Teaching and Learning Specialist
SF State University
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Center for Equity and Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CEETL)
This is a one-year probationary position.
Anticipated Hiring Range
$6,822.00 per month ($81,864.00 annually)
Salary is commensurate with experience.
Within the Center for Equity and Excellence in Teaching and Learning, the Teaching and Learning Specialist is responsible for ensuring CEETL’s faculty development curriculum is relevant, current and effective in improving teaching and learning in support of student success. This position requires experience in qualitative and quantitative-based research in order to provide customer support to senior level management, departments, and faculty that includes, but is not limited to, generating reports, program development activities, routine data maintenance, data backups, troubleshooting, systems training, and statistical testing. In communication & collaboration with, and in support of a rotating CEETL Faculty Directors and Fellows, this position uses rigorous, evidence-based methods to assess faculty development offerings across the CEETL curriculum, identifying gaps, strengths and opportunities; applies inclusive, equity-minded instructional design strategies to develop robust faculty development offerings that promote high-impact, innovative and evidence-based teaching and learning experiences in all teaching modalities; and assesses the impact of the CEETL curriculum student learning and overall success, implementing continuous improvement processes in response. Work in collaboration with faculty and academic units to actively pursue and encourage projects that improve classroom experiences for students.
- Lead and improve CEETL’s current professional development offerings: New Faculty Orientation for Tenure Track Faculty, Lecturer Faculty Learning Community, University Retreat, Teaching Institute, and Faculty Awards using familiarity with industry best practices to apply inclusive, equity-minded, and socially just strategies adaptable to all teaching modalities.
- Develop a robust portfolio of CEETL faculty development programs and resource offerings based on emerging needs and the changing landscape of higher education by identifying, applying and adapting the latest research methodologies and open source solutions, providing direction to team members as needed.
- Work in collaboration with faculty and academic units to actively pursue and encourage projects that improve classroom experiences for students.
- Act as point of contact to the assessment of CEETL’s professional development programs through utilizating current literature and engagement with the teaching and learning communities across the California State University (CSU).
- Use statistical modeling and data analytics to develop comprehensive reports and authored publications, and present the results.
- Deliver curated content by researching, evaluating, and applying tested instructional design theories, practice and methods.
- Work with subject matter experts to conduct needs assessment and analysis to identify customized teaching development needs as appropriate for each target audience and critical success factors, monitoring gradual maturity and curriculum improvements.
Consultation & Advising:
- Provide in-person and virtual consultation with individuals, departments and colleges on high impact, innovative and evidence-based teaching and learning approaches to increase student success, especially as they relate to justice, equity, diversity and inclusion.
- Respond to all inquires related to teaching and learning, such as course design, learning assessment, inclusive teaching practices, student engagement activities, etc.
- Represent CEETL on several campus and CSU committees
- Pull and organize data on DFW rates to consult with faculty and departments about what can and cannot be inferred from the data to facilitate best practices in teaching, course design, and professional development within departments
Other duties as assigned
Entry to this classification requires general knowledge and skills in the applicable administrative and/or program field with a foundational knowledge of public administration principles, practices, and methods. This foundation would normally be obtained through a bachelor's degree and/or equivalent training and administrative work experience involving study, analysis, and/or evaluation leading to the development or improvement of administrative policies, procedures, practices, or programs.
- Under general direction, performance of administrative and/or program leadership in a large and/or complex organizational unit with broad impact. Required to assess, formulate, and evaluate the impact of recommended or implemented policies from a strategic and operational perspective. Work requires regular participation in planning and development activities and, as required, independent determination of methods to meet programmatic or administrative goals.
- Influence over key objectives and longer term goals of an organizational unit and/or program with high visibility or broad impact within and outside the organization.
- Independent determination of approaches to project and priorities. Work is reviewed against overall goals and objectives, with full accountability for results.
- Use of appreciable judgment in the development of policies and procedures related to issues frequently not covered by existing policies and procedures. Precedents and policies to guide development activities may be available for reference.
- Use of appreciable ingenuity and innovation to conceive of new approaches and solutions to address complex problems and issues.
- Serve as the prime contact for the program, specialty, and/or organizational unit. May manage relationships with outside entities or agencies and manage sensitive information and situations.
