Post Date: 07/16/2019
Close Date: 08/17/2019
University Mission: Concordia University is a Christian university preparing leaders for the transformation of society.
Department Mission: With Christ as our teacher, the College of Education prepares educators to serve diverse communities, promote moral leadership, demonstrate effective teaching skills, and encourage life-long learning.
Position Title: edTPA Coordinator
Department: College of Education
Reports To: Assistant Dean, Licensure Programs
FLSA Status: Exempt
Position Number: COE 041
Salary Grade: Grade 4, $48,000 annually.
Primary Work Location: Portland, OR
Work Schedule: Hours between 9:00am – 5:30pm M-F, with occasional Saturdays or virtual work times.
Employee Classification: 03 – Staff, Fulltime, Exempt
EEO Classification: Professionals 25-9099 (Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other).
FTE: 1.0 FTE: 40 hours per week.
The edTPA Coordinator is the responsible for all facets of the Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA) and is the College of Education’s central point of contact for edTPA and related matters. The edTPA Coordinator serves as the resident edTPA expert, providing critical guidance and holding candidates accountable, while also offering direct support and encouragement. S/he will work most closely with the undergraduate and MAT program directors, as well as Placement Office personnel, providing assistance and recommendations toward continuous improvements in edTPA training, implementation, and outcomes.
Concordia University reserves the right to give preference in employment based upon religion in order to further the Lutheran objectives of the University and the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Preliminary Licensure Program Support:
· Serve as the COE’s central point of contact and resource for edTPA matters.
· Remain knowledgeable and current with edTPA requirements.
· Receive edTPA-related materials, information and other news and disseminate to COE staff, faculty, and candidates.
· Review candidates’ edTPA scores to identify trends, areas of strength/weakness.
· Collect and report edTPA submissions/completions for the COE.
· Implement an edTPA workshop series for candidates; develop online workshops as needed.
· Work with the Placement Office on edTPA-specific updates/changes needed for the Placement website.
· Organize and lead meetings with the COE’s edTPA Planning Team.
· Exhibit a strong working knowledge of specific state and school district policies impacting the edTPA to ensure program and candidate compliance.
· Provide recommendations for curricular content revisions in preliminary licensure programs, including adjustments in faculty training, for the purposes of aligning course content with tasks and rubrics and improving edTPA outcomes.
· Assist with data collection and preparing reports for TSPC and accrediting agencies, including necessary work to prepare for national review through CAEP.
· Facilitate the development and implementation of program initiatives as necessary.
· Assist with master calendaring of edTPA submission deadlines. 35%
2. Student Support:
· Provide direct and ongoing edTPA support to candidates in coursework and clinicals.
· Assist candidates with Taskstream and Pearson registrations, including troubleshooting.
· Participate in placement orientations.
· Create and distribute monthly edTPA newsletters for candidates. 40%
3. Faculty & Staff Support:
· Facilitate edTPA trainings for COE faculty, staff, supervisors, and cooperating teachers.
· Serve as an edTPA resource for partner PK-12 educators and administrators, as necessary.
· Coordinate regional edTPA scoring and training activities.
· Assist program directors and Placement Office with edTPA-related placement issues/challenges. 15%
4. Service and Professional Development:
· Engage in College of Education service opportunities.
· Participate in edTPA conferences on the regional and national levels.
· Attend AACTE/Stanford/Pearson edTPA trainings. 10%
Work Contacts: Interacts with students, faculty, staff, and community stakeholders on a regular basis. Interactions occur in person, in virtual meetings, and via email.
Scope of Work: Activities and tasks support the operations of the College of Education and includes following standard operating procedures through course of work. May initiate actions in support of departmental operations. Requires knowledge of institution policies and practices.
Working Conditions: Campus-based position in Portland, with virtual workshops and distance meetings also required.
Minimum Physical Requirements:
-Able to be accessible during scheduled work hours from remote location.
-Able to tolerate prolonged and repetitive computer use and keyboarding.
-Able to communicate effectively in electronically and via telephone.
-Able to facilitate online trainings and attend virtual meetings.
-Able to read for comprehensive and interpretation.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
-An earned Master’s degree in Education or an appropriate education-related discipline.
-Possess and maintain a valid teaching license.
-A minimum of three years of experience teaching in K-12 settings.
-Extensive knowledge of edTPA; trained edTPA scorer preferred (training will be required if not already completed).
-Demonstrated ability to advise a diverse student body.
-Essential knowledge of teacher education programs, standards and clinical practices.
-Successful classroom teaching experience that demonstrates a capacity for excellence in teaching at the college level/leading professional development.
Minimum Requirements (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):
-Ability to demonstrate excellent organizational and problem-solving skills; outcome-oriented.
-Ability to be highly productive and self-motivated with minimal supervision.
-Able to maintain confidentiality and handle private information with discretion, tact and good judgement.
-Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
-Proficient using the Microsoft Office Suite including Access, Word, Excel, Access PowerPoint, and Outlook. Skilled in the use of computers and video/audio recording technology; Ability to conduct trainings involving computer and video/audio recording technology.
-Able to enter data in a database in an accurate and timely manner. Able to readily learn to use existing administrative software including Banner, Blackboard and Taskstream.
-Ability to maintain a professional appearance and demeanor at all times.
Post Offer, Pre-Employment Screening Requirements: Able to successfully pass a criminal background check required for Oregon public schools.
Attitude and demeanor of all Concordia University employees: As part of a work environment that highly values Christian education, educational excellence and service to students, all members of the community will:
-Publicly support the mission of Concordia University.
-Communicate effectively with warmth, sensitivity, and understanding as s/he deals with administrative colleagues, teachers, students, parents, faculty, college personnel and program associates.
-Work as a team member in a professional environment.
-Possess a “service attitude” (willingness to be flexible to meet the needs of the department).
-Have a professional physical appearance (appropriate clothing, personal hygiene, etc.).