Assistant Director of the Tutoring Center
Assistant Director Tutoring Center
To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.
"This position is not related to or affiliated with the Project Assistant-Tutoring Program run through the School of Education."
The Tutoring Center provides services that facilitate TCNJ students' learning and persistence as they meet academic challenges throughout their academic careers. Trained in principles and practices of International College Reading and Learning Association certification, peer tutors assist students to master course content and develop learning skills including problem-solving, analytical reading, writing researched arguments, oral presentation techniques, test-taking strategies, and time management.
The Assistant Director of the Tutoring Center is responsible for developing and delivering to students and faculty a full range of academic enhancement services for courses in the Schools of Humanities & Social Sciences (HSS), Education (ED), and Arts & Communication (A&C), as well as writing services for courses in all seven Schools. They oversee the work of graduate assistants and tutors for HSS/ED/A&C and writing, and works collaboratively with the Professional Services Specialist who oversees tutoring for Math/Science/Business/Nursing & Health and Exercise Science Services as well as the Director of the Writing Program.
Develops and offers to faculty and students a full range of academic enhancement services for Schools of Humanities/Social Sciences (HSS) Education (ED), and Arts/Communications (A&C) as well as Writing Consultation services in all seven Schools, which support faculty instructional goals.
Assigns and oversees work of graduate assistants and tutors for HSS/ED/A&C & writing.
Works collaboratively with the Coordinator who oversees tutoring services for Engineering/Math/Science/Business/Nursing & Health and Exercise Science.
Teaches new-tutor training courses: IDS 291 Techniques of Tutoring I (first 5 weeks of Fall Semester) and IDS 292 Techniques of Tutoring II-Writing (second 5 weeks of Fall Semester) required for all HSS/ED/A&C & writing tutors in first semester of employment.
SERVICES TO STUDENTS:
- Recruits, hires, trains, and supervises tutors and graduate assistants.
- Designs/updates syllabus and training materials for and facilitates the instruction of the Techniques of Tutoring I (IDS-291), Techniques of Tutoring II (IDS-292).
- Arranges formal and informal on-going training opportunities for HSS/ED/A&C and writing tutors as well as graduate assistants.
- On as-needed basis, directly tutor writing, reading, time management, and/or study skills.
- Manages the new tutors' progress towards their College Reading and Learning Association certification.
COLLABORATION WITH FACULTY/STAFF:
- Participates in planning and implementation of services in collaboration with the Writing Program.
- Works with academic departments and administrative programs to provide student-centered learning support services in writing across all disciplines and for content courses in HSS/ED/A&C.
TUTORING CENTER ADMINISTRATION WORK
- Oversees scheduling for HS weekly tutoring sessions, WRI 101, Writing Conferences and Writing & Talking Teams (WATTs).
- Monitors the student payroll for the HSS/ED/A&C & writing tutors.
- Supervises the Graduate Assistants working with the HSS/ED/A&C & writing tutors.
- Manages TCNJ's contribution of eTutoring-hours for Fall/Spring, winter sessions and summer sessions to Northeast eTutoring Consortium.
- Oversees College Reading and Learning Association 5-year Application for Re-Certification.
- MA degree in Humanities/Social Sciences; Humanities/Social Sciences Education; or Developmental Education.
- Knowledge of current Learning and Writing Center theory and practice.
- Minimum 3 years of experience in higher education administration and supervision.
- Experience in teaching training classes and/or workshops for peer helpers drawing from topics in psychology, counseling, and education.
- Experience with web-based applications for scheduling and managing data.
- Proficient in the use of MS Suite of applications (Word, Excel, Access) and Google applications (Google Docs, Google Forms, etc.).
TCNJ is a highly selective institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. Founded in 1855, TCNJ has become an exemplar of the best in public higher education and is consistently acknowledged as one of the top comprehensive colleges in the nation. TCNJ currently is ranked as one of the 75 "Most Competitive" schools in the nation by Barron's Profiles of American Colleges and is rated the No. 1 public institution in the northern region of the country by U.S. News & World Report. TCNJ was named the #10 value in public higher education by the Princeton review in 2009 and, in 2006, was awarded a Phi Beta Kappa chapter - an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and universities nationally. A strong liberal arts core forms the foundation for programs offered through TCNJ's seven schools - Arts & Communication; Business; Education; Humanities and Social Sciences; Science; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Engineering. TCNJ faculty members are teacher-scholars who share a commitment to liberal learning. TCNJ is located within an hour, by train, of New York City and Philadelphia. The College's campus is set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township and is known for its natural beauty and has 39 major buildings, including the fourth-best college library in the nation, according to the Princeton Review.
Qualified candidates should apply online and submit a letter of interest, resume (CV), as well as the names and contact information for three professional references. Applications will be considered until a viable finalist has been found. Final offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of background and reference checks.