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Academic Skills Center: Director

University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Commensurate with Experience
Date posted
Jun 3, 2024

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Student Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time

POSITIONA full-time, professional academic staff position is available in The Academic Skills Center beginning August 15, 2024. The working title for this assignment is Director, Academic Skills Center with an official title of Learning Center Director (B). This is a limited appointment. The salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSA master's degree from a regionally accredited institution; college-level teaching experience;  experience with academic skills center functions such as student success courses, Supplemental Instruction, peer tutoring, peer coaching, and development and support of online learning resources; commitment to a strengths-based approach to student support; experience supervising or leading a team; ability to create a climate of collaboration within and beyond the Academic Skills Center; demonstrated commitment to support and enhance the diversity and cultural and global awareness of students, faculty, and staff.


Leadership and Supervision:

  • Set the direction of the Academic Skills Center (ASC), including identification of student needs and evidence-based practices to meet those needs
  • Develop and supervise 3-4 learning specialists, a department assistant, and graduate student(s) when applicable
  • Support learning specialists in the hiring, training and evaluation of student tutors, coaches and SI leaders
  • Oversee the hiring, training, and supervision of student employees staffing the Welcome Desk in the Student Success Center
  • Manage the ASC Center budget, aligning spending with strategic priorities

Program Delivery and Development:

  • Oversee all ASC operations, including curriculum development, staffing and evaluation of credit bearing courses, Supplemental Instruction, peer tutoring, peer coaching, Student Success Program, academic support for online learners, and web presence.
  • Teach two to three sections of student success classes yearly based on the needs of the unit
  • Develop new programs as indicated by student need and evidence-based practice
  • Assess all ASC programming to support continuous improvement and report annually to AVC and University Assessment Committee

Collaboration and Outreach:

  • Develop and implement a strategic communication plan to raise awareness, increase referrals, and increase use of services.
  • Serve as liaison to the Rapid Response Team in Enrollment Management with advice on resources for students in need of academic support
  • Communicate and collaborate regularly with Associate Deans to support students on academic concern, probation, and probation after suspension.
  • Promote collaborative relationships with other directors in the Student Success Center as well as students, faculty, staff, and administrators to generate a positive working and learning climate
  • Engage in professional development
  • Serve on university committees aligned with interest and expertise
  • Perform other duties as identified by the Associate Vice Chancellor-Academic Affairs

THE UNITThe Academic Skills Center consists of 5 staff members including the director. The Academic Skills Center (ASC) provides academic support programs that enhance students¿ ability to learn both generally and in particular disciplines, build resilience and academic confidence, and increase rates of retention and graduation. Programs provided by the ASC include student success courses, Supplemental Instruction (SI), peer tutoring and peer coaching. Services are provided at various times in the Student Success Center, McIntyre Library, and the Suites residence hall. Additional information on the unit can be found at

UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITYUW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,000 students and 1,200 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation. To learn more about UWEC, visit Employees | UW-Eau Claire (

The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site: You must create an account and login before you can apply.  If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login."  Click the link to the Academic Skills Center: Director, Academic Skills position (Job ID # 20903) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically.  Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.  Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format:

  • Letter of application
  • Resume
  • Unofficial graduate school transcript [if applicable]
  • Names and contact information for three references.

Please direct requests for additional information to: Mary Hoffman;

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by June 24, 2024.  However, screening may continue until position is filled.

The University reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).

The UW-Eau Claire Police Department is dedicated to maintaining a safe and secure environment for learning and working. Although crime at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is limited, the University Police want students, faculty and staff to be aware of crime on campus and the area surrounding the campus. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose annual information about campus crime. Visit Campus Security and Fire Report. Also visit our Campus Security Authority(CSA) policy.

UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer.

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