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Rural Education Coordinator: Colorado Center for Rural Education

University of Northern Colorado
Job Location:
Greeley, Colorado
Adult and Continuing Education Programs

Job Summary:
The Rural Education Coordinator is expected to lead development of partnerships with institutions of higher education (IHEs), alternative educator licensure providers (AELPs), the Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE), the Colorado Department of Education (CDE), and rural school districts throughout Colorado with the aim of meeting the mission of the Colorado Center for Rural Education including increasing recruitment and retention of effective educators in rural schools. The position will require extensive travel throughout Colorado. The Rural Education Coordinator is a continuing grant funded position. The position may be continued based on performance and available funding.

The Rural Education Coordinator will be responsible for communicating with the various IHEs, AELPs, and rural school districts, developing and maintaining a network of rural education stakeholders, assisting with the recruitment of effective educators in rural schools through conducting a variety of activities designed to increase the pipeline of prospective rural educators, identifying teachers in rural school districts for continuing professional development or national board teacher certification programs, developing a professional development network for rural educators, and collecting and reporting data related to grant objectives.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Earned Master's in Education (or related field)
  • Five years of P-12 education experience as a teacher and school/district leader
  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to effectively work independently with minimal supervision
  • Proven expertise in project management, including flexibility, multi-task organization/completion, and communication and relationship skills
  • Demonstrated potential to establish and maintain partnerships with stakeholders from various backgrounds
  • Hold a valid driver's license
  • Ability to frequently travel throughout the state of Colorado
  • Comfort and experience using technology, including Microsoft Office, and various video conferencing software
  • Knowledge of issues facing rural school districts

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in rural schools
  • Demonstrated potential to secure funding through grant proposal development
  • Post-secondary experience in an educator preparation program
  • Understanding of Colorado's educator credentialing policies and procedures, as well as other current P-12 initiatives
  • Established connections with leaders of Colorado rural education
  • Commitment to working with diverse populations

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please complete the application and include a resume and/or curriculum vitae, cover letter, and list of at least 3 references and submit them at: Applications will only be accepted via the link listed here.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary is $60,750. Benefits available include health, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance, as well as a selection of several defined contribution retirement plans. Dependents and spouses of UNC Employees who are employed at 0.5 FTE or above are eligible for undergraduate dependent tuition grants of up to 50%. These tuition grants will cover in-state tuition charges. Further requirements may exist. Other benefits may be available based on position.

Additional Requirements and Information:
Satisfactory completion of a background check, educational check, and authorization to work in the United States is required after a conditional offer of employment has been made. The successful candidate must submit original transcripts within one (1) month of hire.

Required Notice: In compliance with the Clery Act, the most recent University of Northern Colorado Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online ( and a paper copy can be requested at the UNC Police Department. This report contains crime statistics and policy statements related to safety, conduct processes and Title IX investigations.

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