Instructor: Middle School Coordinator

Job ID 23993
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Location Columbia

Benefit Eligibility

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Job Description

PURPOSE: Lead our middle school programs (MSGL and Sixth Grade). Support our instructional teams and processes internally and externally (partner schools)


  • Content expert, Teacher Assistant manager, and model for student interactions in the following:
  • Lead the Middle School Global Leaders program (currently in Brazil with hopes to expand to other places)
  • Lead the new Sixth Grade program
  • Lead or support in high school English courses as needed

  • Close collaboration with the Director of Academic Affairs and Instructional Coordinator
  • Support, train, and mentor lead instructors
  • Represent Mizzou K-12 at conferences, presentations, and professional development sessions (domestic and international)
  • Coordinate between international partners and our guidance, student services, business, development, and academic departments to streamline processes.
  • Problem-solve academic issues as they arise, including academic integrity/plagiarism
  • Assist with personnel decisions as requested
  • Follow up with instructional teams (MK12 and partner) to ensure that we are meeting excellent standards in student achievement and engagement.

  • Facilitate relationships between our MK12 Leads and key stakeholders at MSGL schools through email and information sharing.
  • Assist Director of Academic Affairs with external and internal communication
  • Seek out causes to celebrate (student and teacher success)
  • Assist the Director of Academic Affairs with outreach on social media and other communication outlets.

  • Lead course author for eighth grade curriculum in MSGL
  • Active member of the 7th grade revision team for MSGL
  • Assist with the process of translating MSGL ready for other partners beyond Brazil
  • Active member of the new sixth grade development team (role still to be determined)

  • Stay up-to-date on all of our learning management, student information, and other data systems
  • Professional flexibility

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Self-directed individual with excellent computer skills
  • Missouri teacher certification (or ability to obtain)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience in educational leadership through teacher coaching/mentoring, division, chair, or other leadership capacities. Experience teaching online/blended courses.

SALARY RANGE: $50,000 - $55,000

  • An updated resume highlighting teaching experience
  • A cover letter expressing interest and fit for the position
  • The names and contact information of 3 professional references

About the College of Education: The College of Education is ranked among the top doctoral granting colleges of education in the country. Today, the College has a student population of approximately 1,100 undergraduates and 1,500 graduate students with 74 tenured/tenure-track and 27 full-time non-tenure track faculty members. The College recently completed a new strategic plan and is financially well positioned to invest in opportunities for innovative ideas in support of the plan. Annual expenditures for externally funded projects are approximately $15.5 million with funded projects in research, instruction and public service. Our research portfolio has increased significantly in recent years, and is poised for continued significant strategic growth. The College is a leader on the campus and is nationally recognized for its distance and online education programs.

About MU: MU is the oldest state university west of the Mississippi River and the largest of the four institutions in the University of Missouri System. In 1848, MU became the first public university in the nation to open a college specific to teacher preparation. Cultural diversity is an important goal supported by the Department, College, and MU. More information is available on the web at:

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