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Position: Director Learning Skills Development Program

 

            Start Date: 1 August 2006

 

            Posting Dates: Opens: Immediately; closes: 15 June 2006.
Applications will undergo consideration as received.  Late applications may
receive less consideration.

 

            Duties/Responsibilities: Teach one-hour learning skills
development course for a trimester to 300 students; develop, administer, and
diagnose learning skills needs; interpret diagnostic test results;
coordinate efforts of faculty (including supplemental instructors) and staff
to improve learning skills; provide faculty development in learning skills
development to faculty and staff; mentor developments of challenged students
and monitor progress/developments of selected students; prepare reports
regarding achievement and learning skills development; provide developmental
counseling; provide subject-matter specific individual and small group
developmental sessions for challenged students; assess the outcomes and
impact of learning skills development program; and engage in professional
development.

 

            Requirements: Masters degree in reading, education,
developmental education, or related field; two years of professional
teaching experience (including curricular and instructional aids
development, conducting workshops, and developing peer tutors or tutor
trainers) at the post-secondary level; experience working with diverse
populations of developmental students at the post-secondary level; a
knowledge of the current literature of developmental education for
transition students; ability to develop online tutorial and academic support
services; experience related to teaching reading and/or learning strategies
courses, and freshman experience courses with developmental advising; and
development of assessment tools for determining the impact of learning
skills development and supplemental instruction.  To become a finalist,
candidates must communicate effectively and perform well during the
interviews that may include a teaching demonstration.  Desirable are
experience leading a learning skills program for transition and military
personnel, College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) certification,
Learning Center Leadership Certification (LCLC), and degree or background in
English, mathematics, chemistry, and/or physics. NAPS is an affirmative
action/equal opportunity employer and makes reasonable accommodation for
individuals with disabilities.

 

            Salary: Commensurate with experience in the $50,000 range.
Position is funded for one year (12 months).  Current plans enhance the
likelihood of establishing a permanent GS position for which the incumbent
could apply under civil service rules for open competitive positions.

 

            To apply: Send the following by regular mail or by email (MS
Word document file) to [log in to unmask]

 

                        Letter of application, resume, transcripts, and
three letters of reference

 

            Contact Name: Dean Michael A Lemieux, Acting Academic Dean

 

            Address: Naval Academy Preparatory School, Wing One 197 Elliot
St, Newport, RI 02841-1519

 


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