Associate Director for Licensure

Employer Name Harvard Graduate School of Education   Address 13 Appian Way
Job Type Full-time, Permanent   Address 2 Longfellow Hall
Experience 7 - 10 Years   City Cambridge
Education Bachelors Degree   State Massachusetts
  Zip Code 02138

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Job Description

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Associate Director for Licensure will oversee all aspects of educator licensure programs at HGSE. This role is responsible for maintaining compliance with state licensure regulations, coordinating licensure operations, analyzing licensure data, and supporting students through the licensure process. This role reports to the Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Student Services and is part of the unit�s leadership team.


Create and maintain centralized systems for all HGSE licensure programs
Engage with faculty, administration, students, alumni, and partners to gather licensure data
Coordinate with degree programs to communicate and implement licensure policies
Analyze and report licensure data for compliance and program improvement
Supervise licensure staff including the Fieldwork Administrator and Program Coordinators
Stay updated on state licensure regulations and ensure HGSE program compliance
Communicate regulatory changes to stakeholders and collaborate on program modifications
Submit program approval requests and documentation to the state department of education
Maintain licensure data for candidate endorsement and program accreditation
Coordinate state program approval site visits
Attend national conferences to stay informed of regulatory shifts
Provide feedback to the state on licensure policies from an educator preparation perspective
Track program completer employment, retention, and evaluations
Establish an educator advisory board for continuous improvement
Participate in academic program meetings for student success initiatives
Verify candidate program completion for licensure or certification
Support students with licensure reciprocity in other states
Advise students considering licensure outside of HGSE programs
Typical Core Duties :
Responsible for effective staff management, including hiring and orientation, training and development, workflow and performance management, and the promotion of an inclusive and innovative work environment
Lead course development which may include recommendation and implementation of course sequencing, scheduling, grading processes and exam sessions
Act as an advising resource for faculty and other academics regarding educational strategies and formats
Lead curriculum development which may include developing new courses and assessing curricular offerings
Establish and monitor administrative systems and lead the implementation of process redesigns
Develop specialized reports to analyze statistics pertaining to course development, teaching effort and student progress
May lead administrative management for faculty and other academics including recruitment, appointment and development
May provide ongoing training and documentation
May manage departmental budget
May act as representative at the department or school level
Ensure compliance with University policies and procedures and applicable legal rules and regulations

Required Skills

*Basic Qualifications :
Bachelor�s degree or equivalent work experience required
Minimum of 7 years� relevant work experience

Additional Qualifications and Skills :
Supervisory experience
Master�s degree in Education or relevant field preferred
Experience in state licensure and regulations compliance
Strong project management experience
Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, advanced Excel skills
Strong written and verbal communication skills

Physical Requirements :
Sitting using near vision use for reading and computer use for extended periods of time
Lifting (approximately 20 to 30 pounds), bending, and other physical exertion

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