Coordinator Teaching Quality Education
Northeastern Illinois University invites applications for the position of Coordinator of Teacher Quality Education Programs. This is a full-time position that reports to the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs. The Coordinator of Teacher Quality Enhancement Programs (TQE) will work with departments and programs from the College of Education and the College of Arts and Sciences to oversee these innovative teacher education programs whose current primary focus is the pedagogical content preparation of math and science teachers at the elementary, middle and secondary school levels. The Coordinator of TQE Programs will assist in and facilitate the development and assessment of the programs in the current and future portfolio and collaborate with programs related to student recruitment, retention and success. The Coordinator of TQE will facilitate the NSF NOYCE grant and manage interconnections with the Title III HSI STEM grant.

About Northeastern Illinois University
Founded in 1867, NEIU has a rich tradition of educational innovation, and in preparing teachers and administrators who make a difference in Chicago. That tradition continues to this day and has expanded to include an array of academic disciplines, allowing the University to embrace fully the community in which it resides. NEIU is regarded as the most diverse public comprehensive university in the Midwest, and is designated by the United States Department of Education as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Diversity is an important factor in the character of this urban institution and in the social fabric of its student body. Asian-American, Latino, African-American, and Native American students represent nearly 60% of the NEIU student body. The University offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts, sciences, education, and business, and has additional campuses in the metropolitan area: The Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies, El Centro, and the Center for College Access and Success. The University is also a founding member of the University Center of Lake County consortium campus in suburban Lake County, north of Chicago. Newsweek magazine named Northeastern Illinois University the “Sixth Best Investment” in the United States, and number one in Illinois. Northeastern shares the top-ten spot with Harvard, Stanford, Princeton and MIT. For more information, visit

Minimum Qualifications:

• Earned Master’s Degree.
• Experience in working with educational professionals, parents, community members and with students across grade levels (P-12) with an emphasis on adolescents.
• Experience in developing collaborations and maintaining partnerships and relationships with Community Colleges.
• Experience with partnering with P-12 districts and schools, and community organizations
• Demonstrated experience in working with nontraditional, first generation and diverse undergraduate and graduate students.
• Demonstrated experience in working with under resourced and underserved students, communities and schools.
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across a wide variety of educational constituents
• Experience in report writing, data analysis, program assessment.
• Experience in collaborating in grant development and writing.
• Experience in designing and facilitating professional development for faculty in P-16, and post-secondary settings.
• Experience in working with higher education faculty, preservice and in-service teachers.
• Demonstrated experience in working with undergraduate and graduate students in cohort learning communities and faculty in communities of practice and professional learning communities.
• Experience in providing administrative direction to include developing, planning, goal setting, implementation, evaluation and accountability for a comprehensive academic support program. This includes coordination of multi-disciplinary and cross-college programs.
• Experience with specialty tutoring and curriculum development.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Preferred teaching experience at the post-secondary level using inquiry based, project based or other high impact instructional and assessment practices.
• Preferred major or professional experience in mathematics, life, physical or earth/environmental science, computer science, STEM education or fields related to diversity and social justice.
• Preferred 3 or more years teaching experience p-12, middle school level preferred

Organizational Chart:
Provost -- Associate Provost -- Coordinator of TQE Programs

The Coordinator’s key responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. Manage current and future portfolio of projects: currently includes Math, Science and Technology for Quality Educators (MSTQE) which is the NEIU STEAM program for Educators and NSF Noyce Scholars Grants.
2. Assist in and facilitate the development and assessment of the MSTQE program and NSF Noyce and future portfolio of projects and provide the overall leadership and coordination of these multi-disciplinary and cross-college programs.
3. Develop and foster partnerships and collaborations across the university, and with P-12 schools, community colleges and other constituencies in order to provide these innovative teacher education programs whose current primary focus is the specific content and pedagogical content knowledge preparation of math, science teachers at the elementary, middle school and high school levels with the understanding that the focus may expand to additional disciplines in the future.
4. Adhere and develop University and departmental policies and procedures as needed.
5. Ensure that the programs prepare preservice teachers to be successful on local, state and federal standards, content tests and other assessment and licensure requirements in content and content pedagogy.
6. Facilitate MSTQE, NSF Noyce and future project faculty’s work in content, instruction and curriculum development, and will provide leadership, advice and guidance with regard to the program’s educational philosophy and practices.
7. Develop and provide annual professional development for MSTQE, NSF Noyce faculty and for the faculty of future portfolio of projects.
8. Effectively hire, orient, train, assign work, and evaluate all employees, create an ethical, non-discriminatory and safe work environment. Establish effective communication lines; identify and solve problems.
9. Recommend professional education opportunities for faculty and staff.
10. Lead efforts relating to recruitment, advising, mentoring and student leadership development in order to promote retention, persistence and student success in MSTQE, NSF NOYCE and future portfolio of projects.
11. Supervise and mentor peer leaders and PLTL facilitators.
12. Recruit and provide professional development to program Master Teachers and Teacher Mentors
13. Lead program assessment, data collection and continuous improvement initiatives based on assessment and data analysis for MSTQE and NSF Noyce and future portfolio of projects.
14. Develop and monitor annual program budget(s) for MSTQE and NSF Noyce in consultation with the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and will provide reports and analyses on budgetary and programmatic developments to the Associate Provost and other involved faculty and/or administration.
15. Manage interconnections, interdependencies across grants and projects through performance optimization, activity implementation and support to PI’s and Co-PI’s and other program directors and coordinators across academic programs and grant initiatives, to ensure goals and objectives are being met. This includes the Title III HSI STEM grant.
16. Collaborate and coordinate with department chairs, faculty across departments and colleges who are direct liaisons to the academic programs and grants
17. Provide a system of communication, meet and provide updated information on the portfolio of projects and grants to the Deans of Education and Arts and Sciences or Associate Deans designated by the Deans.
18. Co-ordinate the MSTQE, NSF Noyce and future portfolio of projects, participation in PLTL (Peer Led Team Learning), SENCER (Science Education for New Civic Engagement and Responsibility), Service Learning and Civic Engagement in math and science along with Student Voice, Restorative Justice organizations and initiatives.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits package including health, dental and vision, and participation in the State Universities Retirement System.

To Apply:
Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

In order to be considered for this position, you must submit the following within one PDF document to

● A letter of interest addressing your qualifications for this position
● A current resume
● Contact information for three (3) current professional references
● Copies of unofficial transcripts are accepted; however, official transcripts will be required of candidates selected for on-campus interviews (This position requires a background check.)
● Employment Application
● Statement of Annuitant Status

In addition to the links provided above for the Employment Application (fillable) and Statement of Annuitant Status, you can also obtain these forms at the NEIU Office of Human Resources, Bernard Office Building (B0B), 5555 N. Bernard Street, Chicago, IL 60625, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Northeastern Illinois University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and invites applications from Women, Minorities, Veterans and Persons with Disabilities, as well as Other Qualified Individuals. Northeastern Illinois University's positions are contingent upon the University's receipt of its State of Illinois appropriation.

Additional Information
Position Type: Employee
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Contact Information
Screening Committee for Coordinator TQE
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 N. St. Louis Ave.
Chicago, 60625