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EXECUTIVE OFFICE SPECIALIST

Posted: 06/23/2024

EXECUTIVE OFFICE SPECIALIST
Position Summary As a key team member of the Office of Educator Preparation Programs (OEPP), this position provides administrative and operational support to internal stakeholders and external partners associated with clinical field placements and experiential learning opportunities embedded in the interdisciplinary Educator Preparation Program. The position is responsible for complex and varied duties, requiring an ability to work both collaboratively and with a high degree of autonomy. As a key staff member in the OEPP, this individual will provide high-quality customer service to visitors and students while representing the mission and vision of CMU, the College of Education and Human Services, and the Educator Preparation Programs (EPP).
Required Qualifications High school diploma or GED.
Four years of qualifying experience or a combination of education and experience that equates to four years.
Experience with Microsoft Word.
Customer service experience.
Spreadsheet and/or database experience.
Organizational skills with strong attention to detail.
Demonstrated positive interpersonal skills.
Effective verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to project a positive attitude.
Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines with accurate results.
Ability to compose, proofread and edit correspondence.
Ability to perform the essential functions of the job.
Preferred Qualifications Advanced skills and resourcefulness related to data collection and reporting using university databases such as SAP, Data Warehouse, and other program-specific database systems such as Taskstream.
Evidence of proficiency in Adobe Suite and Microsoft Office suite, especially Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Forms, Adobe Acrobat Pro, or other forms of data reports.
Ability to perform duties with follow-through and a degree of autonomy.
Duties & Responsibilities Provides direct support for the Director of Clinical Experiences.
Provides high-quality service to students, faculty, staff, and external partners.
Organizes and coordinates the student teaching application and placement process.
Handles external partner communications including placement verifications, district requests for teacher candidates, and communicating current job postings.
Processes all required documentation for providing State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs) to cooperating teachers of CMU EPP Clinical Experiences.
Serves as liaison to University Coordinators regarding policies and procedures.
Provides timely support to external partners related to required clinical documentation.
Prepares and maintains materials for University Coordinator on-boarding and assists with ongoing training/professional development.
Develops, prepares, and/or composes correspondence, memos, formal letters, newsletters, and promotional materials.
Coordinates and organizes artifacts related to clinical coursework in platforms such as Blackboard, Taskstream, and GoReact.
Supports the organization, communications, contracts, and planning for the semi-annual Teacher Candidate Conference.
Compiles and remits clinical experience data as requested by the Michigan Department of Education.
Organizes student program data and communicates with departments and staff to determine and then communicate eligibility status for student teaching.
Supports mandatory meetings for teacher candidates and University Coordinators through the creation of materials, presenting, managing the attendance of the required meetings, and organizing follow-up communications.
Processes affiliation agreements for clinical experiences.
Acts as recording secretary for the Clinical Practices and Partnerships Advisory Board and/or Educator Preparation Committees as directed.
Organizes and edits registration of appropriate sections for student teaching clinical experiences, as well as inputting the instructors of record for field supervision.
Creates and submits fixed-term faculty appointments to FPS for University Coordinators.
Maintains University Coordinator personnel files and organizes student feedback from clinical experiences for program improvement and performance reviews.
Conducts special projects and assignments on a recurring basis, as directed; collects, compiles, and prepares reports on findings including preparation of preliminary findings related to accreditation.
Creates and maintains a set of specialized records and/or databases requiring skill and attention to detail.
Performs data manipulation, information searches, and retrievals using knowledge of technical databases such as SAP or Data Warehouse.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Supervision Exercised None.
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.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit recommendation letters.
Employee Group Office Professional
Staff Pay Level 6
Pay Range $16.00 - $23.87 per hour (estimated starting rate: $16.00 - $18.00 per hour)
Division Academic Affairs
Department Educator Preparation Programs
Position Status Regular
Position End Date  
Employment Status Full-Time
FTE 1.0
Position Type 12 month
Weekly Work Schedule Mon-Fri, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. / weekends and evenings as needed
Location Mount Pleasant, MI
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.
EEO Statement
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).
 
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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
Posting Ends  
Open Until Filled Yes

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you first learn of this job opportunity? Please list the specific advertising source or indicate if it was word of mouth.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Are you currently an internal employee of CMU according to the university's definition?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * If yes, to which employee group do you belong? (If not applicable, select "Not Applicable").
    • Not Applicable
    • Dispatcher
    • Medical Faculty
    • Office Professional
    • P&A, SO or Faculty
    • Police
    • Public Broadcasting
    • Sergeant
    • Service Maintenance
    • Supervisory/Technical
  4. * Do you have a high school diploma or GED?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have at least four years of qualifying experience or a combination of education and experience that equates to four years?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have experience with Microsoft Word?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you have customer service experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Do you have spreadsheet and/or database experience?
    • Yes
    • No

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Recommendation Letters

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