Project Coordinator, Clinical & Field Based Instruction

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Position type: Full-Time 12-Month
Department: 053900 - Off of Clin/Field-based Instruction
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Professional
Position Open Date:

Position Function:

Assist OCFBI Director in placing teacher candidates in field experiences, maintaining placement data, supporting teacher candidates/mentor teachers/university supervisors throughout field experiences, and in maintaining necessary data.

Salary Grade:  14

Please see Staff Compensation Structure or Skilled Crafts and Service Maintenance Compensation Schedule for salary ranges.  For salary grade UC, these positions are "Unclassified" and salary ranges are determined by the hiring department.

Department Profile:

The primary mission of the Office of Clinical/Field-Based Instruction, Licensure, and Outreach is to provide a high quality field experience program for teacher education candidates in all majors during the last semester of their teacher preparation program. The teaching internship is the culminating field experience of the teacher education program in which the prospective teacher works full time in two 8-week placements with different age groups and supervising teachers or in one placement with several preparations. Specific assignments are made by the Office of Clinical/Field-Based Instruction in cooperation with local public school district administrators and professional staff. During the internship, the teacher intern observes, assists and gradually assumes full responsibility for classroom instruction. The internship is considered by many to be the most important phase of professional preparation; this is the time the prospective teacher applies and tests the principles, theories, and methods learned in the teacher education program.

Anticipated Appointment Date:

July 16, 2022

Tenure Track Status:


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Work with the Director of OCFBI to secure field experiences for teacher candidates, communicate placements to faculty, and maintain a field experience database.
• Conduct screening process for teaching internship applicants (includes evaluation of transcripts, student files, knowledge of programs, and knowledge of BANNER and CAPPS to retrieve transcripts, grades, and other program information). Determine final eligibility for teaching internship and complete Phase III forms when interns are eligible.
• Provide eligible internship applicants with information regarding placements, dates for internship, and other important information.
• Assist the OCFBI Director to consult with school districts (superintendents, principals, and other officials) to discuss initial placement requests, make necessary changes throughout semester, and provide information related to placement procedures.
• Assist the OCFBI Director in scanning documents for upload into Educator Licensure Management Accounts.
• Assist the OCFBI Director in securing university supervisors and in maintaining an updated payment list for business managers.
• Maintain university supervisor database and copies of all resumes.
• Schedule, plan, and organize training for classroom mentor teachers and university supervisors. Maintain a spreadsheet of CMT information by semester.
• Prepare (handbooks, calendar, etc.) and distribute internship packets to interns, CMTs and USs each semester.
• Prepare the ST Placement report for the Mississippi Department of Education each semester.
• Schedule, plan, and organize orientation, seminars, and wrap-up for all teacher interns to include updating Canvas for interns placed in distance placements. Support teacher interns in preparing Impact on Student Learning assignments scheduling various sessions throughout the semester to support teacher interns in each component of Impact on Student Learning submissions.
• Maintain the OCFBI website.
• Keep Memoranda of Understanding up to date.
• Assist the OCFBI Director in updating Continuing Education Unit (CEU) courses for classroom mentor teachers each semester and in processing CUEs through MSU Office of Continuing Education.
• Maintain teacher intern grade sheets and report grades to various department representatives.
• Create and maintain all folios for internship assignments. Periodically check folios and reach out to mentors, supervisors, or interns regarding late submissions.
• Assist with the updates and training modules associated with the Teacher Intern Assessment Instrument, Statewide Common Dispositions Instrument, and Statewide Common Impact on Student Learning. Collect certificates from CMTs, USs, and interns to ensure that all are properly trained.
• Assist the OCFBI Director by securing meeting locations and maintaining agendas/minutes for all trainings, intern seminars/orientations, OCFBI Advisory meetings, P12 Collaborative Committee Meetings, and Teacher Education Council (TEC) meetings.
• Perform duties as requested by the Director (e.g., work with grants, presentations, article submissions, annual reports, meetings, etc.).
• Collect information from a variety of sources to transmit to the Director and others as needed.
• Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree with at least 3 years of experience teaching in a public school.

ABDs or degree pending considered (all but DISS):


Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree and/or National Board Certification with at least 5 years of experience teaching in a public school.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of best practices in lesson planning, teaching/pedagogy, assessment, making data driven decisions, differentiating instruction, interdisciplinary instruction, using Word, Excel, managing Access databases, email etiquette and prioritizing work to meet deadlines.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

No unusual physical requirements. Requires no heavy lifting, and nearly all work is performed in a comfortable indoor facility.

Instructions for Applying:

Link to apply:

Please submit cover letter, resume, completed application and references to

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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