Field Experience and Assessment Coordinator for the Department of Education
Organizes field experiences, evaluates teacher candidates’ performance in field experiences, administers standardized CASA testing, collects and analyzes data related to teacher candidates, assists Director of Teacher Education in the writing and submission of state and national reports related to teacher education, maintains web site for Education department, and performs some administrative assistant work such as filing and organizing documents both paper and digital. While this position supports all faculty in the Department of Education, this person reports to the Director of Teacher Education. Essential Job Functions Responsibilities include, but not limited to the following: • Field experience coordination – works with Director of Teacher Education and department faculty to create standards-based, diverse field experiences for both teacher candidates and Educational Studies students. Coordination includes communication with school administrators, classroom teachers, supervisors, or other stakeholders to articulate expectations for different field experiences. Collection of formative and summative feedback from site supervisors and classroom teachers regarding teacher candidate and intern performance. Coordinator will develop electronic assessment tool in order to collect data regarding teacher candidate and intern performance. Tracks and ensures diverse settings for teacher candidates and interns. • Assessment coordination – Works with state and federal agencies to schedule CASA (or other required teacher licensure testing) testing dates at Manchester University. Administers CASA (or equivalent) tests in secure testing center on campus. Collects data related to assessment of the Manchester University Teacher Education Program including data required for NCATE/CAEP accreditation, Title II reporting, or other required reports for teacher education. Assists Director of Teacher Education in the writing of required state and federal reports related to accreditation. Maintains electronic organization of data. Provides departmental faculty with biannual updates related to assessment, assisting department in making changes to program/curriculum based on student performance. • Education Department marketing and online presence – Works with ITS and Marketing to maintain department web site, updating forms and online database. Develops recruiting materials, communicates with guidance counselors, administrators, and classroom teachers in order to recruit top teacher candidates, and maintains web presence. Updates requirements and documents online. Ensures aesthetics of web site as well as easy navigation of department web site. Secondary Job Functions • Administrative assistance – Assists department members in maintaining and updating paper and electronic documents and files related to Teacher Education and Educational Studies. • Other duties as assigned. Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree or equivalent in experience preferred. • Experience in data collection and analysis preferred. • Proficient in multiple forms of technology including maintenance of web pages. • Must be highly proficient in written and oral communication. • Professional appearance and the ability to interact effectively with persons at all organizational levels are essential. • Must have ability to interact positively with diverse populations. • Must be highly self-directed, well-organized, detail-oriented, and comfortable completing tasks with minimum of direct supervision. • Must possess the ability to multi-task and coordinate multiple activities simultaneously while completing assigned tasks in an accurate and timely manner. • Confidentiality is absolutely required. • Must be able to consistently present a positive attitude and contribute to a harmonious team environment. General Information: Manchester University is an independent, liberal arts university with a campus in North Manchester, Ind., where approximately 1,300 students choose from at least 60 areas of undergraduate study, two master's programs and 19 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Our second campus in Fort Wayne is home to the Manchester University College of Pharmacy, where graduates are awarded the Pharm.D. Doctoral degree. Manchester has a distinctive commitment to developing respect for ethnic, cultural and religious pluralism and an international consciousness. Manchester University respects the infinite worth of every individual and graduates persons of ability and conviction who draw upon their education and faith to lead principled, productive, and compassionate lives that improve the human condition. As an institution rooted in the tradition of the Church of the Brethren, Manchester University values learning, faith, service, integrity, diversity, and community. Work Schedule: This is a full-time position. Forty hours per week will be the general rule; however, must be able to flex work schedule to meet occasional seasonal demands of workload. What We Offer: We offer competitive pay and the opportunity to serve in a dynamic educational environment committed to graduating persons of ability and conviction. We are consistently ranked as an Honor Roll Great College to Work For by the Chronicle of Higher Education. To Apply: Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please send a cover letter, resume and completed employment application to: Preferred method of application: http://www.manchester.edu/OHR/apply/staff/index.html E-mail questions to firstname.lastname@example.org Manchester University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who further diversify our faculty and staff are warmly welcome.