Job Positions

Director of Learning Assistance

Categories: Mid South Region 3

Department:

Academic Support & Advising

Institution:

Elon University

Date Posted:

01/10/2018

Close Date:

Open Until Filled
 

Position Description

Elon University is seeking a dynamic, experienced professional to aid in executing the vision of the new Koenigsberger Learning Center. The Center, located within Carol Grotnes Belk library, will house academic advising, disabilities resources, and learning assistance. Staff and directors in the KLC will operate collaboratively among the three units and also collaborate with other academic support divisions housed in Belk Library and across campus. The collaborative goal is to develop a synergistic approach that offers exceptional learning resources to students, faculty, and staff. Leading the learning assistance component and building on an established peer tutoring program, the director will enhance, develop, and coordinate campus-wide learning assistance options for the undergraduate population

Duties

  • Hire, train, supervise and approve payroll for approximately 100 peer tutors.
  • Transition current practice to use CRLA standards to train peer tutors for individual and group subject area tutoring.
  • Establish and train peer academic coaches who can be scheduled for one-on-one meetings or group meetings.
  • Establish and assess learning outcomes for peer tutors.
  • Coordinate with academic departments to offer supplemental instruction; train and monitor peer SI leaders accordingly.
  • Purchase or develop study skills assessments that can be taken in person or online.
  • Use best practices and work collaboratively to develop and promote learning skills and/or thriving mindset workshops, especially in the area of managing anxiety.
  • Establish policies and procedures for effective and efficient use of support services.
  • Collect, analyze, and report on data that not only tracks usage trends, but also assesses effectiveness of services and identifies areas for improvement.
  • Coordinate development and dissemination of resource materials and website content.
  • Prepare and manage budget.

Application Information

Candidates are expected to submit cover letter, resume with reference list and contact information to apply for this position at http://www.elon.edu/e-web/bft/hr/EmploymentOpp.xhtml

Institution Information

Elon University has built a national reputation as the premier student-centered liberal arts university that values strong relationships between students and their faculty and staff mentors. Elon’s 6,700 students prepare to become the ethical leaders the world needs, putting their knowledge into action on campus, in the community and around the globe. Elon is known for academic excellence across the curriculum, and for experiential learning programs in study abroad, undergraduate research, leadership, interfaith dialogue, civic engagement and community service. Elon is ranked the nation’s #1 master’s-level university for study abroad and is a top-producer of Fulbright Student Scholars and Peace Corps volunteers. U.S. News & World Report recognizes Elon more than any other university in the nation for academic programs that “Focus on Student Success.” More than 425 full-time faculty members teach in six academic units: Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences; the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business; the School of Communications; the School of Education; the School of Health Sciences; and the School of Law. Elon’s four-year graduation rate of 78 percent ranks in the top 10 percent of U.S. private universities. The student-faculty ratio is 12-1, and the average class size is 20. The university’s 636-acre residential campus in the Town of Elon, N.C., is consistently recognized as one of the nation’s finest environments for learning. The Elon Phoenix NCAA Division I athletic program is a member of the Colonial Athletic Association.

Additional Information

 

Contact Information

Sherri Wolford, Human Resources Recruitment Officer, swolford@elon.edu

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree required; Degree fields may include adult learning, counseling, higher education administration or an academic discipline.

  • Five or more years of experience in higher education with at least three of those providing academic support services to students is strongly preferred.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of learning assistance operations and techniques, tutoring techniques, learning evaluation and assessment, and data analysis is expected.

Other desirable skills include:

  • Applies tact and discretion in dealing with sensitive/confidential matters.
  • Communicates and supports those values that enhance inclusivity and diversity within the programming and administration of services.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Social media experience/skills.
  • Experience using database systems.
  • Experience implementing CRLA tutor certification
  • Experience with programmatic strategic planning that supports institutional mission.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Terminal degree