Clinical Education Experiences Coordinator
The University of Wisconsin-Stout's School of Education is seeking an emerging or established coordinator of clinical education field experiences placements for educator preparation programs. We are seeking an individual who is passionate and committed to promoting the development of equitable and inclusive learning opportunities for students ready to apply their learning in clinical education experiences or classroom setting. The Clinical Education Experiences Coordinator will build relationships and collaborate with faculty, staff, and Pk-12 district and school representatives and agencies during the collection, review, approval, confirmation, and maintenance of clinical experience placements and resulting data.
In alignment with state, local and university protocols, the Clinical Education Experiences Coordinator uses technology, applications, and procedures to facilitate consistent, complete, visible, and transparent intake of information related to student placement and assessment during clinical experiences in both face-to-face and online programs. The Clinical Education Experiences Coordinator supports and advises leadership, colleagues, and other stakeholders during the configuration, maintenance, and utilization of developing technology, applications, and procedures. This is a campus-based position that reports to the School of Education Director.
Within this context, clinical education experiences for preparation programs is defined to include all fields and student teaching experiences.
Official UW Title/Job Description: Cooperative Education Program Coordinator
Minimum / Required
- Bachelor's degree from accredited college or university in Education, Public Relations, Communication or closely related field with a minimum of one year of applicable experience
- Strong computer skills that include word processing, creating, and managing databases, and presentation software
- Communication, collaboration, and public relations skills
- Demonstrates ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds that supports equity, diversity and inclusion
- Master's degree in an education related program
- Experience working with educator preparation programs in higher education
- Current teaching or a license in education
- Experience in field placement operations Demonstrate ability to manage multiple projects successfully
- Coordinate the placement of pre-student teaching, student teaching, and graduate program field experiences.
- Develop, communicate with, enhance, and maintain relationships with field sites and partners.
- Coordinate student internship placements in partnership with school districts, following the current Department of Public Instruction (DPI) guidelines.
- Coordinate and collaborate with the Associate Dean, Certification Officer, Program Directors, faculty and supervisors in placement-related issues and initiatives.
- Advise students about placement options through class visits, special events, and one-on-one/group meetings.
- Provide Program Directors and students with information regarding teacher education internships.
- Provide Career Service with data (annual or by semester reports) for comprehensive placement reporting for the university.
- Provide resources for site supervisors to inform them of expectations in the preparation of future educators.
- Develop, implement and coordinate seminars for undergraduate teacher candidates.
- Maintain placement data and provide statistical analysis.
- Maintain administrative files and records of field experiences.
- Monitor adherence of programs to professional certification/licensure guidelines.
- Monitor diversity of site placements to give students well rounded experiences that meet accreditation requirements.
- Monitor teacher education student applications for field assignments ensuring that all University and DPI requirements have been met.
- Collaborate in the completion of affiliation agreements.
- Serve as the liaison among education candidates, University Supervisors, field experience site supervisors and building administrators of school districts.
- Refer employers to state system/technology platform used for recruitment of post-graduation positions.
- Handle confidential information with tact and discretion.
Assist with internal/external grants, i.e., America Reads, Rural Teacher Grant.
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION INFORMATION
The School of Education is housed in the College of Arts and Human Sciences and provides oversight and support for professional education services, faculty and staff. The School of Education seeks to cultivate effective leaders and impactful educators in their fields by promoting collaborative, applied learning opportunities through exemplary teaching, research and service. There are currently seven undergraduate and five graduate programs plus the Child and Family Studies Center within the School of Education.
In addition, the School of Education Council determines policies and procedures related to educational licensure and accreditation. The Council consists of the Teaching, Learning, and Leadership Department Chair, program directors for licensure programs and the M.S. Education program, faculty representing education foundation courses, clinical placement, licensure, and assessment staff.
Applications received by end of day, May 31, 2023 are ensured full consideration. Applications submitted after May 31, 2023 may be reviewed at the discretion of the search committee.
