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With general direction from the Triton Achievement Director, the SI Coordinator is responsible for the management of a comprehensive, campus-wide Supplemental Instruction (SI) program. This includes working with various campus stakeholders, strategic planning, hiring, supervision and training of SI Leaders, facilitating meetings, communications and marketing support, and engaging in assessment and evaluation all related to the SI program. The SI program is an academic support model that utilizes peer-assisted study sessions developed out of the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and is offered as part of the college retention and success initiatives in conjunction with academic departments. The SI Coordinator will also be responsible for working with the Triton Achievement Director to identify areas for expansion, and to provide input and assistance with other services associated with the Triton Achievement Hub and the Teaching + Learning Commons.
Through direct visits and web based research, surveys SI programs at UC campuses and other campuses throughout the U.S. to conceptualize new, expanded, and refined methods for incorporating SI within current academic support services (such as TA discussion sessions) at the university. Implements the SI component of the Summer Bridge Math Track, including hiring, training and supervision of SI leaders.
Must be available during the five week Math Track of the Summer Bridge Residential Program, typically held in Summer Session 2. Occasional evenings and weekends required.
This position is open until filled.
The SI Coordinator must have a graduate degree with major work in a related field and three or more years' experience in college-level student support services, preferably in Supplemental Instruction; or the equivalent combination of education and professional experience in student learning support and/or coordinating tutoring services or an SI program, preferably at the college level.
Demonstrated knowledge of Supplemental Instruction and ability to adapt current departmental academic support services to include SI principles and practices. Proven ability to provide feedback and input on design and implementation of training activities.
Expertise in student development required to conceptualize and implement academic support services for underrepresented students. Knowledge of educational needs of underrepresented students in need of academic support.
Broad occupational knowledge with an understanding of student development theory; knowledge of student service principles and practices, including ethical standards; knowledge of decision-making and goal setting process and strategies.
Strong coaching and instructional skills, organizational abilities, attention to detail, and the ability to quickly assess the effectiveness of a performance.
Must possess a strong portfolio of interpersonal skills: ability to interact with tact and diplomacy with individuals from a variety of backgrounds and organizational levels, ability to disarm anger and constructively handle complaints, ability to be flexible, to work collaboratively and to listen well and engender trust.
Exceptional overall communication skills, both written and oral. Ability to clearly and concisely communicate ideas, thoughts, complex problems and position statements. Ability to make well-organized, clear, informative, and persuasive presentations, both in one-on-one situations and in group settings. Ability to respond well to rapid questioning on difficult issues.
Knowledge of the research and theoretical perspectives on the various factors affecting diverse student learning, achievement, and retention.
Comprehensive understanding of academic programs, processes, and operations in a large public research university. Knowledge of the structure, culture and mission of higher education institutions; knowledge of campus departments, their activities, and the impact of curriculum changes.
Background check required.
Duties may require direct contact and/or supervision of children (defined as individuals under the age of 18); completion of the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) form will be required.
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