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Clinical Faculty - Principal Preparation Program Coordinator (Part-Time, up to 29 hours per week)

Concordia University Chicago
River Forest, Illinois
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Aug 8, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Education Administration & Leadership
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Part Time
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Concordia University Chicago (CUC) invites applications for the Internship Coordinator of the Principal Preparation Program in the Division of Educational Leadership. This is a part-time (up to 29 hours per week), non-tenure track clinical faculty position. The PPP Internship Coordinator will facilitate the implementation and evaluation of the principal internship program and assist in the management of relationships within Illinois. The Internship Coordinator will act as the regional liaison between the intern candidate, the onsite principal mentors, the internship supervisor, the PK-12 school and the University. The Coordinator is expected to maintain a service orientation to the customer, the University, and the larger communities served by the internship program. Professional and personal traits expected of the Coordinator include integrity, competence, creativity, and compassion with a willingness to assist as needed in all college and department endeavors. This position includes teaching and supervision of internship candidates for the principal preparation program.


  • Assist in the development and coordination of PK-12 school/university partnerships to support administrative preparation.
  • Act as the regional liaison between PK-12 school mentors, Concordia University, and interns.
  • Assist in the coordination of the yearlong internship program including identification of internship sites, ongoing communication with interns and on-site principal mentors, and on-site school visits.
  • Coordinate and provide support to internship supervisors.
  • Assist in the design and delivery of professional development and training of university internship supervisors and on-site principal mentors.
  • Facilitate the continuous improvement of the curriculum, instructional delivery, and assessment of all internship requirements in accordance with CAEP and ISBE internship requirements.
  • Supervise a minimum of 10 interns during the year-long internship.
  • Work with the Director(s) of Internships in the timely management and documentation of internship experiences and candidate performance.
  • Collaborate with the Director(s) concerning potential candidate internship sites as needed.
  • Effectively communicate rules, policies, and procedures for the internship programs.
  • Assist the Director(s) with compliance issues, curriculum evaluation and program assessment.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Candidates must support and be committed to the mission and identity of Concordia University Chicago, a university of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod (LCMS).

Skill Sets:

  • Strong ability to relate to and communicate with a variety of individuals.
  • The successful candidate will have excellent oral, written, and technology skills.
  • The candidate should possess a strong desire to serve graduate students.
  • All communication with stakeholders is effective, professional, accurate, and timely
  • Improves work performance and that of others by being receptive to and appropriately sharing information.
  • In addition, the applicant must support and help steward the mission of Concordia University, Christian higher education, the College of Education, and the Division of Leadership.
  • Exhibits a service mentality toward all stakeholders

Minimum Experience Required:

  • The candidate must have held a successful principalship position for at least two years in a public or non-public school in the PK-12 setting.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have had prior experiences in higher education or related programs.

Education Requirements:

  • A doctoral degree in leadership, administration or other related areas of education is preferred.
  • The candidate must hold a valid Illinois administrative license or equivalent.
  • Undergraduate certification or colloquy completion as a professional church worker in the LCMS is preferred.

Compensation and Benefits:

Starting range and faculty rank is dependent upon individual qualifications and experience. Concordia University Chicago benefit options include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and/or Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Disability and Survivor Plan
  • Retirement Pension Plan
  • Retirement 403(b) Savings Plan
  • Basic Life and Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Coverage
  • Critical Illness and Accident Insurance
  • Tuition benefits (available for employees and their qualified dependents)

Application Information:

Interested individuals should include the following in their online application:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume/CV
  3. A response to the following:
    1. In a brief essay (less than 500 words), explain your understanding of the relationship among your discipline, the Christian faith, and Concordia University Chicago's mission.
    2. In a brief essay (less than 500 words), explain how your professional and personal experiences have prepared you to live out the vocation of faculty member at a Lutheran university.
      *In your responses, please address Concordia University Chicago's mission, vision, and values
  4. Copies of post-secondary academic transcripts that reflect completion of advanced degree(s) (Official transcripts will be required upon hiring of successful candidates.)
  5. Names and phone numbers of three references

* Only applicants submitting all required documentation above will be considered.

Concordia does not discriminate in the employment of individuals on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, sex or age. As an institution of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, however, and to the extent allowed by law, Concordia University reserves the right to give preference in employment based upon religious affiliation.

Concordia University Chicago does not generally sponsor for employment visas except for positions that oversee, teach or support our international programs.

About Concordia University Chicago:

Concordia University Chicago is a liberal arts-based Christian university founded in the Lutheran tradition. Through its College of Theology, Arts & Humanities, College of Business, College of Education, and College of Health, Science & Technology, Concordia-Chicago offers more than 160 areas of study in small classes taught by professors who are passionate about teaching and student success. All undergraduate and graduate degrees are fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Concordia University Chicago has been recognized as a College of Distinction since 2010, and is consistently ranked among the Best Regional Universities-Midwest by U.S. News & World Report. For more than a decade, combined undergraduate and graduate enrollment has exceeded 5,000 students. Concordia University Chicago is located in River Forest, 10 miles west of downtown Chicago. Learn more about our commitment to higher education, rooted in the Gospel, at

Steadfast in Jesus Christ as revealed in the Holy Scriptures, Concordia University Chicago promotes academic rigor in its liberal arts and professional programs; grounds students in objective truth, integrity, and excellence; and practices faithfulness to the Confessional teachings of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod, as it forms students for vocations in church, family, and the world.

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