Associate Director of Academic Transitions

Institution & Website University of Nevada, Las Vegas – UNLV
Job Title: Associate Director of Academic Transitions
Salary
Duties & Responsibilities: The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) invites applications for Associate Director of Academic Transitions, Academic Success Center [17395]. PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 29,000 students and 3,000 faculty and staff that is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a research university with high research activity. UNLV offers a broad range of respected academic programs and is on a path to join the top tier of national public research universities. The university is committed to enhancing efforts to attract and retain top students and faculty, educating the region’s diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada. ROLE of the POSITION The Academic Success Center (ASC) is seeking a dynamic, full-time Associate Director of Academic Transitions. This professional position will serves as a key member of the ASC Executive Team to coordinate, develop, and advance ASC courses, which includes COLA 100E: First-Year Seminar (FYS) for Exploring Majors, Second-Year Seminars (SYS) for Exploring Majors, and other potential offerings and deliveries. The Associate Director’s greatest responsibility is coordinating COLA 100E, which is the largest FYS program at UNLV that serves over 600 students every academic year. COLA 100E is a 3-credit general education course offered in small class sizes (most often 20-25 students) and taught primarily by faculty-in-residence, lecturers, and part-time instructors. COLA 100E has a standardized curriculum that is based on empirical research and national best practices. The Associate Director will be responsible for faculty recruitment, extensive training, supervision, assessment, and other forms of evaluation. The Associate Director will also teach a 4/0 FYS load (or equivalent) in addition to developing and advancing curriculum. The Associate Director generally oversees the ASC academic coordination of UNLV’s Exploring Majors and will be involved in other retention, progression, and completion (RPC) programs and Top Tier projects. For instance, this position will serve as the ASC academic faculty representative on imperative campus-wide committees and initiatives. Other duties will be assigned by the Associate Dean, Director of Academic Transitions, and members of the Dean’s Office. The Associate Director will be the second highest rank within the Academic Transition unit, and assumes the leadership of the unit in the absence of the Director. QUALIFICATIONS To be considered for the Associate Director of Academic Transitions, candidates must possess at minimum a doctoral degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Required work experience includes each of the following: • Teaching first-year seminars/experience courses at a college or university • Two or more years of experience working at a college or university Preferred work experience includes each of the following: • Curriculum development • Higher education management, including faculty • Involvement in the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience Strong candidates should possess the following: • Knowledge regarding national empirical research and best practices surrounding first-year seminars • Interpersonal, organization, and oral and written communication skills • Ability to multitask and manage competing priorities • High professional standards, attention to detail, and strong customer service orientation • Positive, professional attitude • Team orientation • Knowledge of UNLV and academic success programs • Punctuality Finalist applicants will be subject to a background check. SALARY RANGE Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding. APPLICATION DETAILS Applicants are required to submit each of the three following material components: 1) A letter of interest, 2) a detailed resume/CV listing qualifications and experience, and 3) the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based. As mentioned, finalist applicants will be subject to a background check. Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on March 13, 2017. Best consideration will be gained for applicants who submitted all required materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to the Search Committee, and are to be submitted via on-line application at https://hrsearch.unlv.edu. For assistance with UNLV’s on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-3504 or applicant.inquiry@unlv.edu. UNLV is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. 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Requirements
Starting Date & Posting Dates  Starting Date: July 1, 2016 Position is open until filled. For best consideration, please apply by February 18, 2016.
Submit the Following Information:  Interested candidates should apply online at https://www.unrsearch.com/postings/19772

Director of Learning Support Services

Institution & Website Vincennes University, Vincennes, Indianawww.vinu.edu
Job Title: Director of Learning Support Services
Salary  Salary range of $60,000 to $67,000, commensurate with experience.
Duties & Responsibilities: 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.
  • Coordinate the recruitment, credentialing, training, scheduling, supervision, and evaluation of full and part-time staff, including student peer tutors.
  • Organize a student tutor training program.
  • Manage the operation of the Learning Support Services hub.
  • Market the Learning Support Services program to students and to faculty and staff at VU’s campuses and locations.
  • Work closely with faculty, student services personnel, and success center coordinators to develop and enhance the learning services offered to students, including the specific needs of different student populations such as students on academic probation.
  • Manage the budget for the program, including identifying budget priorities.
  • Oversee tutoring and testing technologies, including tutoring software.
  • Coordinate the development of the Learning Support Services webpage.
  • Oversee strategic planning of Learning Support Services.
  • Implement assessment plans that address program evaluation and develop reports on the impact of Learning Support Services program that can guide improvement of the program.

