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Administrative Coordinator - Education Department

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Trinity Christian College
Location
Palos Heights, IL

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Trinity Christian College is looking for a full-time Administrative Coordinator for the Education Department. The coordinator makes all field placements for both the traditional and adult programs. Work is done in consultation with the Dean of Education and faculty of courses where field experiences are needed.

The essential duties and responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to the following:

Clinical Placements
  • Manage/create specific paperwork and processes required for each school placement request for    adult and traditional students completing clinical placements in the area, for New Horizons, for Full Circle, and in pre-student teaching placements. Serve as a liaison for Chicago Semester student teachers.
  • Keep track of the progress/lack of progress of each student’s placement(s)
  • Conduct any necessary follow up to get updates from the schools about the status of the requests
  • Inform candidates via email and on their student portal of placements
  • Keep track of and inform candidates of any additional paperwork needed by school district
  • Communicate and support cooperating teachers and college supervisors, including assigning college supervisor to student teachers and planning and conducting orientations.
  • Oversee payments and paperwork processing for college supervisors and cooperating teachers.
  • Oversee distribution and dissemination of clinical evaluations
Field Placements
  • Manage/create any additional/specific paperwork that is required for each school placement request          for adult and traditional students and supplement and non-licensure major/minors completing field placements.
  • Keep track of the progress/lack of progress of each student’s placement(s)
  • Conduct any necessary follow up to get updates from the schools about the status of the requests
  • Inform candidates via email and on their student portal of placements
  • Keep track of and inform candidates of any additional paperwork needed by school district
  • Oversee distribution and dissemination of clinical evaluations
School Partnerships
  • Aides in establishing and preserving effective mutually beneficial partnerships for high-quality clinical placements.
  • Support clinical components, assist with partnership tasks, maintain document and compile evidence of stakeholder involvement 2
  • Work with Dean and faculty members in making visits to the administration and/or teachers in partnership schools to work collaboratively on building and supporting the partnership.

Other qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience in working with school superintendents, administrators, teachers, and other school personnel preferred
  • Experience with administrative tasks
  • Ability to track a large amount of information at one time
  • Ability to track a large amount of information at one time
  • Competence in finding information about schools/districts through networking and websites
  • Competence in working productively with a variety of personalities
  • Ability to adapt to changes in the education program, in state licensure and accreditation requirements, and job procedures
  • Professional expertise and integrity
  • Excellent computer and organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong oral and written communications skills
  • Creativity and wisdom in finding appropriate placements
  • Capability to keep good, respectful relationships with students and the schools
  • Openness to unexpected changes in how the placement process develops
  • Persistence to confirm all the placements needed
  • Ability to represent Trinity and our students to the schools in positive, supportive ways
  • Ability to learn and use CAMS database software and run reports using Informer
  • Ability to navigate and use Brightspace Learning Management System
  • Ability to use MS WORD and EXCEL platforms
  • Excellent use of English language in both spoken and written responses

Trinity Christian College seeks candidates that have a personal faith and commitment to Jesus Christ, and a sincere allegiance to the mission of the college. 

Applicants should be prepared to upload the following during the online application process:

  1. A brief cover letter
  2. Professional resume
  3. A written statement that describes his/her Christian faith commitment and how it is expressed through involvement with the body of Christ and participation in a local church

Trinity welcomes a response from diverse candidates. EOE

 

 

     

 

Organization

Trinity Christian College is an accredited private liberal arts college located in Palos Heights, Illinois. Since its founding in 1959, Trinity has provided its students a rigorous Christian higher education in the Reformed tradition, preparing them to pursue excellence in their vocations. The secure 130-acre wooded campus is just 30 minutes from the limitless cultural and career resources of downtown Chicago.

Academics

Consistently ranked as one of the top-tier colleges in the Midwest region by U.S. News and World Report, Trinity Christian College offers over 80 programs of study, including traditional undergraduate, adult studies, and graduate programs. Recognizing the value of experiential learning, 100% of Trinity’s students participate in hands-on internships or field education. Trinity alumni excel. They are nurses in the most advanced healthcare facilities, award-winning teachers in schools across the country, successful business executives in global companies, and service-oriented professionals making a difference throughout the world.

Community

Whether they are commuters or campus residents, current Trinity students passionately talk about the sense of “community” they feel on this diverse campus. Trinity is often recognized for its ethnic and economic diversity. Intercollegiate sports for men and women, student-run ministry programs, and a full scope of creative expression in fine arts add to the Trinity experience. 

Chicago

Opportunities abound in the Chicagoland area, opening the door to an expansive “classroom” of culturally-rich neighborhoods; world class music, theater, art, and cuisine; and endless professional development for students via internships, career positions, and involvement with service organizations. Trinity’s Chicago Semester provides an immersive experience for students who want the city to be their home, classroom, and workplace for an entire semester.

Study Abroad

Learning outside the classroom is available through off-campus programs including Semester in Spain (Seville), Semester in The Netherlands, and Semester in Ecuador (Quito), as well as other areas of the world. May-term trips to places such as Cuba and China offer students the opportunity to discover and explore different regions of the world over the course of a few weeks.

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