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Assistant Director for the Writing Studio, Academic Success Center |  University of South Florida – Tampa, FL

Dept Number/Name: 0-3865-000 / Academic Success Center

College Division: Academic Affairs-Undergraduate Studies

Salary Plan: Administrative

Job Code/Title: 9510 / Assistant Director

Position #: 11038

Program Description: The USF Writing Studio is one of three major student success services that make up the Academic Success Center and is a dynamic partner in the Tampa Library Learning Commons. 
Through writing center practice and outreach, the Studio looks to understand the role of writing at USF and adapt to meet diverse needs of students, faculty, and staff. The Studio also seeks to provide a safe and open space for the university community to strengthen their writing skills through experimentation, engaged discussion, and practice.

Position Summary: The Assistant Director for the Writing Studio reports to the ASC Director. The major function of the Assistant Director for the Writing Studio is oversight of all Studio activities including recruitment, training, and supervision of all student employees, undergraduate and graduate, who function as writing consultants and reception desk staff. Other duties will involve working with the ASC in the management of budgets, working collaboratively with the English Department and other academic departments who support writing consultants, and networking with other appropriate college groups and departments. This position will also be required to develop and teach an undergraduate course designed to prepare undergraduate peer writing consultants each semester, which includes internship experience in the Writing Studio. 


Minimum Qualifications: 

1. Bachelor’s degree in English or a related field with a minimum of three years of experience in a college level writing center

2. Or a Master’s degree in English or a related field with a minimum of one year experience in a college level writing center.


Preferred Qualifications: 

Completion of doctoral coursework (ABD) in English or a related field and a minimum of one year administrative experience in a college level writing center 


Conditions of Employment: 

1. This is a full-time (12-month), non-tenure track, administrative position reporting to the Director of the Academic Success Center.

2. This position requires flexibility in work hours as services occur days, evenings and weekends.


DEADLINE:  Open until filled

TO APPLY:  http://www.usf.edu/administrative-services/human-resources/careers/

(posted 08/22/16)



Calculus & Physical Science Tutorial Lab Coordinator, Tenure Track |  Grand Rapids Community College – Grand Rapids, MI

Supervise and coordinate tutoring in the Calculus & Physical Science Tutorial Lab. Recruit, select, hire, train, schedule, supervise, evaluate and serve as mentor to professional staff and student tutors/lab assistants. Tutor students in advanced Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and college level course work.  Participate in training for all GRCC tutors; develop and deliver subject specific training for Calculus & Physical Science tutors. Develop tutoring strategies to meet the needs of a diverse learning population.  Seeking faculty who: possess an interest in working with diverse student populations, representing a wide range of age, ethnicity, national origin, and ability; engage in and develop innovative teaching methods; demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement. Master’s required. GRCC offers excellent benefits; the Faculty Association contract provides opportunities to earn additional compensation. Complete job description and application (online only) at https://www.grcc.edu/jobs  by October 7, 2016 at 11:59 PM.  Upload resume and cover letter in one document; unofficial transcripts; and three letters of recommendation.


TO APPLY:  Find instructions here   

(posted 09/07/16)


Director of Academic Success Center Georgia Southern University - Statesboro, GA

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Plans and directs the operations and programs of the Academic Success Center which includes Tutorial Services, Educational Assistance Programs, and Testing. Oversees the development, coordination and delivery of a range of educational assistance programs to students in an effort to help all students become independent and collaborative learners. Develops, implements and coordinates a peer mentoring program. Collaborates with academic departments to offer support services. Manages professional and support staff in the delivery of services and programs. Oversees and manages the fiscal resources associated with the Center. Leads the planning and implementation of departmental strategies; and administering organizational activities, setting business strategies, delegating tasks, and recruiting new managerial employees in the implementation of strategic goals within the unit. Georgia Southern University is a Tobacco Free Campus

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Master’s Degree; five or more years related work experience; effective communication (verbal and written), organization and human relations skills; ability to work well in a diverse environment; proficiency with computer and Microsoft Office Applications software including word processing, spreadsheets, and databases; successful completion of background investigation prior to employment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Doctorate or terminal degree; experience that demonstrates application of a student success philosophy, teaching and learning pedagogy, and/or student development theory in practice. At least five years of leadership experience with progressive responsibility in a higher education setting. Experience as a teacher in a university classroom.

SALARY RANGE:  Commensurate with Experience

DEADLINE:  September 27, 2016

TO APPLY:  Please visit the Georgia Southern University employment website and complete the application process at https://georgiasouthern.edu/jobs. The application process must be completed by the deadline to be considered. For more information, call the 24-hour job line at (912) 478-0629. Georgia is an open records state. Individuals in need of reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources: (912) 478-5468 or HR-TDD: (912) 478-0791. Georgia Southern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Disability/Vet employer. 

