Assistant Director of Academic Skills Center
Department: Academic Skills Center
Job Status: 1.0 FTE
FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports To: Director of Academic Skills Center
Amount of Travel Required: None
Work Schedule: M-F; 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; 11 months; Some work may be required outside of normal business hours
Positions Supervised: None
Utilizes group and/or individualized strategies to support and monitor the progress of students experiencing academic difficulty. Assists with the managing of services coordinated through the center that support academic needs of various students, including first-year students, transfer students, students with documented learning differences, etc. Teaches seminars on skills and related topics for academic success. Performs essential functions personally, through others, or in conjunction with designated personnel or outside vendors/experts.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (Duties and Responsibilities):
Reasonable Accommodations Statement
Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities that substantially limit one or more “major life activities” to perform the essential functions. Essential functions exclude Other Job Function Statement(s).
Essential Functions Statement(s) To fully meet job expectations, the incumbent most perform each function in a fully acceptable manner.
Coaches, monitors, and advises students experiencing academic difficulty and/or those on academic probation. Implements disability services and related needs for students with documented accommodation needs.
Assists with scheduling, monitoring, and follow up of testing for students with disabilities in accordance with prescribed guidelines and standards.
Assists faculty and other staff with intervention strategies for students experiencing academic difficulty.
Develops, coordinates, delivers a variety of workshops, information sessions, and other sponsored group activities within the intentional programs of the Academic Skills Center.
Co-manages and supervises the peer tutor program; coordinates and implements tutor training activities.
Other Job Function Statement(s) To fully meet job expectations, the incumbent most perform each function in a fully acceptable manner.
Provides general assistance with various daily administrative tasks, program assessment, and data management.
Supports the student intervention team and related efforts as directed.
Represents the ASC when the Director is not available
Performs other duties as assigned.
POSITION QUALIFICATIONS: (The minimum knowledge, skills, abilities, licenses, certifications, and behaviors necessary to perform the essential functions of the job at a fully acceptable level.)
KNOWLEDGE (Defines the mental aspects of the job. Knowledge is obtained through education, experience, training, licensure, certification, or through a combination of the aforementioned.)
Minimum: Bachelor's degree (four year college or university); one (1) year related experience in learning activities or disability services and exposure to student development in an academic setting. General understanding of a residential, liberal arts and sciences college.
LICENSE or CERTIFICATION (To include, but not limited to: State requirements, e.g., counselor or nurse; professional certification in a specified discipline, e.g., Certified Public Accountant.) (N/A)
SKILLS (The application of knowledge by the manual, verbal, or mental manipulation of data, words, people, or things necessary to fully meet job expectations of the essential functions.)
To fully meet job expectations, the incumbent must:
utilize Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) or appropriate alternative software to the extent required to effectively perform the essential functions;
communicate effectively using a variety of styles and techniques appropriate to inform or persuade the intended audience.
ABILITIES (Natural talents, developed proficiencies, and or other job-related requirements. This section includes observable behaviors or behaviors that produce observable results necessary to fully meet job expectations of the essential functions.)
To fully meet job expectations, the incumbent must have the ability to:
work evenings and weekends;
maintain regular and consistent attendance;
establish and maintain professional and appropriate staff/student relationships;
use cognitive skills to: solve problems, develop, plan and implement goals, organize work or assigned projects.
work independently with little supervision;
reflect a professional appearance at the office and at all work-related activities; organize work or assigned projects;
balance multiple projects and unstructured tasks within deadlines;
work under pressure while maintaining a professional demeanor; identify problem(s) or concerns;
recommend appropriate solutions or responses;
understand and administer pre and post testing security standards;
maintain confidentiality regarding sensitive matters;
model high standards of honesty, integrity, trust, and ethical behavior;
maintain on-going active engagement of program administration and associated activities;
network effectively and collaborate with groups and individuals, both on and off campus, to facilitate attainment of program goals and/or related issues;
BEHAVIORS (Required by the institution of all employees within a classification (exempt, nonexempt, managerial/supervisory) necessary to fully meet job expectations of the essential functions and are formally reviewed during the annual performance evaluation process.)
To fully meet job expectations, the incumbent must demonstrate the following:
Independence of Action/Initiative – Exercises good judgment in problem solving and decision making;
Service Orientation – Exhibits a 'customer friendly' demeanor with internal and external customers;
Resourcefulness/Creativity – Presents a variety of options to fulfill job responsibilities and meet workplace objectives;
Communication Skills – Presents ideas effectively. Conveys thoughts clearly and concisely. Listens well and asks appropriate questions;
Teamwork – Works effectively with other employees. Offers help when needed.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The following represent the physical requirements of the essential job functions: Physical activities required are finger dexterity necessary to operate equipment used in the position, talking, seeing and hearing. Walking, sitting, bending/stooping, pushing/pulling and minimal unassisted lifting (up to 20 pounds) associated with the job duties is required.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Typical environment is an office setting with moderate noise. May occasionally work in other locations on campus to include outdoors.
Disclaimer: The College has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and the College reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the College may deem appropriate.
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