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Assistant Dean for School / Community Partnerships and Assessment

Central Connecticut State University
Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 15, 2024

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Assistant Dean for School / Community Partnerships and Assessment

Administrator IV

School of Education and Professional Studies Dean’s Office

Central Connecticut State University invites applications to join the School of Education and Professional Studies Dean’s Office as a full-time Assistant Dean. We seek applicants who will ensure that all teacher candidates have the opportunity to experience safe and informative clinical learning experiences that allow them to develop into effective educators through observation, communication with the support team and district partners, and examination of performance data. The successful candidate will need to understand the importance of relationship-building with district partners, faculty, and fellow staff members.

About CCSU’s School of Education and Professional Studies Dean’s Office

The School of Education and Professional Studies (SEPS) has a long history of training educators and human service professionals, beginning with the establishment of the New Britain Normal School—CT's first teacher training institution—in 1849. Today, SEPS is recognized as a leader in both education and other human service fields, including nursing, counseling, and social work.

For more information about Central Connecticut State University, please visit CCSU .

Position Profile

This is a working level position that assists the Dean in the performance of a range of routine to complex tasks in the overall administration in the School of Education and Professional Studies Dean’s office. Incumbent responsibilities will include but are not limited to: addressing the professional growth of teacher candidates, while considering the needs of faculty, university supervisors, district administration, and host teachers, and other community partners; communicating expectations of student teacher candidates and their support teams through publications, presentations, individual and group discussions, and the use of technology platforms; consulting with district partners to place teacher candidates, monitor onboarding requirements, provide individualized ongoing support, and ensure each placement is conducive to student success; facilitating evaluation of certification requirements and submission of certification documents to the Connecticut State Department of Education; ensuring certification and support of Durational Shortage Area Permit (DSAP) candidates through degree evaluation, communication with districts and program coordinators, assignment and monitoring of university supervision, and addressing requirements for DSAP renewal.

Applicant Evaluative Criteria

Applicant profiles and supplementary materials will be evaluated for appointment based on the following:

Minimum Qualifications

All applicants must possess a Master’s degree from an accredited institution with expertise in teacher education.

Experience and Training:

Minimum of five years (5) of experience in K-12 education; relevant experience in data collection and reporting in a teacher preparation environment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Considerable knowledge of database management and software applications related to collection, analysis and reporting of data; considerable knowledge of practices, procedures and techniques involved in the design, development and implementation of projects, surveys and studies in institutional assessment, planning, research and decision making; demonstrated experience in assessment of student learning outcomes in the context of institutional and program administration; considerable knowledge in oral and written communication skill and demonstrated ability to work collegially, constructively and effectively with a variety of stakeholders, groups and individuals as well as ability to work independently.

Ideal Candidate

Familiarity with Connecticut teacher certification regulations and procedures; experience with State of Connecticut certification processes.

To Apply

To begin the application process, select the apply button and electronically submit the following documents by March 4, 2024.
  • Letter of interest addressing the qualifications for this position.
  • Current Résumé
  • Names of three current professional references with title, email addresses and telephone numbers.
Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. E-mailed, and mailed applications will not be accepted. Please redact any personally identifiable information (i.e., Social Security Number, date of birth, marital status, country of origin) from any documents submitted.

Inquiries may be sent to Dr. Helen Abadiano, Search Committee Chair, at 860-832-2180 or

Compensation and Employee Benefits

Assistant Deans are compensated at the Administrator IV salary level in accordance with the State University Organization of Administrative Faculty (SUOAF) Collective Bargaining Union Agreement. For more information, please visit the 2021-2025 SUOAF Collective Bargaining Union Agreement .

The State of Connecticut and Central Connecticut State University are proud to offer its employees competitive wages and a wide range of fringe benefits including voluntary and supplemental benefits.

Fringe benefits include: personal leave, sick leave, and vacation leave accruals; paid holidays; medical, dental, and prescription plans; group life insurance; retirement; retiree health care; tuition waiver for employee and eligible dependents at any of the Connecticut State Universities (Central, Eastern, Southern or Western); Professional Development, as well as an array of voluntary and supplemental benefits such as Deferred Retirement Contribution plans, Dependent Care Assistance and Medical Flexible spending accounts; long and short term disability insurance plans.

For more detailed information, please visit CCSU Human Resources .

As an affirmative action employer, Central Connecticut State University actively seeks and encourages applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.


Central Connecticut State University

Central Connecticut State University (Central) is the largest university in the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system. Founded in 1849, Central is also the state’s oldest publicly funded university. The University welcomed its 13th president, Dr. Zulma R. Toro, in January of 2017. She is the university’s first female president and its first Hispanic chief executive. 

The university comprises five academic schools — the School of Business, the School of Engineering, Science, & Technology, the School of Graduate Studies, and the School of Education & Professional Studies, and the Carol A. Ammon College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. As a comprehensive public university, we offer quality degree programs at the baccalaureate, graduate, and doctoral levels. Explore each school in depth here. 

Central is a proud Community Engagement University designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Central offers a welcoming and attractive campus that is minutes from the state capital and few hours from Boston and New York City.

Central Connecticut State University is a community of learners dedicated to teaching, research, and outreach. We prepare students to be thoughtful, responsible, and successful citizens.

Central Connecticut State University

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