Coordinator, Information Technology (IT) Pathway
The mission of Laramie County Community College is to transform our students' lives through the power of inspired learning. Our over-arching goal is that our accomplishments as a community college will distinguish LCCC from others in the nation, in turn benefiting our communities and bringing pride to the Great State of Wyoming. Our core values include Passion, Authenticity, and the Desire to Make a Difference.
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Job Summary: Core responsibilities of this position include:
The Pathway Coordinator is a full-time, benefited, position with a Category C/Level 5 Faculty assignment (206 duty days per academic year.) This position is the academic leader with primary responsibility for the direction of the assigned Pathway. This responsibility includes specific requirements for the administration, assessment/evaluation, student support, community outreach, and maintenance of internal and external partnerships as they pertain to the Pathway.
Serving as a manager, collaborator, and teacher, the Coordinator leads the assigned Pathway to promote student success and advance the College’s mission and values. The primary responsibilities of the Pathway Coordinator include but are not limited to: Overall coordination of the Pathway as a community of interest; oversight and management of the Pathway-specific degree program; coordination and instruction of Pathway-specific student success courses; collaboration, support, and facilitation of Essential Student Experiences program requirements.
LCCC in its strategic plan has identified important Core Values and Aspirational Values, which are inherent in the cultural fabric of the College. The person fulfilling this role is expected to bear these qualities and advocate for them. http://lccc.wy.edu/StrategicPlan/index.aspx#goal1
This position is contingent upon the budget approval for FY 22-23
Other tasks may be assigned based on contemporary institutional need.
The Pathway Coordinator performs all of the indicated functions and other duties as directed by the School Dean, Vice President of Academic Affairs, or the President or designee. This position has a highly collaborative relationship with multiple campus departments and personnel including Faculty, Pathway Advisor, Pathway Mentor, academic and other key staff, and students.
Benefits: For full listing of benefits, visit LCCC Benefits.
Compensation: This is a Faculty 5, 11-month position, salary placement $75,346.
Priority Screening Date: Position is open until filled. For full consideration, please apply by June 30th, 2022.
Starting Date: As soon after hiring process as practical. Tentative start date: August 2nd, 2022.
For information about Cheyenne, visit http://www.lccc.cc.wy.us/about/welcome
For additional information about the Guided Pathways, visit http://lccc.wy.edu/guidedPathways/
Essential Functions: To perform successfully in this position, an individual must be able to perform essential duties satisfactorily as well as possess education/experience, employ the knowledge, skills, and abilities as listed in representative fashion; reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions – this position is Exempt, i.e., is not eligible for compensatory or overtime pay provisions of the FLSA. This listing of essential duties is not all-inclusive, but representative; other duties may be assigned.
Pathway Administration Functions
The Pathway Coordinator is charged with the administration of an individual Pathway within a specific school. While this position is classified as faculty, much of the responsibilities pertain to the overall management of an individual Pathway. Specifically, the Pathway Coordinator builds community within the Pathway and works with students, faculty, support staff, and community/industry representatives to provide the best opportunity for student success. Responsibilities with this administrative function of the role include the following:
Pathway Coordination Responsibilities
- Serve as the primary representative on behalf of the Pathway to internal and external groups/stakeholders.
- Coordinate and facilitate the meetings and work of the specific Pathway Leadership Team (Dean, Pathway Coordinator, Pathway Advisor, Lead Mentor).
- Establish, maintain, and coordinate the activities of a Pathway Advisory Committee that includes a diversity of both internal and external stakeholders and subject matter experts.
- Facilitate and/or coordinate communication on behalf of the specific Pathway, internally and externally as needed (e.g., through social media, for recruitment/promotion, to stakeholders, etc.)
- Deploy strategies to foster the development of relationships between students and other individuals (e.g., faculty, LCCC resources, community and business members, etc.) through collaborative efforts.
- In collaboration with the other student support individuals (e.g. Advisors, Mentors, faculty within the Pathway, etc.), monitor the progress of students within the Pathway and intervene as necessary to promote student success, completion, and transition.
- Conduct strategic and operational planning as necessary, to include continuous improvement activities.
- Organize Pathways-related events and activities that develop community, build relationships, and helps students persist and succeed.
Essential Student Experiences Responsibilities
In collaboration with Pathway faculty and students provide opportunities for students to have experiences that result in collaboration/relationships, immersion, and the synthesis and application of their learning.
