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The Director of the Center reports directly to the Vice President for Learning and is responsible for coordinating programs designed to enhance positive student-learning outcomes, academic progress, and goal achievement.
Supervision may include Adult Basic Education, Retention Office, Service Learning and Internships, online-learning student support, and tutoring programs. The position supports developmental education initiatives and pilot projects. Responsibilities include leading the overall Center;facilitating effective and innovative program design, delivery, assessment and ongoing improvements; mentoring staff and supporting staff development; monitoring program budgets, marketing services to students; and working with college faculty and other-unit staff to collaboratively design and deliver effective academic support programs. Serves on major committees including Learning Leadership Team, Retention, and others associated with support for high risk students and overall student learning, retention, and completion. The position will be responsible for working on special projects as assigned by the Vice President which includes overseeing federal and other grant projects focused on enhancing student educational success and progress. Other duties as assigned.
Masters degree and 3 -5 years of documented success in facilitating college-level student learning and college academic success programs is required (particularly with diverse, adult, part-time, developmental education, first-generation, and/or at risk college students. Ability to implement college-level student success best practices in collaboration with faculty and staff). The ability to track results and implement program improvements based on those results is required. Expected skills include leadership, supervision, mentoring, group facilitation, organization, multi-tasking, activity documentation, budget management, and comfort with change. Successful candidates will also demonstrate excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills, as well as the ability to create a positive learning environment within the Center for those involved in the various aspects of this important programming. Ability to facilitate committee progress, staff meetings, and positive communications with the campus, related advisory groups and organizations is essential. Grant management experience is highly desirable with grant writing a plus. Ability to generate energy and enthusiasm for innovative student success projects also a plus.
Physical Requirements: Standing, sitting, walking, bending, lifting up to 25 lbs. All candidates are subject to a Criminal Background investigation prior to any offer of employment.
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