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CAL TEACH PROGRAM: Intern Coordinator

Position overview

Position title: Cal Teach Program Intern Coordinator
Salary range: Minimum of annual salary of $65,384, commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Percent time: Full-time (100%)
Anticipated start: August 1, 2021.
Position duration: Initial appointment will be for two years. Should the hiring unit propose reappointment, a review to assess performance will be conducted. Reappointment is also contingent upon the availability of funding.

Application Window

Open date: April 1st, 2021

Last review date: Monday, May 3, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Thursday, Mar 31, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Cal Teach program at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an intern coordinator. Cal Teach at UCSC is part of a University of California system-wide effort to increase the number and quality of California math and science teachers prepared for careers in high-need California schools. Under the direction of the Cal Teach Director, the intern coordinator will administer the Cal Teach internship program which provides approximately 120 academic-year K-12 internships annually, and, when funding allows, additional short-term teaching internships in summer. The intern coordinator will teach Cal Teach courses associated with the internships (two 2-unit courses/year is typical) and will help plan and implement additional activities to increase the impact of the Cal Teach program. Responsibilities include recruiting and supporting interns and intern hosts (K-12 teachers in regional schools), developmental advising of undergraduates, resolving difficulties that arise for interns or hosts, maintaining internship records, and evaluating internship placements.

The position requires extensive collaboration within the Cal Teach administrative staff and with other Cal Teach instructors, K-12 host teachers and administrators, university faculty and staff, and teacher professional development organizations to coordinate internships and provide appropriate support for prospective teachers. Additionally, it is essential that the incumbent be proficient with common desktop and web applications (e.g., database, email, spreadsheet, and word processing applications).

Applicants with any of the following qualifications are strongly encouraged to apply: experience and recognized skill in secondary science or math teaching; experience mentoring undergraduate prospective teachers (for example, as a Cal Teach host teacher), student teachers (as a cooperating teacher), or advising undergraduate STEM majors; demonstrated experience and competency with complex collaborations, especially university/K-12 collaborations; experience sufficient to use the Cal Teach Filemaker Pro database and to organize and share information using email, spreadsheets, and word processing programs; high-level professional written and spoken communication skills.

Candidates selected for interview will be asked to describe their professional contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion and describe their understanding of the barriers facing traditionally underrepresented groups and their past and/or future contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research and professional or public service. Interviewees are urged to review the UCSC guidelines for contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion statements.

We will consider applications from current teachers on leave from school district employment.

The hiring unit will not sponsor employment-eligible immigration statuses for this position.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

    --California teaching credential or a graduate degree in math or science

    --A minimum of one quarter/semester of teaching experience with one or more student age groups in a California K-16 public educational system.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V. or a detailed resume.

  • Cover Letter - Letter that briefly summarizes how you meet the position’s qualifications, your experience in K-16 education (whatever segments you have worked in), and your collaborative professional efforts.

  • List of Professional References - Applicants must provide contact information for professional references (a minimum of three are required and a maximum of five will be accepted) who can speak to their qualifications relevant to this position. The hiring unit will contact the references of those applicants who are under serious consideration.

  • Professional Document (1 of 3) - Sample of a professional document that you have written and formatted. For example, letters, email messages, brochures, fliers, reports, etc.

  • Professional Document (2 of 3) - Sample of a professional document that you have written and formatted. For example, letters, email messages, brochures, fliers, reports, etc.

  • Professional Document (3 of 3) - Sample of a professional document that you have written and formatted. For example, letters, email messages, brochures, fliers, reports, etc.

  • Teaching/pedagogical Statement (Optional)

  • Teaching Evaluations (Course 1 of 3) (Optional)

  • Teaching Evaluations (Course 2 of 3) (Optional)

  • Teaching Evaluations (Course 3 of 3) (Optional)

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Campus Information

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University’s equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 or by phone at (831) 459-2686.

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Job location

Santa Cruz, California