Director, Office of Credentials - School of Education|
A leader in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, Azusa Pacific University is committed to excellence in higher education. Offering more than 100 associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs on campus, online, and at six regional locations across Southern California, APU continues to be recognized annually as one of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report. APU is seeking employees who desire to engage in our thriving culture by cultivating community through professional interactions, demonstrating a posture of lifelong learning, and modeling Christ-like character. Working together, employees at APU commit to establishing a university atmosphere that is edifying to God and to one another.
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APU is seeking employees who desire to engage in our thriving culture by cultivating community through professional interactions, demonstrating a posture of lifelong learning, and modeling Christ-like character. Working together, employees at APU commit to establishing a university atmosphere that is edifying to God and to one another.
The Director of the Office of Credentials is responsible for the management and leadership of all functions of the Office and its staff. The Director serves on the School of Education (SOE) Extended Leadership Team and serves as the School’s liaison to the Graduate and Professional Center, Undergraduate OneStop, and other colleges/schools within the University to facilitate effective processes. Additionally, the Director serves as liaison to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) on credential related activities. The Office of Credentials processes all admissions files, maintains accurate data on admissions and credentials, provides advising services for all Preliminary Teaching Credential candidates, processes all materials related to credential recommendation, and facilitates the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) process to maintain relationship with the 200+ school districts and local education agencies. The position is responsible for 6 staff a nd reports to the Assistant Dean for Accreditation and Assessment.
* Master’s degree in Education from a regionally accredited institution required. Experience as a credentialed educator preferred.
* Seven to ten years of progressively responsible professional experience involving the implementation, administration, and/or management of an academic or educational program. Experience related to compliance preferred.
Primary Duties/Essential Functions
* Works collaboratively with the Dean, Associate/Assistant Deans, Department Chairs, Program Directors, Administrative Managers, and Program Coordinators within SOE to facilitate effective admissions, advising, credentialing processes.
* Responsible for overseeing Office of Credentials work and ensuring regular training for Office of Credentials and SOE staff on matters of admissions, advising, credentialing, and customer service. Additionally, the Director updates SOE faculty, staff, and administrators on matters within the span of care of the Office of Credentials, especially as they affect program design and student progress toward completion.
* Manages personnel and budget matters within the Office of Credentials, and handles other administrative tasks.
* Works collaboratively with staff from Graduate and Professional Center, Regional Campuses, Undergraduate OneStop and Admissions; Chairs; and Program Directors from other colleges/schools and other relevant University offices and departments as their work and planning intersects with the Office of Credentials an SOE.
* Develops and maintains knowledge of CTC regulations, procedures and requirements; national accreditation standards; laws, rules, and regulations related to educator preparation and the granting of credentials for public school service in California; and relevant educational research to ensure Office of Credentials processes are in compliance with external requirements and align to best practices from the field.
* Ensures SOE data systems are accurately capturing data related to admissions, advising, and credentials. Oversees the reporting of data related to credentials as required in state and federal statute (i.e. Title II Report). Serves as a point of contact for programs and other offices in the university as they have need for credential related reports and data.
* Regular, punctual attendance as required by the supervisor based on Office needs.
* Performs other duties related to the job as assigned by supervisor.
Azusa Pacific University is a Christ-centered, multicultural community that values and seeks faculty and staff who are committed to diversity, work effectively with diverse populations, and engage others in ways that honor our rich cultural mosaic and biblical foundation.
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You can learn more about APU by watching the stories of faculty, staff, and alumni as they carry out our mission here: http://www.apu.edu/stories/
Azusa Pacific University will conduct a background check on all final candidates.
Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled unless otherwise stated. Azusa Pacific University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Qualifications & Requirements
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