The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire seeks applicants for a professional academic staff position in Student Support Services to serve as Tutoring Coordinator. This is a 9-month, 50% position (20 hours per week) with an official title in the Student Services Coordinator title series. The anticipated start date is August 25, 2014. The position is grant-funded with the current five-year grant extending to August 31, 2015; renewal of the grant is possible.
The Student Support Services program receives funding from the U.S. Department of Education to promote the retention and graduation rates of 300 eligible students who are from low-income households, are first-generation college students, or have disabilities. The Tutoring Coordinator contributes to this objective by assessing the students' academic needs, assigning and monitoring peer tutoring, and developing programming to improve students' academic performance.
- Conduct assessments of program participants and identify services that will promote their academic development.
- Coordinate tutorial services for the program participants, with responsibilities for hiring, training, supervising,and evaluating peer tutors.
- Identify students in need of tutorial assistance, assign peer tutors, and monitor the students' academic performance.
- Develop curriculum and teach developmental education courses designed to facilitate the transition of new students into the university environment and to support the academic improvement of continuing students.
- Plan and conduct workshops to assist students in developing effective learning strategies.
- Develop opportunities for students to participate in supplemental instruction sessions and peer study groups.
- Assist in designing services to enable students in academic difficulty to improve their academic standing.
- Compile data to assist in the evaluation of tutoring and other services provided.
- Collaborate with faculty and staff in academic departments and student service units to address the educational needs of the program participants and to promote positive working relationships.
- Perform other duties to promote the academic achievement, retention, and graduation of program participants.
- Master's degree from a regionally accredited educational institution
- Three years' experience providing student services, preferably at the postsecondary level.
- Awareness of the concerns facing students who are first-generation/low-income may be considered an asset.
Materials required in pdf format:
- Letter of application
- Transcripts (unofficial are acceptable at this time)
- Names and contact information of three references.
Apply online at UW-Eau Claire Careers by following the instructions. Select Job Title: Student Support Services: Tutoring Coordinator; Job ID #9686; and click the Apply Now button. You must create an account/register and login to apply. If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login." Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are complete. Please submit materials in PDF format only.
Please refer questions to Dr. Bruce Ouderkirk, Screening Committee Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org (715-836-4542).
To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by May 9, 2014. However, screening may continue until the position is filled.
The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Applicants' names are subject to public release unless confidentiality has been requested in writing (an option available in the online application process). Names of all finalists must be released upon request. A criminal background check will be required prior to employment. The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is an EEO/AA employer.
To learn more, visit the Web site: www.uwec.edu/employment