Professional Development Faculty Coordinator

Southwestern Community College District

Chula Vista, CA

ID: 7069846
Posted: September 16, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

District Values:
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 & 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.
a. Ability to teach online courses effectively.
b. Commitment to professional responsibilities and associations outside of the classroom through contributions to the department, division and college activities.


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