Supplemental Instruction Specialist - Metropolitan State University of Denver in Denver Colorado

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Metropolitan State University of Denver

Denver, Colorado 80217

United States


Detailed Job Description

As a key member of the Student Academic Success team, the Supplemental Instruction Specialist is responsible for assisting the Coordinator of Supplemental Instruction in providing support, oversight and delivery of services for Supplemental Instruction and academic support services. This includes but is not limited to coordinating supplemental instruction services and research for special cohorts and assisting with various retention initiatives within the Student Academic Success Center (SASC). The Supplemental Instruction Specialist will participate in various progressive activities designed to support retention initiatives at MSU Denver.


(50%) Assist the Coordinator with Supplemental Instruction Program management. Oversee Supplemental Instruction Leaders’ schedules, professional development activities, course assignments, SI session observations, and evaluations. Assist the Coordinator in expanding the SI program and researching the needs of SI in various courses. Assist with the recruitment, hiring, training, and supervision of the SI Leaders. This position will assist with setting goals, objectives, learning objectives, and outcomes for his/her area of responsibility and assist the Coordinator in developing new and innovative programming with curriculum to support institutional priorities. Oversee the creation and maintenance of SI Program databases and webpage, produce SI participation/outcome reports, and process semi-monthly payroll for SI student employees.

(20%) The Specialist will also be responsible for communicating with faculty concerning the academic performance of SI Leaders assigned to their courses. This position will also provide support to other cohort programs including the First Year Success Program and SASC.

(20%) The Supplemental Instruction Specialist will assist the Coordinator of Scholar Success with academic support for students within the designated scholarship program.
(10%) Other Duties as Assigned: Perform additional duties as assigned by the Associate Director of Student Academic Success or the Coordinator of Supplemental Instruction. The Specialist will assist and support comprehensive retention management initiatives. Represent the program on various University committees/taskforces related to student retention and academic support student issues.

Required Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in education, human behavior,counseling, communication, or other closely related field.

• At least one year experience working with students or clients.

• Experience motivating and guiding students through higher education (i.e. major declaration, graduate school preparation, and career evaluation).

• 3 years of experience using in Microsoft Office.

• Experience providing supervision and performance management for staff.

Preferred Qualifications

• Master’s degree in education, human behavior, counseling, communication, or other closely related field.

• Experience providing supportive services to students such advising/coaching, career planning, referrals to resources, assistance with financial aid, goal planning and tracking academic progress.

• Experience working with diverse populations.

• Experience working in or with a supplemental instruction program at an institution of higher education.

• Experience with implementing learning theories.

• Experience designing curriculum for course or workshops.

• Experience providing supervision and performance management for staff.

• Familiarity with various academic support initiatives and research.

• Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Special Instructions to Applicants

IMPORTANT: in order to be considered as applicant YOU MUST FILL OUT THE APPLICATION AT Official Transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire.

Please note: References refers to a list of names and contact information of three professional references.

Keyword Phrases

  • Student Academic Success
  • Supplemental Instruction Specialist
  • Diverse institution
  • Urban environment
  • Comprehensive college offering bachelors & masters
  • Tutors and Learning Resources
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Analyst / Staff
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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