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Field Supervision Specialist (Chicago Area)

Western Illinois University
Illinois, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
Aug 11, 2023

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Minority & Multicultural Affairs
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Field Supervision Specialist (Chicago Area)

Category: Administrative, Professional & Staff Positions
Locations: Macomb, IL
Posted: Jul 13, 2023
Closes: Open Until Filled
Type: FT - Continuous

About Western Illinois University:

Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, serves nearly 7,500 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan branch campus in Moline, IL. Compliance to state and federal hiring standards is coordinated through WIU's Office of Equal Opportunity & Access.

Job Description:

APPOINTMENT: January 2024

  • Primary responsibilities include observing/supervising/evaluating between 25 and 30 Master of Arts in Teaching residents and undergraduate student teachers per semester.
  • Required to maintain an office full time at their home in the Chicago Area and drive to observations up to 3 hours away.
  • Must be available beyond the workday to assist with MAT residents/student teachers/cooperating teachers issues related to the residency and student teaching experiences.
  • ProvideS support to the residents and student teachers before, during, and after the experience. This includes grading assignments and providing feedback in a timely manner.
  • Beginning and ending experience dates vary based on PK-12 starting and ending dates.
  • Various on-campus meetings and activities will be required on the Quad Cities and Macomb campuses.
  • Securing student teaching placement sites in identified public school districts within the Chicago area is vital.
  • Collecting contracts and other paperwork from the cooperating teachers and building administrators is necessary.
  • Building/maintaining collaborative partnerships with PK-12 schools will be an ongoing responsibility for this position.
  • This position serves as a conduit to facilitate recruitment efforts for COEHS when working with the public schools.
  • While the primary focus for this position is on supervision of WIU students in the PK-12 schools, this person will also assist with other duties that the Office of Teacher Education is responsible for. For example, these duties involve collecting and entering data for all education students at WIU, hosting an Education Career Fair, planning and facilitating trainings for all education students and their cooperating teachers, developing social media content, producing a newsletter, etc


  • 4 or more years teaching experience in a public school
  • Master's degree in an educational topic
  • Experience with Danielson evaluations
  • Proficient with technology tools: scanning, Google Suite, spreadsheets, Zoom
  • Demonstrate strong communication skills
  • Experience tracking data for multiple students (e.g., grades, due dates, etc.)
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Illinois State Police/FBI fingerprint background check will be required

  • Administrative experience
  • State trained Danielson evaluator
  • Be team oriented and student centered

For a degree to be considered, it must be conferred from a regionally accredited degree-granting institution of higher education (or equivalent from an international accrediting body). Unless otherwise stated, the degree must be "in hand" at the time of appointment.

Additional Information:

THE OFFICE OF TEACHER EDUCATION: The successful candidate will join the Office of Teacher Education at Western Illinois University. The WIU Office of Teacher Education, housed in Horrabin Hall, serves students in the 28 undergraduate and graduate educator licensure programs offered at the University. The office houses the undergraduate teacher education advisor and the clinical/student teaching staff, as well as the educator licensure staff, see


About WIU (

Since 1899, Western Illinois University has provided outstanding educational opportunities to individuals in west central Illinois and well beyond our region and state. WIU's traditional residential campus in Macomb, Illinois, is the educational, cultural and athletic center of the region, while the WIU-Quad Cities non-residential branch campus in Moline, Illinois, is the only public university in the immediate Quad Cities region.

WIU-Macomb, IL: Western's traditional, residential main campus offers a comprehensive slate of undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, and post-baccalaureate certificates. A diverse community in west central Illinois, Macomb features a unique blend of agriculture, industry, service, retail, education, and culture. Macomb serves as the county seat, with connections across the state with Amtrak providing twice-daily service from Macomb to Chicago (and point in-between). Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).

WIU-Quad Cities: Located on the banks of the Mississippi River in Moline, Illinois, the WIU-Quad Cities campus is the only public four-year regional university that serves the Quad Cities region. Designed as a metropolitan commuter campus, WIU-Quad Cities offers select undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs. Moline is located just 80 miles north of the Macomb campus and is centered within a diverse, bi-state community of 383,000 that offers a broad range of cultural, social, and entertainment amenities and experiences, as well as varied businesses and industries.

WIU Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism (

Western Illinois University fosters respect, equity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, and staff. WIU is committed to anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, social justice, and diversity. We value inclusion as a core value and as an essential element of Western's public service mission. WIU embraces individual uniqueness and a culture of inclusion that supports broad and specific diversity initiatives. Western believes in the educational and institutional benefits of diversity in society as integral to the success of all individuals.

At WIU, we will:
  • Maintain a safe and secure environment for all members of our University communities.
  • Educate and empower students, staff, and faculty to be social justice advocates.
  • Provide curricula, programs, training, resources, and environments that reflect and strengthen the diversity of our communities, and to elevate cultural awareness and understanding.
  • Ensure fair, equitable, and inclusive access to University facilities, programs, resources, and services.
  • Create inclusive and equitable policies and practices.
  • Diversify the University's workforce by assessing hiring practices to attract, retain, and develop talented staff and faculty from diverse backgrounds.
  • Address intergroup disparities through areas as representation, retention, learning outcomes, and graduation rates.
  • Create a University wide diversity plan to ensure a continued commitment to anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, social justice, and diversity.

Academics (

More than 61 undergraduate degree programs, 41 graduate programs, two doctoral programs and 16 post-baccalaureate certificate programs prepare students for a successful career after graduation.

Student Resources:

More than 200 student organizations at Western provide social, academic, recreation, athletics, service, academic, and many other opportunities for students to grow and learn, develop leadership skills, and much more.

Numerous concerts, lectures, films, dance performances, cultural events and more are presented and performed each year, along with numerous major theatrical and dance productions and studio shows, and a variety of service-oriented projects and activities, all in a diverse and inclusive campus environment.

The Multicultural Center is home to four cultural and resource centers: The Gwendolyn Brooks, Casa Latina, the Women's Center, and the LGBT*QA Resource Center. These cultural and resource centers promote WIU's goal of enhancing justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion through educational programming and advocacy.

WIU Intercollegiate Athletics (

The University's athletics program, based on the Macomb campus, sponsors 17 NCAA Division I intercollegiate men's and women's varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League.

Application Instructions:

APPLICATION: Complete applications include:

1) a letter of application

2) current curriculum vita or resume

3) the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current professional

4) a separate statement regarding your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

Please upload the requested documents by clicking APPLY NOW or by navigating to the WIU Employment page at the following URL

**Note** In order to upload Individual documents must be under 2 MB in size.

Screening will begin: December 2023 and continue until position is filled

Western Illinois University endeavors to provide a safe environment for its employees and students and requires candidates to submit to a background investigation upon offer of employment. Employment is contingent upon compliance with University policies and procedures relating to the receipt and evaluation of information contained in the background investigation.

Questions regarding the search may be directed to:

For assistance with the online application system contact the Office of Human Resources at (309)298-1971 or via email at

Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, veterans, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a nondiscrimination policy that includes discrimination based on an individual's membership in the following classes: sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity , gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and any other classes protected by state or federal law.

To apply, visit


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