Director of the Quantitative Literacy Center

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Date: March 30, 2021 (updated from September 2020)
Title: Director of the Quantitative Literacy Center

Description: Under the supervision of the Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, oversee administration of the Center. Hire and train Center tutors. Design and oversee supplemental Math instruction in collaboration with Math faculty. Maintain an awareness of best practices and trends related to improving Math literacy. Teach four courses a year—two training courses for tutors and two MATH courses.  This is a full-time, 11 month position (August 1 – June 30).


1. Overall responsibilities

  • Identify, hire, train and supervise student math consultants, interns and work-study students
  • Manage Quantitative Literacy Center budget in collaboration with the Office Academic Affairs
  • Collaborate with faculty and staff to provide in-class supplemental instruction, by placing experienced tutors in courses which require Math proficiencies for success, e.g., lab sciences, Business and Accounting classes, courses that requiring statistics, etc.
  • Contribute to initiatives within the Office of Academic Affairs 
  • Represent the program to public and private groups as requested by the Assistant Vice President
2. Oversee administration of the Quantitative Literacy Center and associated campus programming

  • Meet regularly with faculty instructors each semester to establish mutual understanding of curricular learning outcomes and help to assure student success in quantitative subjects
  • Administer all Math placement exams and provide lists of placement assignments to appropriate parties
  • Monitor performance of placed students during their first year of enrollment, help to resolve student concerns, and advise them on subsequent courses
  • Observe and provide feedback to instructors on pedagogy and programming goals
  • Complete regular reports to the Assistant Vice President, CAGE, or as otherwise requested
  • Teach 4 courses per year for the Math Department within load, as assigned by the Assistant Vice President in consultation with the Math Department Chair, one course being dedicated to students pursuing a certification in Elementary and or Special Education. Additional teaching limited to overloads approved by the Provost.
  • Lead annual teaching of math workshop
3. 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
  • Represent the Center to public and private groups as requested by the Assistant Vice President 
  • Collaborate with Education Program in preparing Education majors for Elementary and Special Education certifications
4. Additional responsibilities

  • Collaborate on the provision of Math/Quantitative support services in other locations/centers on campus
  • Collaborate on any future development of a comparable center on campus
  • 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 VPAA
  • Serve on committees as assigned by the Assistant Vice President
  • Participate in signature College events such as Welcome Weekend, Opening Convocation, Honors Convocation, Commencement, Student Scholarship Showcase, True Blue Weekend, Admissions Open Houses, 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 M.A. in Math or Math Education from a regionally accredited university and at least 3 years of teaching experience at the college level.  PhD candidates in Math Education will receive preferential review.  Prior experience within a Math/Academic Support Center or program preferred.

  • Ability to train and supervise student math tutors.
  • Ability to track performance both of tutors and of Center clientele.
  • Exceptional verbal and written 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.
An independent, residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1,200 full-time undergraduates, Hartwick embraces the teacher-scholar model, with teaching excellence as the first priority, and seeks to recruit, retain and promote a diverse workforce.

Located in the scenic Susquehanna River valley in Oneonta, NY, near the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains, the College features a Liberal Arts in Practice general education curriculum and aspires to “be the best at melding liberal arts education with experiential learning.”

Hartwick offers health benefits to domestic partners of benefits eligible employees, and prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/preference and gender identity/expression. Hartwick is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to broadening “the understanding, awareness, and appreciation of diversity among all members of the Hartwick community.” Women, minorities, and other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. 

Hartwick College is committed to providing a safe and secure educational and employment environment. Employment at Hartwick College is therefore contingent upon a successful background check on every new employee. Candidates to whom an offer of employment is made will be required to sign a Release of Information Form authorizing the College to conduct a thorough background check.

Hartwick College is committed to a diverse candidate pool, values an inclusive workforce and workplace environment, and wishes to minimize or eliminate the impact of implicit bias during the search and hiring process. 

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).
Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.





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Posted: 4/2/2021
Application Due: 6/7/2021
Work Type: Full Time