Director of Online and Blended Learning
Community College of Aurora
Salary: $65,000.00 - $66,594.00 Annually
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Number: 290003
Location: 16000 East CentreTech Parkway Aurora, CO
Department: Academic Affairs
OVERVIEW OF CCA
The Community College of Aurora (CCA) is a dynamic institution that is committed to serving its diverse student population through innovations in instruction and student support founded on principles of equity and inclusion. CCA is a public, two-year community college serving Aurora and east metro Denver and has been designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.
CCA enrolls 11,000 students annually, over 62% of whom are students of color, including nearly 32% Hispanic students. 65% of CCA students receive some type of financial aid, including 52% of whom receive Pell grants, and nearly two-thirds are first-generation college students. In addition to traditional degree and certificate programs, CCA offers non-credit professional development courses, customized training, and economic and workforce development resources to employer partners and individual professionals seeking to enhance the capacity and productivity of their workforce or individual knowledge and skills. The college centers our Inclusive Excellence work and applies an equity lens to everything we do, including working to erase equity gaps for students of color.
The college is seeking a full-time, director to help the college design and implement engaging online and blended curriculum and pedagogy. This role will help develop hyflex, online and progressive academic programs throughout a number of academic areas. We're looking for a passionate, talented person who want to change the way the world thinks about and access higher education, and unlocks human potential regardless of circumstance. We are looking for competent professional to join a team in which assumptions are challenged, fresh perspectives are shared, and differences are celebrated.
This position is funded for two years through the American Recovery Act with the possibility of extension.
The Five Tenets of Community College of Aurora Faculty & Instructors
CCA instructors and faculty are committed to humanizing, valuing, and empowering our students intellectually, socially, emotionally, and politically (Ladson-Billings, 1994) and to teaching and supporting the whole student: heart, mind, and spirit, as we support them in developing these fundamental competencies: Critical Thinking, Communication, Cultural Competence, and Career & Transfer Readiness. We support students in developing critical consciousness in equity and social justice and in becoming agents of change by developing for ourselves this same critical consciousness and by being agents of change. To accomplish this, CCA educators are committed to engaging in a journey of professional development and teaching and learning trainings that culminate in a culture of instructional excellence and cultivates the following five practices: Student-Centered Learning through Inclusive Pedagogy; implementing Culturally Responsive and Culturally Relevant Teaching; Being Reflexive Practitioners; and employing Student Empowering Practices.
Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills
- Lead the development and implementation of frameworks, guidelines and processes for the effective design and delivery of rigorous online and blended education opportunities
- Participate in an on-going planning process that include specific objectives, activities, assessments, and time frames; and supports the institutional mission, Strategic Plan and the Academic Master Plan
- Develop systems and processes for the gathering and analysis of feedback and data about the effectiveness of online and blended learning opportunities based on key quality metrics that relate to the college strategic goals and Academic Master Plan
- Assist in the development of the distance and blended education budget
- Supervise the internal instructional designers and work collaboratively with peers in instruction, technology, institutional research, and Student Affairs
- Assist with the integration of Inclusive Excellence and student-centered principles and strategies in the design of online and blended education opportunities
- Remain current with national developments in online and blended education technologies and principles
- Ensure that the online and blended courses offered follow Colorado Community College System (CCCS) guidelines, effective design principles and learning theory, and support student success
- Develop and facilitate training opportunities for instructional personnel, department chairs/directors, faculty and instructors
- Participate in relevant CCCS and institution committees
- Perform other related duties as assigned
Minimum qualifications & Requirements
- Bachelor's degree in instructional design, instructional technology, educational technology, or equivalent from a fully accredited college or university
- 7-10+ years of experience working in instructional design of a variety of course modalities (online, blended, traditional, experiential, etc.)
- Teaching experience in a community college or university
- 5+ years of experience in hiring and supervising teams and working with faculty and instructors
- Experience with multiple learning platforms and mediums for learning
- Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion
- Demonstrated competency to work collaboratively and effectively with a variety of key stakeholders
- Proven ability to use initiative and resourcefulness in problem-solving
- Data-driven mindset and experience with use of data
- Meticulous attention to detail and process-driven
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills; comfortable and compelling in public speaking situations
- Experience facilitating training sessions
- Master's degree in instructional design, instructional technology, educational technology, or equivalent from a fully accredited college or university
- Experience developing a new and effective online and blended learning team and strategy
- Demonstrated experience with measure and report of online and blended instruction effectiveness
- Demonstrated ability to perform relevant data analyses, draw key insights, and use data to form and execute a strategy
Salary Range: Anticipated starting salary range is $65,000-$66,594 This salary is determined by the qualifications of the selected candidate balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information. CCA offers an excellent benefit plan, including generous leave, holiday, and education benefits. Full time employees immediately upon hire earn 15 hours a month annual leave and 10 hours a month sick leave.
