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Associate Director, Learning Assistance Programs (LAP)

Location: Chalon Campus (West Los Angeles)

Assume leadership and vision for the Chalon campus academic support services in collaboration with the Director of Learning Assistance Programs. Facilitate effective peer tutor and supplemental instruction access to promote retention and academic student success. Bridge communication between college faculty and LAP programs. With an emphasis on assessment to support the College’s Strategic Plan, this position provides quality programs, workshops, counseling and a remedial course that facilitate these goals. In conjunction with the director, assume responsibility of the daily operation and management of Learning Assistance Programs and LAP staff.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1.            Coordinate tutoring program, working closely with faculty in the recruitment and selection of tutors,
               tutor training, supervision, and scheduling Provide effective marketing of the tutoring program. Maintain
               database of tutor and service information, assessment of service, and tracking of participants to show
               program’s effectiveness.

2.            Collaborate with academic department chairs to gage need for tutoring and/or remediation in subject
               areas. Facilitate Supplemental Instruction classes and related interventions for target courses. 

3.            Gather and maintain Learning Center usage numbers and other relevant data for college assessment
               purposes producing detailed monthly, semester and annual reports.

4.            In conjunction with the LAP team, create goals and learning outcomes for programs and services
               provided in the Learning Center. Conduct assessment of goals and outcomes and provide feedback
               to the Provost’s Office annually.

5.            In consultation with the Dean for the Baccalaureate Program, administer comprehensive student
               retention program for students on academic probation including meeting regularly with students
               over the course of the semester and tracking students’ grades and other relevant information at the
               conclusion of the semester for assessment purposes.

6.            Design and teach one one-unit student study skills and academic preparation class for conditionally
               admitted students, supervise additional faculty teaching additional 1-2 sections of this course, as
               needed.

7.            Coordinate and administer an annual schedule of learning skill workshops.

8.            Assist director in all areas of Learning Assistance Programs, as needed, including operation and
              supervision of the Learning Center and staff, disability issues, and acting as proxy at Director’s meetings,
              as needed.         

Qualifications and Requirements:
Extensive working knowledge of college academic support programs. Solid demonstrated knowledge of the principles
of supervision, counseling theories and their applications. Ability to work with students of highly diverse backgrounds. Familiarity with ADA Section 504 regulations, as they relate to providing academic accommodations to students. 
Strong working knowledge of computers and relevant applications. Database management and Web Page design including desired working knowledge of Corel Draw and Photoshop for web page creation. Working knowledge of PC maintenance and troubleshooting. Understanding of Mount St. Mary’s College Mission and current Strategic Plan.           

Effectively organize, prioritize and handle multiple tasks to meet established deadlines. Ability to develop and foster relationships with department chairs and individual faculty members. Exercise sound judgment and decision making and handle confidential and sensitive information effectively. Create/design programs resulting in academic success. Ability to effectively coordinate and manage a college tutoring program. Provide effective remedial services and counseling. Excellent oral/written communication, interpersonal, project and program management skills. Strong teaching and presentation skills.

 

Required 4-6 years of demonstrated progressively responsible experience in teaching or learning assistance programs
in a college setting. Experience working with at-risk and ethnically diverse college students. Prefer experience working with disabled students and/or ADA/504 services. 

Master’s Degree in Education or closely related field required.  

Work Location:                   Chalon Campus (West Los Angeles) 

Start Date:                         Immediately 

Applications Deadline:     Open until filled 

Contact Information:         Email cover letter, salary history and resume to: MSMC.LAP.JOB@gmail.com

 

                       

Mount St. Mary's College is an equal opportunity employer. The College is thoroughly committed both to providing equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees, and to providing a work environment that is free from harassment, discrimination and retaliation.

Applicants must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States. The College will not assist applicants with any visa matter. A background check will be required.

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