SALARY: $5,934.00 - $7,064.25 Monthly
$71,208.00 - $84,771.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: 06/27/19
CLOSING DATE: 07/22/19 05:00 PM PST
The mission of Pierce College is to create quality educational opportunities for a diverse community of learners to thrive in an evolving world.
Recognized by the Aspen Institute as one of the Top 5 community colleges in the nation, Pierce College is an innovative and equity-focused community college dedicated to helping all students achieve their academic and professional goals.
The Manager for Employee Learning and Development (ELAD) provides operational and management expertise for both Employee Learning and Development (ELAD) and eLearning by developing and overseeing projects and processes in support of "high impact" practices that provide an unparalleled work experience, resulting in consistently successful outcomes that support Pierce College's vision and mission.
This position adds value by expanding the quality, diversity, and number of professional development opportunities available at Pierce College. As an advocate of innovative and effective teaching and staff professional development strategies, the ELAD Manager leads and inspires faculty, staff, and other groups to improve student success and services across the institution.
About the District: The college enjoys a strong presence in the community and participates in numerous partnerships with business, community, government, and educational organizations.
Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom - Located on a beautiful 140-acre site with views of Mount Rainier and recreational Waughop Lake, the campus enjoys modern facilities that include state-of-the-art teaching and learning spaces; an immersive, full-dome digital planetarium; child development center; and a health education center.
Pierce College at Puyallup - Located on a luscious site with 125 acres of wooded land including modern facilities and beautiful hideaways.
Campus Views:
Management and Leadership:
  • Works with the Director of Employee Engagement, Learning and Development (ELAD) and assesses, develops, implements and oversees the strategic plan and direction of ELAD programming in alignments with Pierce College's institutional mission and strategic plan.
  • Provides management for the coordination and implementation of professional development programs at Pierce College; determines developmental tactics and programs to improve individual and organizational performance among faculty and staff members.
  • Provides management for ELAD and eLearning integrated operations; coordinates with eLearning Teaching and Learning Technologist on issues related to district LMS (Canvas).
  • Partners and collaborates with various institutional programs and departments to provide professional development opportunities in support of practices centered on student learning and success; facilitates ongoing access to professional development opportunities to faculty and staff in order to increase awareness and knowledge around student career pathways; ensures coordinated learning opportunities for faculty and staff are focused on data-driven decision making.
  • Stays abreast on emerging literature, research, and approaches on teaching and learning; networks locally and nationally with other Centers for Teaching and Learning and/or Centers for Professional Development at the community college level; actively participates as presenter or attendee at local and national conferences and/or workshops that involve range of issues related to professional development; leads campus collaborations in the scholarship of teaching and learning.
  • In collaboration with the Director of Employee Engagement, Learning and development and the Teaching and Learning Technologist, establishes and maintains the ELAD department guidelines, process and operational procedures.

Program Supervision and Development:
  • Supervises ELAD and eLearning professional staff, including overseeing day-to-day operations, assigning duties, monitoring and assessing progress, conducting annual performance evaluations, and ensuring staff professional development; meets regularly with eLearning Director of Employee Engagement, Learning and development and Teaching and Learning Technologist to coordinate and prioritize the work.
  • Assigns and supervises the work of others on a project basis, including faculty contracted for special projects, hourly employees, and student workers.
  • Provides input to the Director of Employee Engagement, Learning and Development about ELAD and eLearning budgets; provides input about regarding requests funding for facilities, equipment, and resources as part of the institutional budget process.
  • Participates in local, state and national eLearning councils (ie: SBCTC eLearning Council, eLearning Academic Council –eLAC) to inform Pierce College's eLearning practices, policies and procedures.

Facilitation and Coordination:
  • Oversees, coordinates, and facilitates a variety of workshops and/or trainings designed to improve the use of technology enhanced teaching and learning to increase innovative instruction and support "high intentional" practices centered on student engagement and success.
  • Coordinates with faculty and staff leadership and/or committees to develop trainings that promote professional development and student engagement; acts as primary liaison for the Faculty In-Service Committee and for the Classified Staff Training and Development Committee.
  • Coordinates eLearning professional development related to teaching and learning in online and hybrid classroom environments; works with Teaching and Learning Technologist on Learning Management System (LMS) and modality related projects issues and concerns.
  • Ensures that faculty meet the qualifications and preparedness to teach online and hybrid courses in accordance with the faculty contract.
  • Facilitates All District Day coordination under the guidance of the ELAD Director and in conjunction with all the members of the ELAD Team.
  • Coordinates with academic and student support services leadership (including, but not limited to, Library, Military Programs, Service-Learning, Student Life, IT, MarCom) to develop programs and trainings that promote professional development and student engagement.

