Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL)

Updated: 4 months ago
Deadline: 06 Feb 2023

Posting Details
Posting Summary

Working Title Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL)
Role Title 12 month - Administrative - In
Role Code 01123-SW
FLSA Exempt
Pay Band 00
Position Number 283FA417
Agency J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College
Agency/Division J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College (Div)
Work Location Multiple Locations
Hiring Range Maximum hiring salary, $100,000. Salary range: $74,895 - $154,703. Salary commensurate with the education and experience of the candidate.
Emergency/Essential Personnel No
EEO Category A-Officials/Administrators
Full Time or Part Time Full Time
Does this position have telework options? -Telework options are subject to change based on business needs-
Does this position have a bilingual or multilingual skill requirement or preference?
Work Schedule
Reynolds anticipates that the person filling this position will need to be available throughout the workday and, on some occasions, after regular work hours. The person in this position will work from Reynolds campuses (not remotely).
Sensitive Position No
Job Description

Reynolds is one of the largest community colleges in Virginia and serves Virginia’s capital city and five nearby counties. Annually, our four campus sites serve approximately 13,000 credit students and provide training for 7,400 students through the Community College Workforce Alliance. Reynolds is committed to hiring and retaining a racially diverse, culturally competent staff at all levels of the organization who reflect the demographics of our students. We also believe in providing an ongoing investment in our faculty and staff to deepen their skills and competencies to serve the full range of our student population.
General Description
Reynolds Community College is in the second year of implementing its Strategic Direction entitled It’s a New Day . A key focus area is teaching and learning, which prepares students for high demand career and transfer pathways. Reporting directly to the Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) will be a motivating leader who advances the use of evidence-based pedagogical practices and is innovative in enhancing teaching effectiveness to support students as they learn, persist, succeed, graduate, and ultimately, thrive. The Director will provide visionary leadership and direction by supporting full-time and adjunct faculty in their roles as educators and will work diligently to move the institution forward to achieve its strategic priorities related to student success, innovations in teaching and learning, and creating an inclusive teaching community.
The Director of CETL will lead efforts to develop and strengthen these activities through structured programming that emphasizes instructional quality, teaching consultations, grant opportunities, and other programming for teaching enhancement. The Director serves as a conduit to state-of-the-art practices in teaching and learning, and functions as a catalyst at Reynolds to advance excellence in teaching and learning.
Essential Job Functions

  • Lead collaborative efforts with college faculty, the Office of Academic Affairs, and other key divisions to create, implement, and evaluate a continuous professional learning model for faculty.
  • Provide one-on-one and group teaching consultations focused on continual growth in individual teaching practice.
  • Lead efforts to develop and implement a comprehensive faculty onboarding plan designed to support new faculty (full-time and adjunct) with a variety of backgrounds by providing orientation to best teaching practices, access to faculty resources, and introducing them to a community of teaching practitioners at the college.
  • Coordinate and enhance existing and contemporary academic practices, including efforts to support the creation and use of open educational resources, inclusive pedagogy trainings, quality hyflex instruction, and shortened semesters.
  • Act as an advocate for teaching and learning, articulating its importance for the success of Reynolds.
  • Develop innovative projects that enhance teaching practices to positively impact student success.
  • Work individually and collaboratively with CETL staff, faculty, and other divisions across campus to secure internal and external funding for projects that seek to improve student outcomes by enhancing instructional or institutional practices.
  • Evaluate the efficacy of CETL programs and their impact on student learning in consultation with the Associate Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness.
  • Provide direct supervision and leadership to professional staff within CETL and actively manage the CETL budget.
  • In collaboration with the Office of Academic Affairs, prepare an annual report of CETL programs, activities, effectiveness, challenges, and opportunities for growth.
  • Represent the college at local, regional, and national meetings and events and make presentations to stakeholders.
  • Participate in professional development to include programming related to future market and educational trends in higher education, leadership programs and other programs to expand knowledge base.
  • Work closely with faculty to develop more instructionally sound courses and ensuring compliance with all federal, state and college requirements. Support faculty in the use of Universal Design, Quality Matters, and ACUE standards.
  • Work closely with the college’s Department of Technology to test, document, demonstrate, and recommend effective learning technologies, tools and other applications for course development.
  • Organize services and resources related to teaching enhancement for all faculty so that these resources are available and accessible to campus constituents.
  • Serve on college teams, committees, task forces, etc. as requested.

Special Assignments

May be required to perform other duties as assigned. May be required to assist the agency or state government generally in the event of an emergency declaration by the Governor.

KSA's/Required Qualifications
  • Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, preferably in curriculum design, instructional technology, online education, higher education leadership, adult learning, or a related field.
  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience as an instructional faculty member in higher education, including online instruction; teaching experience in community college strongly preferred.
  • Experience with instructional design to include experience designing, facilitating, and evaluating workshops, trainings and other group events that focus on positive teaching practices in varied learning modalities and contexts
  • Experience working with faculty from a range of disciplines through individual consultation focused on effective practices of teaching.
  • Considerable management and supervisory experience in higher education administration; leadership in a CETL context preferred.
  • Substantial educational training or documented work experience in educational development and student learning.
  • Experience administering multifaceted projects.
  • Leadership experience to include the direct management of people and fiscal resources.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with diverse campus and community groups, while meeting the needs of student and employee populations.
  • Demonstrated managerial, organizational, and problem-solving ability.
  • Knowledge of national emergent practices in higher education teaching and learning.
  • Knowledge and skills in the area of program evaluation.
  • Leadership experience and skills in conceiving and implementing new initiatives to enhance teaching and improve learning.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated skills in mentoring faculty and staff colleagues.
  • Excellent organizational and management skills.
  • Demonstrated effective communication in writing, public presentations, and individual or group consultations.
  • Ability to collaborate with faculty from all disciplines, including-interdisciplinary partnerships.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to successfully prioritize among multiple tasks and manage multiple projects on distinct timelines.

Operation of a State Vehicle No
Supervises Employees Yes
Required Travel
May be asked to conduct work at any of the college’s campuses or partner sites.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number FAC_839P
Recruitment Type General Public - G
Number of Vacancies 1
Position End Date (if temporary)
Job Open Date 01/05/2023
Job Close Date 02/06/2023
Open Until Filled No
Agency Website
Contact Name Emily Duncan, Recruitment Manager
Phone Number
Special Instructions to Applicants
For full consideration, the cover letter and curriculum vitae/resume must be received with the online application. Official transcripts will be required upon hire.
Additional Information
Background Check Statement Disclaimer

The selected candidate’s offer is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background investigation, which may include: fingerprint checks, local agency checks, employment verification, verification of education, credit checks (relevant to employment). Additionally, selected candidates may be required to complete the Commonwealth’s Statement of Economic Interest. For more information, please follow this link:

EEO Statement

The Virginia Community College System, an EEO employer, welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds and recognizes the benefits of a diverse workforce. Therefore, the VCCS is committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications. We prohibit discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disabilities, political affiliation, veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors.

ADA Statement

The VCCS is an EOE and Affirmative Action Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Acts (ADA and ADAAA), VCCS will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodation to applicants in need of access to the application, interviewing and selection processes.

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