Coordinator for Education Partnerships and Clinical Practice
Utica College, a small comprehensive college in Upstate New York, is seeking applications for a Coordinator for Education Partnerships and Clinical Practice. The incumbent will be responsible for building and maintaining education partnerships with school districts, the coordination of course-related fieldwork and student teaching placements for teacher candidates in the Educator Preparation Program (EPP), and teaching assigned courses in the EPP.
In deciding whether to apply for a position at Utica College, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the UC mission and culture to help determine their potential success at http://www.utica.edu/instadvance/marketingcomm/about/. Our Mission and Values Statement includes a commitment to fostering diversity in background, perspective, and experience within an environment that is dedicated to the freedom of expression and the open sharing of ideas. At UC, diversity means that we are a community that represents a range of human experience and makes conscious choices to appreciate, respect, and learn from each other. Utica College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society.
Primary responsibilities include:
A. Establish and maintain education-related community partnerships:
• Meet with school district administrators (virtually or at prospective site locations when viable) to discuss potential partnership work that would meet mutually agreed upon college and P-12 school needs. • Collaborate with area school district personnel to facilitate Utica College education students completion of New York State Education Department (NYSED) required fieldwork and student teaching. • Attend Education Consortium and/or Advisory meetings to support experiential learning. • Attend monthly virtual cicu education meetings with the Chair of Utica College’s EPP. • Participate on standing or ad hoc committees, special events and, representation of the College and its programs to the larger community.
B. Coordinate the delivery of Clinical Practice, specifically as it relates to pre-student teaching fieldwork and student teaching:
Pre-Student Teaching Fieldwork Coordination. • Ensure NYSEDregulations surrounding pre-student teaching fieldwork hours are being met by Utica College’s EPP. This should be done in consultation with the EPPdepartment chair. • Identify fieldwork needs each semester by identifying courses that require fieldwork and students who need placements. • Identify school districts that are geographically located around the radius of Utica College, that represent suburban, rural and urban schools, and who are willing to be “Partner Schools” for pre-student teaching field placements. • Collaborate with EPP faculty for the appropriate fieldwork placement to achieve a variety of settings that meet program requirements and recommended practice. • Contact “Partner Schools” each semester and secure pre-student teaching field placements that align with NYSED regulations and student certification areas. • Notify adjuncts and faculty about ATLAS as an alternate to field placement if appropriate and consistent with NYSED guidance (this will need to be reviewed each semester). •Ensure documentation has been completed for pre-student teaching field placements. •Meet with individual students as needed to address fieldwork questions. • Respond to district complaints about field placement issues.
Student Teaching Coordination: • Ensure NYSED regulations surrounding student teaching are being met by Utica College’s EPP. This should be done in consultation with the EPP department chair. • Collaborate with EPP faculty to ensure programs meet student teaching requirements and NYSED certification requirements. • Collaborate with EPP faculty to determine readiness for student teaching. • Determine student placements for teacher candidates based on certification area(s). • Recruit and develop prospective college supervisors. • Establish reliable and valid student teaching evaluation procedures. • Conduct College Supervisor Orientation meetings in cooperation with the EPP faculty prior to start of each semester. • Conduct Student Teaching Orientation for cooperating teachers, college supervisors, and student teachers in cooperation the EPP faculty prior to the start of each semester. • Oversee the distribution of materials to cooperating teachers, college supervisors, and student teachers for successful student teaching experiences. • Oversee the supervision of student teachers by college supervisors; review students’ evaluations of supervisors; review complaints received by students or cooperating teachers and meet with college supervisors as needed. • Oversee the completion of supervision documentation (e.g. principal memos, observation forms, Student Teaching Internship Evaluation Forms) and enter data into a format appropriate for accreditation. • Assume role of the EPP-designated edTPA Coordinator in cooperation with department chair and EPP faculty. • Meet with Department Chair, faculty advisor, College Supervisor, student teacher, and/or mentor teachers to discuss disciplinary action or remediation plans when necessary. • Oversee recommendations to the education department chair to update the Student Teaching Handbook prior to each semester. • Oversee the matching of supervisors with student teachers by certification area and school district placements.
•Teach 6 credits a year, and collaborate with the instructors of EDU471/671: Student Teaching Seminar on curriculum and edtpa requirements.
•Hold regular office hours. •Ensure College LiveText is up-to-date each semester. •Manage the collection and reporting of assessment and accreditation data related to student teaching and NYS teach certification as requested by the Chair of the EDU department and EPP faculty. •Participate in all regular departmental activities, including curriculum development, assessment, planning, publicity and other related duties. •Other duties as assigned. •May require travel to locations for the development of appropriate partnerships and placements in Oneida, Herkimer, and Madison Counties. May include attendance at national and regional conferences in support of program goals.
• New York State teacher certification preferred. • Bachelor’s degree required from an accredited program; Master’s degree in Education preferred. • At least five years’ experience teaching in public P-12 schools preferred. • Knowledge of and familiarity with P-12 schools and staff in Oneida, Herkimer, and Madison Counties preferred. • Familiarity with NYSteacher certification requirements preferred. • Experience in higher education, educator preparation preferred. • Experience with national accreditation requirements preferred.
To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and a diversity statement. All positions at Utica College support the College’s mission and values in part by being active members of an inclusive environment. Please describe in your diversity statement how you would see yourself incorporating this into this role.
In line with the College’s Affirmative Action Policy, there is no requirement or expectation that a candidate disclose their identity or membership in any protected class or group, either in the diversity statement or in other application documents submitted to the search committee. For additional information on what to provide in your diversity statement please reference the diversity statement guide at the following link: https://www.utica.edu/hr/media/Diversity_Statement_Guide.pdf
For full consideration, complete applications must be received by April 9, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. References will be checked for candidates invited to campus.
Utica College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience with diverse populations.
About Utica College
Founded in 1946, Utica College is a private comprehensive institution distinguished for its integration of liberal and professional study. Our dedicated faculty and staff have built a tradition of excellence in teaching and learning with particular emphasis on providing individual attention to students. The College enrolls approximately 3,700 students – approximately 2,700 undergraduates and 1,000 graduate students. A city of approximately 60,000, Utica is located at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in the Mohawk Valley region of upstate New York. The area offers easy access to a broad variety of cultural attractions, including the historic Stanley Performing Arts Center and renowned Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, as well as four-season recreation.