The JMU Learning Centers is seeking applications and nominations for the position of Coordinator of Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS). We support academic engagement in challenging courses by offering peer assisted study session to help students master course content, improve grades, and develop learning skills in an interactive environment with highly trained peer leaders.
The Coordinator’s core responsibility is to partner with Learning Center faculty, peer educators, and staff to advance excellence in peer education, teaching, and learning. This individual will be instrumental in integrating a growth, inclusive, and aspirational mindset into the fabric of the Learning Centers.
The JMU Learning Center connects JMU students with opportunities, programs, and resources to amplify student success. Our mission is to enhance learning through customized instruction, scholarly investigation, and faculty and student development. We embrace diversity, inclusion, and antiracism in all forms to prepare students now and for the evolving global workforce.
This position is a 10-month Instructional Faculty position.
Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Oversee recruiting, interviewing, hiring, training, supervising, and evaluating over 30 peer educators.
- Attract and involve students from underrepresented populations to better serve all students’ success.
- Supervise and evaluate the PASS Graduate Assistant.
- Contribute to departmental and university committees.
- Co-develop and update program policies, goals, and objectives.
- Evaluate and assess the program using quantitative and qualitative data.
- Prepare relevant reports on utilization and outcomes.
- Maintain aspects of program marketing, including the PASS website.
- Engage in appropriate scholarly and professional development activities.
- Represent the university at regional and national learning center conferences and events.
- Master’s degree in a related field.
- Progressive leadership experience.
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
- Previous experience in higher education and/or teaching.
- Ability to collaborate and work effectively with a broad group of stakeholders including students, faculty, and staff.
- Evidence of a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- Ability to adjust to rapid change.
- Strong data gathering and analytical skills.
- Effective problem-solving skills.
- Experience with Supplemental Instruction and/or college-level tutoring or other learning support programs.
- Administrative experience within a Learning Center or similar tutoring support program. Experience building or assisting with a learning specialist program or peer mentoring program. Expertise in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
To learn more and to apply, go to joblink.jmu.edu and reference posting F1892, or go directly to https://joblink.jmu.edu/postings/12064. Review of applications will begin 06/15/2022 and the position will remain open until filled. Pay is commensurate with experience.
James Madison University is committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.