Allegheny College, a small selective national liberal arts college, invites applications for the position of Assistant Dean for Tutoring and Academic Support. The position is a full-time exempt position reporting to the Associate Dean for Student Success. The Maytum Center for Student Success is dedicated to holistic student support and inclusive excellence in accordance with Allegheny College’s Renaissance Vision. We seek candidates who will support the core values of Allegheny College: always strive for success; be flexible; be a problem solver; take a creative approach; and collaborate with positive energy.
The Assistant Dean for Tutoring and Academic Support supports holistic student success and inclusive excellence by serving as the director of peer-to-peer support, tutoring, and academic support services. Working collaboratively with the faculty directors of speaking and writing and department chairs, this position will provide cohesive academic learning support services across all academic divisions. This position will be responsible for facilitating peer tutoring services including course-specific, individual, and drop-in tutoring, as well as peer-to-peer support programs including but not limited to the NaviGator Peer Success Coaching Program, and study partners for international and multilingual learning students. In addition, this position will teach courses related to academic skill development and tutor/peer leader training.
This position will gather, maintain, and analyze peer tutoring and peer-to-peer support data to enable evaluation of services, implementation of best practices, and maintenance of national certifications to elevate the College's recognition as best-in-class in providing peer academic support services. This position will maintain a sound budget through projection and allocation for tutoring needs within Student Success and by academic divisions to provide excellent peer academic support in the most efficient manner.
To meet student needs where they are, this position will need to work some evenings and weekends.
Qualifications preferred for the position include a Master's degree and five to seven years of experience in learning support services at a college or university. Previous experience as a dean or director in this area is preferred. The Assistant Dean for Tutoring and Academic Support will have a depth of knowledge and experience with student support programs, designing and implementing outreach initiatives, forecasting budgets and planning allocations, analyzing data for purposes of department assessment needs and fostering partnerships with faculty, staff, and students. The successful candidate will possess a demonstrated ability to work effectively with people from different cultures. This position requires a high level of written and oral communication skills; organizational skills; ability to work effectively with faculty, students, alumni, college administrators, and study away providers; ability to work independently; and familiarity with recent and emerging trends in the field of learning support.
ALLEGHENY STATEMENT OF COMMUNITY
Allegheny students and employees are committed to creating an inclusive, respectful and safe residential learning community that will actively confront and challenge racism, sexism, heterosexism, religious bigotry, and other forms of harassment and discrimination. We encourage individual growth by promoting a free exchange of ideas in a setting that values diversity, trust and equality. So that the right of all to participate in a shared learning experience is upheld, Allegheny affirms its commitment to the principles of freedom of speech and inquiry, while at the same time fostering responsibility and accountability in the exercise of these freedoms. This statement does not replace existing personnel policies and codes of conduct.
As one of the nation’s oldest liberal arts colleges, Allegheny College celebrated its bicentennial in 2015. A selective residential college in Meadville, Pennsylvania, north of Pittsburgh near Lake Erie, Allegheny is one of 40 colleges featured in Loren Pope’s “Colleges That Change Lives.” Allegheny also is one of the few colleges in the country that requires students to choose both a major and a minor, helping to cultivate intellectual growth and the creative, big-picture thinking desired by employers and graduate schools. In its 2020 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny in the top 20 among all national liberal arts colleges for best undergraduate teaching.
The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks Allegheny as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, specifically in the areas of compensation and benefits. Allegheny has a total undergraduate enrollment of approximately 1,800 with students from 47 states (plus AE, DC, PR, and VI) and 70 countries. The College’s picturesque location is ideal for outdoor recreation, with eight freshwater lakes, ski areas and recreational opportunities all within easy reach.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and provide contact information for three references to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA 16335 or by e-mail to email@example.com. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.
Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.
Allegheny’s undergraduate residential education prepares young adults for successful, meaningful lives by promoting students’ intellectual, moral, and social development and encouraging personal and civic responsibility. Allegheny’s faculty and staff combine high academic standards and a commitment to the exchange of knowledge with a supportive approach to learning. Graduates are equipped to think critically and creatively, write clearly, speak persuasively, and meet challenges in a diverse, interconnected world.