(posted 09/14/16)



Academic Achievement Coordinator |  University of North Carolina at Wilmington – Wilmington, NC

The University Learning Center (ULC) at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) is seeking an Academic Achievement Coordinator.  This new position within the ULC will focus on the following:  “coordinating the peer mentor program, training and supervising peer mentors,  developing and delivering academic achievement/study strategy workshops and presentations, and providing targeted intervention for students in need.”


DEADLINE:  JANUARY 1, 2017

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE ULC:  https://jobs.uncw.edu/postings/6201

VIEW POSTING & APPLY:  https://jobs.uncw.edu/postings/6201

(posted 09/17/16)


Director of the Academic Resource Center |  Loyola Marymount University – Los Angeles, California

Loyola Marymount University invites applicants and nominations for the position of Director of the Academic Resource Center, to begin February 2017. The Academic Resource Center (ARC) provides a variety of academic resources including the university’s writing center, course content tutoring across the disciplines, a “First to Go” program for first-generation college students (each unit with its own coordinator and staff), as well as campus-wide programming and initiatives. The ARC is home to an academic journal, the “Common Book” project, dedicated study abroad and alternative-break programs for first-gen students, and a faculty/alumni/peer mentorship program. 

Interested candidates may apply by submitting a CV and cover letter online to https://jobs.lmu.edu (reference #0170164). The cover letter should demonstrate the candidate’s leadership philosophy, commitment to working in and promoting a culturally diverse environment, and preparation to advance the work of an institution with a faith-based mission committed to religious pluralism, diversity and inclusion, and social justice. Typically a master’s degree is required, and preference will be given to candidates who have earned a Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate in a relevant field. Strong writing and communication skills are essential, including the ability to articulate the Center’s mission to students, faculty, parents/families, alumni, and donors. Previous success or strong interest in fundraising and/or grant writing is considered a plus, and five or more years of related professional experience is required, as is the ability to provide staff and budgetary oversight. Based on the successful candidate’s areas of expertise, interest, and availability, and with the approval of related academic programs, occasional teaching opportunities may be available.

The review of complete applications will begin November 15 and will continue until the position is filled. 

DEADLINE:  Until filled

VIEW POSTING & APPLY:  jobs.lmu.edu  (ref. #0170164)

(posted 10/05/16)


Lecturer and Director of the Learning Strategies Center |  Cornell University – Ithaca, NY

The Learning Strategies Center (LSC) is the central academic support unit for all undergraduates at Cornell University. Reporting to the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, the LSC works independently and collaboratively with related units and staff across Cornell's seven undergraduate colleges to promote equity and achievement in all Cornell undergraduate students.

We are seeking a Director (Senior Lecturer, 5-year, renewable academic appointment) who will be a thought leader in learning research and applications, and a mentor to learning skills professionals in a variety of disciplines and across various modes of learning support. The new Director will have the opportunity to shape an innovative team and realize a vision for the unit.

To view the entire job description, which includes information about the LSC and required qualifications for this position, please visit the following link: https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/preview/CornellAcademic/job/Ithaca-Main-Campus/Lecturer-and-Director-of-the-Learning-Strategies-Center_WDR-00008764

TO APPLY:  Kindly send a letter of application including a brief statement outlining teaching experience and academic administrative/leadership qualifications, research experience, particularly as related to cognitive and learning science and methodology, and other relevant experience to leading a premier student success office, as well as a current CV, to Jennie Babcock at jks95@cornell.edu.

(posted 10/18/16)



Assistant Director for Tutoring at the Learning Commons |  Temple University – Philadelphia, PA

The Assistant Director for Tutoring will work with the Director of the Center for Learning and Student Success (CLASS) to develop and manage the academic support services in the CLASS.  The primary responsibility of this position will be to develop and oversee all aspects of the university-wide tutoring program.  The Assistant Director will engage in ongoing research and assessment aimed at enhancing the quality and effectiveness of academic support services.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION:

• Recruit and hire the undergraduate and graduate staff of the tutoring program.  Schedule tutors. Design and provide a comprehensive tutor development program.  Observe and evaluate tutors and provide developmental feedback. 

• Develop and provide additional support materials for tutors, including sample resources and handouts, etc. 

• Collaborate with administrators in the CLASS and other units to develop a common platform and procedures for online tutoring.

• Meet regularly with faculty, advisors and administrators in the schools/colleges and in the office of the SVPUS to identify courses in need of tutoring support, to plan programs and services, and to coordinate plans.


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

• Master’s degree in a STEM field or in Education with a focus on math or science teaching

• At least 2 years of experience tutoring or teaching at the college level

• Experience with program management or program development in an academic setting.

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. 


PREFERRED QUALIFICATION:

• Experience working in a Learning Center or other academic support center at the university level

• Prior experience with (or training in) course-based tutoring and/or skills-oriented tutoring programs.