 

The Director of Learning Support Services reports to the Assistant Provost of Curriculum and Instruction and will work with various Academic Affairs personnel on the Vincennes and Jasper campuses and at other locations to coordinate and offer tutoring and other services. The position of Director of Learning Support Services is a twelve month administrative position with benefits.

Requirements
  • A minimum of a Master’s degree in education, developmental education, human development, or a relevant discipline.
  • Five years of supervisory experience in an academic support or student success/student development program.
  • Teaching, tutoring, administrative, or advising experience in higher education.
  • Strong leadership, academic, communication, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to use technology to perform various job functions.
  • Experience working with a diverse student population.

 

The successful applicant must possess a leadership philosophy that emphasizes an environment of collegiality incorporating open communication, team management, and student service.  The Director will be expected to demonstrate strong decision making skills and function independently with limited supervision.

Starting Date & Posting Dates  Application Deadline: The position will remain open until filled, but to be guaranteed full consideration, candidates should apply by November 15, 2016.    

 Starting Date:

January/February 2017

Submit the Following Information: Mail or email a letter of application; resume/curriculum vitae; and names, addresses, and telephone number of at least three references.  The position will remain open until filled, but to be guaranteed full consideration, candidates should apply by November 15, 2016.  Applications should be mailed to:

Vincennes University

Human Resources

1002 N. First St.

Vincennes, IN 47591

Or email to: jobs@vinu.edu

Director of Learning Resources

Institution & Website California College of the Arts http://www.cca.edu
Job Title Director of Learning Resources
Salary  Commesurate with experience
Duties & Responsibilities The Director of Learning Resources administers a successful coaching (tutoring) program by selecting, training, and supervising tutors and assisting with tutoring when needed. Learning Resource coaches, who are primarily graduate and advanced undergraduate students joined by two faculty members with limited hours, provide supplemental instruction in Writing, Visual Studies (Art History), Math/Science, select Software programs (such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Autocad, Final Cut Pro, Dreamweaver), and Time Management/Study Skills. While the Learning Resource Center is open to everyone, international students constitute a significant portion of its clientele, with a growing population of graduate students making use of its services. This position has been redefined and expanded for a new leader who will assess current and emerging student needs across the College, adapt to new and evolving academic programs, harness new technologies and delivery methods, and create a new vision for a Learning Resource Center suitable for a creative, dynamic educational environment like CCA. It is a full-time, year-round role with release time to teach two developmental writing courses—usually during the spring and summer terms and typically targeting English Language Learners—but is also highly administrative and manages the work of 30+ work-study student coaches per year. The incumbent will be based in Oakland with one day per week on average in San Francisco. Optimally, the selected candidate will begin in May to overlap with the current Coordinator of Learning Resources, who is retiring. REPORTS TO: Associate Vice President for Student Affairs DEPARTMENT: Student Affairs RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: Coach selection, hiring, and supervision: Hire 30+ qualified coaches per semester via the Workday human resource system. Create schedules, train coaches on online appointment-scheduling and timesheet-submission systems. Maintain accurate and timely logs of coaching hours. Ensure that coaching staff employs appropriate communication and pedagogical skills, is familiar with how to make college referrals, can guide students on communication and follow-up with faculty, and understands administrative processes. Provide ongoing support, feedback, and guidance to coaches. Attend yearly Work Study supervisor trainings every summer. Supplemental coaching/instruction: Offer individual or small-group coaching as needed, particularly during midterm and the last few weeks of each semester, when the director may spend up to 10+ hours per week on direct coaching to supplement student coach availability. Training and teaching: Provide mandatory training for coaches during first six weeks of the fall semester and offer a condensed training at the start of spring semester and/or summer session as needed. Teach two developmental writing courses, usually during the spring and summer terms and typically targeting English Language Learners (teaching opportunities will be contingent on ongoing demonstration of teaching effectiveness). Consultations and presentations: In coordination with Writing & Literature faculty and Academic Affairs staff, provide occasional workshops in ELL pedagogical methods for instructors across the college (typically two per semester, one on each campus). Give presentations about LRC services or English Language Learners as requested to