Director, Professional & Organizational Development

Mar 09, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Director, Professional & Organizational Development

Mt. San Antonio College

Job Category: Management

Employee Group:

Time (Percent Time): 100%

Term (months/year): 12 Months

Current Work Schedule (days, hours): Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm

Salary Range: 15

Salary: Steps 1 - 6, $121,776 - $134,628 annually

Shift Differential:

Health & Welfare: The College contributes $7,775 toward annual premiums for medical, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage. Lifetime retirement benefits provided for eligible retirees. The District participates in the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS), State Teachers’ Retirement System (STRS) retirement programs, and MetLife Social Security Alternative Plan.

Department: Professional and Organizational Development

Open Date: 03/02/2017

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Basic Function/Overview:
Under the administrative direction and oversight of the Vice President, Instruction, the Director, Professional & Organizational Development (POD) plans, organizes, managers, and provides administrative direction and oversight for all functions and activities of the professional development function for the College. Develops programs and delivers training and workshops, and manages various employee recognition programs for the College. Functions as a member of an integrated team of Instruction Managers and supports the academic mission and goals of the College through providing well qualified and engaged faculty, staff, and administrators. This position is an overtime-exempt supervisory classification.

Receives administrative direction from the Vice President, Instruction. Exercises general direction and supervision over professional, technical, and administrative support staff.

This is a Department Director classification that oversees, directs, and participates in all activities of the Office of Professional & Organizational Development, including short- and long-term planning and development and administration of departmental policies, procedures, and services. This class provides assistance to the Vice President, Instruction in a variety of administrative, coordinative, analytical, and liaison capacities. Successful performance of the work requires knowledge of education policy and College functions and activities and the ability to develop, oversee, and implement projects and programs in a variety of areas. Responsibilities include coordinating the activities of the department with those of other departments and outside agencies and managing and overseeing the complex and varied functions of the department. The incumbent is accountable for accomplishing departmental planning and operational goals and objectives and for furthering College goals and objectives within general policy guidelines. This class is distinguished from the Vice President, Instruction in that the latter has overall responsibility for all functions of the Instruction Division and for developing, implementing, and interpreting public policy.

Essential Duties/Major Responsibilities:

• Plans and manages all Professional & Organizational Development programs, services, and activities.
• Develops, implements, and improves course offerings provided through the Office of Professional and Organizational Development (POD) on an ongoing basis.
• Identifies all professional development of the College and provide information and access to the campus community through POD.
• Monitors and tracks the number of course offerings, accessibility, utilization, and Return on Investment (ROI).
• Develops reports illustrating the accomplishments of the College’s professional development offerings/programs.
• Assesses and addresses the training needs of the College in conjunction with the Planning for Institutional Effectiveness (PIE) process. Understands, explains, and utilizes the PIE process to ensure the relevance of professional development activities and independently and fully utilize grant funding and other sources of revenue.
• Conducts professional development needs assessments on a College-wide, departmental, and individual level.
• Develops and implements a common campus-wide evaluation tool for evaluating the effectiveness of developmental opportunities from both an employee needs assessment perspective and institutional perspective.
• Implements state-of-the-art information technology to present relevant and accessible course offerings and communications to the College community.
• Coordinates with campus committees, and in some cases lead committees charged with providing professional learning.
• Provides consultation and technical expertise to administrators, faculty, and staff regarding professional goals and achievement strategies.
• Supervises, coaches, develops, and evaluates assigned staff. Assigns, coordinates, and reviews work to assure the delivery of high quality services and programs in support of the College.
• Consults with managers across campus (examples include Human Resources, Emergency Preparedness, Risk Management) to provide training that maintains compliance with local, state and federal requirements as appropriate.
• Coordinates with multiple areas of the campus, such as the Office of Instruction, Human Resources, Information Technology, and College departments to deliver professional development offerings.
• Identifies and promotes all professional development activities on campus, and assesses and reports on the effectiveness of professional development and employee engagement activities and offerings.
• Assists College departments with developing effective communications strategies and venues. These include evaluating, continuously improving, and maintaining information on the professional development “POD” web site.
• Serves as a member or co-chair of the Professional Development Council, Faculty Professional Development Council, Classified Professional Development Council, Management Professional Development Council, and Valuing Opinions/Opportunities & Identifying and Communicating Employee Successes (VOICES).
• Oversees and participates in the development and maintenance of the professional development database.
• Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of grant funding; researches emerging products and enhancements and their applicability to College needs.
• Collaborates with the Academic Senate to plan and execute Faculty Flex Days. Supports professional development needs of faculty as identified by the Faculty Professional Development Committee and the Faculty Professional Development Coordinator.
• Monitors changes in regulations and technology that may affect assigned functions and operations; implements policy and procedural changes after approval.
• Provides a working and learning environment that is free from prohibited discrimination, harassment and retaliation (DHR), and provided by applicable law and College policies. Attends College mandated DHR training and participates in DHR investigations as directed. Prevents discrimination and harassment and retaliation against individuals who bring these complaints forward through recognizing and reporting possible incidents to the Director of Equal Employment Opportunity Programs in Human Resources.
• Learns and applies emerging technologies, as necessary, to perform duties in an efficient, organized, and timely manner.
• Assists the Instruction management team on a variety of projects and perform related duties as necessary.

