St.  Catherine University

Unit Leader - Education Licensure Programs

Jan 10, 2022
Feb 02, 2022
Employment Status
Full Time
St. Catherine University and the Education Department invite applications for a Unit Leader position.

This position is required in the support and oversight of all licensure programs offered by St. Catherine University which include Early Childhood, K-6 Elementary Education - conventional and non conventional, and School Library Media Specialist. The individual in this position will be responsible for ensuring that all licensure programs and the unit as a whole are in compliance with Minnesota Rules governing teacher preparation; as well as ensuring compliance with state and federal reporting requirements. Responsibilities include:

  • Ensure compliance of program administration as approved by PELSB in collaboration with Program Directors (Program Leaders - K-6, Early Childhood, K-6 Nonconventional), SLMS Program Coordinator (Program Leader) and Placement Coordinator.
  • Serve in the capacity of project manager in the development and submission of the Unit Compliance Report that includes licensure program directors and/or coordinators, faculty, placement coordinator, administrative assistants, etc.
  • Communicate with the PELSB board, including notifying the board of changes to approved programs through the program reporting process and submitting licensure program proposal applications and program effectiveness reports ( RIPA and PERCA ).
  • Serve as Licensing Officer in the recommendation of candidates for licensure and assurances that all licensure requirements have been successfully completed
  • Serve as edTPA/ MTLE Coordinator: attend monthly MN edTPA Coordinator Meetings
  • Serve as Title II Coordinator/Primary Contact
  • Serve as Assessment Coordinator and Lead for Licensure Programs

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
  • Master's Degree in Education or related field
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience working in K-12 schools as a teacher of record or administrator
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience working in teacher preparation at the college/university level
  • Experience in project and/or program oversight, design, management, and evaluation (e.g., assessment and accreditation activities)
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience aligned with MN Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board activities required of Teacher Prep Institutions (e.g., Unit Approval, RIPA , PERCA )
  • Experience supporting teacher candidates with the edTPA process
  • Holds or has held a teaching license or administrative license at any level

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. Transcripts that are required for the application can be unofficial. Three references and successful completion of a background check will be required for employment. Application deadline is February 1, 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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