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; 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; 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.

Responsibilities:

  • Under the direction of, and in collaboration with the Director, the Assistant Director will:
  • 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, and the like;
  • Support the retention efforts of the Academic Success Center by mentoring and advising students as an administrative mentor, First Year Experience (FYE) instructor, and/or academic coach, as needed.

Qualifications:

First and foremost, 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 Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher; Blackboard; Google docs, shared calendars 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, and PHStat.

A master’s degree or above in mathematics or a mathematics-related field is required.

To Apply: Please apply online with cover letter and resume.

Merrimack College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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