Responsible for developing/administering policies and procedures, budgetary decisions, extensive scope/impact of decisions on both internal and external contacts. This level position will be responsible for a subdivision/sub-unit of a department.
The Director oversees all functions of the Clinical Experiences, Placements, and Partnerships office in the Bagwell College of Education and reports to the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies. The director interacts with top-level administrators (other directors, chairs, associate deans, and dean) in all teacher education programs at Kennesaw State University and supervises six staff. The director is responsible for facilitating (and possibly offering) professional development opportunities for field supervisors and collaborating teachers and provides leadership to the Educator Preparation Provider (EPP) in establishing partnerships with P-12 schools and other agencies. The director serves as the university's liaison between schools and the KSU community regarding any concerns related to candidates and field/clinical placements.
Specifically, the director:
1) oversees the development of orientations for clinical experience candidates and other workshops as needed (e.g., active shooter training, ethics, interviewing, co-teaching workshops);
2) works collaboratively with ESS to establish and maintain processes, policies, and procedures regarding criminal background checks, eligibility to enter the field, and verification of student insurance for all candidates and makes recommendations to the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies for changes;
3) facilitates the development of professional development workshops (e.g., CAPs) for field supervisors and collaborating teachers on an annual basis;
4) coordinates and conducts initial needs assessments with partnership districts to identify and prioritize needs and conducts regular follow-up assessments of quality and effectiveness of services and initiatives related to partnerships;
5) collaborates with program coordinators and P-12 partners to develop, revise, and renew partnerships in response to changing state and district-level needs;
6) maintains an active and engaged Partnership and Advisory Committee comprised of P-12 teachers, administrators, alumni, and KSU faculty.
7) represents the EPP on related committees at the P-12 district, state and regional levels (e.g., Georgia Field Directors and RESAs);
8) facilitates EPP initiatives to establish Professional Development Schools;
9) coordinates with the BCOE Quality Assurance Office to ensure compliance with Standard 2 and develops and maintains a reliable method for tracking, monitoring, and reporting all CAEP assessment data;
10) serves as chair of CAEP Council for Standard 2 and serves on the EPP Steering Committee;
11) attends state and national accreditation meetings and conferences to remain abreast of accreditation requirements and innovative ideas for clinical experiences;
12) effectively uses technology to streamline data collection and reporting and provide professional development to faculty to facilitate their data collection and reporting responsibilities
13) oversees the office's website and all business processes;
14) oversees all EPP field and clinical placements and monitors, evaluates, and maintains up-to-date placement data;
15) meets routinely with coordinators and other individuals to clarify placement needs;
16) coordinates the payment of stipends to all collaborating teachers;
17) maintains an up-to-date placement handbook for candidates, supervisors, and collaborating teachers;
18) manages and monitors the office budget;
19) evaluates staff;
20) evaluates, monitors, and uses feedback to make improvements in the operations of CEPP.
As part of the background check process, this position WILL require a satisfactory Consumer Credit check and MVR (Motor Vehicle Report) as a condition of employment. See http://hr.kennesaw.edu/managers/docs/Credit_check_criteria.pdf and http://www.usg.edu/hr/manual/motor_vehicle_use for policy guidelines.
Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and/or veteran status.
Bachelor's degree and 5+ years comparable/related experience; management/supervisory skills are required.
An advanced degree, preferably an Ed.S. or doctorate in education or a related field.
Three years of experience hiring, supervising/monitoring, and evaluating personnel.
Previous experience delivering professional development workshops and/or delivering professional presentations to educational audiences.
Three years of experience building partnerships and/or collaborating with schools and/or other educational agencies.
Successful experience working in a dynamic setting building consensus.
Demonstrated experience using technology to streamline business processes.
Successful experience leading a major change initiative.