• Assistant Director, Academic Success Center/ Writing Lab

    Posted: 04/03/2024

    Rhode Island College invites applicants for the position of Assistant Director, Academic Success Center/Writing Lab.

    The Assistant Director of Academic Success/Writing Lab is responsible for providing leadership in the area of academic excellence and success and works with a team of professionals to offer students an array of learning and tutoring services and support. Learning and academic support initiatives include but is not limited to tutoring services and programs, workshops to support developing habits of the mind, summer academic readiness initiatives, and more. The incumbent has significant leadership responsibilities for developing retention initiatives and positively impacting student persistence. As a member of the leadership team for the Academic Success Center and reporting to the Director of Academic Success, the Assistant Director of Academic Success/Writing Lab assists with the coordination of tutorial services and writing support for the Writing Lab. The incumbent will work collaboratively and creatively with the Director of the Writing Program and specified faculty liaisons to coordinate strategic initiatives and services that assists the Rhode Island College’Writing Program, including but not limited to embedded tutoring and workshops. The Assistant Director of Academic Success/Writing Lab works in conjunction with the Director of Academic Success to ensure academic support services are grounded in relevant student development theory and helps to provide students with high quality support services.

    Rhode Island College is a regional comprehensive public college that serves approximately 6,400 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students through its five schools: the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development, the School of Business, the School of Nursing and the School of Social Work. Established in 1854, we are Rhode Island’s first public institution of higher education. The college is located on a beautiful 180-acre suburban campus in the vibrant city of Providence, and has satellite locations at the Rhode Island Nursing Education Center in Providence’s Innovation District and the Rhode Island College Workforce Development Hub in Central Falls, RI. We are known throughout the Northeast for high-quality academic programs, small class sizes, personalized, hands-on learning experiences, world-class faculty, and high value compared to other four-year institutions. Rhode Island College highly values candidates who are adept at communicating with and meeting the needs of today’s diverse college communities. Successful candidates will possess the cultural competency and the emotional agility to respond to issues of diversity and inclusion while advancing the College’s strategic pillar of Inclusive Excellence.

    Required qualifications:

    • M.A in English, Composition, or related field
    • Minimum of 3 years of experience managing and coordinating writing tutoring services, working in a Writing Center and/or Academic Success Center and successfully overseeing tutors.
    • Strong Demonstration and evidence of successful collaborations with multiple academic programs, offices, and departments to support relevant stakeholders.
    • Ability to coach and support students with learning and study strategies. Demonstrated experience with working in diverse students and learners.
    • At least 3-5 years of teaching writing at the secondary or higher-levels.
    Preferred qualifications:
    • Knowledge of Peoplesoft
    • Understanding of student development theory
    • Counseling and conflict de-escalation skills
    • Bilingual

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