A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address (1) your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position and (2) your professional committment to diversity, inclusion, justice and equity.
The Secondary Education program at the University of Michigan’s School of Education is seeking a part-time program administrator to support our IB Certificate in Teaching and Learning program. This is a part-time, temporary position with the potential for extension. The selected candidate will be responsible for collaborating with the SOE Faculty IB Lead, Department Chair, and Managing Director, and other pertinent SOE faculty; and leveraging University resources, such as the Office of Academic Innovation to develop and implement
1. the instruction of 3 IB Modules to the teacher interns;
2. the research and data process related to our IB certificate;
3. liaison with the International Baccalaureate Organization, partner schools, students, faculty and staff to promote and explain our IB Certificate Programme, department chair or IB faculty lead,; and
4. advise undergraduate and graduate students in the certificate programme regarding their certificate programme progress, and professional development and career opportunities, including those in IB partner schools. ,
The IB Certificate Programme Coordinator will be supervised by and will work closely with the World Languages and IB Lead Faculty member, but will be expected to independently manage and run the majority of day-to-day IB programme activities.
1. Work with lB Lead Faculty to develop and implement the IB on-line instructional modules
moderate the modules by answering questions from students (undergraduate and graduate) during the implementation periods (four times a year)
edit and revise online modules as needed (four times a year)
2. Research, analyze data, and provide professional learning for faculty and staff
gather and analyze feedback from on-line modules
gather data on SOE IB certification programme (e.g. create research questions, methods to answer them)
attend local IB meetings and conferences to both gather information on other IB teaching and learning programs and to present on Michigan’s; attend national and international conferences as funding and opportunity allows
attend IB trainings as necessary to improve targeted aspects of our program
possibly supervise and support doctoral students’ fellowships and assistantships as graduate student administrators, researchers, or instructors in the certificate programme who have an interest in IB education and research
work closely with IB lead faculty and secondary TE program leaders to administer the certificate programme
co-present to other faculty, staff, and stakeholders on program developments
meet with faculty who want to make their assignments align with the IB certification
update secondary TE program leaders, deans on program progress
meet with partner school leaders and prospective partner school leaders
participate in meetings with partner schools/districts’ IB coordinators to ensure fieldwork done by students includes access to IB programme standards
assist with the coordination of IB fieldwork placements in coordination with secondary TE program managing director/clinical placement coordinator
visit IB clinical placement sites in collaboration with secondary TE program managing director/clinical placement coordinator and/or field instructors to gather information on student experiences
Gather feedback from IB internal and external partners, and notify them of program modification
4. Work with IB Lead Faculty to design and continue to update materials that describe and advertise the IB certificate programme
5. Certificate Programme Advising
consult and meet with students during semester about portfolio assignments/tasks
review all students’ portfolios (three times a year)
Assess portfolio elements using rubric and meet with students who may need support in changing some of their portfolio elements
Review revised portfolio elements
meet with students to support them in planning IB lessons / units in their field placement or to help them interpret their experiences related to IB
present to all undergraduate and graduate students at the beginning of the first semester
ensure all students have access to the OCC and know how to access it
help find funding sources for students who aim to earn the IB certificate, but need financial support for the certificate fee
help students apply for outside funding sources for IB certification
collaborate with SOE career services to help students search for jobs in IBO authorized schools
visit fieldwork seminar classes or prosem classes as necessary when an upcoming assignment should include IB elements and help students plan to incorporate those elements
work with IB Lead Faculty to liaise with other university courses with a global focus, including those in the SOE global education-focused minor, to promote the IB teacher and learning certification programme
The ideal candidate must be independent, organized, self-reliant, able to take initiative, and able to work well as part of a team of staff and faculty across organizations and complex systems In addition, they need to be an excellent communicator, orally and in writing. They must also have the following qualifications:
a master’s degree or greater;
familiarity with secondary teacher education programs;
familiarity with the International Baccalaureate Organization and IBO Programmes;
knowledge of international education;
record of successful teaching experience in teacher training or teacher education, including teaching in on-line formats; preferably in North American and an international context,
project management or program leadership experience.
a higher education degree, training, background, or experience in instructional design
a master’s degree or greater in education
experience as a liaison working with partner organizations/agencies/schools
doctoral degree in teaching/teacher education
detailed knowledge of the School of Education’s structures, programs, and partnerships
direct experience with the IBO organization, its network, or some degree of IB training
SOE Statement on Diversity
We respect and value individuals from all races, ethnic backgrounds, ages, genders, religions, sexual orientations, disabilities, economic or veteran status, and other diverse perspectives and individual differences. Further, we are committed to tolerance, sensitivity, understanding, and mutual respect everywhere within our community and we affirm our promise to make the School of Education a welcoming place for all. In seeking new staff members, we are committed to hiring those who share in our reverence and expectation for diversity.
This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the Lecturers Employee Organization, AFL-CIO, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.
The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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