Partnership, Practicum and Experiential Learning Coordinator (Term)

University of Toronto

Date Posted: 06/12/2024

Req ID: 37908

Faculty/Division: OISE

Department: Dept of Curriculum, Teaching & Learning

Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)

Position Number: 00056526


About us:

OISE is recognized as a global leader in graduate programs in teaching and learning, continuing teacher education, and education research. As one of the largest and most research-intensive faculties of education in North America, OISE is an integral part of the University of Toronto – Canada’s most dynamic and comprehensive institution of higher learning.

OISE is committed to enhancing the social, economic, political and cultural well-being of individuals and communities locally, nationally and globally through leadership in teaching, research and advocacy. A unique place to work, learn and grow, OISE addresses current and emerging challenges with the scale, academic excellence and collaborative energy that few institutions in the world can claim.

The Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning is the largest of four departments at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE). With a diverse community the department offersa wide-range of graduate courses and programs relating to academic scholarship and professional practice.

Your opportunity:

Reporting to the Manager, Academic Programs, this position will be responsible for providing vision, co-developing, coordinating, leading, and supporting partnerships with schools and community-partners to support practicum and experiential learning opportunities for students in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning, OISE, while working with program directors and coordinators in CTL. This role also informs program leadership, including LLE practicum placements, MT practicum placements, course experiential learning across the department, and general leadership in CTL.

This opportunity will include working with CTL program leaders to develop and support all CTL community and school/board partnerships as related to CTL programs (C&P, LLE and MT), as well as working to support all stakeholders within those partnerships, including students, instructors, and community partners.

Additionally, the position is responsible for supervising an employee and will be required to travel to schools and partnership sites.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Implementing plans that support the development of experiential learning and practicum opportunities for students
  • Developing content for marketing and/or promotional materials
  • Analyzing potential experiential learning and practicum opportunities to determine suitability with student academic learning objectives
  • Assessing student experiential learning and practicum needs
  • Advising and coaching students on the selection of appropriate experiential learning and practicum opportunities
  • Overseeing a system that selects and matches students to a placement and responding to complaints about student placement performance issues
  • Planning and overseeing the implementation of an evaluation framework for programs and initiatives
  • Directing the activities of a single ongoing staff-appointed employee

Essential Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in education or acceptable combination of equivalent experience.
  • Minimum five years of demonstrated leadership experience in the field of education, in particular with facilitating the development, implementation, and evaluation of education-related programs.
  • Demonstrated experience working in K-12 (or equivalent) education, preferably experience in Ontario school boards and working in a University setting.
  • Demonstrated leadership in equity, diversity, inclusion, and social justice work.
  • Demonstrated experience facilitating student placements and overseeing a system that selects and matches students.
  • Proven track-record of developing innovative approaches to problem-solving.
  • Demonstrated evidence of negotiating complex situations.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and maintaining relationships with community networks and partnerships.
  • Experience with negotiation and conflict resolution to resolve practicum or student-related issues.
  • Expertise and knowledge in relevant law, regulations and policies.
  • Knowledge of operations of school boards in the GTA and teacher federations; knowledge of Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) requirements for accreditation and the Standards of Practice and Ethical Standards is required.
  • Excellent computer skills in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint), Quercus, or related software.
  • Outstanding communication skills, e.g., writing, listening, facilitating challenging conversations.
  • Ability to work independently and in collaboration with students, faculty, administrators, and external contacts.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with all levels of stakeholders.
  • Excellent organizational skills including the ability to balance competing priorities and work under pressure to specific deadlines.
  • Excellent attention-to-detail and accuracy required.
  • Excellent multi-tasking and coordination skills under high stress situations is required.
  • Strong analytical skills, planning skills and problem-solving skills are required and essential to succeed in this position.
  • Awareness of and sensitivity to diversity issues.

Assets (Nonessential):

  • Ontario Teacher Certification an asset.

To be successful in this role you will be:

  • Communicator
  • Goal oriented
  • Organized
  • Self-directed
  • Tactful
  • Team player

Notes: This position is a one year term appointment with the possibility of renewal. 

Closing Date: 06/21/2024, 11:59PM ET

Employee Group: USW 

Appointment Type: Budget – Term 

Schedule: Full-Time

Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone:

USW Pay Band 14 — $88,290 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $112,911. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol. 

Job Category: Administrative / Managerial

Recruiter: Jennifer Tucker

Lived Experience Statement

Candidates who are members of Indigenous, Black, racialized and 2SLGBTQ+ communities, persons with disabilities, and other equity deserving groups are encouraged to apply, and their lived experience shall be taken into consideration as applicable to the posted position.

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