Employment Opportunity

EO No: 2022-002

Position: Director for Institute for Student Learning and Excellence in Teaching (ISLET)

O/15/C $30,168.00PA

Benefits: "Position is eligible for housing and transportation benefits"
Opening Date: September 16, 2021
Closing Date: October 15, 2021

National Campus/Instructional Affairs
P.O. Box 159
Kolonia, Pohnpei FM 96941

"The FSM is currently under lockdown or heavily restricted for certain types of travel internationally and between states due to the Covid 19 pandemic. All candidates as a condition of employment to be hired must be physically present in Pohnpei, at least two weeks before the start of the employment period. If a candidate is selected but cannot meet this requirement this offer may be withdrawn."


Mission Statement:

The College of Micronesia-FSM is a learner-centered institution of higher education that is committed to the success of the Federated States of Micronesia by providing academic, career and technical educational programs characterized by continuous improvement and best practices.

Core Values:

Class Definition: Under the supervision of the Vice President for Instructional Affairs (VPIA), the director of the Institute for Student Learning and Excellence in Teaching (ISLET) will provide leadership and oversight of faculty development opportunities, resources of teaching, and student success initiatives. ISLET will be a place where faculty, staff, and students work together to focus on student success and development of a learning culture guided by learning leaders. The institute will create culturally valuable, engaged, learning and teaching experiences by providing programming, resources and support for quality teaching and advising, and leadership for student success initiatives.

Major duties include but not limited to:
  • Write the mission and goals of the center.
  • Coordinate distance education;
  • Develop and/or manage educational technology resources and training;
  • Provide instructional design support for distance education and classroom instructors;
  • Coordinate student success initiatives such as first year experience programs, improvement of developmental education programs, and offerings with compressed schedules;
  • Collaborate with COM-FSM faculty to organize and deliver institute programs and activities, including faculty-learning communities, workshops and seminars that meet the specific teaching needs of the academic divisions in support of student success;
  • Collaborate with other campus entities involved with faculty development activities that support student success;
  • Develop and implement a new faculty/part-time faculty mentor program;
  • Support action research in the classroom that improves student success and helps build a sense of community among COM-FSM faculty as reflective educators;
  • Promote and support faculty implementation of innovative ideas in support of student success;
  • Establish and meet regularly with an advisory board once per semester, student success committee and other committees that support student success and faculty/staff senate to discuss activities;
  • Establish and maintain/update content on center website;
  • Prepare monthly reports on activities, participation, and assessment outcomes; and
  • Serve on committees.
Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s degree in educational leadership, curriculum development or related field from a US accredited college. Foreign credentials must be equated to US standards using World Education Services at http://www.wes.org.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a teaching and learning center, preferably in a leadership role, including designing and delivering faculty development programs and services;
  • Must have experience designing and/or delivering distance education courses; demonstrate accomplished teaching in higher education;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Record of fostering collaboration and partnerships;
  • Knowledge of current learning theories, strategies for organizational development and team building; student learning outcomes assessment, current technologies for in person and distance education modes of delivery; and appreciation for diversity.
Preferred Qualifications:
Two years' experience living and teaching overseas from the applicant's homeland, five years of experience at an institute of higher education and a doctorate degree.
Applications are available at the College of Micronesia–FSM Human Resources Office, state campus sites or at the college’s website at www.comfsm.fm.

Interested candidates must submit the following documents:

  1. A letter of interest addressing how the candidate’s professional qualification and experience match the minimum essential requirements of the position (not to exceed 3 pages);
  2. COM-FSM application form (http://www.comfsm.fm/jobs/HRdocs/employment08.pdf)
  3. A current resume which includes personal email address and cellular phone number;
  4. Copies of college transcripts for all degrees earned;
  5. A minimum of three professional reference letters under 6 months old; and
  6. Police clearance/Court Report under 6 months old.

Documents are to be submitted electronically to hro@comfsm.fm (preferably as PDF attachments) or mailed to:

Human Resources Office
College of Micronesia-FSM
P. O. Box 159
Pohnpei  FM  96941

 (U.S Postal Service domestic rates apply in the Federated States of Micronesia.)

Applications will be accepted until October 15, 2021 followed by screening by the committee. Official and hard copies of college transcripts are require to be mailed directly from schools to HRO when a candidate is being considered.

The College reserves the right to request or require from any applicant additional documentation or certification in addition to the minimum requirements stated in this advertisement in order to be considered for this position. All persons applying must meet or exceed any additional qualifications required in the COM-FSM Personnel Policy and Procedure Manual.

The College of Micronesia–FSM is an equal opportunity employer.
FSM Citizens are encouraged to apply