Field Supervision Specialist (Chicago Area)
Administrative, Professional & Staff
CENTER FOR PREPARATION OF EDUCATION
Jul 13, 2023
Open Until Filled
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
: January 2024
- Primary responsibilities include
observing/supervising/evaluating between 25 and 30 Master of Arts
in Teaching residents and undergraduate student teachers per
- 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,
- 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
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
- Administrative experience
- State trained Danielson evaluator
- Be team oriented and student centered
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 https://www.wiu.edu/teacher
About WIU (wiu.edu/about/):
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
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
- Educate and empower students, staff, and faculty to be social
- Provide curricula, programs, training, resources, and
environments that reflect and strengthen the diversity of our
communities, and to elevate cultural awareness and
- 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,
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
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.
: 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
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 http://www.wiu.edu/employment/
**Note** In order to upload Individual documents must be under 2 MB
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 HRemail@example.com
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 https://wiu.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=164614&CNTRNO=2&TSTMP=0