Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week. Requires working after business hours and weekend hours on some occasions.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is for the Learning Center. The position is located at Gregg Hall. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
The Assistant Director will work collaboratively with the academic partners, student affairs units and colleagues in the academic support team to develop/adapt and implement evidence based academic support programs that foster active, collaborative and inclusive learning environments for a variety of foundational undergraduate courses. This position will also focus on developing and implementing professional-development programs for undergraduate student leaders and mentors.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Program Development and Implementation
Work with the Director of the Learning Center to develop, coordinate and manage peer-led structured group learning programs and drop-in peer mentoring programs for foundational, large enrollment courses in all 4 schools.
Manage relationships with Residential College Directors to market and implement Residential Peer Mentoring programs. Manage the placements of the residential peer mentors in close collaboration with the academic partners.
In partnership with the course instructors identify program needs, manage and coordinate recruitment of (100+) peer leaders and mentors for the different academic support programs.
Manage hiring and bi-weekly payroll of peer leaders and mentors.
Stay current on the best practices of group-learning and mentoring programs and adjust the programs accordingly.
Teaching and Professional development
Work with the Director and the Academic Programs Coordinator to develop curriculum and teach the training courses for the undergraduate student leaders/ mentors in collaboration with the academic partners.
Manage ongoing administrative, technical and content support for the student leaders/mentors.
Provide constructive feedback through observation of peer mentoring sessions and provide ongoing professional development opportunities for leaders/mentors.
Create opportunities for student leadership within the programs.
Data tracking, management and evaluation
Collect and maintain attendance data for the different academic support programs.
Develop and administer surveys to collect feedback from students and campus partners. Analyze and write reports on programs and events.
Share program reports with campus partners as needed.
Serve as Communications coordinator
Liaise and coordinate representation of the unit, manage website content, provide information to students/parents through open houses, emails, printed materials, etc.
Perform other duties as assigned
Master’s degree in STEM fields, Education, Social work or in any related field
2-3 years of experience in designing/implementing/coordinating programs/projects in higher education
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and partners
Experience in developing/facilitating workshops
Experience managing/mentoring students or student employees
Ph.D. in STEM fields, Education, Social Work or in any related field
Experience developing courses and teaching
Knowledge about best practice pedagogy in group learning and active learning strategies
Experience in working with Student Information database
Experience in designing surveys through Qualtrics or similar tools, data management and analysis
Attention to detail, excellent planning, organizational and problem solving skills in order to manage logistics of multiple programs
Ability to communicate effectively and manage relationships with campus partners
Knowledgeable about student development and how students learn
The hiring range for this position is $52,943 - $68,816 annually.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.