Academic SEEK Program Manager
The Percy Ellis Sutton SEEK (Search for Education, Elevation, and Knowledge) Program is CUNY's higher education opportunity program designed to assist high potential, low income students who otherwise might not be able to pursue a college degree because they are not academically well prepared for college level work. The Program provides educational support, academic advisement, and counseling assistance, all of which are aimed at strengthening students' basic skills, bolstering their academic success in all levels of college courses, and maximizing their retention and persistence through to graduation.
Under the supervision of the SEEK Program Director, the Manager of the SEEK Learning and Study Center (SLSC), at Brooklyn College, assumes a substantial leadership role in the design, implementation and management of all SEEK instructional support programs and activities. He/she is responsible for the day to day operation of the SLSC and for supervision of all SEEK instructional assistance, monitoring and intervention activities. Currently, the SLSC conducts vigorous programs in the following areas: one on one and group tutoring, Supplemental Instruction, workshops in study skills development, CUNY Skills Assessment Test preparation and prefreshman programs including summer immersion programs, and first year learning communities. The SEEK Learning and Study Center also maintains a study hall and a computer facility for use by SEEK students. SEEK emphasizes collaborative learning, intensive outreach, innovation and creativity in responding to the academic development needs of opportunity program college students. At this time, the Program is especially interested in the issues of 1.5 Generation students, and math and science preparation and proficiency.
The SEEK Manager's responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Manage and maintain SEEK Learning and Study Center programs and personnel.
- Supervise existing Supplemental Instruction program using the University of Missouri Kansas City Supplemental Instruction model.
- Recruit, train, schedule and supervise SEEK tutors, SI leaders, CUNY Skills Assessment Tests and Study Skills workshop leaders and other staff.
- Develop academic and supportive relationships with faculty and College Departments.
- Collaborate with College offices including First-College Year Initiative, the Magner Career Center, Testing and others as needed.
- Collaborate with SEEK professional counseling/advisement staff to monitor and evaluate student involvement and progress in SEEK and College student support activities.
- Implement and oversee assessment activities for the unit.
- Monitor and report on staff and student performance and progress.
- Gather data for reporting, evaluation and research; prepare reports.
- Manage a substantial budget under the supervision of the SEEK Director.
- Conduct academic skills development workshops as needed.
- Develop and maintain SLSC website.
- Conduct evaluations of tutoring staff and services.
- Conduct other SEEK Program and College activities as may be assigned by the SEEK Chair/Director.
Bachelor's degree and six years' related experience required.
- A master's degree with at least six years of progressively responsible professional work experience in an educational setting, preferably at the college level.
- Substantial knowledge and experience in leading instructional support services for underrepresented college students especially in math and science.
- Strong organizational and administrative abilities are essential, as are excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
- Familiarity with word processing, database and spreadsheet programs.
- Experience in tutor training and in assessment highly desirable.
- Demonstrated commitment to the mission of senior college educational opportunity programs and developmental education.
- Prior experience with teaching and supervision.
- Ability to use databases, spreadsheets and word processing programs as organizing tools.
- Be available on a flexible schedule including possible weekends and evenings.
CUNY TITLE OVERVIEW
Manages SEEK academic support program operations. SEEK (Search for Education, Elevation, and Knowledge) is a higher education opportunity program established at the senior CUNY colleges to provide comprehensive academic support to assist capable students who otherwise might not be able to attend college.
- Manages academic services and programs for eligible students
- Assists management with planning, assessment, monitoring, and reporting
- Develops schedules for courses and student support services
- Serves as advocate and representative for SEEK students from admission to graduation
- Manages professional and support staff
- Performs related duties as assigned.
Higher Education Associate
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
$61,394 - $81,855*; Commensurate with experience and qualifications.
*Salary subject to the new contract implementation.
CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.
HOW TO APPLY
Please submit your application online by clicking on "Apply Now" below. In order to be considered, applicants must upload their cover letter (referenced Job ID # 16629), resume, and contact information (name, phone number, and email address) for three references in rtf, doc or pdf format.
May 14, 2017
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EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.
Location: Brooklyn College
Job Title: Academic SEEK Program Manager
Job ID: 16629
Full/Part Time: Full-Time