Major Duties: General summary: Coordinates the clinical experiences for the internship programs (pre-internship and internship) for the College of Education and Human Development.- Builds and maintains relationships with public schools. Serves as a liaison for school district personnel and WMU faculty, staff, and students. Visits and observes partners in the field to solicit appropriate placement opportunities.- Collaborates with faculty, community partners, and teacher candidates in undergraduate and advanced programs to place teacher candidates in clinical experiences. Tracks all placements for assigned programs. Registers and clears teacher candidates for pre and final internship experiences. Communicates any concerns with advisors and faculty.- Provides support in the accreditation process, enforcement of state and national policy and procedures, and communication protocols. Supports Tk20 clinical experience assessment system. Monitors clinical placements for all teacher education clinical experiences, supports data management for all accreditation documentation, manages website content, background check procedures, SCECH procedures, and MDE documentation. Trains administrative assistants, faculty, staff, students, and partners with all documentation and processes related to clinical experiences.- Assists Director of Clinical Experiences in preparing teacher candidates for clinical experiences through classroom visits, orientations, professional development, observations, and interventions throughout their professional program. May teach or co-teach final internship seminar.- Assists with all clinical experience application processes including processing all pre-internship and internship applications through Tk20. Provides statistical and/or analytical reports relative to clinical experiences.- Provides training, development, and evaluation of school partners and clinical instructors. Conducts and organizes relevant workshops and training for students.- Collaborates with and supports Office of Clinical Experiences team and college with special projects, committee work, or events.
Minimum Qualifications: - Bachelor's degree in related field from an accredited institution.- Two years' relevant experience.- Experience in a K-12 public school setting. - Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills. - Demonstrated ability to work independently. - Excellent customer service and public relations skills.- Proficiency with word-processing and spreadsheet software. - Experience using and querying databases and entering and tracking data.
Internal Number: 352_57041
About Western Michigan University
One of the top-100 public universities in the United States, Western Michigan University is committed to being learner centered, discovery driven and globally engaged. Founded in 1903, what was once Western Michigan College became Michigan's fourth public university in 1957. Since then, WMU has undergone dramatic growth in size and stature. Today, the University offers more than 240 academic programs to students pursuing degrees through the doctoral level. More than 20 percent of its 25,000 students are enrolled in graduate course work, studying in disciplines ranging from atomic physics and graph theory to medieval literature and blind rehabilitation. Of 101 graduate offerings available, 30 lead to a doctoral degree.