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Assistant Dean of Instruction - Terry Campus
Delaware Technical Community College in Dover, Delaware
Date Posted 03/29/2021
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Title Assistant Dean of Instruction - Terry Campus
Position Number 26511
Position Type Regular Full-Time
Hiring Location Office of the President-Dover, DE
Contact Phone Number 302-857-1604
Contact Email Address oophr@dtcc.edu
Work Location Terry Campus-Dover, DE
Position Specific Details

This position is a regular full-time, Plan D position located at the Terry Campus, Dover, DE.

Salary Salary to be determined based on relevant education and experience
Classification Title Assistant Dean of Instruction
Job Code 1042 (FT), 1542 (PT)
FLSA Exempt
Position Pay Grade Salary Plan D, Level II
Position Type Full-Time
Summary Statement

As the administrator who assists the Dean of Instruction of a campus, the Assistant Dean of Instruction is responsible for supporting the Dean’s administrative oversight of academic programs, courses, faculty, and other areas related to instruction. The Assistant Dean helps to ensure the quality of academic programming and services to support students’ success as they prepare to enter the workforce and/or transfer to a senior institution.

Nature and Scope

The Assistant Dean of Instruction reports to the Dean of Instruction and is responsible for supporting general and developmental education, and career and transfer academic programs. Support staff of the Dean of Instruction’s office may report to this position. In addition, the Assistant Dean is responsible for ensuring implementation of best practices in instruction and adherence to Middles States and program accreditation standards. The Assistant Dean also helps to ensure the availability of high quality resources that support student learning, including specialized labs, the library, tutoring, writing, and math centers. This position assists with administrative oversight for campus centers that provide learning opportunities for students and community services such as the Child Development and Dental Health Centers. Typical contacts include: college administrators, faculty, staff, educational leaders, employers and community leaders.

Principal Accountabilities

(An incumbent may perform any combination of the below listed accountabilities)

1. Assists with providing administrative leadership for new academic program development, planning, implementation, and evaluation, to ensure that new programs support labor market needs and offer quality preparation for successful employment and/or transfer.

2. Assists with providing administrative oversight of existing academic programs and courses to ensure compliance with academic policies and guidelines regarding program review, program revision or discontinuance, curricular structure including Program Graduate and Core Curriculum Competencies, course development and syllabus construction, college readiness and course placement, academic standing, transfer of credit and advanced placement.

3. Serves as a member of the Curriculum Committee to ensure curricular changes are made in accordance with Curriculum Guidelines.

4. Collaborates with the Campus Dean of Instruction and Assistant Deans Collegewide to support development and implementation of policies, procedures, programs, and services that foster excellence in teaching, quality distance education programs and courses, and the use of educational technology that strengthens teaching, learning, and student success.

5. Assists with providing administrative oversight of the planning, preparation, and allocation of the Instructional Division’s financial resources and budget.

6. Helps to ensure program alignment with Middle States accreditation standards, program accreditation standards, and higher education legislation and regulations.

7. Assists with providing administrative oversight to ensure quality implementation of outcomes assessment.

8. Assists with providing administrative leadership for student success initiatives to increase college graduation rates and other measures of student success.

9. Assists with providing administrative oversight of department chairpersons’ scheduling of courses tone sure student completion of academic programs.

10. Serves as a participating member of various campus and collegewide committees and boards and community and higher education forums to deliver high quality education to the community.

11. Collaborates to foster partnerships with K-12 districts, senior higher education institutions, and other organizations to develop pathways that promote degree completion, such as dual enrollment, advanced standing, tech prep articulations, and connected degrees.

12. Collaborates with other divisions in the recruitment, advisement, retention, and graduation of students.

13. Provides direction and administrative oversight of student issues, appeals, and academic integrity sanctions.

14. Serves as a liaison between department chairpersons, coordinators, faculty members and the Office of Instruction to support daily operations.

15. Assists the Instructional Division with developing goals and objectives for the campus planning process and provides support in achieving the intended outcomes.

16. Performs other related duties as required.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(Knowledge, skills and abilities essential to the performance of principal accountabilities achieved through a combination of education, training and experience)

Knowledge of current issues, challenges and best practices in community college education.
Knowledge of promising strategies to improve student completion.
Knowledge of curricular approaches including Mastery Learning and Competency Based Education.
Knowledge of transfer and articulation issues, models, and strategies to enable the community college to achieve its missions of career preparation and transfer.
Knowledge of quality instruction in different modalities and student learning development, assessment and improvement.
Knowledge of Student Affairs and non-credit programming as it relates to the Instructional Division.
Knowledge of accreditation standards and higher education legislation and regulations.
Skill in using curricular structure to establish coherence, rigor, and learning outcomes; and to develop programs, curricula, courses and syllabi.
Skill in conducting planning, assessment and improvement of institutional, program and service outcomes.
Skill in preparing and managing a budget.
Skill in resolving student appeals and academic integrity issues.
Ability to apply accreditation standards and requirements to the development and evaluation of academic policies, programs, and procedures.
Ability to apply proven and promising strategies to improve student success and completion.
Ability to lead, manage and inspire personnel.

(Observable and measurable behaviors that demonstrate how the knowledge, skills and abilities are applied)

Communicates clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Demonstrates high standards of honesty, integrity, trust, and commitment to College values.
Interacts with others in a fair, respectful and dignified manner.
Builds, maintains, and strengthens mutually beneficial relationships both inside and outside the College.
Works collaboratively with others to achieve common goals, exhibiting a strong sense of team spirit.
Commits to discovering and meeting the needs and expectations of internal and external stakeholders.
Demonstrates strategic thinking, analytical thinking and creative problem solving.
Exercises judgement in decision-making, considering options, consequences, and course of action.
Accepts personal responsibility for quality and timeliness of work.
Accepts, adapts, and works positively to effect institutional change.

(Influencing others to accomplish goals and directing the organization in a way that makes it more cohesive and coherent)

Demonstrates and communicates understanding of and commitment to the mission, vision, and goals of the College.
Fosters a climate that values differing perspectives and free exchange of ideas.
Maintains a focus on desired outcomes, achievement strategies and actions, and consequent results.
Identifies trends and seizes opportunities to improve the College when changes are not expected or required.
Supports cultural awareness and diversity by promoting a climate of fair and equal opportunity for all.
Promotes long-term learning and development of others through coaching and mentoring.
Leads, manages and enables the process of change and transition within the College.
Inspires others to achieve desired outcomes.
Understands the formal and informal structures within the College and the impact/implications of decisions/actions throughout the institution.
Demonstrates a commitment to improving the College’s effectiveness and acts as a catalyst for change.
Manages and resolves conflict in a positive and constructive manner.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in a relevant field and four (4) years of relevant management experience; or Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and six (6) years of relevant management experience. Relevant management experience must include higher education experience in the area of academic affairs, particularly at the community college level.

Posting Details

Posting Number REG2871PO
Number of Vacancies
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Open Date 03/29/2021
Close Date 04/12/2021
Open Until Filled No
Special Applicant Instructions

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Teaching Philosophy
  2. Writing Sample
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Other Document
  5. Multi Media
  6. First Letter of Reference
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