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Director, Center for Professional Development of Teachers

Basic Position Information

Job Code: 2008

Title: Director, Center for Professional Development of Teachers

Department: Various

Essential Personnel: N

Job Family: Academic Administration

Job Sub-Family: Program Administration

FLSA Classification: E

Job Grade: 16

Grade Min: $65,866

Grade Mid: $79,040

UHD Succession Plan: N

Criticality of Position: N/A

Career Ladder: Individualized

Campus Security Authority: Y

Screening Committee: N

Motor Vehicle Record Check: N

Job Summary

The Director, Center for Professional Development of Teachers supports the professional development of each teacher candidate and provides opportunities for partner school districts to find highly qualified potential employees.

Duties

  • Serves as liaison between partner school districts and students within department.
  • Coordinates placements for field experience students and student teachers.
  • Facilitates work for supervisors, field experience instructors, and work study personnel.
  • Manages individual student teaching and field experience-related challenges as they arise.
  • Coordinates district experiences taking course schedules into consideration.
  • Works and collaborates on special initiatives as required.
  • Maintains all relevant data.

Marginal Duties

  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Direct Reports:

  • Oversees, but does not evaluate, adjuncts. Supervises student workers.

Delegation of Work:

  • Regularly assigns work to subordinate(s)

Supervision Given:

  • Trains and counsels subordinate(s). Does not conduct performance evaluations, but opinion is considered when a supervisor is making hiring, promotion, and dismissal decisions.

Qualifications

Required Education:

  • Master's degree in Curriculum/Instruction, Educational Administration, or a related field.

Required Experience:

  • Minimum of seven (7) years of related job experience

License/Certification:

  • Teacher certification is required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • School principal certification is preferred;
  • Experience in educational administration is preferred;
  • Experience in teacher education programs is preferred;
  • Experience in creating/leading professional development initiatives for university students or teachers is preferred;
  • Knowledge of the standards for TEA and CAEP is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of professional development initiatives that are appropriate for the teaching profession, and the related trends, issues, and accepted practices.

Skills:

  • Good technical skills, including proficiency in MS Office;
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Abilities:

  • Ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse university community.

Work Location and Physical Demands

Primary Work Location:

  • Works in an office environment.

Physical Demands:

  • Work is performed in a typical interior work environment which does not subject the employee to any unpleasant elements; individual has discretion in relation to walking, standing etc., and has minimal exposure to physical risks.

Position Specific Competencies

Commitment to Excellence - UHD

  • Demonstrates a commitment to competently perform his/her job duties and responsibilities within established time frames.
  • Continuously strives to improve work performance.
  • Accepts responsibility for his/her commitments to the university.
  • Contributes to the success of the university by consistently providing quality results in the performance of his/her job duties and responsibilities.

Integrity

  • Demonstrates high ethical standards of conduct in the performance of his/her job duties and responsibilities.
  • Accepts responsibility for his/her actions.
  • Respects and complies with department and university policies, procedures, and work rules.

Respect and Cooperation

  • Treats others with courtesy, respect, and dignity in the workplace.
  • Promotes cooperation through open and honest communications and consideration of others ideas, thoughts, and opinions.

Dependability

  • Takes responsibility to accomplish job assignments within reasonable deadlines.
  • Willing to accept new projects and/or commitments.
  • Does due diligence to complete projects within specified timeframes and/or fulfill commitments.
  • Arrives to work on time prepared and ready to contribute.

Flexibility

  • Willingly adjusts to changing work assignments or conditions.
  • Open to changes in operational procedures, technology, and/or organizational structure.
  • Views changes as opportunities for learning and professional development.
  • Displays a positive attitude to encourage others.
  • Promptly responds to changes in work priorities and/or unexpected circumstances or situations.

Proficiency

  • Possesses required job skills and knowledge.
  • Demonstrates the ability to apply those skills and knowledge to competently perform his/her job duties and assignments.

Focus on Customer Service

  • Focuses on customer's needs and expectations. (Customers can be students, external constituents, employees, or university guests.)
  • Respectfully ascertains customer's needs and determines appropriate response.
  • Promptly responds by providing requested information, takes appropriate action, or refers customer to appropriate individual or department.
  • If further actions need to be taken, advises customers of realistic timeframes for a response to their request.
  • Follows up with customers on outstanding requests in a timely manner.
  • Tactfully explains to customers why their needs and/or expectations cannot be met if the university does not provide the requested information or services.

Operations Management

  • Manages department or section operations consistent with department/section goals and objectives.
  • Administers the department/section budget ensuring effective utilization of financial resources and appropriate disbursement of funds.
  • Fosters a cooperative and productive work environment through motivation, encouragement, and mentorship of staff.
  • Ensures department/section compliance with university and department policies, procedures, and work rules.
  • Keeps management apprised of department/section activities and issues requiring senior management input.

Supervision

  • Supervises the work of staff employees.
  • Sets clear goals and expectations within reasonable timeframes.
  • Motivates staff through constructive feedback, challenging assignments, and recognition of achievements.
  • Provides mentorship and guidance by sharing expertise and best practices.
  • Supports staff by providing essential resources, professional development opportunities, and open communication.
  • Promptly addresses performance issues with appropriate measures and discretion.

Problem Solving

  • Formulates plans and strategies to proactively resolve anticipated problems.
  • Prudently responds to unforeseen problems through careful consideration and analysis of problem and relevant information and circumstances.
  • Recognizes and apprises appropriate university administrator when resolution requires senior management input and/or approval.

Building External Relationships

  • Demonstrates the ability to build rapport and develop relationships with external constituents.
  • Displays a genuine interest in constituents' ideas and concerns, and pursues mutual interests and aspirations between the university and external constituents.
  • Builds trust and forms alliances through shared respect and cooperation.

Computer/Automated System Proficiency

  • Proficient in the use of university applications or automated systems to perform job duties.
  • Complies with related policies, procedures, and work rules to maintain system security and data integrity.

This job description may not encompass all duties and responsibilities associated with the position.

Last updated 4/27/2022 6:10 AM