University of Michigan – Director of the William Monroe Trotter Multicultural Center

Position Announcement

 

University of Michigan

Director of the William Monroe Trotter Multicultural Center

 

The University of Michigan, one of the great public research universities in the nation and the world, seeks an energetic leader, skilled administrator, and collaborative campus partner to serve as Director of the William Monroe Trotter Multicultural Center.

 

From the time of its founding in 1817, the University of Michigan has developed into a national model of a complex, diverse, and comprehensive institution of higher learning that supports excellence in research; provides outstanding undergraduate, graduate, and professional education; and demonstrates commitment to public service and engagement. It is one of only two institutions consistently ranked among the nation’s top ten public universities. Many of its departments and professional schools are ranked among the top ten in the country. The University has an annual budget of over $7 billion and $1.3 billion in annual research expenditures. The Ann Arbor campus is located 35 miles west of Detroit, with regional campuses located in the cities of Dearborn and Flint.

 

The William Monroe Trotter House officially opened its doors as a Black student cultural center in 1971 and was named after publisher and civil-rights activist William Monroe Trotter. In 1981, the mission of the Trotter House was expanded to serve all students and, in 2004, its name was changed to the William Monroe Trotter Multicultural Center. Today, the Trotter Center is a vibrant hub that welcomes and serves all members of the campus community. In the fall of 2018, the Trotter Center will move to a new, specially designed 20,000-square-foot building located at the heart of the University’s central campus. Its new location will be emblematic of the important role the Trotter Center plays in the life of the institution. The new Trotter Center will serve as an iconic and programmatic symbol for all students, as an open and inclusive facility that fosters intercultural engagement and strengthens connections between and among communities, as a supportive home and environment to those committed to social justice and diversity, and as a space that celebrates the tradition and history of the Trotter Center and the activism of students.

 

The Director of the William Monroe Trotter Multicultural Center will be responsible for developing, directing, and administering all operations, programming, services, and resources that advance the mission of the Trotter Center and the core values of the University of Michigan and its Division of Student Life. Characteristic duties and responsibilities include: envisioning the next era of excellence and innovation for the Trotter Center and working with students, faculty, staff, senior administrators, alumni, and other stakeholders to establish support and capacity to implement this vision; partnering with academic and administrative units to implement initiatives that enhance student development, multicultural education, and campus climate; working primarily with students and student organizations and with other internal and external constituencies to provide activities, programs, and intellectual exchanges that engage diverse perspectives and identities, promote cultural competence, enrich campus climate, and foster a culture of mutual respect and inclusion; serving as a mentor and advocate for students, providing direct support and connecting them with the many resources available at the institution; working creatively with others to anticipate and provide constructive responses to challenging student and community issues; overseeing facility operations, marketing, reservation processes, maintenance, security, and other functions; managing the unit’s budget and supporting fundraising and grant development efforts; and coordinating the assessment and continuous improvement of operations, programs, and services. Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Student Life, the Director will supervise two full-time staff and approximately 30 graduate and undergraduate student staff and interns. The University of Michigan is actively engaged in a capital campaign designed to increase resources for major diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, including the Trotter Center.

 

Minimum requirements include a master’s degree and five years of related experience; a doctorate is preferred, as is eight or more years of progressive experience in student life, multicultural education, and/or a related field. The University of Michigan is seeking a thoughtful, energetic, and highly collaborative administrator who demonstrates a passion for working with students and helping them flourish on campus, is adept at both strategy and operations, and has a track record of advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education. The position requires an experienced leader of people and programs who communicates effectively, manages resources wisely, acts with the highest degree of integrity, and inspires the confidence and trust of others. The ideal candidate will demonstrate the commitment and capacity to serve as a caring adviser and mentor for students, particularly those from underserved and underrepresented groups, and the interpersonal skills, diplomacy, political savvy, and sensitivity to engage effectively with all constituencies, build consensus for change, and thrive in a highly complex and decentralized environment.

