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Director of Professional Educator Services

Southwest Minnesota State University
Job Description
Salary and Terms:  Probationary, full time position. Salary placement is based on evaluation of experience.  MSUAASF Range C.
Appointment Date:  July 1, 2019 or a date to be negotiated
Application Deadline:  Review of applications will begin May 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.
Position Description:  The Director of Professional Educator Services for the School of Education exists to lead and ensure the compliance of assessment, accreditation, field experience placements, and licensure. The director will lead the edTPA and LiveText processes and trainings and serve as the main point of contact. The director will also manage field experience placements, and provide university supervisor and classroom mentoring training. This position is also the lead licensing officer.
  • Master’s degree in Education or a related field with preference given to Doctorate in Education in areas of educational assessment, educational policy, and/or educational administration is required.
  • Licensed or licensable to teach in the State of Minnesota is required.
  • MN Licensing Officer Certification is required at time of hire or to be immediately obtained after hire.
  • Three years of teaching experience in a P-12 school is required.
  • Technology experience with Excel and databases is required.
  • edTPA trained/certified is preferred.
  • LiveText (Watermark product) experience is preferred for edTPA support.
  • Experience with ISRS is preferred.
  • Higher Education experience in teaching, administration, and/or assessment preferred.
  • Experience in supervision of field experiences is preferred.
  • Experience with Title II reporting is preferred.
  • Demonstrated skills in collaboration, consensus building, and achieving mutual goals with colleagues are preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and effective human relations skills required.
  • The University is committed to fostering a global perspective. The successful candidate will have demonstrated ability to work with persons from diverse backgrounds.
Southwest Minnesota State University is one of seven universities in the Minnesota State system.  SMSU gives highest priority to excellence in teaching and preparing students to be lifelong learners through quality undergraduate and graduate teaching/advising and close student/faculty relationships.  Its mission, dating back to 1967, provides access to university-level programs in liberal arts & professional studies. The University has a special commitment to the educational needs of the people in its service region reflected through its curricula, cultural programs, diversity of staff and students, cooperative relationships with the public and private sectors, and regional institutions.  The 216-acre campus encompasses 24 modern, interconnected, and accessible buildings.  Marshall (pop. 13,000) is the hub of a rich agricultural area and offers a variety of cultural, recreational and educational opportunities.
Application Data:  Letter of application addressing position qualifications, resume, and transcripts must be attached to your application.   Complete the online application process at  Additional information on Southwest Minnesota State University can be found at: 
Southwest Minnesota State University is a member of the Minnesota State system and is an equal opportunity educator and employer.  The University is committed to affirmative recruitment and encourages applications from women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities.  Applicants must be able to lawfully accept employment in the United States. 
Requests for reasonable accommodation of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Affirmative Action Office, 507-537-6208.  For TTY communications, contact Minnesota Relay Service at 1-800-627-3529.  This vacancy notice is available in alternative format upon request
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