Position Type: Administrative Appointment
Classification Title: Director, Tutoring and Academic Support
Position’s Functional Title: Director, Tutoring and Academic Support
Position Start Date: 07-01-2014
Department: Academic Resource Center, SAS
Location: University Park
Position Summary: The Director of Tutoring and Academic Support provides vision, oversight, and implements programs and procedures for a wide range of peer and paraprofessional tutoring, including, but not limited to: study groups, workshops, Supplemental Instruction (SI), online delivery modalities and early intervention strategies that promote and help ensure student success. The Director will provide ongoing consultation and communicate with faculty and university wide program coordinators for tutor recruitment and identification of students in need of academic support. The Director will expand current programs assisting students on an Academic Recovery Plan (probation). The Director will also facilitate the hiring of tutors, assist in the training, supervision and evaluation of student tutors in collaboration with the Math/Science/Business Coordinator and the Writing Center Coordinator, and will directly supervise these two Coordinators. This individual will also coordinate tutoring for additional academic subject areas. The Director will conduct ongoing assessment of tutoring needs and specific student needs, address concerns and negotiate their resolution.
Governors State University is the only regional, public, comprehensive university in Chicago’s south suburban area, serving approximately 7,750 students. GSU provides affordable and accessible undergraduate and graduate education to culturally and economically diverse students with undergraduate tuition that is the most affordable in the state.
The campus, conveniently located in University Park, Illinois, is characterized by the quiet of its scenic 760 acre campus amidst vigorous suburban and business growth, towns of character and interest, along with Metra access to the vibrancy of the Chicago Loop, just 35 miles away. The campus and surrounding community enjoy the excellent cultural offerings of Governors State University’s Center for Performing Arts, as well as its acclaimed Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park.
Minimum Qualifications – Master’s degree required
– Three to five years of teaching and/or tutoring experience, curriculum development experience, program coordination, management, staff supervision and conflict resolution in a higher education setting
– Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, databases, SPSS and other relevant software relating to tutoring activities
Preferred Qualifications – Preferred degrees in education, liberal studies and/or arts and related experience working with diverse traditional and non-traditional college students
– Experience recruiting, hiring and training peer tutors using one of the national tutoring association models and/or learning assistance organizations
– Experience and demonstrated success with an early alert and/or probation or academic recovery program
Posting Date 05-07-2014
Closing Date Open Until Filled