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Program Coordinator II - Phyllis J. Washington College of Education

Company name
The University of Montana

Salary
$16.25/hr

Location
Missoula, MT, United States

Employment Type
Full-Time

Industry
Education

Posted on
Aug 11, 2021

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The

Phyllis J. Washington College of Education

invites applications for a

Program Coordinator II.

This position is located in the Office of Field Experiences and The Program Coordinator II will report directly to the Director of Field Experiences. This office arranges field placements related to the clinical preparation of teacher candidates in P-12 settings in accordance with the policies of the Montana Office of Public Instruction and UM’s Department of Teaching and Learning. The Program Coordinator II is a representative for the Office of Field Experiences and a liaison between the partner schools. They help to secure student teaching placements and field experiences, support university supervisors, cooperating teachers, and teacher candidates. Additionally, they are responsible for related administrative tasks such as payroll and assorted budgetary tasks.

Key responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to:

Oversight and Coordination of Clinical Experience Efforts

Coordinates clinical experience placements of T & L Secondary Ed 202, and Ed 395 in schools within a 30-mile radius of Missoula.

Arranges placements of teacher candidates for student teaching by working with school administrators and/or district human resources offices.

Processes requests for professional development credit for cooperating teachers.

Co-develops and presents seminars each semester to support candidates’ professional development during their field experiences.

Meets with candidates who apply to student teach to discuss program expectations and candidate placement preferences.

Attends meetings on behalf of the director as needed.

Accompanies the director to on-site visits during the semester at participating schools as needed.

Leads and/or participates in the following:

Assists in the development of guides, packets, videos, and handbooks for candidates, teachers, and supervisors.

Conducts surveys/studies relevant to field placements, student teaching, and supervision.

Oversees the intake, dissemination, storage, and advisement of background checks for all candidates seeking licensure.

Conducts informational sessions for clinical experiences to all secondary and special education candidates.

Fiscal Management

Collects and prepares payroll and employment records, determines appropriate method and amount of pay for university supervisors and cooperating teachers.

Organizes and submits mileage reimbursement for university supervisors.

Tracks and submits course registration fees for cooperating teachers and university supervisors.

Monitors revenue, tracks expenditures and reconciles finances.

Contributes to budget projections for the upcoming fiscal year.

Communication and Collaboration

Acts as a liaison between the College of Education and K-12 partner schools.

Collaborates with the director to develop a communication plan to promote awareness and understanding of field experience policies and protocol for students, UM faculty and administration, and P-12 partners.

Provides technical advice, problem-solving assistance, and answers to questions regarding student field performance.

Service to UM and the teacher preparation field

Participates in committees designed to improve the quality of service to students and colleagues.

Participates in planning the annual CoE Scholarship Reception.

Collaborates with UM Office of Experiential Learning and Career Success to support the annual Educators’ Career Fair.

Analysis and Evaluation

Assesses the effectiveness of field experiences in concert with others.

Ensures the collection of data and artifacts needed to meet accreditation standards.

This position requires incumbent to develop a working knowledge of

Understand and use Montana OPI and CAEP accreditation guidelines to inform policies and practices.

Knowledge of and ability to implement DOJ background check procedures in accordance with federal guidelines.

Ability to use campus applications such as Banner, Submittal, GrizMart, etc.

Required Skills

Strong interpersonal skills and positive attitude.

Ability to work independently and in collaboration with others.

Ability to exercise diplomacy and good judgment.

Basic knowledge of budgeting.

Familiarity with Microsoft Office.

Strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to present reports, offer seminars, and provide professional development opportunities.

Excellent organizational and time management skills as this position requires one to meet deadlines in a busy environment.

Ability to set priorities and pay attention to details.

Ability to maintain confidentiality and display professionalism.

Minimum Required Experience

Bachelor’s degree, as well as at least two (2) years of related work experience; or any combination of experience and education that would provide the competencies required to successfully discharge the duties assigned to this position.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience teaching in a P-12 school setting.

About the College of Education and UM

The Phyllis J. Washington College of Education shapes professional practices that contribute to the development of human potential. We are individuals in a community of lifelong learners, guided by respect for knowledge, human dignity and ethical behavior. To advance the physical, emotional, and intellectual health of a diverse society, we work together producing and disseminating knowledge as we educate learners.

The University of Montana is a flagship, research institution with over 9,000 students. It is located in Missoula, a culturally vibrant community of about 72,000, surrounded by mountain grandeur which was recently ranked in the “ top 20 best college towns with a population of less than 250,000

” by the American Institute for Economic Research and ranked 9th in Outside Magazine’s “ The 16 Greatest Places to Live in America” in 2014

. Many national publications recognize Missoula for its high quality of life

. Abundant recreational opportunities in surrounding state and national forests and nearby Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park complement a thriving intellectual atmosphere. The University of Montana offers eligible employees a generous benefits package that positively separates UM from other local employers and offers many programs and policies to support work-life balance for its employees.

The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its five priorities for action

: Place student success at the center of all we do; drive excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research; embody the principle of “mission first, people always; partner with place; and proudly tell the UM story.

To learn more about the University of Montana, Missoula, and the State of Montana, please visit the links below.

University of Montana

Video: UM Lifestyles

University Highlights

Position Details

Position Title:

Program Coordinator II

Position Number:

067630

Department:

Phyllis J. Washington College of Education

Work Schedule:

Full-time, 1.0 FTE (40 Hours a week), Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 12 months/year.

Salary:

$16.25/hr

For questions and details regarding the staff compensation plan

, email the

Compensation Department

Union Affiliation:

FOCUS-MPFE

Probationary Period:

Six months minimum

Benefits Include

Insurance package, mandatory retirement plan, partial tuition waiver, and wellness program.

Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to the Offer of Employment In accordance with University regulations, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference

Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References:

References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing:

Individual hiring departments at UM may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility:

All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

Company info

The University of Montana
Website : https://www.umt.edu

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