Director of the Office of Field Experiences

College of Education & Professional Studies

The College of Education and Professional Studies (COEPS) at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater announces a full time, non-teaching academic staff position for a Director of the Office of Field Experiences.  The Director of the Office of Field Experiences shall serve in a general capacity to maintain all field-related services in the College, reporting directly to the Assistant Dean. This position will be served well by an individual who is highly adaptive and innovative and who will thrive in a dynamic, changing work environment.

General responsibilities include directing the Office of Field Experiences; supervising the Office of Field Experiences staff and student workers; cultivating, coordinating and communicating field, clinical, and student teaching placements to students, faculty, and school/agency personnel; serve as liaison to field/clinical supervisors and to the greater education community; assist with data collection and institution, state and federal reporting (e.g. Title II, NCATE); and assure compliance with all Wisconsin administrative code (currently PI 34) governing issues for teacher education. The Director of Field Experiences will work collaboratively with colleagues in a team-based effort to ensure seamless, quality service to students, faculty, and the broader community in the professional preparation of students. Experience with diverse populations, expertise in relational database(s) and other technologies in the development and management of student records are essential to this position. Local travel will be required.

Required Qualifications: A master’s degree in education administration or related field, three years of progressively responsible experience in school and/or university setting in developing and administering student-related programs.

Preferred Qualifications: Successful administrative or teaching experience in programs focused on teacher preparation in a school, district, and/or a university setting; demonstrated knowledge of teacher education, of administration and supervision, and of the role of higher education in preparing professional educators; demonstrated knowledge and use of relational database(s) (e.g. Access, Filemaker Pro). Special consideration will be given to applicants who have a commitment to advancing a diverse, technology-driven, and globally focused work environment.

University and Community: The College of Education and Professional Studies is one of four colleges at UW Whitewater. The College faculty numbers over 100 and serves 2200 undergraduate and 450 graduate students. The College is committed to the development of professionals who are lifelong learners, creators of knowledge, and leaders of character and integrity. Responding to the changing needs within our global society, our programs prepare professionals to actively engage in an open democratic society inclusive of diverse populations. As a premier center for global learning, the College’s focus on academic excellence provides our students with the requisites to be leaders dedicated to change in their communities. The campus is part of the 26-campus University of Wisconsin system. Located in a community near the scenic Kettle Moraine State Forest in southeastern Wisconsin, Whitewater is within convenient driving distance to the metropolitan areas of Madison, Milwaukee, and Chicago.

Applications: Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Melanie Agnew, Chair, Search Committee (262) 472-4677, Fax (262) 472-5716, agnewm@uww.edu.

A completed application packet includes a letter of intent addressing qualifications, curriculum vitae, copies of academic transcripts, and names and complete contact information of at least three professional references. Include the following for each reference: address, telephone numbers, and e-mail address.  Submit electronic applications to: COEPS@uww.edu.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and all veterans. Names of applicants may be disclosed unless requested otherwise. Names of finalists will be released.

Deadline: Review of applicants will begin October 14th, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.