Coordinator for Student Field Experiences

University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA Administrative & Clerical / Education & Training $42,038 to $ yearly

Job Reference #: 19004102

The Coordinator for Student Field Experiences will coordinate and facilitate the placement of student teaching and secondary practicum placements by developing and maintaining partnerships with placement administrators and teachers, monitoring and maintaining records, budget, and coordinating payments. 
Key Areas of Responsibility
Enhance and Support Student Educational Experiences and Increase Retention. Foster a Sense of Community and Engagement for Students:
  • Coordinates student teaching placements.
  • Coordinates secondary student practicum placements.
  • Meet with students via telephone, email, small groups, and individually to provide information regarding the practicum placement process.
  • Assist graduate programs with practicum placements as necessary and appropriate.
  • Maintain electronic records and databases related to placements (e.g., on-line application materials and placement site requests.)
  • Monitor student placement requests and placements to ensure the placement will meet the specific licensure requirement.
  • Coordinate the secondary student teaching special site placement, which may be stateside or international. 
Establish and Maintain Relationships with Partners to Provide Educational Support Services. Partners Include on-campus Units and External Agencies (Local, State, National and International):
  • Serve as liaison from the Office of Student Services to faculty, students, and school districts.
  • Maintain and develop work relationships with school and placement site administrators and teachers.
  • Maintain and develop work relationships with the supervisors of student teachers. 
  • Attend meetings with external and internal partners to represent the Field Experiences office (e.g., Regents TEP meetings and IACTE conferences).
Administrative (HR, Budget), Supervision and Training:
  • Maintain, monitor, and reconcile Office of Student Field Experiences budget accounts.
  • Monitor travel budgets and process for payments. Work with cooperating teachers and supervisors to assure accurate payments. Work with University Shared Services to make payments.
Universal Competencies
Proficiency Level: Working: Successfully completes diverse tasks of the job; applies and enhances knowledge and skill in both usual and unusual issues; needs minimal guidance in addressing unusual situations
Collaboration/Positive Impact: Ability to work with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and civil manner and utilize existing resources and learning to achieve or exceed desired outcomes of current and future organizational goals/needs.
  • Shares appropriate information/feedback openly, professionally, and respectfully.
  • Models open, respectful, accepting, and supportive behaviors with team members.
  • Maintains productive work relationships while considering multiple perspectives and using effective conflict resolution practices.
  • Aligns expectations for self and team to achieve work objectives and overcome obstacles.
Service Excellence/Customer Focus: Ability to meet or exceed customer service needs and expectations and provide excellent service in a direct or indirect manner. Ability to effectively transmit and interpret information through appropriate communication with internal and external customers.
  • Enhances service by seeking ways to add value to customer interactions/services. 
  • Demonstrates sincere concern and takes responsibility when a customer (e.g., student, parent, staff) complains, even if the cause of the problem lies elsewhere. 
  • Listens to feedback without defensiveness and uses it to enhance communication effectiveness.
  • Communicates in alternative ways to accommodate different listeners.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Ability to work with individuals and groups in a constructive and respectful manner while appreciating the unique contribution of an inclusive workforce that brings together the talents of people across multiple identities (race, creed, color, religion, national origins, age, sex, pregnancy, disability, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preferences).
  • Maintains productive work relationships while considering multiple perspectives. 
  • Demonstrates awareness of one’s own and others’ social identities (e.g. race, gender, disability status, religion, etc.) and their relevance in the workplace.
  • Resolves cross-cultural conflicts effectively.
  • Articulates the unit’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and the reasons for its importance.
  • Engages in personal and professional development on issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Education Requirement
  • Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience Required
  • Familiarity with the United States K12 education system.
  • Knowledge of administrative processes and associated operating requirements; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations. Experience typical of 1 – 3 years.
  • Ability to work with individuals and groups in a constructive and respectful manner while appreciating the unique contribution of an inclusive workforce that brings together the talents of people across multiple identities.
  • Demonstrated successful experience working in a team environment by exhibiting good teamwork and contributing to an overall positive and productive work/team environment.
  • Understanding of effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors.
  • Demonstrated ability to mobilize both time and resources to get things done, to meet deadlines, plan, organize and carry out responsibilities of this position with minimal supervision.
  • Knowledge of and ability to use office support tools available on the desktop (e.g., word processing, e-mail, and spreadsheets). Experience working with databases such as access. 
Desirable Qualifications
  • Experience with higher education academic programs policies and procedures.
  • Working experience (typical 1-3 years) in K12 settings.
  • Familiarity with the use and purposes of assessment software systems such as Tk20.
  • Please attach a resume and cover letter as part of the application process.
  • Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Application Instructions:

successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background and credential check. 5 references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.

Job ID: 69323

Posted 9 days ago

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