Director of the Quantitative Literacy Center

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Director of the Quantitative Literacy Center

Date: September 16, 2020
Title: Director of the Quantitative Literacy Center

Description: Under the supervision of the Assistant Provost for Academic Affairs, inaugurate and oversee administration of the Quantitative Literacy Center, a new campus-wide resource for students who love math or want to improve their math skills in support of new Promise Core learning outcomes for all students. Collaborate with faculty and staff regarding quantitative needs of students, including development of content on big data analytics that can be delivered in both face-to-face and online modalities. Oversee hiring, training and supervising tutors as well as all Center activities. Maintain an awareness of best practices and trends related to measuring and improving quantitative skills among college students. This is a full-time, 11 month position (August 1 – June 30).


  1. Overall responsibilities
    • Identify, hire, train and supervise instructors, student tutors, interns and work-study students
    • Manage program budgets in collaboration with the Office and Budget Manager in Academic Affairs
    • Collaborate with faculty and staff
    • Contribute to initiatives within the Office of Academic Affairs
    • Represent the program to public and private groups as requested by the Assistant Provost
  • Oversee administration of the Quantitative Literacy Center and associated campus programming
    • Offer a pre-semester meeting with instructors and regularly through each semester to establish understanding of learning outcomes and assure program success
    • Administer first- and second-year placement exams and lists of Math placement assignments and others as needed
    • Monitor efficacy of placement process, resolve student complaints, and advise students on subsequent support opportunities
    • Observe and provide feedback to instructors on pedagogy and program goals
    • Complete regular reports to the Assistant Provost, Committee on the Assessment of General Education, or as otherwise requested
    • Teach up to two (2) courses per year, as assigned by the Assistant Provost in consultation with the Math and Sciences Department Chairs
    • Additional teaching limited to overloads approved by the Provost
    • Lead annual quantitative literacy workshops
  • Oversee administration of Quantitative Literacy Center
    • Develop a strategy for delivering services effectively across campus for every student, every time, consistent with Flight Path work
    • Oversee the safety, effectiveness, and operations of the Center and any subsequent locations
    • Represent the Center to public and private groups as requested by the Assistant Provost
  • Additional responsibilities
    • Collaborate on support services offered to students across campus, including the Writing Center, The Center for Student Success, members of student Guidance Teams
    • Maintain an awareness of best practices and trends related to improving quantitative competencies of college students
    • Suggest annual opportunities for professional development supported by the Provost
    • Serve on committees as assigned by the Assistant Provost
    • Participate in signature College events such as Opening Convocation, Honors Convocation, Commencement, Student Scholarship Showcase, Admissions Open Houses, Welcome Weekend, True Blue Weekend, and other events as specified by supervisor
    • Comply with all applicable College, federal, state, local, and associational laws, rules, and regulations
    • As a representative of the College, comport oneself in a professional manner at all times, both on and off campus
    • Other duties as assigned
  • Qualifications: The minimum requirements for this position are a Master’s degree in math, math education or a related field from a regionally accredited college or university and at least 3 years of teaching experience at the college level. Prior experience within a student support center preferred.

    • Ability to train and supervise student tutors
    • Ability to track performance both of student tutors and of Center clientele
    • Exceptional communication skills as evidenced in interviews, writing samples, and as addressed by professional references
    • Diplomacy and tact in engaging with Hartwick students, faculty, staff, and alumni
    • Knowledge of appropriate software (Microsoft suite) and familiarity with learning management systems such as Desire to Learn (D2L) and student success software such as Navigate

    To apply for the Director of the Quantitative Literacy Center position, please click here. All applicants are asked to submit the following materials with their online applications:

    • A cover letter;
    • A resume;
    • A Diversity Statement that addresses how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity will support Hartwick College’s Diversity Statement (; and
    • The names and contact information for three references, with annotation regarding how the reference is related to you and your work (at least one of your references must be from a current and/or previous supervisor).

    Applications may also be mailed to the Office of Human Resources, Hartwick College, P.O. Box 4020, Oneonta, NY 13820. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.




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    Job No:
    Posted: 12/24/2020
    Application Due: 3/24/2021
    Work Type: Full Time