Position Description

Certification Officer
Location Ewing, New Jersey
Department School of Education
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The College of New Jersey Certification office is accepting applications for a Certification Officer.  The TCNJ Certification Office is responsible for the authorization, recommendation, and data management of program completers regarding certification/licensure to work in areas of professional education. The Certification Officer provides information and advisement to the School of Education Dean, chairs/faculty, College administrative offices, students, and others with respect to approved programs. The Certification Officer acts as the TCNJ liaison to the NJ State Office of Licensing and Credentials. He/she must have a working knowledge and understanding of programs in professional education and accurate understanding of NJ State Department of Education licensure regulations and requirements; he/she must learn of pending revisions and approved amendments to current regulations and requirements. Other responsibilities of the Certification Officer include: provide information and verification to candidates who seek out-of-state certification; provide advisement to students who seek endorsement certificates in other teaching areas; complete the annual federal Title II Report on the Quality of Teacher Preparation; provide current “graduation, certification, and testing” information to seniors, graduate and global program candidates; research individual cases when needed; provide “completer” data for College, State, and national reports; and represent the TCNJ Certification Office on committees and organizations.

The School of Education, which houses four departments (Elementary and Early Childhood Education; Counselor Education, Special Education, Language and Literacy; and Educational Administration and Secondary Education), offers bachelor’s degrees as well as M.A.T, M.Ed., M.A., Ed.S. Degrees, and post-master’s certificates. School of Education programs in education and counseling are state approved and are accredited by NCATE/CAEP and CACREP, respectively. Students can receive professional education certification at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Qualifications for this position include:

  • A Master’s Degree in a related field

  • Strong Computer Skills with proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite

  • Three or more years of licensure related experience or equivalent experience

  • Exceptional organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks at one time

  • Excellent problem-solving and strong customer service skills

Preferred Qualifications include:

  • Knowledge of PeopleSoft, Canvas and NJ State DOE TLAP software programs

  • Three or more years of higher education experience

  • Three years of supervisory experience

  • Teaching certification and experience

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This position carries the state title of Assistant Director and is a non-aligned position. This position includes a comprehensive benefits package including pension, health, dental and prescription, as well as generous sick and vacation leave.

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae, and a list of 3 professional references. The review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  A final offer of employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a background investigation and receipt of official transcripts of highest degree earned.

Founded in 1855, TCNJ is a highly selective public institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. TCNJ emphasizes the undergraduate residential experience and offers targeted graduate programs. The College's seven schools - The Arts and Communication; Business; Humanities and Social Sciences; Education; Science; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Engineering - offer degrees to nearly 6,800 students. The College's distinguished faculty of 348 full-time members provides a 13 to 1 student to faculty ratio, and eighty-five percent of classes have enrollments of 30 or fewer. TCNJ's picturesque campus is located on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing, approximately five miles from New Jersey's state capital of Trenton, and 60 minutes from both Philadelphia and New York City. A 95 percent freshman to sophomore retention rate and a six-year graduation rate of 86 percent speak to the quality of the TCNJ experience.

To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply