Director Academic Achievement Center & Language Resource Center

Johnson County Community College
Overland Park Main Campus
Closing date
Aug 13, 2021

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Job no: 494151
Work type: Full-time Salaried
Location: Overland Park Main Campus
Categories: Administrative Professional

Posting Job Title

Director, Academic Achievement Center and the Language Resource Center


Academic Affairs

Position Type

Full-time Salaried

Number of openings


Job Summary

The director oversees the operation of the Academic Achievement Center and the Language Resource Center within the Academic Resource Center by serving as the content, pedagogical, and technical expert. The director hires, trains, and supervises staff, manages budgets, and works with academic departments on behalf of the Academic Achievement Center and the Language Resource Center. The director collaborates with campus partners to provide a holistic approach to student success. There may be other duties as assigned. The Academic Resource Center is part of the Academic Support Division and also includes the Math Resource Center, the Science Resource Center, and the Writing Center.

Required Qualifications

• Master’s degree in Education, Curriculum and Instruction/Special Education, Higher
Education Administration, or a related field.
• Good communication skills, including listening with understanding and patience.
• Ability to communicate skills and concepts clearly, both orally and in written form, either
one to one or in a small group setting.
• Good interpersonal skills.
• Good organizational skills.
• Proven ability to use a variety of computer programs and standard office equipment.
• Knowledge of the ADA, FERPA, and other relevant higher education laws and regulations.
• Two years of related experience, including supervisory experience.
• Knowledge of the post-secondary education environment including how to provide
supports for student success in collaboration with other college partners.
• Experience teaching at the post-secondary level.
• Experience working with college students and managing staff in a learning center
• Experience working with students with disabilities.
• Experience organizing regional conferences.
• Experience working with enterprise student support applications, training staff on
technology, and innovating related processes.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience with American sign language and/or international languages and/or English as a
second language.

Required application documents


Cover Letter

Official transcripts will be required upon hire

Hours per Week


Work Hours/Days

Monday - Friday, 8:00a.m. - 5:00p.m., occasional other hours as needed.

Salary Grade Level



Competitive rate of pay


Overland Park Main Campus


Every employee of the college is expected to treat all members of the college community with dignity and respect demonstrating professional, courteous and respectful behavior and engage in constructive conflict resolution, when needed.

In accordance with the college policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. Individual hiring departments at JCCC may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions as part of the applicant selection/hiring process. Many departments require those selected for hire to submit a certified transcript for all degrees obtained. For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply prior to the review date listed in posting.

Johnson County Community College (JCCC) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. JCCC provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.

If you are an applicant requesting assistance or a reasonable accommodation in the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 913-469-3877, or email [email protected]

For a summary of all disclosures (Background check, Clery Act, ADA, EOE, etc.) refer to the links on our Career page.

Advertised: 19 Jul 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications close: 13 Aug 2021 Central Daylight Time


Working at Johnson County Community College

With more than 34,000 students enrolled in credit and continuing education classes each semester, Johnson County Community College is the state's third largest institution of higher education and the largest of its 19 community colleges.

JCCC offers a full range of undergraduate credit courses that form the first two years of most college curricula. The college has more than 100 transfer agreements with area colleges and universities that ensure admittance to specific programs such as business, engineering and education. JCCC students are able to begin their first two years of a four-year degree program here and complete that degree on schedule.

In addition, more than 50 one- and two-year career and certificate programs prepare students to enter the job market in high-employment fields. The college maintains extensive student support services such as computer labs, math labs, a writing center and a learning center.

JCCC’s continuing education program is the largest, most comprehensive in the Kansas City area. Through the Center for Business and Technology, participants can take courses in management and computer application or seminars and workshops that lead to professional certification and licensure. Personal enrichment classes, on topics ranging from gardening to money management, are also offered, while nationally and internationally performing and visual artists appear in the performance spaces and Gallery of Art in JCCC’s Carlsen Center.

The campus, centrally located in the county on 234 acres, opened in 1972. There are 18 major buildings on campus. Currently under construction are the Regnier Center and the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art.

JCCC’s full-time faculty and staff numbers about 875. Another 1,800 people work as adjunct faculty or part-time staff. Most faculty members have master’s degrees, and many have or are earning doctorates.

JCCC returns about $2.70 to the community for every tax dollar it collects. The college's total tangible economic impact on the community is more than $182 million annually.

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