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Coordinator - Theory & Practice in Teacher Education

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN
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Coordinator - Theory & Practice in Teacher Education

Regular, Full-time, Market Range 10

University Assisted Community Schools Coordinator

Theory and Practice in Teacher Education

College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

The College of Education, Health and Human Sciences at the University of Tennessee is seeking a University Assisted Community Schools Coordinator in the Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education (TPTE). We seek a new Community Schools Coordinator to join our team of University Assisted Community Schools. The role coordinator is to provide day-to-day leadership of the full-service community schools including development, implementation, facilitation, and evaluation of a wide array of programming at Sunbright School (P-12) in Morgan County.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Position begins August 2021.


The primary duty of this role is to work with Sunbright School (P-12) leadership and UT’s Director of University Assisted Community Schools (UACS) to identify, develop and evaluate short- and long-term strategic UACS programs and projects aligned with Sunbright School’s vision and goals. 

  • Provide daily oversight for the UACS program and services for youth, parents, and community members, while working in coordination with the site principal and other school staff.
  • Develop and plan after-school program offerings, both academic and enrichment related, with input from staff, students, administration, and parents assuring culturally responsive curriculum and assessments of a diverse student population.
  • Plan and coordinate family participation events in order to strengthen family connections and foster a sense of community in the program.
  • Coordinate communications between school day and after-school staff.
  • Responsible for hiring new staff and establishing performance standards for supervised staff performed by community schools’ staff.
  • Coordinate and supervise volunteers from the community and University assuring compliance with Morgan County Schools and University policy for programs serving minors.
  • Serve as a member of the school student support and attendance team to identify students at risk of chronic absence and disciplinary action, collaborating with the school, families, and community to provide necessary supports.
  • Develop and facilitate a site-specific coalition of community partners comprised of agencies, organizations, and entities that provide services in support of the school’s mission and priorities. Guide and support the coalition of partners to assure programs and services are aligned and focused on results relevant to the priorities established by the school's leadership team.
  • Identify potential sources of funding, write grants, and effectively manage budget for all grants, gifts, and sources of support for University Assisted Community Schools.
  • Work closely with the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences' Director of  University Assisted Community Schools to assure fiscal accuracy and accountability.

Required Qualifications:

  • Masters’ degree or commensurate with experience.
  • Experience or knowledge working in rural setting serving diverse populations.
  • Five years’ experience teaching or supervising children including experience working with at-risk youth.
  • Two years supervisory experience overseeing staff.
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal, communication, and writing skills.
  • Supervisory and business/accounting management skills.
  • Strong time, project management, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse populations.
  • Ability to perform as a professional in a flexible, high energy environment.
  • Strong word processing, spreadsheet skills, and data entry.
  • Ability to understand state/federal funding agency guidelines and maintain required electronic records for reporting purposes.
Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in program development.
  • Experience writing grants and managing grant awards.
  • Experience teaching or working in a public-school setting.
The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.

Job: Other Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Theory & Practice In Teacher Education
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Jul 12, 2021, 6:07:52 PM


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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