Director of the Quantitative Literacy Center
Date: March 30, 2021 (updated from September 2020)
Title: Director of the Quantitative Literacy Center
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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 (https://www.hartwick.edu/campus-life/intercultural-affairs/diversity-at-hartwick/); 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).