NTID Academic Support Center Coord 5691BR National Technical Institute for the Deaf NTID Summer Transition Education Program
Detailed Job Description The NTID Academic Learning Center Coordinator (NASC) will serve as a central resource for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students (DHH) to gain the skills and confidence they need to be successful both academically and interpersonally. The emphasis of this position will be to serve the growing population of ALANA DHH students at NTID. The coordinator will have direct interaction with DHH students seeking assistance related to coursework, individualized tutoring, time management, self-advocacy, and navigating campus resources. The NASC Coordinator will help students navigating online resources and technology for completing coursework. The coordinator will provide one-on-one and small group instruction on academic study skills, setting personal goals, and answer general questions and concerns related to classes and tutoring.
NTID department chairs, faculty, academic advisors, and staff will make student referrals to the NASC Coordinator for on-going academic support, especially for students who receive early alerts and/or academic actions. This coordinator will also refer students to Counseling and Academic Advising Services (CAAS), Counseling and Psychological Services (CaPS), NTID Communication Studies, and Academic Department Chairs as needed. The coordinator will provide individualized instructional support as available and help facilitate communication with and between other departments, staff and faculty to ensure a network of student support. The Coordinator will collect data and report regularly to the Assistant Dean for ALANA Academic Outreach, Access, and Success on student participation and outcomes related to these efforts. The coordinator will also continually evaluate the support center and make recommendations for what other services and supports are necessary to ensure student retention and academic success. The NASC coordinator must be skilled in teaching and mentoring students with diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds.
The NASC will also work closely with the Summer Transition Education Program staff to design and implement workshops and activities to prepare students for academic success at NTID each fall. The coordinator will use academic year data to inform summer educational programming in STP and other outreach programs. The NASC coordinator is expected to provide these services in person.
Provide formal and informal small group and one-on-one instruction on academic study skills, self-advocacy, time management, academic writing, electronic etiquette, etc.; facilitate peer study groups; individualized tutoring as needed
Help students navigate different online systems and platforms to get access to and make referrals to campus resources such as tutoring, counseling services, academic advising services, vocational rehabilitation, financial aid, etc.; clarify written communications in sign language
Collaborate with STP and other departments on developing and implementing student academic improvement plans and educational programming
Develop and maintain tracking systems on student referrals to and outcomes for the center; assist in reporting on student retention and success
Make recommendations for continuous improvements to the support center
Department/College Description Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. We are dedicated to building a diverse community, one where employees feel a sense of belonging, and are valued for their contributions and the perspectives they bring.
As a member of the RIT community, you'll receive a comprehensive employee benefits package that offers multiple options and access to additional employment advantages. You can tailor your benefit elections to meet your needs (affordable medical/dental/vision benefits; paid vacation/sick time/retirement saving plan with exceptional employer match; and tuition assistance for you and your family, to name a few).
Required Minimum Qualifications
Two years+ experience teaching, tutoring, providing instructional support, or equivalent
Ability to communicate in American Sign Language or willingness to learn
Adhere to FERPA regulations
Demonstrated strong written communication and interpersonal skills
Flexibility to adapt quickly to different situations
Sensitivity to vulnerable students social and emotional well-being
Masters Degree preferred
Advanced ability/proficiency/fluency in American Sign Language communication skills (SLPI of Advanced or above) strongly preferred
Knowledge of campus resources and important contacts preferred
Prior experience teaching or mentoring international, first-generation, ALANA, and other underserved/marginalized DHH students preferred
Have ethical social and behavioral research certificate (or obtain within 3 months of hire)
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Required Application Documents
How to Apply In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it at: http://careers.rit.edu/staff. Click the link for search openings and in the keyword search field, enter the title of the position or the BR number. Application documents: Cover letter; resume/CV; list of references; and statement of diversity and inclusion. We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to student-centeredness; professional development and scholarship; integrity and ethics; respect, diversity and pluralism; innovation and flexibility; and teamwork and collaboration. Select to view links to RITs core values, honor code, and statement of diversity. Please give examples of your experience contributing to diversity and inclusion efforts in a previous position. If you do not have experience, given the opportunity, explain how you would contribute to diversity and inclusion. Second, please explain how you would use your experience to contribute to and uphold these values as a member of the NTID/RIT community.
Rochester Institute of Technology, the 10th largest private university in the U.S., is among the worlds leading technological universities. Its 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries are enrolled in over 200 academic programs, including 7 interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs. A pioneer in experiential education, RIT was the first to offer undergraduate degree programs in biotechnology, information technology, software engineering, and microelectronic engineering. As home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, the university offers unparalleled academic opportunities and services for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Founded in 1829, RIT has 115,000 alumni throughout the United States and around the world. RIT has been named by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the Great Colleges to Work For. RIT is a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site, and is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples through the Upstate NY Higher Education Recruitment Consortium. For more information, visit www.rit.edu/overview/rankings-and-recognition and www.rit.edu.
As a member of the RIT community employees receive a well-balanced benefits package that offers a variety of choices and access to additional employment advantages. These benefits, combined with an employees pay, provide a total compensation package that can be tailored to meet your needs. More on RITs Benefits, Health & Wellness program can be found at: https://www.rit.edu/fa/humanresources/content/benefits-health-and-wellness
RIT does not discriminate. RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion. For more information or inquiries, please visit RIT/TitleIX or the U.S. Department of Education at ED.Gov
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Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Beyond our main campus in Rochester, New York, RIT has international campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo. And with more than 19,000 students and more than 125,000 graduates from all 50 states and over 100 nations, RIT is driving progress in industries and communities around the world. Find out more at www.rit.edu .