Director, Professional Development

Feb 21, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Foothill-De Anza Community College District

Director, Professional Development

Posting #: 15-133

Campus: De Anza College

Number of Working Months: 11 Months

Starting Salary: $62,772.00 - $103,094.00 annually*

Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Open Until Filled

Employment Duration: Full-Time


Revised Review Date: 8/30/16*
*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 faculty position of Director, Professional Development, De Anza College.

De Anza College Mission Statement:
De Anza College provides an academically rich, multicultural learning environment that challenges students of every background to develop their intellect, character, and abilities; to realize their goals; and to be socially responsible leaders in their communities, the nation, and the world.

De Anza College fulfills its mission by engaging students in creative work that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and attitudes contained within the college's Institutional Core Competencies:

  • Communication and expression
  • Information literacy
  • Physical/mental wellness and personal responsibility
  • Civic capacity for global, cultural, social and environmental awareness
  • Critical thinking

De Anza College is a fast-paced, student centered, innovative environment that strategically supports student success and achievement. The college seeks to employ faculty who are willing and able to implement the “Six Factors that Support Student Achievement” as outlined by the California Community College Research and Planning Group.

Six Factors that Support Student Achievement:

  • Directed—students have a goal and know how to achieve it
  • Focused—students stay on track, keeping their eyes on the prize
  • Nurtured—students feel somebody wants and helps them to succeed
  • Engaged—students actively participate in class and extra-curricular activities
  • Connected—students feel like they are part of the college community
  • Valued—students' skills, talents, abilities and experiences are recognized; they have opportunities to contribute on campus and feel their contributions are appreciated.


The Director of Professional Development is a tenure-track faculty position that reports to the Associate Vice President of Instruction. It has leadership responsibilities for the college's professional development including program planning and evaluation, as well as resource allocation and accountability. The position is also a key leadership position that works primarily with teaching and non-teaching faculty to develop equity-based pedagogies, including instructional skills strategies and culturally responsive teaching. The position has teaching responsibility in the employee's academic discipline of up to .3750 FTEF (approximately one third of an annual teaching obligation), requires working several evenings during the year, and working some weekends.

Reporting to the Associate Vice President of Instruction, develop, implement, promote and evaluate the college Professional Development program. Allocate professional development resources, including budgeting, management of professional development funds, and chairing the Staff Revitalization and Professional Conference Funds committee and Campus-Wide Professional Development committee.

Collaborate with the Senior Program Coordinator in the Office of Professional Development to develop, coordinate, implement, conduct, and evaluate:

  • Training programs developed in partnership with the Director of Office of Equity and Tenure Review Coordinator.
  • Orientation programs for new full-time faculty, classified staff, administrators, and part-time faculty.
  • First Year and Second Year Experience programs for new full-time tenure-track faculty and probationary classified staff.
  • Instructional Skills Workshop program and Basic Skills program for full- and part-time faculty.
  • Equal Opportunity, diversity, equity, and inclusion trainings developed in partnership with the Office of Equity.
  • Workshops in District-wide Seminar Series for part-time faculty.
  • Focus groups and small group facilitation.

Develop, coordinate, implement, and conduct workshops focused on effective practices of teaching and learning, such as collaborative learning, critical pedagogy, cultural responsiveness, learning styles, social-emotional learning, strengths-based learning, and classroom assessment. Serve as a resource to faculty in areas of pedagogical effectiveness, learning outcomes assessment, and creating welcoming classroom environments. Provide guidance and assessment to programs and initiatives requesting assistance with training and workshops.

Actively participate as a De Anza representative in regional, state and national professional development organizations. Consult with and regularly report to Academic Senate regarding faculty development. Collaborates with campus partners, in addition to professional development offices in other institutions and external organizations.

Standard duties expected of all faculty include development and evaluation of curricula, maintaining scheduled office hours, attending department and division meetings, pursuing professional growth activities, and performing other duties consistent with the role of an instructor. Instructors also have the opportunity to serve on district and college committees and participate in campus extra-curricular activities.



