The Cal Teach program at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an intern coordinator. Cal Teach at UCSC is part of a University of California system-wide effort to increase the number and quality of California math and science teachers prepared for careers in high-need California schools. Under the direction of the Cal Teach Director, the intern coordinator will administer the Cal Teach internship program which provides approximately 120 academic-year K-12 internships annually, and, when funding allows, additional short-term teaching internships in summer. The intern coordinator will teach Cal Teach courses associated with the internships (two 2-unit courses/year is typical) and will help plan and implement additional activities to increase the impact of the Cal Teach program. Responsibilities include recruiting and supporting interns and intern hosts (K-12 teachers in regional schools), developmental advising of undergraduates, resolving difficulties that arise for interns or hosts, maintaining internship records, and evaluating internship placements.
The position requires extensive collaboration within the Cal Teach administrative staff and with other Cal Teach instructors, K-12 host teachers and administrators, university faculty and staff, and teacher professional development organizations to coordinate internships and provide appropriate support for prospective teachers. Additionally, it is essential that the incumbent be proficient with common desktop and web applications (e.g., database, email, spreadsheet, and word processing applications).
Applicants with any of the following qualifications are strongly encouraged to apply: experience and recognized skill in secondary science or math teaching; experience mentoring undergraduate prospective teachers (for example, as a Cal Teach host teacher), student teachers (as a cooperating teacher), or advising undergraduate STEM majors; demonstrated experience and competency with complex collaborations, especially university/K-12 collaborations; experience sufficient to use the Cal Teach Filemaker Pro database and to organize and share information using email, spreadsheets, and word processing programs; high-level professional written and spoken communication skills.
Candidates selected for interview will be asked to describe their professional contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion and describe their understanding of the barriers facing traditionally underrepresented groups and their past and/or future contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research and professional or public service. Interviewees are urged to review the UCSC guidelines for contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion statements.
We will consider applications from current teachers on leave from school district employment.
The hiring unit will not sponsor employment-eligible immigration statuses for this position.
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