Director of Field Experience and Certification ...

Siena College
June 05, 2023
Offerd Salary:$78,680
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Director of Field Experience and Certification Officer

Category: Administrative and Staff Positions Subscribe: Department: Education Locations: Loudonville, NY Posted: May 11, 2023 Closes: Open Until Filled Type: Full-time Position ID: 162322


About Siena College:

Located in Loudonville, New York - just 10 minutes from the state capital of Albany - Siena empowers more than 3,400 students each year through a transformative journey we call the Education for a Lifetime. All members of the Siena College community work together to advance the College's mission to graduate leaders intent on making the world more just, peaceful, and humane. That spirit reverberates across our 174-acre campus ranked among the 50 most beautiful college campuses in the country by Condé Nast.

About the Education Department:

Siena College's Education Department has a well-developed and growing Teacher Preparation Program and an Educational Studies Minor, which are characterized by engaging and applied pedagogy, collaborative practices, personalized learning experiences, and ongoing professional learning. We believe that an equitable, inclusive, and diverse campus, program, and curriculum are critical to our educational mission.

Job Description:

The Director of Field Experiences is a 12-month position with multiple responsibilities that include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Plan and collaborate with partner schools and Siena faculty to initiate, secure, and monitor all education fieldwork placements (foundational fieldwork and student teaching placements).
  • Serve as the College's certification officer; stay up-to-date with knowledge of state certification policies/requirements.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to collect, organize, and analyze Education Department assessment data, especially related to students' fieldwork experiences and certification requirements.
  • Oversee and facilitate evaluation of students' participation in foundational fieldwork (i.e., fieldwork prior to student teaching) and student teaching: disseminate and collect evaluation rubrics, follow up on concerns, etc.
  • Organize the application process for the Teacher Preparation Program (lead informational meetings, coordinate application materials, co-lead meetings to review candidates). Advise, monitor, and support students who are admitted to the Teacher Preparation Program.
  • Advise prospective students, current students, and returning students regarding the Siena's Teacher Preparation Program and New York State teacher certification requirements. Prepare and deliver class presentations to discuss certification requirements. Serve as primary liaison for the Admissions Office (attend open houses, prospective student events, etc.)
  • Coordinate alumni outreach and networking: maintain contact with Teacher Preparation Program completers, distribute and collect regular alumni surveys, support alumni in ongoing certification and graduate school pursuits, support alumni interaction with each other and with current Siena students
  • Facilitate department logistics and organization related to hiring/supervision of student workers, planning department celebrations, coordinating honor society, managing materials and resources, etc.
  • Starting salary for this position: $78,680.00 - $82,614.00

    The hiring salaries above represent the College's good faith estimate at the time of posting in compliance with the Albany County Salary Transparency Law.


  • A Master's degree in an educational field (earned Doctorate preferred)
  • At least 10 years of successful classroom and/or administrative experience at the K-12 level.
  • This position requires extensive planning, organizational, and interpersonal skills and a commitment to working effectively with students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds
  • Proficiency with technology - especially MS Office Suite and Google Suite
  • Candidates must possess a valid driver's license and insurability at the time of appointment and must maintain such license and insurability throughout the tenure of employment.
  • A background screening will be required.
  • Additional Information:


    Siena College offers a generous benefit package to eligible full-time employees. The benefit package currently includes a retirement plan contribution equal to 10% of an eligible participant's compensation (as defined under the plan) after meeting the plan's eligibility requirements, and tuition reimbursement and exchange opportunities for eligible employees, spouses, and dependents. Eligible college employees currently enjoy a work schedule that includes half-day Fridays in the summer and an expansive holiday schedule, including up to two weeks off during winter break. Other perks currently include complimentary breakfast Thursdays in the dining hall, access to College community lectures and productions, complimentary College gym and library memberships, discounted and complimentary tickets to Siena Division I sporting events, and more. Opportunities for remote work may be available as well.

    Siena cares for and values each member of its workforce and actively supports upward mobility. We are a community of Siena Saints, and as we often say, the world needs more Saints.

    Eligibility for individual employee benefits is determined at the time of hire and is subject to the terms and condition of the individual benefit.

    Siena College is a Franciscan and Catholic institution and expects members of its community to be knowledgeable about its mission and to make a positive contribution to that mission. Siena College is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V and encourages applications from all qualified candidates.

    Siena College is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    COVID-19 vaccination is currently required for employees pursuant to the COVID-19 policy. Effective June 6, 2023 the COVID -19 vaccination series and boosters will be strongly recommended but no longer required.

    Application Instructions:

    Please submit your application through the Interview Exchange portal. Inquiries may be addressed to Dr. Jesse Moya, Search Committee Co-Chair. Applications should include a resume or curriculum vita, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references. In addition to highlighting how your strengths align with the job description, your cover letter should include your interest in teacher education and discussion of your commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity in higher education.

    Please submit your application through the Interview Exchange portal used by Siena College. Review of applications will begin June 5th, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.

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