PDS Clinical Residency Director

New Mexico, United States
Salary Not Specified
Sep 15, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Details

Position PDS Clinical Residency Director Full Time/Part Time Full Time Job Type Term Appointment Position Summary

The Director will lead in the development of state-wide evidence-based Professional Development School ( PDS ) partnerships. Duties will include providing leadership and oversight of the Pojoaque Public Schools ( PVSD ) PDS lab-school program and the Multi-district Teacher Residency Professional Learning Internship ( TRPLI ). Both programs are collaborations between New Mexico Highlands University ( NMHU ), Los Alamos National Labs ( LANL ) and PVSD .

Primary goals of our teacher residency programs are to:
-increase the number and quality of new teachers through a multi-year teacher clinical residency program;
-increase the number of underrepresented teachers in PreK-12 schools;
-improve teaching and learning in a public school system that is grounded in continuous professional learning; and
-create a model for culturally sustaining teachers, leaders and policy makers.

The development of PDS schools provide a holistic approach to educator development and professional learning. The PDS will work collaboratively among its partners to develop a system that integrates coordinated professional development for PreK-12 teachers, educational leaders, and incoming pre-service teachers from the NMHU school of education.

Our teacher residency programs are based on national best-practice in PDS schools to include evidenced based co-teaching and are intended to provide pre-service teachers, in-service teachers, and administrators the opportunity to improve their practices in order to improve student academic performance. It is also intended to be a model of innovation for New Mexico educators and policy makers. Our teacher residency programs are the first in the state to partner strategically with school districts, a university pre-service program, and a major employer.

Duties and Responsibilities

-Serve as a liaison between NMHU School of Education, PVSD, LANL and state-wide PDS partner schools. Establish a state-wide PDS Advisory that includes representation from NMHU SOE Centers, and conduct regular meetings with the stakeholders (school principals, cooperating teachers, mentor teachers, and special project leadership teams).
-Oversight and management of PDS school liaisons.
-Coordinate with PDS partners to execute project goals and objectives.
-Manage the PVSD lab-school and TRIPLI on-site in each location.
-Coordinate recruitment and retention initiatives including teacher candidate advisement.
-Conduct and assist in coordinating resident teacher seminars, professional learning opportunities, and teach methods courses on-site at PVSD and TRPLI .
-Engage in action research collaboratively with cooperating/mentor teachers and teacher candidates.
-Supervise teacher candidates on site at partner school (i.e., conduct classroom walkthroughs, classroom observations/evaluations, and post-observation conferences.)
-Provide training and support to teacher candidates (i.e., facilitation of seminars, teaching methods and field experience courses).
-Provide training and support to mentor and cooperating teachers.
-Coordinate with School of Education department chairs and faculty to quality of programs and to ensure alignment of clinical experiences with coursework, policies, structures and standards.
-Collect, analyze and report data and facilitate data conversations with stakeholder groups to inform improvement in collaboration with the Director of Assessment and Accreditation.
-Additional duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

-Master’s Degree in Education or related field
-Two or more years of experience as a teacher in a K-12 setting
-Two or more years of experience as a mentor or instructional coach in a K-12 setting
-Two or more years of teaching experience teaching at the college/university level in the area of teacher education or related area.
-Hold a valid K-12 teaching license in NM or be eligible to apply. Experience with clinical supervision and advisement of teacher candidates.
-Five or more years of demonstrated successful experience in K-12 public school settings.

Preferred Qualifications

-Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Education, closely related area, or equivalent.
-Background in STEM Literacies
-Experience collaborating with K-12 partners to implement an evidence-based professional development school.
-NM Level III Instructional Leader Teaching License & Experience as an Instructional Leader
-Experience with clinical supervision of teacher candidates in rural and rural remote school districts serving Indigenous Peoples of the Americas.
-Experience teaching children and youth in rural and rural remote school districts serving Indigenous Peoples of the Americas.
-Research experience

Special Conditions for Eligibility Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

-Ability to apply evidence-based co-teaching and mentorship strategies and skills.
-Ability to conduct research (formal and action) pertaining to questions relevant to effective teaching (co-teaching, culturally sustaining pedagogy and STEM literacies.)
-Proficiency in teaching and communicating with colleagues and students via electronic and digital modalities.
-Knowledge of and experience working towards culturally and linguistically sustaining pedagogies.
-Knowledge and experience in various teaching modalities including face-to-face, online synchronous, asynchronous, and/or blended learning.
-Knowledge and understanding of adult learning theories, principles and strategies and experience teaching/coaching adults.
-Ability to develop effective methodologies that integrate teaching, metacognition and research.
-Ability to engage in collaboration with other departments within the university.
-Excellent written and oral communication skills.
-Commitment to improving K-12 student and pre-service teacher learning and teaching cycles.
-Strong planning and organizational skills.
-Ability to manage multiple complex tasks simultaneously.

Physical Demands

Sitting Frequently
Standing Occasionally
Walking Occasionally
Bending Occasionally
Squatting Occasionally
Climbing Occasionally
Kneeling Occasionally
Lifting up to 20 Occasionally
Lifting greater than 20pounds……….Seldom

Working Environment

- No or very limited physical effort required.
- No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
- Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
- Work regularly requires more than 40 hours per week.
- Work with frequent interruptions.

Pay Rate 68,900 Work Location/Campus Center Las Vegas, NM Campus EEO Statement

New Mexico Highlands University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. We are committed to the University values of diversity, accessibility, excellence, and responsiveness.

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Posting Number AS421P Open Date 09/15/2020 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant

This position serves a term twelve (12) month duration period. Continued employment will be contingent on continued funding.
A complete online application must include: 1) Letter of interest/cover letter; 2) Resume; 3) Names, telephone numbers and email address of three (3) professional references in online application, and; 4) copies of transcripts. Candidates who are invited for on-campus interviews will be required to submit official transcripts. References will be contacted in conjunction with on-campus interview. Upload required materials with online application. For more detailed information regarding the position you may contact: Dr. Mary Earick, Dean, NMHU School of Education, maryearick@nmhu.edu. For disabled access or services, call (505) 454-3242 or contact Human Resources at hr@nmhu.edu NMHU IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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