Watson College of Education

Internship and Licensure Coordinator


Vacancy: #14F145
Position # 6803

The University of North Carolina Wilmington is accepting applications for a full-time, 12-month EPA position within the Office of Professional Experiences in the Watson College of Education. The Professional Experiences Team reports to the Associate Dean for Teacher Education and Outreach. The position entails working as an Internship and Licensure Coordinator.

This position is responsible for monitoring changes in the state licensure process and clearly articulating information to a variety of constituents including faculty members, advisors, program coordinators, administrators, and undergraduate and graduate students.  S/he maintains close affiliation with the Institute of Higher Education Liaison at DPI. The employee is responsible for preparing completion letters for all students seeking licensure, completing college verification forms, maintaining test records and transcripts, mailing packets to the Department of Public Instruction, and maintaining the status of licensure recommendations with DPI. The individual presents at final intern seminars, answers licensure questions, and collects necessary licensure application materials (including checks or credit card authorizations containing sensitive information).  S/he also works with faculty members to submit and maintain appropriate faculty licensure.

Duties require review and management of large amounts of data with accuracy, collection of data relevant to the internship experience, compilation of course rosters to determine placement needs, and communication with faculty about field experience and internship expectations. The individual assists with reporting and evaluation efforts, including creating reports for Chairs and program coordinators. S/he coordinates internship meetings, including coordination of presenters and materials for dissemination. Additional duties include monitoring the confidential background check process, serving on the Background Check Committee to screen applicants for field experiences and internships, and making important decisions (in conjunction with public schools) regarding candidate placement.

This person works closely with members of the Accreditation Team including the Associate Dean of Teacher Education and Outreach, the Director of Assessment (in data collection and analysis), and the Associate Dean of Academic and Student Affairs (in the consideration of implications the data suggest in terms of programmatic changes and requirements). However, the individual needs to be self-directed and comfortable exercising wide latitude in decision making.

A master’s degree in Education or related field is required. Applicants should show evidence of highly effective verbal and written communication skills, which are essential in working with several entities including the NC Department of Public Instruction, NC Public Schools, Human Resource divisions of area District schools, the UNCW Registrar’s office, WCE faculty members, and undergraduate and graduate students seeking licensure.

Preferred qualifications include:

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by July 10, 2014, however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, please complete the online application process available at http://consensus.uncw.edu. A letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information (including e-mail addresses) for three current professional references should be attached to the online application, not mailed or emailed. Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF attachments are preferred. For questions relating to the online application process, contact Jennifer Coombs at coombsj@uncw.edu or 910.962.3196. Under North Carolina law, applications and related materials are confidential personnel documents and are not subject to public release.  Salary commensurate with experience and education. Position begins upon hire as negotiated.

UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic, or other minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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