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Assistant Director of Academic Support

Employer
Landmark College
Location
Putney, Vermont (US)
Salary
Competitive
Date posted
May 21, 2024

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

Landmark College, located in beautiful southern Vermont, is a unique, accredited college for bright neurodivergent students with learning differences (LD; including dyslexia, ADHD, autism, and executive function challenges). Landmark provides an intentionally designed, resource-rich academic and student life model within a private liberal arts college environment.

A position with Landmark College is more than just a job; it is an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of promising college students and to help us change how the public thinks about education. We champion a strength-based model and give students the skills and strategies they need to achieve their goals. A fully accredited, not-for-profit institution, Landmark College offers bachelor’s and associate degrees in liberal studies, studio arts, psychology, business, life science and computer science.

The Assistant Director of the Drake Center for Academic Support supports the Director of Academic Support and Placement by managing the operational staffing needs during the academic year, communicating information about academic support services, collaborating on training for staff, and fostering connections across campus departments. This is a full-time, year-round position and reports to the Director of Academic Support and Placement.

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

  • Prior supervisory experience, demonstrating the ability to lead and manage staff needs effectively.
  • Understanding of FERPA, ADA law, and other laws/regulations that pertain to working with college students is expected. The ability to responsibly handle confidential/sensitive information is critical.
  • Strong verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of best practices in supporting students with learning differences.
  • Ability to stay organized and manage a variety of administrative responsibilities.
  • Comfort and experience with troubleshooting issues and addressing unexpected situations in the moment.
  • Proficiency with educational tools and technologies. Knowledge of TutorTrac is preferred but not required.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinates the staffing of the Drake Center, in conjunction with other Academic Affairs administrators and the Office of Human Resources, as necessary.
  • Addresses questions and needs from students, staff, and faculty as it pertains to academic support.
  • Develops and manages a staff schedule for the Drake Center that provides effective coverage during the academic year, summer, and January terms.
  • Hires, trains, and supervises staff and student employees. Monitors and records staff hours and submits payment information to the Office of Human Resources for payroll processing.
  • Communicates information about hours and support to offices on campus.
  • Provides information about student use, needs, and gaps in support to the Director of Academic Support and Placement.
  • Works with the Director of Academic Support and Placement to prepare yearly budgets.
  • Collaborates with the Director of Academic Support and Placement to develop, lead, and organize staff trainings and meetings.
  • Partners with Landmark College departments and stakeholders, such as the Landmark College Institute for Research and Training, LC Online, the Bay Area Success Center, advising, and Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC), to advance projects and initiatives.

Interested individuals should provide a cover letter, resume or CV, and the names of three work references. Electronic submissions are preferred. Please email your application to humanresources@landmark.edu. Applications may also be mailed to Director of Human Resources, Landmark College, 19 River Road South, Putney, Vermont 05346. Review of applications will begin immediately. No phone calls please.

Diversifying the student body, faculty, and administration is congruent with our mission. We value diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, national origin, neurodiversity, race, and religion. Landmark College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability employer.

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Landmark College

While many colleges offer special programs for students with learning disabilities (LD) and other learning challenges, Landmark College is one of the only accredited colleges in the United States designed exclusively for students who learn differently, including students with learning disabilities (such as dyslexia), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and autism.

Landmark College’s mission is to transform the way students learn, educators teach, and the public thinks about education. We provide highly accessible approaches to learning that empower individuals who learn differently to exceed their aspirations and to achieve their greatest potential. Through the Landmark College Institute for Research and Training, the College aims to extend its mission across the nation and throughout the world.

Students at Landmark College get far more personal, directed assistance than at traditional colleges that often offer a grab bag of accommodations for students with learning disabilities, ADHD, or autism. Students at Landmark College receive individualized attention from classroom instructors—in courses tailored to meet their educational needs. This is evidenced by our exceptionally low student/faculty ratio of 6:1. Our experienced advisors meet frequently with students to review and guide their progress. In addition to advising, a wide array of other academic support is integral to a Landmark College education, including executive function coachingeducational technology support, and the services of our centers for academic support. All instructors are trained professional educators, not teaching assistants or peer tutors.

Landmark College is located in Putney, Vermont, in the southeastern part of the state. The campus is two and a half hours from Boston and four hours from New York. Southern Vermont also has a great deal to offer. Within half an hour of campus, faculty, staff and students can find amenities more often associated with an urban environment, including movie theaters, shops, restaurants, live music, art, and theater. Members of the campus community who love the outdoors will find world-class skiing, snowboarding, hiking, kayaking, and mountain biking just minutes from campus.

Our Office of Human Resources strives to ensure that we are an employer of choice, attracting and retaining uniquely talented individuals able to advance the College’s position as the college of choice for students who learn differently. We are committed to a philosophy that recognizes each person as an individual, worthy of respect, trust, dignity and fair treatment, and we apply these tenets to serve, support, and value all members of our community.

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