The Assistant Director of Student Success: Tutoring & Math Center leads the day-to-day operations of math tutoring for the entire college and works as part of a team within the Tutoring and Math Center and Writing Center. S/he assists the Director in the management of a drop-in tutoring center where students in all programs and from all majors receive support in their studies of mathematics and math-related courses. Responsibilities include tutoring; mentoring and training Peer (student) Tutors and Student Workers; coordinating and presenting campus workshops; assisting with data collection, record-keeping, and report preparation; assisting with other tasks essential to the day-to-day operation of the Center; training and supervising peer math tutors, and professional tutors; and mentoring and advising Merrimack students. S/he will also teach within our First Year Experience course each fall. In this capacity, the Assistant Director helps to provide invaluable assistance in the retention of Merrimack students and in the nurturing of our student employees to enhance academic excellence in mathematics and related fields on campus. This is a full-time 12-month administrative position.
The position requires a commitment to and experience with diversity, equity, and inclusion, preferably in a higher education setting, cultural competency, and ability to relate to and to communicate effectively with students, staff, and faculty, representing diverse identities, communities and experiences.
- Support and assist the Director of the Writing, Tutoring & Math Centers in achieving strategic and operational initiatives;
- Serve as Professional Tutor, tutoring student visitors and mentoring Peer (student) Tutors and Student Workers;
- Participate in the training and evaluation of Peer Tutors and Student Workers;
- Support a welcoming environment for student visitors and a sense of community among the members of the Tutoring & Math Center team;
- Assist with scheduling, planning, and implementing all tutor training;
- Facilitate campus workshops on mathematics and study-skill related topics (presenting, advertising, scheduling, preparing materials, maintaining data on participation, summarizing workshop surveys, and assisting with workshop development);
- Provide assistance with preparation of reports including, but not limited to, regular faculty reports and annual reports;
- Represent the Tutoring & Math Center at meetings, open houses, orientations, etc.;
- Support the retention efforts of the Academic Success Center by mentoring and advising students as an administrative mentor, serving as a First Year Experience (FYE) instructor, and/or academic coach, as needed.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
The Assistant Director must have in-depth knowledge of college-level mathematics, the ability to learn unfamiliar concepts and techniques quickly, and the ability and temperament to work with students with a variety of learning styles, abilities, and/or disabilities. The ideal candidate would have experience teaching and/or tutoring, preferably in higher education, as well as experience in a management/leadership position.
The Assistant Director must have excellent leadership and communication skills, must be able to work both independently and collaboratively, and be familiar with or be willing to learn Canvas; Google Docs, Sheets, Calendar, and Forms; Doodle Poll and other web-based tools; iPad applications such as Explain Everything; and mathematics and/or statistical computer software such as Mathematica, Minitab, R, and PHStat.
A Master’s degree or above in mathematics or a mathematics-related field is required.
Statement on Our Mission
Merrimack College is a Catholic Augustinian institution of higher education committed to building a culturally and racially diverse community. Our mission is to enlighten minds, engage hearts and empower lives and is inspired by our Catholic faith and the Augustinian tradition of seeking truth through inquiry and dialogue.
Merrimack College seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to Merrimack’s Augustinian mission and values and advance our work in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. All candidates should describe in their application previous experience related to equity, diversity, and inclusion, as well as how they will engage in fostering a culture that supports our Augustinian mission, our Catholic faith and our values of diversity, equity and inclusion.
Application Materials Should Include:
- CV or Resume
- Cover letter stating motivation and interest in the position, citing experience relevant to the qualifications and including experience with, and commitment to, our Catholic Augustinian mission, our values, and our desire to be a more diverse, equitable and inclusive institution of higher learning.
This position is subject to the successful completion of a criminal background check.
Required Vaccinations & Remote Work:
Unless otherwise stated above, this is an on-campus position. This opportunity is not a remote or hybrid position as employees are essential in order to provide a fully on-campus, residential college experience for our students and the community. Merrimack College currently has a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. Students, faculty, and staff are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19.
About Merrimack College
The only Catholic, Augustinian institution of higher education in New England, Merrimack College is a private, independent, coeducational institution with more than 5,000 undergraduates and graduate students from 32 states and 37 countries, and comprises schools of liberal arts, science and engineering, health sciences, education and social policy, and business. The college’s 260- acre campus is approximately 25 miles north of Boston in North Andover and Andover, Massachusetts. Merrimack is a Master’s Colleges & Universities/Medium Programs institution in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Merrimack is one of the fastest growing educational institutions in the country and has steadily climbed up U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of Best Colleges, coming in 46th out of 170 schools ranked in the Regional Universities North category in 2020. Merrimack is also listed as one of the top 10 most innovative schools and placed 35th for best undergraduate teaching programs among schools in the U.S. News category.
Merrimack College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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