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Assistant Director

Categories: Pacific Region 9


Center for Advising and Academic Success


Whittier College  

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Position Description
The Center for Advising and Academic Services at Whittier College seeks an Assistant Director. The Assistant Director will work with the Director to coordinate the services of the Center for Advising and Academic Success. The Assistant Director’s primary responsibility will be to oversee the Tutoring and Student-Athlete Peer Mentoring program including the hiring, training, and supervision of student employees as well as the assessment and evaluation of tutoring and peer mentoring program services. The successful candidate will also provide support in the forms of advising, registering new students, teaching, conducting workshops on college building skills, and tracking student progress.The Assistant Director will assist the Center for Advising & Academic Success (CAAS) support the Peer Tutoring Program, Student-Athlete Academic Services, and Academic Counseling for students on Academic Probation and Warning.

Responsible for the management of the Peer Tutoring program including the recruitment, hiring, training and supervision of student tutors.
• Responsible for the management of the Student Athlete Peer Mentoring Program, including the recruitment, hiring, training and supervision of student staff.
• Assess and evaluate the tutoring and academic department supplemental instruction program services, student athlete study hall and academic support services program, and Student Athlete Peer Mentoring Program.
• Develops and maintains tutoring schedules online, web pages, and initiate outreach and marketing of academic support services to campus community.
• Coordinate Student-Athlete academic services program- work with various athletic teams in determining the best academic study program, and follow up with student-athletes in the program.
• Advise students on academic policies, liberal education requirements, and major exploration.
• Assist the Director with teaching and curriculum development of a 1 unit Whittier Seminar courses for first year students and for student athlete academic success.
• Facilitate various academic skills workshops for student athletes each semester.
• Assist Director with implementation of the Academic Recovery Program; including academically counseling students on academic probation and warning; creating educational contracts and tracking progress.
•Follow-up with PEAP cases that are delegated from Director and provide clear counseling notes regarding the case for the PEAP Committee and the Director.
• Run TutorTrac reports for athletic teams weekly.
• Collaborate and develop relationships with faculty and Student Life student services on campus in order to better support and provide students with resources.
• Assist Director with coordinating new student registration for fall and spring; including advising and registering new students, training student peer advisors, working with parents, Orientation Coordinator, Admissions, Business and Financial Aid departments. 

Application Information
Application Deadline: March 11, 2016 The position is based in Whittier, California. To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and salary history to: or mail to Whittier College, Attn: Human Resources Manager, 13406 E Philadelphia Street Whittier, CA 90608. AA/AOE.

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Additional Information
You may email the Director of CAAS, at if you have any specific questions about the position. 

Contact Information
Andrea Villegas, M.A. Director, Center for Advising & Academic Success (CAAS)Whittier College13406 Philadelphia Street // Whittier, CA 90608Dept.: 562.907.4816 // Office: 562.907.4818
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Required Qualifications 
Previous Experience:
Experience in management of academic support programs or services; experience advising and knowledge of advising techniques; knowledge of best practices in one-on-one peer and group tutoring, learning assistance, and supplemental instruction strategies preferred; experience developing and leading workshops or seminars. Successful candidates will also have prior supervision and project management experience; demonstrated experience in assessing student based services.
Knowledge and Education: Bachelor’s degree, preferred Master’s degree in education, psychology, counseling, or related field, and at least 2-3 years’ experience providing academic support services for students at the college level. Strong written and verbal communication skills required. Qualified candidates should have experience working with college level students and student-athletes in academic support environments. Candidates will also have insight into the needs of first-generation and/or underrepresented college students, student - athletes, and a commitment to the ideals of a liberal arts education.