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Administrative Licensure Coordinator

Company: University of Minnesota
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: January 28, 2023

Job Description:

Apply for JobJob ID353717

LocationTwin Cities

Job FamilyEducation-General

Full/Part TimePart-Time


Job Code9745S2

Employee ClassAcad Prof and Admin

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Position OverviewThe Administrative Licensure Coordinator for Licensing and leadership development for educational administrators teaches one or more graduate level courses and works collaboratively with the program director and coordinator in the preparation of candidates to be licensed as educational administrators in Minnesota, and serves as a member of the Educational Policy and Leadership (EPL) program faculty in the department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development (OLPD) in the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) to teach specific required courses in administrative licensure. The license areas are school superintendent, K-12 Principal, Director of Special Education and Director of Community Education. The Administrative Licensure Coordinator collaborates in the processes for ongoing development and continuous improvement of the licensure program through teaching, advising and recruiting of students in a graduate level program. They assist in seeking and establishing additional administrative licensure cohorts and form linkages with prek-12 schools, especially as it relates to the professional development of aspiring superintendents, K-12 Principals, Directors of Special Education and Directors of Community Education. The University of Minnesota encourages a healthy work life balance for employees. CEHD is committed to an excellent employee experience, offering a flexible work environment that meets the needs of students, staff, faculty, and the communities we serve. Flexible work arrangements may include flexibility in schedule and/or work location. Please note that 100% remote work requires approval. All UMN employees are expected to follow applicable public health and safety procedures. Job ResponsibilitiesTeaching/Student Advisement (30%):

  • Teach graduate-level courses (OLPD 5396 - Field Experience in Pk-12 Administration: Authentic practice in leadership, OLPD 5385 - Licensure Seminar; OLPD 5386 -- Leadership Portfolio Seminar)
  • Assist in the recruitment of students and faculty, advisement, field placement supervision
  • Evaluate licensure candidates.
  • Participates in administrative team licensure meetings to set direction for the area
  • Respond to student inquiries and meet with students as required.
  • Advise students with regard to academic concerns and program issues.
  • Be involved in state and national organizations to keep abreast of current trends and best practices in Educational Leadership.
  • Collaborates in the development and continuous improvement of the internship program.
  • Facilitate pre-internship meetings
  • Review pre-panel student preparations.Program Development (30%):
    • Collaborate in the processes for ongoing development and continuous improvement of the licensure program.
    • Be involved in state and/or national associations associated with licensure areas and keep abreast of current trends and best practices in educational leadership.
    • Participates in administrative licensure team meetings to set direction for the licensure program and the principal's academy.
    • Assists in seeking and establishing ongoing relationships with schools and school districts to enhance the quality of the licensure program.
    • Assists the director and coordinator in the seeking creative and innovative ideas to improve the licensure program's effectiveness with students.
    • Assist in course logistics
    • Assists in adjunct selection and trainingCohort Development (20%):
      • Assist in seeking and establishing additional administrative licensure cohorts.
      • Works with cohorts to address unique needs of cohort members
      • Supports cohort internship efforts.Coordination with Other Agencies/Programs (20%)
        • Form linkages with prek-12 schools, especially as it relates to the professional development of current principals preparation of administrative licensure candidates.
        • Provide support as necessary to Minnesota principals academy.
        • Other duties as assigned by the program director.


          Required Qualifications
          • MA, MEd, PhD, or EdD in educational administration or a closely-related field, with evidence of background in school leadership and/or applied educational research.
          • Minnesota licensure in the following categories: school superintendent, principal or director of special education
          • Experience working as a school superintendent or assistant superintendent, or director of special education while holding a license valid for those positions.
          • Strong computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft office and the internet.
          • Ability to collaborate effectively with people from a variety of communities, backgrounds, and identities.Preferred Qualifications
            • At least seven (7) years of total experience in either a traditional or an alternate setting in a combination of the license areas noted above.
            • History of involvement in state and national professional organizations aligned with the area(s) in which the applicant's licensure is held.
            • Strong communication skills, both written and oral.
            • Experience in school leadership in diverse and/or international settings
            • Current understanding and experience in implementing best practices in school administration, principal leadership, supervision of principals and evaluation of principals, special education leadership.
            • Ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team
            • Appropriate background to teach graduate-level courses.

              About the Department

              Unit OverviewOur world is full of systems and policies that affect how individuals learn, grow and relate to one another. Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development (OLPD) studies how those systems and policies are shaped by culture and power. We prepare leaders and researchers to transform our education and organizations for the better.We teach our students how to design, test, implement, and revise our institutional strategies in both the public and private sectors, from the international to the local level. Our students gain practical experiences in creating approaches to increase social and economic development, foster human flourishing, disrupt power structures, and promote a more just society.College OverviewThe College of Education and Human Development (CEHD), the third largest college and the University, contributes to a just and sustainable future through engagement with the local and global communities to enhance human learning and development at all stages of the life span. We know diversity is necessary to do our best work and foster our humanity. That's why the CEHD community is collectively dedicated to cultivating an inclusive and equitable environment, embracing and celebrating all identities of our students, staff, and faculty. These values are also a moral imperative requiring continuous proactive measures and a firm stance against prejudice, discrimination, and systemic injustice.


              Working at the UniversityAt the University of Minnesota, you'll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
              • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
              • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the Regents Scholarship
              • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
              • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
              • University HSA contributions
              • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
              • Employee wellbeing program
              • Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
              • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) opportunity
              • Financial counseling services
              • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no costPlease visit the Office of Human Resources website for more information regarding benefits.

                How To Apply

                Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.Please include the following:
                • Resume
                • Cover LetterTo request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).


                  The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U:

                  Employment Requirements

                  Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

                  Please note: All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to comply with the University's Administrative Policy: COVID-19 Vaccination and Safety Protocol by either providing proof of being fully vaccinated on their first day of employment, or complete a request for an exemption for medical exemption or religious reasons. To learn more please visit:

                  About the U of M

                  The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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