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CUNY Director of Clinical Practice- School of Education in Queens, New York

Director of Clinical Practice- School of Education

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Queens College

Full/Part Time





Queens College, often referred to as the jewel of CUNY, hosts over 15,500 undergraduates and over 4,400 graduate students. Our student diversity reflects that of the Borough of Queens and the greater New York metropolitan area; specifically, the College is situated in one of the most diverse communities in the United States, and is one of the most linguistically and culturally diverse college campuses in the country. Both a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI), Queens College serves students of all backgrounds. A proud, public university with a mission to prepare students to become leading citizens of an increasingly global society, we offer a rigorous education in the liberal arts and sciences under the guidance of a faculty dedicated to both teaching and research. Our students graduate with the ability to think critically, address complex problems, explore various cultures, use modern technologies and information resources, and have won prominence in nearly every field.

Reporting to the Dean of the School of Education, the Director of Clinical Practice is a member of the Dean’s Administrative team and is responsible for coordinating and providing leadership for all clinical experiences across the academic unit.As Director, the successful candidate willwork extensively with community stakeholders, school district administrators and building principals to establish and maintain positive school-community-university partnerships and provide high-quality placements for education candidates.

Duties of the Director include but are not limited to:

  • Oversees the leadership and management of the Office of Field Placement

  • Serve as the primary liaison for the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE), Long Island and Westchester School Districts on the development of Memorandum of Understanding (MOUs) and cultivation of placement partnerships

  • Ensure that all Standards of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for initial and advanced programs are implemented and adhered to

  • Manage and organize all clinical components of the program’s curriculum

  • Ensures program and placement compliance with all New York State Education Department (NYSED) rules and regulations

  • Collaborate with faculty to design, implement and evaluate innovative field experiences as part of the QC’ed Dean’s initiative

  • Oversees the administrative and tactical efforts of the P-12 Advisory Board

  • Facilitates the unit’s Clinical Taskforce, geared at enhancing our student clinical experience and implement recommendations as needed

  • Streamline and coordinate placement efforts alongside clinical faculty and Educator Preparation Provider (EPP) staff members

  • Partner with the School of Education’s Office of Assessment and Accreditation team to ensure proper management and organization of all clinical assessment data

CUNY Vaccinatine Mandate Policy

Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment.


Bachelor's Degree and eight years' relevant experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A Master’s degree in education or a related field of study (Doctoral degree preferred)

  • Deep understanding of clinical issues in teacher preparation and allied fields

  • A commitment to community-engaged clinical experiences

  • Experience supervising staff to meet time sensitive deadlines and goals

  • A strong understanding of the needs and challenges of diverse student groups

  • Considerable knowledge of initial and advanced teacher education licensure preparation programs, specifically in relation to coordination of clinical field placements

  • Demonstrated ability to maintain professional relationships, and the ability to deal effectively and tactfully with students, K-12 faculty and administrators, university faculty, and other internal/external constituents

  • Experience working with children and/or youth, preferably in a K-12 classroom, social service or non-profit organization

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team, within an institution of higher education and with faculty and other administrators

  • Organization, project management, communication and facilitation skills

  • Ability to maintain accurate and detailed records of student information

  • Strong technology skills, particularly Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Outlook, Power Point, Word), and the aptitude to learn new systems (including social media, website development, and other teaching/learning systems)

  • Excellent written and public speaking skills


Directs curriculum development and operations of a College's specialized academic program under executive oversight.

  • Designs, implements and monitors a comprehensive academic program development plan

  • Administers all curricular, administrative, and financial aspects of the program

  • Oversees program evaluation efforts and creates strategic plan to further develop program offerings

  • Manages annual budget; develops proposals and other initiatives for expanded program support

  • Cultivates and maintains strategic partnerships; serves as primary liaison to faculty and administrators to plan and execute programming activities

  • May participate in faculty recruitment efforts

  • Manages professional and clerical staff

  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Job Title Name: Academic Program Director


Higher Education Officer




Salary commensurate with education and experience.

CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.


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Open until filled with review to begin on May 24, 2022


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