Reporting to Dean of the Lurie College of Education, receives work direction from the Director of Field Experience and with a dotted line of reporting to the Department Chairs for Teacher Education and Special Education, the Assistant Director of Field Experience will provide overall program management and oversight to field education in the Teacher Education and Special Education Departments at San Jose State University. The Assistant Director of Field Experience will serve as the Departments’ primary resource for planning, supporting, and implementing a comprehensive field education program for credential candidates that aligns with the College’s mission, vision, and strategic plan. The Assistant Director will collaborate with the Office of Field Experience, Department Chairs, faculty, and others on projects related to improving field experiences for credential candidates.
The Assistant Director will oversee, assign, and support field supervisors and work closely with faculty to provide an integrated approach to student teaching and intern experiences alignment with the College’s strategic plan and each Program’s learning objectives. They will work collaboratively with the field placement coordinator to ensure that placement needs are met. This may include establishing new district partnerships and work to strengthen existing ones to support the quantity, quality, and variety of field placements needed such that SJSU remains a high priority for partner school districts.
- Use of substantial judgment and collaboration in the analysis, interpretation, development, integration, and application of the Departments’ field experience policies and practice in a cycle of continual improvement to align with Program Learning Outcomes and the Lurie College’s mission, vision, and strategic plan.
- Support the College’s outreach functions which may include recruitment, development of relationships with K-12 districts, community colleges, and community entities from which potential students might be recruited. Serve as a liaison for CSU initiatives to recruit future educators, and community college-CSU partnerships for teacher pathway projects.
- Manage a webpage presence and periodically convey field experience updates via a newsletter.
- Lead monthly supervisor meetings; design and facilitate professional learning for supervisors to support and deepen their understanding of mentoring novice teachers and updated credential requirements.
- Organize/assign caseloads for supervisors.
- Prepare MOUs for teacher candidates transitioning to a substitute position during their field placement
- Maintain high-level and diverse contacts within the university, regional school district partners, CSU, CTC, CCTE, AACTE, and other professional organizations.
- Serve as a key advisor providing expertise, oversight, and leadership to the Departments’ Leadership Teams, faculty, and staff which have broad policy and pedagogical impact on program structure, curricula, and advising; accountable for developing and evaluating short- and long-term goals and objectives.
- Collaboratively develop, maintain, and monitor departmental field experience policies and practices related to program learning objectives and student learning outcomes.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- In-depth knowledge and experience in field experience research, policies, and practice
- Strong-problem solving and creative thinking skills, as well as exceptional interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
- Strong organizational and project management skills.
- Ability to develop and maintain assessment and accreditation documentation for accountability purposes.
- Ability to lead professional development
- Ability to effectively present ideas and concepts in written or presentation format and use consultative and facilitation skills to gain consensus.
- Ability to work with representatives from public and private entities and handle potentially sensitive situations.
- Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in a related field plus upper division or graduate coursework in counseling techniques, interviewing and conflict resolution where such are job related
- Four years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience which includes experience in advising students individually and in groups, and in analysis and resolution of complex student services problems. A master’s degree in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work or a job‑related field may be substituted for one year of professional experience. A doctorate degree and the appropriate internship or clinical training in counseling, guidance or a job‑related field may be substituted for two years of the required professional experience for positions with a major responsibility for professional, personal or career counseling.
- Education: Master’s degree in Education or equivalent experience
- Public school teaching experience, preferably at multiple levels (TK-12 and/or special education)
- Experience using and learning technology to effectively communicate (e.g. Google suite, Zoom, Canvas or other Learning Management System)
- Experience supporting teacher candidates and/or new teachers
- Experience with teacher preparation requirements and practices, State certification requirements, and public school needs in the region.
- Experience with CTC Teaching Performance Expectations
- Experience with Teacher Residency Programs
- Experience with Intern Teaching Programs
- At least three years of experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment.
- Relevant professional experience requiring knowledge about and practice implementing field experience as part of educator preparation.
- Experience and demonstrated record in faculty development in field experience settings.
Classification: Student Services Professional IV
Anticipated Hiring Range: $5,709/month - $6,299/month
CSU Salary Range: $5,351/month - $7,633/month
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