Faculty Professional Development Coordinator: Instructional Development

Foothill-De Anza Community College District

Faculty Professional Development Coordinator: Instructional Development

Posting #: 16-183

Campus: Central Services

Number of Working Months: 12 Months

Starting Salary: $68,479.00 - $112,466.00 annually

Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Open Until Filled

Employment Duration: Full-Time


Initial Review Date: 5/26/17*
*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 Faculty Professional Development Coordinator: Instructional Development, Central Services.

About the California Community Colleges Online Education Initiative:
The Online Education Initiative (OEI) is a collaborative effort among California Community Colleges (CCCs) to ensure that significantly more students are able to complete their educational goals by increasing both access to and success in high-quality online courses.The OEI is funded by a grant from the CCC Chancellor's Office to the Foothill - De Anza Community College District, and manages the operation of the @ONE project. @ONE provides technology training to faculty and staff of the California Community Colleges, supporting the Online Education Initiative in promoting effective online teaching pedagogy to support online student success, and coordinating activities with other statewide professional development providers.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for a 12-month per year, non-tenure track Faculty Professional Development Coordinator-Instructional Development position. This position will provide leadership for @ONE Project activities that support faculty preparation for, and student success in, online learning across the California Community College (CCC) system. This position is responsible for supporting the role of the CCC system as a leader in the development and application of online pedagogy best practices and quality online course design. Responsibilities include:

  • Designing, developing, coordinating, and delivering professional development that supports that objectives of the Online Education Initiative, including:
    • Increasing the number of CCC faculty prepared teach online.
    • Promoting effective online course design and teaching practices.
    • Supporting participation in the OEI Peer Online Course Review process and the Online Course Exchange.
    • Supporting the development of college-based faculty mentoring and course review programs.
  • Working with OEI Academic Affairs, facilitating teams of discipline experts to create instructional materials to support the delivery of online courses.
  • Developing and facilitating a system-wide community of practice for online instruction.
  • Supporting distance education across the CCC system by working with regional coordinators and colleges to identify and leverage exemplary campus-based programs and best-practices in online teaching and learning; coordinating the recruitment of trainers and the creation of new professional development opportunities to meet local and regional needs.
  • Serving as the lead trainer for faculty engaged in peer online course review and mentoring activities.
  • Facilitating learning through a variety of delivery methods including classroom instruction, synchronous and asynchronous online training, and the procurement and development of job aids and just-in-time support materials.
  • Work with instructional designers to provide subject matter expertise for the development, design and delivery of professional development events, materials, and resources.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the instructional, administrative, and information technology needs of a distributed, statewide system of higher education. This position reports to the OEI Chief Professional Development Officer and will interact with many different individuals from across the state, and will use a variety of electronic and web-based technologies to accomplish OEI and @ONE Project program objectives, including working with remote teams and interacting with various governance groups, committees, and external stakeholders. Workplace location outside district boundaries may be negotiable, with frequent in-state travel required.


  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. Must meet the state mandated applicable minimum qualification for a faculty appointment in a subject discipline offered within the Foothill - De Anza Community College District. Minimum qualifications for faculty and administrators for the California Community Colleges can be viewed at: http://www.cccco.edu/SystemOffice/Divisions/AcademicAffairs/MinimumQualifications/MQsforFacultyandAdministrators/tabid/753/Default.aspx. In most cases, this requires a master's degree or the equivalent."


  1. Three (3) or more years demonstrated successful experience in online teaching in a higher education setting.
  2. A degree or significant coursework in educational technology, instructional design, or a related field.
  3. Experience supporting and training higher education faculty in online course design and teaching.
  4. Demonstrated proficiency in the use of the CCC Common Course Management System (Canvas) and related tools and platforms.
  5. Experience developing and providing leadership for projects involving multiple, distributed stakeholders and remote participants.
  6. Track record of supporting professional development needs across multiple colleges, schools, or institutions.
  7. Experience applying prevailing accessibility standards in the development of instructional resources.
  8. Knowledge of federal and state regulations that impact distance education.
  9. Knowledge of national and regional trends and effective practices in online pedagogy, distance education course design, and faculty professional development.
  10. Experience applying principles of adult learning in professional development.
  11. Experience aligning professional development projects and activities with institutional mission, goals, and strategic objectives.
  12. Experience planning, designing, facilitating, and co-facilitating trainings, workshops, and conferences..
  13. Demonstrated success in working collegially and collaboratively with a diverse population.

In addition, successful candidates will demonstrate the following:

  1. Ability to plan and organize work independently.
  2. Ability to work in a changing environment and manage multiple priorities.
  3. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  4. Experience managing program budgets and grants.
  5. Ability to work effectively as part of a distributed (remote) project team.


  1. Indoor, office, classroom, or auditorium environment.
  2. Frequent travel required for the delivery of services, participation in conferences, and attendance at committee and stakeholder meetings.
  3. Mobile and connected interactions.

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. A District on-line application to be completed at http://hr.fhda.edu/careers/ *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 detailing your background and experience, skills, and abilities as they relate to the minimum and preferred qualifications of this position.
  3. A current resume of all work experience, formal education and training.
  4. As an attachment to your application, please provide in a Word document a list of all relevant courses you have taken and completed. Please note transcripts are no longer required as part of the application process and will not satisfy this requirement; however, applicants invited to interview may be requested to submit transcripts to verify all courses taken and completed.

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 will be subject to this requirement.

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. http://hr.fhda.edu/_downloads/Equivalency.pdf

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: http://hr.fhda.edu/careers/a-applicant-instructions.html

HIRING RANGE: $68,479.00 - $112,466.00 annually plus benefits; actual placement is based on applicant's verified education and experience.

For the complete Faculty Salary Schedule, go to: http://hr.fhda.edu/_downloads/All%20Faculty%20Schedules_16-17.pdf

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: http://hr.fhda.edu/benefits/index.html

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Full-time, Non-tenure track, 12-months per year
STARTING DATE: July 1, 2017

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
Email: employment@fhda.edu

To apply, visit: http://hr.fhda.edu/careers/