• Central Michigan University
  • Mt Pleasant, MI 48858, USA
  • May 14, 2024
Full time Other Administrative Positions

Job Description



Position Number: S-3330

Position Summary:

During the inaugural year of the Michigan Consortium for Addressing Rural Education Expansion and Retention (MiCAREER) Resource Hub, the Experiential Learning Strategist will coordinate the development of policies and processes for utilizing prior learning assessments towards degree completion and/or credentialing. This includes facilitating a group of Education Preparation Institution (EPI) representatives in designing experiential learning assessments and accompanying procedures that align with programs within the MiCAREER consortium and meet Michigan Department of Education (MDE) certification standards. In subsequent years, the Experiential Learning Strategist will coordinate implementation, modify assessments as needed, assist participants in the experiential learning credentialing process, collect and evaluate data related to participant use, and communicate with the evaluation team for continuous improvement and quality assurance. The Experiential Learning Strategist would work with the Director of Partnerships and Programming as well as program faculty to align assessments with participant support.

Required Qualifications:

Master’s degree in K-12 education, higher education, education/public policy, curriculum and instruction, or a related field.
Three years of experience with assessment design and instrumentation in a teacher education program or higher education.
Experience in program evaluation, education research, and/or data analysis in higher education or a related setting.
Familiarity with Experiential Learning and/or Prior Learning.
Demonstrated ability to plan, establish priorities, and handle multiple tasks and projects involving large numbers of participants.
Excellent organizational, written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
Demonstrated knowledge of Michigan Department of Education certification standards.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and project a positive attitude.
Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.
Ability to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodations.

Preferred Qualifications:

Earned doctorate degree (Ph.D. or Ed.D.); ABD status would also be considered.
Five years of experience with assessment design and instrumentation in a teacher education program of higher education.
Knowledge of the Michigan Core Teaching Practices.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Leads all administrative tasks for the Hub related to the experiential learning assessment system.
Monitors information sharing and provides ongoing website direction for all HUB consortium participants related to experiential learning.
Coordinates the development of experiential learning processes and procedures with educator preparation institution (EPI) representatives and the program’s Director of Partnerships and Programming.
Manages the database of experiential learning outcomes and presents to the Executive Team at the discretion of the Director of Partnerships and Programming.
Oversees all internal and external processes for experiential learning applicants including but not limited to, the intake of applicant materials, coordinating with Hub staff to maintain confidentiality and security, ensuring all materials are processed by the appropriate staff, and that final decisions are documented and shared with the applicants per Hub protocols.
Collaborates with support staff across partner EPIs to ensure all Hub materials related to experiential learning are frequently updated and accessible to external constituents.
Works with the Director of Partnerships and Programming to establish and monitor partnership agreements.
Maintains detailed records of students, associated assessment costs, and additional expenses to process reimbursements of funds to Hub EPIs.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervision Exercised:


Employee Group: Professional & Administrative -Salary
Staff Pay Level:
Pay Range: $42,000 - $54,000 (based on reduced FTE at 24 hours/week)
Department: Teacher & Special Education
Position Status: Provisional
Position End Date: 09/30/2025
Employment Status: Full-Time
FTE: 0.60
Position Type: 12 month
Weekly Work Schedule: Mon. - Fri., 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. / evenings and weekends as needed.
Location: 1200 S Franklin St, Mt Pleasant, Michigan, 48859
Posting Ends:
Open Until Filled: Yes

About the Department:

About CMU:

Central Michigan University has a more than 125-year legacy of preparing students to become leaders and changemakers in their communities and in their personal and professional lives.

We serve nearly 15,500 students on our Mount Pleasant campus, in satellite locations around the state and throughout the country, and through flexible online programs. Many of our approximately 300 undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral programs in the arts, media, business, education, human services, health professions, liberal arts, social sciences, medicine, science and engineering are nationally ranked for excellence.

CMU leads the nation in leadership development programming through our Sarah R. Opperman Leadership Institute, and we are proud to be among only 5% of U.S. universities in the top two Carnegie research classifications. Our faculty work with graduate and undergraduate students in areas such as Great Lakes research, medical innovation, engineering technology and more.

Central is home to 17 men’s and women’s Division 1 sports including football, basketball, gymnastics, baseball, wrestling and more. Our student-athletes achieve great success in competition and in the classroom, capturing Mid-American Conference championships and maintaining an average cumulative GPA of 3.17.

CMU is located in Mount Pleasant, a community that blends the best of small-town living with big-city amenities. It’s part of the culturally varied and vibrant Great Lakes Bay Region that also includes Saginaw, Bay City, Midland and the state’s largest Native American community, centered on the Saginaw Chippewa Isabella Reservation in Mount Pleasant.

Area residents enjoy the mix of outdoor activities, cultural events, shopping and dining options, and family attractions. Other major Michigan destinations and attractions — Lansing, Grand Rapids, Detroit, Traverse City, wineries, beaches, golf and ski resorts, and many more — are within easy reach of the city’s central location in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.

CMU employees enjoy access to a nationally recognized wellness program along with health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.

CMU Leadership Standards:

Central Michigan University is a place where we value students and work for their success, where we act as family, and where employees are engaged, appreciated and have extraordinary opportunities to make a difference.

We intentionally maintain and strengthen the hallmark CMU culture that sets us apart from our peers by expecting CMU leaders and employees to model the following Leadership Standards and develop them within their teams.

Please review the Leadership Standards before applying for this position.

Message to Applicants:

Central Michigan University is dedicated to fostering a broadly diverse and inclusive campus that respects all social identities, experiences, and perspectives. In an effort to further this initiative, we are especially interested in candidates who will advance and promote an inclusive and supportive environment for every member of our university community.

You must submit an on-line application in order to be considered as an applicant for this position.

Cover letters may be addressed to the Hiring Committee.

To apply, visit https://www.jobs.cmich.edu/postings/40405

CMU, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity and provide equal opportunity within its community. CMU does not discriminate against persons based on age, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religion, sex, sex‐based stereotypes, sexual orientation, transgender status, veteran status, or weight (see https://www.cmich.edu/offices-departments/OCRIE).
If you wish to see “EEO is the Law” posters, please click here.
CMU does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, including admission and employment, and is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 not to discriminate in such a matter.
Inquiries about the application of Title IX can be made to CMU’s Title IX Coordinator, the US Department of Education’s Assistant Secretary, or both.
CMU’s Title IX Coordinator can be reached at:

Phone: 989-774-3253
Office: 103 E. Preston St.
Bovee University Center, suite 306
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858
Email: titleix@cmich.edu

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