Director, Office of Experiential Learning
Posting DetailsPosting Details Posting Number S02586P Working Title Director, Office of Experiential Learning Department COE Experiential Learning About the University of Georgia
The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (http://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.About the College/Unit/Department
The College of Education’s Office of Experiential Learning is committed to providing a range of field experiences that prepare our graduates to be impactful educators and professionals in a diverse society. We strive to make the process efficient and organized across all programs. Our team is dedicated to serving the College of Education in the following ways:
Developing school and community partnerships and administering clinical-related contracts
Arranging field experiences and clinical placements
Supporting research projects
Offering international student teaching opportunities and supporting other College of Education study abroad programs
Providing resources for students to engage as volunteers in the community
Providing general support and resources for satisfying the UGA experiential learning requirement
Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pmAdvertised Salary Commensurate with Experience Posting Date 02/14/2019 Open until filled Yes Closing Date Proposed Starting Date 03/11/2019 Special Instructions to Applicants Location of Vacancy Athens Area EEO Policy Statement
The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.Position Information Classification Title Student Services Professional Pay Grade FLSA Job Family FTE 1.00 Minimum Qualifications
Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.Preferred Qualifications Position Summary
Provide leadership for a team that makes field and clinical experience placements for students in the College of Education and its partner programs across the university. Communicate with senior leaders and internal and external constituent groups to coordinate placements and other clinical experiences for students. Serve as the lead college representative in ensuring the college’s commitment to the experiential learning requirement. Assist in forming and enhancing relationships with community partners. Oversee data management and analysis for reporting purposes to required agencies and to improve operations.Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
Master’s degree in a related field.Physical Demands
Willing to sit for long periods of time.
Use of office equipment/computer for extended periods of time.
Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.Duties/Responsibilities Duties/Responsibilities
Manage the day-to-day operations and provide supervision for the unit responsible for arranging a high volume of field and clinical placements for the College of Education and UGA/COE (College of Education) partner teacher preparation programs. Supervise staff who assist with study abroad. Directly communicate with key community stakeholders and state agencies. Oversee use of databases and other tools to facilitate the work of the office. Provide leadership in developing and implementing policies and procedures that will ensure data integrity to inform state program approval and accreditation needs.Percentage of time 50 Duties/Responsibilities Duties/Responsibilities
Manage a portfolio of placements to support required clinical and field experiences for education and allied health students. Ensure compliance with state requirements for mentors and establish memoranda of agreement when needed.Percentage of time 25 Duties/Responsibilities Duties/Responsibilities
Assist faculty in the development of experiential learning proposals across the broad array of creative, global, internship, leadership, research, and service opportunities in which students can engage. Shepard proposals for university consideration through the approval office. Support faculty in their development of experiential learning proposals and assist students in obtaining clearance for uniquely design experiences to meet the experiential learning requirementPercentage of time 15 Duties/Responsibilities Duties/Responsibilities
Assist faculty in engaging community stakeholders to facilitate field-based and clinical learning experiences for programs within the College of Education and its partner programs. Collect data, assess the quality of those relationships, and provide feedback for program improvement.Percentage of time 10 Posting Specific Questions
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