Working collaboratively with the General Studies advising deans, the Postbac Premed program, and other offices within Columbia University, the Assistant Director of Academic and Learning Initiatives coordinates a variety of academic support services to students, including but not limited to tutoring, student support sessions and workshops. The Assistant Dean manages the above initiatives with a special focus on first and second year students, as well as first-generation and low income students, and works to support programming by assisting in screening and training GS tutors; assisting the Director of Academic and Learning Initiatives in the creation and development of new and innovative learning strategy workshops; and coordinating the use of technology to create, develop and execute programs that promote student retention and persistence.
Academic Support: Under the guidance of the Associate Dean & Director of Academic and Learning Initiatives, coordinates and delivers support services for all students, including interventions helping in retention and persistence of Postbac students to medical school and undergraduates to completion of their undergraduate degree. Provides learning strategy workshops; works with the Associate Dean and members of the DOS team to develop an educational technology plan; works closely and collaboratively with other University departments that provide academic support services, including but limited to GS Student Life, GS Wellness, Counseling and Psychological Services, ISSO, Veteran Affairs, etc.
Tutorial Services: Under the guidance of the Associate Dean & Director of Academic and Learning Initiatives, coordinates the hiring and training of tutors; manages day-to-day operations of the Tutoring Center including scheduling, supervision, and customer service.
University Studies: With the Associate Dean, co-manages the University Studies course for all new students, including coordinating scheduling and instruction, updating presentations and managing attendance records; lead 1-2 sections of University Studies each semester.
Peer Advising Program: In collaboration with the Associate Dean, assists in coordinating and managing the Peer Advising Program, which serves all GS students.
Trajectory: Assists in managing and running all programming for at-risk students in this weekly support group model. This includes arranging "probation partners" for students on academic sanction, designing interventions where necessary, facilitating weekly meetings, facilitating resource referral, etc.
First Generation/Low Income Student Support: Works collaboratively with the Associate Dean, GS Student Life, GS Health & Wellness, and other campus partners to provide targeted support programming to first generation and/or low income students at GS, including advising and support for PALS and Jack Kent Cooke Scholars, co-facilitating FLI Friday workshops, and supporting GS student participation at 1vyG, the annual First Generation Ivy League Conference.
Data Reports and Analysis: With the Associate Dean, oversees data collection and analysis of all ARC programs and services, with special focus on utilization within the Tutoring Center. Provides feedback on technological improvements and institutional research as it pertains to academic support services.
Performs other duties as assigned or requested.
Bachelor's degree and/or its equivalent required; Master's preferred. A minimum of four years related experience required. Experience in classroom teaching and a knowledge of educational technology preferred. Experience in group tutoring and study group preferred. Excellent project management, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills required; proficiency with Windows and MS Office (especially MS Excel) and other computer systems highly desirable.
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