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Executive Director of The Teaching and Learning Transformation Hub
Community College of Aurora
Salary:Â $90,000.00 Annually
Job Type:Â Full-Time
Job Number:Â 240180
Location:Â 16000 East CentreTech Parkway Aurora, CO
OVERVIEW OF CCA
The Community College of Aurora serves our diverse community by providing high-quality instruction and support services to prepare students for transfer and employment. We are particularly interested in applicants that demonstrate a commitment to working with individuals and groups from diverse identities, including but not limited to: socioeconomic, cultural, sexual orientation, gender identity expression, disability, multilingual learners, veterans, non-traditional, race and ethnic backgrounds.
More than 20 different languages and 60 countries are represented at CCA. In addition to traditional degree and certificate programs, CCA offers non-credit professional development courses, customized training, and economic and workforce development resources to employer partners and individual professionals seeking to enhance the capacity and productivity of their workforce or individual knowledge and skills. The college centers diversity, equity, and inclusion and we actively seek to employee partners who want to join us in working to reducing outcome gaps among our diverse student population.
The Teaching and Learning Transformation Hub is a space of collaborative learning design for students, faculty/instructors, and other Academic Success personnel. The Hub integrates these three main areas of service in support of CCA's mission of serving our diverse population by providing high quality instruction and support services to prepare students for transfer and employment:
- Academic Learning Center
- Library Services
- Pedagogical Innovation and Exploration Lounge
The Executive Director establishes a solid connection to CCA's mission and embodies the institutional values of respect, collaboration, quality, access, diversity, and inclusion. The person in this position, under the supervision of the Dean of Academic Effectiveness and Instructional Support, leads, designs, and coordinates efforts and initiatives within the main areas of services aforementioned to close student gaps in success, persistence, and completion. These efforts and initiatives may come in the form of tutoring services; workshops on strategies and competencies tailored to different groups of learners; supports around information literacy and digital resources; projects that improve the experiences of our diverse learners in the academic environments; opportunities to explore and experiment with innovative and emerging pedagogical approaches; individualized professional development plans for individual faculty/instructors, staff, or departments as requested; diverse and responsive professional development programming on pedagogical trends and strategies that respond to academic needs; effective instructional onboarding; etc. and must always be rooted in collaborative, data-informed decision making.
Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills
- Lead the development of the Teaching and Learning Transformation Hub in collaboration with students, faculty/instructors, the Director of the Academic Learning Center, the Director of Library Services, department chairs and program directors, Academic Success Leadership, and representatives of other institutional divisions.
- Model and ensure a culture of respect, collaboration, quality, access, diversity and inclusion.
- Perform leadership and management responsibilities within the Hub, which includes providing guidance in support of CCA's mission, vision, and overarching initiatives; facilitating program assessments; identifying Hub's priorities in alignment with the college's strategic plan; assigning projects and tasks to the Director of the Academic Learning Center, the Director of Library Services, and other personnel as appropriate; supervising and evaluating direct reports' performance and addressing personnel matters according to the college guidelines and procedures; overseeing budgetary and fiscal processes and assigning procurement tasks appropriately; and ensuring the effective integration of the Hub within the fabric of the Academic Success division and the College.
- Operate within a framework of continuous improvement that includes a decision-making process based on quantitative and qualitative data and promising evidence-based practices and approaches; establishment of targets and goals that are realistic and support growth; tracking and measuring the impact of initiatives and programming; and designing and implementing necessary adjustment to strategies aimed at supporting instructional effectiveness and improved academic achievement.
- Partner with faculty/instructors, chairs and directors, and other division personnel to assess and identify professional development needs and interests.
- Design and facilitate programming that responds to pedagogy, andragogy, and heutagogy needs and interests.
- Collaborate with the Director of the Academic Learning Center and the Director of Library Services to create and expand effective academic support strategies that increase achievement for all students and support the expansion of their self-efficacy for learning and metacognitive competences.
- Plan, develop, and coordinate a first-year onboarding and mentoring program for faculty/instructors, including orientation and training for mentors.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the Academic Success division and across the college.
- Maintain currency of knowledge of promising evidence-based practices and approaches and emerging pedagogical trends and strategies that improve academic experiences for a diverse student population.
- Stay actively involved in local, state, and national professional organizations.
- Other responsibilities as assigned.
Minimum qualifications & Requirements
- Master's degree in curriculum and instruction, higher education leadership or administration, education, training and development, or related field.
- Minimum three (3) years higher education classroom teaching experience.
- Application of quantitative and qualitative data analysis and data-informed decision-making processes.
- Experience designing and facilitating effective pedagogical professional development opportunities for faculty/instructors who serve a diverse student population.
- Experience utilizing academic student support services and/or overseeing academic student support services.
- Demonstrated understanding the diverse nature and needs of transfer and career and technical education programs offered by community colleges.
- Demonstrated ability to establish and sustain positive and effective relationships with a variety of stakeholders in a higher education setting.
- Excellent interpersonal, presentational, and written communication skills, and ability to lead and motivate groups.
- Ability to design and implement complex projects.
- Experience planning and managing budgets successfully.
- Leadership and supervisory experience.
- PhD in curriculum and instruction, higher education leadership or administration, education, training and development, or related field.
- Community College teaching experience.
- Vast experience designing and facilitating pedagogical professional development opportunities for faculty/instructors who serve a diverse student population.
- Extensive experience utilizing academic student support services and/or overseeing academic student support services.
