Professional Development Faculty Coordinator
Professional Development Faculty Coordinator
Work Site: 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910
Department: Professional Development
Incumbents in District positions are expected to exhibit an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, and employees, including those with physical or learning disabilities, and successfully foster and support an inclusive educational and employment environment.
This position may include a combination of day, evening, weekend and extension site assignments.
Southwestern Community College District (SCCD) is seeking a full-time, tenure track, equity-focused faculty member committed to serving its' culturally diverse student population.
Southwestern Community College District is a single college district providing higher education in Chula Vista, San Ysidro, Otay Mesa, National City and Coronado. SCCD's strategic south San Diego County locations position the College to provide exceptional service to a binational community on the U.S.-Mexico International Border. SCCD is one of 20 initial California Guided Pathways colleges and is known for its excellent learning communities. As a designated Hispanic Serving Institution, the College values equity, inclusion, and culturally responsive andragogy for all students.
The College is dedicated to providing quality academic programs, comprehensive student support services that ensure equitable access, and clear pathways to student success. These efforts include professional development opportunities, employee-led affinity groups, proud commitment to DACA students, and supportive employee onboarding practices.
Southwestern Community College District currently enrolls approximately 28,000 students annually. SCCD is comprised of 69% Hispanic students, 10% Caucasian students, 8% Filipino students, 5% African American students, and 3% Asian students. Approximately 63% of the College's students are under the age of 24 with 23% between the ages 25-39. Our students' gender demographics are represented by 55% female and 44% male.
An equity-minded individual is a person who already does or has demonstrated the desire to:
1. Critically self-assess their individual impact, through teaching practices and student engagement, on closing equity gaps and holds themselves accountable to upholding and delivering equitable practices.
2. Reframe deficit language and take individual and collective responsibility to look at their own practices as a vehicle to eliminate inequities.
3. Encourage positive race-consciousness and embrace human differences.
4. Strategically encourage and build buy-in and participation among colleagues for equity efforts.
Southwestern Community College District seeks faculty who value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals.
In conjunction with the Professional Development Committee and the Academic Senate, evaluate professional development needs for faculty, assist in the development of the District's Professional Development Plan, establish goals and objectives to align with institutional goals, and implement and facilitate activities related to teaching and learning for instructional and non-instructional faculty throughout the year. This position reports to the Executive Officer of Equity and Engagement.
1. Plan, develop, implement, manage, review, and evaluate customized professional development workshops, seminars, training, and other programs and activities, including Flex Day activities.
2. Provide a broad range of delivery methods for professional development activities, assuring use of current technologies where applicable.
3. Identify and arrange for speakers, provide leadership and coordination of activities and programs, including faculty orientation and onboarding activities. Serve as the master of ceremonies at designated sessions.
4. Manage and address multiple and competing priorities in a fast-paced environment through an equity-focused and inclusive lens. Foster an inclusive learning environment.
5. Oversee the Flexible Calendar Program as the Flex Coordinator for the College District in accordance with the Chancellor's Office Guidelines. Develop processes and systems, maintain records, monitor program compliance, and complete and provide annual report to the Chancellor's Office for certification.
6. Design, conduct, and evaluate annual needs assessment, and informal meetings related to faculty development.
7. Work a combination of day, evening, weekend and extension site assignments when needed.
8. Encourage program innovation and renewal in response to changing community, student, and workforce needs and conditions.
9. Other appropriate duties as assigned.
Knowledge and Abilities:
Evidence of ability and effectiveness to:
a. Evaluate one’s andragogy and its effectiveness in facilitating training.
b. Use teaching methods that engage racially, ethnically, academically, and culturally diverse employees; promote critical thinking and emphasize cooperation and collaboration.
c. Work collegiality and collaborate as a team with faculty and staff in order to enhance instruction, curriculum, and student success.
d. Demonstrate knowledge and practice of culturally responsive pedagogy and andragogy that supports student-centered, self-reflective, and student-capable approaches which includes a wide range of institutional delivery systems.
e. Ability to teach online courses effectively.
f. Lead through a lens of equity-focused and race consciousness.
g. Work with a wide variety of learners and present material through varied methods to connect with all learners.
h. Ability to provide professional development opportunities in various formats for in-person, and remote access.
i. Communicate effectively with faculty from all disciplines and aid faculty in applying professional development topics to their individual disciplines.
j. Ability to teach online courses effectively.
k. Commitment to professional responsibilities and associations outside of the classroom through contributions to the department, division and college activities.