Pathway Degree Program Management
- Manage and oversee the Pathway Degree curriculum as necessary to ensure an effective, efficient, and relevant program as it pertains to student success and in alignment with the Guided Pathways principles.
- Ensure that subject experts and industry partners are vetting the curriculum on a regular basis.
- Facilitate curriculum changes in the program including transfer agreements; coordinate with discrete program faculty/directors to ensure transparent choice points and smooth transitions for students.
- Ensure ease of use, alignment, student transition between Pathway degree and other named programs in a Pathway assuring the pathway degree maintains aligned choice points.
- Serve as the primary lead on the assessment of student learning for the Pathway degree competencies and traits and collaborate with discrete program faculty/directors as necessary on course-level assessment for discipline specific courses offered within the Pathway.
- Serve as the primary lead on the five-year program review for the Pathway degree.
Pathway College Success Course Responsibilities
- Serve as the primary lead in the contextualization and tailoring of Pathway-specific STRT courses.
- Oversee the delivery of Pathway-specific STRT courses in accordance with LCCC STRT 1000 design standards and in collaboration with internal and external Pathway stakeholders.
- Represent the Pathway in institution-wide STRT curriculum review, planning, and improvement processes, for both the Pathway-specific STRT or at the design-standard level institution-wide.
- In collaboration with the Assistant Dean, VPAA Office, help identify, assign, and certify (through training) other STRT 1000 faculty to deliver the Pathway-specific STRT courses.
- In collaboration with the Assistant Dean, VPAA Office, assist in the evaluation of STRT faculty teaching within the specific Pathway and assessment of student outcomes in Pathway-specific STRT courses.
- Coordinate with the Assistant Dean, VPAA Office, career services, and other resources (i.e. industry and community partners) to create/update Pathways-specific career modules for STRT courses.
Pathway Faculty Function
Pathway Coordinators are faculty, and as such they have expectations for the fulfillment of instructional responsibilities associated with their role, as well as the requirement to demonstrate the behavioral competencies expected of all LCCC faculty. These functional and behavioral responsibilities include teaching 12 credits per year, prioritized as Pathway-specific STRT 1000 (some teaching may be general STRT or other 1000-level courses within the Pathway) as detailed below:
Teaching and Learning
In fulfilling the teaching responsibilities of this position, employ student-centered teaching practices coupled with the development and use of appropriate and current educational materials to maximize student engagement and success, as well as supporting different perspectives and engaging the diversity of students in the classroom toward educational and democratic ends.
- Provide student-centered instruction to maximize student engagement and success
- Implement effective classroom technologies and technology innovation in instructional practice
- Employ methods that develop student understanding of the values, practice, and procedures within a discipline
- Evaluate student engagement and success through formative and summative assessment to improve teaching and learning
- Utilize high-impact teaching practices
- Engage students in interdisciplinary practices to develop 21st century learners
- Foster student engagement through inspired learning
- Provide a learning environment that promotes respect and rapport, and values difference
- Support diverse learners
- Demonstrate social competence
Apply competency-based design to the development of curriculum, specifically STRT 1000 courses and the Pathway Degree Program. Engage with colleagues at the course, program, and institutional level with the aim of continuous improvement.
- Engage with peers and internal and external stakeholders to improve student learning
- Maintain and adapt curriculum that is current, effective, and relevant to establish learning competencies
- Gather data on student learning to assess student achievement of learning competencies
- Articulate measurable, student-centered learning competencies
- Use competency-based design strategy to develop courses
- Analyze data for continuous improvement
- Assist in design, implementation, and review of academic programs aligned with current or emerging community, state, or national needs
Professionalism and Service
Serve the institution by collaborating and actively reflecting on responsibilities to positively contribute to one’s discipline, Pathway, the College, and the greater community.
- Embody the values, ethics, and behavior codes of LCCC and within one’s discipline
- Engage in expanding institutional connections
- Engage in professional development
- Actively contribute to the College and one’s Pathway, department, or discipline
- Demonstrate effective communication in professional and academic venues
- Display commitment to the profession
Nonessential Functions: An employee in this position may perform some of these responsibilities on an infrequent basis.
