Director of Outreach for the Principal Fellows Program

Fayetteville, AR
Jul 08, 2017
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Posting Number NC799P

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Working Title Director of Outreach for the Principal Fellows Program

Position Number 15558

Department Curriculum and Instruction

About the University

Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,100 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.
Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country's finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation's best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.
As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

About the College/Department

The College of Education and Health Professions comprises five academic departments with more than 100 faculty members, the university's intramural and recreational sports department, and 17 research and service units. The Curriculum and Instruction Department prepares students for many careers in education. CIED offers majors and concentrations in career and technical education, childhood/elementary education, educational leadership, educational technology, secondary education, special education, school administration, and gifted and talented education.

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Job Type Staff

Summary of Job Duties

The Director of Outreach for the Principal Fellows Program develops, communicates, invests others in, and manages the delivery of the internship and cohort training, and the on-going professional development program for new and existing Principal Fellows. This position will be based in Little Rock, Arkansas with frequent travel to the Arkansas Delta and Northwest AR.

The Director of Outreach for the Principal Fellows Program will ensure the success of the fellows by fostering close working relationships with the University of Arkansas Principal Fellow leadership team. Responsibilities will include traveling to and observing fellows' internship experiences; providing detailed oral and written feedback; communicating with principals, mentors, and other stakeholders regarding fellows' progress; and assisting fellows with long-term goal-setting and monitoring progress towards goals. This position will also be called on to assist with the recruitment and selection process of the fellows. This position must be able and willing to travel across the state by automobile (with mileage reimbursement) and be available to work some nights and weekends.

Minimum Qualifications: Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.
  • Bachelor's degree in education or related area that leads to teaching certification
  • Three or more years of experience as an educator in a low-income area or need-based school district
  • One or more years working with economically disadvantaged youth

Does this job require any license(s)/certification(s)? Yes

If yes, please specify Arkansas Teaching Certificate or other state equivelant

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree in Educational Leadership
  • Two or more years of experience organizing and working with educators and/or leadership training programs
  • Two or more years in a principal or assistant principal position preferably in a high needs school

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
  • Knowledge of Educator and/or Leadership Training Programs
  • Demonstrable communication skills - both writing and verbal
  • Demonstrable ability to work effectively in developing partnerships with school leaders who are not previously known by the applicant

Physical activities associated with this position

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance 479-575-4019.


  • Driving
  • Feeling
  • Lifting
  • Reaching
  • Sitting
  • Standing


  • Walking


  • Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding
  • Hearing
  • Repetitive motion
  • Talking

The worker is required to have visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes. The worker is required to have visual acuity to operate motor vehicles and/or heavy equipment.

Physical Conditions None. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).

Work Schedule Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Overtime Eligible No

Is this position weather/event essential? If yes, the employee in this position will report to work at the scheduled time when the University is closed due to inclement conditions. No

Work Location/Building Little Rock, Arkansas

Benefits Eligible Yes

Appointment Percent 100

Salary $52,170

Does this Position require a Motor Vehicle Reports Check? Yes

Does this position require a background check? Yes

If yes, please specify
  • Criminal background check
  • Sex offender registry check
  • MVR (Motor Vehicle Registry) check

Does this position require a substance abuse test? No

Pre-employment Screening Requirements

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check, sex offender registry check, and MVR check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Posting Detail Information

Future Open Date

Close Date 07/23/2017

Open Until Filled No

Anticipated Start Date

Anticipated End Date (for temporary appointments) 12/14/2018

Recruitment Contact Information

Dr. Richard Abernathy
Executive Director of Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators

All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A's employment system at Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Special Instructions Summary

Hiring Location 222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.

EEO Statement

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Internal Posting No

City, St. Little Rock, AR

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a bachelor's degree in education or related area that leads to a teaching certification?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have three or more years of experience as an educator in a low-income area or need-based school district?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a year or more working with economically disadvantaged youth?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Have you demonstrated ability to work effectively in developing partnerships with school leaders who are not previously known to you? Give an example.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Give an example of where you used verbal communication skills to negotiate a win/win with parents or other teachers.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Writing Sample(s)
  4. Certificate
  5. Letter(s) of Recommendation (1)
  6. Letter(s) of Recommendation (2)
  7. Letter(s) of Recommendation (3)
  8. List of five Professional References (name, title, email address and contact number)
Optional Documents
  1. Proof of Veterans Status