• Experience with synchronous online tutoring programs

• Experience supervising and developing student workers

• Familiarity with current research broadly related to student development and student success, and with research methods used in educational research.

• Excellent oral and written communication skills.


TO APPLY:  Go to careers.temple.edu In the first menu, choose “STAFF,” then selected “EXTERNAL” Enter job number: 16001428

In addition to completing the online forms, please upload a CV and cover letter. 



(posted 10/19/16)


Assistant Director for Supplemental Instruction |  Temple University – Philadelphia, PA

The Assistant Director for Supplemental Instruction will develop and manage academic support services in the Center for Learning and Student Support (CLASS).  The Assistant Director will engage in ongoing research and assessment aimed at enhancing the quality and effectiveness of academic support services and contributing to the field.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION:

• Recruit and hire the undergraduate “peer leaders” of the supplemental instruction program.  Design and provide a comprehensive peer leader development program. Review peer leaders’ lesson plans, observe study sessions, and provide developmental feedback.

• Develop and provide additional support materials for peer leaders, including model lesson plans, sample resources, handouts, etc. 

• Meet with faculty, advisors and administrators in the schools/colleges and in the office of the SVPUS to identify courses for supplemental instruction support.

• Meet regularly with faculty teaching classes with supplemental instruction support to design support, troubleshoot and coordinate plans. 

• Schedule times and rooms for supplemental instruction sessions and communicate the schedule to stakeholders; manage payroll processes for all student workers involved in the supplemental instruction program.

• Conduct research (or join collaborative research projects) related to the CLASS services, or more broadly to topics related to teaching, learning, and student development.


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

•  Master’s degree in education, student development or other related field

• At least 2 years of experience teaching or tutoring at the college level

• Experience with program management or program development

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. 


PREFERRED QUALIFICATION:

Substantial experience with teaching in higher education; participation in higher education teaching practicums or workshops

• Experience working in a Learning Center or other academic support center at the university level

Prior experience with (or training in) supplemental instruction programs

Experience supervising and developing student workers

Familiarity with current research broadly related to student development and student success, and with research methods used in educational research.

Excellent oral and written communication skills.


TO APPLY:  Go to careers.temple.edu In the first menu, choose “STAFF,” then selected “EXTERNAL” Enter job number: 16001429

In addition to completing the online forms, please upload a CV and cover letter. 


(posted 10/19/16)


The Director of Learning Support Services |  Vincennes University – Vincennes , IN

The Director of Learning Support Services provides leadership for tutoring and other learning support activities with the goals of increasing the use of tutoring and offering other services that facilitate student retention, success, and graduation.  The Director is the primary supervisor for the Learning Support staff, for day-to-day operations in the learning and testing centers, and for online tutoring.  The Director works collaboratively with tutoring center staff, faculty, and other staff across the University to develop and assess plans for program improvements, and the Director represents and promotes learning support services to students and other stakeholders inside and outside the University.

DUTIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Oversee and organize the various tutoring and other learning support services offered on the Vincennes and Jasper campuses, at some sites, and online.

  • Collaborate with the learning center staff to organize the tutoring centers for the most effective and efficient service offerings.

  • Coordinate the development of policies and procedures that support the mission and outcomes of the Learning Support Services program.

  • Enhance VU’s tutoring services, including the development of group tutoring and student success strategy workshops, and expanding availability and student use of online tutoring.

DEADLINE: November 15, 2016 for priority consideration

APPLICATION LINK:  www.vinu.edu/employment 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Regina McCord-Fithian, Director of Human Resources, 812-888-6947 or email at jobs@vinu.edu 


SUBMIT APPLICATION TO:

Vincennes University

Human Resources

1002 N. First St.

Vincennes, IN 47591

or email to: jobs@vinu.edu


(posted 10/24/16)



Assistant Director of Academic Support  |  LouisianaState University – Baton Rouge, LA

The Assistant Director of Academic Support will assist in the overall operations of the academic support unit (tutoring and Supplemental Instruction programs) of the LSU Center for Academic Success, a nationally certified Learning Center of Excellence.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Hiring, Training, Scheduling, & Supervision (30%)

Development, Assessment, Evaluation & Reporting (30%)

Management and administration (25%)

Communication, Outreach and Presentation (15%)

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree and three years of professional experience. Excellent verbal and written communication skills; strong computer skills, including Microsoft office suite; and ability to work with a variety of constituents and populations.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Doctorate or five years of professional experience in higher education. Experience in program development, evaluation, and assessment; and supervisory experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to work nights and weekends.

An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check. Applications review will begin October 27, 2016 and continue until a candidate is selected.

