10017962 Field Coordinator (Internal)

Staff Application - please complete and email with supporting documents
School/Department: Department of Teacher Education and Social Work
Primary Location: Macon
Position: Staff
Job Type: Full Time
Position Close Date: Until Filled
Description:

JOB SUMMARY: The Coordinator of Field Experiences is responsible for the development, design and coordination of clinical and field experiences for teacher education candidates. The coordinator collaborates with department chairpersons, faculty, administration and PK-12 partners to provide teacher education students with a range of meaningful field experiences throughout the professional education unit. The Coordinator supports the assessment of teacher candidates and oversees the quality assurance of all field experiences. In addition, the Coordinator serves as a liaison between the university and school district personnel to develop and expand the quality field experience opportunities.

MAJOR DUTIES:

  • Coordinates field and clinical placements in PK-12 schools
  • Serves students and faculty in multiple departmental programs.
  • Coordinates the work of adjunct faculty who supervise field and clinical candidates.
  • Assists the Dean in scheduling and preparing faculty workload reports.
  • Schedules and arranges meetings/seminars; assists the Dean and department chairs in planning and organizing special functions.
  • Attends conferences on behalf of the school to gather and disseminate information.
  • Prepares a variety of required reports.
  • Assists in the recruitment and initial advising of students.
  • Participates in pre-registration and registration activities.
  • Teaches courses using face-to-face, hybrid, and online learning formats.
  • Works with those in charge of student clinical placements at the school district level to secure placements and monitor student progress.
  • Offers staff development and assistance to schools and school districts.
  • Participates in the performance reviews for assigned part-time supervision faculty.
  • Serves on the Teacher Education Council.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION:

  • Knowledge of the field of education.
  • Knowledge of accreditation requirements.
  • Knowledge of assessment and planning strategies.
  • Knowledge of personnel management principles.
  • Knowledge of classroom practices, teaching methodologies, assessment systems, and educational technology.
  • Knowledge of clinical education principles and practices.
  • Skill in the delegation of responsibility and authority.
  • Skill to make timely decisions.
  • Skill in the operation of computers and job related software programs which include Microsoft Excel, Banner, Chalk and Wire, Brightspace/D2L, and Go React
  • Skill in decision-making and problem solving.
  • Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS: The Academic Dean, Education assigns work in terms of department goals and objectives. The supervisor reviews work through conferences, reports, and observation of department activities.

GUIDELINES: Guidelines include university policies and procedures; University System of Georgia policies and procedure; SACS and other accreditation standards and requirements; faculty, staff and student handbooks; and relevant state and federal regulations. These guidelines require judgment, selection and interpretation in application.

COMPLEXITY/SCOPE OF WORK:

  • The work consists of varied management, supervisory and instructional duties. The variety of tasks to be managed combined with frequent interruptions contributes to the complexity of the position.
  • The purpose of this position is to develop, design and coordinate clinical and field experiences for teacher education candidates. Success in this position contributes to the successful education of students and to compliance with accreditation standards.

CONTACTS:                                                               

  • Contacts are typically with co-workers, other university personnel, faculty, staff, students, representatives of other colleges and universities, alumni, representatives of local school districts, representatives of accrediting bodies, and members of the general public.
  • Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, to resolve problems, to motivate or influence persons, or to justify, defend or settle matters.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing or stoop. The employee occasionally lifts light objects.
  • The work is typically performed in an office.

SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY: This position has direct supervision over department part-time supervision faculty.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a bachelor’s degree in a course of study related to the occupational field.
  • Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the subunits in the division/department in order to direct and coordinate work within the division/department, usually interpreted to require three to five years of related experience.
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.

COMPENSATION CLASSIFICATION:

  • This 10 month position is exempt (monthly paid).
  • Salary grade 19.

TO APPLY: Application materials should be emailed as a Microsoft Word or Adobe.pdf attachment to: recruitment@mga.edu with the subject line “10017962 Field Coordinator 6.23.2021”. Application materials are to include a resume, an MGA Staff application; a letter of interest which includes salary requirements; and three professional references. Paper application materials will not be accepted.

Background checks will be conducted on all final candidates.

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