Dear colleagues,
The Center for Academic Success (CAS) at the Universities at Shady Grove (administered by the University of Maryland, College Park) is searching for a director. USG is a very unique and innovative campus outside of DC (in Rockville, MD); it only enrolls upper-division transfer students, mostly from nearby community colleges. CAS, the academic support unit on campus, is a small but mighty team. We've been able to build a very strong reputation with our partners, and our administration is extremely supportive. In my years at CAS, I've found the students, faculty, and staff at USG great to work with, and those at CAS even more so.
Please feel free to forward along to anyone you think would be qualified and interested in the position. Apply by January 15, 2014, for best consideration. The position summary and requirements are below, and please access (and apply through) the full position description at this link:
Mary Gallagher, Senior Coordinator
email: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> | direct: 301.738.6104

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Functional Title:

Director, Center for Academic Success

Category Status:

33-Exempt Regular

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USG-Universities at Shady Grove

Campus/College Information:

The University System of Maryland's (USM) "Universities at Shady Grove" (USG) is a unique collaboration of nine, public degree-granting institutions that bring some of the top programs from across the state to one convenient facility in Montgomery County. This unique integrated approach allows USG to offer easily accessible pathways to 80 upper-level undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs, creating outstanding career opportunities for students while providing regional employers with a highly educated, skilled workforce.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

Provide academic and administrative leadership and management for all academic support services for 9 USM partner institutions at Universities at Shady Grove, including Guided Study Session program, Writing Fellows, Writing Center, In-class and Out-of-class Workshops, Individual Tutoring, Academic Coaching, and External Exam Test Preparation. Maintain communication with faculty and program directors to ensure effective functioning of programmatic initiatives of CAS as well as to explore new initiatives.
Administer Disability Support Services for students at USG who have accommodations for documented disabilities. Supervise implementation of MOUs with 9 partner institutions to serve their students here at USG with documented disabilities.
Responsible for the overall supervision and management of staff and budget. Manage fiscal resources of the department to ensure efficient service delivery and stewardship. Mentor staff in understanding and implementing uniquely developed curriculum for workshops and academic coaching.
Oversee academic services for faculty from 9 institutions at USG. Collaborate with faculty to plan and implement faculty engagement activities including annual Faculty Day and Faculty Brown Bags on topics of high interest. Consult with faculty on ways to improve overall instruction. Develop training and implementation for new approaches to improve instruction.
Supervise assessment and evaluation of CAS initiatives to determine their effectiveness. Conduct regular assessment of needs and learning outcomes of students to determine ways to further improve transfer success. Generate reports and share data with the campus community, the Board of Advisors, and the general public. Determine directions for further research. Use results of evaluations to improve CAS in response to the changing needs of constituents and evolving institutional priorities

Minimum Qualifications:

Master's degree required, Doctorate preferred (preference in education, counseling, college student personnel, etc.).
At least 7-10 years of experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.


A successful candidate will have excellent written, verbal, interpersonal, and presentation skills; demonstrated ability to interact effectively with students, staff, faculty, alumni and parents; knowledge of the research and theoretical perspectives on the various factors affecting student learning, achievement, and retention; demonstrated ability to design new and innovative instructional activities; experience in program planning, design, and management and demonstrated creativity and experience developing and evaluating innovative programs; demonstrated knowledge of the use of technology in assisting and enhancing student learning.
Ability to meet deadlines and to work flexibly, energetically and creatively in a learning environment. Creativity and entrepreneurial skills appropriate to the job of helping design and build a new type of learning community, one which brings together students, faculty, and administrators from many different campuses under one roof.

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Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender identity or expression. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

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