Campus Description: Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. The University is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and co-manager of nearby Brookhaven National Laboratory, a multidisciplinary research laboratory supporting world class scientific programs utilizing state-of-the-art facilities. Stony Brook Medicine is Suffolk County's only academic medical center and tertiary care provider. Many opportunities exist for collaborative research, and in some cases, joint appointments with BNL or with Medical School departments.
Descriptive Title: Assistant Director of Academic Success & TutoringREF#: WC-S-7891-13-05-S
Budget Title: Senior Staff Assistant State Professional Position
Department: Provost Office State Line#: TBD
Grade: SL-3Campus: Stony Brook West Campus/HSC
Salary: $48, 500 - $54, 000
THIS POSTING IS NOT CURRENT !!!
Required Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree. Three years of progressively responsible full time experience in a Higher Education setting. Experience in academic advising, teaching, tutoring, or in a relevant student support service type department. Flexibility, creativity, and strong organizational and interpersonal skills. Strong technology skills with knowledge of current and emerging technologies. Experience collaborating with faculty, staff, and students of diverse backgrounds, abilities, and interests.
Preferred Qualifications: Master's Degree in Education, Higher Education, Student Affairs, or related field. Additional years of progressively responsible full time experience in a Higher Education setting. Graduate or undergraduate student supervision experience. Experience developing a tutoring support service. Experience developing and facilitating student success workshops. Experience using PeopleSoft and Blackboard.

Brief Description of Duties: The Assistant Director of Academic Success & Tutoring is responsible for various operations in the Academic Success & Tutoring Center (ASTC). He/She will create, maintain, and enrich an inclusive learning environment for all undergraduate students. Through the delivery of services that are designed to complement the classroom experience, the Assistant Director enhances and promotes high quality tutoring services that support retention and graduation outcomes. The Assistant Director reports to the Director of Academic Success & Tutoring.
ASTC Daily Operational Services:
  • Responsible for the day to day oversight of the Academic Success and Tutoring Center [ASTC] operational services including scheduling, student intakes, and student referrals as well as managing the employee payroll budget.
  • Provide oversight for the ASTC in all aspects of daily program operations including (but not limited to) overseeing and implementing the recruiting, hiring, training, and evaluating undergraduate student staff members in the delivery of exceptional service to a diverse group of students.
  • Independently oversee, develop, implement, and change any and all of the ASTC undergraduate student staff members' training material, workshops and guidelines including all policies and procedures related to training.
  • Serve as Acting Director in the absence of the Director of the ASTC.
ASTC Individualized Program and Plan Development:
  • Develop and implement all individualized programs and plans for students and/or student groups who require skills remediation and tutoring services to support retention and graduation outcomes.
  • Liaison with academic departments, existing departmental tutoring areas and individual faculty to provide supplemental instruction and review sessions for mid-term and final exams in key, high risk courses.
  • Make recommendations to faculty regarding students' progress and possible upcoming instructional needs and difficulties by creating and implementing a detailed plan of action for students considered academically at-risk to assist in their academic success.
  • Make referrals to existing campus tutoring resources and/or services provided by the ASTC.
  • Integrate effective use of technology in face-to-face and online tutoring services, including Blackboard and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Help secure current and future tutoring and test taking spaces appropriate to New York State guidelines and procedures.
Student Success:
  • Manage and maintain all tracking data used for the ongoing assessment. Plan to evaluate the success and academic performance of students, tutors as well as the ASTC as a whole. This includes tracking and analyzing the volume of students visiting the ASTC by year, semester, day, time etc. as well as analyzing reason for the ASTC visit (i.e. what class, which level of class, which test, which faculty), recurrent visits and corresponding grade progression or fluctuation, as well as student response towards tutors, tutor success and requests etc.
  • Expected to interpret their findings and make operational recommendations to the Director based on their interpretations of these results.
  • Develop and deliver small group workshops for students focused on various success areas, including time management, study skills, research and writing skills, and stress management.
  • Develop and deliver presentations to students, faculty, and staff.
Technology/Communication:
  • Develop and implement a communication strategy to share services with students, faculty, and staff.
  • Oversee development and maintenance of the Center’s website.
  • Design and collaborate with DoIT to produce web-based tutoring services and data tracking systems. Utilize social media including Facebook and Twitter to communicate such services.
  • Keep abreast of current advances in classroom/online technology and maintain technical competency and skills in order to adapt as automation/technology evolves.

Special Notes: This is a full time appointment. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Internal and external search to occur simultaneously. Night and weekend work is required. The hours for this position will be Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Occasional travel may be required to conferences and workshops.

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.

Application Procedure: Those interested in this position should submit a State employment application, cover letter and resume to:

Ms. Lakshmi Ramsoondar
Undergraduate Academic Affairs
Melville Library, Room E-3310

Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3351
Fax# 631-632-9259



Applications for this position must be received, as specified in the Application Procedure Section, no later than 5:00 PM Eastern Time on 05/17/2013, unless specifically noted otherwise in the Special Notes Section.

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Job Category: B) Administrative and Professional Positions (excluding teaching and patient/clinical care).
Posting Date: 05/05/2013
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