Utica College, a small comprehensive college in Upstate New York, is seeking applications for the Director of Learning Commons. The Director oversees the development, coordination, and implementation of tutoring services that reside in the Learning Commons. The Director will coordinate with academic department heads and faculty to ensure appropriate tutoring services are in place to contribute to student success. The Director will contribute to institutional retention goals to determine needs of student in terms of tutoring help outside of classes.
In deciding whether to apply for a position at Utica College, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the UC mission and culture to help determine their potential success at http://www.utica.edu/instadvance/marketingcomm/about/. Our Mission and Values Statement includes a commitment to fostering diversity in background, perspective, and experience within an environment that is dedicated to the freedom of expression and the open sharing of ideas. At UC, diversity means that we are a community that represents a range of human experience and makes conscious choices to appreciate, respect, and learn from each other. Utica College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society.
Primary responsibilities include:
Oversee daily operations of the Learning Commons Assist students as they research or write class papers and interpret reading assignments, or assist students with developing mathematical skills and techniques to complete assignments (depending on director’s pedagogical background); Manage a front desk to match students to tutoring needs; Act as a liaison between Learning Commons and librarians as needed; Report unresolved issues with tutoring and staffing to the appropriate office; Give tours of the Learning Commons and visit classes to talk about available services; Create and maintain handouts for tutors and students as appropriate. 2. Supervise tutors and assure sufficient tutor coverage for the Learning Commons. Oversee recruitment, hiring, training, and scheduling of tutors for writing and ESL; Work with faculty to recruit tutors as well as supervise (schedule and assess) tutors; Work with staff in the HEOPoffice to coordinate tutors for HEOPin conjunction with other tutors in the Learning Commons. 3. Oversee recruitment, hiring, training, scheduling, and assessment of Graduate Assistant. 4. Provide assessment data for the Learning Commons. Work with the Dean of Assessment to identify and develop appropriate assessment tools as needed for tutoring services in the Learning Commons; Collect and maintain statistics on use of tutoring services in the Learning Commons. 5. Perform additional tasks as needed or assigned by the Dean of the Library and Learning Commons. 6. An opportunity to teach up to six credits of undergraduate coursework in appropriate field based upon identified department faculty needs and department screening and recommendation.
A master’s or doctoral degree in a field of expertise related to writing, mathematics, or education; Experience in teaching students how to write or training students to help others with writing, and/or experience in teaching mathematics or training students to help others with mathematics.
To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and a diversity statement. All positions at Utica College support the College’s mission and values in part by being active members of an inclusive environment. Please describe in your diversity statement how you would see yourself incorporating this into this role.
In line with the College’s Affirmative Action Policy, there is no requirement or expectation that a candidate disclose their identity or membership in any protected class or group, either in the diversity statement or in other application documents submitted to the search committee. For additional information on what to provide in your diversity statement please reference the diversity statement guide at the following link: https://www.utica.edu/hr/media/Diversity_Statement_Guide.pdf
Active consideration of candidates will begin on August 5, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. References will be checked for candidates invited to campus.
Utica College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience with diverse populations.
About Utica College
Founded in 1946, Utica College is a private comprehensive institution distinguished for its integration of liberal and professional study. Our dedicated faculty and staff have built a tradition of excellence in teaching and learning with particular emphasis on providing individual attention to students. The College enrolls approximately 3,700 students – approximately 2,700 undergraduates and 1,000 graduate students. A city of approximately 60,000, Utica is located at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in the Mohawk Valley region of upstate New York. The area offers easy access to a broad variety of cultural attractions, including the historic Stanley Performing Arts Center and renowned Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, as well as four-season recreation.