Program Specialist 2 - Education - Field Experience

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Working TitleProgram Specialist 2 - Education - Field ExperiencePosting Number2020018CPClassification TitleProgram Specialist 2Classification Code107IRCW Exemption CriteriaNo ExemptionEWU Position NumberC99256CUPA CodeNo MatchFLSANon-ExemptBargaining Unit BU 1% Full Time100%Salary / Wage RangeCS - 42Salary Information

The salary range for this position is $40,308 (minimum) up to $52,476. Where the hired candidate will begin within this range is dependent on education, experience and skills.

Anticipated Start DateASAPTerm of Appointment100%LocationCheney, WACountySpokaneProject Description

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Project DurationN/ABackground CheckYes - BothResponsible HR UserResponsible HR User Email addressJob Summary

Eastern Washington University seeks a full time Program Specialist 2 to support our Department of Education and the Field Experience programs.

The Program Specialist 2 is responsible for the planning, coordination, development, communication, and implementation of the Field Experience program’s functions, components and processes. He/she will assist the Professional Educator Programs as assigned with a focus on meeting specific specialized program needs involving internships, practicum, field experiences, and partnerships with P12 districts.

Position reports to the Administrative Assistant 4. The individual will work closely with individual members of the leadership team including, but not limited to Education Department Program Directors, the Assessment Director, and other designated parties.

This individual must be able to self-determine and undertake work requirements; plan, organize, achieve deadlines; exercise independent reasoning and decision making; analyze problems; use discretion and keep confidentiality.

He/she will access and interpret policies and procedures specific to the Field Experience portion of educator preparation programs. He/she will interact on a daily basis with P-12 schools, supervisors, cooperating teachers, cross-campus Education faculty, staff, students, Education Department administration, and other departments at EWU and outside entities.

Applications will be accepted through September 14, 2020, and screening of applications will begin the next day. All materials will be held in strictest confidence; references will not be contacted until candidates have been notified.

About Eastern Washington University

Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to our primary campus in Cheney, we also offer programs in Spokane’s innovative University-District, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.

Diversity Statement

Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

Conditions of Employment

This position, during the course of university employment will be involved in the receipt of, or accountability for, university funds or other items of value; as well as the unsupervised access with the developmentally disabled, vulnerable adults or children under the age of 16. The offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion and passing of a background check prior to beginning employment.

Physical Demands

None Anticipated.

Essential Functions Analysis forms (“EFA”) describe the physical and mental demands associated with our positions. You may access this document at the link provided below:
EFA for Program Specialist 2 – Education – Field Experience Position

Pre-Placement Physical NoHearing Test NoMedical Monitoring Post Hire NoProtective Equipment

None anticipated

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree, any field
  • At least two years of full time work experience at an educational institution (college, university, or P-12) that must be relevant to the program that this position supports (Department of Education Field Experience Programs). To be considered qualifying, your work experience must include at least two of the following kinds of work experiences listed below; be sure to clearly identify in your cover letter how you meet this work experience requirement:
    • Student services involving advising, counseling, and/or consulting regarding program functions, policies, procedures, regulations
    • Field placement facilitation
    • Serving as a liaison between the organization and external entities on matters of substance as the designated first point of contact
    • Responsibility for building and maintaining official partnerships, initiating partnership agreements, or other forms of outreach
    • Other work directly related to job responsibilities (review job description for guidance)
    • A completed degree in Education may be substituted for the work experience requirement.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task, develop, oversee, organize, implement, evaluate outcomes and modify tasks
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Superior interpersonal skills including demonstrated ability to apply a culturally responsive and flexible approach that is sensitive to the needs of the students, faculty, administrators and our P-12 partners as well as the requirements of the program, Eastern and the State of Washington
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and foster strong working relationships both within and external to the organization
  • Demonstrated competency in computer skills including utilization of MS Office applications for word processing, records maintenance, development and use of forms, and calendar applications, with a willingness to learn platforms and applications as they emerge
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Excel spreadsheets and databases, including pivot tables, macros, and formulas
  • Demonstrated ability to apply a culturally responsive and flexible approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal accessibility, of our students, faculty, staff and the public.
Preferred Qualifications

Preference may be given to current or former employees of Eastern Washington University.

