Assistant Director of Clinical Practice and Student Support
The Woodrow Wilson Academy – developed by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation in collaboration with MIT — seeks to transform the existing model of teacher education by instituting a competency-based program, which shifts the current focus of education from how long candidates must be taught to what they have learned and can do. It changes the emphasis in education from common, time-fixed processes—credits that must be accumulated, courses that must be completed and lengths of time students must spend in college classes—to common, time- independent outcomes: the skills and knowledge necessary to be a successful teacher or school leader on day one.
The Academy’s competency-based program has three components: 1) a set of outcomes or competencies that all candidates must attain in order to earn a degree; 2) assessment tools designed to determine candidate competencies; and 3) a problem-based, individualized, adaptive curriculum tied to these competencies. Teacher candidates progress through the curriculum by mastery of competencies and graduate when they can demonstrate all of the competencies. The amount of time required will vary from student to student. Students will experience the challenge-based curriculum – based on real problems of practice that new teachers face — in a blended environment including online, face-to-face, and clinical education.
The Academy is reimagining clinical education to fully integrate with teacher candidates’ academic work. The Clinical provides a vehicle for instruction, practice and demonstration that is targeted to the competencies that each teacher candidate needs to master. It includes three types of clinical experiences: time in schools, simulations, and out-of-school time (OST). In this way, the clinical component of the Academy’s teacher preparation provides strategic opportunities for teacher candidates to learn and demonstrate the skills they will need to thrive as teachers of record.
The Assistant Director of Clinical Practice and Student Support will work alongside the Director of Clinical Practice and Student Support to design and implement a rigorous Clinical program.
Responsibilities for this position include:
This is a part-time position of 20 hours a week.
Qualifications and Compensation
A minimum of 3-5 years teaching experience at the secondary level and a Master’s Degree in Education are strongly preferred.
Candidates should send a letter of interest, resume, and a list of three references to Peter Laipson, Chief Administrative Officer, Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning [email protected]
Please title the email “Assistant Clinical Director position”
Selected candidates are subject to a pre-employment background investigation and degree verification.
The Administrative Assistant position offers a unique opportunity to work in an environment that is mission-driven, committed to learning and improvement, deeply collaborative, and fun (really). We are looking for someone who wants to be part of building a new institution and who relishes the chance to join an equally enthusiastic team.
The ideal candidate is a self-motivated, detail oriented, flexible, and diplomatic individual who is able to juggle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously, set and achieve priorities, manage time and delegate appropriately in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities. The Administrative Assistant must demonstrate an eager willingness to take on tasks, operational problems, projects and processes as they arise to enthusiastically support the needs of an evolving organization.
The Administrative Assistant reports to President and functions as a key member of the Academy team providing overall office support, as required and assigned.
Bachelor’s Degree, minimum three-five years of relevant professional experience; project management experience, and excellent communication skills. The successful candidate must pay attention to detail and accuracy, possess strong organizational, and interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Familiarity with MS office suite, Slack, Google-docs, and remote communications technology.
Candidates should send a cover letter, CV, and any additional material that will help us understand why you would be a great member of our team. We will accept applications until the position is filled. Questions and materials should be directed to Dr. Peter Laipson, Chief Administrative Officer, Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning, [email protected].
Please title the email “Administrative Assistant.”
Part-Time Instructor of Special Education
Spring and/or Summer 2018 Opportunity
The Special Education instructor will be involved in the design of a challenge that focuses on the competencies associated with accommodating special education needs in an inclusive classroom. Responsibilities include helping the design team to identify appropriate research resources; supporting the team as they create learning experiences that will prepare teacher candidates for the summative challenge; and working with the learning designer to establish rubrics to assess mastery.
The Special Education instructor also will consult with the Design Fellows and faculty/staff design team to help integrate knowledge of SPED concerns and pedagogy throughout the curriculum, including learning experiences and challenges.
Qualifications and Compensation
Compensation: The Academy will offer hourly compensation.
Please title the email “SPED instructor position.”
Selected candidates must pass a pre-employment background investigation and degree verification to be hired for this position.
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation and the Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.