 

Review of applications will begin November 27, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. A resume and cover letter explaining how the applicant meets the qualifications specified in this announcement may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at www.spelmanjohnson.com/open-positions. Confidential inquiries and nominations for this position may be emailed to James M. Norfleet at jmn@spelmanjohnson.com. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

 

Spelman Johnson

University of Michigan – Director of the William Monroe Trotter Multicultural Center

James M. Norfleet, Search Associate

 

Visit the University of Michigan website at www.umich.edu

 

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Teacher License Reciprocity: 50 State Review

Source: http://www.coreeducationllc.com/blog2/teacher-license-reciprocity-50-state-review/

 

Since 2016, 11 states have passed regulations making it easier for out-of-state teachers to get their licenses.

This finding comes from a new report from the Education Commission of the States on teacher licensure reciprocity across all 50 states.

This policy report defines and provides a review of teacher license reciprocity, explores how state-specific licensing requirements impact the teacher labor market, and includes examples of national and state efforts to facilitate reciprocity.

Key takeaways include the following:

Six states offer full teacher license reciprocity for all eligible, fully licensed teachers. In these states, fully licensed out-of-state teachers, regardless of experience, are immediately eligible to receive a standard teaching license and are subject to few or no additional requirements.

Thirty-five states plus the District of Columbia (D.C.) established differing requirements for experienced and inexperienced teachers, limiting licensure barriers for candidates meeting established experience requirements. Fourteen states plus D.C. require candidates with classroom experience to provide evidence of effectiveness in past performance, oftentimes limiting barriers for candidates who can demonstrate success.

Thirty-one states require that some or all out-of-state teacher candidates take additional coursework or training prior to entering a classroom, or within a certain number of years of teaching. Forty-three states plus D.C. require that some or all out-of-state teacher candidates take additional assessments.

Additional materials include state profiles and an interactive visualization of the data set.

Download the report and materials here: https://www.ecs.org/50-state-comparison-teacher-license-reciprocity/  

Director of Communications and Strategic Community Partnerships (Education Staff Assistant), Connecticut Department of Education

Position Specification

ANTICIPATED

POSITION:

Director of Communications and Strategic Community Partnerships (Education Staff Assistant), Connecticut Department of Education

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION:

The State of Connecticut is embarking on a bold and ambitious strategy for education reform. Under the leadership of newly appointed Commissioner Stefan Pryor, the department has begun a deliberate and disciplined process to tackle some of the most significant obstacles standing in the way of every student having the opportunity to graduate high school both college- and career-ready.

ABOUT THE POSITION:

This is an exciting and high profile opportunity for an entrepreneurial and energetic professional to manage on behalf of the State Board of Education and Commissioner the CT DOE’s relationships with local and national media, education-related organizations, community organizations, foundations, and business partners. The Director of Communications and Strategic Community Partnerships will also manage internal communications and serve as a key advisor to Commissioner Pryor and the Governor’s office on all internal and external educational issues.

Key responsibilities include:

Communications and Public Relations

Manage the media-relations function on behalf of the State Board of Education and Commissioner, including fielding daily calls from local, state, and national media as spokesperson of the department. Shape messages that communicate Connecticut’s education reform goals and progress that are consistent with its plans to bring greater transparency to student, school, district and state performance.
Develop and execute a proactive strategy for Connecticut to maintain visibility of its efforts in education industry journals, blogs, and other media platforms.
Advise State Board of Education, Commissioner Pryor and other senior-level cabinet members on overarching communication strategy and positioning.
Develop and manage internal communications vehicles (memos, intranet, etc.) that help keep staff informed of the “why” and “how” of Connecticut’s reform efforts.
Lead the development and implementation of a social media strategy for the department.

Strategic Partnerships

Serve as primary liaison between the CT DOE and its external partners such as education-related organizations, foundations, businesses, advocacy groups and others who want to assist the department’s efforts to raise academic achievement for all Connecticut students.
Field inquiries from organizations interested in working with the department, cultivating potential partners and overseeing the development of new relationships.

Community Engagement

Work with civic groups, associations, community leaders, teachers, students, families and others to engage the Connecticut community in the department’s reform efforts
Develop and execute a proactive engagement strategy and respond to requests for the Department to participate in events and conferences throughout the state.

CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS:

Candidates should possess the following:

Demonstrated competence to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position as determined by the State Board of Education:

Bachelor Degree and 5-10 years of marketing, public relations or communications experience, preferably in the education and/or public sector

Team-orientation, with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work both collaboratively and independently

Creative and effective communication skills, with strong public speaking and exceptional writing skills and the ability to communicate effectively across numerous media and platforms and to build relationships with a wide range of audience and partners, ideally in an education-related context

Knowledge of the full range of media platforms, with demonstrated success generating both online and traditional media awareness among key influencers such as bloggers, industry experts and news reporters

Experience developing and managing successful communications campaigns from strategy phase to implementation

Strong writing, communication, and presentation skills, with an ability to motivate and inspire a diverse set of stakeholders toward a common goal

Proven track record of responding effectively and strategically to high-profile media inquiries

Entrepreneurial and collaborative mindset with a track record of execution in a time of growth and change

LOCATION:

Hartford, Connecticut

COMPENSATION:

$49,701 to $122,791

Competitive compensation commensurate with experience

QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS, PLEASE APPLY:

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application and resume with details of experience and training, three pertinent professional letters of recommendation and an Application for Examination or Employment (CT-HR-12) which may be obtained from the Department of Education web site at http://www.sde.ct.gov to: http://www.on-ramps.com/jobs/689

All required documents must be submitted to be considered for interview.

Closing date for applications: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until February 29, 2012.

“The State of Connecticut Department of Education is committed to a policy of equal opportunity/affirmative action for all qualified persons. The Department of Education does not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, or educational activity on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability (including, but not limited to, intellectual disability, past or present history of mental disorder, physical disability or learning disability), genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by Connecticut state and/or federal nondiscrimination laws. The Department of Education does not unlawfully discriminate in employment and licensing against qualified persons with a prior criminal conviction. Inquiries regarding the Department of Education’s nondiscrimination policies should be directed to: Levy Gillespie, Equal Employment Opportunity Director/American with Disabilities Act Coordinator, State of Connecticut Department of Education, 25 Industrial Park Road, Middletown, CT 06457, 860-807-2101. Levy.Gillespie@ct.gov.”

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

Chief Academic Officer, Connecticut State Department of Education

Position Specification

ANTICIPATED

POSITION:

Chief Academic Officer, Connecticut State Department of Education

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION:

The Connecticut State Department of Education is embarking on a bold and ambitious strategy for education reform. Under the leadership of newly appointed Commissioner Stefan Pryor, the department has begun a deliberate and disciplined process to tackle some of the most significant obstacles standing in the way of every student having the opportunity to graduate high school both college- and career-ready.

ABOUT THE POSITION:

This is an exciting opportunity for a results-oriented leader to improve learning outcomes for 560 thousand students, with a special focus on leading efforts to design and implement instructional strategies that help close the state’s achievement gaps. Under the leadership of the Chief Academic Officer, the Connecticut State Department of Education will collaborate with local education leaders to deploy the more rigorous Common Core academic standards, design new formative and summative assessments that have benchmarks for what it means to be ready for college and career, and help ensure CT schools align curriculum and instructional practices to these important new standards and assessment. The CAO will also oversee our Literacy, Math, Early Childhood, and other initiatives aimed to measurably improve all students’ readiness for success in school and career.

Key responsibilities include:

Collaborate with state and local education leaders to lead the statewide implementation of Common Core Academic Standards to provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so that all students graduate from high school both college- and career-ready.

Manage a large diverse team of education professionals and operations in the areas of Standards, Assessment, Curriculum and Instruction, Early Learning and Development and Career and Technical Education, creating a culture of excellence and commitment to the Connecticut State Department of Education’s mission.

Drive efforts and formulate policy to develop and adopt robust, valid, and reliable assessments aligned to standards of excellence in all grades, including those not covered by the Common Assessment Consortia.

Ensure the tools, resources and assessments the state adopts are relevant to instructional practice and create a full alignment across disciplines.

