Albright College, a liberal arts college in Reading, PA, is seeking applications for the position of Assistant Dean and Director of the Academic Learning Center (ALC). The Assistant Dean and Director supervises the programs and staff of the Academic Learning Center and collaborates with campus partners to implement processes, policies and services to facilitate students’ academic success.
Essential Job Functions: 1. Oversee operations of the Probation Recovery Program to help students on academic probation improve their academic skills and regain satisfactory academic standing. 2. Oversee operations of an established CRLA-certified peer tutoring program managed by the Assistant Director in coordination with the Writing Center. 3. Support the Assistant Director in interviewing, hiring, training, certification and evaluation of prospective student tutors; communicate regularly with faculty about tutoring needs. 4. Work closely with the Registrar, the Director of the Writing Center, the Director of Student Academic Success, the Student Success Specialists, the Director of Student Advocacy and Accessibility, the Associate Dean for Student Academic Success, and faculty to respond to student alerts and to coordinate support services for students at risk. 5. Provide direct service to students seeking ALC support, along with other staff members. 6. In consultation with the Director of Financial Aid, support students who need to regain Satisfactory Academic Progress by helping them develop and maintain their academic plans. 7. In consultation with the Athletic Directors and coaches, support student athletes who seek to regain eligibility to participate in NCAA athletics. 8. Participate in meetings and dismissal hearings of the Enrollment Development Committee. 9. Participate in orientation sessions for new students and new faculty advisors. 10. Participate in the development and implementation of the Lions’ Edge online platform (Aviso). 11. Effectively supervise Assistant Director, academic coaches, administrative staff and student employees. 12. Oversee the ALC budget. 13. Oversee the ALC website. 14. Conduct ongoing, data-driven assessment of the Center’s activities and targeted objectives regarding all aspects of its operations. 15. Actively promote the Academic Learning Center to prospective and current students and faculty. 16. Participate in staff meetings and relevant community events. 17. Perform other duties as assigned.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear. The employee is required to stand; walk; sit; and is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those encountered while performing the essential functions of this job.
The individual is routinely exposed to indoor conditions, minimum outdoor weather and temperature extremes, and moderate noise level.
1. COMMUNICATION a. Very strong communications skills, both written and verbal
2. SKILLS a. Ability to work with a diverse population of students and faculty b. Demonstrated commitment to student success and knowledge of professional practices related to post-secondary academic support and advising c. Ability to use data for forecast purposes, data analysis, problem-solving, and assessment d. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in collaboration e. Reliability, confidentiality, and high integrity f. Management skills g. Attention to detail and strong organization skills. h. Demonstrated computer literacy i. Budget management j. Event planning k. Ability to multi-task and handle interruptions.
3. EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE a. Minimum of three years experience in academic administration related to student academic support programs.
4. EDUCATION a. Master’s degree in relevant field and at least three years experience in academic support
5. LICENSES a. none
Review of applications for this position will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should complete an application by clicking “Apply Now”. Cover letter, a minimum of two professional references and any other supporting application materials can be uploaded in one document along with the resume. Optional documents may be submitted can include: proof of education/certification, licenses, and letters of recommendation. Albright offers a competitive benefits package, which includes tuition remission.
As the oldest institution of higher learning in Berks County, Albright College has a long history of educating students of academic promise. Founded in 1856, Albright College is a diverse community of learners cultivating integrity, curiosity, connection, and resilience. The college’s flexible curriculum encourages students to combine and cross majors to create individualized academic programs. Close faculty mentorship and numerous experiential learning options create opportunities for Albright graduates to exceed their own expectations. Nationally ranked as a top performer for social mobility, Albright is proud of its wide cultural and economic diversity. Students learn to relate to people from different backgrounds, develop greater self-awareness, and gain a panoramic perspective of the world in order to view problems from multiple perspectives. The experience is valuable to students preparing to enter today’s global workplace, where differences in backgrounds and perspectives are the norm.
Albright College is a liberal arts institution with approximately 1750 students, located within an hour of Philadelphia and three hours of New York, Baltimore and Washington, DC. Additional information about Albright College is available at www.albright.edu.
At Albright, we believe our differences make us stronger and empower us to better understand and respect one another in a just and fair manner. With this in mind, the College recruits, houses, educates, employs, supports, and generally celebrates people of all statuses, identities, and backgrounds, including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, religious or spiritual identity, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, marital and parental status, veteran status, political affiliation, and physical and mental ability. Albright College is an EEO employer and, as stated above, is actively committed to inclusivity within its community. In pursuit of that, we actively encourage diversity in all dimensions among applicants for this position. Additional information about Albright College is available at www.albright.edu.
About Albright College
Our mission is to inspire and educate the scholar and leader in each student, building on a strong foundation in the liberal arts and sciences and a commitment to the best of human values, fostering a commitment to a lifetime of service and learning.