Director, Center for Academic Excellence

Director, Center for Academic Excellence

Employer

Durham Technical Community College
1637 Lawson Street
Durham, NC 27703
Phone: 919-536-7200

Job Location

Durham , North Carolina

Salary/Grade

$54,000.00-$60,000.00

Benefits

Full Time Benefits

Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Thursday, January 3, 2019
Closes: Thursday, February 28, 2019

Target Start Date

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Expected Work Hours

The Director/Instructor, Center for Academic Excellence is required to work a minimum of a 40-hour workweek according to a 12-month schedule which may include day, evening, and/or weekend responsibilities and duties. Work duties and responsibilities may b

Reports to

Dean, Student Engagement and Transitions

Employment Type

Full Time Permanent

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications: A master’s degree in an academic field or in education with a minimum of 18 graduate credits in an academic area

Work Experience: Two years of successful experience in a community college or similar postsecondary institution or evidence of other appropriate experience relevant to the position responsibilities

Preferred Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications: A master’s degree in an academic field or in education with a minimum of 18 graduate credits in an academic area

Work Experience: Two years of successful experience in a community college or similar postsecondary institution or evidence of other appropriate experience relevant to the position responsibilities

Position Description

Position Title: Director/Instructor, Center for Academic Excellence

Department:  Student Engagement and Transitions

FLSA Type: Exempt

Reports To: Dean, Student Engagement and Transitions

Direct Reports: Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) Lead Tutors; CAE Tutors; Work Study Students

Minimum Qualifications: A master’s degree in an academic field or in education with a minimum of 18 graduate credits in an academic area

Work Experience: Two years of successful experience in a community college or similar postsecondary institution or evidence of other appropriate experience relevant to the position responsibilities

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  1. Thorough understanding of and commitment to the mission and philosophy of the North Carolina Community College System;
  2. Experience supervising a variety of personnel;
  3. Competence in oral and written communication skills;
  4. Competence in computer technologies, such as word processing, spreadsheets, presentation programs, and distance education technologies;
  5. Sensitivity to the needs and expectations of students and colleagues;
  6. Ability to establish and maintain effective and positive interpersonal relations throughout the college and the community.

 

Essential Functions, Job Duties, and Responsibilities: The Director/Instructor is responsible for coordinating Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) tutorial services. The Director/Instructor functions as supervisor for full-time Lead Tutors and part-time staff. The Director/Instructor also plans, implements, manages, and evaluates services and activities of the CAE. The Director/Instructor also teaches one course per semester and provides academic advising. Specific duties and responsibilities are as follows:

 

Personnel Management

  1. Assign, supervise, and evaluate part-time staff, including providing training, setting schedules, making recommendations on appointments or dismissals and assisting with preparation of contracts for part-time staff;
  2. Train part-time Center for Academic Excellence tutors, lab monitors, and work study students and provide professional development as needed each term;

 

Program Management

  1. Assist in setting and achieving departmental goals and objectives;
  2. Monitor and report Upswing (online tutoring) usage monthly;
  3. Maintain an ongoing system of evaluation of services as appropriate to the unit and department;
  4. Manage the make-up testing service offered to faculty through the CAE;

 

General Operations

  1. Plan, implement, and evaluate annual unit goals and objectives based on identified needs of the area, department, and division;
  2. Recommend, implement, and enforce academic and administrative policies and procedures;
  3. Maintain communication within the unit and the department with regular meetings, written communication, and other personnel management strategies;
  4. Maintain a weekly work schedule designed to ensure proper supervision of area;
  5. Maintain complete unit records as needed; process reports, forms, schedules, and all other paperwork in a timely, efficient manner, checking for accuracy of all data;
  6. Communicate regularly with faculty, staff, and students regarding current unit services and activities in support of instruction;
  7. Maintain proper communication and supportive relations at all times with all other units and branches of the division and the college, providing assistance to them in carrying out their respective functions;
  8. Demonstrate flexibility and team approach in providing service in a courteous and professional manner;

 

Financial Management

  1. Establish and enforce procedures for tracking and reporting time worked by tutors and work study students;
  2. Assist the Dean in preparing and administering budgets, regularly monitoring expenditures, and overseeing maintenance of appropriate records;
  3. Recommend unit needs for personnel, equipment, supplies, facilities, space, and other resources to support the unit goals;

 

Other Duties

  1. Participate in professional development activities as necessary, appropriate, and available;
  2. Teach one credit course per semester;
  3. Serve as academic advisor to assigned advisees and as otherwise requested or needed by individual students;
  4. Collaborate with Chair, First-Year Experience in implementing and sustaining the Academic Alert Initiative and student success workshops;
  5. Collaborate with the Chair, Developmental English and Reading and the Chair, Developmental Mathematics in implementing and sustaining the Academic Alert Initiative;
  6. Represent the unit, department, division, or college in institutional assignments, community activities, and professional opportunities, and encourage similar involvement among staff members;
  7. Assume instructional duties as necessary and required to provide full service to students;
  8. Assume other appropriate duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Dean, Vice President, or President in meeting the needs of the college.

 

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to sit and/or stand for long periods of time;
  • Ability to lift at times 10-30 lbs.;
  • Work outside office setting;
  • Good eye/hand dexterity;
  • Work requires fingering, grasping, and repetitive keyboarding motions;
  • Vocal communications is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word;
  • Hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels;
  • Visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; and
  • Infrequent travel between buildings on campus, to other campuses, locally or out-of-town to attend meetings and conferences.

 

Normal Working Hours: The Director/Instructor, Center for Academic Excellence is required to work a minimum of a 40-hour workweek according to a 12-month schedule which may include day, evening, and/or weekend responsibilities and duties. Work duties and responsibilities may be at the college’s main campus, branch campuses, or other locations as assigned. Summer schedules may vary to enable four-day or four-and-one-half-day workweeks.

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