Other Duties:

Perform related duties as assigned.

Knowledge Of:

• Administrative principles and practices, including goal setting, program development, implementation, and evaluation, and project management.
• Methods and techniques for the development of presentations, business correspondence, and information distribution; research and reporting methods, techniques, and procedures.
• Basic principles and practices of public agency budget development and administration and sound financial management policies and procedures.
• Principles and practices of employee supervision, including work planning, assignment, review and evaluation, and the training of staff in work procedures.
• Principles, practices, theories, and methods of planning, organizing, and directing College professional development, operations, and activities.
• Current event management and professional development course offerings.
• General practices, procedures, and techniques involved in customer relations, marketing functions.
• Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, regulatory codes, ordinances, and procedures relevant to assigned area of responsibility.
• Organization and management practices as applied to the development, analysis, and evaluation of programs and operational needs of the assigned functions.
• Principles and procedures of record-keeping and writing comprehensive narrative and statistical reports.
• Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and applications related to the work.
• English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation.
• Techniques for effectively representing the College in contacts with governmental agencies, community groups, and various business, professional, educational, regulatory, and legislative organizations.
• Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, students, and College staff, including individuals of various ages, disabilities, socio-economic and ethnic groups.
• Information technology for developing, promoting, and delivering professional development opportunities.

Skills and Abilities:

• Recommend and implement goals, objectives, and practices for providing effective and efficient services.
• Plan, organize, assign, review, and evaluate the work of staff; train staff in work procedures.
• Evaluate and develop improvements in operations, procedures, policies, or methods.
• Utilize information technology for developing, promoting, and delivering professional development opportunities.
• Partner with the College community in order to become aware of existing professional development and employee activities and to develop and deliver new offerings.
• Partner with Instruction and Human Resources in order to support college values and goals.
• Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, policies, procedures, and other written materials.
• Interpret, apply, explain, and ensure compliance with federal, state, and local policies, procedures, laws, and regulations.
• Effectively represent the department and the College in meetings with governmental agencies, community groups, and various businesses, professional, and regulatory organizations, and in meetings with individuals.
• Establish and maintain a variety of filing, record keeping, and tracking systems.
• Organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner; organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines.
• Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and specialized software applications programs.
• Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing.
• Understand scope of authority in making independent decisions.
• Review situations accurately and determine appropriate course of action using judgment according to established policies and procedures.
• Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Minimum Qualifications/Education & Experience:

Equivalent to a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with coursework in Professional Development, Organizational Development, Educational Leadership, Human Resources, Personnel Management, Public Administration, Organizational Management, or related field and five (5) full-time equivalent years of increasingly responsible administrative and project management experience that involved providing training to employees directly and/or through electronic media.


