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Assistant Director of the Office of Academic Resources

Haverford College
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 20, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Faculty Affairs, Other Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Other Student Affairs
Salary Band
Not specified
Employment Type
Full Time
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Haverford College invites applications to our available full time, exempt, benefit eligible Assistant Director of the Office of Academic Resources.

The Office of Academic Resources at Haverford College is looking for a dynamic, innovative, creative, and equity-minded practitioner prepared to join the OAR during an exciting new chapter in the history of Haverford College. The OAR plays an essential role in building an inclusive academic culture at Haverford, and as the office celebrates its tenth year we're excited about the new opportunities ahead to strengthen and expand our mission to support student agency, persistence, and success for all students at Haverford from their first semester to commencement. The assistant director will be a key leader and play an absolutely vital role in the growth and direction of the office.

Responsibilities :

Academic Coaching & Mentoring (60%)

  • Provide individualized academic coaching sessions that build upon a student's metacognitive abilities, executive functioning skills, and the academic literacies necessary to navigate the unique rigor and demands of the Haverford curriculum. Areas of specialization include, but are not limited to: academic reading strategies, time/values management, managing/overcoming procrastination, perfectionism & imposter syndrome, building academic resilience, semester planning, discipline specific learning strategies, and exam prep/ reflection/ analysis
  • Serve as a mentor, coach, and guide to high achieving students as they navigate the often complex socio-emotional aspects of navigating and succeeding at a rigorous and prestigious educational institution
  • Maintain accurate, timely, and detailed records of all academic coaching sessions

Peer Instruction Coordination, Supervision, & Assessment (30%)

  • Recruit, hire, and provide ongoing mentoring and guidance for all peer tutors
  • Track hours, and manage budget for one-to-one peer tutoring
  • Recruit, and hire the Peer Tutor Leadership Board and collaborate to facilitate trainings, identify needs, and create community among peer tutors
  • Create innovative solutions to support high demand courses, particularly in STEM
  • Work with faculty (and students) to identify potential pathways and/or additional support structures to better support student learning, success, and persistence in their classroom
  • Collaborate closely with the OAR director, faculty, institutional research, and advancement to assess the he peer instruction program's effectiveness and impact using data-informed decision making

Program Development and Office Administration (10%)

  • Actively promote diversity, equity, and inclusion through critical conversations, compassionate care, and strategic outreach efforts to various student populations in all facets of the role
  • Assist with preparation and execution of OAR events and programming, such as academic skills workshops, orientation presentations, and panel discussions
  • Maintain asense of place,within the office: an inclusive space and community of care where students can connect with peers and staff who are encouraging and supportive
  • Serve on institutional committees as needed

Qualifications :

  • Master's degree required in the field of higher education, STEM education, literacy studies, or another relevant discipline/field of study
  • At least three years of progressive experience in educational administration and promoting academic excellence and student success.
  • The successful candidate will have a commitment to equity across the college community. They will be exceptionally organized, take initiative, reliable, and attentive to detail. They will also possess strong interpersonal skills, demonstrating an attitude of resilience, patience, and humor.

Special Requirements

Covid-19 Vaccination :All faculty and staff (including contract workers) who are employed or engaged by Haverford College must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and provide proof of vaccination, unless an exemption from this policy has been granted as an accommodation or otherwise.

Physical Demands and Environmental Conditions Required of this Position

  • Lifting (to exert strength to move objects from one place to another):

    • Sedentary Lifting: (0-10 pounds):Up to three hours
    • Light Lifting (10-20 pounds):Up to three hours
    • Moderate Lifting (20-50 pounds):Never
    • Heavy Lifting (50 to 100 pounds):Never
  • Pulling (to draw an object toward oneself to move or change its direction ):Up to three hours
  • Pushing (to exert force upon an abject to move or change its direction):Up to three hours
  • Carrying (to hold objects while moving entire body):Up to three hours
  • Reaching or working above shoulder (to extend arms upward or outward away from body):Up to three hours
  • Walking (to move entire body in erect position):Up to three hours
  • Standing (to maintain body in erect posture in stationary position):3-6 hours
  • Sitting (to rest weight on buttocks and back of thighs with legs bent at knees):3-6 hours
  • Crouching/Stooping (to bend upper body forward while fully flexing knees):Up to three hours
  • Kneeling (to maintain upper body in erect position while resting knees on ground):Up to three hours
  • Climbing (to ascend or descent heights using ladders, scaffolding, stairs, poles, inclined surfaces):Never
  • Twisting (to rotate upper body while feet remain stationary):Never
  • Driving (operating a motor vehicle, crane, tractor, forklift, etc.):Never
  • Exposure Limitation (i.e., cold water, dust, gas, fumes, extreme temperatures):Never

To Apply : Interested applicants should complete an application, to include a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three (3) references as a single pdf or Word document by visiting . The application deadline is November 9, 2021. Failure to provide the required documents may result in lack of consideration. Haverford College does not sponsor work visas.

Haverford College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice, and providing equal opportunities and access to all individuals regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, disability, or veteran status. Women, non-binary and transgender individuals, people of color, Indigenous people, and those with other or multiple historically marginalized and/or underrepresented identities are especially encouraged to apply. Haverford College and our consortial partners are located on Lenape lands.

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