This job has expired

Director of Field Experiences

Elmhurst University
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 26, 2021

View more

Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Special Education, Teacher Education, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Curriculum & Instructional Development
Employment Type
Full Time
You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.
Job Summary

Responsible for overall field experience operations including coordination of candidate practicum and student teaching placements. Coordinates all contact with public schools for field experiences, collaborates with program directors for student teaching field assignments, and assists program directors in maintenance of the field and student teaching activities. Responsible for field experience and student teaching electronic assessments and the disaggregation of such data as is required by the School of Education and the State.

Salary Grade


Essential Functions
  • Oversees all phases of field work including practicum and student teaching placements including evaluations of teacher candidates
  • Facilitates a network of school districts and establishes partnerships with school districts to secure inservice teachers with pre-service placements.
  • Develops and maintains both a teacher candidate and public school district database.
  • Apprises school districts of School and University requirements, program contact information, and any impending State licensure requirement changes; provides professional development as needed for cooperating teachers based on these changes/updates.
  • Serves as School of Education liaison to existing field sites and develops new field opportunities.
  • Coordinates field experiences for Early Childhood ( EYC ), Elementary ( ELM ), Special Education ( SPE ) and Teaching English Learners ( TEL ) practicum placements for Blocks 1 and 2
  • Coordinates student teaching assignments: ELM, EYC, SPE, Secondary ( SEC ) and Middle Level programs and maintains contact with district personnel and field sites.
  • Oversees all communication with field partners; creates and distributes all electronic assessments and surveys to appropriate school, district, and School of Education personnel and pre-service teacher candidates; collects and disaggregates all electronic field experience data; prepares reports and distributes the disaggregated data reports to appropriate personnel.
  • Hires and provides professional development for supervisors
  • Coordinates and schedules Criminal Background Check ( CBI ) opportunities for candidates.
  • Maintains and updates the information related to field experiences and student teaching on the Blackboard pages for all programs and for the School of Education
  • Serves as the contact for field experience-related issues
Other Duties and Responsibilities
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher.
  • Ability to work well with other employees, students and Pre-K-12 education personnel.
  • Ability to generate partnership opportunities within the public school community.
  • Public school district experience
Preferred Qualifications
  • Educational administrative experience preferred.
Working Conditions/Physical Requirements

Employee is subject to indoor work, protected from weather conditions. Work is sedentary in nature and involves exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently/constantly in order to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.

Work Hours

Up to 29 hours per week

Posting Date


Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please be aware that as a continued emphasis on keeping our community safe and healthy, we will require all faculty, staff, and students to submit verification of full vaccination for COVID -19.

Please provide 3 references, including name, phone number and email. This may be included in applicant’s cover letter or optional “other” document.

Elmhurst University is a leading institution of higher education that seamlessly blends liberal learning and professional preparation to help students reach their full potential. Elmhurst University offers more than 70 undergraduate majors, 17 graduate programs, degree-completion programs for busy adults, and the acclaimed Elmhurst Learning and Success Academy for young adults with developmental disabilities. Elmhurst University is one of the Top 10 Colleges in the Midwest, according to U.S. News & World Report; and U.S. News, Money and Forbes magazines consistently rank Elmhurst as one of the Midwest’s best values in higher education.

Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce is a critical component of the University’s mission, vision and core values. Our commitment stems from the belief that an institution of higher learning is enriched by the presence of diversity. Elmhurst University is an EO Employer. Elmhurst University prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Direct Link to this Posting
You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert