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Dean of Instructional Technology
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Red Rocks Community College exemplifies extraordinary. We are dedicated to our Vision and Mission, which promote student achievement, staff empowerment, and community engagement. We live our values: Integrity, Collaboration, Learning, Inclusiveness, and Communication. We encourage applications from individuals whose background and interests align with our commitment to inclusiveness and welcome you to visit the RRCC Inclusion & Diversity webpage for additional information.
With an unrivaled reputation grounded in our Values, we stand out as a cutting-edge model in higher education. We are one of the first community colleges in the country to offer both Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs. Our continued pursuit of excellence is instilled in our employees and has inspired a dynamic and passionate culture.
Summary of position: This position exists to provide leadership and administrative support for teaching and learning through organization of staff, technology, and operational resources. This position supports, develops, and implements instructional technology used in online, hybrid, and face-to-face courses. Serves as the technical administrator for the campus Learning Management System (LMS) and other needed systems/software related to instruction.
The position also provides training for faculty and staff with implementing a variety of technologies for online and classroom course delivery, including accessibility and Quality Matters standards and information related to CO Online. Assists students through training and support for technology enhanced courses. Provides research into emerging technologies to improve quality of RRCC and CO Online courses. Provides recommendations to the Vice President of Academic Affairs regarding needed emerging technologies, software, and, upgrades on equipment in learning spaces.
Provide leadership and supervision for professional, technical, and instructional staff. Evaluate and assign classified and professional technical staff in accordance with respective plans. Make informed staffing recommendations to the Vice President of Academic Affairs. Develop departmental leadership teams. Create, monitor and/or participate in committee work that promotes the goals of the division and instruction. Verify and approve employee contracts including part-time contracts and full-time overloads. Develop and administer instructional technology budget in collaboration with the Vice President of Academic Affairs and staff. Justify and effectively manage all appropriate operating budget categories including acquisitions, maintenance and inventory of capital. Lead, administer and oversee grants relevant to instructional technology.
Provides LMS administration by coordinating course creation, enrollment, overall management, and campus-wide technical support. Supports the testing and training of LMS version updates and possible LMS migration, to include testing, implementation, and training. Support College in CO Online processes and technical developments.
Leads efforts to improve course quality in conjunction with College Deans, Directors, and Administrative Staff to meet Colleges’ online course quality standards, WCAG 2.0 Level AA guidelines, and pedagogical consulting. Works collaboratively with faculty throughout the College to support the implementation of these best practices for course design and delivery; by providing training for the LMS.
Organizes and delivers LMS student orientations for online, hybrid and face-to-face courses. Provides student support for other instructional technology-based tools, as needed.
Coordinates the 24 x 7 Help Desk ticketing system to expand and coordinate eLearning help desk for students, faculty and staff. Assists faculty, student and staff with technical or other instructional technology related problems. Coordinates with the College’s Computer Services and Audio Visual to ensure adequate classroom and instructional technology infrastructure to meet goals of technology-enhanced face-to-face, hybrid, and online classrooms.
Maintains awareness of new and emerging instructional technology best practices by conducting research, evaluation, and recommendations. Disseminates information and provides training regarding these new technologies to enhance online and technology enhanced classrooms. Collects and analyzes data collected for improving courses, increasing retention and student enrollment.
Represents the college at national, state and local eLearning meetings, councils, and committees as appropriate. Serve on college related committees.
Coordinates with admissions and records on eLearning student issues. Assist with accreditation approval and improvement recommendations.
Required Qualifications: Master's degree in Instructional or Educational Technology or a related field with emphasis on teacher education and development, educational technology, or learning and teaching theories from an accredited college or university. Three (3) years of leadership, supervisory, budgetary, and administrative experience in higher education at a Director level or higher. Two (2) years of experience managing LMS systems like D2L, Blackboard and/or Canvas. At least two (2) semesters of experience teaching online.
