Outreach Instructional Specialist I (Multiple Positions)
Posting Number: req7181
Department: Teachg Learning Sociocult Stds
Location: Main Campus
Address: Tucson, AZ USA
The College of Education's Teaching, Learning and Sociocultural Studies Department is seeking two Project Coordinators for the Indigenous Teacher Education Program. Available positions include one 3 year full-time position followed by 2 years at half-time and one 2 year full-time position. The ITEP project will prepare a cohort of Native American pre-service teachers in the UA Elementary Education Program. The responsibilities of the Project Coordinators are to assist the Project Director and Co-Director with project activities such as planning, recruiting, reporting, data collection, analysis, course assistance, site coordination, serving as a liaison between the UA, partner schools, Tribes and participants, and providing academic and mentoring support to the project participants. The Project Coordinators will serve as primary contacts for project participants affiliated with this program.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Ability to formulate creative ideas on how to support the overall success of the students and the project.
- Knowledge of university academic procedures.
- Ability to work with sensitive and confidential student information.
- Demonstrated skills in public speaking, workshop facilitation and/or teaching.
- Demonstrated skills in computer programs, software, social media, and various technology.
UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life
insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays;
UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members;
state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural
activities; and more!
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Duties & Responsibilities
- Assist with recruitment
activities, which includes traveling to Native American communities, local
Tucson areas, and state and tribal community colleges and agencies.
- Assist with retention of ITEP
participants by providing effective academic, personal, and financial advising
and support, teaching students academic planning skills to become self-reliant,
successful students, and helping aide in their personal and academic growth.
- Assist Project Director
and Co-Director with the supervision, training, and mentoring of student
- Assist in creating and
maintaining the project web page and social media.
- Oversee student
- Maintain current
knowledge of UA graduation requirements and have an understanding of Elementary
- Program and certification requirements.
- Work closely with Bursars
office to ensure student awards are able to disburse and clear all over award
conflicts. Work closely with College of Education Advisors to ensure timely
completion of program requirements.
- Arrange language
proficiency exams to meet state certification requirements.
- Liaison with Pima
Community College and other state community colleges for participating students
who must take prerequisite coursework covered by the project.
- Assist students and
provide information on the financial aid process, including sources such as
scholarships and various forms of funding opportunities.
- Maintain effective
communications with Director, Co-Director, Tribal Partners, Associated Faculty,
Elementary Education program faculty and staff, advising staff and other
- Refer students to the
appropriate professionals for services on the UA Campus, including writing and
academic support and assigning faculty mentors.
- Plan, organize,
coordinate, and evaluate workshops/activities designed to enhance student
knowledge on a variety of topics related to academic and professional
expectations, Indigenous educational contexts, career planning, various
resources on campus, and career planning.
- Lead small group
activities related to professional teaching responsibilities. Work with
students to present projects progress at local venues and university sponsored
- Assist with tracking and
reporting needs and assessments including documentation or project activities,
student records, and input of data into the student record system.
- Meet regularly with the
Project Directors, Elementary Education Program staff, Tribal Partners and
- Participate in related meetings in order to plan and
evaluate project activities for effectiveness.
- Assist with preparing and
submitting program activity and outcome reports in a timely manner.
- Develop and distribute
various publications, such as the monthly newsletter, to keep students informed
of important dates and activities.
- Plan and coordinate
various events such as orientation and year end achievement ceremony or
gatherings. Assist with Induction Activities.
- Collaborate with the
College of Education shared services to ensure proper allocation of funds. Direct
all required instructional supply orders that are placed by the College of
Education's shared services.
- Arrange school site
visits as part of the student teaching requirement.
- Attend university
training opportunities to be successful in her role as an advocate for the
- Coordinate with Project
Directors expenditures for reporting to the College of Education Shared
- Other duties as assigned
by Project Directors.
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through experience required.
- Experience working with diverse groups underrepresented in higher education, particularly Native American students.
- Experience in Native American histories, cultures and sovereignty rights.
- At least one year of experience in: developing workshops and/or class curriculum in teacher education; facilitating large and small group activities; and developing academic intervention strategies with students.
- Master's degree in related field.
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40
Job FTE: 1.0
Work Calendar: Fiscal
Job Category: Outreach and Community Engagement
Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits
Rate of Pay: DOE
Compensation Type: hourly rate
Career Stream and Level
Outreach & Community Engage
Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to job duties)
Number of Vacancies: 2
Contact Information for Candidates
Dr. Valerie Shirley
Open Until Filled: Yes
Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter
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