  • Fosters effective communication strategies and systems regarding professional development opportunities among Pierce College employees.
  • Oversees unified communication channels for professional development resources, including, but not limited to, maintenance of the ELAD web page, the ELAD annual calendar, and systematic electronic and written correspondences (ie; ELAD News Digest).
Required Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in Curriculum & instruction, Faculty Development, Instructional Design or related field OR a Bachelor's degree with two (2) or more years' experience in a Teaching and Learning Center or in a professional development role.
  • Teaching experience with various instructional modalities and adult teaching methods.
  • A knowledge base of outcomes-based curricula design and program development, assessment of learning outcomes, student-centered teaching and learning theories, and technology-enhanced teaching and learning.
  • Demonstrated ability to design and deliver training for a professional-level audience, including excellent presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise mature judgment in all matters related to faculty development activities and training; exhibit patience and persistence in introducing pedagogical content knowledge; and demonstrate skill in meeting the needs of the faculty and staff who work with students in a variety of teaching and learning environments.
  • Demonstrated successful background in project management, execution of change management strategies, and talent management practices and processes, preferably in a higher education setting.
  • Knowledge of best practices in program development, planning, evaluation, and review with the ability to produce new, imaginative, and innovative solutions different from traditional approaches.
  • Experience in coaching, motivating and providing training for employees and colleagues.
  • Effective experience in supervising professional staff and promoting their professional development.
  • Demonstrated ability to build consensus and lead teams in order to achieve outcomes.
  • Proven results in building and managing relationships with administrators, faculty, and staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop needs assessment tools, analyze data, and present findings.
  • Demonstrated success in working with diverse learner populations.
  • Knowledge of Learning Management Systems and related tools.
  • Utilization of LMS and integrated technology.
  • Familiar with Quality Matters and /or Quality Assurance standards and structure.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Works with others and provides leadership to implement the equity, diversity, and inclusion commitments of the organization.
  • The ability to concisely and effectively interact with other individuals as well as internal and external organizations.
  • Demonstrates trust in, sensitivity to, and mutual respect of others.
  • Resolves confrontations, disagreements, and complaints in a constructive manner.
  • Demonstrates support for the organization's commitment to mission fulfillment
  • Demonstrates openness to new organizational structures, procedures, policies, and technology.
  • Approaches a complex task or problem by breaking it down into its component parts and considering each part in detail.
  • Identifies and negotiates solutions that benefit all parties involved in a situation.

Application Requirements:

  • To be considered for this position, applicants must:
  • Meet the required qualifications as outlined in this announcement.
  • Complete the online application profile at
  • Apply for the specific job opening.
  • Upload (attach) a cover letter that addresses how you meet the required qualifications as outlined in this announcement. At Pierce College, we value culturally responsive and compassionate individuals who bridge diverse backgrounds and perspectives in support of academic equity and excellence. In your cover letter, please address how you will support the mission of Pierce College to create quality educational opportunities for a diverse community of learners to thrive in an evolving world. Please include in your response how your previous education and/or professional experience contribute to your effectiveness in promoting a climate of student success for a diverse community of learners. (Cover Letter)
  • Upload (attach) detailed résumé of all educational and professional experience. (Résumé)
  • Transcripts are not required in order to apply for this position, however, if you are selected for an interview, you will be asked to bring copies of unofficial transcripts showing completion of the required level of education. Please upload current copies of your transcripts, if available. Unofficial copies of all college and university transcripts must include degree received and confer date. International transcripts must include a foreign transcript evaluation. For a list of approved credential evaluation services visit: (Unofficial transcripts acceptable for application process; official transcripts required upon hire). (Transcripts)
  • Upload (attach) a list of at least two professional references with names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses. Letters of recommendation will not be accepted. (References)
  • Provide a response to the following question (Supplemental Questions):
1. How does your own identity impact your work with a diverse staff and student body?
  • Special Note: To ensure consideration, application materials should be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.

Terms of Employment:
This is a full-time (40 hours per week) administrative exempt position with Pierce College District. The primary work location will be at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom campus but occasional travel to Pierce College campuses or sites will occur. Work hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (scheduled hours may vary), with occasional evenings and weekends as required. All positions may be subject to reassignment between campuses or sites.
Salary & Benefits:
The starting salary range for this position is $71,208.00 to 84,771.00 annually, dependent upon qualifications. However, your paycheck is just part of the total compensation package. There is an outstanding benefits package which is worth an additional value equivalent to about 30% of your salary. A comprehensive health care benefits package for you and your dependents includes medical, dental and vision insurance. Life and long-term disability insurance plans; vacation, sick and personal leave; reduced tuition; and retirement benefits are also provided. For more information, please visit our Benefits and Leave website at:

Physical Work Environment:

This position is required to work indoors in an office environment. Frequent travel between campuses and occasional travel to external event venues will occur.

Reasonable Accommodation:
Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the application and employment process will be accommodated to the extent reasonably possible. Requests should be made to the District Human Resources Office by calling 253-964-7342.Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing may dial 711 to place a call through Washington Relay, the state's free telecommunication access service.

Screening & Interview Process:
Only those candidates who have complied with the application process and meet the required qualifications will be considered. Following the review of application materials, the most qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. Check the email account you used for the application process for communication regarding the status of your application. Application materials submitted to Pierce College are the property of the College and will not be returned.
Conditions of Employment:

  • An offer of employment will not carry with it any responsibility or obligation on the part of the District to sponsor an H-1B visa. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, proof of authorization to work in the United States will be required at the time of hire.
  • Pierce College has adopted a Drug Free Workplace policy. As a condition of employment, employees must agree to abide by the requirements established in that policy.

Equal Opportunity:
The Pierce College District is an equal opportunity employer.The Board of Trustees and Pierce College District are committed to providing equal opportunity and will not discriminate in terms and conditions of employment and personnel practices. Decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, age, perceived or actual physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or use of a trained guide dog or service animal.
For more information about this position or assistance regarding your application, contact Human Resources at: [email protected].
Questions regarding equal employment opportunities or discrimination may be directed to the following:
Holly Gorski, Vice President for Human Resources/Title IX Coordinator
9401 Farwest Drive SW
Lakewood, Washington 98498
(253) 964-6519
Paula Henson-Williams, District Affirmative Action Officer
(253) 864-3229

Manager for Employee Learning and Development Supplemental Questionnaire
*1.How does your own identity impact your work with a diverse staff and student body? Please limit your response to a maximum of 500 words.

* Required Question