Teacher Education Supervisor

Location: Portland, OR
Date Posted: 06-01-2017
Warner Pacific College’s Mission:  Warner Pacific is a Christ-centered, urban, liberal arts College dedicated to providing students from diverse backgrounds with an education that prepares them to engage actively in a constantly changing world. Our hiring practices reflect our missional commitment to being a Christ-centered institution.

Warner Pacific College’s Commitment to Racial and Ethnic Diversity: Warner Pacific College is committed to hiring staff and faculty for our institution so that employees reflect the racial and ethnic diversity of the students we serve.  In the fall of 2016, more than 57% of our traditional students were racially or ethnically diverse.  Persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
 
Teacher Education Supervisors supervise Teacher Candidates in the field for both graduate and undergraduate teacher education programs in Student Teaching I, Student Teaching II, and Reading Endorsement experiences. The functions for this position are listed below.
 
Essential Functions:
  • Attend Teacher Candidate Orientation as scheduled by the Director of Teacher Education (DTE)
  • Attend regular meetings, up to once a month, with DTE to clarify program expectations and monitor Teacher Candidate progress
  • Attend  Teacher Candidate Seminars, on campus at WPC, as requested by the DTE
  • Contact  assigned Teacher Candidates before the semester begins or within the first week of the semester to schedule an initial meeting with the Mentor and the Teacher Candidate. Review expectations for the placement and your role as supervisor. Exchange contact information and schedule observations and 3-way meetings (midterm and end of term)
  • Communicate program expectations and documentation requirements to Mentor. Obtain and share forms with Mentor, school, or Teacher Candidate as needed.
  • Observe Teacher Candidates as required by the program (MAT, Undergrad, or Reading Endorsement) during the semester.
  • Troubleshoot problems that may arise during the placement. Inform the DTE immediately of issues that are concerning.  Attend disciplinary hearings if needed.
  • Document Teacher Candidate’s professional growth.  Maintain a file of lessons, observations, assessments and other significant documentation as required by the program.  Submit required documents to the Director of Teacher Education at the end of the semester.  The supervisor is responsible for collecting all forms and signatures from Mentors and Teacher Candidate’s prior to submission to the DTE.
  • Contribute to and support the Department of Education’s mission, vision, and strategic plan
  • Participate in Warner Pacific College’s professional development opportunities.
  • Adhere to College policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrate commitment to a Christian liberal arts education by upholding the mission of the College and abiding by the Employment Standards and Lifestyle Agreement.
  • Exhibit commitment to inclusiveness and sensitivity in areas of national origin, ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual orientation, and disabilities.
  • .Perform other duties as assigned.
 
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Teaching license (expired or current).
  • Minimum of five years teaching experience in a K-12 school district
 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree or Doctorate in Education
  • Reading endorsement
  • ESOL endorsement
  • Special Education endorsement
  • Administrative license
  • edTPA Trained
 
Physical Demands – Work Environment: 
The position is located in a typical office environment.  Professional/business casual attire is required.

To apply, please read the Employment and Lifestyle Standards statement below, then complete the online application at www.warnerpacific.edu/jobs. Please also submit the following with your application (you may attach these documents at the conclusion of the online application):
 
*Cover Letter
*Curriculum Vitae or Resume
*Essay Response to the Following Questions:
 
1.  How does your personal faith reflect the principles stated in terms 1, 2, and 3 of the Employment Standards? (listed below)
 
2.  How does your personal philosophy of education and commitment to the synthesis of faith and learning reflect the principles stated in items 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8? (listed below)

Employment and Lifestyle Standards:
 
Warner Pacific is a Christ-centered urban liberal arts college dedicated to providing students from diverse backgrounds an education that prepares them to engage actively in a constantly changing world. The College was founded in 1937 by the Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) and maintains a covenant relationship with that body. Central to Warner Pacific’s identity as a Christ-centered higher education institution is the policy of hiring persons whose personal and professional lives reflect:
 
1.   A belief in the deity of and commitment to Jesus Christ and the Christian faith, as interpreted through the historic witness of Scripture and the continuing ministry of the Holy Spirit.
2.   The practice of following Christ through day-to-day personal lifestyle choices.
3.   A vitality of Christian experience maturing in insight and application and appreciative of differing viewpoints.
4. A commitment to life-long learning and service through personal and professional development.
5.  For teaching faculty, the expression of artful teaching, based on mastery of relevant subject matter and in an environment of purposeful and rigorous inquiry amongst a community of scholars who support one another.
6. A capability, by temperament, preparation, and will, to support students as they confront the intellectual, social, physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges of their lives.
7.   A sensitivity to and support for the mission, core themes, vision, values, ethos and traditions of the Warner Pacific College community.
8. A commitment to teaching and serving in harmony with the doctrines of the Bible as understood and generally held by the Church of God Reformation Movement.

Equal Opportunity Employer:
Warner Pacific provides equal opportunity for employment and advancement for all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship status, disability, age, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status and any other status protected by laws and regulations to which Warner Pacific is subject.  All employment decisions, including hiring, promotions, compensation, benefits, transfers, and terminations are made in a manner that does not discriminate against individuals in the categories discussed above.  Because Warner Pacific is a Christian liberal arts college, the college exercises its legal right to hire Christian employees to fulfill its mission and purpose.
 
Commitment to Diversity: 
Warner Pacific College is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and a multicultural learning environment. Inquiries are encouraged from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college. Warner Pacific College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks a diverse workforce of committed Christians from all racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds.

To Apply:
In order to be considered an applicant for this position, please complete our online employment application at www.warnerpacific.edu/jobs.  Click “Apply Now” to complete the online application, and submit the following:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter with names/contact information for three professional references
  • Responses to essay questions, if applicable.

  
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