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Assistant Director for Tutoring/Academic Support

University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, Colorado

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22-May-2022Date Posted:

09-May-2022 Close All Job SummaryThe University of Colorado Athletics Department encourages applications for an Assistant Director for Tutoring & Academic Support! As our Assistant Director, you will coordinate the athletics tutoring program, which includes recruiting, interviewing, initial and ongoing training, and coordinating our student employee staff. Every day you will coordinate with the Herbst Academic Center staff, student-athletes, and tutors to schedule the subject/course tutoring provided to student-athletes in this professional and collaborative work environment. The Assistant Director, Tutoring/Academic Support regularly tracks and reports on the tutoring program and delivers information to necessary colleagues and evaluates the program annually and incorporates innovative measures to increase effectiveness and efficiency. The Assistant Director for Tutoring/Academic Support will also have the opportunity to work one-on-one with student-athletes; in the capacity of an academic coordinator or mentor. This position is responsible for promoting the philosophy and objectives of the intercollegiate athletics program. This shall include adhering to the principles of the Athletics Department’s Mission Statement, Diversity and Inclusion Mission Statement, Core Values, Policies and Procedures, as well as the rules and regulations of the University, the PAC 12 Conference and the NCAA.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Who We AreAs one of 33 U.S. public research institutions belonging to the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU)—and the only member in the Rocky Mountain region—our goal at CU Boulder is to directly affect Colorado communities through collaborative research, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Our faculty, staff, and students work with the broader community to establish outstanding connections that have lasting outcomes—both across Colorado and around the world.What Your Key Responsibilities Will BeManage Tutor Program
  • Coordinate day-to-day operations of the Tutor Program by developing schedules, processing appointment changes and requests, assigning and monitoring tutor sessions, resolving operations problems, and creating and delivering daily reports.
  • Work collaboratively with Academic Coordinators, Mentors, and Learning Specialists, Tutors, and student-athletes to schedule sessions to meet the needs of students.
  • Organize and implement review sessions throughout each term.
Recruit, Train, and Coordinate Tutoring Staff
  • Identify and recruit new tutors from all academic subject areas to fulfill tutor requests.
  • Conduct interviews, make hiring decisions, and manage the on-boarding process of new staff members.
  • Develop and administer training to tutor staff on the University of Colorado and NCAA policies, procedures, and specifications to ensure academic integrity.
  • Coordinate and develop tutoring staff and report on tutor performance. Provide intensive one-on-one assistance for assigned at-risk students.
Academic Services Professional and Other Related Duties
  • Coordinate and monitor the use of campus-wide resources that would best allow each individual student-athlete to succeed academically.
  • Teach students about academic integrity and academic fraud.
  • Assist students in organizing their time and priorities.
  • Teach study skills/strategy development (note taking, test-taking, reading comprehension and time management), motivational techniques, and learning techniques to improve student-athlete's performance and achievement with learning challenges and foster autonomous learners.
  • Teach students how to create daily and weekly academic objectives that are specific and measurable.
  • Monitor NCAA, Pac-12, and CU academic eligibility standards.
  • Communicate regularly with coaches and report academic progress including grades, tutoring appointments, academic meetings, and study hall hours.
  • Collaborate with Academic Advisors for course selection.
  • Track eligibility benchmarks and progress towards degree completion.
  • Meet with prospective student athletes on recruiting visits.
  • Perform all work responsibilities and maintain confidentiality in all applicable policies, rules, regulations, and laws regarding NCAA, Pac-12, Athletics Department, University policies, and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
What You Should Know
  • All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement.
    • New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.
What We Can Offer
  • The salary range is $52,000 -$54,000 annually.
  • Additional Compensation Details:
    • Relocation assistance within Athletics guidelines.
    • Athletic Event Tickets: Per Athletic Department Policy and NCAA regulations, Nike Elite Employee Benefit: Per Nike Elite Policy.
Benefits The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder. Be StatementsBe collaborative. Be game-changing. Be Boulder.What We Require
  • Bachelor's Degree.
  • One year experience teaching, managing, tutoring, or providing academic support. Equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute.
What You Will Need
  • Successfully manage significant scheduling responsibilities for a large and diverse staff, and solves problems when they arise.
  • Bring a developmental learning mentality to the staff, students, and themselves as well as a strong sense of ethics
  • Balance the needs of student-athletes, Herbst Academic Center staff, tutors, and self
  • Understand and be committed to working with and within the athletics environment, first-generation college students, non-first generation college students, underrepresented students, students with learning disabilities/ADHD and academic preparation deficiencies, and hard-working students
  • Practice cultural competence and professional maturity.
  • Have knowledge of NCAA rules.
What We Would Like You To Have
  • Advanced degree in Education, Business, or comparable field.
  • Experience tutoring/mentoring or teaching student-athletes, preferably at a Division I program.
  • Work in an administrative or managerial role for academic support services or tutor program at the post-secondary level.
  • Experience with NCAA rules compliance.
  • Experience managing a program and supervising staff.
Special InstructionsTo apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. A current resume.
  2. A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position.
We may request references at a later time.
Please apply by May 22, 2022 for consideration.
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.
Posting Contact InformationPosting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

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