Director, Academic Support Services
NATURE OF WORK:
The Director of Academic Support Services is responsible for comprehensive academic support services programming that provide students with additional learning assistance. This person supervises and coordinates academic support services such as tutoring, Supplemental instruction, writing lab, math labs, and other student academic learning services. The director will also work closely with success coaches and faculty advisors to ensure intervention efforts are delivered to students experiencing academic distress.
Reporting to the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs,
the Director will work closely with faculty, academic leaders and
Enrollment Management teams to coordinate and design student
success initiatives that are aligned with the university strategic
The following academic and learning support initiatives are under the supervision of the Director of Academic Support Services: First-Year Experience (including ASU1101), Tutoring, Supplemental Instruction, Writing Center, Math Center.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
*At least five years' experience in a college or
university related directly to academic support/success
*Experience working with students with diverse backgrounds/life experiences.
*Experience with student retention and assessment programs and workshops.
*Master's degree required.
*Ability to effectively digitally communicate through new media, including social network sites (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram)
*Excellent computer skills and proficiency with a variety of computer applications i.e. Word, Excel, Google Tools, etc.
ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLE OF WORK:
*Supervise and manage the operations of the Academic Support
Services unit. Hire, train, and supervise peer tutors, embedded
tutors, math center staff, writing center staff and FYE
*Coordinate and schedule tutoring, supplemental instruction and embedded tutors.
*Work closely with the QEP, Student Affairs and Enrollment Management to develop cross-functional partnerships to support and implement retention and student success initiatives. This includes a concerted collaboration with stakeholders to enhance student retention, Satisfactory Academic Progress SAP) and graduation rates.
*Develop and implement processes for academic support services such as mandatory learning support for students in developmental-level and gateway courses.
*Inform program development based on empirical evidence of best practices in the field. For example, the Director may determine whether one-on-one tutoring, supplemental instruction, virtual tutoring, workshops, and/or other approaches will best support student success.
*Maintain the unit budget
*Build and manage website content
*Perform additional related duties as assigned.
REQUIRED APPLICANT DOCUMENTS:
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FACTS ABOUT THE INSTITUTION:
Albany State University is a fully accredited senior unit of the
University System of Georgia. Employees receive benefits provided
by the University System of Georgia, including, but not limited to,
medical and major medical insurance, group life insurance,
participation in the Georgia Teachers' Retirement System, Optional
Retirement Plan (Faculty and exempt employees only), Social
Security and Tuition Assistance Program after six months of
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