Oversee partnerships with critical stakeholder groups such as parents, teachers, principals, higher education, business leaders, policymakers and associations.

Leverage relationships with think tanks, universities, and leading education policy organizations, and education-oriented organizations such as the Common Assessment Consortium.

Conduct research and manage the development of appropriate cut scores to ensure the standards and assessments truly reflect readiness for college or the workforce and are aligned with graduation requirements.

Lead Connecticut’s collaboration with other states on development of new summative assessments, internationally benchmarked and aligned to the Common Core, as well as efforts to help Connecticut educators develop robust strategies for expanded use of instructionally relevant formative assessment.

Collaborate with Connecticut’s educators to help them develop model curricula, providing frameworks and tool kits that can be leveraged across the state’s roughly 160 school districts.

CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS:

Preferred experience and training:

10+ years of work experience with an emphasis on student achievement and demonstrated success driving improved performance as an academic leader in a school, district, state agency or similar enterprise

A deep passion for education, a hunger to drive systemic change, and a commitment to the belief that all students can achieve at the highest levels

Strong working knowledge of formative and summative assessment, curriculum and professional development, and a track record of leveraging these tools to drive differentiated instruction and student achievement gains

Strong critical thinking skills, the ability to select, develop and/or implement useful resources to drive improved educational outcomes

Demonstrated success as a manager in a school, district, state agency, or other enterprise with the ability to build and lead a team of several dozen professionals

Exceptional interpersonal skills, with demonstrated success navigating complex environments while building and maintaining relationships, particularly in a time of growth and change

Entrepreneurial and collaborative mindset with a track record of execution in a time of growth and change

Experience managing change in large, complex environments with multiple stakeholders and a wide array of divergent points of view

Professional maturity, with the ability to manage multiple competing priorities, while consistently demonstrating sound judgment and disciplined thinking

Strong writing, communication, and presentation skills, with an ability to motivate and inspire a diverse set of stakeholders toward a common goal

Extensive knowledge of the K-12 education landscape, with a knowledge of the Connecticut education landscape and Common Core Standards preferred

LOCATION:

Hartford, Connecticut

COMPENSATION:

The salary and job classification will be commensurate with the selected candidate’s credentials.

QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS, PLEASE APPLY ONLINE AT:

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application and resume with details of experience and training, three pertinent professional letters of recommendation and an Application for Examination or Employment (CT-HR-12) which may be obtained from the Department of Education web site at http://www.sde.ct.gov to: http://www.on-ramps.com/jobs/686

All required documents must be submitted to be considered for interview.

Closing date for applications: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until February 29, 2012.

“The State of Connecticut Department of Education is committed to a policy of equal opportunity/affirmative action for all qualified persons. The Department of Education does not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, or educational activity on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability (including, but not limited to, intellectual disability, past or present history of mental disorder, physical disability or learning disability), genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by Connecticut state and/or federal nondiscrimination laws. The Department of Education does not unlawfully discriminate in employment and licensing against qualified persons with a prior criminal conviction. Inquiries regarding the Department of Education’s nondiscrimination policies should be directed to: Levy Gillespie, Equal Employment Opportunity Director/American with Disabilities Act Coordinator, State of Connecticut Department of Education, 25 Industrial Park Road, Middletown, CT 06457, 860-807-2101. Levy.Gillespie@ct.gov.”

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

Chief Performance Officer (Education Division Director), Connecticut State Department of Education

Position Specification

ANTICIPATED

POSITION:

Chief Performance Officer (Education Division Director), Connecticut State Department of Education

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION:

The Connecticut State Department of Education is embarking on a bold and ambitious strategy for education reform. Under the leadership of newly appointed Commissioner Stefan Pryor, the department has begun a deliberate and disciplined process to tackle some of the most significant obstacles standing in the way of every student having the opportunity to graduate high school both college- and career-ready.

ABOUT THE POSITION:

This is an exciting opportunity for an entrepreneurial and experienced professional to create a next generation accountability system that provides the field (educators, parents and students) with information about student learning as early and as precisely as possible. In addition, this person will also lead the Department’s investment in data, analysis, and technology capabilities that will inform this accountability system.

