Central Oregon Community College — Instructional Dean

Instructional Dean

Posting Number: 06002277
Position Title: Instructional Dean
Posting Date: 02/17/2023
Closing Date: 03/12/2023
Length of Position: 12 months per year
Anticipated Start Date: July 1, 2023
Position Type/Employee Class: Administrative
FTE: 1.0 FTE
Salary Level: Administrative Salary Level 32
Starting Pay Range: $94,816-$103,000 plus exceptional benefit package
Hours per Week: 40 hr/wk
Work Schedule: Typically 8:00am – 5:00pm
Days of the Week: Typically Monday – Friday

Job Summary/Purpose:

The Instructional Dean furthers the mission, vision, and values of the College through leadership and administrative oversight to faculty and staff in a range of academic departments (Transfer, Career & Technical Education, and non-credit) and instructional support areas. This position provides leadership and management of new program development, academic program review, curriculum development, personnel staffing, and overall course and fiscal administration activities. The dean is responsible to promote student-centered learning and collaboration and assists in the development and implementation of college and academic policies and procedures.

Additional Employee Benefits:

• Comprehensive medical, vision, and dental insurance plans
• Tuition Waiver for degree-related and personal enrichment/development courses for Employees, Spouses, Domestic Partners, and children up to 25 years of age
• Generous monthly vacation and sick leave accruals
• 10 paid holidays a year, plus a paid full week off during Winter Break.
• Use of all College recreation facilities in Mazama Gym at no cost
• A staff wellness program that offers a variety of activities and health resources
• PERS (Public Employee Retirement System) eligibility
• 20% Discount at COCC Bookstore
• Engaging workplace culture with a mission to serve students and our community
• COCC is a qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program

Terms of Employment:

• This is a 12-month exempt position at pay level 32 in the Administrative salary schedule.
• In an effort to be as transparent as possible, please note that the starting wage/salary ranges listed in our position postings are based on a thorough analysis of COCC’s pay equity, current budget, and specific employee group contracts. Thus, these ranges are fixed as noted in the posting and non-negotiable. The wage/salary schedules on the College website are used for internal purposes, and should not be interpreted as a means of negotiating starting pay during the recruitment process.
• Requires flexible work schedule, which may include evenings and/or weekends as well as travel throughout the district.
• Requires the provision of official transcripts upon hire.
• COCC employees must work and reside in the state of Oregon at the time their work is being performed.
• The College is NOT able to support Visa applications for this position. Applicants must already be eligible to work in the United States to be considered for this position.
• Upon hire, must pass criminal and/or driving history; only information relevant to the position will be considered.

Essential Functions:


1. Ensure that the work within all instructional areas is aligned with the college’s mission and priorities;
2. Supervise, develop, and mentor faculty and staff on their personal and professional development;
3. Communicate college priorities and initiatives to faculty and staff and serve as a conduit for faculty and staff perspectives
4. Serve as a leader and member of internal committees and councils; represent the College on local, regional, state, and national committees and councils;
5. Ensure compliance with regional accreditation policies and standards as well as independent accrediting bodies for CTE programs;
6. Promote and foster collegiality between instruction, student services, and administrative services at the college; initiate and support creativity, change, and innovative instructional practices;
7. Develop and maintain community partnerships related to academic programming and disciplines.


1. Oversee academic course scheduling processes;
2. Develop, manage, and monitor multiple budgets;
3. Perform personnel functions related to faculty and staff (hiring, evaluation, assignment, supervision, discipline, etc.);
4. Engage in faculty promotion, tenure, and professional development processes;
5. Develop and manage grants and special projects;
6. Assist in the development of and ensure compliance to collective bargaining agreements.

Teaching, Learning, and Student Success

1. Facilitate the integration of quality instruction and service to students; lead the development and implementation of student success practices within instruction;
2. Foster creativity and innovation and promote opportunities for faculty to continuously improve their teaching skills and learn new techniques or delivery methods.
3. Engage in work with faculty regarding development, revision, and assessment of course and program learning outcomes;
4. Engage in leadership role related to Academic Program Review;
5. Conduct classroom observations of faculty;
6. Have knowledge of current research and promising practices related to teaching, learning and student success;
7. Work with department chairs to address student concerns related to instruction.

