Associate Director of the Academic Success Center

Institution & Website Southern Connecticut State University
Job Title: Associate Director of the Academic Success Center
Duties & Responsibilities: Southern Connecticut State University seeks a dynamic individual and proven team player to serve as the Associate Director of the Academic Success Center. As an intentionally diverse and student-centered university, Southern is committed to academic excellence, access, social justice, and service for the public good. Founded as a teachers college in 1893, Southern has evolved over the past century into a comprehensive university offering 114 graduate and undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and professional disciplines. It is one of four universities in the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System. The University is located in New Haven, a city rich with arts and culture, and less than 90 miles from New York City and 140 miles from Boston. Reporting to the Director of the Academic Success Center, the Associate Director of the Academic Success Center will assist the Director in the overall management of the Academic Success Center including: helping students to improve their academic performance; providing oversight of the tutoring specific services; delivering academic specific workshops; and serving as a vital resource to students, faculty, and staff in the capacity of an academic success coach. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of and experience with best practices for an Academic Success Center in the following areas: tutoring and writing support; curriculum and instruction design; an understanding of how students learn; academic workshops; and academic success coaching. Additionally, the ideal candidate will understand the mission of a public university in an urban setting, be able to develop innovative academic support programming specific to Southern’s student population and have experience supervising students and/or staff, managing projects independently, and working with diverse student populations. The preferred candidate will be able to articulate a vision for the role of the academic success center in higher education; demonstrate success with partnerships across campus; communicate a strong passion for making a difference in the lives of students through academic support initiatives; have knowledge in cognitive development and learning; and be resourceful and creative. A Master’s degree in counseling, education, student development, or related field and a minimum of four years of experience in academic/learning support including experience in one or more of the following areas: tutoring, writing support, curriculum and instruction design, academic workshops, academic success coaching, or other related areas are required. For full consideration, please submit a letter of application, resume, and contact information for three professional references to Karen Morcaldi at Review of applications will begin on November 30th and the position will remain open until filled.
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