To apply, click on the APPLY button or go to: https://www.uwstout.edu/about-us/careers-jobs
Required application materials:
- Cover letter (* See below)
- Curriculum vitae or resume
- Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references
*Please use your cover letter to speak to each of the Minimum/Required Qualifications for this position as listed above. For each required qualification, describe your relevant experience, using specific examples from your work history to illustrate how your experience satisfies the requirement.
Applicants must complete all required fields and attach all required documents prior to submitting the online application.
Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and change them.
Before starting the online application process, we recommend you preview the frequently asked questions (FAQs) available at: https://kb.uwss.wisconsin.edu/21900.
It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodation 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 accommodation for a qualified individual with a disability.
For questions regarding this position or recruitment, please contact:
Search Chair: Terry Kohlmeier
If you need assistance with the online application process or if you submitted your application prior to uploading all the required application materials, please contact:
Search Coordinator: Shanna Hoffman
An innovative leader within the University of Wisconsin System, the University of Wisconsin-Stout offers an unparalleled career-focused education that integrates applied learning, theory and research and real-world experiences to prepare our students for the future. At UW-Stout, our students think and do from day one, and we're proud to produce lifelong learners, ethical leaders and responsible citizens who succeed in a global society.
UW-Stout is recognized nationwide for its operational excellence. We were the first and remain the only four-year public higher education institution in the nation to receive the Malcolm Baldrige Award, and we are dedicated to a process-improvement model that leverages the power of data and the value of our people. We believe in critical thinking and fact-informed decision making. We pursue sustainability in form and function and collaborate across campus and with our partners to solve problems in industry and society. And providing an equitable, diverse and inclusive environment for our faculty, staff and students to live, learn and work is a top priority.
We offer 47 undergraduate, 21 masters and 3 advanced programs and more than 30 certificate options in Art, Design & Graphics; Business & Management; Education; Human & Social Sciences; Information Technology & Communications; and Science, Engineering & Math. Our first-class digital infrastructure and learning environments provide our nearly 8,000 students with every avenue to explore and personalize their success. And we invest in people who share our vision to advance our position as Wisconsin's only Polytechnic University and as a regional, national and international leader in higher education.
Be a part of the future at UW-Stout. Learn more at https://www.uwstout.edu/about-us.
University of Wisconsin-Stout is located in Menomonie, Wisconsin, a community an hour east of Minneapolis-St. Paul. A pillar of Wisconsin's Chippewa Valley and recognized as one of the best small towns in America, Menomonie provides an idyllic combination of natural beauty, outdoor recreation, boutiques and arts and culture with access to a metropolitan area. For more information about the UW-Stout community and region visit: https://www.uwstout.edu/about-us/our-community .
Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan, demonstrating our commitment to the diverse needs of our employees.
- Benefit Details: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/quickguidefasl.pdf
- Health & Retirement Contributions Estimator | Employee Benefits (wisconsin.edu)
All qualified candidates meeting application requirements will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against. As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout welcomes applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans, individuals with disabilities and from historically excluded populations. UW-Stout provides equal opportunity to all persons and is committed to inclusive excellence. At UW-Stout we value our differences and welcome diverse perspectives as we continually commit to developing an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees and students.
Employment is contingent upon the final candidate's completing a criminal background check and being cleared to work by the Human Resources Office. Employment is also contingent upon the final candidate passing reference checks and an essential job function test, as applicable. The reference check process includes asking the final candidate and most recent supervisor(s) questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. Final candidates with previous employment within the UW System and State of WI agencies will be subject to additional reference checks.
Official transcripts required at time of hire.
Must be authorized to work in the United States. Sponsorship is not available for this position. A successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact our Human Resources office, Phone: 715.232.2149.
In response to a public records request, the University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in their online application, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
UW-Stout is committed to providing safety and security of all members of our community in accordance with the Clery Act. For campus safety information and crime statistics visit: https://www.uwstout.edu/life-stout/police-and-parking/clery-information
Job Family: Staff
Job Status: Full Time