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Human Resource Services
Director of the Learning Commons
Tracking Code: 10090DIR1
Work Type: Full-time
Salary: $62,000 to $65,000 annual gross
Beginning December 16, 2021, all PPCC employees must undergo weekly testing, unless they are fully vaccinated. Fully vaccinated individuals who uploaded documentation to PPCC’s voluntary vaccination registry are exempt from testing requirements, and no further action is required.
Student implementation begins January 17, 2022.
The PPCC current mask requirements remain in place at all campus locations.
Thirty percent of our student population at Pikes Peak Community College identify themselves as persons of color. Pikes Peak Community College is looking for applicants who are culturally competent and can demonstrate evidence, understanding, and a commitment to the concepts of diversity, multiculturalism, and their application in the workplace.
Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC) is committed to serving the good of the community. We do this by educating people. We provide open access to higher education and a high quality learning environment in which students can realize new opportunities and gain critical, 21st century skills they need to succeed in the workforce or in further education. Teaching people how to work effectively with others, across boundaries, is central to our mission.
This begins with welcoming and valuing people for who they are and for the unique contributions each person adds to our campus. It also requires our faculty, staff and students to encounter, explore and understand a broad range of ideas and cultures. Our community college mission is inseparable from the ever-increasing diversity in our society.
Diverse and inclusive learning and working environments promote a free and open exchange of ideas, improve critical thinking, civic engagement and leadership skills, and deepen empathy and respect for those unlike ourselves. Our campus is enriched by a variety of voices and experiences.
Attracting, hiring and retaining a highly engaged workforce that reflects and supports the diversity of our student body are of central importance to our work. Other essential factors are expanding and strengthening opportunities for students to learn and succeed through culturally responsive instruction and diversity-infused course offerings. We ensure that diversity represents a process of continual learning and improvement by developing, cultivating and sustaining an organizational culture based on mutual respect, inquiry and civility.
Please visit the College’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion site for additional information.
The Director of the Learning Commons provides direction for the Learning Commons (LC) by increasing collaborative operations between learning support services and library services; establishing policies and procedures; prioritizing and directing workflows; scheduling staff and service hours; overseeing immediate facility and maintenance needs; hiring, training and supervising LC staff; conducting regular meetings with staff; communicating directives and changes on policy and procedure; establishing an assessment plan for LC programs, evaluating reports, and directing appropriate programmatic modifications; allocating and monitoring LC budget; identifying potential funding sources for additional LC programs; collaborating with college administrators, faculty, staff and students.
Reports To: Associate Vice President for Academic Resources
- Completed Master’s degree from accredited institution OR completed bachelor’s degree with two years of professional level experience performing similar duties to those described for this position. Professional level experience is defined by the Colorado Division of Human Resources.
- Two years of demonstrated leadership and supervisory experience in an academic environment.
- Demonstrated experience developing and managing departmental budget.
- Demonstrated experience working with diverse student and staff populations.
- Demonstrated skill and knowledge in user/administrative functions of various academic technologies or tools, to include evaluation, selection, implementation, and maintenance as it relates to processes, efficiencies, and assessment of the work of the learning commons.
- Teaching or tutoring experience in higher education.
- Experience with library software, or other student learning resources, such as LibGuides, databases, chat, and integrated library management systems.
- Familiarity with learner support professional organizations such as NCLCA, CRLA, etc. including pursuing program or center certification and external review oversight or accreditation processes.
Salary range is firm $62,000.00 to $65,000.00 annual gross. For full consideration, all application materials must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, January 3, 2022. Applications accepted until position is filled.
Must be a State of Colorado resident or able to relocate to Colorado prior to first date of employment.
Application Instructions: Application must be submitted online. Incomplete applications may not receive full consideration. A complete application will include:
- Cover letter - Address the minimum and preferred qualifications in the order listed on the job announcement.
- Resume - Reflect experience, education, knowledge, skills, and abilities.
- Unofficial Transcripts - Unofficial transcripts for all degrees conferred. Official transcripts are required if hired for the position.
- Professional References - Provide names and contact information for three recent professional references who can address your expertise and background for this position.
This position may be eligible for a variety of employee benefits. Pikes Peak Community College participates in the Colorado Public Employees' Retirement Association (PERA) contribution rates.
Note: Prior submission of application materials will not be considered.
- Programmatic decision-making for the Learning Commons, including services offered, hours of operations, and service modalities. This includes ensuring collaboration between learning support services and library services, overseeing assessment plans, and aiding Assistant Directors in determining efficacy of existing programs as well as staying current with changes in academic technologies and alternative learning formats and methods to support teaching, learning, and tutoring to include advancements in library resources and services.
- Allocate and monitor budgets for Learning Commons services.
- Represent the Learning Commons internally and externally. Establish and maintain crucial partnerships with faculty, staff, and college administration, as well as other stakeholders to curate a broad and inclusive academic support structure and environment for all students. Serve on college committees. Participate in marketing of Academic Resources, including tutoring and library service.
- Hire, train, supervise, coach, and evaluate assigned staff. Encourage professional growth and individual certification of core staff.
- Keep current with issues and developments in academic libraries and tutoring centers by participating in professional organizations, attending appropriate workshops, seminars, etc.
General Duties, Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
- Cultural competence and demonstrated evidence, understanding, and commitment to the concepts of diversity, multiculturalism, and their application in the workplace.
- Maintain confidentiality while working effectively with all constituents.
- Supervise Learning Commons staff to include management, training, evaluating, developing, coaching, and time and leave reporting.
- Develop and implement a strategic plan for the Learning Commons that reflects the mission, vision, and goals of Academic Resources and the College.
- Adherence to college policies and procedures.
- The ability to work independently in a team environment.
- The ability to travel to multiple campuses to support faculty and staff.
- Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, faculty, students and the general public.
- Ability to develop and maintain good working relationships throughout the College and with all related College partners.
- Ability to demonstrate evidence and understanding of the concepts of diversity and multiculturalism and their application in the workplace.
- Knowledge of national tutoring trends.
- Knowledge of traditional and online delivery methods.
- In addition to the specific duties and responsibilities included herein, Pikes Peak Community College administrators are responsible for certain general duties and responsibilities listed in the Pikes Peak Community College Policy Manual and the Pikes Peak Community College Educational Procedures manual.
- All other duties as assigned by the Associate Vice President for Academic Resources, Vice President for Instructional Services, and/or the College President.
This job description reflects Pikes Peak Community College’s best effort to describe the essential duties and qualifications of the job. It is not an exhaustive statement of all the duties, responsibilities or qualifications of the job. This document is not intended to exclude an opportunity for modifications consistent with providing reasonable accommodation.
EEO Statement: Pikes Peak Community College is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act institution. We value diversity, strive for a more unified campus where all people are valued, treated fairly, and possess a sense of belonging. Pikes Peak Community College encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.
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