Education - Academic Coordinator, Continuing Teacher Education

Queen's University

Location: Ontario
Date posted: 2013-11-20

Academic Coordinator, Continuing Teacher Education
Faculty of Education


Play a key role in the creation and delivery of high-quality continuing teacher education courses - that are both relevant and well supported by technology - as Academic Coordinator, Continuing Teacher Education (CTE) with the Faculty of Education.

Reporting to the Dean of Education, you will be responsible for the development of academic content for all Continuing Teacher Education (CTE) courses (online, blended and onsite) and all academic matters related to candidates taking CTE courses. It will fall to you, as Academic Coordinator, to ensure that courses are of the highest quality possible in terms of content, inclusion of current research and use of existing and emerging technologies. This mandate will see you working collaboratively with the CTE Operations Manager to ensure the ongoing financial sustainability and effective functioning of the CTE unit as a whole. You will be accountable for the hiring and orientation process for CTE instructors, ensure that appropriate instructional resources are available for all courses, and serve as liaison with the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) to ensure the accreditation and reaccreditation of all courses.

Specifically, as Academic Coordinator, Continuing Teacher Education, you can expect to:

  • Develop and implement, in consultation with the CTE Operations Manager, a strategic plan for CTE aligned with the Queen's Academic Plan and the Faculty of Education Strategic Plan.
  • Lead staff and faculty, including course writers, editors and revisers, in developing new courses and upgrading existing ones.
  • Address the academic concerns of all CTE students relating to course content and delivery, including direct communication with students and instructors on all academic-related matters.
  • Work closely with the CTE Operations Manager on developing marketing and communication strategies and materials, as well as the annual budget for all CTE course-related expenses.
  • Participate in presentations to prospective students and promote courses to educational institutions outside Queen's.
  • Supervise the accreditation and reaccreditation of all courses, and ensure compliance with OCT governance and regulatory matters, new OCT initiatives and policy changes.
  • Plan, prioritize and manage the work of employees, providing strategic and tactical advice, guidance and coaching, participating in the staffing and selection processes, managing, reviewing and evaluating performance, and assessing training and development needs.
  • Investigate, address and resolve employee/labour relations issues.
  • Determine and implement the assessment and evaluation policy of all CTE courses.
  • Monitor the course candidates' evaluations of all courses and provide the necessary feedback to casual instructors and CTE staff.
  • Represent Queen's at the Ontario Deans of Education (OADE) subcommittee meetings.
  • Write reports for the OCT, Faculty of Education Faculty Board, Faculty Board Committees and Ontario Ministry of Education.
  • Liaise with Queen's Disabilities Services with regard to special needs course candidates.
  • Liaise with E-learning Services regarding technological aspects of the online courses, including the course management system (D2L), course templates and new technologies.

Qualifications Required
You bring to the role of Academic Coordinator, Continuing Teacher Education, an impressive profile that includes:
  • University degree at the master's level or above, preferably in Education.
  • Academic and practical background in online teaching and learning.
  • Knowledge of, and experience in the implementation of, regulatory body regulations and guidelines.
  • Experience in managing / supervising personnel in different fields.
  • Experience in working with candidates / students taking university courses.
  • Experience in policy making and implementation, an asset.
  • Experience in working with teachers, an asset.

SPECIAL SKILLS
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to lead effectively and integrate varied groups working in a team-based environment.
  • Ability to synthesize and analyze information from diverse sources.
  • Advanced writing, editing and revising skills.
  • Motivational, leadership and persuasion skills.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills.
  • A working understanding of teaching and learning in an onsite and online environment.
  • Ability to work with multiple demands and manage priorities.

For additional details on this continuing appointment, please visit our Human Resources website at http://www.queensu.ca/humanresources.

One of Canada's leading universities, Queen's has a long-standing reputation for academic excellence, research and a diverse and vibrant learning environment. With its strong tradition of public service, the University has helped to shape Canadian values and policies, educating notable political and cultural figures.

Queen's University is located in the heart of the community in historic Kingston (http://www.cityofkingston.ca), midpoint between Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa, the nation's capital.


Candidates should send a letter of application and a resume by Sunday, December 15, 2013, quoting competition #2013-302, to working@queensu.ca. The University thanks all who express an interest in this position and advises that only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen's is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

The University provides support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant's accessibility needs. Candidates requiring accommodation during the recruitment process are asked to contact Human Resources Administration at hradmin@queensu.ca.


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