Assistant Director of Student Learning Support

Job description

Reporting to the Associate Director of Student Learning Support (SLS), the Assistant Director will work closely with the Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) staff and other campus partners to provide student learning support content and resources across campus. This position includes primary supervision and professional development of the TLC student employees. The Assistant Director SLS will also deliver learning assistance to students through personalized programs of academic self-improvement and group workshops and will support and enhance TLC programs already in place. This is a full-time, 10-month position, August 1 through May 31 which may be flexible to cover some summer weeks with options to take those weeks elsewhere in the year.

Job duties include, but are not limited to:
• Work with the TLC staff and campus partners to plan, implement, maintain and enhance SLS programming, including support of the TLC Peer Tutoring and TLC Study Groups programs and student employees
• Initiate, organize, and deliver student development workshops and resources
• Meet individually with students for individual consultations, including follow-ups with students referred to the Tutoring Program to monitor their progress.
• Supervise and manage the professional development of the TLC student employees
• Assist in assessing existing programs. Recommend changes or additions.
• Support and promote the University's sustainability efforts
• Support and contribute to the University's commitment to diversity and inclusion

Minimum Qualifications:
• Master's degree in Education, Psychology, or related field.
• A minimum of 3 years of experience with tutoring, mentoring, or advising students OR 3 years of experience with teaching and/or student learning support services.
• Previous supervisory experience
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion and experience working with or serving a diverse student body.
• Demonstrated ability to interact successfully with individuals and groups at all levels of an organization.
• Demonstrated ability to work closely with others in a small and highly collaborative team and multi-task under busy conditions.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Strong attention to detail, self-motivated, and excellent organizational skills.
• Ability to handle confidential information on a routine basis.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience working in higher education and/or teaching at the college level.
• Understanding of Universal Design for Learning.
• Experience with STEM faculty or students.

About Bucknell

Founded in 1846 and located along the banks of the Susquehanna River in historic Lewisburg, Pa., Bucknell University is an undergraduate-focused institution that stands uniquely at the intersection of top-ranked liberal arts, engineering and management programs. Our students choose from more than 50 majors and 60 minors in the arts, engineering, humanities, management, and natural and social sciences, as well as extensive global study, service-learning and research opportunities. Bucknell's 3,600 undergraduate and 100 graduate students enjoy a low 9:1 student-faculty ratio and exceptional opportunities to collaborate with faculty mentors.

Bucknell's beautiful 450-acre campus includes first-rate facilities and is home to more than 90 percent of its students. Residential life is vibrant with about 150 student-run organizations, 27 NCAA Division I athletic teams, a robust arts culture, and a strong student commitment to community and global service work.

Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

The Community

Located in central Pennsylvania, Lewisburg features a variety of restaurants, beautiful Victorian homes, the restored art deco Campus Theatre (owned by the University), charming shops and boutiques, and the Barnes and Noble at Bucknell University Bookstore. About 33,000 residents live in the region.

The city of Williamsport is about a 30-minute drive from campus, and Penn State University's main campus is about an hour away, as is Harrisburg, Pennsylvania's state capital. Bucknell is about three hours from New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

The cost of living here is low compared to that of major U.S. cities and suburbs. Bucknell's surroundings yield fresh produce, cultural activities and events, and many opportunities for outdoor activity on the Susquehanna River and in the nearby state parks and forests. The Lewisburg Area School District receives excellent reviews for its schools at all grade levels. Lewisburg Area High School is consistently ranked among the top 50 high schools in Pennsylvania for SAT scores and statewide exams.

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Posted: 12/5/2018
Application Due: 12/20/2018
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