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Director, Placement, Field Experience, and Licensure

Position Overview:  Merrimack College’s School of Education & Social Policy is seeking a Director of Placement, Field Experience, and Licensure to coordinate and oversee the placement of undergraduate and graduate students pursuing licensure, and the state licensure process, in collaboration with program faculty and staff. The ideal candidate will have experience working with licensure standards, and collaborating with school building leaders and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Responsibilities:  Responsibilities will be undertaken collaboratively with the department chair, program directors, and other faculty as well as department administrative assistants and include, but are not limited to:

  • Conducting workshops and advising students on the pre-practicum, Candidate Assessment of Performance (CAP), and add license processes, as needed.
  • Training and supervision of Supervising Practitioners and Program Supervisors in the CAP process.
  • Placement of undergraduate and graduate students for pre-practicum and practicum experiences.
  • Use of technology for remote training and advising purposes.
  • Assisting students in the endorsement/licensing process.
  • Maintaining key student and organizational files required by the state of Massachusetts.
  • Training of faculty and staff on DESE policies and updates to those policies.
  • Oversee federal and state reporting requirements for teacher education programs.

Qualifications:  Qualifications for this position: M.A. or M.Ed. degree, experience as a teacher or administrator in K-12 schools, teaching and/or administrative experience in higher education, advising experience, and experience with the Candidate Assessment of Performance process. Demonstrated organizational, technological, data management, and professional communications skills are all essential. 

To Apply:  Deadline for applications is December 15, 2017 for an immediate start. Applications should be submitted by this date in order to be considered. Review of applications will begin immediately thereafter and screening will continue until the position is filled. Please submit a letter of intent, and current resume. Questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Russ Olwell, Associate Dean of the School of Education & Social Policy at olwellr@merrimack.edu Only electronic applications will be accepted.

About Merrimack:  An increasingly diverse population is served by Merrimack College. In keeping with our core value to build a community of teacher-scholars who welcome and respect a diversity of backgrounds, experiences, beliefs, and perspectives, we are actively seeking to recruit and retain faculty whose teaching, research, and/or service has prepared them to fulfill our commitment to inclusion. As such, we encourage candidates to describe in their application how they can contribute to diverse communities.

Merrimack College is a selective, independent four-year, residential Catholic college offering liberal arts, business, science and engineering, health sciences, and education programs. Merrimack’s distinguished faculty members teach a talented student body in a learning environment vigorously committed to the transforming values and benefits of the liberal arts. In the Augustinian tradition, Merrimack’s community embraces scholarship, service to others, and provides students with opportunities to develop intellectually, spiritually, socially, and ethically. Merrimack College enrolls over 4000 students and is located 20 miles north of Boston. More information on the School of Education & Social Policy can be found at http://www.merrimack.edu/academics/education/

Merrimack College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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