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Compliance Manager

Company: McMurry University
Location: Abilene
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

McMurry University invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track, dual-appointment to serve as an Instructor for the Department of Curriculum & Instruction and as the Teacher Education Certification and Compliance (TECC) officer. This is an 11-month appointment.

McMurry University seeks applicants who understand the unique educational needs of diverse populations and demonstrate a passion for serving students from underrepresented populations, first-generation, and low-income families. Accordingly, we place a very high priority on hiring individuals with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to establish relationships with students, faculty, staff, and the community with a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and issues of social justice and who will passionately support McMurry's mission and commitment to thrive as a Hispanic Serving Institution.

Major/Essential Duties:

Primary responsibilities for the successful candidate will include teaching undergraduate courses and ensuring compliance with all Texas Education agency rules and statutes as approved by the State Board of Educator Certification as those rules pertain to the certification of McMurry candidates.

Instruction Responsibilities: Serve as an instructor for the - Department of Curriculum & Instruction . This appointment includes a regular teaching load of 12 contact hours per fall and spring terms (with a 6-contact hour reassignment each term for -TECC -duties). Instructional responsibilities span the academic year (9-months). Teaching assignments may include day, late afternoon, and/or night classes. Educational qualifications determine instructional assignments and may include any combination of course, seminar, and/or supervision of clinical/internship experiences.

TECC -Officer -Responsibilities: -TECC -responsibilities extend 11 months and include all aspects of the compliance for both undergraduates and alternative certification teacher candidates, and is responsible for communicating changes to certification requirements and assessments associated with those changes to all stakeholders. The -TECC -officer is responsible for complying with and managing McMurry's Teacher Educator Program in accordance with the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) requirements that prepare graduates for teaching certificates in Texas. The -TECC -Officer regularly consults with University departments, units, and committees regarding matters pertaining to the certification process and assessments pertaining to teacher certification.

1. Compliance/Reporting

- Attends state and University meetings regarding teacher certification requirement updates and acts as a resource for teacher education certification programs across the University.

- Plans, establishes, implements and evaluates appropriate policies and procedures to ensure McMurry's compliance with state and accrediting agency(ies) requirements. Responsible for Texas Administrative Code compliance and data integrity.

- Coordinates the collection, analysis, and reporting of assessment data in order to demonstrate compliance with policies and requirements of the University, alternative certification program (ACP-FasTrack), individual education programs, the Texas Education Agency, and accreditation bodies.

- Develop and submit state and federal reports correctly and in a timely manner.

- Provide annual reports for Education Advisory Committee (EAC) and individual departments with teacher preparation majors.

2. Data Management:

- Develop a workflow or database system that progress undergraduates & -ACP -students through all phases of teacher education application-to-completion through recommendation of the initial certification process as required by state policies.

- Oversee the preparation of undergraduate and alternative certification program (FasTrack) Teacher Education program admission packets for Education Advisory Council's (EAC).

- Monitor teacher education applicants' information, verify eligibility, recommend teacher candidates for certification.

- Complete certification documents, communicate certification information to all clinical teacher candidates, and monitor candidates required assessments for certification.

- Oversee the process of teacher certification candidates transferring to other states including completing out-of-state verification forms.

- Manage applications for probationary certification involving communication with local school districts, Texas Education Agency, and teacher candidates.

- Provide certification data to departments and support its use for curricular alignment and for program assessment efforts.

3. University Collaboration:

- Collaborate directly with departments to ensure teacher preparation curriculum meets certification requirements. Host informational meetings to discuss certification results of students in each department or certification area.

- Collaborate with the Academic Planning and Assessment Committee (APAC) for data collection and program assessment.

- Provide certification information to programs and respond to information request from faculty, staff, administration, and teacher candidates regarding initial certification.

- Communicate changes to certification requirements and assessments associated with those changes to all stake holders both at the University and Departmental levels.

- Assist department faculty and students with questions and compliance with Texas certification requirements and processes.

- Represent McMurry through memberships with state consortium organizations (such as -CSOTTE, TxATE, and -TACO).

Required Qualifications:

Master's degree in Education and/or a Master's degree in any discipline with at least 18 credit hours of graduate work in a teaching field.

Teaching certificate and teaching experience in a public &/or private K-12 school setting.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master's degree in Education and/or a Master's degree in any discipline with at least 18 credit hours of graduate work in - English as Second Language -&/or - Reading .

- Prefer three or more years of teaching experience in higher education or as a teacher or administrator in a K-12 school setting.

- Prior experience as a certification officer, field experience coordinator, or other role requiring knowledge of the educator certification processes and policies required by the Texas Education Agency and the State Board for Educator Certification.

Preferred Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

- Knowledge of best practice policies and procedures for teacher preparation and alternative certification program requirements and administrative functions; state of Texas procedures and standards for teacher certification.

- Ability to work independently in order to organize and prioritize workload.

- Ability to use a PC computer, and related software, specifically Microsoft Office.

Keywords: McMurry University, Abilene , Compliance Manager, Executive , Abilene, Texas

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