Coord CAS Tutoring - Coordinator Academic Support

Tuscaloosa, AL
Based on Qualifications
Apr 10, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Normal Work Schedule: Monday through Thursday, approximately 1:15 pm to 10:00 pm and Friday 8:00-4:45

Job Summary: The Coordinator CAS Tutoring works as a key member of the Center for Academic Success team to plan, improve, and operationalize academic support programs and services for students. These responsibilities will include the selection, training, supervision, and evaluation of peer tutors and mentors.

Additional Department Summary: Coordinate delivery of mentoring programs, ensuring support for students who may need assistance and guidance in their new academic community. This includes monitoring the work in progress and completion for each of the student peer mentors, and serving as a resource for the mentors to facilitate success measurements. Collaborate with campus partners, the Assistant Director and Center for Academic Success and colleagues to develop and implement a comprehensive array of tutorial and supplemental instruction programs and services to support academic success. Develop technology based tutorial services to enhance and expand distance program offerings available to students. Serve as liaison to offices and departments regarding student academic engagement and programming opportunities and assist students with academic support, problem resolution and early intervention Participate in assessment efforts to identify programmatic needs and accountability for program success related to specified learning and operational outcomes. Develop and implement appropriate and effective marketing and communication strategies to promote programs, services, and activities to students served as well as campus wide constituencies.

Required Minimum Qualifications: Bachelors and one (1) year of experience.

Skills and Knowledge: Experience in supervision, advising, coaching, or student development experience in higher education. Candidates must have highly developed positive interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a diverse population. Strong organizational and project management skills, including the ability to manage multiple tasks; adhere to strict timelines, and experience in organizing, coordinating and prioritizing work and activities of self and others. Candidates must be able to effectively communicate verbally and in writing in order to successfully perform essential tasks as well as manage confidential information with discretion and professionalism representing the University and program with tact and diplomacy at all times. Proficiency using technology and computer literacy is essential with the ability to collect, analyze, interpret, disseminate and report data regarding program outcomes and services to internal and external constituents. Must be detail oriented and able to work independently in a dynamic environment that utilizes data, best practice and reporting tools to research, analyze, and propose student retention process improvements. Must be able to collaborate with other units within Academic Affairs and Student Affairs to plan and implement programs to promote student success and enhance student retention. Must be able and willing to work and interact with undergraduate students, parents, faculty, staff, and administrators.

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in higher education, student affairs, college student personnel, or related area is preferred. Prior experience with the development, implementation and management of tutoring and/or mentoring programs. Experience in the development and implementation of new programmatic initiatives in conjunction with other units on campus. Organizational and management skills including budget management, planning, evaluation and assessment, marketing, and problem-solving. Knowledge and understanding of best practices in student development, campus environments, community and student learning theories and their application in practice, and a tolerance for ambiguity.

Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made.

Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" Poster