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Site Director - Mooroolbark Alliance


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Apply nowJob no:509235
Work type:Part-time
Location:Melbourne - Burwood

Join a team of established colleagues working in the Deakin Alliances (Teaching Academies for Professional Practice).

  • Mooroolbark Alliance
  • Part-time Fixed term contract until Dec 2021
  • Level B $99,346 + 17% Superannuation

The School of Education is a leading provider of primary and secondary teacher education, early childhood teacher preparation, educational leadership and adult, vocational and applied learning education.

We are seeking to recruit a Site Director who will facilitate learning across the university and school contexts of the Deakin Alliances. The Site Director will oversee all dimensions of the residency-based professional experience, including work with teacher-mentors; ensure explicit links exist between theory and practice; coordinate the alignment of pre-service teams with localised school improvement initiatives; and facilitate evidence-based assessment of the pre-service teachers’ performance against the graduate standards using team-based assessment conferences

Based within the Mooroolbark Alliance , this exciting role sits within the School of Education and is a part-time fixed term contract until Dec 2021.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • overseeing theoretical, practical and interpersonal dimensions of professional experience placements undertaken in primary and secondary schools within Deakin University’s Alliances
  • building and maintaining relationships within and among Alliance schools
  • building strong relationships with school coordinators to facilitate suitable recruitment of teacher- mentors and support their professional development relating to initial teacher education
  • facilitating the development and maintenance of explicit links between theory and practice to enhance teacher education
  • coordinating the alignment of pre-service teams with localised school improvement initiatives 
  • facilitating evidence-based formative assessment of the pre-service teachers’ performance against the graduate standards using team-based reflective conversations (assessment circles)

To be successful, you’ll have:

  • postgraduate qualifications in Education or a related field
  • progress towards a PhD well regarded
  • registered teacher with demonstrated deep knowledge of contemporary educational initiatives informing school improvement and initial teacher education
  • a track record as an educational leader and/or Teaching and Learning coach
  • a deep understanding of the principles of authentic assessment and applied learning in higher education contexts
  • knowledge of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and a passion for teachers’ professional learning
  • experience with mentoring and teaching preservice teachers and knowledge of strategies to integrate theory and practice in this field
  • ability to present research seminars and contribute to research publications

For a copy of the position description, please see below:

 PD - Site Director Mooroolbark Alliance.pdf

Applications for this position close on 4th April 2021.

Are You Ready?

Deakin is a Victorian university with a global impact. We are an agile, dynamic and innovative university committed to making a positive impact through our excellence in education, research and innovation and the contributions we make to the wider community.

We understand that our reputation has been built on the dedication and expertise of our staff and we offer a dynamic and diverse working environment with opportunities to grow and develop careers. We believe that a progressive, thriving culture will ensure that people choose to come, and stay at Deakin and contribute to our ongoing success.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.

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