Director of Support for Teacher Education Programs & Global Student Teaching

Job description

The School of Education invites applications for the position of Director of Support for Teacher Education Programs and Global Student Teaching. The Support for Teacher Education Programs (STEP) and Global Student Teaching Office oversees all student preparation field experiences, coordinates the Professional Development School Network (PDSN), and all programs organized by these groups.

Consistent with The College of New Jersey's clear public service mandate, the School of Education is committed to preparing exceptional teachers and clinicians. The basic tenet underlying our practice is our accepted truth that individuals can learn and grow, and deserve schools/clinics and teachers/clinicians that respect their individual needs and circumstances while striving to give them the knowledge and skills to be successful in the large society.

The Director leads the work of the Professional Development School Network (PDSN) and Support for Teacher Education Programs (STEP) and Global Student Teaching Office. The director serves as the liaison to school districts wherever teacher candidates are placed as part of their clinical field experiences (e.g. student teaching, clinical practice, and graduate internships and practica). The director administers all aspects of the Global Student Teaching program, including forming partnerships with international schools, recruiting and interviewing placements, and maintaining this signature program. The director also plans and coordinates all professional development programs, the Summer Institute for Teaching and Learning, and Professional Development Day seminars. The director leads the work of the Teachers as Scholars programs which are designed as professional development programs for PDSN teachers.

Required Experience & Qualifications

  • Master's degree from an accredited college or university.
  • At least three years of experience in higher education and experience as P-12 teacher, principal, and/or school administrator.
  • Demonstrates effective oral and written communication skills and is able to utilize technology effectively in the management of the program.
  • Knowledge of best practices in teaching and school administration and the management and operation of schools and school districts.
  • Ability to relate to students, staff, and school district personnel in the delivery of services to each constituency and is cooperative and collaborative with colleagues.
  • Ability to work with a variety of constituencies, including students, faculty, support staff, and school district personnel.

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Understanding of international school settings.
  • Knowledge of school districts located in New Jersey.

The College offers a generous benefits package that includes health, dental, vision and prescription plans, as well as pension, paid leave time and tuition savings programs. The state title for this position is Director, and is not included for membership in a bargaining unit. Salary is competitive and commensurate with education and experience.

Contact Information

Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, and three professional references with the electronic application. Resumes will be considered through 4/26/19. Resumes received after that date will only be considered if a suitable applicant has not been identified.

Final offer of employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation. This position will start on July 1, 2019.

About The College of New Jersey

Founded in 1855, The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), ranked one of the 100 Best Colleges to Work by The Chronicle of Higher Education, is a highly selective, comprehensive, residential institution recognized as one of the outstanding public colleges in the country. TCNJ has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. Emphasizing a residential experience for its nearly 6,000 undergraduates, TCNJ is one of Barron's 75 "Most Competitive" American colleges, and U.S. News & World Report's No. 1 public institution of its kind in the northern region of the country. The College also offers focused graduate programs in nursing, education and English, with new MBA and public health programs in development.

A strong liberal arts core forms the foundation for programs offered through TCNJ's seven schools - Arts & Communication; Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Education; Science; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Engineering. TCNJ faculty members are teacher-scholars who share a commitment to liberal learning. TCNJ is located within an hour, by train, of NYC and Philadelphia. The College's campus is set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township and is known for its natural beauty. TCNJ has 39 major buildings, including the 4th-best college library in the nation, according to the Princeton Review. The School of Business, ranked a Top 50 Undergraduate Business School by Poets & Quants, enrolls over 1100 undergraduate majors. For more information, visit

To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.




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Job No: 1292
Posted: 4/17/2019
Application Due: 6/16/2019
Work Type:
Salary: Negotiable