Business Full-Time Instructor/Entrepreneurship Center Coordinator
Business Full-Time Instructor/Entrepreneurship Center Coordinator
West Valley-Mission Community College District
Closing Date: 2/25/2021
West Valley College is currently accepting applications for a full-time, tenure-track instructor in the Business, Accounting, & Real Estate Department. This is a unique position in that 60% of the assignment will be devoted to teaching the courses that comprise the West Valley College entrepreneurship program and the other 40% will be focused on the continued development and coordination of the Entrepreneurship Center and program at West Valley College.
The successful candidate will be qualified to teach in a variety of subject matter areas in business. The subject matters may include, but are not limited to, Marketing, Small Business Start-up, Entrepreneurship, and others. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to teach both online and in person. The successful candidate is also expected to be flexible regarding the assignment of day and evening instruction.
The successful candidate will be required to lead the Entrepreneurship Center/program on campus. The West Valley College Entrepreneurship Center makes West Valley College one of the few California community colleges to offer students a comprehensive and innovative entrepreneurship learning center. This center provides multiple opportunities for all students from all backgrounds and disciplines to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to fulfill their dreams of entrepreneurship and independent business management leading to a career and lifetime of satisfaction and achievement. The successful candidate will also be expected to reach out and include under-represented students in the entrepreneurship program helping to close the achievement gap. The successful candidate will also be expected to collaborate with faculty members from all disciplines to develop avenues for all students to incorporate entrepreneurship into their education plans. The spirit of entrepreneurship reigns supreme in Silicon Valley and West Valley College will help ensure this leadership continues well into the future. In accordance with recently enacted legislation in California, the long term goal will be the establishment of a bachelor's degree in entrepreneurship at West Valley College.
Located just minutes from the heart of the Silicon Valley, West Valley College is in a beautiful park-like setting on 143 wooded acres. This physical environment enhances the existing warm and inviting collegiate learning environment. The Entrepreneurship Center is located in the recently renovated and beautiful Che building on campus and has state-of-the-art features that facilitate greater student success.
Applicants who possess the knowledge, skills, and life experiences to address the cultural and educational needs of a culturally diverse student population are encouraged to apply.
This is a full-time, 10-month, tenure-track faculty position that begins in Fall 2021. Responsibilities will also include coordination of the Entrepreneurship Center. Instructional assignments may include day and/or evening classes, Monday thru Saturday, as needed and rotate among the Business faculty. It is expected that over several semesters all levels of Business offered at the college will be taught. This position is represented by the West Valley-Mission Federation of Teachers (WVMFT / AFT Local 6554).
Work location: West Valley College, Saratoga, CA
Salary and Benefits:
Anticipated Hiring Range:
- $71,256 to $110,892 annually, based upon academic achievement, teaching and related experience (Academic Salary Schedule, Steps 1-9).
- Employer-contributed medical, dental and vision for employee, spouse and dependents.
- Employer paid long term disability for employee.
- Employer-provided life insurance.
- Sabbatical, Rejuvenation and Retraining Leaves.
- Banked leave provisions.
- Professional Growth and Development activities.
- 10 days sick leave accrued annually; personal necessity and catastrophic leave.
- Conference leaves.
- Opportunity for overload assignments.
- Cal STRS Retirement.
- Position is union affiliated.
1. Education - Possess one of the following:
- Master’s degree in business, business management, business administration, accountancy, finance, marketing, or business education; OR
- Bachelor’s degree in any of the above AND master’s degree in economics, personnel management, public administration, or JD or LL.B. degree; OR
- Bachelor’s degree in economics with a business emphasis AND master’s degree in personnel management, public administration, or JD or LL.B. degree; OR
- A valid California Community College Instructor’s Credential in Business; OR
- The equivalent of the above.
2. Understanding of, and sensitivity to the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:
Some of the responsibilities of the coordinator of this Entrepreneurship Center include, but are not limited to:
- The development and delivery of a strong and relevant curriculum to students and help embed this curriculum into other academic programs at the College, along with the development of relationships and articulation agreements with high schools.
- The establishment of an active advisory board that will not only help shape curriculum but will also be engaged in the Center through mentoring, speaking to groups of students and members of the community in a new facility dedicated to entrepreneurship, helping raise the funds to make the program and the facility part of West Valley’s brand and signature, and helping make use of social media to market the program so that it will grow and reach out to as many students as possible.
- Fulfill the role of the EIR (Entrepreneur in Residence) to help students develop ideas and write business plans that include vision and mission statements, marketing plans, financial plans, operational plans, management plans, and other aspects of launching and growing a new business.
- Drawing upon the resources of Silicon Valley to create a strong speaker series for entrepreneurship and small business management classes.
- Introducing students to appropriate contacts as needed to help them move their businesses to market.
- Administer the day-to-day operation of the Entrepreneurship Center. This includes opening and closing the center at the prescribed times, monitoring activities and behavior in the center, maintenance of the equipment in the center, and preparing the budget for the center which includes equipment and staffing needs.
- Ensuring the most effective use of the new facility dedicated to entrepreneurship utilizing creative tools for learning such as idea paint walls, a video conference center, a maker space, and other creative tools as they are developed.
- Developing and advising a student-driven Entrepreneurship Club to help create an entrepreneurial mindset in as many students as possible.
Instructional duties and assignments may consist of one or more of the following:
- Provide instruction for assigned courses. This includes preparation, in-class activities, evaluation of students’ work, consultation with students outside of class (scheduling time beyond normal office hours if necessary), ensuring regular effective student contact for Distance Education courses, maintenance of currency in the subjects taught and other efforts related to the teaching of the assigned classes, and participate in the process of SLO assessment and evaluation and use the results of these assessments in the process of continuously improving student learning.
- Maintain accurate class and other records.
- Submit, when due, all necessary reports, such as attendance, grade reports, rosters, class and office schedules.
- File a syllabus for each course with the appropriate division offices.
- Post and maintain office hours each week.
- Provide each student with a current course syllabus as required by Title 5, which includes SLOs, classroom procedures, requirements and grading policies and provide a copy to the Division Office.
- Refer students to appropriate college resources.
*Administer the day-to-day operation of the Entrepreneurship Center. This includes opening and closing the center at the prescribed times, monitoring activities and behavior in the center, maintenance of the equipment in the center, and preparing the budget for the center which includes equipment and staffing needs.
- Assist students by providing advice on requirements for successful achievement in the members’ area of expertise.
- Assume institutional responsibilities, essential to the ongoing operation and effective achievement of department, division, college and district programs.
For more information on this position and to apply, please visit our website at the following link: wvm.peopleadmin.com
Applicants who, due to a disability, require accommodations to complete the application, testing or interview process, please contact Human Resources at (408) 741-2174 to arrange for assistance.
West Valley-Mission Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.