- May oversee day-to-day program or organizational unit operations and provide lead work direction to other professional or administrative staff, with accountability for results.
- Thorough knowledge of and ability to apply extensive expertise to complex programs and/or administrative specialties, including pertinent laws and regulations.
- Demonstrated expertise in and advanced knowledge of the principles, problems, and methods of public and business administration and operational and fiscal management.
- Expertise in administrative survey techniques, operations and systems analysis, statistical and research methods, and the ability to interpret and evaluate results to develop sound conclusions and recommend new or revised policies.
- Ability to understand problems from a broad, interactive perspective and discern applicable underlying principles to conceive of and develop strategic solutions.
- Ability to work with representatives from public and private entities and handle potentially sensitive situations. Demonstrated consultative skills in working with internal and external constituent groups.
- Ability to effectively present ideas and concepts in written or presentation format and use consultative and facilitation skills to gain consensus.
Doctorate or equivalent experience preferred. Multimodal higher education teaching experience.
Experience developing and/or conducting formal faculty and student training and support programs related
to content sharing, engagement, and assessment. Prefer candidate with research and analysis related
fields. Knowledge of, and proficiency in, standard open-source and proprietary software applications used
at SF State, including Canvas (Moodle), CourseStream (Echo360), ePortfolios (Portfolium), Drupal, Adobe
Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, Power Point, Excel Pivots research databases and other educational
productivity and presentation programs.
Additional Core Competencies – embody the following competencies:
- Demonstrated commitment to Justice, Equity and Diversity.
- Commitment to collaboration and teamwork.
- Effective oral, written and nonverbal communication skills.
- Customer/Client Focus with an emphasis in problem solving and resolution.
- Personal effectiveness and credibility as demonstrated by interpersonal and professional confidence.
- Diversity and inclusion
- Advanced and comprehensive knowledge of teaching and learning approaches in face-to-face, hybrid and online environments. Advanced knowledge of high-impact, innovative, and evidence-based teaching and learning approaches that increase student success. Working knowledge of technology-enabled methods to support research and community service activities.
- Demonstrated experience leading projects and initiatives from feasibility to implementation phases, applying effective planning, resource allocation, time management methods, and work direction to others. Effective team building and conflict resolution strategies. Minimum 5 years experience teaching in higher education.
- Excellent interpersonal and public communication skills, including advanced listening, speaking, writing, presentation and organizational skills. Work proactively, and independently, on complex projects and work assignments. Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate with faculty and staff within and across disciplines. Minimum 2 years experience providing training and support to faculty and students in higher education environments.
Must be able to work on site 3 days per week. Open office environment and on-campus facilities will be the major venue for this position. May involve carrying or lifting equipment, which can also be pushed or pulled using a cart. Work schedule may change at times to ensure delivery of campus services, and the work week will be adjusted accordingly. Evening and weekend shifts may be required. May require some off-campus travel. In the interest of projecting a positive image to the constituents we serve, all employees must be professionally, neatly and appropriately attired for the work to be done.
This position requires the successful completion of a background check.
Eligibility to Work
Applicants must be able to provide proof of US Citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, within three business days from their date of hire.
Threaded through our Total Compensation package is a commitment to Bridging Life's Transitions. SF State is committed to providing our employees with a comprehensive program that rewards efforts that are appreciated by your colleagues, students and the customers we serve.
We offer a competitive compensation package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Pension, 401k, Healthcare Savings Account, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Vacation and Sick Leave as well as State Holidays and a dynamic Fee Waiver program, all geared towards the University's commitment to attract, motivate and retain our employee.
CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/ and questions may be sent to email@example.com.
Eligible and qualified on-campus applicants, currently in bargaining units 2, 5, 7, and 9 are given hiring preference.
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Thank you for your interest in employment with California State University (CSU). CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California. Because of this, CSU prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California with very limited exception. While this position may be eligible for occasional telework, all work is expected to be performed in the state of California, and this position is assigned to on-campus operations.
The Human Resources office is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and can be reached at (415) 338-1872.
Please note that this position, position requirements, application deadline and/or any other component of this position is subject to change or cancellation at any time.