Director of Academic Services

Employer
Location
Iron Mountain, Dickinson County
Posted
Jan 14, 2014
Employment Type
Full Time
Bay de Noc Community College is a student-focused, multi-campus institution serving the higher education needs of the south central Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The College is an AQIP institution committed to continuous quality improvement. Bay College takes pride in providing a quality education to transfer and occupational students at two campuses, online, and at other course delivery sites. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The Bay College West Director of Academic Services is responsible for delivery of student support services and learning assistance to students enrolled in occupational and transfer programs at Bay College West. Coordinates all tutoring activities at Bay College West campus, manages the Tutoring Center, which includes hiring, training, and mentoring peer tutors for all subjects, especially writing, sciences, and mathematics; diagnosing and prescribing for student needs; and tutoring students with the most severe learning challenges. Manages and/or coordinates Student Support Services (TRIO) programs at Bay College West in conjunction with the TRIO Director and staff. Collaborate with members of the instructional team across the College to strengthen student success and retention in the math and science curriculum. Responsible for oversight of all supplemental instruction/center activities, including gaining faculty support for projects; selecting, training, assigning, and evaluating supplemental instruction instructors and tutors; maintaining materials and equipment; and program evaluation. Teach college success skills courses and/or seminars as assigned. Serve as an academic advisor for Bay College West students. Serve as a member of the Bay College West Administrative Council. - Set goals and objectives for Bay College West Academic Support Services. - Hire, schedule, and evaluate tutors, accommodative service providers, and Supplemental Instruction Leaders. - Process payroll, eligibility, and human resources paperwork in a timely fashion. - Conduct assessments for determining appropriate levels of academic support for qualified students. - Advise students and arrange for appropriate services needed for student success. - Document and arrange accommodations for students with disabilities. - Coordinate the provision of learning support services and communicate with appropriate faculty and staff regarding such services and policies. - Refer students to such external service providers as Michigan Rehabilitation and community mental health services as appropriate. - Work closely with Supplemental Instruction, Math-Science Coordination, Student Success Office, and TRIO personnel on the Escanaba campus. - Participate in academic support committees and other advisory committees as needed. - Discuss and promote academic support services with students, parents, campus audiences, new students, and the community. - Operate the Student Success Center at Bay College West. - Work with faculty to diagnose writing/reading/mathematics challenges and develop individualized support plans. - Remain current in academic support services and methodologies. - Oversee mentoring of TRIO participants as assigned. - Provide assistance in study strategies and computer-based programs designed to improve reading speed and comprehension, writing capabilities, and mathematical ability for students. - Provide data and analysis for use in federal, state, and College reports. - Serve as an academic advisor as needed at Bay College West. - Serve as a member of the Bay College West Administrative Council. - Any other duties as assigned Minimum Qualifications: - Bachelor's degree. - Some graduate-level education. - At least three years of experience in education Preferred Qualifications: - Master's Degree. - Writing or Learning Center experience. - College level teaching experience in developmental writing, reading, mathematics, or study skills. - Experience in training/supervising student employees. Work Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CST Supervision Exercised: Supervises work-study students, SI Leaders and/or tutors assigned to the Tutoring Center. Supervision Received: Works under the general supervision of the Vice President - Bay College West. Pay Rate: $45,066 - $56,333 annually Benefits: Bay College offers the following benefits: health, life, dental, vision, short-term disability and long-term disability insurance, Michigan Public School Employees Retirement Systems or TIAA/CREF, 403(b), YMCA membership, a Wellness Program, tuition reimbursement and professional development support. Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Work Environment: Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but may be loud in areas of equipment operation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by personnel assigned into this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified. Job related functions may be performed with or without accommodations.