Le Moyne College, located in Syracuse, N.Y., is an independent college established by the Jesuits in 1946 to provide students with a values-based, comprehensive academic program designed to foster intellectual excellence and preparation for a life of leadership and service. Today, Le Moyne has evolved into a nationally acclaimed college of liberal arts and sciences that draws students from across the U.S. and abroad.
Le Moyne College is a diverse learning community that strives for academic excellence in the Catholic and Jesuit tradition through its comprehensive programs rooted in the liberal arts and sciences. Its emphasis is on education of the whole person and on the search for meaning and value as integral parts of the intellectual life. Le Moyne College seeks to prepare its members for leadership and service in their personal and professional lives to promote a more just society.
Le Moyne College is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to attract an academically and culturally diverse faculty, welcoming applicants from historically under-represented groups and/or those who have experience teaching diverse student populations. Women, minority candidates, and Jesuits are encouraged to apply.
SCOPE OF POSITION:
ERIE21 (Educating for our Rising Innovation Economy) is a bold, visionary initiative designed to address our region's twin problems of persistently high poverty in Syracuse and the inability of employers to attract and retain the skilled workers needed to fill current job openings in CNY. Serving as both a comprehensive and a long-term strategy, ERIE21 will deliver early intervention (in the middle school grades) and provide ongoing support to students in high school and college to strengthen the region's capacity to develop a pathway that will generate homegrown employees to feed the growing demand for computational, software and engineering employees.
Reporting to the Director of the Quantitative Reasoning Center, the ERIE21 Academic Coordinator will create a robust program for students interested in quantitative studies, computer science, technology or related fields. This individual serves as the primary liaison linking STEM faculty, ERIE21 tutors, and ERIE21 participants together. In addition, this person is responsible for identifying and selecting eligible ERIE21 STEM tutors and mentors, coordinating academic support services for program participants, marketing the academic resources, and monitoring student educational needs. Finally, as a member of the ERIE21 team, this individual provides mentoring to a caseload of ERIE21 participants.
This is a full-time, grant-funded position through ERIE21. Funding has been secured through June 30, 2021, but additional funding is being sought to continue the program/position.
Coordinate ERIE21 tutoring, mentoring, and academic support services
Foster an environment conducive to the academic, social, and personal development of students
Provide academic assistance to participants in quantitative subject areas, including tutoring, homework assistance, and exam review
Monitor students' academic needs and make adjustments as necessary
Conduct workshops and presentations, as requested, regarding academic support strategies and exam preparation
Hire and onboard ERIE21 tutors. Communicate with QRC and SSC Directors regarding hiring and scheduling decisions
Create and maintain ERIE21 tutoring schedule
Assist in managing the ERIE21 tutoring budget to ensure planning remains fiscally responsible
Develop ERIE21 peer mentor program internally for Lock 3
Develop ERIE21 peer mentor program for Locks 2 and 3
Hire and train all college level ERIE21 peer mentors
Regularly assess the ERIE21 academic support services and offer opportunities for the college community to provide feedback
Provide academic advisement and support for students in need
Support ERIE21 participants in quantitative subjects, computer science, technology or related coursework including the development of resources to aid in their learning
Meet with students to understand barriers to achievement and provide continuous communication and follow up to monitor progress
Motivate students collectively and individually to achieve academic success through encouraging, advising, and planning strategies
Maintain accurate, organized and detailed records and summaries/reports of this data, as needed
Support the ERIE21 philosophy and reflect this in his/her interaction with students, staff, the
Le Moyne Community, external ERIE21 partners, and the greater Syracuse community
Function as a student advocate in all interactions with parents, faculty, and College constituencies
Perform other duties as needed
EDUCATION: A Master's Degree in a quantitative field is preferred.
Experience teaching college-level computer science/technology courses is highly desirable
Familiarity with the role of advisor and mentor to college students
Demonstrated effective experience and skill in working with students from diverse ethnic, socioeconomic, and educational backgrounds
Knowledgeable about various learning styles and study skills
Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and written skills are required.
Experience with Microsoft Office, Course Management Software (e.g. Canvas), social media platforms, and Datatel Student Management Software
Ability to collaborate effectively with a range of campus constituencies, including faculty
Willingness to work evenings and weekends to accommodate student needs and programming
Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment
About Le Moyne College
Le Moyne College, Syracuse, New York, is one of 28 Catholic, Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States, Le Moyne was the first to open as a co-educational institution. Since its founding in 1946, the College has modeled and strengthened the 476-year-old Jesuit tradition. Today, Le Moyne enrolls approximately 2,785 undergraduate and 534 graduate students from 33 states and 35 countries. Our MIssion:Le Moyne College is a diverse learning community that strives for academic excellence in the Catholic and Jesuit tradition through its comprehensive programs rooted in the liberal arts and sciences. Its emphasis is on education of the whole person and on the search for meaning and value as integral parts of the intellectual life. Le Moyne College seeks to prepare its members for leadership and service in their personal and professional lives to promote a more just society.For information about us, please visit http://www.lemoyne.edu.