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University of North Carolina at Charlotte Faculty Site Coordinator in Charlotte, North Carolina

Position Number: 002013

Department: College of Education (Col)

Employment Type: Permanent - Full-time

Months Per Year: 12

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

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 the University’s campus supporting the work of the Office of School and Community Partnerships. The responsibilities of the FSC 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 approximately 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 (i.e. CPAST) of all student teachers in their schools. Conduct “walk-throughs” (approximately 16-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 (CPAST, walk-throughs, CE perspective, and candidate perspective), differentiating first semester student teachers with second semester student teachers. Utilize technology to collect/analyze data and 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 (PD) 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 FSC will coordinate the PD, but may provide the PD, as appropriate. Attend the Teacher Education Institute and all follow-ups and coordinate the focus practices support in the schools. Attend faculty PD on focus practices, as directed 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.

Minimum Experience / Education:

UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned masters and/or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.

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