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Associate Dean
Independence University in Ogden, Utah
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Date Posted 11/11/2019
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Company Overview

The Center for Excellence in Higher Education (CEHE) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.  CEHE operates degree-granting career colleges throughout the western United States and online.  The college brands include Stevens-Henager Colleges in Utah and Idaho; CollegeAmerica in Colorado, Arizona, and Wyoming; California College San Diego, and Independence University (online platform). All of the colleges are accredited by ACCSC, a national accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The colleges offer degree programs from the Associate’s level through the Master’s level in a variety of disciplines including Computer Science, Graphic Arts, Business/Accounting, Medical Specialties, Nursing, and Healthcare.  CEHE is an at-will employer.

Associate Dean

In support of this, the Associate Dean’s role is to assist in creating an environment where active, motivated students efficiently complete course objectives and the faculty can teach in an environment of academic success and is responsible for maintaining the integrity of their assigned academic program(s).

Essential Functions: 

Academic Leadership – provide leadership for and coordination of all assigned academic programs, including strategic planning, resource allocation, implementation, faculty observation and evaluation.
Academic Operations – provide leadership for and coordination of the operational function of the academic mission of the college including the development revision and maintenance of the curriculum.
For ground campuses, manage and direct the distance education delivery of academic programs within the school.
Faculty Training and Development – provides and monitors the effectiveness of orientation programs for new full and part-time faculty. Facilitates, monitors, and evaluates faculty professional development.
Faculty Recruitment and Retention – In conjunction with the Dean, determines and executes best practices for campus faculty retention.
Student Retention – with Dean, assesses the effectiveness of instructional delivery as it relates to student retention
Accreditation and Compliance--Maintain departmental compliance with State, accrediting body, and Federal regulatory agencies
Represent the college – exhibits initiative, enthusiasm, and teamwork in accomplishing the responsibilities of the position. Also, represent the college at events and activities when the dean is unavailable.
Physical demands- Sitting at a desk with intermittent walking, standing; for up to eight hours, bending, and occasionally lifting objects (up to 15 pounds).  Work is performed in an office and in a classroom.

Minimum of one educational degree higher than the highest degree offered in the program.
Minimum three to five years of teaching experience (preferably post-secondary)
Meet educational and work experience requirements for teaching in the program.
Experience in Distance education delivery
Detail oriented.
Experience in Distance education delivery
Ability to communicate well both written and verbally
Computer savvy on industry software, including MS Office Suite. Experience with CampusVue preferred.

Working in high-stress situations
Communications proficiency
Business acumen
Collaboration skills
Customer service skills


This specification is intended to indicate management’s designation of the position’s essential functions, which include the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty that will be required of positions given this title, and shall not be construed as declaring the entire description of specific duties and responsibilities of any particular positions. It is not intended to limit, or in any way modify, the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing such duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned. All positions, unless otherwise noted in an offer letter, are 40-hour a week positions, and regular and predictable job attendance is a requirement for all positions. Ability to competently perform all essential duties of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation; a demonstrated commitment to effective customer service delivery; and the ability to work productively as a member of a team or workgroup are basic requirements of all positions at CEHE. This job description is subject to change at any time.



Company Culture


We are People-Focused - We respect the intelligence and potential of each staff member. We provide a working environment that permits freedom to think, speak, disagree, innovate, create, and initiate. We value and admire ambitious and productive people, and we protect them, encourage them, and create a climate in which they flourish. We love, recognize, and reward producers and performers. In return, we require our employees to have a strong work ethic and be productive. We recruit broadly and select the highest caliber people available - ambitious, knowledgeable, and talented managers, instructors, admissions consultants, and administrators.


Sound Values and Virtues - The ethical conduct of our employees is of supreme importance. We hold the following as values and virtues: rationality, purpose, innovation, productiveness, profit, honesty, integrity, justice, and pride. These values are the core of our ethical code. To be ethical means to apply, to work by, and to live by these values and virtues.


CREDO - We are dedicated to helping our students graduate and get a much better job sooner. This is our mission. We pledge to provide the finest career education possible and to graduate satisfied students who have greater knowledge, skills, and self-esteem in the shortest possible time. Our education is high value, clear, and interesting and achieves the highest level of learning and achievement for students. We want to deliver twice as much in half the time.


CEHE is a drug-free environment and we perform drug testing.


Equal Opportunity Employer - We are an equal opportunity employer. No employee, or applicant for employment, shall be discriminated against in any term or condition of employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, or sexual orientation. We are constantly striving to make our colleges the best they can be. As an employee, you become part of that mission. We expect a commitment that you will be the best you can be.

I have reviewed the above job description, which sets out the essential job functions of my position, and certify that I can perform all the essential functions with or without an accommodation. If I need an accommodation to perform the essential functions of my job due to a physical or mental impairment, I agree to notify my manager immediately and agree to cooperate with the Company to identify reasonable accommodations that will allow me to perform the essential functions of my job in a satisfactory manner. I further agree to contact Human Resources if I am concerned that the interactive process or the offered accommodations do not adequately address my needs

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