Cultural Respect

1. Model and support COCC’s Principles of Community by modeling and ensuring equity practices, ensuring diversity and cultural competency in all position responsibilities;
2. Evaluate and maintain ADA compliance and appropriate accessibility to persons with disabilities to provide for the success of students and staff.

Other Job Functions

1. Cooperate with other College personnel to assist students with career planning, job placement, new student advising, orientation, and follow-up studies.
2. Provide academic program information to and attend monthly Board of Director meetings.
3. Act as a resource person for students.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Individuals must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

The College seeks an academic leader who possesses these qualities:
1. Ability to provide positive leadership through:
• Problem-solving
• Relationship-building
• Effective listening
• Balancing multiple objectives in an environment of constant change
• Working successfully with minimal supervision

2. Working effectively and positively as part of a team, actively participating in group decision- making, communicating openly, and supporting the team in its work toward common goals.
3. Promoting systemic change that leads to a more welcoming, inclusive, and anti-racist environment for all students and staff.
4. Strong commitment to shared governance and to serving as an advocate for faculty, staff, and diverse student learners within institutional policies, practices, and strategic directions.
5. Extensive familiarity with a broad range of instructional areas and issues, including rights and responsibilities of faculty, staff, and students, the diverse goals, rights and learning styles of students, the complexity of issues involved in curriculum and program development and assessment.
6. Demonstrated commitment to the concept, values, and ideals of the comprehensive community college and to teaching excellence and standards of quality in all areas of instruction and instructional support.
7. Demonstrated ability to manage personnel, budgets, and instructional resources; familiarity with regional accreditation standards, with specialized accreditation, certification, and licensure requirements.
8. Must have knowledge of issues and trends in various academic disciplines and career and technical programs in higher education.
9. Ability to work cooperatively with, and contribute to, a diverse workplace through ideas or experience.
10. Must be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, using the English language with or without the use of an interpreter.
11. Must be able to work effectively in a collective bargaining environment.
12. Demonstrated record of acquiring external resources and collaborating with external agencies, including business and industry and other educational institutions.
13. Proven record of leadership in outcomes assessment and data-driven decision making.
14. Experience delivering learning and other services online.

Physical Demands and Other Ergonomic Requirements:

Working hours are generally Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Additional hours or schedule changes may be required based on work requirements including attending monthly evening board meetings. Work is performed in an office setting, mostly sitting with frequent computer use. Individual is required to be able to perform the essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Statement

The goal of Central Oregon Community College is to provide an atmosphere that encourages our faculty, staff and students to realize their full potential. In support of this goal, it is the policy of Central Oregon Community College that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, disability, sex, marital status, national origin, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, citizenship status, veteran or military status, pregnancy or any other classes protected under federal and state statutes in any education program, activities or employment. Persons with questions about this statement should contact Human Resources at 541.383.7216 or the Vice President for Student Affairs at 541.383.7211.
This policy covers nondiscrimination in both employment and access to educational opportunities. When brought to the attention of the appropriate parties, any such actions will be promptly and equitably responded to according to the process outlined in general procedures sections N-1, N-2, or N-3.
In support of COCC’s EEO statement, bilingual fluency in English and Spanish is considered a plus, along with experience working in a diverse multicultural setting.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Master’s Degree in a discipline related to the mission and programs of the college.
2. Two (2) years college teaching experience as a full-time faculty member or closely related equivalent.
3. Two (2) years administrative experience in an academic setting.
4. Two (2) years of successful leadership experience within a complex organization, including supervision of staff.

The college recognizes the value of skills and knowledge gained outside of formal education and paid employment. Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications but present other qualifications or experience equivalent to those required will be considered and are encouraged to apply. To qualify under equivalency, applicants must indicate how they qualify under equivalency by responding to the supplemental question presented during the application process.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Earned doctorate or terminal degree from a regionally accredited institution.
• One year (1) administrative experience and/or supervision of both Transfer and Career and Technical Education programs in an accredited community college.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Finalists selected to interview may be required to provide a candidate presentation to the College campus community or complete a skills demonstration.

Note that you will be required to upload/create the required documents indicated in this posting at the time you apply. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at application. It is the responsibility of the applicant to upload all required documents, including transcript(s). If you have questions please contact Human Resources at 541-383-7216.

Is a Criminal History Check required? Yes

Is a Credit History Check Required? No

Open Until Filled? No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

1. Resume/Vitae
2. Cover Letter
3. College Transcript 1 (unofficial)

Optional Documents

1. US Military DD 214

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