Clinical Practice Coordinator - College of Education
Grand Canyon University’s College of Education is seeking a full time Clinical Practice Coordinator. This position is a combination of an administrative role which coordinates data/information, tasks, activities, work flow or processes for the Clinical Practice unit in the College of Education and a professional development role who mentors and coaches student teacher candidates during their clinical practice experiences.
- Provides regular informational updates to the Clinical Practice team on clinical practice experiences to initiate actions/recommendations for continuous improvement of curriculum and field practice experience protocols and structure.
- Assists with Dispositional Early Alerts and Practicum Audits as needed, either handling initial investigation and providing recommendation or disposition and/or tracking and compiling report on all activities.
- Reviews PLN (Professional Learning Network) and informs clinical practice team about issues, noteworthy comments that needs responses.
- Coordinates information/data and liaises with curriculum design/program chairs of potential modifications/changes based upon performance metrics and compilation of data from practicum audits.
- Contributes input to clinical practice manuals and procedures, and assists with ensuring materials are updated and disseminated to respective areas, websites and students.
- Assists in managing "The Promise" - the COE assurance for help, assistance and support to the University’s graduates during the first year of teaching.
- Assists in resolving and investigating escalated student issues in clinical practice and remediation, including documentation and support.
- Monitors and processes Clinical Practice information and data and other related forms, documents, and dashboards.
May assist in mentoring or providing instructional coaching to less experienced staff members and/or COE students.
- Stays abreast of current trends, technology, state and/or federal requirements, and GCU policies and procedures.
- Bachelor’s degree in education required with teaching certification.
- Preferred experience in K - 12 teaching or clinical practice experience as a cooperating teacher or instructional coach.
- An equivalent combination of directly-related work experience and training/education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved may be substituted upon supervisor’s approval.
- Highly effective communication skills and a good command of the English language.
- Knowledgeable of pedagogical techniques and methods in order to support teacher candidates and clinical practice work
- Good relationship and management skills.
- Good problem solving ability, judgment and sound decision making for both data related issues and student issues.
- Excellent time management and the ability to adapt to changing priorities.
- Has a student success orientation and a commitment and dedication to overall educational success
- An attention to detail, thoroughness and accuracy with ability to manage multiple tasks, projects, responsibilities, sources of information simultaneously while meeting deadlines.
- Knowledge of University and departmental policies and procedures, and regulations which may affect departmental policy.
- Computer proficient with MS Office, internet, email and database software including ability to operate a keyboard and manipulate data; and a familiarity with office machines.
- Ability to establish and maintain recordkeeping/databases systems, retrieve information and prepare reports, graphs, charts and metrics.
- Ability to work independently or effectively in a team environment.
- Ability to recognize and maintain the confidentiality or sensitivity of information contained in databases or records.
- Provide a positive example to students by supporting the University’s Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Position Statement and Mission of Grand Canyon University.
GCU's Christian worldview has shaped the university's mission and growth for more than 65 years. As a Christ-centered higher education institution, GCU integrates faith, learning and work to connect the GCU community with distinct Christian principles and strong central values. The University values diversity among its students, faculty and staff, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans. At GCU, working professionals may find their purpose in ways marked by compassion, service, integrity and concern for the common good.
Employment is contingent upon the satisfactory outcome (as determined by the university) of pre-employment screening activities, including a background check.
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