Director, Office of Clinical Experiences (OCE)

Saint Cloud, Minnesota
Jan 19, 2017
Feb 18, 2017
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

Job Title:              Director, Office of Clinical Experiences (OCE)
Closing Date/Time: Tue. 02/28/17 11:59 PM Central Time
Salary:                     Depends on Qualifications
Job Type:               Probationary
Location:                SCSU Main Campus, 720 Fourth Avenue South, St. Cloud MN 56301, Minnesota

The Director of the Office of Clinical Experiences (OCE) reports to the Dean of the School of Education.  The Director is responsible for the daily management of the OCE to fulfill the mission which is to secure high quality field experience and student teaching placements for teacher candidates. The Director is responsible for fostering and maintaining positive working relationships with faculty and students as well as P-12 school Districts.  The Director works closely with departments and the School of Education to ensure compliance with University policies, individual education programs and accrediting agencies.  More information about the department is located at:

Provide leadership in the Office of Clinical Experiences and in the development and maintenance of the School of Education mission.  Collaborate with departments related to teacher licensure, policies and procedures.  Recruit, develop and maintain relationships with schools and agencies providing field and student teaching experiences.  Support university supervisors.  Oversee data systems, maintenance and monitoring of student records.  Participate in the School of Education assessment process.  Update and revise policies and procedures related to field experiences and student teaching.
*Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Minnesota State University Association of Administrative Service Faculty (MSUAASF) which can be found at:

  • Master's Degree in Education or other related field
  • A minimum of 5 years of teaching and/or Education Leadership, plus experience in student teaching and/or field supervision
  • Strong leadership skills: supervision, organization, motivation of staff; collaboration, problem solving, negotiation skills, detail oriented, ability to manage a busy schedule, ability to collaborate and work well with others, etc.
  • Ability to develop and maintain working relationships with internal and external stakeholders including public school districts, content faculty and students
  • Evidence of leadership qualities in working with students, faculty, staff and educators from culturally diverse backgrounds.
  • Evidence of exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Evidence of exceptional public speaking skills
  • Evidence of demonstrated ability to work with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds


  • An existing teaching or administrative license
  • Experience with off-campus domestic and foreign student teaching programs
  • Knowledge of School of Education and K-12/5-12 content area departments: TDEV (elementary and secondary) CFS and SPED programs and most specificallyrequirements and policies related to field experiences and student teaching in each department
  • Knowledge of University and School of Education policies and programs
  • Knowledge of area school district organization, policies, and procedures
  • Ability to develop and facilitate trainings of university supervisors
  • Working knowledge of the Office of Clinical Experiences database and University assessment system: Tk20

Supplemental Information:
Founded in 1869, St. Cloud State is an award-winning regional public university and proud member of the Minnesota State Universities & Colleges system. The 100-acre campus is about an hour northwest of Minneapolis and St. Paul, along the oak-crowned west bank of the Mississippi River. St. Cloud State students prepare for life, work and citizenship by exploring the world around them and making it better. St. Cloud State employees value active and applied learning, community engagement, sustainability, and global and cultural understanding. These commitments complement more than 200 majors, minors and pre-professional programs, 60 graduate programs and 250 student clubs and organizations. St. Cloud State began as a normal school in 1869 and became St. Cloud State Teachers College in 1921. Bachelor's degrees were first offered in 1925. Master's degrees debuted in 1957. In 1975, the institution became St. Cloud State University. In recent years, the University added applied doctoral programs in Higher Education Administration and Educational Administration and Leadership. A diverse mix of students from Midwestern towns and U.S. metropolitan areas are learning alongside more than 1,000 international students from about 80 nations.

Additional information on St. Cloud State University can be found at:

To apply for this position, please continue the process at:
Application Review begins February 19, 2017; position is open until filled.
Only complete applications will be considered.  A complete application will include the following:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information for three (3) current, professional references
  • Copies of Transcript(s) (undergraduate/graduate/PhD); if advanced to finalist, official transcripts will be required.

Contact Information:
Mary Jo Froemming, Search Committee Chair
[Teacher Development]
Phone: 320.308.5491

St. Cloud State University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, status with regards to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or status as a U.S. veteran. The Title IX coordinator at SCSU is Dr. Ellyn Bartges. For additional information, contact the Office of Institutional Equity & Access, (320) 308-5123, Admin. Services Bldg. Rm 102.

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