Purpose of the position
Working under the supervision of the Director of the Office of Academic Success (OAS), the Coordinator of Academic Assistance oversees and manages the academic assistance program, supervision of the peer assistance program, provides direct student academic assistance and outreach to a diverse population. The Coordinator works closely with Disability Resources and Academic Advising within OAS, faculty and other offices to support and improve student learning. The Coordinator works closely with the Director to support and promote a strong faculty advising program on campus. This position serves in a leadership role in the management of the Academic Assistance program.
1.) Administrative Responsibilities (20%)
? Administratively responsible for vision and oversight of on-going academic assistance services.
? Work independently to develop, lead and promote access to a positive learning environment and integrated programs leading to academic success.
? Collaborate with all staff in OAS and personnel in charge of the website for ongoing development, support and upgrades.
? Provide input and collaborate on budgetary information,(i.e. Federal work study, Institutional Student Employment, grant funded initiatives, and operating and expense budgets).
? Participate in bi-weekly office meetings.
? This position must demonstrate sensitivity, knowledge and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender, disability, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
2.) Program Development Responsibilities (45%)
? Recruit, evaluate, hire, train, and supervise student peer tutors and Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) facilitators.
? Conduct outreach and lead academic training activities for orientation, classes, career services, residence life, EDI, student groups, athletic teams, and faculty.
? Serve as the lead resource for faculty, professional staff, and others, and model best practices for improving the student learning experience.
? Collaborate with International Programs staff to lead integrated academic support services for international students.
? Participate in discussions related to the mission and development of the peer academic assistance program with Director and VC/Dean of Academic Affairs.
? Participate, as needed or requested by colleagues, in meetings, workshops, specialized focus groups and/or assigned by the Director. (These are considered department duties not campus governance).
? Develop and analyze assessment tools and data for the evaluation of program effectiveness.
? Use assessment results as a means for continuing program models, making adjustments to existing programs, or propose program expansion.
? Collaborate with office administrative assistant in development and refinement of assessment data input, scheduling of tutoring sessions, general clerical work, and other duties as assigned by the director.
? Participate in professional development and continue to keep informed on best practices related to the field.
3.) Direct Student Support and Service (20%)
? Coordinate academic assistance services for students with learning disability accommodations, including academic consultation/coaching, skill development, and referrals, in collaboration with the Disability Resource Coordinator and others.
? Provide one-on-one academic consultation/coaching and skill development sessions, in a holistic, strength-based model, focusing on student-identified issues, including those identified through the academic alert process.
? Academic coaching for international students as needed.
? Cross train to provide back-up service to students at peak times or when the Director and other staff are busy or away from the office.
4.) Responsibilities supporting the Academic Advising program (15%)
• Assist the Director with the new student registration process including program delivery and outreach to new students
• Assist the Director with programming, training, and outreach to faculty advisers
• Provide direct support for new students registering from a distance
• Assist with international student course registration and orientation programming
• Monitor course add/drops for first year seminar and assist students with course registration
The University of Minnesota shall provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment
without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability,
public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
To request disability accommodation or material in alternative formats contact:
UMM Human Resources, (320)-589-6024, Room309,Behmler Hall, Morris, MN.