Faculty Professional Development Coordinator

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Faculty Professional Development Coordinator

Foothill-De Anza Community College District

Posting #: 18-071

Campus: Central Services

Close/Initial Review Date: 3/26/2019

Open Until Filled: No


Initial Review Date: 3/26/19*
*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 full-time, non-tenure track faculty position of Faculty Professional Development Coordinator, Central Services.

About the California Virtual Campus-Online Education Initiative (CVC-OEI):
The CVC-OEI is a collaborative effort among California Community Colleges (CCC) 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 CVC-OEI is funded by a grant from the CCC Chancellor's Office to the Foothill-De Anza Community College District, which manages the statewide program. The California Virtual Campus website (CVC.edu) features an online course finder and featured online degree programs from across 56 member CCCs, along with integrated student support resources. Through its professional development team (onlinenetworkofeducators.org) the CVC-OEI supports faculty at member colleges and across the system in the application of online teaching and course design practices that support student success.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for a 12-month per year, non-tenure track Faculty Professional Development Coordinator to join the professional development team of the CVC-OEI. This position is responsible for supporting the role of the CCC system as a leader in the development and application of best practices in faculty preparation to teach online and quality online course design. Responsibilities include:

  • Designing, developing, coordinating, and delivering professional development that supports the objectives of the CVC-OEI, including:
    • Increasing the number of CCC faculty prepared teach online.
    • Increasing online student success rates with quality online course design and effective online teaching practices.
    • Increasing participation in peer online course review and use of the OEI Course Design Rubric across the CCC system.
    • Developing college-based faculty mentoring and course review programs.
  • Leading the development and delivery of courses and certificate programs that promote effective online course design and use of the Canvas course management system.
  • Training and supporting a statewide community of peer reviewers, instructional designers, and mentors involved in peer online course review and course redesign based on the OEI Course Design Rubric.
  • Facilitating learning for faculty, staff, and administrators through a variety of methods including synchronous and asynchronous online professional development, webinars, on-site events, and just-in-time support materials.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the instructional, administrative, and educational technology needs of a distributed, statewide system of higher education. This position reports to the CVC-OEI Director of Professional Development and will be part of a team working and interacting remotely with a wide range of stakeholders from across the state, including various governance groups, committees, and external stakeholders using a variety of electronic and web-based technologies. The Faculty Professional Development Coordinator may work remotely from a location of his/her choice within the state of California, with frequent in-state travel required.

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, service on district and/or college committees, and performing other duties consistent with the role of an instructor. Instructors also have the opportunity to participate in campus extra-curricular activities.

  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: http://californiacommunitycolleges.cccco.edu/Portals/0/FlipBooks/2014_MQHandbook/

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.


  1. Three or more years demonstrated successful experience in online teaching in a higher education setting.
  2. Experience supporting and training higher education faculty in online course design and teaching.
  3. Demonstrated proficiency in the use of the CCC Common Course Management System (Canvas) and related tools and platforms.
  4. Experience with the OEI Course Design Rubric and the CVC-OEI Peer Online Course Review process.
  5. Experience applying prevailing accessibility standards in the development of online instruction.
  6. Knowledge of federal and state regulations that impact distance education.
  7. Knowledge of national and regional trends and effective practices in online pedagogy, distance education course design, and faculty professional development.
  8. Experience aligning professional development projects and activities with institutional mission, goals, and strategic objectives.
  9. Experience planning, designing, facilitating, and co-facilitating trainings, workshops, and conferences.

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. 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 remotely 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.

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. NOTE: The salary advertised with this position is based on the 2017-2018 salary schedule. Effective July 1,2018 through June 30, 2019, the position will receive an additional temporary 5% increase. On July 1, 2019 salaries will revert to the 2017-2018 salary schedule unless another agreement is reached.

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

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Full-time, Non-Tenure Track, 12-months per year


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
Email: [email protected]

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

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