GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION: The Assistant Director is responsible for providing excellent tutoring services in math and science content for UMass Dartmouth students. Provides assistance to the Director of the Science and Engineering Center, along with overseeing all daily, budgetary, staffing operations, training, supervising and regularly evaluating tutors, receptionists and graduate assistants of the STEM Center. The Assistant Director collaborates with the academic departments to ensure appropriate tutorial support for the tutoring center, and serve as a learning specialist resource for staff and students in the areas of Mathematics Science courses. The Assistant Director will participate in conferences and workshops and serve on relevant committees that support retention and persistence to graduation efforts along with professional development.
Follows the University’s best practices to build and/or support student academic success and retention, and assist in meeting strategic objectives for persistence and timely graduation of all the student population.
EXAMPLES OF PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Assist academic tutoring services for mathematics and science courses provided by the ARC STEM Center.
- Work collaboratively with Academic Resource Center Directors and other programs to improve understanding of learning issues and provide appropriate services to meet student needs, particularly for educationally disadvantaged and learning disabled students in the areas of math and sciences.
- Assist with initiating and implementing outreach programs and workshops to meet learning and developmental needs of students in math and science.
- Serve as a liaison to the Office of Faculty Development to provide workshops for faculty and staff on various learning teaching and tutoring strategies for students in math and science.
- Develop individual learning plans to provide assistance for educationally disadvantaged students being served by the STEM Center.
- Conduct evaluation of learning program outcomes and assists with determining course placement regarding math and science courses.
- Represent the ARC at various events on and off campus such as Open House, Orientation and college fairs.
- Recruit, train and evaluate peer tutors, and graduate students and Part-time lectures for the STEM Center.
- Assist ARC Director with the writing and submission of grant funding for the Student Support Service Program.
- Assist with developing and implementing assessment tools that measure the effectiveness of the STEM Center.
- Participate in committees pertaining to Retention and Enrollment when needed.
- Perform other administrative duties as assigned by the Director of the ARC.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (REQUIRED):
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Science, Business, Special/Developmental Education or related field.
EXPERIENCE: Demonstrated (over three years) experience in the administration, supervision, of academic support centers or programs at an institution of higher education. Demonstrated experience in, staff training, program planning and management.
OTHER: Commitment to and understanding of the need of academically disadvantaged students. Occational regional and national travel. Job duties may require hours worked outside of established schedule.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
- Some knowledge of various learning, tutoring and instructional theories, strategies and practices.
- Understanding of fundamentals of math and science subject matter.
- Good supervisory, interpersonal and computer skills.
- Ability to work with faculty, staff and students.
- Ability to work with various computerized tutorial programs in mathematics and science.
- Knowledge of placement testing.
- Ability to work with adaptive technology and individual educational plans.
Applicants must be authorized for employment in the U.S. on a full time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship not available.
- Master’s degree in Math, Science, Business, or related field.
- Demonstrated experience in learning support programs.
- Grant writing experience.
DIVISION: Academic Affairs
DEPARTMENT: Academic Resource Center
BARGAINING UNIT STATUS:ESU 13
EEO STATUS: 3.7
JOB CODE: 128
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
REPORTS TO : Director of Academic Resource Center
SUPERVISES: Graduate assistants and student employees and assigned Part-Time Lecturers providing tutorial support.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
To apply please submit a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for three professional references.
The deadline for INTERNAL to apply is May 23, 2018.
The review of all applicants will begin May 24, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.