LSU IS COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY AND IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/EQUAL ACCESS EMPLOYER

VIEW POSTING & APPLY: https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/LSU/job/LSU---Baton-Rouge/Assistant-Director-of-Academic-Support_R00006945


(posted 10/24/16)


Undergraduate Learning Program Coordinator |  Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

The Coordinator oversees a set of the Searle Center’s academic-support and enrichment programs. This involves creating, managing, and improving programs to ensure that they achieve the Center’s mission; interfacing with the campus community to develop and maintain critical relationships; and managing program evaluation and providing recommendations on direction for program improvement. Minimum qualifications include successful completion of a master's or higher degree in education/humanities/social science/science; OR appropriate combination of education and experience; and at least 1 year program/project administration or other relevant experience.

DEADLINE:  Until filled

VIEW POSTING & APPLY: nuhr.northwestern.edu

(posted 10/26/16)


Academic Alert Coordinator |  Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN

The Academic Alert Coordinator is under the supervision of the Director of Academic Support Services. Primary responsibilities include making contact with and recommendations for students who have been reported to the Academic Alert program by faculty.

POLICY NUMBER: 2012437Staff

DEPARTMENT:  Academic Affairs – Academic Support Center


CONTRACT PERIOD: 12 month

SALARY RANGE: $37,292 – 49,722


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Computer literacy.
  • One year experience in higher education as an advisor, counselor, or learning support professional.
  • Ability to perform duties at bothAPSUmain campus andAPSUFt. Campbell Center as required.
  • A background check will be required of the successful applicant.

DEADLINE:  Until filled

VIEW POSTING & APPLY: apsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/7325

(posted 11/01/16)

 

Director of the Baldwin Program for Academic Development |  Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME

Bowdoin College invites applications for the position of Director of the Baldwin Program for Academic Development. The Baldwin Program serves as a resource for students as they navigate the academic challenges associated with transitioning to college. It is part of the College’s Center for Learning and Teaching (CLT), which also comprises programmatic emphases on quantitative reasoning, writing and rhetoric, and English for multilingual speakers.

The Baldwin Director guides students in their reflections on their academic strengths and weaknesses and is a primary resource in support of improving student study skills, organizational habits, and time management. The Director also collaborates with colleagues in the CLT to provide programming in support of faculty development, particularly that rooted in the scholarship of teaching and learning as regards pedagogical best practices and strategies to enhance student academic achievement.

The Baldwin Director is responsible for administering an innovative and dynamic peer-mentoring program through which the Director recruits, trains, and manages upper-class student to serve as peer mentors. The Director also works individually with students to support them in achieving academic success despite physical impairment or disability. The Director reports to the Chair of the Center for Learning and Teaching and works in partnership with the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs and the college’s Counseling Center.

Bowdoin College is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive community where all students will have a vibrant collegiate experience and thrive academically and socially as well as in their choice of co-and extra-curricular pursuits. We are, therefore, particularly interested in candidates who are committed to the support of a diverse student population and who will enrich and contribute to the ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic diversity of the college.

This is a full-time, 10-month, benefits -eligible position; salary is commensurate with credentials and experience. The successful candidate should possess:

  • Direct experience in supporting student learning in higher education institutions; Knowledge of and facility with the scholarship on teaching and learning;
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with faculty and staff;
  • Relevant graduate training. A Master’s degree is required; Ph.D. preferred.

Please visit https://careers.bowdoin.edu to submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin on December 20, 2016.

Bowdoin College is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, or disability status in employment, or in our education programs.

Bowdoin is set in the coastal New England town of Brunswick, Maine. Brunswick, a town of 22,000 residents, brings together elements of both city and country living including cultural offerings, a variety of restaurants, and four season activities for outdoor enthusiasts. Bowdoin’s historic 215- acre campus, comprising 120+ buildings, is a brief walk to downtown Brunswick, and is 25 miles from Portland and about 120 miles from Boston. For further information about the Baldwin Program and the College, please visit http://www.bowdoin.edu

TO APPLY: careers.bowdoin.edu

(posted 11/05/16)



Program Specialist |  University of New Mexico – Albuquerque, NM

DEPARTMENT: CAPS, UNM Main Campus

SALARY: $17.23 min to $25.84 midpoint


Position Summary:

This position will be changing from exempt (salaried) to non-exempt (hourly) on or before November 12, 2016. This change is to be compliant with the updates to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). For more information on how UNM is implementing these changes go to https://hr.unm.edu/flsa-update-overtime. 

The Center for Academic Program Support (CAPS) is the University's learning assistance center. CAPS houses a Math/Science program, an Online program, a Learning Strategies Program, the Supplemental Instruction (SI) program, and a Writing and Language Center. A dynamic, interactive, student-centered organization, CAPS employs 160 students as tutors, SI leaders, Student Resource Representatives, and Student Managers and serves over 7,000 individual students each year for more than 60,000 contact hours. CAPS is an extremely fast-paced, frenetic job environment with many locations, student employees, and student users to oversee. 

