Jul 13, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Community College

Pasadena City College

100%-12 Months

22 vacation days per fiscal year.
Salary Range is M2 According to the Management Salary Schedule

Final date to submit district application and all supporting documents: Monday, August 28, 2017 at 4 p.m.

We are looking for candidates who have the desire and ability to create a welcoming work environment that positively engages and impacts our diverse workforce and student population. Our goal is to create an inclusive working environment of collaboration, transparency, support, and shared leadership among all constituency groups: faculty, staff, administration, and students. We are looking for candidates who share the District's vision and willingness to ensure equal employment opportunity, will assist in creating an environment that is welcoming to all, and that will foster diversity and promote excellence.

Under the administrative direction of the Assistant Superintendent Vice President of Instruction, the Director, Professional Development is responsible for working with constituent groups to identify, prioritize, and implement staff development needs. The Director, Professional Development oversees and coordinates the professional development program for the Pasadena Area Community College District (the District) and assess its efficacy on a continuous basis. The position serves as a resource to the District's organizational development initiatives by developing training and support programs for District employees, conducting ongoing needs assessments, and evaluating the success, or lack thereof, of all District professional development endeavors.

The position will be required to work successfully with internal employees and outside vendors to translate organizational and departmental necessity into professional development initiatives; oversee the professional development budget and produce financial reports as designated by state and federal entities; successfully manage subordinate staff and prioritize multiples projects and initiatives; and maintain currency in the field.

Identify Professional Development Needs
  • Consults with professional development committees and different departments to identify professional development needs.
  • Collaborates in setting professional development priorities and in designing and directing professional development programs for all District employees.
  • Designs pragmatic and impactful strategies to address key organizational development needs. Designing, Implementing, and Maintaining Professional Development Programs
  • Develops a comprehensive and coordinated professional development program for all District employees.
  • Develops a comprehensive communications plan to engage campus constituencies in professional development activities.
  • Develops new hire engagement through orientation and long-term on-boarding programs, increasing the results of professional development initiatives to employee productivity
  • Researches, coordinates, develops and designs instructorled and virtual learning offerings.
  • Evaluates the impact of professional development programs. Modifies and recommends appropriate changes to existing training programs.
  • Modifies and continuously improves program materials in response to feedback, assessment and strategic planning.
  • Manages the preparation and execution of learning programs by designing training procedure manuals, guides, or course materials.
  • Manages the professional development budget; allocates funding to professional development subcommittees; Reports expenditures as mandated by the Chancellor's office.
  • Researches and identifies additional funding sources.
  • Oversees the functionality and utilization of professional learning management systems.
  • Develops annual calendar of professional development events and programs. Managerial and Position Responsibilities
  • Maintains the District's professional development web page.
  • Serves as chair of the Professional Development Standing Committee.
  • Serves as the campus liaison for the SanFACC (San Gabriel/ Foothill Association of Community Colleges) Mentor Program.
  • Supervises, directs and evaluates assigned personnel.
  • Maintains currency in the field through research and participation in regional, state and national professional development activities including events hosted by California Community Colleges Success Network (3CSN), Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), and Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network.
  • Collaborates and connects with, builds trust with, and influences team members at all levels. This job description does not state or signify that these are the only duties that will be performed by the incumbent in this position. The incumbent will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by his or her supervisor.

  • The mission, issues, and requirements of the California Community Colleges.
  • Effective teaching and learning theory and strategies.
  • Grant writing.
  • Principles of effective instructional design.
  • Learning management systems and instructional technology.
  • Evaluation and assessment methods.
  • Effective visual, written, verbal, inquiry, and deep listening skills;
  • Operational characteristics, services, and activities of the functions, programs, and operations of the assigned area.
  • Instruction & learning strategies
  • Effective and engaging speaking skills that incorporate visual, written, inquiry and listening aspects.
  • Problem solving and team building.
  • Record-keeping and report preparation techniques.
  • Budget preparation and control.
  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.
  • District organizational structure, operations, programs, policies, procedures, philosophy, mission, goals and objectives.
  • Principles and practices of effective administration, supervision and training.
  • Interpersonal skills, use of tact, patience and courtesy.
  • Problem solving and conflict resolution in an academic environment.
  • Modern office practices, procedures, equipment, and software applications.

  • Remain strategic and analytical while diagnosing individual, team, and organizational needs at all levels.
  • Provide leadership in creating a vision for professional development for all campus constituents.
  • Use technology effectively.
  • Demonstrate strong organizational skills.
  • Work independently to complete projects on time.
  • Function independently in a multi-task and fast-paced environment.
  • Speak and moderate on specific topics to large groups.
  • Explain technical concepts to a non-technical audience.
  • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
  • Meet schedules and time lines.
  • Prepare comprehensive narrative and statistical reports.
  • Supervise the administration of a budget.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Operate a computer and assigned office equipment
  • Interpret, apply, and explain rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
  • Ensure compliance with local, state and federal guidelines, policies, rules, and regulations.
  • Select, supervise, train, and evaluate staff; prioritize and assign work to meet deadlines.
  • Establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships with others.
  • Demonstrate clear evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, staff, and community.

    Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:
  • Successful completion of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Professional Development, Organizational Development, Human Resources, Personnel Management, Public Administration, Business Administration, Organizational Management, Education, or a related field, AND
  • Three years of formal training or leadership experience related to professional development.

  • Master's Degree from an accredited college or university in Professional Development, Organizational Development, Human Resources, Personnel Management, Public Administration, Business Administration, Organizational Management, Education, or a related field.
  • Work experience in post-secondary education environments.

  • Ability to travel.

    This position will continuously exhibit mobility; use the ability to speak during face to face conversations, telephone conversations, or for safety reasons, and the acute ability to hear for conversations or other sounds. The position will occasionally use: the dominant hand repetitively, both hands to grip objects with a simple/light grip.

    The position will frequently work within a moderate office environment with moderate noise exposure. The position will frequently work with members of the campus community, vendors and subordinates. The position will also frequently work alone and come into contact with the general public and end users due to the development and assessment of training programs.

    Salary and other terms of employment are competitive. Placement is at M-2 on the District Management Association Salary Schedule which is available online at

    Generous fringe benefits include fully paid medical, dental, and vision for employees and their families, and life insurance for the employee.

  • Successful completion of background and fingerprint clearance and TB screening.
  • Proof of eligibility to work in the United States and signing of loyalty oath per government codes 3100-3109.
  • Meeting applicable eligibility requirements under CalPERS or CalSTRS if you are a current or former member.
  • Board of Trustees approval.

    This is an exempt position and is not subject to overtime.

    This position will exercise supervisory duties over subordinate staff.

    Pasadena City College utilizes an online application process. Hard copy, e-mailed, or faxed resumes are not accepted. You can apply for a position from any computer with Internet access. All materials are submitted electronically through PCC's Talent Applicant System (ATS) at Applications completed and received by 4:00 p.m. on August 28, 2017 will receive full consideration.

    Please keep in mind the following:
  • If you do not follow the process or your application/ resume is incomplete, your information will not be processed.
  • The hiring committee will review, evaluate, and consider applications and supporting materials received by the deadline. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a particular position does not assure the applicant an interview. It is, therefore, important that the application be thorough and detailed. The District may re-advertise, delay,choose not to fill the position, or choose to fill more than one position.
  • While the acceptance of the application packet is done through PCC's Talent Applicant System (ATS), all hiring decisions are made by a hiring committee.
  • Positions are full-time (100%) and “open until filled,” unless otherwise stated. Once applications are submitted they are final. Please carefully review your application and the documents which you are attaching to make sure that they are free from errors and complete. If you require assistance, please contact the Human Resources office at 626-585-7388. Applicants may expect to be notified approximately 4-5 weeks following the closing date as to the status of their application.

    For consideration, all of the following must be submitted along with the online application. An incomplete application packet will not be forwarded to the hiring committee for review.
    1. Cover letter
    2. Professional resume
    3. Transcripts (unofficial)
    4. Other information considered pertinent to the application (optional)

    Note: It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all application materials are fully and correctly submitted. All supporting documentation should include position name and/or position number. All materials submitted are for this position only and become the property of the District. Materials, including USB flash drives, compact disks and slides, will NOT be returned, copied or considered for other openings.

    Established in 1924, Pasadena City College has been serving the San Gabriel Valley for more than 87 years.PCC enrolls more than 30,000 students each semester and offers 60 academic and 76 Career and Technical Education programs. The main college campus occupies an idyllic 53-acre site, while the Community Education Center and Child Development Center are located in separate facilities. The college is renowned for its high student transfer rate, national mathematics and forensic honors, and extensive study abroad offerings. PCC is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. For more information, go to

    The mission of Pasadena City College is to provide a high quality, academically robust learning environment that encourages, supports and facilitates student learning and success. The College provides an academically rigorous and comprehensive curriculum for students pursuing educational and career goals as well as learning opportunities designed for individual development. The College is committed to providing access to higher education for members of the diverse communities within the District service area and to offering courses, programs, and other activities to enhance the economic conditions and the quality of life in these communities.

    The Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1987, Public Law 99-603 requires that employers obtain documentation from every new employee which authorizes that individual to accept employment in this country. This requirement applies to both United States citizens and aliens. Any employee who is unwilling/unable to fulfill this requirement will not be employed.

    Pasadena Area Community College District will not sponsor any visa applications.

    If accommodations are needed for the application process in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, please inform Human Resources.

    It is the policy of the PACCD that all candidates for employment need to be cleared for employment through the process of background check and verification of prior employment, references and credentials.

    Crime awareness and campus security information are available from Campus Police and Safety. (Public Law 101- 542)

    The Pasadena Area Community College District does not discriminate in the educational programs and activities operated by the District, or in employment procedures and practices of the District. The Policies of Title IX as developed to date are available for inspection during normal business hours at the District Office at 1570 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106.

    The Board of Trustees reserves the right to extend time limits or reinstate the search process at any time. The Pasadena Area Community College District is an equal opportunity employer. The District encourages applications from underrepresented minorities and the disabled.

    Equal Opportunity, Title IX, Section 504 Employer

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