Position Location:Southeastern, WI
Reporting Relationship:Chair of the Educator Development Program
The University of Wisconsin-Parkside invites applications for a Clinical Program Coordinator for a year round Academic Staff appointment in the Educator Development Program, reporting to the Chair of the Educator Development Program. This position is responsible for establishing and monitoring all clinical field placements, both community based and school based in an educator preparation program that has adopted the co-teaching model. This is a 12 month 20 hr week position.
- Bachelor's Degree
- Work experience with the Wisconsin educator certification system
- Work experience with clinical field experience
- Work experience with higher education faculty and staff
- Master's Degree in education or related field
- CurrentTeacher certification
- Demonstrated knowledge of regional educational systems and networks
- Personal experience with the PI-34 licensure system
Coordinate Field Placements
- Coordinate the placement of teacher candidates in pre-student teaching and residency experiences in accordance with the adopted co-teaching structures.
- Coordinate pre-student teaching clinical field experience placements at school and non-school sites and work with area districts, schools, administrators, teachers, and community organization leaders.
- Develop and implement processes for clinical field placements, monitoring and field experience evaluations including all forms/paperwork and data bases.
- Coordinate the placement of teacher candidates in Residency in accordance with the adopted co-teaching structures.
- Work with/assist school districts in planning placement designs to ensure that all placements comply with DPI regulations.
- Follow applicable district procedures and preferences.
- Schedule, organize and lead orientation sessions for teacher candidates, cooperating teachers, and university supervisors.
- Arrange for appropriate university supervisors and cooperating teachers for each student teacher/intern.
- Initiate/assist in hiring and contract preparation for university supervisors.
- Coordinate communication among supervisors, cooperating teachers, teacher candidates, and the Institute of Professional Educator Development.
- Explain and interpret the teacher candidate guidelines found in the Clinical Program Guidebook and assist with any concerns.
- Report and discuss any clinical field/residency problems with the Chair of Educator Development or appropriate Director of programming, appropriate instructors, university supervisors, cooperating teachers, and/or teacher candidates in a timely manner.
- Support recommended remedial procedures for teacher candidates, and possibly pre-student teaching assignments, with the Chair of Educator Development or appropriate Director of programming.
Evaluate clinical field experience
- Coordinate the evaluation of teacher candidate performance in all clinical field experiences and residency/internships.
- Collect and maintain all formal evaluations for student records and student files as required.
- Work to develop and maintain an accessible, effective system of procedures, schedules, forms and record-keeping files required for the efficient operation of the student teaching/clinical program.
- Coordinate assessment data of clinical programs within the Institute assessment software.
- Schedule and organize events to recognize cooperating teachers, university supervisors, and teacher candidates.
- Identify through district/school partners qualified cooperating teachers to support the co-teaching model and clinical program needs for the Institute.
Essential Knowledge And Abilities
- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal; excellent conflict resolution skills; interpersonal, time management and supervisory management skills, problem solving skills and the ability to train and motivate others.
- Ability to explain university policies and procedures.
- Considerable project management skills including: ability to organize, prioritize, manage large amounts of data, anticipate situations, communicate effectively and generate momentum with others.
- Knowledge of FERPA rules and regulations and ability to ensure compliance.
- Ability to troubleshoot and solve difficult problems, think systemically to create effective processes and procedures that effect the university and analyze situations in order to apply logical solutions in a complex environment.
- Ability to maintain accuracy and detail amidst interruptions and under pressure
- Ability to work with a diverse student body and the ability to understand and support different student needs
- Ability to use a computer for extended periods of time, to bend for filing and lift boxes of forms and files.
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 22nd, 2014 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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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.
About the University:
The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is committed to academic excellence, student success, diversity and inclusiveness, and community engagement. UW-Parkside grants bachelor's and master's degrees in more than 30 academic programs and currently enrolls 5,200 students, many of whom are first-generation and nontraditional. UW-Parkside is the most ethnically diverse campus in the University of Wisconsin System with more than 20% students of color and 19% faculty and instructional staff of color. UW-Parkside benefits from the cultural diversity of the communities it serves in southeast Wisconsin. 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.
The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.