Field Placement Coordinator & Licensure Specialist
Northwest Christian University
July 5, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Administrative Careers - Academic Advising, Administrative Careers - Clerical/Administrative Support
Under direct supervision of the Asst. Dean of Teacher Education the Field Placement Coordinator and Licensure Specialist will work with school districts and students to place students out in the field for practicum experiences. In addition, the candidate will prepare all documents for licensure in order to recommend them to TSPC.
Position Duties & Responsibilities
Communicate with School District personnel to coordinate placements for students doing practicum experiences.
Prepare and maintain necessary documents for recommendation for licensure with TSPC.
Provide a solid model of ethical leadership.
Attend all regular and special faculty meetings.
Work with the academic advisor for knowledge of practicums for students.
Respond to phone calls and emails from students regarding placements and/or licensure.
Communicate with Field Supervisors, pairing them with students and addressing questions or concerns regarding placements or evaluations.
Interact with the Registrar’s office in transcript evaluation and recording of student progress, as required.
Actively participate in marketing of the programs as well as forming partnerships with colleagues and students where appropriate.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Specific to this Position
Participate in the ongoing development and growth of the Teacher Education Program.
Knowledge of state requirements for students working in public school settings as set by TSPC.
Knowledge of current requirements of licensure, including edTPA and ORELA tests.
Project a positive, vibrant and professional attitude in assisting students, school personnel (in K-12 system) and Field Supervisors.
Demonstrate high ethical standards of honesty and confidentiality, with a genuine and gracious presence pertaining to students, faculty, and the schools we partner with.
Assist the Asst. Dean with the Title II report.
Meet regularly with the Asst. Dean, faculty, and staff to ensure operation of programs.
Bachelor’s Degree and some experience/familiarity with the K-12 school system. Must possess exceptional interpersonal and communication skills—listening skills and the ability to speak and write clearly are essential to the position. Ability to utilize Windows based software including, Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Experience utilizing email for the purposes of organizational communications.
Working Conditions/Special Requirements
NCU employees must have a maturing Christian Faith and live in compliance with the duties and expectations as detailed in the Employee Handbook. The applicant’s list of references should include the applicant’s pastor or another appropriate church leader who is able to address the applicant’s faith background.
The position requires a strong commitment to multiculturalism and diversity.
The position requires working in a non-smoking, drug free environment.
The employee must adhere to FERPA guidelines and student confidentiality at all times.
The employee must have high personal motivation, with great attention to detail and accuracy, project a positive and vibrant attitude in assisting people, and have high ethics of honesty and confidentiality with a genuine and gracious presence pertaining to the students, faculty, staff and business of the department and the University.
The position may require lifting up to 25 lbs., as well as bending, stooping and kneeling.
This position description is subject to change at any time.
About Northwest Christian University
Northwest Christian University is a Christian, private, liberal-arts, comprehensive university closely affiliated with churches of the Stone-Campbell/Restoration Movement. From this unique heritage Northwest Christian University embraces the ideal that we are “Christians only” – but not the “only Christians” – and offers its resources to students and congregations of many church traditions. These students are affiliated with denominational and non-denominational groups, such as Presbyterian, Baptist, Methodist, Foursquare, Lutheran, Nazarene, Episcopal, Assembly of God, Catholic, and Community Churches. The University was founded in 1895 and is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.