Coordinator, Office of Clinical Experiences and Partnerships (2 positions)
Position Number: E00652
Salary for Announcement: The salary range for this position is $41,200 $51,500. The salary of the finalists selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.The above salary range represents the Universitys good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.Job Family: Academic Affairs- ProfessionalJob Area: School of EducationJob Function: Clinical ExperiencesCareer Stage: Senior SpecialistFor more information on MSU Denvers compensation structure, please visit https://www.msudenver.edu/hr/compensation/professionalexecutivestaff/compensationstructureandguidelines/
Employee Category: Professional staff
Department: Office of Clinical Experiences and Partnerships
These are 12-month, full-time staff positions within the Office of Clinical Experiences and Partnerships (OCEP) in the School of Education (SOE).
The Coordinators for the Office of Clinical Experiences and Partnerships will professionally demonstrate commitment to, and support the development of, the SOE's mission. The mission includes collaboratively constructing a strategic, clinical trajectory to state licensure for all teacher candidates in the SOE. These positions focus upon partner development in clinical experiences for the SOE and therefore knowledge of the working of PK-12 schools is preferable. These positions require exceptional customer service skills and the ability to be a liaison with various internal and external stakeholders (e.g., students, faculty, affiliates, host teachers, building leaders, and district leaders). They also require strong communication skills (oral and written), the ability to manage multiple tasks and set priorities, and proficiency with database management.
The University is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for underrepresented groups. Metropolitan State University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer.
MSU Denver is a unique, access-oriented campus community that values diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution located in downtown Denver. Our student population consists of nearly 50% first generation students and over 45% students of ethnic/racial minority backgrounds. We create an equitable learning and working environment with individuals who consistently demonstrate commitment to equity and inclusion. We value the diverse identities and perspectives of our students, faculty, and staff and recognize that in order to achieve a just and equitable society, diversity must go beyond simple representation. It requires critical inquiry and dialogue and a commitment to action. We strive to provide a culture of belonging where all community members feel valued to achieve personal and professional success. About MSU Denver (https://www.msudenver.edu/about/) Latino/a/x Faculty and Staff Association (https://www.msudenver.edu/lfsa/) African American Affairs Council (https://www.msudenver.edu/aaac/) The School of Education at Metropolitan State University of Denver prepares people who will Teach, Lead, and Transform. MSU Denver's School of Education develops excellent teachers and educational leaders who engage in reflective practice and scholarly activity, and who are ethical decision makers and agents of social change. We provide an intellectually rigorous, culturally relevant curriculum that fosters pedagogical expertise, cultivates critical thinking, and promotes imagination.
We acknowledge the present and historical systems of oppression and marginalization that permeate all levels of society and believe these structures of power and privilege need to be deeply understood by all members of our SOE community. We are committed to actively dismantling these systems and barriers within our SOE, and value lived experience that supports this work.
Clinical Experiences: Development, Communication, and Tracking (60%)
- Serves as lead communicator, and liaison for Director, with all stakeholders in clinical experiences (e.g., teacher candidates, faculty, host teachers, university mentors, mentor teachers, school leaders, and school district personnel) regarding all aspects of clinical experiences (e.g., placements, policies, timelines, and expectations).
- Provides clear and accurate information to constituents in a timely manner and with exceptional professionalism. Maintains confidentiality and exercises good judgment in sharing information. Responds to emails and phone calls regarding clinical experiences in a timely manner and seeks support from the Director as needed.
- Supports external relationships (e.g., districts and schools) and coordinates student placements for early clinical experiences
- Supports external relationships (e.g., districts and schools) and coordinates student placements for culminating clinical experiences.
- Coordinates with faculty from various departments for purpose of placing students in early clinical experiences.
- Monitors requests, eligibility, and receipt of appropriate documentation at key points in time.
- Alerts the Director to potential problematic issues/circumstances and trends across issues/circumstances. Researches various complaints and/or situations, including relevant historical information, as they arise and advises Director in appropriate action.
- Screens clinical experience application and program completion documents for completeness and accuracy.
- Develops and maintains a system for accurate record tracking of placements over time.
- Manages tracking process for clinical placements throughout the preparation of teacher candidates which includes extensive communication with faculty, instructors, candidates, mentor teachers, districts and schools. Develops, implements and improves tracking systems to monitor requests, eligibility, and receipt of appropriate documentation at key points in time.
- Reviews teacher candidates files to determine eligibility for student teaching / residency. Reviews candidates completion of program for licensure requirements. Oversees preparation of Colorado Department of Education verification of completion and processes under Directors approval. Researches requests from previous and current completers requesting out-of-state licensure.
- Monitors and enforces the rules, guidelines and procedures regarding clinical experiences and licensure as articulated by OCEP, SOE, MSU Denver, the Colorado Department of Education [CDE] and the Colorado Department of Higher Education [CDHE]. Along with Director, tracks updates and changes in rules, guidelines and procedures that the SOE, MSU Denver, CDE and CDHE enact.
- Along with Director, analyzes updates and changes for impact on OCEP. Makes recommendations to Director based on analysis.
- Processes OCEP emails and brings to the attention of the appropriate person.
- Engages in event planning for major events and work sessions across calendar year to include, but not limited to: summer seminars, professional seminar series, partnership meetings & celebrations, and clinical experiences meetings with other departments across campus. Supports making of arrangements including space, logistics, catering, printing, and preparation of materials.
- Bachelors Degree or higher from an accredited institution
- Clear and effective written communication skills (to be assessed initially via the submitted applications documents)
- Demonstrated experience with database management
- Demonstrated experience with customer service and cross functional collaboration
- Experience in Colorado PK-12 school or district settings
- Working knowledge of Colorado Front Range schools and districts
- Demonstrated experience working as part of a team
- Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and set priorities
- Experience working with teachers from multiple levels and types of schools
- Working knowledge of clinical experiences in higher education
- Working knowledge of teacher development
- Current or past teaching license
- Experience working in Early Childhood, CLD, K-12, Secondary or Special Education
- Strong oral communication skills
Posting Date: 08/30/2021
Closing Instructions: Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicant:
IMPORTANT: In order to be considered as an applicant you must apply via the online application system, www.msudenverjobs.com.
Under required documents, References refers to a list of three professional references and their contact information.
Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire.
The health and safety of students, faculty, staff and our prospective teammates are our highest priority and as an institution, we are required to have proof of vaccination on file for all employees.
MSU Denver is requiring all employees to provide proof of being fully vaccinated for Covid-19, or to submit an exemption and be subject to following the Covid-19 safety protocols. As an employee of MSU Denver, an exemption or lack of proof of vaccination will require you to submit to weekly Covid-19 testing starting the week of August 23, 2021. Additionally, all institutions on campus are requiring that masks be worn indoors regardless of your vaccinations status.
To apply, visit https://www.msudenverjobs.com/postings/17452
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