Clinical Coordinator

Code: 15415 Posted: 03/28/2019

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside invites applications for the position of Clinical Coordinator.

The Clinical Coordinator, reporting to the Educator Preparation Program Chair, is responsible for establishing and leading the clinical field experience program for the Educator Preparation Program at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. The Coordinator will lead the co-teaching clinical program, based on the St. Cloud State University Co-Teaching model, from pre-service teaching through Residency (student teaching). The Coordinator is responsible for working in collaboration with the Chair and faculty to coordinate all field experiences; collect, manage, and assess clinical program data; review and update the Clinical Program and Residency Handbooks; and provide co-teaching trainings for teacher candidates, mentor teachers, and university supervisors. The Coordinator ensures and maintains compliance with the requirements and policies of UW-Parkside's Educator Preparation Program, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), and accrediting agencies.

Essential Job Functions

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Clinical Program Leadership

  • Provide leadership, coordination, and oversight of the clinical program.
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with P-12 districts, schools, higher education and community partners, UW System representatives, and state education officials.
  • Determine staffing requirements in the clinical program on a semester basis.
  • Recruit, hire, and evaluate clinical program partners through an application system in compliance with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and accreditation agencies, including calculating compensation for clinical program partners and initiating payment processes.
  • Schedule, organize, and lead orientations and trainings within the clinical program.
  • Conduct co-teaching training for teacher candidates, mentor teachers, university supervisors, and faculty.
  • Ensure clear and timely communication among university supervisors, district/school administrators, mentor teachers, teacher candidates, and university faculty and staff.
  • Ensure clinical program compliance with WI DPI, national accreditation bodies, and the Educator Preparation Program regulations and requirements.
  • Prepare detailed and comprehensive written and oral reports on the clinical program.
  • Lead efforts in developing, implementing, assessing, and refining the clinical program in collaboration with faculty.
  • Participate in EPP review by reporting on the performance of teacher candidates and partners in the clinical program and make suggestions for programmatic change based on assessments of data.
  • Seek opportunities for external funding for research and program development.
  • Oversee and manage the clinical program budget in collaboration with the Chair.
  • Provide leadership to teacher candidates on the edTPA.
  • Teach the Residency Seminar (EDU 420) course.

Clinical Program Coordination

  • Assign teacher candidate, mentor teacher, and university supervisor clinical placements.
  • Create clinical program observation schedules and ensure compliance.
  • Create and maintain the processes in the clinical program through the Clinical Program and Residency Handbook and in consultation with the Chair of the Educator Preparation Program.
  • Work in collaboration with the department to review teacher candidate progression in the program.
  • Maintain an electronic file system on each teacher candidate in the clinical program.
  • Ensure all required clinical data is collected from faculty, mentor teachers, university supervisors, and teacher candidates prior to the end of each semester.
  • Maintain the Criminal Background Check Policy.
  • Mediate conflicts between teacher candidates and clinical program partners.
  • Address situations with teacher candidates who display inappropriate professional dispositions in the clinical program and actively work to resolve issues.

Clinical Program Assessment

  • Develop, maintain, and assess clinical program data and records including but not limited to: clinical field placements, school demographics, observation rubrics, teacher candidate course
  • Align clinical program assessments to relevant standards for teacher preparation.
  • Review clinical program data on a regular basis to notify faculty, university supervisors, and/or mentor teachers of student progress concerns.
  • Analyze clinical program evaluations, observations, and student performance to create performance reports for the EPP.
  • Develop, maintain, and assess evaluations of clinical program partners.

Via by Watermark Administrator

  • Provide support to the Educator Preparation Program as the via by Watermark administrator.
    • Provide support to all end users of via by Watermark through group, one-on-one, and video instruction.
    • Work with Campus Technology Services on various technological updates and imports to via by Watermark, including but not limited to software updates, uploads of student information, new term uploads of course information, and uploads of student information.
    • Maintain all clinical program assessments described above.


  • Contribute to a work environment that encourages knowledge of respect for and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
  • Remain competent and current in the field through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses as directed by the supervisor.
  • Contribute to the overall success of the Educator Preparation Program by performing other essential duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Essential Knowledge And Abilities

  • Excellent understanding of current clinical practice.
  • Thorough understanding of P-12 educational settings, urban environments, and diverse student populations.
  • Thorough understanding of the complexities of developing and maintaining relationships with
  • schools and school district accreditation agencies.
  • Knowledge of the edTPA.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of administrative, managerial, and supervisory principles and practices including budgeting, strategic planning, and project management.
  • Ability to research and analyze detailed information and make appropriate recommendations, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to utilize word processing, database, and spreadsheet programs and assessment software
  • Ability to work at a desk, make oral presentations, and lift no more than 15 pounds when moving equipment for professional development activities.

Education, Experience, Training And/or Certifications


  • Master's degree or higher in the field of education
  • At least five years of related experience in a teacher education program or as a teacher or administrator in a K-12 school setting
  • At least five years of experience working with technology that supports data management
  • Experience with ethnically, linguistically, and economically diverse populations
  • Successful experience designing, implementing, and evaluating assessment instruments for use toward program improvement
  • Experience with student learning management systems
Salary and Benefits

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan. 

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Application Process

Applications must be submitted electronically through our employment portal. If you need additional assistance you may contact Human Resources at (262) 595-2204. Hours 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: Submit application materials

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. All materials must be added at one time, once submitted you may not edit/add to profile. Please include the following documents:

  • CV/Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Names and emails of three professional references upon hire
  • Official transcripts upon hire

Review of Applications

Applications received by Wednesday May 1st, 2019 are ensured full consideration. Position is open until filled.

You must select "SUBMIT". Selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee. 

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials.

In instances where the Review Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.


Mary Henderson

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