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Teaching and Learning Coordinator

Class: Academic Professional | Exempt status: Exempt | Level: 5

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Under the direction of management, coordinates College-wide efforts around excellence in teaching and learning. Creates, leads and facilitates professional development activities, training and curriculum to part and full-time faculty in the areas of: teaching and learning, adult learning theory, digital literacy, culturally/diversity responsive teaching, and other best practices that support teaching for equitable student success. Coordinates with departments and centers across the College, such as: Teaching and Learning Centers, Office of Equity and Inclusion, Online Learning, Learning Support, and Professional and Organizational Development. Applies best practices of pedagogy, various curriculum delivery methods and professional development to improve faculty effectiveness.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Develops and implements systemic College-wide programming for excellence in teaching and learning which can include: faculty mentorship programs, faculty diversity internships, and culturally responsive teaching. Coordinates the delivery of information and assistance to faculty seeking support.
  2. Coordinates and facilitates large-scale events around teaching and learning for part and full-time faculty.
  3. Works collaboratively with faculty, administration and departments across the College to develop and implement effective, student centered teaching strategies at scale.
  4. Assists with the development and ongoing training around instructional evaluation.
  5. Coordinates and leads efforts around faculty onboarding (may include things such as Teaching Week and other activities).
  6. Researches higher education teaching best practices and develops tools and resources for faculty members, advisors, and other professional staff.
  7. Develops training curriculum to be delivered in courses. 
  8. Serves as a liaison to community and regional organizations and foundations that can contribute to faculty/staff effectiveness and the program objectives.
  9. Develops program materials to support faculty/staff effectiveness; refers, advises, or assists faculty in designing materials to support instructional effectiveness.
  10. Assists faculty/staff in finding and employing available PCC resources; acts as a liaison with PCC departments, faculty, and staff to provide information on program services.
  11. Oversees program budget and faculty/staff stipends for teaching and learning events.
  12. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Position Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Digital Literacy

Positions with a digital literacy focus may also be responsible for:

  • Building a College-wide train-the-trainer training model program and framework for teaching instructors or subject matter experts to enable them to train others in the organization on digital literacy.
  • Growing faculty networks and encouraging faculty to share their resources and knowledge.
  • Coordinating with additional departments and centers across the College including: Advising, Admissions & Orientation, Instructional departments, Academic Support Services, Libraries, and Testing/Student Assessment Centers.

Work Environment

Work is generally performed in an office environment with frequent interruptions and irregularities in the work schedule. No special coordination beyond that used for normal mobility and handling of everyday objects and materials is needed to perform the job satisfactorily.  Frequent travel to other locations is required.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Education, Student Development, Curriculum Development, Professional Development, Training, or related field.  Relevant experience may substitute for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis. Four (4) years of experience in a post-secondary environment teaching, developing, coaching, training, or mentoring faculty.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Adult learning theory, cultural/diversity responsive teaching, needs assessment, curriculum development and evaluation;
  • Emerging trends and best practices in higher education and professional development;
  • Teaching methods, modalities, techniques, and styles;
  • Learning styles;
  • Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes.

Skill in:

  • Coordinating events or programming;
  • Handling multiple tasks simultaneously;
  • Monitoring and evaluating programs and budgets;
  • Analyzing problems, identifying alternative solutions, projecting consequences of proposed actions, and making recommendations in support of goals;
  • Monitoring legal and regulatory changes;
  • Mediating conflict;
  • Maintaining confidentiality;
  • Analyzing processes and practices and making recommendations for improvement;
  • Researching, analyzing, and applying relevant information to the development of departmental processes and programs;
  • Coordinating activities with other internal departments and/or external agencies;
  • Preparing a variety of reports related to operational activities, including statistical analysis.

Ability to:

  • Work effectively with diverse academic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, staff, and members of the community;
  • Use computer technology for communication, data gathering, and reporting;
  • Communicate effectively through oral and written media.

Revised: 10/2021

New: 01/2020

Portland Community College is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other protected class.