Nestled in a beautiful valley in the western Southern Tier of New York State, Alfred State has a long tradition of attracting the finest faculty and staff and offers outstanding educational opportunities in more than 70 programs. Project-based learning is a cornerstone of our Alfred State culture. When students work on real-world problems, they learn how to think, not what to think.
The Director of the Learning Center and Educational Opportunity Program plans, organizes, and directs activities for the Learning Center which include: Services for Students with Disabilities, Tutoring, Supplemental Instruction, administration of the Educational Opportunity Program, and other academic support services. The Director participates in budget preparation and administration, supervision and evaluation of a staff of 13 professional staff and faculty.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Oversees administration of all Learning Center Programs (Student Disability Services, Educational Opportunity Program, Tutoring/Supplemental Instruction, Academic Support, The Writing Center, Math Lab, ASDC course instruction and instructors; COMPASS placement testing and Learning Center services on the Alfred and Wellsville Campuses.
Directs The Learning Center staff in department goal setting and assessment within the context of the Strategic Plan, and ensures internal communication of department goals.
Directs preparation of The Learning Center budget(s) and oversees fiscal responsibilities for The Learning Center accounts (Learning Center, Peer Tutor IFR, EOP, and Student Disability Services).
Directs the EOP Program and completion of EOP reports.
Ensures EOP program operates within EOP guidelines.
Advises EOP students that are struggling academically.
Communicates/coordinates with Admissions Office, Financial Aid, and Student Accounts regarding EOP enrollment targets and direct aid.
Responsible for ASDC courses (1012, 2193, and 2011), scheduling, assignment of instructors, and instructor evaluation.
Schedules meetings with course faculty to discuss course assessment and related course topics.
Directs, coordinates and manages Perkins Grant activities. Prepares annual Perkins grant proposal, interim and final reports.
Serves as Perkins Grant Project Director and schedules local advisory council meetings.
Authorizes purchase of equipment, supplies, and related Perkins grant activities.
Empowers The Learning Center staff to exercise their individual talents efficiently and confidently.
Promotes teamwork and consensus building amongst The Learning Center staff in the delivery of services to students.
Fosters innovation in student support services and delivery processes.
Promotes and encourages professional development of The Learning Center staff.
Reviews and updates Learning Center staff performance programs, evaluates staff performance and makes recommendations for appointment/reappointment.
Recruits, trains, and assists new staff and faculty for EOP, tutoring, and SDS personnel in TLC.
Promotes functions of The Learning Center through effective communication and publicity.
Participates in summer orientation, Open House, and other recruitment activities.
Generates, revises, evaluates, and summarizes data for The Learning Center activities.
Investigates, develops, and recommends retention strategies.
Oversees RISE program in collaboration with Student Disability Services Coordinator.
Prepares annual outcomes report based on performance measures and goals and objectives.
Participates in University Service.
Participates in Professional Development.
Master’s degree in education, counseling, or related field with 4 years of related work experience and two years in a higher education environment. At least 3-5 years of supervisory experience is required.
Pursuant to University policy, Alfred State College is committed to ensuring equal employment, education opportunity, and equal access to services, programs, and activities without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, gender characteristics, marital status, veteran status, military status, domestic violence victim status, or ex-offender status. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the University community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law or treated adversely based upon a protected characteristic.
All applicants are subject to drug and criminal background checks.
Applicants interested in positions may access the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for the College at http://www.alfredstate.edu/student-services/annual-security-and-fire-saf.... Crime statistics are reported in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. Applicants may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the SUNY Alfred State College University Police Department at 607-587-3999.
Interested applicants will need to complete the application and please include a resume, and cover letter of interest.