The CAPS Online Program is a partnership with Extended University, to support the needs of both students in online courses and online learners more generally. Currently comprising a variety of online analogs to CAPS brick & mortar services (drop-in labs, Supplemental Instruction, workshops), the program aspires to create a learning community that extends beyond the walls of the physical learning assistance center, engaging and expanding the digital literacy of students at the University of New Mexico. 

Under general supervision: 

Oversees operation of the CAPS Online Program, collaborating with CAPS' team of Program Specialists to develop and maintain online services that both reflect & augment CAPS' other tutoring programs; Liaisons with New Media & Extended Learning to align CAPS services with instructional support for online courses; Leads/Participates in campus-wide and national academic dialogues on online pedagogies for peer-led learning; Partners with campus communities to assess and meet the needs of online learners; Hires and evaluates graduate and undergraduate tutors in accordance with a larger vision of a multicultural, multi-service, & multi-platform learning center; Creates training program(s) for online tutors; Assesses effectiveness of online programming and student learning; Develops, coordinates, & maintains CAPS' online presence to include CAPS' website and social media presence; Uses web tools to engage UNM students in the Center for Academic Program Support; Maintains relationships with outside vendors to provide online academic support for UNM students. 

Additional participation in CAPS includes: 

Supports the day-to-day maintenance of CAPS programs; problem-solves issues that arise while serving our student population; performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned. 

This is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Prospective Employee page for a more complete explanation of UNM benefits.  


Minimum Qualifications:

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis. 

Bachelor's degree; at least 2 years of work experience that can be demonstrated to be applicable to the duties listed in the job description. OR 60 college level credits; at least 4 years of experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. OR High school diploma or GED; at least 6 years of experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. 


Preferred Qualifications: 

Experience: 
-Master's degree in related field preferred 
-Supervising and training student employees. 
-Using social media and websites to create an engaging online environment for students. 
-Running a student service program within a higher education setting. 
-Comfortable creating and delivering presentations for small and large audiences 

Knowledge of: 
-Local and national academic developments in the realm of online learning.


DEADLINE:  Open until filled

TO VIEW POSTING & APPLY:  unmjobs.unm.edu/applicants

(posted 011/08/16)



Academic Support Specialist |  Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Suwanee, GA

Georgia Campus - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM), in the greater Atlanta area, is seeking qualified individuals for full time academic support specialist with experience in tutoring college students. The academic support specialist will work with faculty and students in order to maximize educational outcomes for our professional school’s students.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Duties and responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Work with college administration to identify underperforming students to develop and implement strategies which lead to academic success.
  • Facilitate workshops for students on developing effective study and learning strategies.
  • Provide individual assessment and counseling to identify individual learning patterns.

REQUIREMENTS: 

Education - 

  • Masters required, doctorate preferred.

Experience - 

  • Prior experience working with students in science or health related field.
  • Background in Education, Educational Psychology and experience working in Post Graduate Biological Science or similar programs.
  • Prior experience in a university setting, working with graduate and/or professional students, managing a tutoring program.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with familiarity with medical / Pharmacy school curricula and standardized exams of the type given by the NBOME and other licensing agencies.


To view the entire job description, please visit the following link: http://www.pcom.edu/about/departments/human-resources/employment-opportunities/georgia-campus/academic-support-specialist.html

DEADLINE:  Open until filled

TO APPLY:  Send via email a letter of intent, a resume, and names and addresses of three references, preferably from current or former supervisors to hr@pcom.edu.

(posted 11/12/16)



Science Learning Center Director |  University of Michigan College of Literature, Science 7 Art,  Ann Arbor, MI

SUMMARY: We are currently seeking a highly motivated and experienced person to lead and direct the Science Learning Center (SLC).  The SLC sits within the Division of Undergraduate Education and makes a positive difference in the academic lives of U-M undergraduate students by providing well-coordinated services and access to resources.  The SLC offers both formal and informal programs focused primarily on introductory science courses offered through the departments of astronomy, biology, biophysics, chemistry, earth and environmental science, and physics. SLC facilities consist of learning centers in two different campus locations, each offering study lounge space, computing labs and small team meeting rooms.

