Department Chair, Technology

Job Level
Academic position
Job Category
Department chair
  • Technology
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • All Areas of Technology

The Position

Title: Department Chair, Technology

Position Type: Full time

Requisition No: 24005

Category: Faculty

Supervisor: Dean of Learning and Instruction

Last Updated: August 2023

Job Purpose: The Department Chair, in collaboration with the Dean of Learning and Instruction, ensures the workforce relevancy, quality, and continuous improvement of Calbright’s Technology Programs.

Location: Remote, various locations throughout California

Salary Range: Faculty salary schedule placement (depending on qualification and education) + 15% $90,329.05 - $124,486.35

The first review of the applications shall occur approximately on 09/12/2023

Position Overview

The Department Chair position supports Calbright College’s mission of offering competency-based programs for the adult learner through high-impact andrological practices in online, skills-based curriculum and assessment. The Department Chair, in collaboration with the Dean of Learning and Instruction, ensures the workforce relevancy, quality, and continuous improvement of Technology Programs. The Department Chair will provide domain-level leadership to cross-functional faculty teams, have in-depth knowledge of workforce related outcomes, and be responsible for student success and program performance outcomes.

The Department Chair must be skillful in understanding industry needs, skill-based curriculum planning and analysis, faculty development, data gathering and reporting, and developing internal and external relationships. The Department Chair will work with cross-functional leadership to help establish operational objectives and to positively impact student outcomes, program quality, and enrollment growth within the discipline programs.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

The duties below are representative of the role and are not intended to cover all of the duties performed within the scope of work.

  • Leads program-level weekly, monthly, quarterly, and ad hoc meetings to review program quality, continuous improvement, and student success metrics and data.
  • Ensures program initiatives and decisions are aligned with and serve Calbright’s mission and vision.
  • Teaches in the appropriate and approved discipline
  • Partner with cross-functional teams to design, develop, and improve the student experience using an equity-centered design approach.
  • Reviews and monitors student and course feedback to ensure the student voice is represented and provides recommendations for content and program improvement.
  • Leads with a data-informed mindset to validate quality, analyze student outcomes data, and contribute to trend analysis and metric tracking across programs.
  • Works with cross-functional teams to ensure program outcomes, assessment measures, and course content is rigorous, responsive, and relevant to workforce skills and needs.
  • Ensure full time and part time faculty are prepared to support pilot launch and implementation of all programs and set requirements for quality and effective engagement.
  • Implement processes and systems that will support program quality review leading to student success through cross-functional teams across multiple departments.
  • Participates in ongoing involvement in external professional, regulatory, and/or accreditation organizations and professional certifications including but not limited to Department Workforce Advisory Boards.
  • Selects subject matter experts (external professionals) to serve on curriculum and program development projects.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned that support the objective of the position.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • In-depth knowledge in one or more department program areas
  • Knowledge of and commitment to competency-based education and assessment first design
  • Knowledge of program review processes, outcomes assessment, and key program performance metrics
  • Working knowledge of program development/design and performance metrics.
  • Collaboration and ability to work across teams toward a unified goal
  • Effective communicator and resolution oriented towards students if/as appropriate within the program(s).
  • Effectively communicates and collaborates with fellow faculty members within and across disciplines and programs.
  • An innovative and student centric thought leader in discipline and industry practice
  • Capable of leading and promoting change management.
  • Demonstrate understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, staff and faculty.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Baccalaureate degree in one or more Technology discipline areas and 3 years of industry experience.
  • Remains current in the discipline area, holding relevant certifications as appropriate.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with skill-based or competency-based curriculum.
  • Knowledge of adult learning theory or online teaching experience.
  • A combination of three years of increasingly responsible experience in learning and instruction, including two years of administrative and supervisory responsibility in learning and instruction.

Working Conditions and Travel

  • Calbright College is a statewide online college where all instruction and support are done via various online technologies both in person and remotely. Calbright College has administrative offices in Sacramento available for use. When working remotely, employees should be able and willing to use digital communication tools as used by the college, and have the ability to work on a computer for extended periods of time.
  • Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.
  • The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in Calbright College policies, procedures, and Title IX.
  • Calbright College celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing Calbright College’s strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.
  • Requires the ability to function in a remote online instructional environment performing work of primarily a sedentary nature. Requires the ability to use hearing and speech to make presentations to groups and carry on conversations over the phone and in-person. Requires speaking skills to communicate with staff and students in one-on-one and small group settings, on the phone, and to distinguish sound prompts from various types of equipment. Requires near visual acuity to read printed materials and computer screens. Requires sufficient hand/arm/finger dexterity to retrieve work materials, operate a personal computer keyboard, and operate standard office equipment. Requires the ability to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Work is performed indoors where minimal safety considerations exist.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Calbright College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, veteran status, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Calbright College complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.