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Associate Dean Academic Innovation and Digital Learning

Company name
Raritan Valley Community College

North Branch, NJ, United States

Employment Type


Posted on
Jun 08, 2023


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About Raritan Valley Community College:

Ranked by and as the #1 community college in New Jersey, Raritan Valley Community College has been serving as an academic and cultural center for Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for 50 years. The College has been nationally recognized for its service to the community, environmental stewardship, and commitment to diversity. It is home to a Planetarium, Science Education Institute and 3M Observatory, a 1,000-seat Theatre, an Honors College for high achieving students and much more.

The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, small business assistance through the Small Business Development Center, professional development, and adult and youth personal enrichment courses. RVCC is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. For further information, visit

Job Description:

Reporting to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Associate Dean provides vision and leadership for the College's digital learning and academic innovation. The Associate Dean oversees the faculty development efforts related to digital learning, enhancing pedagogical goals and strategies, and teaching effectiveness. Working closely with Academic Affairs, the Associate Dean provides administrative management for the development of existing and new courses and programs offered in online, remote, hybrid, technology-forward face-to-face formats. The Associate Dean coordinates services, provides direct instructional design support, and serves as a resource for faculty professional development. The Associate Dean provides guidance and support for the faculty-led, faculty-driven Center for Teaching Learning, and Scholarship (CTLS). The Associate Dean will serve as the chief distance learning administrator.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Oversee and lead the AIDL team in the development, implementation, maintenance, and assessment of high-quality digital, online education and services to best serve the needs of local and distant online/remote students and faculty.

Provide transformational leadership for online learning and services to insure alignment with the overall mission and goals of RVCC, at the same time fostering innovation.

Collaborate with the AIDL team, faculty, and other subject-matter experts to design, develop, and support high-quality online, hybrid, and technology-enhanced courses.

Collaborate with AIDL staff, faculty, and other stakeholders to incorporate current and emerging digital tools and interventions into courses and programs that enrich student learning.

Partner with the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship (CTLS) to identify teaching and learning needs and offer professional development, support, and mentoring to faculty through workshops, courses, faculty interest groups (FIGs), and teaching innovation symposia.

Oversee the online/digital learning faculty certification process.

Ensure online courses and programming meet standards set by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and NC-SARA, and comply with state, federal, and international regulations (e.g., Credit Hour Verification, FERPA, ADA, EU) and RVCC policy, procedure, and employee contracts.

Collaborate with RVCC Tech Services and internal stakeholders to ensure the effective delivery of online learning through the LMS (Canvas), and the proper management and currency of the LMS, related software, and equipment.

Serve as the chair of the Online Learning and Educational Technology faculty governance committee and engage in additional shared governance committees as appropriate.

Maintain the department budget.

Serve on the state-wide affinity group and collaborate with other colleges and agencies to develop and maintain agreements that support and enhance RVCC online courses, programs, and student access.

Highlight successes and recommend improvements by collecting, analyzing, and reporting data related to online student learning, enrollment, course evaluations, faculty training and professional development, and other variables as they pertain to outcomes assessment, scheduling, enrollment management, accreditation, and strategic planning.

Other duties as assigned.


Master's Degree from an accredited institution.

At least three (3) years' experience teaching online, hybrid, or e-learning courses at the college level.

At least three (3) years' experience in a leadership role, in a teaching and learning center, office of online learning, or related area.

Broad knowledge of trends in higher education and best practices in the educational technology field, online/remote/hybrid course development, and faculty development.

Experience working with internal and external stakeholders in the delivery of online education.

Experience in faculty development that may include implementation of training opportunities for faculty, production of appropriate teaching and learning resources in a variety of modality, development and assessment of pilot projects with educational technologies.

Strong and demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Experience with accreditation and regulatory requirements associated with online learning (including MSCHE, NC-SARA, ADA Compliance).

Experience in applying standardized rubrics (such as Quality Matters or similar) to online courses and program development.

Technological proficiency with web applications, MS Office, Learning Management System (e.g., Canvas), and analytics.

Experience using Student Information Systems (e.g., Banner).

Experience collaborating with multiple and diverse stakeholders to solve complex problems effectively.

Effective verbal/written communication, presentation, and customer service skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master's Degree or higher in Instructional Design and/or Technology, Online/Distance Learning, Instructional Systems, or related field.

At least three (3) years' experience administering online/distance education courses and programs in a higher education setting

Experience as a fulltime tenure-track/tenured faculty member.

Experience analyzing data to improve online enrollment, student outcomes, and the design and delivery of online instruction and programming.

Familiarity with Universal Design for Learning and its applications within and beyond support for specific student populations.

Training in Quality Matters.

Experience developing and monitoring operating budgets and grants.

Application Instructions:

As a New Jersey First Act Employer, new employees must establish a primary residence in New Jersey within one year unless an exemption applies.

RVCC's starting salary is commensurate with educational qualifications and experience. We also offer an attractive benefits package.

For consideration of the above position, please submit your cover letter and resume online, by clicking the apply now button. We regret that we are unable to respond to each and every resume received. Only those candidates of interest will be contacted directly.

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