Northern Illinois University: Assistant Director and Advisor, History and Social Sciences Secondary Educator Licensure Programs

Responsible for the overall efficiency and functioning of the History and Social Science Secondary Education Licensure program, as well as advising students enrolled in the program. Duties also include collecting and analyzing students’ data, reporting data and information to Program Director, as well as representing the Secondary Education Licensure program in different committees and subcommittees.

Reports directly to the Director and Advisor for the History & Social Sciences Secondary Educator Licensure program.

Maintains program advising materials and work in conjunction with Program Advisor and Program Director to ensure program web content is up-to-date and accurate.

Responsible for keeping program up to date with all ISBE, NCSS, and CAEP policies and practices with guidance from the Program Director.

Conducts semester grade checks for all licensure students enrolled in the program, updates files, and follows up with students as necessary. Advises students enrolled in first, second, third, and fourth semesters of program sequence

Collects and analyzes student performance data on a semester basis. Writes mandatory annual reports for university, state, and national accreditation needs with Program Director.

Priorities and work methods are set by the individual in this position with guidelines from program Director. Applicable guidelines include university procedures manual, program and departmental procedures, guidelines and procedures from State and CLA&S.

This employee has regular contact with students, faculty, other advisors and non-university personnel and acts as a program representative.

Is required to teach:
ILAS 201: Introductory Clinical Experience;
HIST 359/591M: History of Illinois.

May be asked to teach the following courses, as department needs require (must meet teaching qualifications):
HIST 401/501: Third Clinical School Experience in History/Social Sciences;
HIST 496/596: Hist. and Social Sci. Inst. for Secondary and Middle Grades Educators.

Minimum Required Qualifications for this position

Master’s degree, or higher, in one of the seven social sciences (Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, Anthropology, or Sociology), or secondary education with an emphasis in social sciences
One (1) year of full-time Social; Science teaching experience at Secondary education level.
Illinois Secondary Social Science Teaching License
Qualified to teach the following courses:
ILAS 201: Introductory Clinical Experience;
HIST 359: History of Illinois.

Education and Experience Preferred

Administrative and teacher evaluation experience preferred;
Demonstrated knowledge of the standards and practices of the Illinois state secondary teacher licensure process preferred;
Qualified to teach the following courses from time to time as staffing needs require:
HIST 401: Third Clinical School Experience in History/Social Sciences
HIST 496: Hist. and Social Sci. Inst. for Secondary and Middle Grades Educators

List the knowledge, skills, and abilities critical to the performance of this position.

Knowledge of general office practices and procedures
Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects
Skill in oral and written communication
Ability to work effectively with staff, the public, and outside constituency groups
Ability to organize and multi-task
Ability to supervise and knowledge of administrative concepts and methods.
Ability to utilize various computer software packages
Ability to work independently and exercise judgment in order to be able to analyze and investigate a variety of questions or problems

Minimum Pay Rate (Hourly or Monthly)

$1,458.33-$1,666.67/pay period ($35,000-$40,000/annual)