Field Experience Coordinator and Communications Specialist

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse   La Crosse, WI   Full-time     Education
Posted on March 14, 2024
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The position reports to the Dean of the School of Education (SOE) and is responsible for leading, evaluating, supervising, and coordinating the placement and clinical experience process for students in education licensure programs throughout their K-12 field experiences, including student teaching. Serves as the liaison to internal and external constituents, including faculty, students, and school district personnel, to identify and maintain academic program-related partnerships. Identifies, proposes, and implements new or revised unit operational policies and procedures to comply with accreditation and school district requirements, institutional policies, and academic program objectives. Additionally, this position serves as a communication specialist who creates and coordinates the communication output for the SOE. This work includes the development and management of the SOE magazine, website, social media, and other communication outlets.

Required Qualifications

  • The applicant will have an earned Master’s degree in teacher education or an education-related/comparable field.
  • Experience working as a team member who enjoys collaborating and contributing to support team outcomes
  • Excellent networking and communication skills
  • Ability to develop key relationships with colleagues at local schools and other local area educational sites/organizations
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to complete tasks and responsibilities based on timelines
  • Experience with creating content for use in print, electronic, digital, web and social media platforms
  • Experience developing newsletters, flyers, posters, press releases and feature stories
  • Ability to create documents, spreadsheets, e-mails and presentations using Word, Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience as a PK-12 teacher, educator, or school administrator, or an equivalent combination of educational experiences
  • Experience with advising and guiding students in a college, university, or comparable higher education setting
  • Experience working with design trends and best practices; public relations, communications and social media techniques and strategies