Licensure Officer, Field Placement Coordinator, Office Administrator

Department of Education
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Blackburn College, a private liberal arts college with a student-managed work program located in Carlinville, Illinois, program, is seeking an individual to assist the Education Department Chair in maintaining the efficiency and continuity of the Education Department by coordinating teacher licensure processes, clinical placements, assessment processes and records, and general administrative operations.


  • Oversee and maintain the integrity of entitlement/licensure processes.
  • In consultation with the Chair, assures that the teacher education program is consistent with Illinois State Board of Education accreditation standards, administrative rules, and CAEP Standards.
  • Coordinates all placements for field experience, including student teaching.
  • Coordinates, processes, and manages data for the unit assessment system.
  • Assist Department Chair in maintaining efficient and effective departmental operations.
  • Under the direction of the Chair, maintains the consistency and quality of the Teacher Education Program within the departmental conceptual framework and the mission of the college.
  • Schedule and supervise student workers assigned to the education department.

This is a 10-month, on-campus position.

A Bachelor’s degree is required, master’s degree preferred, and significant professional experience related to teacher education are required. Professional experience in teacher education, knowledge of Illinois teacher certification licensure requirements and CAEP standards, strong communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills desired.

Blackburn College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks to build an inclusive community that can engage the interests of a diverse population. We are committed to fostering, cultivating, and sustaining a culture that reflects the diversity of our country, and as such we particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups such as women, people of color, LGBTQ+, veterans, and those with disabilities.

Send resume, cover letter, an explanation of the importance of diversity and how it informs your work with students, and the names/addresses/phone numbers of three current professional references to Human Resources, Blackburn College, 700 College Ave., Ludlum 215, Carlinville, IL 62626. No phone calls or walk-ins. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

The successful applicant must provide proof of authorization to work in the United States; Employment-based immigration sponsorship is not offered for this position. Blackburn College is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Blackburn College is a small, residential liberal arts college noted for its high academic standards. Additionally, Blackburn is one of the eight federally-recognized Work Colleges and has the only student-managed work program. The stimulating teaching and learning environment, coupled with the experience and leadership gained through the Work Program, results in an average of 98% of graduates in full-time employment or graduate school within six months of graduation, based on an average 96% survey response rate.