Preferred Qualifications:

• Strong interpersonal and relationship management skills
• Ability to exhibit energy, enthusiasm, and positive outlook
• Advanced Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Excel, and Word) software skills

License(s) & Other Requirements:
• The incumbent may periodically be required to get to a variety of locations. If operating a vehicle, employees must have the ability to secure and maintain a valid California driver’s license.

Working Environment:
Employees work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Employees may interact with staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

Physical Demands:
Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; to operate a motor vehicle and to visit various College and meeting sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone. This is primarily a sedentary office classification although standing and walking between work areas may be required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Incumbents must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects up to 20 pounds.


Instructions re: Confidential Letter of Recommendation:

Conditions of Employment:

Official offers of employment are made by Mt. San Antonio College Human Resources and are made contingent upon Board approval. It is also required that a final offer of employment will only be made after the candidate has successfully been live-scanned and clearance for employment is authorized by Human Resources. Costs for live-scan services shall be borne by the candidate.

Notice to all prospective employees - The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in Administrative Procedure 3518, titled Child Abuse Reporting, as a condition of employment.

As required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Mt. San Antonio Community College Annual Security Report is available here:

The person holding this position is considered a ‘Responsible Employee’ under Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972 and is required to report to the College’s Title IX Coordinator all relevant details reported to him or her about an incident of alleged sexual

Examination Requirements:

Typing Certificate Requirements:

Application Procedure:

First Review of Applications: Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; however, those submitted by 11:59 p.m. (PST) on (Initial Screening Date) are assured consideration.
Applicants must submit all of the following materials online at to be considered for this position:
1. A Mt. San Antonio College online application.
2. A cover letter describing how the applicant meets the required education and experience.
3. A detailed résumé that summarizes educational preparation and professional experience for the position.
4. College and/or university transcripts showing the awarded/conferred degree are required and must be submitted with the online application by all applicants, including current or former employees of the college, to demonstrate that the required educational qualifications are met. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application; however, copies of diplomas are not accepted in lieu of transcripts.

Special Notes:

Please note: A confirmation number will be assigned when your application packet indicates the supplemental questions have been answered (if applicable) and a document has been attached to each required link. Assistance with the online application process is available through the Office of Human Resources at 1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut, CA 91789-1399. Human Resources: (909) 274-4225. E-mail:


Foreign Transcripts:

Foreign Transcripts: Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the filing deadline.


Selection Procedure:
A committee will evaluate applications, taking into account breadth and depth of relevant education, training, experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities. Interviews may include a writing sample, committee presentation, and/or performance test. The committee will recommend finalists to the President/CEO and/or Vice President of Instruction for a second interview. The number of vacancies is dependent on student enrollment, College resources, needs, and Board of Trustees’ approval. The starting date will be following Board approval and receipt of live scan clearance. TRAVEL POLICY: Costs associated with travel in excess of 150 miles one way from residence for the purpose of an interview will be reimbursed up to $500 maximum. Relocation costs will be borne by the successful candidate.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To be guaranteed consideration, it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all required materials are received before the initial screening date and time indicated on the job posting. Incomplete application packets will not be considered. All application materials will become College property, will not be returned, and will not be copied. Please visit our employment website at to complete and submit your application for this position.

EEO Policy:
The College is an equal opportunity employer. The policy of the College is to encourage applications from ethnic and racial minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and Vietnam-era veterans. No person shall be denied employment because of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex (gender), age, sexual orientation, or the perception that a person has one or more of these characteristics.

Conflict of Interest:
Conflict of Interest

Cancel RTF Policy:
We reserve the right to reopen, re-advertise, delay, or cancel filling this position.

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