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Vice Provost, E-Learning

Dallas College
Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 29, 2024
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Weekly Work Hours


Compensation Range


Salary Minimum

$190,000.00 Annually


United States of America (Exempt)

Position Type

Position Summary

Serves in a senior-level capacity supporting and underpinning the faculty role and experience at the College. Responsible for helping shape the academic enterprise through strategic, digital, operational, and technical improvements.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills as demonstrated through prior experience.

  • Demonstrated ability to independently manage and supervise a nimble, yet highly efficient core team.

  • Able to work effectively with groups and individuals at all levels of management.

  • Demonstrated negotiation, consultative, and facilitation skills particularly in academic environments and with academic leaders and faculty.

  • Demonstrated ability to function independently and at a high level in a fast-paced environment.

Core Skills and Responsibilities

1. Vision and Strategic Thinking:
  • The ability to set a clear and inspiring vision for the academic school, aligning it with the college's mission and strategic goals.
  • Strategic thinking to develop and implement plans that promote growth and excellence in education.
2. Educational Expertise: Strong academic credentials and subject matter expertise relevant to the school's programs.
  • Understanding of the latest trends and innovations in pedagogy and curriculum development.
3. Collaboration and Team Building:
  • Skill in building and leading high-performing teams, fostering a collaborative culture.
  • The ability to promote cross-disciplinary and cross-functional collaboration to enhance the student experience.
4. Communication Skills:
  • Effective communication skills to articulate the school's mission, goals, and achievements to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Strong listening skills to understand the needs and concerns of faculty, staff, and students.
5. Student-Centered Focus:
  • A commitment to student success, including implementing initiatives to improve retention, graduation rates, and academic achievement.
  • A strong understanding of the unique needs of community college students.
6. Data-Driven Decision-Making:
  • Proficiency in data analysis and the ability to use data to inform decision-making and program improvements.
  • A focus on outcomes assessment and continuous improvement in educational offerings.
7. Innovation and Adaptability:
  • Willingness to embrace innovation and adapt to changes in the educational landscape, including technology and teaching methods.
  • The ability to anticipate and respond to emerging trends in higher education.
8. Resource Management:
  • Strong financial acumen for managing budgets and resources efficiently while prioritizing academic quality.
  • Grant writing and fundraising skills to secure additional resources for the school.
9. Advocacy and Representation:
  • Advocacy for the academic school and its faculty, staff, and students within the college administration and in the broader community.
  • Building strong relationships with external partners, such as local businesses and industry stakeholders.
10. Ethical Leadership:
  • Demonstrated commitment to ethical and transparent leadership, with a strong sense of integrity and social responsibility.
  • Upholding the highest ethical standards in all interactions and decision-making.
11. Resilience:
  • The ability to handle the challenges and pressures of leading an academic school in a complex and ever-changing educational landscape.
Key Responsibilities
  • Establish Dallas College as a leader in online education.

  • Develop partnerships with community and industry to facilitate online workforce development in collaboration with the Vice Chancellor of Workforce and Advancement

  • Support faculty in offering competitive distance education programs, providing professionalized staff to assist in areas like instructional design and media development.

  • Work closely with the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning to offer training and certification for faculty to develop and teach high-quality online courses.

  • Collaborate with Information Technology team to ensure competitive technology resources are in place to ensure seamless experience for students.

  • Collaborate with each of the Vice Provost teams to grow the e-learning offering in line with demand from distance learners.

  • Work with Enrollment Management to ensure ease of recruitment and onboarding.

  • Provide central support for online course development (e.g., instructional design, media development, quality control)

  • Collaborate with Student Success and Student Support Services to provide breadth of offerings to online students, as well as working with those teams to create and develop new offerings that would help students enrolled in distance courses to succeed.

  • Provide classroom-level academic support for students, collaborating with Academic Services team to ensure that students enrolled in distance courses have access to the academic resources they need.

  • Works closely with Academic Incubator team on new learning innovations, instructional methods, and program development opportunities.

  • Works closely with the Provost and Academic Vice Provosts on crafting and executing the vision, strategic direction, goals, and KPIs for the academic enterprise—one that is aligned with the College’s strategic goals.

  • In close collaboration with Human Resources and academic leaders, provides senior-level oversight for the college’s annual faculty recruitment, onboarding, faculty evaluation, annual contract renewal process, adjunct recruitment, and essential faculty return week activities.

  • Manages a team of creative media professionals responsible for articulating the college’s academic vision and strategic direction through custom digital and media solutions.

  • Leads and facilitates initiatives that are critical of the Office of the Provost.

  • In conjunction with legal counsel and the Office of Provost, ensure appropriate oversight of all legal, human resource, procurement, and academic governance matters pertaining to Academic partnerships, engagements, and contracted services.

Physical Requirements

Normal physical job functions performed within a standard office environment. Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Qualifications/Experience Required:
  • An earned doctorate from an accredited institution in a relevant field

  • A distinguished record of academic leadership and experience in higher education administration

  • Demonstrated success in strategic planning, academic operations, and/or program development.

  • Strong analytical skills in managing complex data systems that help streamline complex processes, procedures, or help manage complex projects.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate effectively with stakeholders.

  • An innovative and visionary thinker with a commitment to student success and academic excellence.

  • Experience with a large comprehensive community college system with a depth of knowledge of faculty, their job requirements, and their critical role in the academic enterprise.

  • Strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities.

  • Preferred experience in leading a team of creative professionals skilled in delivering timely digital, print, and media solutions within an academic environment.

***Will be subject to a criminal background check. Some positions may be subject to a fingerprint check. ***

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Incumbents may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Position requires regular and predictable attendance.

Dallas College is part of an equal opportunity system that provides education and employment opportunities without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Dallas College complies with the Americans with Disabilities and Veterans Act

Applications DeadlineMarch 22, 2024

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