Yakima Valley College seeks an innovative and collaborative Field Supervisor for the Applied Bachelors of Science in Teacher Education (BAS-TE) program, who is committed to equity in education and supportive of diverse students and their goals to become teachers to serve primarily in Yakima Valley schools. This is a full-time, exempt position, which includes a full state benefits package.
Reporting to the Director of Teacher Education, the Field Supervisor for the Bachelor of Applied Sciences in Teacher Education (BAS-TE) program provides coordination and oversight for candidates placed in partnership school district classroom assignments. Candidates in the BAS-TE program are enrolled in a Residency based teacher preparation model in classrooms for the entirety of their preparation program. The Field Supervisor serves as the main point of contact for the partnership districts at the building level and is responsible for all communication and collaboration with building principals, mentor teachers, adjunct and YVC faculty. Responsibilities also include weekly school site visits, observations and collection of program data processes as defined by the Data Administrator for the program.
As a team member of the BAS-TE program, the position works closely with the Program Director, Data Administrator, Faculty and Program Coordinator to implement all policies and procedures designed to ensure compliance with YVC, federal and state standards, assessments and teacher certification requirements. This individual will demonstrate dedication to excellence in leadership, exemplary communication and collaboration skills and a strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusiveness.
The Field Supervisor will oversee candidate placement with partner districts at the building level and will coordinate district placement policies with the Program Director. This position is responsible for providing recommendations for ongoing professional development and learning to address needs and opportunities that arise during the Residency experience to ensure that the program is responsive to the district and building needs. As the first point of contact, communication and collaboration between the school buildings and the BAS-TE program, the Field Supervisor will work closely with the Program Director to address any challenges and identify successes and best practices related to the placement of candidates in the Residency model. This position supports the Director of Teacher Education with policy/procedure management, Accreditation requirements as defined by the Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB), organization and planning related to logistics, facilities, equipment, and departmental operations. Additional areas of oversight and responsibility include, but are not limited to, grant management, community engagement and responsiveness to students.
- Master’s Degree in Education
- Three years K-12 public or private school instructional experience
- Experience in higher education and/or teacher certification programs
- Experience in development of program assessment systems, maintaining program assessment data and compliance with accreditation and teacher certification standards
- Must possess a valid driver’s license
- Experience as a K-12 school Principal, Assistant Principal or district administrator
- Administrative and organizational skills
- Proficient in MS Office Suite Programs required for collection of Program Data
- Demonstrated leadership capabilities in the field of multicultural education, and/ or diversity, social justice or equity
- Endorsement/experience in Early Childhood Education and/or English Learners
- Experience working with disadvantaged, at risk, and multi-cultural populations
- Working knowledge of Washington State teacher certification requirements
- Serve as the BAS-TE Field Supervisor for YVC, including monitoring State and college/university standards, coordinating recruitment and admission to the teacher education major, monitoring candidate progress throughout the program, and recommending candidates for teacher certification
- Serve as the first point of contact for all program needs related to the placement of BAS-TE candidates in partnership district buildings and classrooms
- Provide ongoing collaboration and communication with building principals, mentor teachers, YVC and adjunct faculty
- Serve as the liaison between the BAS-TE Program Director and building leadership. Coordinate responses to candidate concerns and successes with the Program Director. Act as the support person for both the student teacher and the cooperating teacher
- Implement scheduled and consistent mentor teacher and/or candidate meetings, mentor training, and ongoing feedback sessions as defined by the district partnership agreement
- Maintain BAS-TE program’s policies and procedures for mitigating site and/or field placement concerns. Provide recommendations to the BAS-TE and district leadership teams to implement candidate intervention plans to support candidate learning
- Facilitate collaborative teacher mentor trainings and professional learning opportunities with a focus on supervising pre-service candidates.
- Serve as a formal observer and evaluator for each BAS-TE candidate. Conduct on-site pre and post observation meetings, seminars, and/or meetings with mentor teachers and candidates
- Work closely with the BAS-TE Data Administrator to submit observation forms, candidate evaluations, and assessments to the online program data system. Provide certification and field placement data according to the Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB) data collection manual for accountability and program improvement. Provide support to YVC adjunct faculty and mentor teachers in collection and submission of candidate data as directed by the BAS-TE Data Administrator
- Maintain field placement logs and records for certification in coordination with the Program Coordinator
- Participate in BAS-TE program leadership efforts, including assessment, program improvement initiatives, accreditation review support, design and implementation of professional development opportunities for candidates, mentors and faculty
- Under the direction of the Program Director, participate in State committees and projects, other statewide projects, and related professional organizations
- Attend weekly BAS-TE program meetings, building meetings and quarterly PEAB and WACTE meetings
- Ensure adherence with provisions of (a) college policies and procedures, (b) state administrative code, (c) the standards of NWCCU, and (d) the standards of all accrediting/approval agencies for teacher certification.
- Communicate effectively in written, verbal and presentation modalities. As assigned, lead research, promote projects, and present at community and state level meetings
- Demonstrate a strong work ethic, exemplary attendance and punctuality, ability to work independently, prioritize work products, and meet deadlines.
- Adhere to and implement policy and procedures of the college and program
- Establish and maintain a strong and collegial relationship with district personnel, faculty, staff, and students
- Follow oral and written instructions, implementing priorities identified by the Director of the BAS-TE program
- Application Instructions:
- To apply for this position you MUST submit a complete YVC Online Employment Application, and include the following REQUIRED attachments:
- A cover letter describing how you meet the qualifications of this position (a generic cover letter will not be accepted)
- A current resume ( a resume will not substitute for the “work experience” section of the online application)
- Three (3) professional references (personal references do not count as professional)
Unofficial transcripts for confirmation of degree (if minimum qualifications require a degree). The successful candidate will be required to submit official transcripts at time of hire
Certifications/Credentials as required for fulfillment of the minimum qualifications
Please note: Failure to follow the above application instructions will lead to disqualification. Please do not include any attachments other than the ones requested above. E-mailed documents will not be accepted after the closing of the recruitment or in lieu of attaching your documents to the online application.
Those applicants invited to interview may be required to complete a skills test.
Candidates may be subject to a Fingerprint Based Criminal History Background Check as a condition for consideration of employment.
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