University of Alaska Southeast — Director of School of Education

Director of School of Education

Job No: 521604
Work Type: Officer/Senior Administrator, On Campus
Location: Juneau
Categories: Executive/Director/Management

The University of Alaska Southeast is seeking an enthusiastic individual to serve as Director of the School of Education (SOE). This position will provide leadership, promote student success, faculty excellence, diversity, and inclusion. Located in the ancestral homeland of the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian peoples, the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) is fully committed to advancing the education and research aspirations of Indigenous peoples and is committed to ongoing work toward decolonization. These efforts are reflected in our UAS programs and formal community partnerships across our three campuses (Juneau, Sitka, and Ketchikan) and throughout all of Southeast Alaska.

Duties:

100%The Director is the educational leader of the SOE overseeing academic and administrative functions and is responsible for the following: Advancing the mission and vision of the UA system, UAS, and the SOE in a collaborative, equitable, and inclusive environment that values diverse perspectives; Embracing a demonstrated commitment to shared governance; Working effectively with faculty, staff, students, Alaska Native/American Indian organizations, Tribes, and other community partners to promote excellence in teaching, research, and service with a focus on Alaska's unique needs and opportunities; Supporting the faculty's foundational commitment to equity and diversity and our commitment to examining the decolonization of the educational process by incorporating indigenous intellectual authorities; Providing leadership, management, and advocacy for strategic and budgetary planning; Contributing to faculty and staff recruitment, professional development, evaluation, and employee relations; Serving as an innovative and dynamic advocate for the SOE and its programs; Assisting faculty and staff in the facilitation of the continued development and implementation of a shared framework; Assisting faculty with maintaining the educational effectiveness of the SOE's academic programs through knowledge of the data, including data analysis and interpretation; Upholding standards of rigor and academic excellence, and overseeing and facilitating external accreditation process, such as Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP); Promoting interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, inter-college, and internal collaboration, cooperation, and research across the UA system, and with external partners.Essential

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: Experience with Indigenous populations of students;

Experience with Alaskan or rural P-12 schools;

Familiarity in working with non-traditional students;

Experience as full-time faculty in an institution of higher education (Tenure and Associate rank or higher, preferred);

Experience writing or administering grants or other external funding;

Experience in collaboration and advocacy with public officials on policy issues;

Experience in using digital productivity tools (i.e., Google documents, Zoom);

Familiarity with delivery of distance education;

Effective and committed work with families, schools, non-profit, Alaska Native/American Indian organizations, Tribes, communities, as well as state and federal agencies.

Typical Experience: Earned doctorate, or doctorate expected within a reasonable timeframe, in a degree appropriate to serving as Director of the SOE;

Experience as a P-12 public education teacher with diverse populations of learners;

Experience as an administrator in a P-12 and/or higher education environment;

Experience as faculty in an institution of higher education;

Experience with higher education accreditation systems, such as CAEP;

Experience with budget management.

Required Education or Training:
Earned doctorate, or doctorate expected within a reasonable timeframe, in a degree program appropriate to serving as Director of the SOE;

Experience as a P-12 public education teacher with diverse populations of learners;

Experience as an administrator in a P-12 and/or higher education environment;

Experience as faculty in an institution of higher education;

Experience with higher education accreditation systems, such as CAEP;

Experience with budget management.

Salary Information:
This is a full-time, 12-month, exempt position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. Salary will be based on education and experience. For more information, please contact the School of Education at 907-796-6417.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please include a resume, cover letter, unofficial transcripts and the names and contact information for three (3) professional references.

To ensure consideration, please apply by 11:55 PM Alaska Time on October 2, 2022. Applications received after this time may not be considered. Review of applications will begin on October 3, 2022. This recruitment will remain open until filled.

To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction. Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

Applications Close: Open until filled

To apply, visit: https://careers.alaska.edu/en-us/job/521604/director-of-school-of-education

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