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Assistant Director, Student Success Center

Position Deleted on 3/12/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Knoxville, TN
Admin - Student Affairs and Services
Full Time
Requisition Number: 12000000W8

Pay Grade 42 - $40,000-$46,000

The Student success Center fulfills its mission by focusing on student learning and success through a comprehensive network of support and referral across academic and student affairs.

The mission of UT's Student Success Center is to ensure that all students have the opportunity to succeed by:

  • Providing campus leadership and advocacy for student success at UT, and
  • Identifying and implementing academic success programs that support progress toward graduation and enrich the undergraduate student experience.
The Student Success Center also serves a central place where students can learn about and make use of the many academic opportunities and support programs already offered by the university community. Several areas comprise the programmatic core: First Year Studies, Undergraduate Council Academic Appeals, University Advising Committee and academic support programs for various scholarship programs.

The Student Success Center established a tutoring and learning program in spring 2012 and received College Reading Learning Assistance (CRLA) level one certification. The Student Success Center's Tutoring offerings were expanded to multiple locations in the John C. Hodges library Commons and UT residence halls. The successful applicant will build on this foundation using research based best practices to enhance and grow our tutoring offerings to UT undergraduate students.


Applicants for the Assistant Director position must have the following required qualifications: a Master's degree in education or related field; 3 - 5 years of full-time professional (exempt) experience in the fields of tutoring, learning assistance, tutor certification and/or other related student learning/development programs at a university; administrative leadership of programs that involve diverse college student populations, supervision of staff and implementation of programs; experience with tutorial and/or support programs for high achieving and academically at-risk students; knowledge of assessing retention programs, research and literature focusing on the first-year experience; experience recruiting, training, and supervising professional, graduate, and peer tutors in subject areas; excellent written and oral communication skills along with the ability to use computer technologies and software. Desired qualifications include: earned doctorate; retention and learning assistance research experience at the college level; and knowledge and skills in information/web based technology related to student learning. The Assistant Director will report to the Director of the Student Success Center.

Review of applicants for the positions will begin on February 8, 2013, and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is May 20, 2013. 
To receive full consideration, applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and at least 3 references.
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