  • Work experience involving one or more of the following: higher education, student services, P-12 education, and/or any kind of field placement program
  • Degree in Education
  • WordPress
Other Skills and Abilities
  • Flexibility
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Time Management
  • Attention to Detail
Work Schedule TypeRegularWork Schedule

Typically 8am – 5pm, but may be required to work evenings and/or weekends to fulfill special projects.

Posting Date09/04/2020Open Until Further NoticeNoClosing Date09/14/2020Screening to Begin09/15/2020Special Instructions to Applicants

It is strongly recommended that you print a copy of these instructions and the position posting before you begin to complete the online application, as the instructions will not be viewable once you begin the application process.

Submit your application materials through our online applications portal located here: https://jobs.hr.ewu.edu. If you are unable to submit through the applicant portal, please contact Human Resources Services at (509) 359-2381. Position is open through September 14th; screening will begin the next day. All materials will be held in the strictest confidence; references will not be contacted until candidates have been notified.

Required documentation includes all of the items listed below:

  • Cover letter: please describe how you meet each of the required and preferred qualifications
  • Resume to include work history and major duties, education, and any specialized training or skills related to the position
  • List of at least 3 professional references including names, title, organization name, phone numbers, email addresses, and their connection to you
  • Additionally, as an equal opportunity employer with a multicultural staff and student population, we are interested in how your qualifications prepare you to work with diverse faculty, staff, and student populations representing various cultures and backgrounds that may be different from your own. You will be asked to respond to this prompt as part of the online application process: Please describe how you will apply an approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal access, of our students, faculty, staff, and the public.
Application Types AcceptedProfile Job Duties

% of Time80Responsibility / Duty

Field Experience:

  • Plan, develop, implement and coordinate functions, components, and processes
  • Serve as liaison between educator programs field placements and P12 districts
  • Assess program needs at the direction of and in consultation with the leadership team
  • Develop courses of action to carry out program activities
  • Provide consultation to program participants and outside entities regarding functions of the program.
  • Interpret, review and apply program specific policies, procedures and regulations
  • Participate actively in outreach to our partner P-12 schools
  • Build cross-campus and P-12 partnerships for placements
  • Contact new schools and help identify potential new partnerships for field and clinical practicum placements, to include all undergraduate and graduate programs
  • In consultation with program directors, take responsibility for placing teacher candidates in the P-12 schools for field and clinical practicum experience; coordinate placements for other programs, to include all undergraduate and graduate programs
  • Trouble-shoot day-to-day field placements as needed
  • Assist with review of teacher mentor qualifications to inform placement decisions
  • Takes and transcribes meeting minutes as needed
  • Collaborate with appropriate supervisor for any shared student or NSH position prior to assigning tasks. May directly supervise non-student hourly (NHS) and students. The supervisory needs of NSH and student employees will be dependent on the needs of the department and deemed by the department chair.
  • Provide administrative support to Field Supervisors as requested by the Department Chair
  • Other program duties as assigned and as needed by the department
Essential Function IndicatorYes% of Time20Responsibility / Duty

Advising/student service:

  • Serve as the first point of contact for students during the Field Experience part of their program
  • Provide occasional advising to students who are Education majors on department, college and university requirements and career opportunities (faculty are designated as primary advisors)
  • Consult with students, demonstrating a culturally responsive and flexible approach, and listen to assist students to identify problems
  • Make recommendations to resolve problems within scope of position and requirements of the program, EWU and the State, or refer the student to appropriate EWU personnel or other resource
Essential Function IndicatorYesPosting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * As an equal opportunity employer with a multicultural staff and student population, we are interested in how your qualifications prepare you to work with diverse faculty, staff, and student populations representing various cultures and backgrounds that may be different from your own. Please describe how you will apply an approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal access, of our students, faculty, staff, and the public.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of Professional References
Optional Documents
  1. DD214 Form

 

 

 

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