Education and Experience:
Minimum Qualifications: (Faculty and Academic Administrator Positions Only)
A Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university, OR a valid California Community College Credential, OR equivalent
Two (2) years of professional experience in training and development, instructional design and delivery, training coordination or related occupation
Equivalent of two (2) full years of experience teaching in an accredited institution.
Candidates must exhibit an appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a rich and diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological and ethnic backgrounds, and those with disabilities. Experience working in a community with a similar diversity pattern as is found in the service area for Southwestern College is desirable.
Upon initial employment, full-time faculty members are placed on the salary schedule based upon years of experience and education. Initial salary placement for experience can range from $60,576.00-$91,147.00 per year. Faculty members are encouraged to continue their professional development through additional study qualifying them for advancement on the salary schedule. For the current salary schedule and information on salary placement visit our website at www.swccd.edu Benefits include a choice of medical plans, dental coverage, vision, sick leave and an optional tax deferred flexible benefit plan. Coverage is offered for employees and all eligible dependents. Academic employees participate in the State Teachers’ Retirement System, a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California.
January 29, 2021 (Spring Semester, 2021)
All application materials must be received on-line at https://jobs.swccd.edu. Position is open until filled. Applications received by the first screening deadline of 11:59 p.m. on Friday, October 30, 2020 are guaranteed to be reviewed by the selection committee. Any application received after the deadline is not guaranteed a review. Extended deadline date of 11:59 p.m. on Friday, November 27, 2020.
Successful candidate may be assigned to any of the campus sites (Chula Vista, National City, Otay Mesa, and/or San Ysidro).
We regret we are unable to accept faxed, e-mailed, mailed, or hand delivered application materials. Only complete application materials submitted through SWC online system will be accepted. To complete and submit your application for this position, please visit our online employment website at https://jobs.swccd.edu. All required information must be submitted online before the review date and time indicated on the job posting.
A confirmation number will be assigned if your application packet has been successfully submitted. Assistance with the online application process is available through the Human Resources Office at 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910; telephone: (619) 482-6395 or e-mail to [email protected]
It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all application materials are received by the review deadline date. A separate, complete application packet is required for each position for which you are applying for. All materials included in your application packet become District property, will not be returned, will not be copied, and will be considered for this opening only.
Candidates selected for employment with Southwestern Community College District must be fingerprinted by an electronic fingerprinting service (i.e. LiveScan) within 10 days of employment; provide clearance of tuberculosis (dated within the past 4 years and renewed every four years as a condition of continued employment) within 60 days of employment; provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
In addition to the above, for Faculty/Administrator positions (only), successful candidate must submit official (sealed) college transcripts confirming date degree conferred and/or a valid CA Community College Credential.
Reasonable accommodations will be provided to candidates with verified disabilities. Accommodation requests should be made at the time the interview appointment is scheduled.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer and in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Southwestern Community College District will make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.
The Southwestern Community College District shall not discriminate against any person in employment or in any program affiliated with the District on the basis of age, ancestry, color, ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, race, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
Notice of Availability of the Annual Security Report - Southwestern College is committed to assisting all members of the community in providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security Report is available on the SWCPD website at http://www.swccd.edu/modules/showdocument.aspx?documentid=21116.
If you would like to receive a hard copy of the Annual Security Report which contains this information, you can stop by the SWC Police Department or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (619) 482-6390.
The report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention; public safety authority; crime reporting policies; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking; the procedures the College will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the College or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.
This information is required by law and is provided by the SWC Police Department.
Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Plan (DAAPP) - More information about the DAAPP, including the Drug Free Environment and Drug Prevention Program Policy and Procedure and Biennial report can be found in the Health and Safety Section of the campus Consumer Information page ( http://www.swccd.edu/index.aspx?page=1084)
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