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Dean of Instruction, Online Learning

Front Range Community College
Job Location:
Westminster, Colorado
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Front Range Community College 

Dean of Instruction, Online Learning - College-Wide

Who We Are

We are the largest community college in Colorado, enrolling close to 28,000 credit students annually. We were one of 30 colleges in the initial American Association of Community Colleges Pathways Project, recently selected as a "Most Promising Place to Work" in Diverse Magazine, and profiled as one of six top community colleges for transfer student success in a recent Aspen Institute publication. We have developed a strong strategic plan focused on improving student graduation and transfer rates and have made significant investments in advising and other student support programs.  

We also have a strong commitment to inclusion, equity, and diversity. We are actively seeking to hire a workforce that matches our student community and will support our Philosophy of Inclusion.  

We are guided by the philosophy "One College, Many Communities." Campuses share many common values, goals, and practices, but are also given the opportunity and flexibility to develop unique cultures and programs that serve individual communities. In addition, we have a clear vision outlined in its strategic plan.  For more information, visit the following: and VISION 2020

Who You Are

As the Dean of Instruction for Online Learning, you will engage in energetic, visionary, and inclusive leadership to advance the College's mission and strategic goals and ensure academic excellence. You will demonstrate a strong commitment to student success and completion. 

For your assigned online departments, you will facilitate academic planning and course scheduling, assessment of student learning, recruitment of faculty and staff, budgeting and management of funds, and allocation and use of facilities.  As the Instructional Dean, you support the Department Chairs in mentoring and evaluation of faculty and guide development of new programs. As a key member of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Online Learning (VPAAOL) leadership team, you help set direction for online programs and initiatives to ensure instructional quality and student success.  As all Instructional Deans do, you will provide leadership on both campus and college-wide initiatives, serve on a college-wide Deans Council and will interact frequently with local school, business, and community partners.  

SELECTION PROCESS:  Position will remain open until filled with a priority deadline of September 30, 2021. 

In your application, please include a resume and cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with requirements, qualification and responsibilities of the Dean of Instruction for Online Learning. 

Beginning in mid-December, all employees of FRCC will have a choice to submit a copy of their vaccination card or to agree to weekly COVID-19 testing.

SALARY: Mid $90's/annually 

BENEFITS: 2021 - 2022 APT & Faculty Benefits


  • Work collaboratively as a member of the VPAAOL's Leadership Team to develop and implement a shared online and college-wide vision and plans to ensure that the educational needs of students and the community are met and that all students have a chance to succeed. Collectively, the team ensures that all programs and services offered provide outstanding service to students, support teaching excellence, student success, and equity in student outcomes, are fiscally sound and meet college, system, and governmental policies and guidelines. 
  • Collaborate with all deans across the college to develop college-wide instructional policies and practices, coordinate academic programs to ensure efficiency and effectiveness, address key college-wide workforce needs, and support teaching excellence and student success. Serve as a member of the Instructional Deans' Council and other working groups and teams designed to address key college-wide issues.  All deans can expect to regularly take leadership roles on specific college work teams. 
  • Provide forward-thinking and inclusive leadership for faculty and staff to help them achieve excellence and innovation in teaching and learning, student success, faculty and staff development, and community engagement. 
  • Provide instructional leadership for all online academic departments. Support department chairs in curriculum and program development and program reviews in areas of responsibility. Oversee the recruitment and evaluation of faculty and staff in those departments and ensure appropriate professional development for full-time and part-time faculty and staff. Develop and administer assigned budget by collaborating with department chairs, faculty and staff to determine funding needs and priorities to support projects to accomplish learning goals. 
  • Guide enrollment management and retention efforts and assess the effectiveness of the schedule in contributing to student success through guided academic pathways. 
  • Represent Online Learning and the college to individuals and groups from the community to promote programs within the college. Build and maintain partnerships with universities, business, industry, and community partners to ensure that academic programs are current and responsive and that the college is meeting emerging workforce needs. Foster and promote dual enrollment with high schools and career centers. 
  • Collaborate with colleagues from across campuses and from multiple areas of the college to develop, support, and promote opportunities for student engagement, including experiential learning, service learning, co-curricular activities, internships and apprenticeships. Work with faculty and deans to incorporate a variety of delivery methods into the curriculum, including online, hybrid, videoconference, compressed and competency-based modalities. 
  • Actively contribute to a work environment that embraces inclusiveness and diverse perspectives, one that builds constructive working relationships characterized by a high level of acceptance, cooperation, and mutual respect. Facilitate a cooperative and committed culture that supports efforts to establish and accomplish individual, department, campus, and college goals.

Required Experience


  • Master's degree from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum of four years' college teaching experience (community college teaching preferred)
  • Minimum of three years leadership experience in higher education, preferably community colleges.
  • Experience with transfer and/or career and technical education.
  • Basic knowledge of computer applications (e.g., Microsoft Office) to accomplish managerial tasks.


  • Experience teaching in online or hybrid delivery modalities.
  • Experience leading online departments or divisions.
  • Knowledge of Learning Management Systems (LMS) and Educational Technology Tools.

Welcoming. Respectful. Inclusive. Together, we are FRCC.

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