Professional Dev & Outreach

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Professional Dev & Outreach

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School of Education, Professional and Continuing Education

Description of College / Department / Program / Division / Unit

The Division of Academic Affairs encompasses a wide array of activities and functions that ensure the overall academic quality of the institution. This includes providing administrative oversight and academic leadership for: the College of Business Administration; the College of Arts, Social Sciences & Humanities; the College of Science and Health; the School of Education; Murphy Library; Admissions; Records and Registration; Financial Aid; Career Services; Academic Advising; University Graduate Studies; Extended Learning; the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs; the office of Undergraduate Research and Creativity; the Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning; Institutional Research; and International Education & Engagement. Academic Affairs also provides leadership and support to the nearly four hundred full-time faculty and instructional academic staff, 73 percent of whom hold terminal degrees. Through its various functions, the Division of Academic Affairs supports students in the pursuit of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education as well as scholarly activity.

Position Summary

Under the supervision of the Dean of the School of Education, Professional, and Continuing Education ( EPC ), a successful applicant will serve as the coordinator who leads and supports the implementation and reporting of the education teacher performance assessment (edTPA) for all teacher preparation programs, as well as additional outreach efforts with our school and community partners. The edTPA is the culminating pedagogical assessment that is part of a multiple measures assessment system designed to evaluate the readiness of teacher candidates to teach in their prepared area within the range birth – grade 12. The position requires collaboration and coordination between School of Education (SoE) faculty, students, and staff, as well as community/school partners and national support teams. The successful applicant will also identify, initiate, and support outreach efforts with school and community partners.

Required Qualifications

-Master’s degree in an education-related field
-Teaching experience in PK-12 schools
-Experience in the planning and implementation of professional development
-Familiar with current state and national education initiatives (i.e., edTPA, standards-based instruction, DEI, etc.)
-Evidence of strong leadership and collaboration skills
-Knowledge in curriculum design, assessment, data analysis, and intervention practices
-Strong technology skills

Preferred Qualifications

-Experience working with higher education
-Experience working cooperatively across PK-16 community
-Knowledge of Professional Development Schools ( PDS )

Physical Demands

Standing, sitting, walking, talking

Working conditions and environment

Some travel, driving, evenings and weekends may be required for this position.

Miscellaneous Information

Your benefits add an additional 40%+ to the overall financial package from the university.
Highlights include:
• 22 days of vacation for 12-month positions (that are non-instructional)
• excellent flexible health insurance with low co-pays and good coverage.
• paid holidays and sick days.
• sick leave may be converted at retirement to pay for health insurance post-work at UWL .
• after 5 years of employment, you become vested in our retirement system which ensures income post-career.
• benefits at UWL are highly competitive with local industry and some of the strongest in state and nation.
Learn more at:
Benefit eligibility is determined at point of hire. This information is provided for illustrative purposes only. Benefits are also pro-rated based on the appointment percentage.

The University of Wisconsin System and the University of Wisconsin–Madison are engaged in a redesign of job title and compensation structures. The Title and Total Compensation Project will result in relevant and market-informed titles to help us keep and grow our outstanding workforce. If you are the successful candidate, your title is subject to change in November 2021. For more information, visit:


These are the job duties required for the position.

Responsibility Statement

Development and Implementation of Professional Development and Outreach Programs

Duties to Support Responsibility

• Lead efforts that support faculty, staff, university supervisors, and cooperating teachers with preparing teacher candidates for success on the edTPA, implementing the edTPA and other assessments, as well as other technology related tools (e.g., GoReact, etc.)
• Lead efforts that support teacher candidates in successfully completing and submitting the edTPA through various touch points throughout the program, most frequently during student teaching by developing and facilitating a number of dedicated sessions that guide them through the completion and submission process.
• Collaborate with the EPC Assessment Coordinator to analyze and report related data and lead data retreats as appropriate
• Identify opportunities for collective impact and collaboration with school and community partners based on a needs assessment/feedback from constituents that aligns with goals for ongoing learning and continuous improvement.
• Work with the Dean to prioritize school and community collaborations based on resources.
• Coordinate and support opportunities for professional development sessions from initial planning stages through evaluation.

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Responsibility Statement

Leadership in Education Initiatives

Duties to Support Responsibility

• Represent the SoE on education related committees at the local and state-wide level
• Participate in professional meetings that align with local school districts and state-wide initiatives (i.e., DPI, CESA, edTPA, etc.)
• Support special projects for SoE as assigned by the Dean

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Responsibility Statement

Manage Selected Programs

Duties to Support Responsibility

• Work with the Dean, program directors, faculty, and staff across the SoE to develop, enhance and administer outreach opportunities for on and off campus constituents

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Continuous Recruitment


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Position Contact Name

Rick Stewart

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Required Documents
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  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Reference Contact Information
Optional DocumentsSupplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identities of finalists must be revealed upon request. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).
    • I wish for my name to remain confidential until the university is no longer able to do so.
    • I waive my right to keep my name confidential through the application process.
  2. Are you currently under investigation or have ever left employment during an active investigation in which you were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment? (Required under UW System Administrative Policy 1275)
    • Yes
    • No
  3. Were you ever found to have engaged in any sexual violence or sexual harassment in a previous work assignment? (Required under UW System Administrative Policy 1275)
    • Yes
    • No
  4. Are you an alum of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education Web Site
    • Discipline-Specific Publication/Web Site
    • HERC Web Site
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    • Job Center of Wisconsin Web Site
    • Minority Publication/Web Site
    • University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Social Media (i.e. Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter)
    • University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Web Site
    • La Crosse Tribune
    • Personal Referral
  6. After you retire from a Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) employer, you may return to work with a WRS employer as a rehired annuitant, provided certain requirements are met. There are no restrictions on what type of position a rehired annuitant can hold. Under the WRS, there is no limit to how much you may earn as a rehired annuitant. (Learn more: Are you currently collecting an annuity from the Wisconsin Retirement System, (WRS)?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. Are you currently employed by or have you been employed by a UW System institution or a State of Wisconsin agency during the last seven (7) years? Please answer yes or no. If yes, provide the institution or agency name, your supervisor and contact information, including phone number and email address.
    • Yes
    • No
  8. Please provide your most recent employer, supervisor name and contact information, including phone number and email address. (Pursuant to UW System Administrative Policy 1275, UW System requires reference checks related to sexual harassment and sexual violence to be conducted at a minimum with a final candidate’s most recent employer and with all previous UW System institution and State of Wisconsin agency employers from the past seven years. UW-L will notify you prior to contacting your supervisor).

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  9. Will you now or in the future require visa sponsorship for employment at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse? (UW-L and UW System institutions pay for some or all of the sponsorship costs. Some candidates may require an H1B or another form of employment sponsorship to work in the US. This question is asked so that if you are the successful candidate, Human Resources can work with your work unit to begin the process of obtaining this visa).
    • Yes, I will require sponsorship prior to employment.
    • Yes, I will require sponsorship for continued employment if hired.
    • No, I do not require sponsorship and am eligible to work in the US.

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