Coordinator of Bachelor of Education and Practice Teaching - Faculty of Education
Commensurate with qualifications and experience
The Faculty of Education, University of Prince Edward Island, invites applications for the full-time position of Coordinator of Bachelor of Education and Practice Teaching. The Bachelor of Education programs include: Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Education (français langue seconde), and Certificate in Adult Education.
Reporting directly to the Dean of Education and working as a member of a team, the coordinator supports faculty and sessional lecturers in their teaching; establishes, manages, coordinates, and facilitates school placements for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Education programs; coordinates the administrative matters related to the Bachelor of Education programs; and chairs the Bachelor of Education Committee.
Approximately 200 placements (local, national, and international) are established in each academic year of the program. The coordinator communicates verbally and in writing with school district administrators, principals, and teachers as placements are negotiated and confirmed. With members of the faculty, the coordinator is responsible for drafting, revising, disseminating, and implementing policies, guidelines and procedures associated with practice teaching including student assessment. The coordinator, working closely with members of the faculty, will advise, support, supervise, and assess pre-service teachers when necessary, for those experiencing difficulties with practice teaching. Organizing the orientation, placement and monitoring of students participating in international placements is also a responsibility of this position.
As Coordinator of the Bachelor of Education programs and chair of the BEd Committee, duties include:
- Fostering a positive relationship with the Public Schools Branch, schools, and education stakeholders
- Liaising with education stakeholders to procure mutually effective student practicum placements
- Coordinating communication with pre-service teachers, practicum advisors, cooperating teachers, and school principals regarding practicum experiences
- Providing information on the Faculty’s Bachelor of Education programs to potential students as required
- Gathering data regarding the success of programs and mapping out future program directions
- Advising the Dean on hiring sessional instructors
- Serving on the Bachelor of Education Committee and representing the committee at Faculty council
- Collaborating with the Dean in resolving student and/or instructor concerns
- Participating in faculty meetings and retreats
- Liaising with our student Education Society
- Examining current policies and initiating new ones
- Building the Bachelor of Education timetable(s)
- Building and overseeing Bachelor of Education student orientations, including program orientation and orientation for international practicum placements
- Supporting the practicum teams
- Overseeing program reviews
- Writing program modifications or new program proposals as required
- Other duties as required
- The successful candidate will hold an undergraduate degree and master’s degree in education
- Must have a valid Canadian Teaching Certificate
- Must have several years successful experience as a teacher/administrator
- Education research experience is considered an asset
- Strong leadership skills and administrative and coordinating experience is required
- Experience supervising and mentoring pre-service teachers is considered an advantage, as is a sound knowledge of the school system in Canada
- Superior public relations, communication, and conflict resolution skills are required
- The ability to deal sensitively and effectively with a wide range of individuals and the ability to maintain a positive presence are essential
- The successful candidate will have a commitment to the calls for action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, as well as the ability act with the lens of equity, diversity, and inclusion
- Applicants must have own transportation and a valid driver’s license
- International travel or work experience will be considered an asset
- The ability to speak and work in French is also an asset
Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list to be received no later than the closing date via the link posted on the UPEI Human Resources website. Applications will not be accepted via email.
If you are unable to apply online, you can drop off your resume to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.
In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment.
UPEI is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and reconciliation and believes in providing a positive learning and working environment where every person feels empowered to contribute. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment and encourages applications from underrepresented groups including women, Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.
Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.