The SLC Director will provide:

  • Center and Staff Leadership by providing administrative oversight for study group, tutoring, workshop, and mentorship programs, and other study support services including GSI office hours, the lending collection of instructional materials, public instructional computing services, and etc.
  •  Budget Development, Management and Reporting by planning for and managing the effective use of resources in a manner that is appropriately aligned with the SLC’s (and LSA’s) mission and programs.
  •  Collaboration and Outreach by represent the interests of the students and faculty served by SLC programs to the College and across campus. Provide oversight and guidance regarding all public communications about the SLC including mass emails, website, social media, etc. Communicate mission of the SLC to stakeholders and partners. Develop working relationships and co-programming with allied programs within and outside of LSA such as Comprehensive Studies Program and the Michigan Learning Communities.
  •  Program Assessment and Evaluation by leading the assessment of the effectiveness of policies, procedures and implementations of SLC academic support and enhancement programs, through collaboration with College and UM assessment resources.
  • Monitor performance, supervise activities and provide useful guidance and direction to all members of the SLC staff

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONSAn advanced degree in higher education administration, student services, science education, psychology (particularly, as relates to college level learning), or another other relevant field, or commensurate work experience.  Minimum five year successful track record of direct involvement in supporting science learning at the undergraduate level; a demonstrated ability to think strategically with regard to goal setting, program design and development, data collection and analysis, program evaluation, program improvement, resource allocation and budget management; Experience supervising regular professional staff; A record of accomplishment fostering teamwork and cooperation as well as a sense of community around a shared vision and set of values; interpersonal skills that are effective at building trust and that will result in respectful and productive interactions with a diverse population of students, staff, faculty, administrators. Well-developed oral and written communications skills.  Capacity to develop productive relationships and work collaboratively with a variety of University stakeholders. Experience working with students, faculty and staff in a higher education environment. Demonstrated commitment to the goals of diversity, equity and inclusiveness.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. or equivalent in relevant field of study.  Demonstrated ability to develop and implement innovative programs. Significant experience in academic administration.  Experience with fundraising. Familiarity with facilities management.  Experience with budget development and oversight, planning and scheduling.  Strong student support skills.  Experience working with a diverse population of undergraduate students, and with programs enhancing academic success, with demonstrated interest in student retention.

SALARY:  $95,000 to $105,000 annually

DEADLINE: 12/22/2016

TO VIEW POSTING AND APPLY:  careers.umich.edu/job_detail/134471/science_learning_center_director

(posted 11/28/16)



Center for Academic Success Director |  Berkeley College,  New York, NY

The Center for Academic Success at Berkeley College’s Paramus Campus seeks a Director. Under the direction of the Associate Dean of the CAS, the Director will help ensure that students are successful in their coursework and are able to be retained and graduate from Berkeley College. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Communicate with students, staff, and faculty to determine students’ academic needs and connect them to CAS resources. 
  • Develop, promote, and execute learning strategies programming and resources for students.
  • Collaborate with faculty to create and provide learning support for students in their courses.
  • Collaborate with other student support departments to develop academic resources and programs for the Paramus students.
  • Ensure robust tutoring program at the Paramus CAS in course content, writing computer skills, public speaking skills, and learning strategies. 
  • Tutor students individually and in small groups in an appropriate discipline.
  • Recruit, hire and supervise peer and professional tutors. 
  • Coordinate testing program.
  • Maintain a welcoming academic atmosphere in the CAS.

REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Master's degree in Educational Psychology, Higher Education Administration or a related field.
  • At least four years working in a learning resource center tutoring in study skills, writing and/or quantitative skills.
  • At least three years’ experience in higher education academic or learning support services.
  • Current knowledge of learning center pedagogy, academic skills and learning strategies at the college level.
  • Strong technology skills.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a wide variety of diverse populations and backgrounds.

TO APPLY:  re21.ultipro.com/BER1008/jobboard/NewCandidateExt.aspx?__JobID=4369

(posted 11/28/16)



Academic Achievement Center Learning Specialist | Lasell College,  Newton, MA

    The Academic Achievement Center, located at Lasell College in Newton, MA, invites applications for the position of Learning Specialist.  This is a salaried, full-time, Academic year (August - May) position; we are looking to hire in time for the start of our upcoming Spring 2017 semester.  Responsibilities include:
    • Developing, coordinating and implementing proactive intervention strategies designed to identify, assess and provide academic supports for new and returning students who may need specifically targeted and structured academic assistance.
    • Facilitating regularly scheduled, proactive and intensive small group supports for new students identified as academically vulnerable.  These sessions are designed   to help students integrate and apply effective study skills, learning strategies, active reading/note-taking, time management and organization skills to specific courses throughout their first academic year.
    • Working with new and returning students to help them assess their learning needs, set short-term goals to address immediate needs, discuss long-term goals for ongoing academic development and assist them in reaching those goals.
    MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED   
    EDUCATION   
    • Master's in Education required; preferred concentration in Reading, English, Math or Education;
    PREFERRED
    • Experience working with students who are academically vulnerable;
    • Excellent leadership, organizational, communication skills;
    • Demonstrated commitment to a culturally and socio-economically diverse learning environment.


    (posted 12/7/16)



    Coordinator of Tutoring Services | College of DuPage,  Glen Ellyn, IL

    Concepts from all cultures

    Expertise in every area

    Dedication to each profession

    It Takes a Community to SUSTAIN Success.