- Assist in the development and management of annual budgets when appropriate
- As required, attend and assist with college, division, program, and professional trainings, events, projects and meetings; may require overnight travel
- Solicits feedback and implements suggestions from students and peers
- Provides collegial assistance and mentoring for new faculty within discipline area
- Full participation in the Faculty Academy
- Facilitate partnerships with industry and community partners.
- Assists in the design and implementation of academic programs aligned with current or emerging community, state, or national needs, as appropriate
- Assists the College in local, state, regional, or national projects and programs, board, or groups when appropriate
- Keeps informed of current trends and new approaches to instruction via professional development activities
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Professional Knowledge and ability within the discipline of assigned instruction
- Ability to continuously monitor and research changes in the industry and field of study and to adapt program offerings to meet these standards
- Ability to work in an environment of collaboration, cooperation, sensitivity and confidentiality in working with students, colleagues and
- Ability to represent the college at appropriate meetings and planning sessions as they relate to the assigned area of responsibility
- Ability to develop and facilitate partnerships with industry and community stakeholders
- Skill in applying the appropriate teaching techniques and methods in classroom and/or online instruction
- Ability teach course content that is consistent with the official course outline of record and use pertinent course materials at an appropriate level
- Ability to establish a student-instructor relationship conducive to learning and promote active involvement of students in learning activities
- Advanced working knowledge and ability with personal computing applications – specifically Microsoft Office Suite (e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint), Adobe products (e.g., Reader, Professional), as well as database management systems
- Ability to read and interpret instructions in oral, written, or diagrammatical form (e.g., a flow chart of a process). Ability to read, interpret and consider possible applications of business literature and legal documents
- Skills and abilities to perform as an organized, self-starter, and able to handle expeditiously, accurately, and confidentially the rapid receipt of communications from all sources—written, email, voice mail, one-on-one with attention to detail; able to act on own initiative while exercising reasonable judgment
- Ability to deal effectively and professionally with people; proven capabilities in establishing appropriate professional rapport, with courtesy and tact, to accurately determine other’s needs, collect necessary information, and follow-through when requested
- Knowledge of basic office equipment including (but not limited to) personal computer and associated peripherals, multi-line telephone, voice recorders, and other electronic devices
- Demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
- Ability to travel between the college and outreach sites and overnight travel for conferences
Physical/Mental Demands: (The physical demands and work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential functions of this position and/or may be encountered while performing essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
- To successfully perform the essential functions of this position, an employee must be able to maintain appropriate composure and necessary confidentiality with regard to both past and current employee, student, and donor data; documents; issues; etc., and respect privacy needs of employees, students, donors
- The ability to comply with highly inflexible deadlines is required to successfully perform the essential functions of this position; there will be multiple occurrences of sudden, urgent task completion required
- While performing the essential functions of this position a variable work schedule may be required including long work days, evenings, and weekends as needed
- There may be occurrences of interacting with employees and/or students, past employees and/or students, members of the general public, and others who express opinions, may exhibit strong emotions, which will require the employee to interact professionally, diplomatically, and appropriately in such situations.
- While performing the essential duties of this position, an employee would frequently be required to move around the assigned work areas as well as within hallways, meeting rooms, and other parts of the campus facilities.
- There may be multiple/daily instances of prolonged sitting, standing, and personal computer use, which would include keyboard and/or mouse usage as well as viewing a computer monitor
- An employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 15 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds to perform essential position functions. Lifts exceeding 50 pounds require a team lift technique.
- Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus
- The overall work environment requires the mental ability to shift focal point quickly due to interruptions; an employee must be able to mentally track multiple projects and tasking as well
- The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate; however, there may be unexpected instances of somewhat loud sounds
NOTE: This position description is a general description; it is not intended as an employment contract, nor is it intended to describe all duties someone in this position may perform. All employees of the College are expected to perform other tasks as assigned by their respective supervisor/manager regardless of job title or routine job duties.
- Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, in a related field to the Pathway
- 2 years of teaching experience at the post-secondary level, or 2 years of experience working in education, field or industry related to the Pathway
- Demonstrated experience with the planning and coordination of events and activities that bring numerous, diverse individuals and groups together in an interactive format
- Demonstrated experience deploying effective communication strategies to motivate and encourage individuals to act or engage
- Doctorate degree from a regionally accredited institution; preferably in a field related to the Pathway
- 3 years of experience coordinating or managing programs, faculty and/or staff in a community college setting
- 3 years of experience teaching in an accredited community college setting
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