Director, Providence Alliance for Catholic Teachers (PACT)

Providence College
Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 9, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Education Administration & Leadership, Other Education, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Curriculum & Instructional Development, Other Academic Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
Founded in 1917, Providence College (PC) is a premier Catholic liberal arts institution steadfastly committed to academic excellence through a dynamic core curriculum, a distinctive Development of Western Civilization Program, and abundant experiential learning opportunities. The only U.S. higher education institution administered by the Dominican Friars, PC is committed to providing a variety of opportunities for intellectual, social, moral, and spiritual growth in a supportive environment. Providence College believes that cultural and intellectual pluralism is essential to the excellence of its academic programs, and strives to foster an academic culture and campus community reflecting the global environment in which we live and work.

The approximately 105-acre campus is situated in Rhode Island’s capital city and is close to the many cultural and educational offerings of Rhode Island’s “renaissance city.” Additionally, Providence is located an hour from Boston and just a few hours from New York City.

For years, Providence College has been recognized in the U.S. News & World Report “Regional Universities – North Category” and has been commended by several other ranking publications.

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Position Information

Position Title Director, Providence Alliance for Catholic Teachers (PACT) Overview
Direct a program that holistically prepares and supports students with baccalaureate degrees to serve as beginning Catholic educators in PK-12 classrooms while working toward eligibility for initial teacher licensure or an additional credential. Preparation and support includes completing a Master’s degree, being supervised and coached in teaching, living in intentional communities, and growing in one’s spirituality. Essential Duties:
1. Develop and implement Master’s in Education Program for Secondary Education that is consistent with the College, Graduate School, and PACT mission and meets the program approval requirements of the Rhode Department of Education ( RIDE ); recruit and recommend faculty for courses in the program to the Dean of School of Professional Studies; and schedule courses and field experiences. Direct, plan, and lead supervision and coaching for all PACT teachers in their placement schools, to be conducted 2-3 times per semester per teacher.

2. Direct day-to-day and programming activities, prepare and implement approved annual operating budget, and supervise Administrative Assistant. Partner with University Consortium for Catholic Education ( UCCE ) program directors to support broader recruitment, placement, and support of candidates; manage student records, including in-processing, academic and state/federal date requirements; direct all aspects of Summer Program; and evaluate spiritual, community and academic components of program and adjust as needed. Address any academic problems that may occur in partner schools or in community housing.

3. Direct recruitment efforts, execute supporting marketing/promotional efforts, oversee candidate review and selection process, and coordinate partner diocesan school placements. Serve as principal liaison with superintendents and principals, organize initial school/student orientation events, coordinate student community living requirements, and coordinate student outreach (i.e. academic, spiritual, and social field visitations).

4. Direct and manage event planning for opening and mid-year retreats, summer activities, missioning mass, etc.; serve as liaison between Chaplain’s office and spiritual mentors in the field; and work with the Chaplain’s office on programming for all spiritual activities. (10%)
Build strategic partnerships with partner Catholic (arch)diocesan superintendents, principals, and alumni to support Catholic education efforts. These efforts may include professional development, additional training, keynotes, or other events hosted at the College, pursuing new degree or certificate options, or other consulting or research initiatives. Marginal Duties:
1. Perform all other duties as may be required. Education and Experience Required
  • Master’s Degree from an accredited institution required. Doctoral degree preferred.
  • Five to seven years’ experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • PK-12 teaching experience sufficient to be able to provide appropriate guidance to beginning Catholic school teacher.
  • PK-12 school administrative experience sufficient to be able to interact effectively with Catholic school and diocesan administrators.
  • Highly organized, team player with excellent leadership, organizational, and management skills.
  • Must communicate effectively with multiple audiences/stakeholders.
Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time
  • Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction
  • Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard
  • Communication skills using the spoken word
  • Ability to see within normal parameters
  • Ability to hear within normal range
  • Ability to move about
Employee Status Full Time Union Status Non-Union Shift: If other, please enter regular schedule. EEO Statement
Providence College does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, gender, except where gender is a bona fide occupational qualification, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, veteran status, or genetic information. The College will develop, and from time to time update, an affirmative action program and will insist on a good-faith effort on the part of its employees to comply with the program. The College will request and expect its agents and those with whom it conducts its affairs to meet the commitment of this important program.

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