Clinical and Advising Coordinator
Description of Job
The Clinical and Advising Coordinator supports practicum coordination and advising for graduate and undergraduate programs, managing the field-based student teaching program and the subsequent assessments for the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). This role involves continuous positive interaction with private and public schools serving as field sites for Edgewood College students and with the representatives of the DPI.
Clinical and Advising Responsibilities
- Provide leadership for the ongoing development of the clinical experience program for undergraduate and graduate licensing programs.
- Engage in partnership with cooperating teachers and faculty members to ensure meaningful learning experiences in field placements.
- Collaborate with Education faculty to develop positive relationships with public and private school administrators and teachers regarding student placements and field experiences, including selecting and developing cooperating school-based personnel.
- Collect, process, and maintain DPI requirements for all teacher candidates.
- Oversee and coordinate advising for undergraduate students interested in Education.
- Provide advising and support for admitted students for Advising and Registration Days.
- Work with Education deans and directors to evaluate the needs of students.
- Engage with students building strong professional relationships that model and teach the areas of dispositions necessary for successful teaching. Coach students regarding challenges and opportunities in field placements.
- Participate in Candidate Review Team meetings, maintain database of student interventions, and monitor progress toward those interventions.
- Contribute to the collection of internal assessment reports.
- Collect, coordinate, and distribute relevant data regarding student and program assessment. Prepare data for various reports to external audiences including annual reports to Educational Testing Service, the U.S. Department of Education (Title II), the Wisconsin DPI, and the Professional Education Data System.
- Attend regular Education meetings and other meetings related to the position, which may include external meetings with the DPI, Wisconsin Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (WACTE), and others as determined by supervisors.
Additional duties as assigned by the Dean
Necessary Education or Work Experience
- Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree in Education or Student Services preferred
- 2-3 year’s related experience with a preference in program evaluation, assessment, and/or the delivery of student services; teaching in a PK-12 environment a plus.
Required Knowledge and Skills
- Demonstrated organizational and administrative skills to include handling multiple projects, meeting deadlines, and attentiveness to detail and accuracy.
- Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills that exhibit an ability to develop rapport with students and interact comfortably with colleagues.
- Demonstrated ability in the use of technology and computer application skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, SharePoint, OneDrive, PowerPoint; and familiarity with managing and maintaining online filing systems, including careful record keeping and database maintenance.
- Ability to read, interpret and apply DPI administrative codes.
- Preferred: Familiarity with state statues and administrative rules related to licensure in order to serve as the College’s knowledge base related to DPI compliance and maintain currency with the changing interpretations of administrative codes such as PI-34.
Edgewood College, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Candidates must demonstrate multicultural competence — the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to work with others who are culturally different from self in meaningful, relevant, and productive ways. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations including women and racial and ethnic minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The selected candidate must actively support the mission of the College by working with faculty, staff and students to share in our core values — truth, compassion, justice, partnership, and community.
To apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and references to:
Human Resources - CLAC
1000 Edgewood College Drive
Madison, WI 53711
Equal Opportunity Employer