Assistant Director - Student Success Center

The University of Tennessee  |  Knoxville, TN

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Posted 2 weeks ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Assistant Director - Student Success Center

Job Type: Student Affairs Administration
Location: Knoxville, TN
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Public, 4-year
Institution Size: < 30,000 Students
Employer ID: 28751
Application Deadline: 05/06/2019

Benefits

Housing for Position:
None provided
Benefits
Housing for Position:
None provided
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Required
Major Preference:
Student Affairs
Experience:

Qualifications
Education:
Masters Required
Major Preference:
Student Affairs
Experience:

Position Description

University of Tennessee 

Knoxville, TN

 

Assistant Director - Student Success Center

 

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville is the state’s flagship research institution, a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates and a premier graduate institution. As a land-grant university, UT is committed to excellence in learning, scholarship, and engagement with society. In all its activities, the university aims to advance the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate society. UT welcomes and honors people of all races, genders, creeds, cultures, and sexual orientations, and values intellectual curiosity, pursuit of knowledge, and academic freedom and integrity. The university intends that its graduates will promote the values and institutions of representative democracy and be prepared to lead lives of personal integrity and civic responsibility.

 

The Student Success Center (SSC) fulfills its mission by providing high-quality academic support focused on student learning and success through a comprehensive network of support and referrals across academic and student affairs. The mission of UT’s Student Success Center is to ensure that all students have the opportunity to succeed by providing campus leadership and advocacy for student success at UT and identifying and implementing academic success programs that support progress toward graduation and enrich the undergraduate student experience. The SSC provides in-house academic support to undergraduate students through academic coaching, tutoring, and Supplemental Instruction. In addition, the SSC also serves as a central place where students can learn about and make use of the many academic opportunities and support programs offered within the larger UT community.

 

The Assistant Director will be primarily responsible for three functional areas: tutoring (including online tutoring support), Supplemental Instruction (SI), and Math Camp. In the areas of tutoring and SI, the Assistant Director will build upon the offerings and impact of the Student Success Center’s programs in tutoring and Supplemental Instruction and provide campus leadership and advocacy in all areas of academic support. The Student Success Center established its Supplemental Instruction program in 2008 and its tutoring program in 2012. The tutoring program, which has earned College Reading Learning Assistance (CRLA) level one certification, has expanded its tutoring offerings and outreach to a variety of locations, including the John C. Hodges Library Commons and UT residence halls. This position will also be responsible for researching and implementing online learning assistance offerings and serve as a member of the University’s Tutoring and Learning Assistance Committee.

 

The Assistant Director will also be responsible for running and overseeing Math Camp, a three-week math-preparation experience for incoming freshmen. This program is a partnership with the UTK Math Department, along with several other campus partners. Responsibilities include planning, organization, operations, and student involvement in camp activities. The Assistant Director will be responsible for the following Math Camp duties: marketing and student communication; coordination of housing, dining and other student needs; hiring, training, and supervising student counselors; and any other general direction and support related to the camp. The Assistant Director is not responsible for math instruction or coordination of learning support, which is overseen by the Math Department. More information about Math Camp can be found at mathcamp.utk.edu. 

 

The Assistant Director will be responsible for supervising approximately 50 student-employees and potentially 2 professional staff members. Additional support in overseeing these functional areas will be provided by staff coordinators (Academic Coaches).

 

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The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.


Job Requirements

Qualifications

Required qualifications:

• Applicants for the Assistant Director position must meet the following required qualifications: a Master’s degree and at least 3 years of full-time higher education professional (exempt) experience in Student Life or Academic Affairs.

 

Preferred qualifications and experience in the following areas: 

• Leadership and supervision of student support programs and initiatives; delivering learning assistance to students; retention and learning assistance research, assessment, and reporting; retention intervention programs; administrative leadership of programs involving diverse student populations; supervision of staff; tutorial, Supplemental Instruction and/or support programs for both high achieving and academically at-risk students; research and literature focusing on the first-year experience; recruiting, training, and supervising professional, graduate, and peer tutors in subject areas; excellent written and oral communication skills along with the ability to use computer technologies and software.

• Review of applicants for the positions will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is June 3, 2019. 

• Applicants are required to submit a cover letter and resume. At least 3 references will be required for final candidates.

Application Information

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