- Professional experience in community colleges or serving a diverse student population.
- Professional experience in career and technical education programs and/or workforce development.
- Second-level supervisory experience.
- Grant writing experience.
- Experience with Achieving the Dream's Teaching and Learning Toolkit
Salary Range:Â Anticipated starting salary range: $90,000.00. This salary is determined by the qualifications of the selected candidate balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information. CCA offers an excellent benefit plan, including generous leave, holiday, and education benefits. Full time employees immediately upon hire earn 15 hours a month annual leave and 10 hours a month sick leave.
Deadline to Submit Application Material:Â An initial review of applications will begin on Tuesday, March 28, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.
Application Process:Â When submitting your online application, please include a cover letter, current resume, and professional references. Official transcripts showing the highest degree achieved should be submitted to HR@ccaurora.edu upon offer of employment. If you have questions regarding this position, please contact us at HR@ccaurora.edu.
By applying for this announced position, applicants are certifying that all statements, information and documents provided are true, complete and correct to the best of their knowledge and are made in good faith. Further, applicants understand that omissions, misleading, false or untrue information, or any attempt at fraud or deceit in any manner connected with this application and/or subsequent testing may result in them not being considered for jobs with the Community College of Aurora; may constitute grounds for discipline and/or termination after hire; and/or constitute grounds for further actions pursuant to law.
Complete Applications must include the following documents:
- A complete online application
- A cover letter that describes how your experience aligns with the minimum and preferred qualifications of this position
- A current resume uploaded as an attachment to your online application
- Candidates identified as finalists must provide three to five professional references, at least two of which must include a current direct supervisor and most recent supervisor. If you cannot provide two supervisor references, an opportunity will be afforded for discussion and consideration of alternative references with the CCA Human Resource Office. Please note, out of professional courtesy to you, we will not contact your current supervisor without first providing notice to you as a candidate and only when a contingent offer is pending in order to protect the confidentiality of your application to the full extent possible.
- If you are using education to qualify, a copy of your official or unofficial transcript showing that your degree has been conferred and the name of your school, or your NACES accreditation. Please submit this as an attachment to your online application
- For any questions or technical issues please contact HR@CCAurora.ed
Notice to all Applicants:
- Proof of eligibility to work (Download PDF reader) in the United States must be produced within three (3) days of hire.
- Direct deposit of payroll is a condition of employment.
- Final candidate is subject to a criminal background check prior to final selection process.
- Final candidate is required to submit official transcripts to Human Resources within fourteen (14) days of hire.
- CCA is affiliated with the Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) and as such, employees contribute to PERA in lieu of Social Security for retirement benefits. For more information, visit the COPERA web page.
- Individuals currently or formerly employed by the Colorado Community College System or one of its 13 colleges, and/or who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this information in your application material.
- For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures, contact our Title IX Compliance/Equal Opportunity Officer, Cindy Hesse, Director of Human Resources at 16000 E. CentreTech Parkway, Suite A207, Aurora, Colorado 80011 or by phone at 303-360-4752, or e-mail at Cindy.Hesse@CCAurora.edu.
Colorado Residency Requirement:
Eligible applicants must be either a current Colorado resident or be able to provide proof of residency in Colorado within 30 days of the start date for the position, or they may be deemed ineligible for employment with the Community College of Aurora. Please contact HR@CCAurora.edu with any questions.
Community College of Aurora Inclusive Excellence Statement:
CCA embraces Inclusive Excellence because we want our students, staff, and faculty to learn and contribute within an inclusive environment. This means members of our college community will be active, respectful, and mindful of equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels of engagementÂ .
Inclusive Excellence will provide a foundation for student and institutional success. Recognizing our diversity is only the first step toward Inclusive Excellence.
We must also be intentional in valuing cultural differences and experiences, while incorporating them into practices, curricula, and policies.
Welcoming, Respectful, Inclusive - Together, we are CCA.
The Federal Clery Act:Â (The Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act of 1990) requires all institutions of higher learning to make available to prospective employees our agency's Annual Security Report. A copy of this information is available on the CCA website at the Student Right to Know page. A paper copy of this report can be obtained at the College Security Office upon request. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning crimes that occurred on campus or on property controlled or owned by Community College of Aurora, as well as public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, our campuses.
ADAAA Accommodations: Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact Robert Callaway at 303-360-4733 or Robert.Callaway@CCAurora.edu at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.
Pregnancy Related Accommodations, Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (CADA):Â The Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (CADA), allows applicants to request a reasonable accommodation for health conditions related to pregnancy or the physical recovery from childbirth. Candidates wishing to request reasonable accommodations must do so as soon as possible, preferably at least three days prior to the exam or interview. If you are an individual who wishes to request reasonable accommodations, please contact us at 303-360-4733 or Robert.Callaway@CCAurora.edu.
Non-Discrimination Statement:Â The Community College of Aurora prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment including those that violate federal and state law, or the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education Board Policies 3-120 and 4-120. The College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender, race, color, age, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, pregnancy status, religion, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation in its employment practices or educational programs and activities. The Community College of Aurora will take appropriate steps to ensure that the lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in vocational education programs. For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures, contact our Title IX Compliance/Equal Opportunity Officer, Cindy Hesse, Director of Human Resources at 16000 E. CentreTech Parkway, Suite A207, Aurora, Colorado 80011 or by phone at 303-360-4752, or e-mail at Cindy.Hesse@CCAurora.edu
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