Preferred Qualifications: Doctorate degree in an academic field related to Instructional Technology. Quality Matters Certifications (or similar online quality assurance framework), Accessibility, Equity & Inclusion. Two (2) years teaching online with experience in the community college setting. Experience with Quality Matters or similar online quality assurance framework, DEI in online/remote courses, EvaluationKIT, Respondus, YuJa, Softchalk. Membership in or experience working in diverse communities and supporting the success of students and staff from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in the College. Coursework in technology, multi-media, instructional design and/or related field. Demonstrated knowledge of the rules, regulations and principles of WCAG 2.0 Level AA accessibility standards.Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated knowledge of pedagogical and technological issues including evaluation methods related to online initiatives in the classroom and other alternative delivery methods. Knowledge of LMS course management tools. Ability to execute several key projects simultaneously. Verbal and written communication skills including the ability to give and receive information accurately and present information to groups and in public settings. Strong computer skills, including web authoring, multimedia software and Microsoft Office products. A strong commitment to the mission of the community college. Ability to interact and communicate effectively in all settings (in-person, remotely, written, and verbal correspondences) with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Ability to work from campus.
To Apply: Please complete an application and attach the following:
- A cover letter describing your professional experiences and addressing the required qualifications.
- A cv/resume.
Benefits: RRCC offers a range of benefit choices (Medical, Dental, Vision, FSA, Life Insurance, Supplemental Retirement Plans, PERA, Disability Benefits, and more). For additional information, please visit the CCCS Employee Benefit Website.
Starting Salary: Starting salary is determined by education and experience in accordance with our compensation plan.
Transcripts Required: If selected as the finalist for the position, official transcripts are required as a condition of employment within 30 days of hire (if applicable). Assessment is required for Transcripts from colleges or universities outside the United States for U.S. equivalency by a NACES educational credential evaluation service. This documentation is the responsibility of the candidate.
Necessary Special Requirements: Must submit to and successfully complete a pre-employment background check as a condition of hire. Felony convictions or conviction of crimes of moral turpitude or convictions of misdemeanors related to job duties may disqualify you from consideration for this position. Should your background check reveal any charges and convictions, it is your responsibility to provide RRCC Office of Human Resources with an official disposition of the charges.
Former employees of the Colorado Community College System or one of its 13 colleges, who were disciplinary terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this within your application materials.
Red Rocks Community College is committed to diversity in its people and programs. The College is an equal opportunity educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex/gender, sexual orientation gender identity, religion, age, national/ ethnic origin, pregnancy status, veteran’s status, genetic information, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by applicable law, in its employment practices or educational programs and activities.
RRCC has designated the Executive Director of Human Resources as its Affirmative Action Officer/Equal Opportunity Administrator/Title IX Administrator with the responsibility to coordinate its civil rights compliance activities and grievance procedures. For information, contact Executive Director of Human Resources, Title IX Coordinator, Title VII/Equal Opportunity Coordinator, ADA/Sec 504 Coordinator, 13300 West Sixth Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80228. 303-914-6298.
Reasonable accommodation will be provided upon request for persons with disabilities. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to participate in the application process, please notify Human Resources at 303-914-6570.
RRCC conducts pre-employment background checks on all employment finalists to determine or verify background information, including criminal history, references from previous employment, qualifications, and, when applicable, driving history. Employment offers are contingent upon receiving a satisfactory report.
For information regarding Red Rocks Community College Security, including crime statistics for the Red Rocks Community College Lakewood and Arvada campuses, please see the Red Rocks Community College campus security website at http://www.rrcc.edu/police/. For a hard copy report, please contact 303.914.6494.
RRCC offers a range of benefit choices (Medical, Dental, Vision, FSA, Life Insurance, Supplemental Retirement Plans, PERA, Disability Benefits, and more). For additional information, please visit the CCCS Employee Benefit Website.
- Leave Accruals (Leave prorated for appointments under 100%)
- Annual/Personal Days: 22.5 (180 hours)
- Sick Days: 15 (120 hours)
Benefit-eligible APT will be granted the same number of paid holidays granted to employees of the State Personnel System, pro-rated to their percent of employment. The Chancellor may establish alternate holiday schedules in accordance with the Colorado Revised Statue 24-11-101(3). A list of our current observed holidays are below.
- New Year’s Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Christmas Day
- Alternate Holiday
- Alternate Holiday
- Alternate Holiday
- Alternate Holiday
- Cabrini Day
- Veterans' Day
- MLK, Jr. Day
- Presidents' Day
Additional Leave Information can be found by visiting the below link.
SP 3-60b – Employee Leave - Colorado Community College System (cccs.edu)
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