    At College of DuPage, we believe that a community college should offer the advantages of an actual community. Ours is composed of highly diverse students, administrators, and professionals who are dedicated to furthering the future of our neighborhood and our world. We are the second-largest higher education institution in Illinois, dedicated to creating a positive influence on everyone whose life we touch. Our team strives to support and sustain the educational resources we offer with extensive knowledge, impressive service, and unparalleled expertise from individuals representing every culture imaginable.

    Become a new member of our inclusive community as the Coordinator - Tutoring Services:

    Coordinate and oversee the ongoing development and delivery of a comprehensive tutoring program at all College locations to assist students in achieving academic success and increase student retention. Research and implement new initiatives in tutoring. Serve as a member of the management team of the Learning Commons.

    • Manage the reception of Tutoring Services' applicants, staff and students. Develop and monitor the applicant flow process for those requesting or providing tutoring. Manage databases and provide a system of triage for student clients of Tutoring Services.
    • Hire, supervise and evaluate student and non-faculty tutors, and instructional assistants. Oversee a comprehensive tutor training program appropriate to the tutor's level of education and experience, keeping abreast of learning theory and best practices in tutoring. Establish ongoing staff professional development and training.
    • In conjunction with the Manager, Learning Support Services coordinate Tutoring Services programs with various academic divisions and departments of the College. Collaborate with faculty in order to provide academic support of their curricula and teaching. Coordinate with the Center for Access and Accommodations to provide tutoring services for students with special needs.
    • Coordinate online tutoring. Serve as liaison to the College's Office of Instructional Development and Online College and a contact for the statewide online tutoring initiative.
    • Oversee regularly conducted student surveys of tutoring services and participate in the creation of the Learning Commons annual report by providing analysis of Tutoring Services data and evaluation of Tutoring Services programs and services.
    • Maintain and update a resource library of supplemental tutoring materials for Tutoring Services. Develop processes and procedures for centralized materials check-out and use.
    • Collaborate with the Manager, Learning Support Services and other Learning Commons coordinators to market the Learning Commons and Tutoring Services specifically by providing exposure and outreach efforts to faculty, students and college community.
    • Other duties as assigned.


    REQUIRED:

    Experience: Two (2) years extensive leadership or managerial experience in the field of learning assistance in a higher education setting. Experience with working with minorities, disabled individuals, working with adults in a higher education setting. Requires excellent verbal and written communication skills. Proficiency in written and spoken English.

    Education: Bachelor's Degree in Education or related field.


    PREFERRED:

    Experience: Previous experience in learning assistance and with tutoring program software.

    Education: Master's Degree in Education or related field.

    Personal computer, MS Office software applications, copier, printer, scanner. May work evening/weekend hours. Occasional travel to off-campus sites required.

    The student population at the college is diverse in ethnicity, gender, language, age and background. College of DuPage is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of the College.


    TO APPLY:   https://cod.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=37827

    (posted 12/14/16)


    Cognitive Skills Program Instructor | Penn State University College of Medicine,  Hershey, PA

    The Cognitive Skills Program (CSP) provides comprehensive cognitive skills development and remediation programs to medical, graduate, and PA students on the Hershey campus of the Penn State College of Medicine. The CSP serves all students in the College of Medicine by providing programs to help promote effective and efficient life-long learning. In addition, remediation services are provided for students who are struggling academically. The CSP is seeking a dynamic and experienced instructor to join our team and help support student learning.

    QUALIFICATIONS: The Instructor for CSP is a 1.0 FTE position. A Master’s degree in educational or cognitive psychology with specialization in learning and remediation is required; advanced training is encouraged. Previous experience working with students in program development and individual remediation in health sciences education is required. Strong interpersonal and communication skills (both oral and written) are essential.

    TO LEARN MORE & APPLY: https://psu.jobs/job/66216.

    DEADLINE: Open until filled

    (posted 12/21/16)
     

    Associate Director of Center for Student Learning (CSL) | College of Charleston, Charleston, SC

    The Associate Director is responsible for the planning, design, supervision, evaluation, and budget implementation of CSL component programs and assumes duties in the absence of the Director. Supervises tutoring staff, labs, and ensures execution of complex programming and logistics related to academic and student support programs.

    This position is full-time and classified.

    COMPANY DESCRIPTION:

    The College of Charleston is a nationally recognized, public liberal arts and sciences university located in the heart of historic Charleston, South Carolina. Founded in 1770, the College is among the nation’s top universities for quality education, student life and affordability. The College offers a distinctive combination of a beautiful and historic campus, modern facilities and cutting-edge programs. For additional information visit the College of Charleston website at www.cofc.edu and the Center for Student Learning website at http://csl.cofc.edu/.

