The Director of the Barbara and Larry Efaw Center for Educator
Excellence is a new position in the College of Education. The
Center for Educator Excellence Director will be responsible for
planning and establishing the Center, developing its vision and
direction, and implementing all activities. The Director must think
broadly about the lifespan of educators and administrators and the
supports that are needed from pre-service candidates to in-service
professionals as the framework for the Center.
The primary focus of the Center and the Director’s work will be on
the success of undergraduate and graduate education and
administration majors in the college and all teacher education
candidates in the five colleges across the university. The Director
will develop, implement, and evaluate support services and
orchestrate community outreach opportunities for students training
to be future educators and administrators. The Director will also
serve as a member of the leadership team for the College of
Education and will work with campus and community
- Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Education or closely related field.
- Three years of related professional experience in a college or
university environment coaching students, mentoring, or
- Demonstrated experience providing professional learning
opportunities to teacher candidates and practicing teachers.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, orally and in
writing, with people of differing backgrounds.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently, be flexible, and
effectively contribute to a leadership team with a learner-centered
and service-oriented philosophy.
- Demonstrated ability to create a climate that contributes to a
positive, healthy, and welcoming work environment with people of
differing life experiences and identities.
- Demonstrated leadership in program development, implementation,
- A demonstrated commitment to advancing the vision of culturally
appropriate services that value diversity, equity, inclusion, and
access. Please see Universities, DEIA definitions (https://illinoisstate.edu/downloads/DEI-Definitions.pdf).
- Experience making budgetary decisions that are strategic in
- Evidence of scholarship.
- An understanding of processes for securing internal and
Core Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm Monday through Friday
Must be able to complete the following with or without a
Proposed Starting Date
1. Effectively communicate on a daily basis
2. Move about in various locations across campus as needed to
complete day-to-day work
Salary Rate / Pay Rate
Commensurate with qualifications and experience, combined with
an excellent benefits package
Important Information for Applicants
This position is subject to a criminal background investigation
based on University Policy 3.1.30 and any offer of employment is
contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background
investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background
investigation results have been received and cleared by Human
Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable
accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or
other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by
contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309) 438-3383. The Office of Equal
Opportunity and Access will hold any confidential information you
provide in confidence.
If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call
Human Resources at (309) 438-8311.