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Associate Director, Master of Arts in Teaching
Date Posted 04/06/2021
Hiring Status Accepting Applications
Location Twin Cities Campus
Position Responsibilities

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is seeking an Associate Director for the Master of Arts in Teaching program. The ideal candidate will demonstrate experience in the effective and efficient support of students and faculty in relevant capacities, specifically as applicable to initial K-6 licensure pathway and related candidate endorsements. In particular, the associate director will:  

  • process admissions for K-6 licensure applicants;
  • advise and support students throughout their time in the program, including through licensure and degree completion;
  • perform transcript analysis and guidance for content coursework;
  • serve as a direct contact and support for students’ pathway planning;
  • maintain and update transcript analysis forms for K-6 and endorsement pathways;
  • maintain and update course equivalency lists for all pathways and endorsements;
  • research and maintain K-6 content course offerings and endorsement pathway materials/resources;
  • support and collaborate with K-6 licensure-based faculty on curricular and dispositional discussions;
  • collaborate with field placement office staff to support K-6 pathways students;
  • monitor students' academic and dispositional development support SPAC interventions;
  • support MAT program director with licensure materials and applications in preparation for review by certifying officer;
  • and collaborate with MAT team and/or lead efforts to:
    • track students’ academic and dispositional progress and development;
    • create/verify lists for registration for EDUC courses;
    • perform faculty observations;
    • collect, analyze and report data;
    • organize student presentations;
    • serve on SPAC teams and coordinate interventions as appropriate;
    • plan professional development activities/event;
    • attend relevant MAT, PELSB, MACTE, teacher licensure, and School of Education meetings/events;
    • proctor test outs on one weeknight and one weekend each semester;
    • support faculty and students during evening hours on the first week of each term; 
    • collaborate with School of Education faculty and staff; and
    • perform other duties and tasks as assigned.
Essential Skills and Abilities

The ideal candidate will also demonstrate advanced skills and abilities to:

  • establish credibility with students, faculty, staff and school partners;
  • value and maintain student and data confidentiality; 
  • understand, comply with, and communicate teacher licensure-related laws and regulations as appropriate;
  • identify problems (and potential problems), and think creatively and collaboratively about how to solve them;  
  • work with faculty and staff across programs and departments; 
  • communicate clearly and persuasively verbally and in writing;  
  • present numerical data and read/interpret written information;
  • use time efficiently, develop action plans, and prioritize and manage duties in a fast-paced, dynamic environment;
  • remain self-sufficient and produce work that is detailed, accurate and of regular high quality; 
  • lead collaborative efforts to improve processes and systems;
  • adapt to change, manage competing demands, and deal with delays or unexpected events;
  • be dependable and self-motivated; and
  • learn and navigate a variety of technology platforms.
  The successful candidate must support, respect, and advance the mission of Saint Mary's University as a Lasallian Catholic institution.
Education and Experience

Required qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in education or related field
  • Minimum three years of K-12 teaching experience or work in K-12 teacher licensure/certification 

Preferred qualifications:

  • Doctorate in education or related field
  • Minimum of five years in K-12 teaching experience or work in K-12 teacher licensure/certification

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.

Additional Required Materials Cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three professional references.
Application Review Date 04/30/2021
Starting Date
Contact Elizabeth Janey, Ed.D.
Contact Email ejaney@smumn.edu
Position Full-time
Contract Length 12 Month
Other Details / Information
Benefits Full
Work Sponsorship This position is not eligible for work sponsorship
  We encourage members of the protected classes as defined by the federal, state, and municipal law and those persons attracted to a university with a Lasallian Catholic identity to apply.
EEO M/W/D/V
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