Director of Educator Development
University of Wisconsin-Parkside
Position Location: Southeastern, WI
Reporting Relationship: Dean of the College of Social Sciences and Professional Studies
The Institute of Professional Educator Development at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside seeks highly qualified, innovative applicants in the field of educator preparation and development to serve as Director of Educator development. The University is launching a collaboratively designed, regionally responsive clinical program of professional educator development. The Institute of Professional Educator Development houses the newest educator development program in the state of Wisconsin. The program design is based on the recommendations of the NCATE/CAEP Blue Ribbon Panel of Clinical Preparation and Partnerships for Improved Student Learning (NCATE, 2010). The position starts July 1st.
The Director of Educator Development will lead the implementation and ongoing operation of a new program to prepare educators to teach in P-12 settings. The Director will report to the Dean of the College of Social Sciences and Professional Studies and will supervise the staff in the educator development program. The Director will work collaboratively with the Director of Advanced Professional Development to insure the coordination of programming and the understanding of regional needs. The director shall serve on the Executive Program Committee and serve as liaison to the Coordinating Council and other advisory groups with whom the institute forms relationships. The Director will play the lead role in establishing new licensure programs to meet regional needs and will serve as the primary advocate for the Institute in seeking and securing external funding for research and development.
A. Leadership and Program Oversight
- Coordinate the implementation of the educator development program working closely with the Faculty Executive Committee, the Educator Development Program Committee, the Coordinating Council and the Director of Advanced Professional Development.
- Lead the development of additional licensure pathways to grow the program as needed to meet the regional needs for teachers and other licensed school personnel.
- Build and maintain community partnerships to insure excellence in teaching.
- Provide leadership, coordination and oversight of all aspects of program approval and accreditation by university governance, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
- Coordinate course offerings with academic departments and university administration to insure teacher certification and graduation requirements are fulfilled.
- Establish and maintain strong relationships with higher education and community partners, UW-System representatives, and state education officials.
- Advise the Dean and other university administrators on matters related to teacher preparation and professional development.
- Oversee advising of students in teacher certification programs.
- Oversee certification and assessment personnel.
- Oversee clinical experience personnel.
- Work closely with P-12 partners to establish excellent clinical placement opportunities for students and to ensure good coordination between the educator development curriculum and clinical experiences.
- Actively seek opportunities for external funding for research and development.
- Represent the program at the dean's department chair meetings.
- Represent the program at WACTE
- Serve as liaison to the Department of Public Instruction
- Administer the annual budget and review and monitor the budget throughout the fiscal year to ensure appropriate expenditure of funds.
- Carry out program evaluation and assessment and insure the reporting of findings to appropriate bodies. Prepare detailed and comprehensive written and oral reports and make presentations to the administration, appropriate faculty, school districts, committees, certification boards, students and their families.
- Provide oversight for supervision of the non-faculty and non-instructional program personnel; encourage and coordinate their professional development.
- Select, assign, supervise and evaluate non-faculty and non-instructional staff and handle any personnel concerns of the staff.
- Support and coordinate the hiring of faculty and instructional academic staff for program under the direction of the Executive Committee.
C. Clinical Coordination
- Coordinate pre-student teaching field experience placements and assignments at school and non-school sites and work with area districts, schools, administrators, teachers, and community organization leaders.
- Coordinate the placement of student teachers.
- Arrange for appropriate university supervisors and cooperating teachers for each student teacher or intern.
- Explain and interpret the student teaching guidelines found in the student teaching handbook and assist with any concerns.
- Coordinate the evaluation of student performance in all field experiences and student teaching/internships.
- Schedule and organize events to recognize cooperating teachers, university supervisors, and student teachers
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Excellent understanding of educational theories and educator training models
- Thorough understanding of P-12 educational settings and the challenges of urban environments and diverse student populations
- Thorough understanding of the complexities of developing and maintaining relationships with schools, school districts, accreditation agencies, UW-System, students and their families, faculty, departments, and administration
- Thorough knowledge of accreditation policies and procedures including DPI, NCATE and the Higher Learning Commission
- Comprehensive knowledge of administrative, managerial and supervisory principles and practices including budgeting, planning, goal setting, strategic planning, project management, program evaluation and employee supervision
- Considerable knowledge of team building, mentoring and consensus management
- Ability to sustain an educator development program designed to meet the educational needs of our students, our schools and our communities
- Ability to provide leadership, including innovative ideas for educational transformation and proven ideas for bringing about systematic change, to complex environments
- Ability to research and analyze detailed information and make appropriate recommendations
- Ability to coordinate, supervise and evaluate the activities of staff in an academic and complex organizational environment
- Ability to develop and administer policies, procedures, budgets and strategic plans
- Ability to plan, organize and effectively present ideas, concepts and recommendations, both orally and in writing
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
- Ability to utilize word processing, database and spreadsheet programs
Advanced Degree in education or closely related field
At least 3 years' experience in educational administration
Experience working in partnership with a variety of stakeholders including school districts, community organizations, administration, faculty and students
Knowledge and understanding of teacher licensing and assessment requirements
2 or more years of experience with project, budget and personnel management responsibilities
Experience as an educator in a K12 setting
Demonstrated leadership in program development and implementation
5 years' experience in positions of progressive responsibility
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and teaching diverse learners
Knowledge of co-teaching models
Knowledge and understanding of Wisconsin Licensure
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.
Review of Applications: Applications received by May 15, 2013 are ensured full consideration. The position is open until filled.
To Apply: Interested candidates should submit the following, preferably in electronic format:
- a cover letter outlining their qualifications for the position
- list of three or more professional references with contact information
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If you have application questions call or email:
Linda Perez at email@example.com or (262) 595-2180
It is the policy of UW Parkside to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.
The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. A criminal background check and degree verification are required prior to starting employment.
About the University:
UW-Parkside is committed to diversity, engagement, access, and academic excellence. Candidates who can contribute to these goals are encouraged to identify strengths and experiences. The University enrolls approximately 5,100 students, many of whom are first generation and nontraditional students. Located in northern Kenosha County in the Chicago-Milwaukee urban corridor, much of the university's 700-acre campus has been preserved in its natural wooded and prairie state.