Assistant Director of Office of Field Experiences

Job description

Category:: Professional Staff
Department:: College of Education
Locations:: Fredonia, NY
Posted:: Jul 10, '18
Type:: Full-time

About State University of New York at Fredonia:

The State University of New York at Fredonia is a comprehensive, selective, public, residential, liberal arts university located in beautiful Western New York, just minutes from Lake Erie. Founded in 1826, the university is among the most storied in the State University of New York system and is the first in the SUNY system to be awarded the SUNY Shared Governance Award. It is home to a world-renowned School of Music and over 100 degree programs in the liberal arts, natural and social sciences, education, mathematics, and business. Fredonia also features cutting-edge programs in the emerging fields of technology, service, and communication and is consistently ranked among the top public, master's granting universities in the North by U.S. News and World Report.

Fredonia is known for its strong academic programs, attractive architecture and grounds, rich campus life, and commitment to student engagement and success. Fredonia is focused on ensuring that all Fredonia students, utilizing knowledge developed through a broad range of intellectual experiences, will be:

  • Skilled (develop Intellectual and Applied Skills, Literacies and Knowledge),
  • Connected (engage Community and Diversity: Local Stewardship, Global Citizenship),
  • Creative (demonstrate Scholarship, Artistry, and Innovation), and
  • Responsible (activate Sustainability, Ethics, Leadership, and Professionalism).

Read a message from State University of New York at Fredonia's President.

Job Description:

The Assistant Director of the Office of Field Experiences (OFE) works collaboratively with the OFE Director and serves as a college representative in working with school district and community liaisons in all areas related to Early Field Experiences. The Assistant Director will oversee teacher candidate placements requiring supervised visits, as well as conduct classroom observations. They will supervise and coordinate the services of Graduate Assistants, meet superintendents, building principals, and cooperating teachers to identify their needs and ways to improve the Early Field Experience programs. The Assistant Director will assist in creating clinically rich partnerships with local schools. This person will also lead meetings to reflect and respond to the needs of the Early Field Experiences, communicate regularly with professors, Chairs, Program Coordinators, Associate Dean, and Dean regarding the program. The Assistant Director will work collaboratively with the Director and assist with all data collection and aggregation for ongoing program review.

Rewards & Benefits

  • Competitive compensation plus comprehensive benefits plan including health, dental, and vision insurance and retirement plan options including a fixed pension plan or a 401(A) with generous employer contributions;
  • Paid leave provisions including sick and holiday leave; impressive educational benefits including tuition-free study plus supplemental tuition aid;
  • A rich array of services, programs and benefits to help employees advance in their career and enhance the quality of their personal life, including professional development programs and services, employee EAP and wellness programs, discounted membership to the on-campus fitness center, and access to the Campus and Community Child Care Center.


Reporting to the Director of the Office of Field Experiences, the successful candidate will:

  • Communicate with school administrators, cooperating teachers, and Fredonia faculty to develop and maintain placement opportunities and clinical partnerships;
  • Conduct field-based observations for teacher candidates;
  • Assist with training for teacher candidates, Clinical Field Supervisors, and Cooperating Teachers;
  • Maintain accurate records and assessment data;
  • Compile annual report data;
  • Supervise the continued development of the field placement database and its integration into the College of Education data management system;
  • Oversee Graduate Assistants who supervise Early Field Experience placements in the schools;
  • Serve on committees, and provide service to the Office of Field Experiences, college, and the university;
  • Be aware of, understand, and follow all university policies.



  • Master's Degree in education or related field;
  • Teacher Certification and teaching and/or education related work experience;
  • Experience with program coordination and/or facilitation;
  • Valid Driver's License;
  • Organizational and interpersonal skills;
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills;
  • Demonstrated success in communicating with the public;
  • Computer skills in word processing, spreadsheet, and database management;
  • Demonstrates strong commitment to serving the public;
  • Demonstrates commitment to cultural diversity;
  • Demonstrates ability to work collegially and as a team player by fostering positive relationships with students, staff, faculty, and administrators at all levels;
  • Demonstrated commitment to the university, division, and profession.


  • Recent experience working in an Office of Field Experience or similar setting;
  • Interest in, and commitment to, community engagement.

Additional Information:

This is a full-time, term appointed position beginning August 9, 2018.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Fredonia prides itself on an outstanding workforce. To continually support organizational excellence, the university conducts background screens on applicants.

An Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer, Fredonia provides for, and promotes, equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment, without discrimination.

Pursuant to University policy, the University is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to services, programs, and activities, without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, or domestic violence victim status. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the University community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law, or treated adversely or retaliated against based upon a protected characteristic.

The University's policy is in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations prohibiting unlawful discrimination and harassment. These laws include the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as Amended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972, and the New York State Human Rights Law. These laws prohibit discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at [email protected].

Application Instructions:

Interested candidates shall apply and submit the required documents listed below by clicking on the APPLY NOW button. Complete applications received by July 30, 2018 will be given full consideration. Names and contact information for three professional references are required as part of the application.

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/CV

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Posted: 7/10/2018
Application Due: 12/28/2018
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