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Admissions Travel Specialist

he Woodrow Wilson Graduate School or Teaching and Learning is seeking qualified applicants for part-time, per diem Admissions Travel Specialists. The Admissions Travel Specialists report to the Associate Director of Admissions and support the School’s student recruiting activities by attending recruitment events and fairs within designated areas. Travel Specialists are responsible for meeting with prospective students to cultivate interest in the Graduate School, collecting prospective student information, maintaining accurate travel-related expenses and completing travel reports. Travel specialists are also required to attend periodic meetings and training sessions at the Graduate School.

Now in its second year of full operation, the Woodrow Wilson Graduate School, developed in collaboration with MIT, prepares teacher candidates in STEM fields and grants the M.Ed. degree. Its distinctive competency-based curriculum combines problem-based learning experiences for teacher candidates with significant work both in and outside of schools. Learn more about the Graduate School at wwgradschool.org.

Position Requirements

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree required.
  • Prior experience working in an admissions office environment, as a student or professionally, preferred but not required.
  • Ability to travel, with occasional overnight travel required.
  • Highly relational disposition with the ability to cultivate interest in prospective graduate level STEM students.
  • Ability to relate Graduate School characteristics to students with widely diverse backgrounds and interests.

Candidates should send a letter of interest, resume, and three references to Catherine Kinyua ( kinyua@wwgradschool.org ). Please title the email “Admissions Travel Specialist.”

Director of Clinical Learning and Educator Development

Position Overview

The Director of Clinical Learning and Educator Development is an energetic, creative, hands-on leader who works closely with the academic leadership team and plays a significant role in realizing the mission and vision of the WW Graduate School of Teaching & Learning.

The Director of Clinical Practice and Educator Development is charged with developing and leading a collaborative, effective and scalable model for clinical learning as an integral and embedded component of competency-based teacher education. This model not only supports teacher candidates, but also builds the capacity of our partner districts by supporting mentor teachers (learning design coaches) to model and demonstrate the WW Graduate School’s core competencies in support of student learning and achievement. A strong Director will be resourceful, adept at creative strategic thinking and problem solving, and demonstrates ability to translate plans into action in a timely manner.

The ideal candidate will bring a background in teaching, providing professional development for middle and high school teachers and administrators, developing and implementing innovative instructional solutions, and working in informal education settings.

Specific Responsibilities include:

  • Define roles and responsibilities for Learning Design Coaches (collaborating school-based teachers who support teacher candidates’ development of competencies)
  • Hire, supervise and evaluate LDCs and prepare LDCs for their role in mentoring and supporting teacher candidates in an innovative competency-based program
  • Build and sustain collaborative partnerships with schools, districts and out-of-school time (OST) programs and organizations to support learning
  • Lead efforts to ensure that teacher candidates develop competencies in clinical settings
  • Build capacity of teachers in schools and educators in informal settings through coaching and professional development
  • Coordinate innovative, forward-thinking academic programming with the clinical experience, including support for WWGS faculty and staff in working with LDCs and clinical partners
  • Ensure the clinical experience satisfies state accreditation and licensure requirements
  • In close collaboration with colleagues, ensure alignment between curricular challenges and the clinical experience (and role and responsibilities for faculty and staff)
  • Collaborate with other teacher educators to create a holistic, mastery-based teacher preparation program consisting of academic learning and clinical practice
  • Facilitate teacher candidates’ reflection on their clinical experience and develop strategies to try in response to what they learn
  • Develop and administer a budget that accomplishes the program’s goals and meets timelines

Experience, Skills and Attributes:

  • Entrepreneurial approach and spirit
  • Ability to inspire energy and creativity in colleagues
  • Ability to take plan, develop and implement programmatic elements and assess what works and what does not work for a program
  • Experience supervising, evaluating and mentoring teachers and administrators
  • Experience developing academic programming, especially in STEM subjects, in school and out of school settings
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, formally and informally, both orally and in writing
  • Demonstrated capacity to operate with a high degree of initiative and resourcefulness to plan, problem-solve and see the big picture and prioritize work accordingly
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to receive and implement feedback

Education Background:

  • Master’s or terminal degree in field related to teacher preparation and professional development
  • 5-8 years of experience, including staff supervision in teacher preparation roles

To apply

Candidates should send a letter of interest, resume, and three references to Catherine Kinyua (kinyua@wwgradschool.org). Please title the email “Director of Clinical Learning and Educator Development.”

Selected candidates must pass a pre-employment background investigation and degree verification to be hired for this position.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

At the WW Graduate School, we celebrate and support difference for the benefit of colleagues, teacher candidates, and the students they serve. The Graduate School is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. The WW Graduate School considers all qualified applications for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Graduates of the WW Graduate School earn an M.Ed. and are recommended for teacher licensure. You’ll be placed in a real classroom while you complete coursework personalized to what you know and can do.

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Admission deadlines: Dec. 6, 2019 | March 2, 2020

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