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Director of Clinical Experiences

Employer
St. Norbert College
Location
De Pere, Wisconsin
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St. Norbert College invites applications for a Director of Clinical Experiences. This position will manage and coordinate pre-clinical and student teaching field placements in SNC’s teacher preparation program and offer instruction in Education Discipline courses.

The selected candidate will manage and coordinate pre-clinical and student teaching field placements in SNC’s teacher preparation program. -  30%

  • Identify, and recruit mentor teachers. 

  • Arrange placements for student candidates enrolled in clinical and pre-clinical field experiences approved for the semester. 

  • Create appropriate matches between teacher candidates and mentor teachers.    

  • Confirm all placements with mentor teachers, district administrators, central office staff and/or building principals. 

  • Collaborate with the Director of Global Student Teaching to ensure that all local placements will be scheduled to provide completion of full student teaching experience for those completing a placement abroad. 

  • Hire field experience supervisors (adjuncts)

Oversee the implementation of teacher candidate assessment of pedagogical knowledge. -  5%

  • Ensure that all completed evaluation instruments are up-to-date. 

  • Ensure supervisors and mentor teachers understand the evaluation instruments and set the timeline for completion and submission.

Teach Professional Growth Seminar to new mentor teachers to permit them to attain WI DPI certification as mentor teachers. - 5%

Collaborate with the Director of Global Student Teaching to ensure that all local placements are scheduled to provide completion of full student teaching experience for those completing a placement abroad. Provide insight to the Director of the Global Student Teaching on the student teacher's performance prior to the student traveling abroad. -  5%

Conduct and facilitate orientations, training, and professional development - 5%

  • Deliver orientation and onboarding to field supervisors (adjunct) and provide additional instruction regarding supervisory practices as needed. 

  • Assign teacher candidates to supervisors prior to beginning of each semester. 

  • Receive and review formal and informal reports on teacher candidate  performance. 

  • Create the reporting structure and timeline for field supervisors. 

  • Engage and support field experience supervisors (adjuncts)

Teach one course in addition to conducting seminars for teacher candidates. - 30%

  • Serve as the instructor of record for student teaching seminar

  • Teach a full course once a semester in area of expertise and/or academic training. 

Serve as the face-to-face liaison/primary point person between local K-12 districts, schools and teachers, and the St. Norbert College teacher education faculty, staff, and students. Serve as primary student teaching supervisor if there is a concern or if an issue arises. - 15%

Participate in advising and service roles within the Teacher Education Discipline. - 5%

  • Carry an advisement load comparable to a full time tenure track faculty member. 

  • Consult with the Director of Teacher Education regarding any student teachers encountering problems at the earliest possible time to determine the optimal course of action.

  • Work with faculty members to secure program-specific clinical sites.

Perform additional duties as assigned and attend College required training. Regular attendance is required. Work in a manner that is aware of personal safety and the safety of others and observes safety, health and sanitation codes, regulations, or practices required by the College or governmental authority.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

Education -

  • An earned master's degree or doctorate in Education, Curriculum and Instruction or a closely related field

Experience and Credentials -

  • 5-7 years teaching experience

  • Demonstrated commitment to issues of educational equity and social justice

  • K–12 teaching experience

  • Higher education teaching experience and/or supervision of teacher candidates 

  • Education certification and/or Pk-12 administrator license

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities -

  • Experience with community engagement and/or partnership development

  • Experience and ability to effectively establish relationships and positive communication across differences, including but not limited to race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical limitations, and class or religious perspectives

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills

  • Ability to communicate and positively interact and engage with people of various backgrounds.

  • Ability to interact professionally with coworkers and clients, particularly in conflict situations.

  • Ability to multitask, meet specific deadlines, and prioritize tasks and assignments.

  • Skilled in basic math computations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

  • Knowledge of computer programs (Microsoft Office, Google Apps) and ability to learn upgrades and new programs as needed.

  • Ability to exercise good judgment and decisions in an expeditious manner.

  • Skilled at setting a good example for others. 

  • Skilled at making presentations to large (>100) groups of people.

  • Skilled at organizing events, programs, projects and see them through to completion.

The College may consider any equivalent amount of credentials, licensures, training, or experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties and responsibilities of this job.

Working Conditions:

Regular work hours are M – F, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm with  interruptions throughout the day. This position is expected to work on campus on a regular basis and is eligible to participate in a Hybrid Work and Flexible Schedules.  Approval of Flexible Work Arrangements are at the discretion of the department supervisor to ensure that  the needs of the department and college are met.  Weekends or evenings are generally not required and the position is not expected to travel. 

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform this job. 

  • Generally a sedentary position working on campus in a professional office environment. Lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling no more than 10 lbs. Will need to move within the office and building with occasional meetings in other buildings on campus.

About the Teacher Education Program:

Our mission is to prepare racially conscious, culturally sustaining, instructionally effective, community-engaged teacher leaders who demonstrate a lifelong commitment to social justice and advocacy. We recently restructured our teacher preparation program while conducting an EDIJB curriculum development initiative. Overarching goals for candidates’ learning include: understanding themselves as cultural beings with multiple, intersecting identities; critically examining structural inequities and how activism/advocacy can disrupt them; building an asset-based view of all students/families/communities, which centers the funds of knowledge of historically under-represented, under-resourced groups; creating inclusive, trusting learning communities; designing equitable, responsive content-specific instruction; and disrupting personal biases/structural inequities through our teaching and advocacy of all students and their families and communities.