First Year Advisors and Program Experts (faculty liaisons to academic advising), Writing & Literature faculty, Humanities & Sciences faculty, new faculty, etc. Occasionally consult for individual faculty and staff from student affairs, enrollment services, etc. about fostering a successful learning environment for ELL students. Marketing and outreach: Establish mission, vision, and learning objectives of the unit. Promulgate philosophy of coaching. Share information about LRC and coaching services to the larger CCA community via newsletters, flyers, class visits, and orientation presentations (new student orientation, international student orientation); coordinate with faculty to familiarize self with coaching-relevant course content, arrange referrals, etc. Operations and fiscal management: Anticipate and plan for emerging coaching needs, such as for online courses, graduate students, etc. Monitor the Learning Resource Center in Oakland and San Francisco, update software on LRC computers and order supplies as needed; oversee LRC website content; develop and monitor operational budget, including coaching expenditures. Assessment: Develop ongoing assessment tools to measure program outcomes. Use data about usage and effectiveness of coaching to modify staffing levels and/or improve services to advance student success and retention; write occasional (usually three per year) reports as requested by the Vice President for Student Affairs. Professional Memberships: Maintain active membership in professional organizations, such as TESOL, CATESOL, AET, and/or ACTLA. Representing Student Affairs: Represent the Division of Student Affairs at select campus committees, including the International Student (Admission) Meeting, the ESL committee in Writing & Literature, and the Student Affairs Leadership Team. Responding to emergencies: Manage response to mild to moderate risk-level student emergencies (missing students, physical health issues, victims of certain crimes) and respond to more serious emergencies under the direction of Student Affairs senior leadership. Participate in retention efforts conducted by the Division of Student Affairs. Ensure that the LRC coaches follow student affairs paraprofessional emergency protocols. Serve as a member of the CCA Emergency Response Team. Responding to misconduct: Take an increasing role in preventing and responding to incidents of harassment, discrimination, and misconduct (as determined by student affairs senior leadership). Ensure that the team follows CCA protocols for reporting and responding to possible incidents. Help establish a student culture in which diversity is encouraged and where students learn to respect differences, take responsibility for their actions, and exercise leadership. Work to support a college-wide learning environment that acknowledges diversity and utilizes diverse tools and thought to raise awareness for how and what we learn. Other duties: Perform other duties as assigned by the Associate Vice President.
Requirements  MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: This position requires a Master’s degree in TESOL with experience teaching college-level writing or in Composition with additional credential/experience in TESOL or equivalent. Significant tutoring experience is required, with a strong preference for tutoring related to English Language Learners or composition at the developmental level. Experience or education in working with students with learning disabilities is strongly preferred, as is experience with supervision, budget management, and online human resources systems. Background in Art History and familiarity with software programs for which coaching is provided are helpful but not required, as is acquaintance with art education and/or communities of artists. Current CCA students may not apply for this position. This position requires significant attention to detail and a high level of proficiency with administrative processes and technology, including Word and Excel, Google Apps for Education, and ideally web-based human resource systems. Also essential are excellent time management, organizational, and communication skills (both oral and written) and the ability to effectively work and communicate with students, faculty, and staff. Candidates should be flexible and resourceful and enjoy both the challenges and pleasures of working as a team-member at an educational institution.
Starting Date & Posting Dates  CCA’s hope is to begin the job at the end of April or beginning of May so as to overlap with the current Learning Resources Coordinator. However, the option exists for a mid-summer start date.
Submit the Following Information:  Please click on the orange APPLY button at https://cca.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/CCA/job/Oakland/Director-of-Learning-Resources_R501250-1

Director of the Academic Success Center

Institution & Website Georgia Southern University http://www.georgiasouthern.edu
Job Title Director of the Academic Success Center
Salary  Commensurate with Experience
Duties & Responsibilities 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. Coordinates the Learning Support Program and serves on the Regents Advisory Committee for Learning Support. 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.
Requirements  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.
Starting Date & Posting Dates  Application Deadline: March 25, 2016
Submit the Following Information:  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.