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

    Bachelor’s degree and at least two years of progressively responsible experience in higher education administration or related field and experience directing one or more components of comprehensive academic support programs at a large higher education institution. Master’s degree is preferred. Candidates with an equivalent combination of experience and/or education are encouraged to apply.

    KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES

    Knowledge of the basic principles and theories of student development and educational administration. Knowledge of the policies and procedures affecting the assigned program area(s). Understanding of student confidentiality and compliance with Federal, State, and institutional policy. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, parents, faculty, staff, and the general public; and to identify, develop and implement programs and activities that will benefit the campus community. Must be familiar with a variety of software applications and adept at using technology. Ability to provide supportive counseling for a wide range of academic problems and concerns; and ability to supervise, train and evaluate personnel. Effective written and oral communication skills are required – duties involve frequent presentations and public speaking. Familiarity with CRLA certification processes and requirements.

    *Salary is commensurate with education/experience which exceeds the minimum requirements. Offers of employment are contingent upon a successful background check.

    DUTIES:

    • Manages the accounting, natural sciences, decision sciences, computer science labs and by-appointment tutoring. Collaborating with faculty to recruit, hire, and train tutors. Creating lab schedules to accommodate student needs. Ensures that personnel and funding resources are available to support labs.
    • Supervises the departmental data coordinator. Recruits and supervises a large staff of student academic tutors (155) and peer academic coaches (6). Assigns peer academic coaches to students based on individual academic needs. Recruits, supervises, and assigns Peer Leaders (5) to course instructors and ensures a smooth transition of Peer Leaders into the classroom. Designs and conducts employee training and annually evaluates staff and student performance.
    • Meets with students to assess needs and recommend strategies for academic success. Designs individual learning plans and approaches and encourages independent learning and academic accountability. Annual student appointment caseload approximately 400-500.
    • Manages the tutor certification process including developing training opportunities for tutors. Designing certification workshops to facilitate monitoring of tutoring progress. Communicating with the College Reading and Learning Association to ensure compliance with best practices and CAS standards.
    • Annually assesses programs and departmental operations and provides reports and strategic plans for improvements and enhancements to programs and services. Oversees and evaluates data processing development and reporting related to program assessment and evaluation. Ensures accuracy of data and compliance with established Center procedures. Makes certain any applicable student records/material adhere to FERPA guidelines.
    • Designs and presents study strategy workshops and related events for students. Creates and maintains academic success resources for departmental and website access. Coordinates workshop and event logistics with appropriate campus departments. Develops marketing and publicity plans to ensure that campus is aware of events.
    • Responds to student and parent inquiries. Prepares speeches, publications, and presentations concerning campus and program activities. Acts as a campus and community resource person for special events and projects. Attends professional conferences and participates in professional organizations related to program area.

    ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

    Occasional overnight travel for professional conferences. May require early morning, evening, and occasional weekend work during peak periods, campus events, and training.

    The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.


    SALARY: *39,960-$56,947

    DEADLINE: 1/23/17

    POSTING #: 2016148

    TO APPLYhttp://jobs.cofc.edu/postings/5723

    (posted 12/21/16)


    JOB SUMMARY: The University of South Carolina’s Student Success Center is searching for a dynamic, versatile, and technologically knowledgeable individual to fulfill the role of its Online Services Specialist position. The Student Success Center serves as the university’s one-stop-shop for academic support services on campus.  The Online Services Specialist supports and develops on-line and blended academic support delivery models for Student Success Center (SSC) initiatives including, Peer Tutoring, Supplemental Instruction (SI), and Success Consultations. This position works with SSC professional staff and campus partners to transition existing academic and student support services and resources to appropriate web based delivery systems. Additionally, the specialist maintains The SSC website, all associated software and acts as a liaison between University Technology Services (UTS), vendors, campus partners, and the SSC.


    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Work in collaboration with the SSC leadership team to develop a virtual Student Success Center
    • Support and develop on-line and blended academic support delivery systems for Student Success Center initiatives including, tutoring, SI, academic coaching, and advising.
    • Maintain and expand web based resource and information pages on a variety of success strategies and skills.
    • Train professional and student staff in the use of on-line technologies for program specific academic and student support. Monitor and assess use and impact of on-line support on student success and retention.
    • Actively develop partnerships with faculty to support students in classroom, on-line, and blended courses. Act as a liaison between UTS, vendors, campus partners, and the SSC.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in Information Technology Systems or a related field and 1 year experience in computer operations or a related data processing field; or a master's degree in Student Personnel Services and 1 year related experience, or equivalency.  

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience with online curriculum development and website development.  

    TO APPLY: Please go to https://uscjobs.sc.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1483725706164 to complete the application process. Refer to Requisition #011222

    For additional information about working at UofSC go to:  http://hr.sc.edu/employ.html  

    The University of South Carolina provides affirmative action and equal opportunity in education and employment for all qualified persons.   USC does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.

    (posted 1/9/17)

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