Fieldwork Coordinator - School of Education
Job location: Pasadena, CA
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-05-06
The School of Education Fieldwork Coordinator is a full-time faculty member serving to coordinate the fieldwork portion of the intern, student teaching and residency programs. The Fieldwork Coordinator is responsible for the development, coordination and monitoring of student fieldwork and clinical practice experiences in collaboration with the Credential Analyst and SOE Faculty, fieldwork supervisors, and in compliance with CCTC standards.
The Fieldwork Coordinator will work directly within the Credential’s Office, working collaboratively with the Credential Analyst and reporting to the Dean of the School of Education.
- Recruit, train and assign fieldwork supervisors in collaboration with the Credential Analyst.
- Coordinate student teaching and intern placements in collaboration with the Credential Analyst.
- Collaborate with the Cal TPA coordinator to streamline preparation support for candidates.
- Seek to help strengthen and support partnerships with key school districts and other school locations (e.g., NPS sites) in California where teacher education candidates serve during their practicum, student teaching, intern or residency placements.
- Serve as an ambassador for POC’s School of Education credential programs at some recruitment, New Student Orientation and Open House events.
- Represent the SOE in various settings, including internal collaboration with college offices as well as external partners, such as districts, community-based agencies, state and professional associations which will enhance the programs and services of the SOE.
- Identify and assess existing programs and services for the POC SOE including school-based opportunities, as well as partnerships across the college and with community agencies.
- Research partnership development opportunities for the SOE and advise the Dean’s Office on strategic priorities for candidate enrollment and placement.
- Create, coordinate, and implement partner recognition activities.
- Collaborate with core and admin faculty to strengthen the preparation of student teachers, interns and residents.
- Coordinate and facilitate mentor teacher and student teaching orientations.
- Teach all Directed Teaching and Seminar courses each spring and fall semesters.
- Assist with advancing the SOE through social media when appropriate.
- Assist with coordinating the implementation of new credentials as it relates to practicum and student teaching requirements.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Must be able to drive a personal vehicle to school sites and events primarily in Southern California but occasionally this position may require travel to the POC campus in Northern California (travel expenses paid). Therefore, a valid driver’s license and automobile insurance are required.
- Computer proficiency, including word processing, spreadsheets, and database management; especially with MS Office Suite.
- Requires strong organizational and problem-solving skills, strong interpersonal, teamwork and customer service skills, and strong written and oral communication skills.
- Understanding of and commitment to the mission of POC.
- Hold a valid California teaching credential.
ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES:
- Knowledge of California Credential Requirements, Teacher Performance Expectations, and State-adopted Academic Content Standards
- Experience mentoring student teachers and intern teachers
- Knowledge of the teaching profession
- Experience teaching in the field for at least three years in a K-12 school in California
The work may be sedentary at times and require sitting for extended periods of time. The work also requires the ability to travel to various school sites when needed. Use of computer equipment: computer keyboard, mouse, and monitor. Vision to read documents, email and other correspondence, and reports on paper and computer monitor. Hearing and speaking to communicate effectively with others in person and by phone. Will also stand, stoop, push, pull, and lift up to 10 lbs throughout the day.
- Master’s degree in related education field
- Doctoral degree preferred
- Exemplary professional experience
- Valid Multiple Subject and/or Education Specialist Instruction Credential California teaching credential
- Teaching experience within California public or private schools
Pacific Oaks offers a generous compensation and benefits package, as well as the opportunity to work for a leader in the field of diversity and social justice. Some of our key benefits include: generous paid time-off, medical, vision, and dental coverage, company-paid life and disability insurance, 403b with employer contribution, multiple flexible spending accounts (FSA), tuition discount, and other perks.
Pacific Oaks is an affiliate of TCS Education System. To apply for this position or others, visit our Careers’ Page at: www.pacificoaks.edu
Pacific Oaks participates in E-Verify and verifies identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Pacific Oaks offers equal employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, parental status, housing status, source of income or military status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.