To apply for this position, please upload your resume and cover letter as one document. The cover letter should address your interest and experience relevant to the position as well as your professional commitment to diversity, inclusion, justice, and equity.
The Michigan Alternate Route to Certification (M-ARC) Program Specialist works collaboratively with and supports program staff and participants on a range of tasks that have a common focus on supporting the preparation of well-started beginning teachers and school leaders. The position is primarily responsible for data systems, management, and reporting in support of M-ARC; this position also supports similar processes for all SOE Educator Preparation Programs (EPP), particularly as they relate to accreditation. The program specialist also participates in both visionary planning and day-to-day operations of M-ARC, at the direction of the supervisor.
The M-ARC/EPP Program Specialist reports to the M-ARC Associate Director.
This is a 3-year limited term appiontment with the possiblity for renewal.
Data Management and Reporting
Gather, organize, and track M-ARC participant data for MDE program approval, federal Title II reporting, and CAEP accreditation purposes
Take a leadership role in gathering, analyzing, and reporting data across EPP units for MDE program approval, federal Title II reporting, and CAEP accreditation purposes
Use assessment technology software (Chalk & Wire and Canvas) to collect and organize M-ARC and EPP data for reporting purposes (includes setting up and managing assessments within Chalk & Wire, tracking and organizing data submitted via Chalk & Wire, and creating and distributing reports from Chalk & Wire)
Create and distribute demographic, disposition, and feedback surveys for M-ARC and the EPP throughout the year; monitor, analyze, and share survey data with M-ARC and/or EPP faculty and leadership for interpretation and action
Gather M-ARC participant performance data and lead quarterly data reviews to monitor participants’ progress across program components
Participant and Instructional Staff Support
Provide training and technology support for Chalk and Wire, Google Drive, BlueJeans, & Canvas to M-ARC participants and instructional staff
Communicate with M-ARC participants and instructional staff to ensure data are submitted and complete
Communicate with EPP faculty to ensure CAEP-related data are submitted and complete
Generate summary charts and field evaluation data for M-ARC participants and instructional staff
Program Support and Communication
Contribute substantively to data-based program design and continuous improvement efforts for both M-ARC and the EPP
Support M-ARC marketing and recruitment efforts
Create and manage M-ARC field instruction and seminar rosters
Create and manage M-ARC Remind and email groups
Update and manage M-ARC and EPP information for the School of Education website
Serve as a liaison with the SOE and U-M Tech Services department
Record of successful professional experience in a relevant field, such as education or data management
Fluency with data management and reporting
Project management experience
Exceptional oral and written communication skills
Detail-oriented organizational skills
Demonstrated ability to work productively, both independently and collaboratively, in a complex working environment with intersecting responsibilities and continually shifting priorities
Ability to work with confidential material and with all situations discreetly and appropriately at all times
Skill with common software and technology applications, including Google Suite
Advanced degree in a relevant field
Experience working with Chalk & Wire and/or Canvas
Familiarity with accreditation processes, particularly through CAEP
Experience working in educational settings, particularly in urban and/or high-poverty areas
Familiarity with University of Michigan systems, policies, and processes
We respect and value individuals from all races, ethnic backgrounds, ages, genders, religions, sexual orientations, disabilities, economic or veteran status, and other diverse perspectives and individual differences. Further, we are committed to tolerance, sensitivity, understanding, and mutual respect everywhere within our community and we affirm our promise to make the School of Education a welcoming place for all. In seeking new staff members, we are committed to hiring those who share in our reverence and expectation for diversity.
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The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Internal Number: 194287
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