Assistant Dean for School and Community Partnerships

Position Information

General Information

Position Number 002014
Working Title Assistant Dean for School and Community Partnerships
Classification Title Assistant Academic Dean
College College of Education (Col)
Department Cato College of Education
Position Designation Faculty
Employment Type Permanent - Full-time
Months per year 12
Primary Purpose of Department

The Cato College of Education seeks to be a national leader in educational equity, excellence, and engagement. We are committed to preparing teachers, counselors, and school leaders who will provide all youth with access to the highest quality education possible and to meet the needs of all students, regardless of their backgrounds. Our graduates have shown the ability to be successful in all varieties of school and community environments, even the most challenging. Indeed, many seek out high need contexts where they can make the biggest difference.

The Cato College of Education prepares highly effective and ethical professionals who have a positive impact on children, youth, families, communities, and schools and who are successful in urban and other diverse settings. We enroll approximately 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students annually. Our programs are nationally accredited and approved by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.

The Office of the Dean provides guidance, leadership and support to all programs, departments and offices within the College of Education, in fulfillment of the College’s mission.

Vacancy Open to All Candidates
Description of Work

Assists Associate Dean or Dean in department operations. Supervises and coordinates various department activities. Serves as a resource and referral source for students seeking various types of assistance. Serves on University councils, committees, work groups, and other bodies. Works as a liaison for the local community and especially local bodies of higher education. Develops and implements strategic planning specific to programs within the department including marketing and staffing. Collaborates with the Dean and other department entities to oversee the academic program and ensure quality faculty and student support services. Provides direction and assistance in preparation of budget requests; monitors budgeting expenditures at all levels.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Assistant Dean for School and Community Partnerships will report to the Associate Dean, will serve as the primary liaison to schools and community partners, and will work directly with department chairs and other College leaders to provide both vision and management for:
• Placing students in schools and community-based settings for early clinical experiences and student teaching;
• Coordinating the work between and among students, faculty (in the College of Education and across campus), supervisors/coaches, and clinical educators;
• Providing vision for and overseeing the management of the College’s primary community engagement activities and special events;
• Directly supervising and providing leadership for the following roles: Supervisors/coaches, clerical staff, and the Director of Outreach Activities.
• Creating a positive climate for supervisors, coaches, engagement staff, and clerical staff who work in the Office of School and Community Partnerships;
• Leading the P12 Community Advisory Board;

The Assistant Dean for School and Community Partnerships will also:

• Serve as a member of the Professional Education Council and the College Leadership Team.
• Teach at least once course per year or supervise/coach a small group of students.
• Serve as the liaison to Department of Public Instruction (DPI) for all work related to school and community partnership, including staying abreast of all legislation related to the role;
• Serve as a member of the Cato College Engagement Council.

Minimum Experience/Education

UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned doctorate or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience

Candidates are expected to hold a terminal degree in education or related field. Candidates should have experience in the following areas: working in the field of teacher preparation, including working directly with student teachers; working in schools and community organizations; and successfully leading and managing people. Candidates should have well-developed technology skills and have an outstanding record of comfortably working with people of many different backgrounds.

Necessary Licenses/Certifications
Special Notes to Applicants

Please upload the following documents with your electronic submission:

1. Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
2. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
3. Contact Information for References

As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups.

The candidate chosen for this position will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree.

The candidate chosen for this position will be subject to a criminal background check.

Job Open Date 01/25/2018
Job Close Date 03/01/2018
Open Until Filled No
Date Review of Applications will Begin 03/02/2018
Proposed Hire Date 04/16/2018
If time-limited, please indicate appointment end date
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
  2. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  3. Contact Information for References
Optional Documents