Deadline to Submit Application Material: An initial review of applications will begin on Monday, August 23, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.
Application Process: When submitting your online application, please include a cover letter, current resume, and professional references. Official transcripts showing the highest degree achieved should be submitted to HR@ccaurora.edu upon offer of employment. If you have questions regarding this position, please contact us at HR@ccaurora.edu.
By applying for this announced position, applicants are certifying that all statements, information and documents provided are true, complete and correct to the best of their knowledge and are made in good faith. Further, applicants understand that omissions, misleading, false or untrue information, or any attempt at fraud or deceit in any manner connected with this application and/or subsequent testing may result in them not being considered for jobs with the Community College of Aurora; may constitute grounds for discipline and/or termination after hire; and/or constitute grounds for further actions pursuant to law.
Complete Applications must include the following documents:
- A complete online application
- A cover letter that describes how your experience aligns with the minimum and preferred qualifications of this position
- A current resume uploaded as an attachment to your online application
- If you are using education to qualify, a copy of your official or unofficial transcript showing that your degree has been conferred and the name of your school, or your NACES accreditation. Please submit this as an attachment to your online application
- For any questions or technical issues please contact HR@CCAurora.edu
Colorado Residency Requirement:
Eligible applicants must be either a current Colorado resident or be able to provide proof of residency in Colorado within 30 days of the start date for the position, or they may be deemed ineligible for employment with the Community College of Aurora. Please contact HR@CCAurora.edu with any questions.
- Notice to all Applicants: Proof of eligibility to work (Download PDF reader) (Download PDF reader) in the United States must be produced within three (3) days of hire.
- Direct deposit of payroll is a condition of employment.
- Final candidate is subject to a criminal background check prior to final selection process.
- Final candidate is required to submit official transcripts to Human Resources within fourteen (14) days of hire.
- CCA is affiliated with the Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) and as such, employees contribute to PERA in lieu of Social Security for retirement benefits. For more information, visit the COPERA web page.
- Individuals currently or formerly employed by the Colorado Community College System or one of its 13 colleges, and/or who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this information in your application material.
- For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures, contact our Title IX Compliance/Equal Opportunity Officer, Cindy Hesse, Director of Human Resources at 16000 E. CentreTech Parkway, Suite A207, Aurora, Colorado 80011 or by phone at 303-360-4752, or e-mail at Cindy.Hesse@CCAurora.edu.
You matter. You are valued. You belong. CCA is a community that is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion through Inclusive Excellence. We can only achieve this together. CCA embraces Inclusive Excellence because we want our students, staff, and faculty to learn and contribute within an inclusive environment. This means members of our college community will be active, respectful, and mindful of equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels of engagement. Inclusive Excellence will provide a foundation for student and institutional success. Recognizing our diversity is only the first step toward Inclusive Excellence. We must also be intentional in valuing cultural differences and experiences, while incorporating them into practices, curricula, and policies.
Welcoming, Respectful, Inclusive - Together, we are CCA.
The Federal Clery Act (The Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act of 1990) requires all institutions of higher learning to make available to prospective employees our agency's Annual Security Report. A copy of this information is available on the CCA website at the Student Right to Know page. A paper copy of this report can be obtained at the College Security Office upon request. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning crimes that occurred on campus or on property controlled or owned by Community College of Aurora, as well as public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, our campuses.
ADAAA Accommodations: Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact Robert Callaway at 303-360-4733 or Robert.Callaway@CCAurora.edu at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.
Pregnancy Related Accommodations, Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (CADA): The Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (CADA), allows applicants to request a reasonable accommodation for health conditions related to pregnancy or the physical recovery from childbirth. Candidates wishing to request reasonable accommodations must do so as soon as possible, preferably at least three days prior to the exam or interview. If you are an individual who wishes to request reasonable accommodations, please contact us at 303-360-4733 or Robert.Callaway@CCAurora.edu.
Non-Discrimination Statement: The Community College of Aurora prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment including those that violate federal and state law, or the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education Board Policies 3-120 and 4-120. The College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender, race, color, age, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, pregnancy status, religion, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation in its employment practices or educational programs and activities. The Community College of Aurora will take appropriate steps to ensure that the lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in vocational education programs. For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures, contact our Title IX Compliance/Equal Opportunity Officer, Cindy Hesse, Director of Human Resources at 16000 E. CentreTech Parkway, Suite A207, Aurora, Colorado 80011 or by phone at 303-360-4752, or e-mail at Cindy.Hesse@CCAurora.edu
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