University of North Carolina at Charlotte — Faculty Site Coordinator, Cato College of Education

The Office of School and Community Partnerships is pleased to announce the creation of a new Faculty Site Coordinator position in the Cato College of Education. 

The position of Faculty Site Coordinator in the Office of School and Community Partnerships in the Cato College of Education at UNC Charlotte is secured through application and completion of the established University search process at the time of position availability. The position is a 12-month, non-tenure-eligible position which begins on July 1st of a new fiscal year. The candidate appointed to this position must have earned a Master’s degree or doctoral degree in education, must have completed at least three years of successful classroom teaching, and must hold teacher licensure. The FSC will report to the Assistant Dean for School and Community Partnerships. 

The primary goal of the Faculty Site Coordinator (FSC) is to coordinate the work of student teachers, faculty, and clinical educators, eliminating the silos traditionally established in university-based teacher preparation programs. While some coaching or co-teaching is part of the job, the primary responsibility is to communicate and coordinate. The FSC will work from a school campus (3-5 schools), generally spending one day a week in each school with a day spent on campus supporting the work of the Office of School and Community Partnerships. The responsibilities of the SC are as follows: 

  • Work closely with the Lead Clinical Educator, principal, and Assistant Dean of the Office of School and Community Partnerships to select the Clinical Educators (CEs). 
  • Work with 35-40 teacher candidates each semester. These candidates include those in the student teaching semester and those in the first semester of the yearlong internship. 
  • Hold an orientation for all CEs in their schools. 
  • Hold an orientation for all candidates in their schools, sharing how they will coordinate the work and how will support and assess the candidates. 
  • Conduct performance assessments of all student teachers in their schools. 
  • Conduct “walk-throughs” (15-minute observations with instructional in-the-moment coaching or support for each candidate) for all candidates in their schools biweekly. 
  • Meet with the CEs in their schools after the first six weeks to gather strengths and needs of the candidates from each of the CE’s perspective. 
  • Meet with the teacher candidates as a group every other week in the school to gather the candidates’ perspectives on strengths and needs. 
  • Analyze all data, differentiating first semester student teachers with second semester student teachers. 
  • Utilize technology to collect/analyze data and to support teacher candidates. 
  • Schedule and make a presentation to school leaders, CEs and university faculty who teach in the program (October and February). 
  • Work collaboratively with the Director of Assessment on collecting and submitting data. 
  • Provide edTPA support to all student teachers in their assigned schools. (Intensive workshops for needed re-takes will occur outside this role.)
  • Teach the student teaching seminar each semester at one of their assigned schools, using summarized data to tailor the content of the seminar to address the fluctuating needs of candidates. 
  • Work with CEs to provide the final grade for candidates. 
  • Work with the Lead CE and the Faculty Expert to coordinate professional development to the CEs (and other teachers in the school, along with candidates) on coaching, focus practices, or other topics (e.g. writing instruction, classroom management) identified as needs by the school. The SC will coordinate the PD, but may provide the PD, as appropriate. 
  • Attend the TEI and all follow-ups and coordinate the focus practices support in the schools. 
  • Attend faculty PD on focus practices, as director by the Assistant Dean.
  • May be assigned one additional course per year, depending on candidate load. 
  • May be assigned other special duties, given case load, needs of the program, and expertise of the FSC. These duties will be determined by the Assistant Dean for School and Community Partnerships. 

Priority consideration will be given to candidates with an earned degree and licensure in the areas of Birth through Kindergarten and Special Education.

Online applications are being accepted at https://jobs.uncc.edu/, click on the ‘Permanent Faculty’ link. A copy of all North Carolina teaching licenses, vitae, cover letter and references are required.

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