St.  Catherine University

Placement Coordinator

Jan 07, 2022
Jan 31, 2022
Employment Status
Full Time
St. Catherine University and the Education Department invite applications for a full-time (32hrs/week) Placement Coordinator for fieldwork and clinical experiences.

St. Kate's offers different program pathways for aspiring educators to earn an education degree. Our faculty inspire socially aware educators to learn and implement anti-bias and anti-racist teaching strategies, create effective lesson plans, assess and manage classrooms, understand the needs of diverse and special learners, and ground their learning in education philosophy. The Placement Coordinator makes arrangements for fieldwork and clinical experiences to support our students in achieving their degree requirements. The Placement Coordinator develops and reviews applications and handbooks and trains faculty, adjunct supervisors, and host teachers in appropriate mentoring and evaluating practices. The Placement Coordinator also plays a key role in facilitating in the Pre Student Teaching Interview ( PSTI ) process each semester. Responsibilities include:

  • Creating faculty teams with designated times for PSTI , candidate documents, and DRF in Taskstream.
  • Conducting teacher education candidate meetings in collaboration with the Initial Licensure Program Director which are related to foundational fieldwork experiences, student teaching intake, and student teaching sendoff.
  • Placing teacher education candidates in fieldwork and student teaching settings with a cooperating teacher/mentor.
  • Planning and conducting training sessions for university supervising faculty and adjuncts around supervision and mentoring.
  • Assigning full-time faculty and adjuncts as university supervisors who will evaluate student performance.
  • Collecting final evaluations, letters of recommendation from university supervisor and cooperating teacher, student teaching applications to verify candidate eligibility.
  • Coordinating the administration of the edTPA including communicating and tracking submission dates, ordering and tracking vouchers, troubling shooting, etc.
  • Providing support for faculty as they work to implement edTPA in their courses.
  • Working with the faculty in using official scoring and local scoring as part of the department's assessment system.
  • Informing Initial Licensure Program Director of any issues associated with teacher candidate clinical placements and providing assistance to the Director when counseling struggling teacher candidates.
  • Fostering relationships with partner schools including making contacts, assigning faculty and adjunct supervisors to observe candidate performance, facilitating co-teaching training and conducting meetings with candidates and supervisors.
  • Communicating with partner districts regarding edTPA purpose and requirements.

St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, is a comprehensive Catholic university and home to one of the nation's largest colleges for women, with associate and graduate programs for all genders. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1905, the University integrates liberal arts and professional education within the Catholic traditions of intellectual inquiry and social teaching. Committed to excellence and opportunity, St. Catherine enrolls students in certificate, associate, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral programs in traditional day and evening/weekend/online formats.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in education or related field
  • Five years of experience working in PreK-12 settings as a teacher or administrator
  • Three years of experience using Learning Management Systems and Electronic Portfolio/Assessment Management tools
  • One year of experience using Microsoft Office

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's Degree in Education or related field
  • Three years of experience in teacher education, higher education, or student placement experience in schools
  • Holds or has held a valid teaching or administrator license/certification
  • Knowledge of Minnesota Licensure Requirements and PELSB Rules

We seek creative, adaptable staff who enjoy working in a university climate that promotes cultural diversity, multicultural understanding, and cultural fluency. Consistent with the university's commitment to women, diversity and social justice, preference will be given to candidates who manifest these themes in their experience and service.

EEO Statement

St. Catherine University is an equal opportunity employer. Our commitment to inclusion reflects the central value of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet to “love of neighbor without distinction” and provides a learning and working environment that is enriched by the diversity of all our members. Individuals of religious, racial, ethnic, gender identity, nation of origin, or disability groups that have traditionally had less representation in higher education are encouraged to apply. Should you need an interview accommodation please contact us at or 651-690-6565.

Application instructions for STAFF

Visit St. Kate Careers to apply. Three references and successful completion of a background check will be required for employment. For information, contact Lori Maxfield at . Application deadline is January 30, 2022.

Given the way campus life inherently puts people in close proximity to each other, including residence and dining halls, classrooms, and gatherings, the University has determined that a vaccination requirement is the best way to keep our community safe and prevent potential outbreaks as we return to more regular, in-person operations. St. Catherine University is requiring all students, faculty (including adjuncts contracted for the fall semester and beyond), staff, and residents age 12 and older to complete their COVID -19 vaccination series unless the University approves a medical or religious accommodation or other accommodation/exemption as required by applicable law. New employees must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exemption/accommodation before beginning work. For more information, visit .

St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
Equal Opportunity Employer / Drug Free Workplace / Tobacco Free Workplace

Our university is a proud member of the Upper Midwest HERC and is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff and assisting dual career couples. For more information and to find other higher education jobs in the Upper Midwest region, visit:

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