Executive Director, Learning Centers - James Madison University - F1044
James Madison University (JMU) invites applications and nominations for an Executive Director to lead the Learning Centers (LC). The Learning Centers include the Communication Center, Digital Communication Consulting, English Language Learner Services, Peer-Assisted Study Sessions, the Science and Math Learning Center, and the University Writing Center. Our 14 full-time faculty and staff and 125 peer educators provide tutorials, workshops, consultations, and course-embedded programming to support learning across disciplines. Last year alone, the Learning Centers supported 44,600 student encounters. For more about the Learning Centers and the position, visit http://www.jmu.edu/learning and https://www.jmu.edu/learning/about/career.shtml
The mission of the Learning Centers: Our instructional faculty and highly trained peer educators enhance learning through customized instruction, scholarly investigation, and faculty and student development.
The Executive Director, working collaboratively with LC faculty and staff, will champion peer education and student learning on campus. Primary responsibilities of the Executive Director will include:
- facilitating and promoting high-quality tutoring or peer education practices
- supporting the research of the faculty and students working in and with the Learning Centers
- mentoring and evaluating faculty performance
- representing JMU in the national discussion on higher education tutoring and advancing the visibility of JMU and the LC
- facilitating the ongoing integration of academic support services among the various centers within LC as well as with other units on campus that provide related academic support to students
- offering expertise in peer tutoring for practitioners both on campus and off
- providing administrative and budgetary oversight of the LC
The Executive Director will contribute to a diverse, respectful, and inclusive working and learning environment. This includes encouraging the professional development of all Learning Centers employees and building collaborative and trusting relationships with faculty, staff, and administration.
The successful candidate must hold a terminal degree in her/his discipline and should have a strong record of teaching, tutoring practice, research, mentoring students and faculty, outreach to external partners, and university/professional service. Successful candidates will demonstrate:
- strong interpersonal skills and a collaborative management style
- strong administrative and mentoring skills
- strong organizational leadership experience and success in an academic setting
- strong record of experience with teaching, scholarship, service, and tutoring practice
- ability to guide assessment efforts, including assessing data regarding student learning, coordinating appropriate interventions, and sharing outcomes with constituents
To apply go to http://joblink.jmu.edu/postings/2031 or go to JobLink.jmu.edu and reference posting number F1044. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2017, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The position is a 12-month appointment with a desired start date is July 1, 2018. Salary will be commensurate with experience.
Established in 1908, James Madison University is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, masters and doctoral programs to more than 20,000 students. JMU is regarded as one of the finest regional universities in the nation and has been continuously cited in U.S. News and World Report, Changing Times and Money Magazine as an outstanding public university. Located in the heart of Virginia's beautiful Shenandoah Valley, the city of Harrisonburg is approximately 120 miles from Washington, D.C. and Richmond, VA. Known for its livability, diversity, local food, arts and natural surroundings, this Virginia Main Street community is a great place to live and work.
James Madison University is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.