Assistant Director of Academic Resources

Job Description:

Reporting to the Director of the Harte Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), the Assistant Director of Academic Resources is part of a team of scholars and practitioners intent upon promoting student success, academic thriving, and a robust culture of learning at Washington and Lee University.

Washington and Lee University actively promotes a dynamic and inclusive environment that allows students and employees of multiple backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives to learn, work, and thrive together. Successful candidates will contribute to that environment and exhibit potential for excellence in their areas of expertise.

  • Collaborates with other center for teaching and learning faculty and staff as part of a holistic, unified team dedicated to supporting students and enriching the learning environment of the institution as a whole.

  • Develops and implements communications, resources, and/or programs that offer strategies for developing competencies in effective note taking, reading comprehension, study skills, and test taking skills, as well as strategic thinking, problem solving, and working effectively with teams.

  • Develops and implements communications, resources, and/or programs and individual/small group coaching sessions highlighting resiliency, emotional intelligence, and thriving.

  • Collaborates with academic and class deans and other individuals from across campus to assess, support, and monitor student needs, as well as develop programming, with the goal of supporting student success at the individual and collective level

  • Coaches students at all levels, offers individualized, creative, and varied learning strategies to address learning habits, goal setting, learning and test taking strategies, and time management.

  • Refers students to other resources, both within and beyond the CTL.

  • Collaborates with academic technologies to assist students in understanding and utilizing academic learning technologies.

  • Assists with development of peer tutors and other academic support programs.

  • Performs additional related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

A bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 2-3 years of higher education experience or a combination of education and experience from which a similar skill set would be obtained is required. An advanced degree in education, psychology, or counseling, and/or extensive experience in higher education is preferred. Must be knowledgeable about both the cognitive and the affective dimensions of learning and student life, have both vision and practical skills, and be capable of designing and implementing short- and long-term programming that is integrated with the broader mission of W&L’s Center for Teaching and Learning. Must demonstrate evidence of experience and success working with diverse populations. Some teaching experience in higher ed desirable; at the very least, candidate must be a highly effective communicator with strong organizational, facilitation, and presentation skills. Ability to prioritize work, and manage multiple tasks and projects. Ability to influence others, gather information from individuals and groups, build collaborative relationships and develop rapport within and across the university. Proficiency with MS Office software including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Application Instructions

Cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information are required. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

External Applicants: Please upload your resume on the Quick Apply screen. Your application will automatically populate your resume details, and you may verify and update data on the My Information page. Add your cover letter and any other documents required for the position to the Resume/CV document upload section at the bottom of the My Experience application page. You will not be able to modify your application after you submit it . The My Experience page is the only opportunity to add your cover letter and supporting document attachments. The online application form requires you provide names and contact information for three professional references.

Current W&L Employees: Apply from your existing Workday account. Do not apply from the website. Log in to Workday. Click on the Career Application and select the Open W&L Jobs report. Locate the position and click Apply . Update your Education and Job History. Attach your cover letter and resume, and provide three professional references in the appropriate boxes. Refer to this Job Aid for additional guidance.

Physical Requirements:

  • Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm as in handling.

  • Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.

  • Repetitive motions: Making substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.

Types of Work: Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Work schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm with occasional evening and weekend hours required.

Benefit Eligible



Weekly Hours:


Minimum Pay:

Pay commensurate with experience.

Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view, interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working environment for all through open and substantive dialogue.

Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all-inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

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