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FLSA Designation
Date Issued: 2011-08-08
Title: Director of Teacher Education
Function and Responsibility
Under general supervision of and directly accountable to the Associate Provost for Assessment, Education, and Graduate Programs, the Director of Teacher Education is responsible for management and administration of the School of Education. In consultation with the faculty and Associate Provost, the Director develops, articulates, and presents the vision for the School of Education. The Director of Teacher Education translates this vision into strategic goals by developing the unit assessment plan related to School mission and strategic planning objectives in conjunction with faculty and school stakeholders. The director of education works with administration and faculty to ensure successful collaboration and implementation of the school mission.

Duties and Responsibilities
In cooperation and coordination with the Associate Provost, the Director of Teacher Education will:

Coordinate both national and state-level accreditation activities

Participate and coordinate school committee activities.

Represent institutions at community and campus events, in meetings with other institution personnel, and during accreditation processes.

Promote the university by participating in community, state, and national events or meetings, and by developing partnerships with industry and secondary education institutions.

Direct, coordinate, and evaluate the activities of personnel, including support staff, engaged in administering academic institutions, departments or alumni organizations.

Establish operational policies and procedures and make any necessary modifications, based on analysis of operations, demographics, and other research information.

Plan, administer, and control budgets, maintain financial records, and produce financial reports.

Recruit, hire, train, and evaluate departmental personnel.

Advise students on issues such as course selection, progress toward graduation, and career decisions.

Formulate strategic plans for the institution.

Participate in student recruitment, selection, and admission, making admissions recommendations when required to do so.

Provide assistance to faculty and staff in duties such as teaching classes, conducting orientation programs, and scheduling events.

Work with faculty to develop curricula, and recommend curricula revisions and additions.

Write grants to procure external funding, and supervise grant-funded projects.

Confer with other academic staff to explain and formulate admission requirements and course credit policies.

Review student misconduct reports requiring disciplinary action, and counsel students regarding such reports.

Consult with government regulatory and licensing agencies to ensure the institution's conformance with applicable standards.

Direct and participate in institutional fundraising activities, and encourage alumni participation in such activities.

Teach courses within the school as appropriate.

Recommend course schedules, and coordinate teaching assignments and room assignments to ensure optimum use of buildings and equipment.

Review registration statistics, and consult with faculty officials to develop registration policies.

Approve decisions related to facilities management for the School, including construction, repair, and maintenance projects. (reference:

Perform related duties as assigned.
Earned doctorate preferred; five to eight years related professional experience; demonstrated leadership qualities; administrative and teaching experience at the K-12 and university level.
Physical and Mental Demands
Adequate physical fitness to be able to sit and concentrate for long periods of time; use of gross motor skills to perform supervisory and organizational duties; use of fine motor skills to operate computer; problem solving ability; ability to understand and work with numbers; ability to see, hear, and speak with or without the use of aids to perform normal office tasks. Ability to occasionally lift up to 25 pounds.
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