Assistant Director of Preparing Future Faculty

Claremont Graduate University
Claremont, California
Jun 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution



Starting Salary: Dependent Upon Qualifications

Closing Date: Until Filled

The PFF Program at CGU is founded on principles of inclusive pedagogy and student-focused, active learning. The program offers graduate students and alumni opportunities in professional development toward teaching in higher education settings. Students and alumni can work toward earning the PFF Certificate in College Teaching or use PFF consulting and coaching services to develop resources they need for teaching and for the job search process.

The Assistant Director of PFF is responsible for efficient and effective implementation and maintentance of program operations and administration, which includes tracking student progress, developing a master calendar of programs and events, and overseeing publicity and web presence. A significant part of his/her work will entail teaching and supervising teaching in tandem with the Director. This will include designing and developing workshops and courses, meeting with students for coaching and practice sessions, as well as ensuring on-going observation and training of the student consultant team. The Assistant Director will also work closely with the Director to maintain on-going program assessment as well as research and integration of best practices in teaching and learning into PFF program content and practice.

Teaching and Mentoring (40%)
1. Assist the Director in developing and delivering training programs for student consultants (PFF Fellows).
2. Teach one class a semester and/or equivalent workshops and other presentations for students and alumni as part of the PFF Certificate and general pedagogy professional development programming.
3. Provide individual and group counseling and coaching sessions for students and alumni in-person or via Webex on pedagogical topics such as designing teaching, course and syllabus design, writing teaching philosophy statements, diversity statements, and developing electronic portfolios.

Administration and Operations (50%)
1. Supervise all operational and logistical processes for the PFF program, including publicity, email communications, and event management.
2. Oversee website and social media use and resources development to ensure up to date, accurate, and timely sharing of PFF knowledge base.
3. Oversee coordination of student tracking to sustain engagement toward efficient and effective progress toward the PFF Certificate.
4. Oversee data collection and management from registration forms, workshop feedback, and other surveys to assist the Director in creating program reports.
5. Assist the Director in creating and managing efficient use of budget.
6. Manage coordination of programs and initiatives with PFF Partner Institutions.
7. Supervise student employees.
8. Conducts work evaluation and reviews for PFF Fellows.

Program Development and Standards (10%)
1. Assist the Director in developing and maintaining program improvement through on-going analysis of workshop feedback, student consultant training, and developmental program assessment to ensure high standards, program growth, and excellence in learning outcomes.
2. Contribute to research and development of a living vision, mission, and strategic plan for the PFF program.

1. Knowledge, experience, and a passion for using inclusive pedagogy in designing learner-focused curricula in college teaching contexts.
2. An understanding of emerging student needs and perspectives in current and emerging contexts in higher education.
3. Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse community of perspectives, needs, learning and working styles, and abilities.
4. Coaching and mentoring experience in working with graduate students.
5. Experience in supervising and managing program coordination processes such as student progress tracking, records management.
6. Knowledge and experience with on-going formative assessment and feedback.
7. Exceptional organizational, planning, and interpersonal skills. A self-driven individual.
8. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written. Strong writing, editing and proofreading skills are required.
9. Must be a self-motivated, creative, and innovative professional with the ability to solve problems with creativity and diplomacy.
10. A life-long learner who is able to gain from multiple perspectives, someone who is excited about innovation and change as part of growth, and is open to feedback.
11. Proficient in using Microsoft Office products, collaborative digital tools, and learning management systems.
12. Must be willing to work flexible schedule as needed, which will include some evenings and weekends.
13. Perform other duties as assigned in support of CGU's mission.

PhD required. PhD in Education or Psychology preferred. Must have teaching experience in diverse higher education settings. Hours may vary due to teaching and events schedules. Must be willing to work a flexible schedule as needed, which will include some evenings and weekends.

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