Dean of Online Learning

Job Level
Senior position
Job Category
  • Instructional Technology
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • Online

Full Salary Range:  $110,551.04 - $155,556.41 annually*

*Actual placement is based on applicant’s verified education and experience (Customary Hiring Range:  $110,551.04 - $121,882.52 annually). In addition, candidates with verified educational units beyond the minimum qualification may qualify for additional pay, up to $564 per contract month.

Initial Review Date: 12/9/2019**

**Any complete applications received after the review date will only be forwarded to the hiring committee at their request.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for the management position above.

Foothill – De Anza Community College District Mission Statement:

The mission of the Foothill–De Anza Community College District is student success. We are driven by an equity agenda and guided by core values of excellence, inclusion, and sustainability. Every member of our district contributes to a dynamic learning environment that fosters student engagement, equal opportunity, and innovation in meeting the various educational and career goals of our diverse students. We are committed to providing an accessible, quality undergraduate education dedicated to developing a broadly educated and socially responsible community that supports an equitable and just future for California.


Reporting to the Vice President of Instruction and Institutional Research, responsible for the Foothill Global Access Center. Provide leadership, mentoring and daily technical and other instructional support to faculty; ensure the effective delivery of online and mediated learning courses.  Develop new markets for distance learning and coordinate quality delivery of online, hybrid, and web-assisted classes and online student services. Partner with other institutions to leverage technological and educational resources, support services, and program offerings to students.



The following duties and responsibilities are typical but not limited to the following:

  1. Develop new degree and certificate programs offered through distance learning in cooperation with faculty, divisions, and the College Curriculum committee.
  2. Develop, manage and facilitate the training of faculty and staff in the use of technology for, or in support of, distance and internet-mediated instruction in cooperation with staff development, and other professional organizations and programs.
  3. Develop new markets for distance learning degree and certificate programs in cooperation with external organizations.
  4. Identify, review and evaluate available online courses and educational materials with faculty experts for pedagogical soundness, instructional integrity and accessibility in accordance with District and College standards and criteria.
  5. Coordinate the development of partnerships and articulation agreement with other accredited institutions in the area of distance learning that are of potential benefit to students.
  6. Hire, train, supervise and evaluate the Foothill Global Access Center distance learning operations and staff.
  7. Promote the development and implementation of policies, procedures, standards, criteria and collective bargaining agreement language, which support the effective delivery of instruction and student services at a distance.
  8. Review and evaluate on-going distance learning courses and programs for instructional effectiveness and student satisfaction in coordination with faculty, Divisions, and support services.
  9. Ensure that programs and courses delivered, and the operation of distance learning delivery systems, are in compliance with college, state and federal codes, guidelines and policies; lobby for changes in policies and code as appropriate.
  10. Monitor the growth of the Foothill College Access Center in terms of student enrollments, faculty involvement, and its impact on success, and make appropriate recommendations for policies, and technological and support infrastructures.
  11. Perform other related duties as assigned.



  1. Knowledge of multi-media applications to design content for the Internet, video, and other distance learning technologies.
  2. Knowledge and understanding of internet-based technologies, internet standards and related specifications, admin and registration of software and systems integration issues, networking, server administration issues, and ability to quickly learn admin tools which will assist in the maintenance and troubleshooting of distance learning systems.
  3. Knowledge of principles of learning theory, interface design, multimedia programming, video production, and instructional design.
  4. Knowledge of accessibility guidelines as they pertain to online learning.

Skills and Abilities:

  1. Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  2. Ability to develop standards that assure quality online learning.
  3. Ability to be innovative in planning, developing, and producing quality instruction and support services delivered via technology.
  4. Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively, and relate well with staff and students of diverse backgrounds.
  5. Willingness and ability to learn administrative tools, software, web-based applications, and programming commands as needed to assist in the management, maintenance, trouble-shooting, and system administration of distance learning systems and processes.
  6. Ability to identify, write and administer grant proposals for distance and mediated learning activities


  1. Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  2. Master’s degree in any discipline.
  3. One year of administrative experience, formal training, internship or leadership in any related field.
  4. Three years of successful work experience in learning technologies in higher education, including one year in program management, and two years in the delivery and support of online learning.

Licenses and Certifications:

  1. Etudes certification preferred.



  1. Typical office environment.

Physical Abilities:

  1. Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone and make presentations.
  2. Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard.
  3. Vision sufficient to read various materials.
  4. Sitting for extending periods of time.
  5. Bending at the waist.
  6. Lifting and carrying objects up to 20 lbs.


  1. A District on-line application on *In the application, you will provide information, which demonstrates your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff. Additionally, you will be asked to explain how your life experiences, studies or work have influenced your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. 
  2. A cover letter addressing your qualifications for the position. 
  3. A current resume of all work experience, formal education and training.

If any required application materials are omitted, the committee will not review your application.  Items not required (including reference letters) will not be accepted.  For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date.

Please allow yourself ample time to complete your application and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise with your submission.  We do not guarantee a response to application questions within 48 hours of the closing date.  You may also visit our “Applicant Information” to assist with technical difficulties at:


Position: Full-Time, Contract, 12-months per year

Starting date:  As soon as possible upon completion of the search process.

Annual salary plus benefits; excellent benefits package which includes coverage for employee and eligible dependents, dental, vision care, employee assistance program, long term disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance.

For information on our benefits package that includes medical for employees and dependents, visit our web site:

Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Employment Services no later than the closing date of the announcement.

The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District does not reimburse applicants for travel, lodging or any other costs incurred by applicant to attend interviews.  All interviewing costs incurred will be the responsibility of the applicant.


For more information about our application process contact:

Employment Services

Foothill-De Anza Community College District

12345 El Monte Road

Los Altos Hills, California 94022

(650) 949-6217