With learning as its central mission, Anne Arundel Community College has responded to the needs of a diverse community for more than 50 years by offering high quality, affordable and accessible learning opportunities. Established in 1961, AACC is a fully-accredited, public two-year institution that offers national and regional studies that can lead to a degree or certificate, industry credential, transfer to a four-year institution, or career enhancement, personal enrichment and lifelong learning.
The Director of the Center for Faculty and Staff Development is responsible for providing strategic leadership for all professional development experiences and opportunities at AACC in alignment with the college mission and strategic plan; including the college's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. The Director advocates for AACC employees and identifies needs and assets to further develop and expand employees’ skills and capabilities. This position is responsible for overseeing the Center staff, space, budget and resources, and collaborating with Human Resources, administrators, faculty and staff members on matters related to professional development, and representing the Center internally at the college and externally with appropriate community organizations, professional associations and national work groups. The Director is responsible for an ongoing comprehensive professional development program for credit and noncredit adjunct faculty to improve both professional and institutional effectiveness in a learning-centered college. In addition, the Director is responsible for oversight of a comprehensive adjunct faculty evaluation process in collaboration with Deans, Chairs and Directors across the college who share this goal.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide leadership and vision for the creation, strategic planning, and evaluation of all the college’s professional development initiatives and ensure alignment with the college’s strategic plan. Develop, implement, and maintain systems to ensure that faculty and staff are fully supported by a range of professional development opportunities that are delivered via multiple modalities and times, to learners with academic, professional, and life enrichment goals. Work college-wide with Deans, Directors and Chairs to provide targeted professional development activities for specific audiences.
Supervise and evaluate the work of all Center staff. Make recommendations to the Associate Vice President for Learning concerning hiring, promotion, and termination of Center staff as necessary.
Coordinate with Deans, Chairs and Directors to oversee the comprehensive and periodic evaluation of adjunct faculty including evaluation for promotion as appropriate.
Lead efforts to help integrate adjunct faculty into the college community with a coordinated college-wide program that assesses needs, sets goals, develops specific programming, and implements professional development that enhances their skills, knowledge and performance. This includes educational opportunities both internal and external to the college, applied research grants, and workshops. Achieve and maintain familiarity with programs, literature and other resources that relate to adjunct faculty development. Recognize the contributions of adjunct faculty through activities and programs.
Provide effective budget management and fiscal operations for the Center. Oversee negotiations of contracts and agreements for delivering professional development and training.
Establish and manage protocols, policies, and systems to ensure quality and effectiveness of professional development offerings. This includes written assessment plans for Center activities and sharing of findings with the campus community.
Track adjunct faculty participation in professional development activities to provide data for ongoing analysis and internal and external reporting to assess the effectiveness of Center programs and inform future programming. Assure that assessment findings are available to the college community.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Demonstrated supervisory experience of faculty and/or staff. Proven leadership skills and ability to work effectively and tactfully with students, administrators, faculty, staff, governmental agencies, and representatives from community groups and the public
Master’s degree or completion of a specialized certification program requiring coursework of one year or more beyond an undergraduate degree
Minimum of five (5) years full-time college teaching experience or equivalent.
Ability to develop and manage budgets. Proficiency in MS Office skills including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Demonstrated experience in developing, organizing and/or delivering professional development trainings and workshops in higher education
Familiarity with learning management systems, innovative educational delivery systems, high impact practices, evidence-based professional development practices, diversity/inclusion/equity themes, and online learning methodologies
Excellent oral and written communication skills. Outstanding organizational skills including ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks with attention to deadlines and details.
Demonstrated commitment to the philosophy and mission of the community college.
Background in coaching and/or mentoring.
Knowledge of Organizational Development
Ability to interact with a variety of faculty, staff and students from diverse backgrounds
Required Documents: Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae
With learning as its central mission, Anne Arundel Community College has responded to the needs of a diverse community for more than 50 years by offering high quality, affordable and accessible learning opportunities. The college’s nationally recognized and award-winning programs have helped its more than 51,000 students annually achieve their academic, professional and personal goals. AACC is a f...ully accredited, public, two-year institution offering credit programs leading to an associate degree, certificate or a letter of recognition. Students may prepare to transfer to a four-year institution or prepare for an immediate career. AACC also offers extensive lifelong learning opportunities and noncredit, continuing education to those seeking career training or retraining, working to boost basic skills or pursuing new areas of interest. In addition to its main campus in Arnold, Md., the college has degree centers at Arundel Mills, Glen Burnie and at centers and schools around the county. In 2012, the college opened the 30,000-square-foot Center for Cyber and Professional Training in Hanover, which houses 13 specialized labs, a testing center and faculty support space. Located in Anne Arundel County near historic Annapolis - home to the U.S. Naval Academy – AACC is conveniently located just minutes from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and downtown Baltimore. To learn more, visit www.aacc.edu.