The Assistant Director of Teacher Licensure and Assessment at Illinois Wesleyan University (IWU) serves as the University Title II Coordinator, a position mandated by the Higher Education Opportunity Act, and the educational Licensure Officer, a position mandated by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE). Duties include the verification of federal requirements relative to teacher licensure and program assessment, and the completion of all functions relating to program approval and entitlement/licensure of teacher candidates. This is a full time, benefits eligible position.
Teacher Licensure/Program Approval (ISBE); attend yearly Licensure Officer training provided by the ISBE; entitle IWU teacher education program completers to receive their Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL) and subsequent teaching endorsements after verifying that all state and IWU requirements have been met; serve as liaison to ISBE
Teacher Licensure/Program Approval (IWU); serve as licensure advisor to teacher candidates regarding all licensure requirements; liaison with the ISBE to interpret, summarize, and report licensure changes to the Director of Teacher Education, the Educational Studies faculty, and the eight academic units with teacher education programs; make recommendations for program completion relative to changes in state requirements; maintain records and report yearly to ISBE on Professional Development activities offered by the University; serve as liaison for ISBE Professional Development and Entitlement Audits; formulate and administer a comprehensive system for ongoing communication to teacher candidates and IWU programs through various mediums (emails, handbooks, webpage, meetings, etc) regarding licensure requirements.
Three years' experience particularly in teacher education programs, data systems and higher education
Knowledge of program and procedural requirements relative to Illinois and Federal teacher licensure
Knowledge of generally accepted database management, reporting and integrated platform programs (ELIS, edTPA)
Please download the application at www.iwu.edu/human-resources/Positions.html. Feel free to also include a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references. In addition to the aforementioned materials, applicants should provide a one-page statement describing their understanding of inclusion and how their experiences have prepared them to contribute to the IWU commitment of building a diverse and inclusive environment.
Review of complete applicant materials will begin immediately and the position is open until filled.
Illinois Wesleyan University
Human Resources, Holmes 209
1312 N. Park Street
Bloomington, IL 61701
Fax: 309-556-1710 (please use cover sheet)
The final candidate will pass a pre-employment background investigation. Per the Governor's August 26, 2021 Executive Order regarding COVID-19 vaccination, personnel in the higher education setting will need to either provide proof of vaccination, or apply for a medical/disability or religious exemption. All those not fully vaccinated will be required to participate in weekly COVID testing on our campus.
Illinois Wesleyan University does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term.
Illinois Wesleyan University is strongly committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse, inclusive, and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students. We seek candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to supporting and further building our community in these dimensions. Illinois Wesleyan University's sexual misconduct policy may be accessed at www.iwu.edu/human-resources/SexualMisconductPolicy.html. Illinois Wesleyan University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusive excellence; details at www.iwu.edu/diversity.