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Coordinator of Teacher Recruitment and Retention

University of Central Oklahoma
Oklahoma, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 22, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Education Administration & Leadership, Other Education, Teacher Education, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Curriculum & Instructional Development
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Overview:

Plans, designs, develops, executes and manages program to ensure successful implementation and continuation of academic program. Ensures the program follows the guidelines, specifications, policy and procedures. Provides direct oversight and vision for the programs technological or educational needs and goals. Provides information to and facilitates communication between administrators, faculty, staff, students, and external stakeholders concerning programs/services. Maintains relevant databases to ensure accurate and accessible records. Prepares reports summarizing statistical data or describing program objectives and accomplishments. Performs needs-assessment, planning, data collection and analysis in order to make continual improvement to on-going programs. May develop, design, evaluate and/or coordinate curriculum and requirements for the program. May secure funds through annual budget, grant writing or other means.

Department Specific Essential Job Functions:

A primary function of this position is to increase the number of teacher education graduates by strengthening school district, career tech, community college, and community agency collaborations. This coordinator will provide specialized support systems for teacher candidate recruitment, retention, and success.

Specific job functions include:

  • expanding joint educator recruitment and retention efforts with external partners
  • recruiting high school and career tech students, district paraprofessionals, and community members who are invested in partner school districts and who demonstrate an interest in teaching
  • assisting students with transitioning from high school, career tech, community college, or another university
  • devising incentives/assistance to encourage teacher candidate progression from entry point through college graduation and teacher certification
  • implementing programs/activities to improve teacher candidate retention and success
  • connecting teacher candidates to university and community resources
  • assisting with College of Education and Professional Studies recruitment and student success initiatives
  • serving as UCO’s liaison for teacher pipeline programs
  • participating in collaborative planning and progress reviews with teacher pipeline program partners
  • overseeing the Educator Preparation Program's recruitment and retention plan


Qualifications Required:
Requires a bachelor's degree in field plus 5+ years of experience as a leader in planning, innovating, developing and implementing programs; managing budgets; and implementing and revising assessment systems. Appropriate professional accomplishments and credentials.

Qualifications Preferred:
3+ years of experience in teaching in P-12 schools; Master's or Doctoral degree in education or closely related field; Experience in post-secondary teaching, community outreach and external funding. Able to converse in Spanish.


Demonstrates excellent and effective communication skills with diverse audiences. Demonstrates effective listening skills and openness to other people's ideas and thoughts. Demonstrates the ability to interact professionally with all levels of internal and external stakeholders. Demonstrates commitment to continuous improvement. Demonstrates responsibility for her/his own actions and decisions. Demonstrates the ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, and maintain confidentiality with sensitive information. Demonstrates detail-oriented approaches with strong organizational skills. Demonstrates commitment to accomplish work in an ethical, efficient and cost-effective manner. Demonstrates flexibility in adjusting planned work. Demonstrates resourcefulness by gathering relevant information and applying critical thinking to address multiple demands and competing priorities in a changing environment. Demonstrates excellent computer skills in the use of relevant software applications. Demonstrates willingness to understand and apply new technologies. Demonstrates responsiveness to feedback addressing performance and/or behavioral expectations. Demonstrates leadership in mentoring or training others to accomplish program goals. Demonstrates actions that build relationships to enhance the image of the department, college, and university and to create stronger partnerships.

Will this employee supervise others?


Physical Demands:

Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

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