,471-$106,388

Job Description:

Reporting to the Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Dean, Academic Services and Support is responsible for all functions related to the success of the College's Center for Innovation, Teaching and Learning (CITL), all tutoring, testing and accommodations services, the College's library, and the academic curriculum, catalog and scheduling unit. Position leads in the coordination of early intervention and success initiatives, facilitates and programs initiatives, workshops and events to improve College success measures.  

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop, recommend, and implement academic planning efforts via innovative scheduling, course formats, and technology platforms in support of gaining efficiencies and mitigating barriers to student access and program progression.
  • Evaluate and analyze current practices, tools, and procedures across a variety of academic operations, making recommendations as appropriate to gain efficiencies in processes.
  • Provide comprehensive leadership over multiple departments housed in the Susan Myers Resources Center including but not limited to: Testing/Accommodations, Library, Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (CITL), Zoghby Learning Commons, Academic Planning, and Student Success and related staff.
  • Oversee budget development and presentation of budgets for all direct reports, monitoring resource availability and escalating needs as appropriate. 
  • Guide planning efforts across all areas of supervision to develop faculty development activities across all divisions, promoting active and engaged learning, the innovative use of instructional technologies, and teaching best practices, and working to avoid duplication of efforts across departments.
  • Oversee development of faculty and staff training activities, events, and conferences.
  • Collaborate with the Vice President of Academic Affairs on training programs for new faculty and new academic leadership; deliver training programs and annually revise training materials to keep content current and relevant for participants.
  • Write training assessments to gauge effectiveness of training activities; maintain records of scores and completions for mandatory trainings.
  • Assure quality in certification and training programs for faculty and staff.
  • Assist with grant development, implementation and reporting.
  • In coordination with the Faculty Council or other College Committees, develop a plan for long-term professional development efforts at the College in support of student success and retention.
  • Work in collaboration with the Learning Commons staff, ensuring alignment of faculty instruction with student support provided through library services, academic support services, and testing operations.
  • Lead the continued development and enforcement of course quality standards across modalities.  
  • Lead planning efforts toward standard course templates.
  • Lead planning efforts to increase the development and/or adoption of Open Educational Resources.
  • Assist in defining institutional strategies for online education and LMS options and modern approaches to course delivery and management.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of academic procedures and the Faculty Handbook.
  • Collaborate on Academic Affairs writing assignments related to grant projects, accreditation, and academic projects.
  • Develop and manage budgets across functional areas.  
  • Assist in reporting and analysis of distance learning program outcomes.
  • Assemble reporting and analysis related to curriculum, instruction, faculty qualifications, scheduling, and faculty compensation.
  • Lead planning efforts to implement prior learning credit opportunities for students.
  • Research and present information to academic leadership for accelerated mechanisms, working to expand students' opportunities to shorten time-to-degree.
  • Regularly review course- and section-level performance metrics to determine areas of greatest need for student and faculty support.
  • Develop resources to increase student awareness of acceleration mechanisms to include prior learning credit, optimizing students' credits earned toward their program of study.
  • Lead the development of a portfolio review process and additional review processes associated with the evaluation of prior learning credit.
  • Work with the Curriculum Coordinator to maintain complete records, ensure for compliance of degree and non-degree program maps, implement College's prior learning credit evaluations, mechanisms, and templates for future evaluations.
  • Assist the VPAA with faculty compensation for prior learning credit evaluation.
  • Manage the implementation of innovative session lengths to meet a variety of students' needs.
  • Assist with data collection and analysis in support of institutional partnerships and related annual contracts, making recommendations for changes to improve student outcomes and for what information should be shared back with partner schools so that students' strengths can be well aligned with class choices.
  • Supervise, guide, train and evaluate department staff.
  • Research and evaluate technology platforms that may enhance management of academic operations.
  • As a part of the college's risk management tool annual mandatory compliance training is required.
  • Perform such other duties and services as assigned by the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Benefits

  • College paid health insurance for employee, dependent coverage at employee's expense
  • College paid basic life insurance for employee, additional coverage for employee and/or dependents at employee's expense
  • College paid retirement with 3% employee contribution to the Florida Retirement System (FRS)
  • Optional dental and vision insurance at employee's expense
  • Sick and Annual (Vacation) Leave accrual
  • Time off for designated holidays, winter break, and spring break
  • 36-hour work week
  • Free tickets to designated Mattie Kelly Arts Center and Raider Athletic events

Requirements:

  • Master's degree from a regionally accredited postsecondary institution in curriculum and instruction, instructional design, educational leadership, or other related field required with at least seven years of experience.
  • Doctoral degree preferred.
  • Postsecondary teaching experience preferred.
  • Online teaching experience strongly preferred.
  • Experience planning, developing, and delivering professional development in higher ed required.
  • Knowledge of college scheduling and faculty compensation.
  • Knowledge of current pedagogical theories and applications for online education.
  • Knowledge of accessibility best practices and ADA compliance required.
  • Knowledge and skills to utilize Learning Management Systems and related instructional technology.
  • Supervisory experience in a professional or postsecondary setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and work harmoniously with faculty, students, staff and general public.

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