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Director of Academic Support and Testing Services
Academic Support and Testing Center -3550
Jun 20, '17
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About Mount Wachusett Community College:
Since 1963, Mount Wachusett Community College has built a tradition of providing innovative undergraduate education, workforce development, personal enrichment, and community service to North Central Massachusetts and beyond. Located in Gardner, MA, with satellite campuses in Fitchburg, Leominster and Devens, MWCC now serves approximately 12,000 credit and noncredit students each year and offers over 70 associate degree and credit certificate options. An award-winning, national leader in the area of renewable energy, MWCC is also nationally recognized for its veterans' services, civic engagement and K-12 partnerships.
We hope you will consider applying for one of our open positions, and discover all that Mount Wachusett Community College and the North Central Massachusetts region have to offer.
General Statement of Duties
Under the general supervision of the Assistant Dean of the Library and Academic Support Services oversees and manages academic support services on each of the campuses. In conjunction with the Assistant Dean and Vice President of Academic Affairs manages testing services for the college, including placement testing, certification testing and off-site proctoring. Responsible for program development and implementation, developing instructional materials/resources and directing tutoring activities.
Lead and supervise staff providing academic support and testing services.
Manage the dissemination of information regarding academic support resources to students, faculty, staff and the larger college community.
Prepare the budget for academic support and testing services.
Establish and maintain policies and procedures for effective and efficient use of support and testing services.
Oversee the maintenance of all resources used to provide academic support and testing services.
Serve as a resource for faculty on issues related to academic support and testing services.
Oversee provision of academic support and testing services for students with disabilities.
Participate in college activities that are geared toward improving student retention.
Oversee administration of placement testing.
Recruit, train, supervise and evaluate professional, paraprofessional and peer tutors and manage eTutoring platform.
Create and conduct relevant workshops for tutors, faculty and staff.
Oversee the implementation and maintenance of technologies used for academic support and testing services, including the implementation of the MyFoundationsLab program.
Maintain standing in the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) certification program.
Serve on college committees relevant to academic support and testing services.
Perform other services and duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in English, mathematics or discipline taught at the college plus 15 graduate hours and four years of higher education or related experience required, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Master's degree or higher in English, mathematics or discipline taught at the college preferred.
Experience working in a college/university academic support, advising or tutoring center.
Knowledge of assessment techniques in higher education and experience with placement testing.
Experience working with at-risk students at the community college level.
Experience in planning, developing and managing academic support programs at the post-secondary level.
A minimum of five years supervisory experience.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment that requires data-driven decision making.
Ability to organize, manage and facilitate staff training.
Ability to communicate effectively through written and verbal communication.
Ability to establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships with staff, faculty, administrators, and students.
Excellent administrative skills.
Demonstrated sensitivity and ability to work with a diverse population of students.
Knowledge of disability issues and strategies.
Employee Status: Full Time
Hours per Week: 37.5
Number of Weeks: 52
Mount Wachusett Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.
The following documents are required:
2. Cover Letter
Deadline Date: 7/5/17
Candidates may be subject to employment screening to include both a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) request and a Sexual Offender Registry Information (SORI).
Karen E. Shultz, MA
Director, Academic Support and Testing Services
Mount Wachusett Community College
Gardner, MA 01440