University of North Texas Dallas - Executive Director, The Emerging Teacher Institute
Beginning in the Fall of 2016, the School of Education at the University of North Texas at Dallas rebranded to become The Emerging Teacher Institute (ETI) based on the transformation of its approach to teacher preparation and the need to become competency-based. Acknowledging that teacher preparation is complex and the competencies and skills teachers need have evolved along with the importance to ensure sustainable and effective partnerships with local schools and school districts as co-partners in teacher development, ETI has created positive turbulence in the DFW region anchored in its innovative design and approaches.Accordingly, while the heart and soul of ETI is its faculty and staff, the need to find an executive director to support its growth and successfully ability to be and remain among the best producers of teachers in the region, state, and nation has become pressing, especially an executive director that possesses the ability to push the Institute to imagine and implement creative, innovative, and high-quality approaches to teacher candidate clinical formation and instructional competency.Reporting directly to the Dean, the Executive Director will be responsible for the following:Strategic Thinking & Vision Setting* In collaboration with leadership, faculty and staff, shape and provide vision and direction for ETI, allowing it to maximize its impact in the near, short, and longer terms.* Develop and establish ETI-wide goals that are both ambitious and realistic, especially in terms of teacher preparation, clinical formation, and impact.* Serve as a thought leader within the broader ETI community and DFW teacher preparation ecology; share best practices and insights from ETI with broader stakeholders, local, state, and national.Clinical & Instructional Formation* Contribute extensive knowledge of high-impact teacher development and training and competency attainment for teacher candidates.* Oversee ETI?s full year residency and field-based approach to teacher preparation.* Shape and lead ETI?s clinical and instructional formation process in an inclusive, collaborative way with core faculty and staff, as well as school and district partners.* Shape and refine ETI?s competency-based approach to teacher preparation through implementation of an in effective data-based tracking and decision-making model.* Oversee the identification and translation of effective clinical practices to push ETI to remain on the leading edge of teacher preparation.* Develop a measurement and evaluation framework and data collection strategy to evaluate teacher candidate pre-service development and impact post-graduation.Relationship Building & Partnerships* Cultivate and nurture partnerships with local schools and districts to ensure effective clinical pathways for ETI?s teacher candidates.* Cultivate and nurture partnerships with mission-aligned community- and education-based organizations and networks through an educator ecology collective impact framework.* Serve as key external voice and representative for ETI, acting as ambassador, thought partner, and advocate with all critical stakeholders.* Collaborate with the Dean and others to grow a sustainable, diversified funding base, allowing ETI to fund its current future annual budgets.People & Operations Management* Coach, develop, manage, and lead ETI?s core clinical and instructional team, both full and part-time, and a small team of full- and part-time recruiters.* Develop and implement a professional learning community among all faculty and staff and other stakeholders around clinical and instructional outcomes and processes.* Develop and lead all aspects of ETI candidate attraction, recruitment, and enrollment ensuring ambitious and realistic growth across ETI?s degree programs. * Develop and lead, in partnership with the Dean, the UNT Dallas marketing team, and other public relations partners, ETI?s marketing and outreach efforts, both traditional and digital.* Shape and nurture a professional culture across ETI that balances results-orientation with fun, vibrancy, collaboration, and mutual development.The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate. The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.