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27 Jun 2022

Full-Time Specialist for Educator Preparation Quality Assurance and School Partnerships

dwhitta2 – Posted by dwhitta2 Greeley, Colorado, United States

Job Description

The Specialist for Educator Preparation Quality Assurance and School Partnerships position provides specialized knowledge and skills to ensure the efficiency and quality of the functioning of educator preparation and related programs. This professionally trained, program-centered, faculty-oriented, and quality-minded staff member, will have a visible and accessible presence to assist in the daily operation of accreditation related data management and quality monitoring of educator preparation programs; assist faculty and program leaders in the administration of relations with K-12 schools; assists in the development and revision of licensure related program curriculum to ensure compliance with the state and other accrediting bodies; and addresses the needs of students and faculty in educator preparation programs.

This position works collaboratively with the CEBS Dean’s Office, Directors of STE and SPED, education program-based faculty and education program leaders across the campus, professional advisors/coaches, field placement officer, Licensure Officer, and k-12 school partners for UNC’s educator preparation programs to ensure educator preparation program quality and support school partnership.

15% Accreditation and Quality Monitoring

    • Assist in the daily operation of accreditation related data management and quality monitoring of educator preparation programs, including quality assurance of all programs’ completion of state required program matrices.
    • Serves as teacher preparation faculty (including SPED if needed/requested) support for data collection, which includes syllabi collection and quality monitoring
    • Provides administrative and logistical support to STE director/CEBS Associate Dean and Teacher Education Faculty for teacher prep accreditation events and tasks

 

30% School Partnership Liaison
  • Assist faculty and program coordinators in the administration of relations with K-12 schools
  • Serve as primary support for TeachColorado
  • Provides logistical support for educator preparation faculty communication and collaborations with k-12 schools, other IHEs, and the community;
  • Manage AVID tutor program (District 6 partnership) invoicing each semester and similar arrangements as they develop.
20% Education Preparation Curriculum
  • Provide administrative support to faculty for the development and revision of licensure related program curriculum, including consulting with faculty to move curriculum through the curriculum review process;
  • Provide assistance to faculty at the program level to ensure curricular compliance with state and other accrediting bodies.
20% Faculty and Student Support Specific to Educator Preparation programs
  • Maintain documentation/records for all Teacher Education Faculty, ensuring that all are current and up-to-date;
  • Serve as the campus-wide liaison for teacher preparation and graduate program scheduling including facilitation of communication between STE, CEBS advising center, and content areas to minimize student scheduling concerns/conflicts;
  • Serve as point of contact for educator preparation course clearances;
  • Provide support for Educator Preparation Field Placement Officer at checkpoint meetings with program candidates each semester;
  • Provide logistical support for meetings and official functions related to education programs;
  • Serve as logistical support for Professional Development provided to STE adjunct faculty, mentor teachers, UNC field supervisors, and faculty in partner schools;
  • Provide administrative support for faculty and/or staff search committees as needed;
  • Serve as backup for front desk if needed;
  • Serve as backup to Educator Preparation Field Placement Officer.
15% Support CEBS Associate Dean/STE Director responsible for UNC teacher preparation programs
  • Offer assistance for needs specifically related to educator preparation across the campus;
  • Work closely with College scheduler to offer administrative support for undergraduate/graduate course scheduling for all STE designated course to avoid conflicts in licensure programs due to multiple tracks and required courses from other colleges and facilitate final changes;
  • Offer administrative support in budget building that is impacted by the complexity of teacher licensure programs including school partnerships, field related expenses;
  • Serve as proxy for STE Director in approval of specifically assigned OnBase documents.
Minimum qualification:
  • Efficiency and responsiveness to customers/clients (students/faculty);
  • High attention to details for accuracy;
  • Computer skills, especially Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Organizational skills;
  • Note taking (meeting minutes);
  • Good communication skills;
  • High capability to learn quickly and willingness to learn about teacher preparation program requirements, k-12, school structure, application process for teacher education faculty status, accreditation process, and the daily functioning of School of Teacher Education;
  • Task oriented with multitasking skills;
  • Solution-driven approach to problem solving and ability to problem solve complex issues independently
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively;
  • Time management with effective job prioritization;
  • Experience and ability to maintain and manage record keeping;
Preferred qualification:
  • Student and faculty-facing experience working in higher education;
  • Experience supporting students, faculty, and program operations;
  • Experience in facilitating course scheduling with an understanding of multiple factors leading to course schedule conflicts;
  • Knowledge of curriculum process

How to Apply

Applications will only be received at the following link:https://careers.unco.edu/postings/5289. Attach resume, cover letter, and a list of references.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

Job expires in 40 days.

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