Senior Academic Learning Specialist

Posting Details

Job # 037099 Department Code 20210-5134 Department Academic Affairs Job Title Senior Academic Learning Specialist Location Syracuse, NY Pay Range Commensurate with Experience Staff Level S5 FLSA Status Exempt Hours

Standard University business hours

8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs.

Job Type Full-time Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description

The Senior Academic Learning Specialist is responsible for planning, developing, overseeing and assessing new and existing academic support programs for the Center for Learning and Student Success ( CLASS ). The work involves: planning and designing new academic support programs; assuring that new programs follow best practices based on relevant research, literature and standards established by the College Reading and Learning Association, the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education, and other relevant professional associations; hiring peer (undergraduate) and graduate student workers to deliver programs: providing daily oversight, supervision and evaluation of those student workers; planning and overseeing the budget for these programs; building and fostering relationships with faculty, advising staff, and deans, whose courses and academic programs CLASS programs support; giving direction to other Academic Learning Specialists through collaboration with the Associate Director; and overseeing data collection and analysis to assess these programs.


Master’s degree preferred.
At least three years of experience in a higher education field involving teaching and learning and experience in tutoring, academic coaching or related academic support services strongly preferred.
Supervisory experience required. Academic preparation and/or tutoring experience in mathematics or the natural sciences desirable.

Job Specific Qualifications

At least three years of experience in teaching, tutoring and/or related academic support programming.
At least one year of experience in program administration and supervision, preferably in a higher education setting; ability and sensitivity in working with students from varied backgrounds and with varying perspectives; good organizational and communication skills; knowledge of and proficiency in the use of web-based programs for the delivery and support of tutoring, academic coaching and other related academic support services.


Planning and developing academic support programs, in collaboration with University faculty, department chairs and administration, including tutoring, academic coaching, workshops and clinics.

Supervising the operation of new and existing academic support programming, including tutoring, academic coaching, workshops and clinics.
This position will develop content for programming, in response to an identified need on the part of the campus academic community.

Hiring, training, supervising and evaluating peer and graduate student tutors and academic coaches.

Building and fostering relationships with faculty, advising and deans whose courses and academic programs CLASS supports. Responsible
for direct communication and interface to determine needs pertaining to identification of courses to be offered as group tutoring sessions for a
given semester, as well as communication pertaining to the identification and development of other academic support programming.

Planning and oversight of budget for academic support programming. Responsible for the planning and development of the academic support
programming budget as well as oversight during the FY to monitor expenses of programming.

Physical Requirements Tools/Equipment Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit

About the Syracuse area

Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

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