Position Overview: The Assistant Director of Student Success: Tutoring & Math Center 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; mentor 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; fulfilling some supervisory responsibilities should the director be unavailable; and mentoring and advising Merrimack students. 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.
- 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.
- 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 wit workshop development).
- Provide assistance with preparation of reports.
- Represent the Tutoring & Math Center at meetings, open houses and orientations.
- Support the retention efforts of the Academic Success Center by mentoring and advising students as an administrative mentor, First Year Experience Instructor, and/or academic coach, as needed.
- Master’s degree or above in mathematics or a mathematics related field required.
- An in-depth knowledge if college-level mathematics.
- Ability to learn unfamiliar concepts and techniques quickly.
- Ability to work with students with a variety of learning styles, abilities and/or disabilities.
- Ideal candidate would have experience teaching and/or tutoring, preferably in higher education as well as experience in a management/leadership position.
- Excellent leadership and communication skills.
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
- Proficient in all Microsoft Office products, Blackboard, Google Docs, Doodle Poll and other web based tools.
- iPad applications such as Explain Everything and mathematics and/or statistical computer software such as Mathematica, Minitab and PHStat.
Merrimack College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.