ACADEMIC ASSISTANCE COORDINATOR NOTICE DATE: October 28, 1999 CLOSING DATE: Subject to immediate closure. SALARY GRADE: S8, $1983 - $2208 per month, DOE WORK SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm JOB SUMMARY: Coordinates tutoring program for the Academic Assistance Center, supervises and trains permanent office assistant and student staff of 30-40 peer tutors, monitors usage statistics of the AAC, develops and oversees plans and projects to enhance and refine services. Reports to the Director of Academic Assistance RESPONSIBILITIES: Works collaboratively with Director of Academic Assistance and represents Director in her absence. Project Management: 1.Develops programs and policies that integrate student life and academic issues. 2.Oversees collection of usage statistics and maintains tutoring records. 3.Produces reports for distribution to Provost and academic departments. 4.Creates and writes tutor training manuals and other materials for tutor training. 5.Markets Academic Assistance Center services to students with a special emphasis on outreach to at-risk students. Supervision: 1.Hires and trains permanent Office Assistant, assigns tasks, sets priorities, supervises workload and schedule, provides feedback and evaluation of work. 2.Recruits, hires, schedules, trains, evaluates and professionally mentors a staff of 30-40 peer tutors and student office assistants. 3.Aligns training topics and program with College Reading and Learning Association Guidelines. Administrative: 1.Performs annual forecasting of staff and operating budget needs. 2.Prepares annual budget. 3.Determines wage classification for student staff, oversees student payroll, tracks monthly studentwage budget. 4.Tracks tutor progress and completion of CRLA certification process. 5.Communicates regularly with faculty and departments. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 1.Five years job-related work experience in an educational setting, part of which may be satisfied by related education and training. 2.Experience in Supervision. 3.Proficiency in word processing and spreadsheet software, plus one or more other software programs. 4.Excellent communication (both written and verbal) and interpersonal skills. 5.Ability to use initiative and independent judgement in non-routine matters. 6.Bachelor's degree PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 1.Experience working in a higher education setting in teaching, tutoring, supervising and/or mentoring student staff. APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Submit cover letter, resume, and university application to: Human Resource Services Pacific Lutheran University Tacoma, WA 98447 To request a University application please call (253) 535-7185. Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) is a comprehensive institution with an enrollment of approximately 3600, including international students from two dozen countries. Located on the Pacific Rim in a uniquely scenic region, the university's campus is 40 miles south of Seattle in suburban Tacoma, Washington. As a "New American College," PLU accents integration between its liberal arts program and professional degrees in the arts, business, education, nursing, and physical education, and embraces its primary mission of educating students for lives of thoughtful inquiry, service, leadership, and care. PLU enjoys a healthy and progressive relationship with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The University is committed to diversity, endorses the goals of equal opportunity and affirmative action, and actively seeks applications from women and persons of color.