Director of the Office of Educational Advisement and Field Experiences

New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
May 11, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

About SUNY Oneonta:

SUNY Oneonta is a public college in Central New York, enrolling about 6,500 students in bachelor's, master's and graduate certificate programs. Most of SUNY Oneonta's main campus lies within the City of Oneonta, which is located in the northern foothills of the�Catskill Mountains, about a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston and Philadelphia. With a population just shy of 14,000, the City of Oneonta is the largest municipality in a rural region dominated by agriculture and tourism.

Known as an exemplary residential campus that values inclusion, service and sustainability, SUNY Oneonta is a nurturing community where students grow intellectually, thrive socially and live purposefully. Employees give SUNY Oneonta high marks for work/life balance and culture. The college's and ratings are 4.5 and 4.1, respectively.

Beyond campus, many residents enjoy the natural beauty of the Catskills. Outdoor activities such as hiking, biking and running are among the most popular. Several ski areas nearby typically operate for seasons lasting over 100 days beginning in late November or early December. During the summer, boating, swimming and other water sports are popular on lakes throughout the region.

Job Description:

The Professional Education Unit at the State University of New York (SUNY) College at Oneonta invites applications for the position of Director of the Office of Educational Advisement and Field Experiences (OEAFE). The Director of the Office of Educational Advisement and Field Experiences supervises the office staff and provides coordination among all units of the Division of Education on matters including field experiences and placements; Office of Professional Education Services support for student advising; and accreditation support.

The Division of Education comprises four subunits (three academic departments and a support office): Department of Elementary Education and Reading; Department of Secondary Education and Educational Technology; Department of Educational Psychology, Counseling and Special Education; and OEAFE.�� The Division is pursuing accreditation from the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP).� To learn more about the College or the Division, please visit� or�

Duties include but not limited to:

  • Lead the development, implementation, and assessment of office mission and goals.
  • Supervise the office staff and lead office staff meetings.
  • Oversee office staff and all aspects of the establishment of appropriate clinical placements for students.
  • Monitor SUNY and NYSED educator-preparation policy initiatives and changes and inform faculty and the Dean as appropriate.
  • Hire, train, and support field supervisors.
  • Work collaboratively with school personnel and the campus office to identify and remediate issues with clinical placements.
  • Oversee certification processes for the educator preparation programs.
  • Ensure that all office areas are adequately cross-trained and that a minimum level of service to constituents (e.g., students and faculty in the academic departments) is achieved.
  • Make recommendations to the Dean on matters related to educator preparation.
  • Participate in meetings of School and Division leadership.
  • Oversee allocation of NYSTCE vouchers for certification tests.
  • Review clinical-placement evaluations and correspond with field supervisors and cooperating teachers to support student progress.
  • Develop and document corrective action plans for pre-service teachers and counselors needing additional support to succeed in clinical experiences.
  • Serve as the Certification Officer on behalf of SUNY Oneonta, including overseeing the submission of institutional recommendations to NYSED's TEACH system and other certification-related duties as needed.
  • Administer the relevant financial account(s).
  • Oversee the collection of data in support of reporting obligations for the Division of Education required by AAQEP, SUNY, local, state, federal, and other external agencies.


Required Qualifications:� master's degree in education, the social sciences, or other appropriate field; experience coordinating the placement of student teachers in K-12 public schools.

Preferred: leadership experience in higher education; experience creating field experience opportunities; demonstrated interpersonal communication skills that promote collaboration and collegiality; excellent written communication and presentation skills; demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with other offices/groups; strong organizational skills; and experience working with and serving diverse populations.

Additional Information:

For other employment and regional opportunities, please visit our website at:

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at�

SUNY Oneonta values a diverse college community. Please visit our website on diversity at:� ��Moreover, the College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions:

To apply online go to: � Please upload a letter of interest and resume or curriculum vitae.� Contact information for three professional references is required.

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