Key Responsibilities:

Partner closely with Commissioner, Chief Academic Officer, Superintendents and other key stakeholders to properly measure and report on student achievement through the use of student assessments (annual and interims), state and national testing, and the tracking of other important data related to student, school and staff performance

Manage the staff and operations of Data Research and Evaluation, Data Collection and Reporting and Accountability Programs

Leverage the state’s robust statewide longitudinal data system that incorporates learning growth models, ensuring that the links between students, teachers, and courses, and outcomes are captured, helping the SDE to refine its understanding of the attributes and experiences that lead to college and career readiness

Lead the design and implementation of the state’s new accountability system that will result from opportunity to seek waivers from existing federal accountability regulations that are overly burdensome and or produce unnecessary red tape.

Build, manage and direct the research team that will identify differentiated levels of school, district, and classroom performance. This research will be the foundation for differentiated accountability ranging from limited monitoring all the way to intervention and transformation in our weakest performing school communities.

Create and publish data research, analysis and dashboards and other data reporting systems to help various audiences visualize, interpret and analyze student performance data

Manage and coach the Performance team, ensuring that the team has the skills and resources to meet the state’s evaluation needs.

Work closely with the Talent Management office on the design of educator evaluation and accountability tools and systems

Serve as liaison with the State Board of Education, districts and the community regarding all evaluation issues; clearly articulating the importance of data and assessment measures and building consensus around their use

Lead internal communications related to all performance and accountability programs and the rollout of performance and accountability policies and procedures

Identify and track key metrics to measure progress against internal and external goals

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Knowledge, Skill and Ability: Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of the philosophy and methods of education; knowledge of public and school administration; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; ability to plan and direct a large-scale

educational program; supervisory ability; administrative ability.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:

General Experience: An earned advanced degree and twelve (12) years of professional experience in the field of education or related areas.

Substitution Allowed: An equivalent combination of experience and training as approved by the State Board of Education.

Preferred experience and training:

5+ years of work experience with an emphasis designing and implementing systems-wide change

A deep passion for education, a hunger to drive systemic change, and a commitment to the belief that all students can achieve at the highest levels

Expertise in education-related reform issues, such as teacher evaluation and measurement systems and accountability programs

Proven experience designing and executing a strategic and broad-based metrics management initiative

Entrepreneurial and collaborative mindset with a track record of execution in a time of growth and change

Exceptional interpersonal skills, with demonstrated success navigating complex environments while building and maintaining relationships, across the organization’s multiple internal and external stakeholders, such as staff, teachers, principals, unions, community groups and advocacy organizations, particularly in a time of growth and change

Experience managing change in large, complex environments with multiple stakeholders and a wide array of divergent points of view

Strong writing, communication, and presentation skills, with an ability to motivate and inspire a diverse set of stakeholders toward a common goal

LOCATION:

Hartford, Connecticut

COMPENSATION:

$111,992 TO $143, 652

QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS, PLEASE APPLY ONLINE AT:

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application and resume with details of experience and training, three pertinent professional letters of recommendation and an Application for Examination or Employment (CT-HR-12) which may be obtained from the Department of Education web site at http://www.sde.ct.gov to: http://www.on-ramps.com/jobs/687

All required documents must be submitted to be considered for interview.

Closing date for applications: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until February 29, 2012.

“The State of Connecticut Department of Education is committed to a policy of equal opportunity/affirmative action for all qualified persons. The Department of Education does not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, or educational activity on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability (including, but not limited to, intellectual disability, past or present history of mental disorder, physical disability or learning disability), genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by Connecticut state and/or federal nondiscrimination laws. The Department of Education does not unlawfully discriminate in employment and licensing against qualified persons with a prior criminal conviction. Inquiries regarding the Department of Education’s nondiscrimination policies should be directed to: Levy Gillespie, Equal Employment Opportunity Director/American with Disabilities Act Coordinator, State of Connecticut Department of Education, 25 Industrial Park Road, Middletown, CT 06457, 860-807-2101. Levy.Gillespie@ct.gov.”

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER