The Senior Program Administrator- UTEP (Clinical Administrator) oversees clinical preparation of teacher candidates under the NextGen grant.
The Senior Program Administrators’ duties include but are not limited to: - Establishes and nurtures a strong professional culture within UTEP's field component, focusing on accountability, specific goals, data collection, and use of best practices. – Teaches clinical courses, responsible for placement of teacher candidates (TCs) into appropriate secondary (middle and high school) clinical experiences, according to policies of the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE). – Prepares all materials for field experiences and supervises university supervisors, cooperating teachers, content specialists, and teacher candidates. - Plans, implements, coordinates, and directs operational activities for UTEP's clinical component. - Functions as a key representative for UTEP's field experience and as a liaison between UTEP and partner schools. – Works with department faculty and staff to design and implement high-quality clinical practices and assessment instruments as an integral component of teacher education curriculum, complying with state and national requirements. – Gathers, synthesizes, and analyzes formative and summative program data and translates results to improve UTEP and meet accreditation and reporting needs. – Supports the implementation of events, initiatives, and instructional technology. – Performs tasks with considerable autonomy, initiative, and creativity; exercises diplomacy and teamwork; and demonstrates effective organizational and communication skills. – Must be knowledgeable of culturally relevant teaching and learning practices and have a commitment to social justice and urban education. – Must be able to multitask in a fast-paced, customer service-focused environment with an understanding of the mission, vision, role, and goals of UTEP, the Department, FASN, and RU-N, and the role the tasks and responsibilities of this position play in the achievement of these goals.
For more information please visit: https://ncas.rutgers.edu/academics-admissions/academic-departments/urban-education
This position is a grant-funded position.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Requires a bachelor’s degree in higher education administration, school leadership, secondary school content area, or related field; or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience that demonstrates comprehensive knowledge and understanding of management and administrative principles and practices.
Also requires a minimum of five years of relevant professional experience in an administrative function, excellent communication skills, and computer literacy.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must hold teaching license for secondary schools.
Requires excellent written and oral communication skills; strong leadership and organizational skills; attention to detail; the ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks, and to interact successfully and confidentially with a wide range of individuals at all levels of the University community and externally; and strong computer literacy, including use of databases.
Requires excellent problem-solving skills, as well as the ability to multitask and function autonomously with limited supervision.
Must be able to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, customer-service focused team environment.
Master’s degree in higher education administration, school leadership, secondary school content area.
Five years teaching urban students, preferably in Newark or Jersey City Public Schools.
Track record of success teaching urban students and mentoring pre-service teachers under the Common Core State Standards.
Ability to leverage technology as a platform to convey information, differentiate instruction, and scaffold learning to meet the demands of 21st-century learners.
Experience supervising others, particularly pre-service or in-service teachers.
MS Office Suite, Adobe, Blackboard, Drupal, ROCS, Cornerstone, Marketplace, iExpense, EMS, ECRT, FileMaker Pro, Chalk & Wire, Google Docs, SSC, MailChimp, and ANCOR. Must be familiar with or learn the office equipment, software, and specialized programs and/or materials needed to support the effective and efficient performance of this position, including, but not limited to, learning management systems, relevant software for collection of programmatic data for state and national reporting on teacher preparation and support of TCs in use of videotaping equipment.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
UTEP is a fast-paced, deadline-driven, customer service-focused team environment, where effective collaboration is essential. Responsibilites will include travel to partner sites, attendance at and participation in evening and weekend activities as needed. Requires applicable licensure/credential check. Must be able to lift and move up to 20 pounds.
Posting Number: 18ST2023
Location: Rutgers University-Newark
Internal Number: 69167
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.