Location: Bowling Green, KY Category: Staff Posted On: Wed Apr 14 2021 Job Description:
The Advising and Career Development Center (ACDC) at Western Kentucky University is seeking applicants for the position of Academic Advisor, The Learning Center. The ACDC coordinates academic advising and retention activities for undergraduate students and academic departments across campus. The Learning Center (TLC) operates within the ACDC and provides academic support services. The position reports to the Assistant Director for Retention and Student Success.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
The following duties are customary for this position, but are not to be construed as all-inclusive. Duties may be added, deleted, and assigned based on management discretion and institutional needs.
Oversee student employees for the ACDC (student office assistants, tutors, and Peer-Assisted Study Session (PASS) leaders), to include recruiting, hiring, training, evaluating, scheduling, supervising, approving payroll, and tracking student employment data
Maintain, train, and facilitate activities for TutorTrac (tutoring appointment software)
Maintain websites for TLC and TutorTrac
Compile and evaluate data within InfoView and TutorTrac
Promote and communicate with students, faculty, and staff about TLC services & resources
Assist with promotion of ACDC services & resources
Work with students, faculty, and staff to improve tutoring and supplemental instruction and to create new academic support services to meet student needs
Communicate with faculty to coordinate the Academic Advantage Workshop Series
Maintain TLC's College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) certification
Maintain and update an annual report describing services provided by TLC
Responsible for opening and securing ACDC and TLC office spaces
Maintain TLC study and tutoring spaces
Abilities Considered Essential for Success:
Able to prioritize multiple projects and work in an environment with irregular workloads, interruptions, and variable hours
Able to work in a professional and collegial manner with faculty, staff, and students in the best interest of the college and the people it serves
Able to understand and maintain sensitivity to diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of students served by WKU, ACDC, and TLC
Experience in supplemental education, retention, or tutoring services
Prior supervision experience
Salary Grade: 107 Salary: $35,568
Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.
Western Kentucky University (WKU) is committed to a policy and practice of providing equal employment and educational opportunities to all individuals. In accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, no form of discrimination or harassment will be tolerated at WKU on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, age, uniformed services, veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, or physical or mental disability in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices.
Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify the office of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services (EEO). To request an accommodation, report/express a complaint, or ask questions regarding WKU's Discrimination and Harassment Policy (#0.2040), please contact Mr. Joshua Hayes, EEO Director/Title IX Investigator/University ADA Coordinator, via email at [email protected] or by phone at (270) 745-5121.
The University is also required to investigate complaints of sex and gender-based harassment, also a form of discrimination, and has designated the Title IX Coordinator as the individual responsible for coordinating the investigation and response to such complaints. The Title IX Coordinator for the University is Ms. Deborah Wilkins, who can be contacted via email at [email protected] or by phone at (270) 745-5396. Additional information regarding Title IX is accessible via WKU's https://www.wku.edu/titleix/ website.
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