Academic Coordinator Senior

Job description

The Director of the Academic Preparation Program for College Readiness (APP) is responsible for the coordination and management of coursework and alternative interventions designed to assist UK students who are determined as not meeting college readiness standards defined by CPE in reading and writing. The goal of the APP for College Readiness is to help students develop the skills and competencies to be successful at UK. This position is also responsible for documenting that any interventions offered by UK have been evaluated as meeting statewide competencies per disciplinary pathway.

Collaborating with other academic support units and academic departments, and with the guidance of the APP Faculty Advisory Board, the Director oversees the implementation of APP developmental education and supplemental instruction activities to promote retention and success in subsequent UK courses, particularly the UK Core (general education). The Director of APP will supervise the APP instructional staff in reading and math in partnership with faculty from C&I and Math and collaborate with faculty in the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies in the delivery of APP courses in writing. It is rare that a developmental educator has expertise in more than one disciplinary area, therefore it is expected that the Director will work closely with faculty and advanced graduate students in areas outside his or her field of study.

This position will work closely with the Transformative Learning Director of Assessment & Analytics to monitor and provide regular reports on the participation in APP courses and the outcomes for students determined to be APP eligible. This reporting also includes regular communication with the APP students' home colleges, including Undergraduate Studies.

The Assistant Director of APP is a member of the Transformative Learning team, and will serve as an academic liaison for APP students with other programs in Transformative Learning and with other academic support units to ensure just-in-time supports to APP students who may experience academic difficulty.

Job Title
Academic Coordinator Senior

Requisition Number

Working Title
Director for Academic Preparation & Placement

Department Name
8Z011: Transformative Learning

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Grade Level

Salary Range

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education


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Required Related Experience

4 yrs

Required License/ Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Standing and presenting/teaching classes or programs; Push/pull/carry up to 25 lbs of materials for presenting/tabling; and long periods of computer use.


Monday - Friday; 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.; and occasional evenings and weekends.


All Microsoft Office apps, SharePoint, SAP, exceptional leadership, organization, interpersonal skills.

A successful candidate for this position will have a strong background in developmental education, experience working with college students, the ability to work with online course management and assessment programs, excellent analytic and communication skills, and a familiarity with UK academic programs and policies.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

First hand knowledge of UK Undergraduate Curriculum, particularly UK CORE preferred.

Deadline to Apply

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please select the response that best represents your full years paid, full-time employment experience with planning, presenting, and evaluating curriculum.
    • None
    • More than 0, up to 2 years
    • More than 2 years, up to 4 years
    • More than 4 years, up to 6 years
    • More than 6 years
  2. * Please provide a specific example of an instance in which you promoted student development.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents





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    Posted: 11/29/2018
    Application Due: 12/13/2018
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