  1. Indoor, office environment.

Physical Abilities:
(Applicants should perform these physical abilities with or without reasonable accommodations)

  1. Hearing and speaking to exchange information.
  2. Vision sufficient to read various materials.
  3. Dexterity of hands and fingers to perform the tasks required of the position.
  4. Regularly stand, walk, and sit for extended periods of time.
  5. Bending at waist, kneeling, or crouching.
  6. Reaching overhead, above the shoulders, and horizontally.
  7. Lifting and carrying objects up to 20 lbs.


  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. Applicants must meet the State Minimum Qualifications in any teaching discipline, which may be offered at De Anza College. Minimum qualifications for Faculty and Administrators for the California Community Colleges can be viewed at:


  1. Three or more years demonstrated successful teaching experience in education environments in workshop development and facilitation.
  2. Demonstrate successful teaching experience using student-centered and equity-based pedagogies.
  3. Experience aligning professional development with institutional mission, goals, and strategic initiatives.
  4. Knowledge and application of adult learning principles.
  5. Experience working with employee job descriptions and how they pertain to professional development.
  6. Knowledge of current national and regional professional development trends and practices.
  7. Familiarity with curriculum development processes.
  8. Demonstrated success in working collegially and collaboratively with a diverse population, including employee categories, and career stages.
  9. Experience designing, facilitating, and co-facilitating trainings, workshops, and events.
  10. Experience with campus in-reach and developing campus partnerships.
  11. Experience with assessment techniques, including developing and conducting focus groups.
  12. Knowledge and experience with multiple forms of program review and evaluation.
  13. Knowledge and ability to apply social-emotional intelligence and to train others.
  14. Experience managing program budgets and grants.

In addition, successful candidates will demonstrate the following abilities:

  1. Ability to manage resources.
  2. Ability to plan and organize work independently.
  3. Ability to think and act under pressure with a high level of efficiency.
  4. Ability to work in a changing environment and manage multiple priorities.
  5. Ability to analyze situations and adopt an effective course of action.
  6. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  7. Proficient computer skills.


  1. A District application to be completed at 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.
  2. A cover letter detailing your qualifications, skills and abilities as they relate to the position.
  3. A current resume of all work experience, formal education and training.
  4. Respond to the three questions below (no more than 200 words for each question and upload to your application in Word or PDF format):

1.How and what types of professional development would you implement for faculty across the disciplines and classified professionals to help students achieve their personal and academic goals?

2. What is your approach to creating a collaborative team and environment? What does this look like in your leadership practice?

3. Describe how you have creatively developed and implemented professional development programs when resources are limited. What strategies do you have for program sustainability?

NOTE: Official Transcripts verifying qualifications will be REQUIRED prior to an offer of employment. Applicants who have international transcripts must obtain transcripts that are evaluated by an independent educational-equivalency evaluation company and obtain an English translation (if necessary). These services are to be done at the applicant's expense. Both Foothill De Anza CCD employees and external candidates must submit transcripts.

If you wish to request equivalency for this position (if you believe you do not otherwise meet minimum qualifications via educational degree attainment as specified), you may submit the Request for Equivalency form. This form will need to be submitted with your application packet. You may either scan a hard copy of this form with your application packet or submit it as a Word document with your application packet.

If any required application materials are omitted, the committee will not review your application packet. Application materials not required (including reference letters) for this position 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” webpage to assist with technical difficulties at:

*HIRING RANGE: $62,772.00 - $103,094.00 annually plus benefits; actual placement is based on applicant's verified education and experience.

For the complete Faculty Salary Schedule, go to:

Excellent benefits package which includes medical coverage for employee and eligible dependents, dental, vision care, employee assistance program, long term disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance. Other voluntary benefits are also available such as legal assistance, pet insurance, and long-term care. Faculty are also eligible for paid professional development leaves and stipends for educational and professional development.

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

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Full-time, Tenure-track, 11-months per year


WORK SCHEDULE: 40 hours per week; Monday - Friday, typically daytime hours, though some evening and weekend work is required.

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

To apply, visit:


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