Assistant Director, Programs and Professional Learning
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
August 8, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Education and Training
4 Year Degree
The Assistant Director will support projects, activities, grants and partnerships associated with clinical practice, school leadership, diversity/equity/inclusion, and other programs and events in the portfolio of the Director of Programs and Professional Learning as assigned. In addition, the Assistant will support content development for the Annual Meeting and other convening activities as assigned.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Provide support for the development, implementation, and advancement of key AACTE programs and professional learning initiatives in the following areas:
Project Management & Administration:
Collaborate with the Director of Programs and Professional Development, as well as other AACTE staff, consultants, and partners as appropriate, to establish specific project implementation tasks and timelines
Develop and employ systems to monitor the progress of project tasks to ensure that programmatic goals are achieved, and deliverables are on schedule;
Communicate proactively with AACTE members, potential members, and partners to advance program goals and partnerships, and respond to program-related requests.
Support planning and activities to advance cross-initiative collaboration and integration, by organizing detailed operational logistics and program content;
Manage execution of program surveys and evaluate data and create a feedback process for attendees;
Assist Director with program budgets and management
Support activities necessary for grant integration and reporting;
Program Content Management:
Clinical Educator Preparation: Support project implementation, product development, and volunteer management to advance the goals of the AACTE Clinical Practice Commission, clinical practice special areas taskforces, and peer technical support initiatives;
Principal Preparation: Collaborate with the Director of Programs and Professional Learning, consultants, and partners to implement grant-supported communications activities and events, as well as related AACTE initiatives focused on school leader preparation;
Collaborative Learning Communities & Research: Assist AACTE staff and consultants leading various Networked Improvement Community (NIC) initiatives with project and volunteer management; as well as with pre-requisite research to advance key programmatic priorities
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives: Provide cross-initiative support for development and integration of programs focused on advancing diversity equity and inclusion; including Special Education projects, Holmes Program infrastructure development and events
Online and Site-Based Professional Learning: Assist with the administration of on-line and site-based peer coaching as appropriate
Content Communications and Marketing: Develop written content for program communications, webpages, blogs and PowerPoints; assist with the development of video and webinar content
Other duties as assigned.
Travel as needed to carry out responsibilities as described.
Work in conjunction with AACTE staff, consultants, and interns to fulfill the work plans supported by the AACTE mission, as directed by the Director of Programs and Professional Learning. One direct report.
Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Education, Public Policy, Public Affairs, Public Administration, or a related field required
Three to Five years experience supporting program administration in education, education policy, or a related field required
Experience with program management in education, education policy, or a related field preferred
Strong knowledge of managing program and project budgets
Understanding of non-profit AMS systems and reports
The ability to mentor, manage and evaluate performance of staff
Experience applying knowledge of education policy and practice, particularly pertaining to educator preparation issues, to support program development preferred
Experience working with non-profits or associations preferred
Basic computer literacy; strong writing, interpersonal, and organizational skills;
Able to manage several tasks at once and take immediate ownership of tasks from assignment through completion;
General knowledge of education policy, educator preparation, and commitment to the field of education;
Flexibility to participate in work events outside of traditional work hours, including occasional evenings and weekends as required.
About American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) is the leading voice on educator preparation. AACTE represents more than 800 postsecondary institutions with educator preparation programs dedicated to high-quality, evidence-based preparation that assures educators are ready to teach all learners.