Tutoring Center Director
Bellarmine University is a dynamic, growing university with a strong liberal arts focus in the Catholic tradition and a bold vision for the future. Bellarmine intends to increase its undergraduate and graduate enrollment of nearly 4,000 students by adding several new academic programs while maintaining small class sizes and personal attention to students. Bellarmine is listed in the Princeton Review's 381 Best Colleges, ranks 12th among regional (South) universities in the 2016 U.S. News and World Report college rankings and is a top university in Forbes' list of America's best colleges. Bellarmine also earned a place on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll in 2015.
Bellarmine is located on a scenic 175-acre campus in the Highlands neighborhood of Louisville, KY, which was named one of the nation's top 10 most affordable cities by Forbes. CNNMoney recently called Louisville the United States' top "breakout city."
Bellarmine is an equal opportunity employer. Persons of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for this position.
Bellarmine University invites applications for a Tutoring Center Director located in the Student Success Center (SSC). The Director will foster student learning and development by providing vision, leadership, best practices, and assessment for the tutoring program. The position works closely with colleagues in the SSC, campus partners (e.g. Student Affairs), and with faculty from all schools to improve campus-wide tutoring and academic support on a continual basis.
In addition to the leadership responsibilities mentioned above, the Director will:
- Hire, supervise, evaluate, and support all peer tutors who are employed in the Tutoring Center's tiered peer-tutor model (approx. 55 tutors).
- Develop, plan, and implement regular training and professional development for all Tutoring Center student staff
- Collaborate with other program directors in the SSC for joint training/staff development activities
- Design, implement, and maintain cyclical assessment plan to evaluate and demonstrate the efficacy of the campus wide services provided by the Tutoring Center
- Collect and analyze pertinent data
- Provide regular and ad hoc reports on outcomes assessment to include direct/indirect and qualitative/quantitative measures
- Recommend and implement improvement actions informed by assessment data
- Connect assessment process to SSC-wide assessment planning, reporting, and continuous improvement
- Use the university's early alert system to identify at-risk students and connect these students to appropriate academic support resources
- Develop new programming around study skills and academic preparedness and train student staff as needed
- Develop new programming as needed for continuous improvement of academic support for all students
- Teach a one credit hour section of Freshman Focus (optional)
The Student Success Center (SSC) provides centralized advising and support programming for all students at the university. The SSC team works collaboratively with all stakeholders to establish seamless, high-quality programs and services. The SSC employs a student-centered, assessment informed, scholar-practitioner model to develop and refine emerging practices for college student success.
Please submit a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three professional references to the attention of Dr. Kristen Wallitsch by clicking on the appropriate link in this posting.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
A successful applicant will meet the following requirements:
- Education: Master's Degree in higher education, college student personnel, or related field
- Experience: At least two to three years full-time experience (or equivalent) with structuring co-curricular academic support programming and/or supervising student staff
- Skills: working knowledge of higher education, best practices, and academic support
- Excellent interpersonal communication and ability to take initiative on departmental and cross-campus collaboration
- Excellent planning and organizational skills
- Strong leadership and willingness to take initiative; understanding how to collaborate in a team environment
- Pro-active approach to duties
- Impeccable attention to detail