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Coordinator of Clinical Placements & Partnerships/Clinical Instructor
Title:Coordinator of Clinical Placements & Partnerships/Clinical Instructor
Department:College of Arts and Sciences
Location:Van Ness

Number of Vacancies: 1

Area of Consideration:

Position Status: Full-Time

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: ES0005/1

Salary Range: $38,746 - $65,000

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Location: 4200 Connecticut Ave, NW Washington, DC 20008

Brief Description of Duties

The University of the District of Columbia, College of Arts and Sciences, Division of Education, Health and Social Work invites applications for a full-time, clinical faculty appointment in Education. This is a nine month position, with a required additional two months of summer work. This position has a target start date of August 2018.

The University of the District of Columbia is a public, comprehensive university with an urban land-grant distinction. It is the District of Columbia’s only public institution of higher education. It has historically been a minority serving institution. The University services approximately 5,000 students across its two-year baccalaureate, masters, and professional programs. The Washington metropolitan community provides an exceptional learning laboratory for faculty, staff, and students.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The responsibilities of the position include identifying, recruiting, and working with multiple sites to coordinate both undergraduate and graduate student teaching placements, establishing mutually beneficial partnerships with schools/educational facilities in the surrounding area, and teaching graduate and undergraduate courses face to face, with possible opportunities for hybrid or online instruction. Other duties include serving on division, program, college, and/or university committees, working collaboratively with program faculty and area partners, performing service, administrative, and accreditation-related tasks as necessary to enhance the quality of the program, and performing tasks related to the development of excellence in educator preparation at UDC. The successful candidate will be able to foster an environment of professionalism and collaboration and work toward continuous improvement as part of a team.

The ideal candidate will be willing to travel to area schools/educational facilities in order to establish and maintain active partnerships. In addition, the candidate must be willing to participate in recruitment activities. Experience with CAEP or NCATE is strongly preferred.

Additional Duties

  1. Maintain all files related to clinical assignments and student clearance records.
  2. Conduct regular site visits to schools/educational facilities (minimum twice a month).
  3. Communicate with school personnel (administrators and co-operating teachers) on a regular basis to ensure clarity regarding expectations.
  4. Collaborate with faculty and community stakeholders for program improvement.
  5. Work closely with other University, College, and Department faculty and professionals.
  6. Provide assistance in writing and submitting documents and reports associated with accreditation.
Minimum Job Requirements
  • A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • A minimum of three (3) successful years of experience in P-12 schools.
  • A minimum of one (1) year of teaching in an institution of higher learning.
  • Knowledge of best practices and skills associated with teaching and educator preparation.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Outstanding communication skills.
  • Ability to engage with diverse groups and show sensitivity to variations across age, gender socioeconomic status, ethnicity, language, cultural, national origin, and prior training and educational experience.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of state and district rules/regulations and policies pertaining to teaching.
  • A demonstrated record of membership and participation in relevant professional organizations.
  • Hold certification or licensure pertinent to the profession.
  • Established collegial relationships with schools/educational facilities in the surrounding area.

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is in the collective bargaining unit represented by National Education Association (NEA) and you may be required to pay an agency service fee through direct payroll deduction.

Employment Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s retirement plan (TIAA-CREF).

Equal Opportunity Employer: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability.  Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act.  In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act.  Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated.  Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference:  Applicants claiming veteran's preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Visa Sponsorship: At this time, the University of the District of Columbia does not provide sponsorship for visas (e.g. H-1B). This position is also ineligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Residency Preference: The Residency Preference Amendment Act of 1988, D.C. Law 7-203, created a system in which provides that any applicant for employment in the Career or Educational Services who is a bona fide resident of the District of Columbia may claim a residency reference at the time of application. An applicant selected for an appointment based on District residency will be required to submit no less than eight (8) proofs of bona fide District residency. Bona fide District residency must be maintained from the date of appointment to the position for seven (7) consecutive years. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the (7) year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation.  The determination of a "satisfactory background investigation" is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia.  The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources Only.

Contact Information:  All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-5380.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit: opportunity/.

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