Professional Development Faculty Coordinator

  • Southwestern Community College District
  • Chula Vista, CA, USA
  • Apr 06, 2022
Full time Instructional Services & Curriculum Design Other Academic Administration & Affairs Other Administrative Positions

Job Description


Professional Development Faculty Coordinator

Southwestern Community College District

Work Site: 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910

Department: Professional Development

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 Professional Development Faculty Coordinator who is committed to supporting faculty in serving its culturally diverse student population.Southwestern Community College District seeks faculty who will foster an inclusive learning environment through equity-minded teaching, leadership, and service to students working toward goals of university transfer, associate degree and certificate completion, employment advancement, and personal growth. The Professional Development Faculty Coordinator supports faculty in this endeavor.


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. As an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution as well as a 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 learning 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.


We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, academic backgrounds, genders, abilities, and orientations. We seek applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to a professional educational community. Successful candidates will be expected to exhibit responsiveness and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, cultural, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, religious, and ethnic and racial backgrounds of community college students and employees, and successfully foster and support an inclusive educational and employment environment. An equity-focused 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 hold themselves accountable to operationalizing equitable practices.
  2. Reframe deficit language and take 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.

Knowledge and Abilities:
RESPONSIBILITIES: 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, Skills and Abilities
Evidence of ability and effectiveness to: a. Evaluate their own teaching and its effectiveness in facilitating faculty learning.b. Use equitable teaching methods that engage racially, ethnically, academically, and culturally diverse employees.c. Work collegially 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, learner-centered andragogy/pedagogy.e. Facilitate learning in face-to-face, hybrid, and online modalities.f. Lead through a lens of equity-focused and race consciousness.g. Communicate effectively and foster professional relationships across the district.h. Design and facilitate professional learning sessions for employeesi. Aid faculty in operationalizing their professional learning .j. Stay abreast of professional development opportunities and industry standards and updates.

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.eduBenefits 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.

Start Date

July 1, 2022

Screening Deadline
All application materials must be received on-line at Position is open until filled. Applications received by the first screening deadline of 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 29, 2022are guaranteed to be reviewed by the selection committee. Any application received after the deadline is not guaranteed a review.

Work Schedule:
Successful candidate may be assigned to any of the campus sites (Chula Vista, National City, Otay Mesa, and/or San Ysidro).

Preferred and Required Qualifications

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 AND Two (2) years of professional experience in training and development, instructional design and delivery, training coordination or related occupation AND Equivalent of two (2) full years of experience teaching in an accredited institution.

Desirable Qualifications:
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.

Application Details

Additional Information:
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 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

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.

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If you would like to receive a hard copy of the Annual Security Report, which contains this information, you can stop by the SWC College 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 College 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 (

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