Field Placement Coordinator

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Field Placement Coordinator

Academic Affairs, Division of

Field Experience and School Partnerships

Staff Sub-Type
Staff & Administration

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Mid $40's (actual salary for 10 month obligation)

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Position Summary

As a member of SUNY Cortland’s Field Experience and School Partnerships Office ( FESP ), the Field Placement Coordinator ( FPC ) works to place college students in P-12 schools or other educational/community settings to complete the required field experiences, student teaching and/or internships for their majors. The Field Placement Coordinator is responsible for the input and management of all data related to these placements, and works closely with faculty and FESP Office staff to build relations between the college and representatives of the P-12 schools and other educational/community organizations.
This position is a 10 – month obligation: 8/15 – 6/15 annually.

Major Responsibilities

Major Responsibilities:
- Canvasses, secures and confirms undergraduate/graduate level field placements in P-12 schools/community organizations for education majors;
- Works collaboratively with FESP office staff, college faculty, and school/community partners to complete the field placement process;
- Works to build and maintain relationships between college faculty and staff and P-12 schools and community organizations; including in-person visits to schools, community organizations, etc.;
- Provides and explains the necessary procedures and documents associated with field experiences to all relevant parties (faculty, college students, host teachers/mentors, supervisors, and school/program administrators);
- Responds to inquiries from students, faculty, supervisors and school/community partners regarding field experiences;
- Available to meet with students, faculty, staff and others, in person, both in and out of the office.
- Participates in the planning/implementation of FESP Office and college events;
- Supports the FESP Office and college efforts to meet all SUNY, state and federal mandates and regulations related to field experiences;
- Enters data and updates information in the field placement database as a means for documenting/ tracking placements and generating reports;
- Verifies that all placements meet college and program standards and confirms that students complete their placements;
- Attend and represent the FESP Office at various forums, either on campus or off campus (i.e. open houses, committees, school meetings, etc.).
Job Requirements:
- Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and problem-solving ability;
- Strong relationship building and interpersonal skills;
- Must have strong background in the use of software packages (i.e.- Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.);
- Must be able to work as a team member and effectively collaborate with others;
- Ability to multi-task and prioritize to meet critical deadlines and multiple priorities;
- Ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing with varied and diverse constituent groups.

Functional and Supervisory Relationships

- Reports to the Director of Field Experience and School Partnerships Office.
- Works closely with FESP Office colleagues in a team environment.
- Interacts frequently with students, college faculty and staff, and teachers/administrators in P-12 schools and community organizations.

Required Qualifications

- Bachelor’s degree.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Programs (Excel/Word primarily).

Preferred Qualifications

- Master’s degree.
- Familiarity with the field of education.
- Professional work experience in Birth-12 and higher education.

EEO Statement

The State University of New York College at Cortland is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act (AA/ EEO / ADA ) employer. The university actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the university.

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  1. Curriculum Vitae or Resume
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  3. Professional References Contact Info. ONLY (minimum of 3)
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