Montgomery College is Maryland's premier community college, serving more than 60,000 students each year through credit and noncredit programs. Montgomery College is one of Maryland's most diverse community colleges, which includes more than 164 nations represented in our student body. Do you want to join us in our mission of providing an exceptional education and fostering student success? We are dedicated to providing an exceptional education for all of our students, and we recognize that our faculty and staff are integral to our continued success.
Job Title Professional Development Director (S13284) Job Description Summary Montgomery College, Office of E-Learning, Innovation and Teaching Excellence (ELITE), dedicated to providing and enhancing career mobility, has need for a full-time, Professional Development Director position, #S13284. Enjoy working with faculty, students, staff, and the College community, this is your opportunity!
This is a non-bargaining, exempt, Grade 33 position. Work schedule is Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, with some evenings and weekend hours. The position is located in Rockville, MD.
Under general direction, an incumbent in this job class innovates, plans, develops, implements, and evaluates program initiatives as well as provides oversight for the daily operations of the instructional design and professional training and development work in ELITE. The work includes, but is not limited to, creating innovative professional development opportunities for faculty, staff and administrators that focus on student success. The work also includes hiring and supervising staff on all campuses, establishing competencies and methodologies for program execution and evaluation, and developing engaging strategies to provide instructional design for ELITE programs.
Contacts and interaction vary and may involve multiple constituencies such as direct interaction with administrators; faculty; chairs, deans, external colleagues and consultants; and assigned staff for the purpose of providing and receiving information and resolving program issues.
Duties include but are not limited to: * Lead ELITE's instructional designers and training and development coordinators by supervising and managing professional development work on a daily basis; assessing performance and conducting reviews of staff; and working with staff to lead campus faculty workgroups and professional development efforts. * Stimulate educational innovation and learning research; support instructional creativity and advocate for teaching/performance excellence. * Oversee implementation of professional development events and workshops for all faculty and staff. * Partner with academic and student affairs stakeholders to improve student success across all student populations. * Propose and support technology innovations that will increase student engagement in and out of the classroom environment. * Create awareness of and opportunities for faculty to be educationally innovative in face- to-face and online classes. * Promote latest learning research and opportunities for classroom implementation. * Support instructional creativity by helping plan, design and implement events/workshops highlighting learning technologies and pedagogical innovations. * Assess the effectiveness of events/workshops focused on educational innovation and creativity and professional development and recommend areas of improvement. * Advocate for teaching excellence by promoting college faculty and practices on local, regional and national levels. Job Description
Master's degree from an accredited institution with experience in higher education leadership, organizational development, instructional design, or educational technology.
Minimum of five years of experience in teaching and learning development in higher education.
Considerable knowledge and application of skills in instructional design theory, principles and practices, adult learning, and professional development.
Knowledge of and ability to apply evaluation and assessment techniques.
Knowledge and application of digital media and E-learning.
Knowledge of and ability to apply knowledge in teaching innovation in areas such as technology use, inquiry-based learning and active learning.
Knowledge of program development and management.
Skill in leadership and customer service, as well as the ability to lead, instruct, train, guide and motivate others.
Skill in effective communication, both verbal and written, and in making effective presentations.
Strong problem-solving and organizational skills.
Skill in using office software applications.
Knowledge of a Learning Management System.
Ability to plan and organize work initiatives to successfully accomplish unit goals and objectives.
Ability to effectively prioritize tasks to accomplish program objectives.
Ability to analyze program issues and resolve problems.
Ability to identify, develop and implement short and/or long-term strategic goals and objectives.
Eligible applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States and not require employer visa sponsorship.