About St. Norbert College:

St. Norbert College, located on the ancestral home of the Menominee Nation, is a thriving, nationally ranked Catholic liberal arts college known for its academic excellence, global focus, and leadership and service opportunities. We acknowledge the living history and contributions of the Indigenous communities that inhabited this land prior to establishment of St. Norbert College, as well as Wisconsin’s sovereign First Nations/American Indian Nations and Tribal Communities who continue to contribute to the flourishing of our communities.

We are situated on an attractive riverside campus in De Pere, Wisconsin, a community contiguous with the city of Green Bay. The Green Bay metropolitan area offers abundant opportunities for recreational and cultural endeavors, is served by its international airport, and is located 200 miles north of Chicago. For additional information, visit Life in the New North (https://www.thenewnorth.com/living-in-the-new-north/quality-of-life/) or the St. Norbert College website (www.snc.edu). St. Norbert offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits.

St. Norbert College is an equal-opportunity employer committed to enhancing the diversity of people, ideas, and talents. We invite and welcome candidates with research interests, pedagogical experience, or lived experience demonstrating a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, justice, and belonging (EDIJB) to join the college community in our pursuit of justice, inclusion, and excellence. Applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged. The College’s mission emphasizes the Norbertine vision of community and includes providing “an educational environment that fosters intellectual, spiritual and personal development.” We seek candidates who will contribute to our mission and support our commitment to building a vibrant, diverse, and spiritually engaged community (https://www.snc.edu/mission/statement.html).

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit: (1) a detailed application letter addressing qualifications for the position; in the application, candidates should include their teaching philosophy, discuss and show evidence of teaching effectiveness, demonstrate professional competence as a scholar committed to continual growth, and demonstrate how they have sustained service in terms of their contributions to k–12, higher education institutions, their broader communities, and the community of their scholarly peers; (2) a CV; and (3) a statement addressing how the candidate’s past, present, and future plans and contributions to EDIJFB advance the mission of the SNC Teacher Education Program. Please submit all materials to the attention of Dr. Bola Delano-Oriaran, Divisional Dean, Social Sciences Division, St. Norbert College, via the “Apply” link found on this page. Questions may be directed to [email protected]. The review of applications will begin on October 28, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. Candidates invited for on-site interviews will be notified and asked to submit three letters of recommendation.

Organization

Working at St. Norbert College

Our History. Your Future.

As one of the nation’s top Catholic liberal arts colleges, St. Norbert enjoys a proud history and a foundation rooted in tradition. When Norbert of Xanten founded the Norbertine order of priests in the 12th century, he could little have imagined the impact his life and mission would have on the world nearly nine centuries later. Today, at St. Norbert College, the spirit of Norbert lives through this modern, bustling riverfront community dedicated to transforming and empowering a new generation of world-changers.

Our Motto

Docere Verbo et Exemplo – To Teach by Word and Example

Learn more about The Spirit & Tradition at St. Norbert College

More facts at a glance
 
Great Colleges Get Noticed

No matter how you connect with St. Norbert College, you’ll sense the momentum. President Tom Kunkel has often stated that “we are building the nation’s next great liberal arts college,” and as you can see, many others agree.

One of the Best Colleges in the Midwest

St. Norbert was named one of the "The Best in the Midwest” by the Princeton Review for 2017. The goal of the Princeton Review is to identify standout colleges and universities within each region of the country.

A Reputation for Building Character

St. Norbert was named to the John Templeton Foundation Honor Roll for Character-Building Colleges as a college with exemplary programs that inspire students to lead ethical and civic-minded lives.

A Leading Catholic Liberal Arts College

Since 1991, U.S. News & World Report has ranked St. Norbert College among the top comprehensive colleges in the Midwest, then among the top liberal arts colleges in the nation. In their 2014 guide to “America’s Best Colleges,” St. Norbert was ranked as one of the Best National Liberal Arts Colleges making it one of the top 10 Catholic liberal arts colleges in the nation.

Great Teaching, Successful Outcomes

Colleges of Distinction continues to recognize St. Norbert College in 2014-15 for its engaged students, great teaching, vibrant community and successful outcomes.

Among America’s Top Colleges

In the Forbes Magazine rankings of “America’s Top Colleges,” St. Norbert College sits at #113 out of 650 ranked colleges and universities in the nation.

Exemplary Community Engagement

St. Norbert College was selected for its exemplary practices of community engagement by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Four-Year Graduation Guarantee

Over 10 years, St. Norbert has graduated a higher percentage of students on-time than any other college or university in Wisconsin. That helps students keep debt down and enter the workplace or grad school faster. Our four-year graduation guarantee is simple: If you don’t graduate in four years, through no fault of your own, we’ll pick up the tab for the remaining courses needed to complete your degree.

Support for Underserved Students

St. Norbert College was recognized by the Center for Student Opportunity's College Access & Opportunity Guide for its commitment to serving and supporting students from first-generation, underserved backgrounds.

Fully Accredited Since 1934

St. Norbert College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC). Accreditation is a peer review process intended to ensure that institutions of higher education meet acceptable levels of quality. St. Norbert was re-accredited in the fall of 2011.

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