Post Date: 02/05/2019
Close Date: 03/31/2019
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: Associate Director, Online Master’s of Art in Teaching (MAT)
Department: College of Education
Reports To: Dean of the College of Education; Associate Dean of the College of Education; Director of MAT Programs
FLSA Status: Exempt
Position Number: FAC 234
Salary Grade: Varies by rank
Primary Work Location: Onsite Portland Main Campus
Work Schedule: Weekdays during regular business hours; some evening and weekend work required.
Employee Classification: 07 – Faculty, Exempt, Full-time
FTE: 1.0, 12 months, 40 hours per week
Position Summary The Associate Director, Online MAT is a full-time ranked faculty member within the College of Education, tasked to provide administrative oversight for the Online MAT program. This role supports the development of the Online MAT program, ensuring compliance with all licensure components of the MAT program including but not limited to development of course curriculum, placement practices at regional sites, and coordination with strategic partners and district partners.
Preference: Concordia University is a private, Christian university. Concordia University reserves the right to give preference in employment based on religion in order to further the Lutheran objectives of the University and the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Faculty, Staff and Student Support: 40%
1. Facilitate Online MAT curriculum development that fosters student learning from an inclusive, multicultural, and transformative perspective, provides effective instruction, and perform evaluations of curriculum as implemented for fidelity to design. Oversee periodic review of curriculum for currency, relevance, and innovation.
2. Oversee the geographic Assistant Directors for each online MAT site, ensuring successful implementation of key procedures in the MAT program (e.g. interviews for admissions; trainings and professional development for candidates, cooperating teachers, university supervisors and district partners, etc.).
3. Develop and regularly update all program collateral (handbooks, orientation materials, etc.) for Online MAT program used in regional sites.
4. Oversee and approve student grievances/dismissals, etc.
Program Leadership: 40%
1. Work as a liaison to HotChalk/CU-Online/Registrar to ensure compliance with all university policies, state requirements and online learning practices.
2. Work with CU-Online and HotChalk to interview and approve all online MAT program instructors; participate in reviewing any concerns and work to support evaluation efforts of all instructors.
3. Oversee Online MAT program marketing and recruitment as appropriate; provide feedback on university collateral used for the Online MAT program.
4. Maintain familiarity TSPC rules and practices regarding Preliminary licensure to ensure compliance of the program with all state rules regarding licensure, including issues of reciprocity of states with regional online MAT programs.
Other Responsibilities: 20%
1. Support the annual assessment and analysis of the Online MAT program for continuous improvement.
2. Ensure Online MAT accreditation alignment in collaboration with Accreditation Data Specialist.
3. Engage in appropriate scholarly research; participate in professional conferences at the regional and national levels; and participate in scholarly publication and activity (including grants for external and internal funding).
4. Engage in University and community service (service activities include, but are not limited to, University and College committees and participation in student recruitment events).
5. Perform other administrative and academically-related duties as assigned by the Dean, Associate Dean, Assistant Dean and/or Director of MAT Programs.
Membership on the College of Education Faculty:
1. Participate in regular professional development sessions and activities
2. Collaborate on vision setting and problem solving
3. Coordinate with university changes that impact COE programs
4. Plan new program directions that address local, regional, and national needs
5. Encourage and support the work of all COE personnel
6. Review COE assessments yearly for action and input to the process
7. Assist the Dean, Associate/Assistant Deans, and Program Directors to organize and prepare for accrediting agency reviews
Work Contacts: Contacts include Program Director, Associate Dean, Assistant Deans, Chairs, peer faculty, staff, and students on a regular basis
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: Classroom and office environment within a PK-8 school setting and virtual classroom. Occasional overnight travel to regional sites may be required.
Minimum Physical Requirements:
Able to be present to teach coursework onsite or in a virtual classroom.
Able to use technology and administrative software (i.e. Blackboard, Microsoft Office Suite, Taskstream, etc.) to enter data, respond to inquiries and create teaching materials.
Able to use computer hardware and peripherals as well as office equipment including copiers and scanners.
Able to communicate effectively in person, in front of audiences, electronically and via telephone.
Tolerance to repetitive motions including keyboarding and writing.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Master’s in education, teacher education, or a closely related field required.
An earned doctorate (or ABD) in education, teacher education, or a closely related field preferred; If the candidate has no terminal degree, enrollment in a doctoral program to enhance personal instructional performance and support the needs of the college is expected within 3 years of hire.
Successful classroom and/or online teaching experience that demonstrates a capacity for excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level.
3‒5 years undergraduate and/or graduate-level teaching experience in higher education is preferred.
3-5 years of K-12 teaching experience with valid teaching license or the ability to receive one within 6 months of hire.
2+ years demonstrated experience in curriculum development, online learning design, or other comparable experiences preferred
Familiarity with and the demonstrated ability to use and integrate the latest educational technologies.
Demonstrated ability to provide support in intensive learning environments.
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.
A genuine commitment and ability to carry out to culturally responsive and equitable practices.
Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
Willing and able to work collaboratively as part of a larger faculty team.
Proficient using the educational research software (Qualtrics, SPSS, Atlas.ti, IRBNet) Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Access PowerPoint, and Outlook.
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 Task Stream.
Working knowledge of FERPA and ability to handle confidential information with tact, discretion and good judgement.
Post-Offer Employment Screening Requirement: Successfully pass a Criminal background check.
Attitude and Demeanor of all Concordia University Employees:
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 demands of the college and/or department).
Have a professional physical appearance (appropriate clothing, hygiene, etc.).