Coordinator of Bachelor of Education and Practice Teaching - Faculty of Education

Competition Number:
28E21
Position Type:
Staff Position
Closing Date:
Date of Posting:
Department:
Faculty of Education
Position:
Coordinator of Bachelor of Education and Practice Teaching
Contract:
Full-Time Permanent Position
Hours of Work:
37.5 hours per week (Flexible hours are sometimes required)       
Salary:

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.

Reporting directly to the Dean of Education and working as a member of a team which includes faculty and sessional lecturers supporting practice teaching, the Coordinator establishes, manages, coordinates and facilitates placements for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Education program at UPEI and coordinates the administrative matters of the undergraduate programs of the Faculty of Education. The position also requires the incumbent to chair the Bachelor of Education Committee, which oversees the Faculty of Education Undergraduate programs. Programs include: Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Education (français langue seconde), and Certificate in Adult Education.

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 those involving student assessment. The Coordinator, working closely with members of the Faculty, will advise, support, and supervise and evaluate 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.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

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 undergraduate 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 various Faculty and University committees
  • 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 undergraduate policies and initiating new ones
  • Building the undergraduate timetable(s)
  • Building and overseeing undergraduate student orientations, including program orientation and orientation for international practicum placement
  • Supporting the practicum teams
  • Overseeing program reviews
  • Writing program modifications or new program proposals as required
  • Other duties as required

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Undergraduate degree and a graduate degree in Education
  • A valid Canadian Teaching Certificate
  • Several years successful experience as a teacher &/or as an administrator, and recent teacher education research experience are considered assets 
  • Strong leadership skills and administrative and/or coordinating experience
  • Experience supervising and mentoring pre-service teachers and sound knowledge of the school system in Canada is considered an advantage
  • 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
  • Applicant 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
Application Instructions:

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.

Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.