Duke University, Department of Mathematics

Program ID: Duke-ASSISTDIR [#13677, 401557458]
Program Title: ASSIST DIR, MATH STUDY GROUPS PROGRAM, ACADEMIC RESOURCE CTR
Program Type: Other
Program Location: Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Application Deadline: (posted 2019/02/22, listed until 2019/08/22)
Program Description:    

Job Summary:
Collaborate with the Director of the Academic Resource Center (ARC) in the administration and delivery of the Math Study Groups program, including program management, coordination of external relations, and student services. Serve as a learning consultant, generalist and math content specialist.  Applications will be accepted through March 31, 2019.

Required Qualifications:
At least a Bachelor’s degree; Masters degree or Ph.D in Mathematics is strongly preferred. Candidate must possess strong oral, written, and intercultural communication skills. Candidates should have an understanding of college student development and learning strategies at the post-secondary level.

Work Performed:
Provide individualized instruction in self-regulated learning and academic skills. 50%
• Assess students’ academic support needs and make recommendations or referrals to other undergraduate offices or services as appropriate.
• Coach students to develop an academic support plan, and identify specific strategies towards developing competencies to enhance their learning at Duke.
• Teach students how to assess their course demands, analyze academic tasks, construct and apply general and discipline-specific learning strategies.
• Work with students to develop strong metacognitive and academic self-management skills through academic coaching and time-management consulting
• Help students identify appropriate academic resources and use them effectively.
• Work as part of the center case management team that monitors student progress and provides suggested supports for students with complex needs.

Coordinate the development, implementation, and evaluation of the Math Study Groups Program that includes baseline math courses, mostly in the engineering sequence. 40%
• Develop and maintain content for the study groups.
• Train and coordinate work of affiliated staff and student employees.
• Plan and implement publicity/marketing to promote the Program.
• Update Math Study Groups material on the website.
• Develop, monitor, and analyze all facets of Program budget.
• Identify electronic, media, and instructional technology resources to supplement students’ classroom learning. Train students and staff on effective use of these new resources.
• Assist in program assessment and evaluation and make recommendations for iterative program enhancements.  
• Represent the Math Study Groups Program throughout University and professional organizations, associations, and committees.

Other 10%
• Serve on ARC committees such professional development, outreach, self-care, research & assessment or technology.
• Serve on Math Department committees and meet regularly with teaching faculty to coordinate efforts for the study groups and consult on departmental policy.
• Work closely with other University units, including but not limited to the Office of Undergraduate Education, SPIRE Fellows Program, Career Services, and Academic Advising.
• Develop and/or deliver workshops that meet the specific academic skills needs of student groups.
• Represent the ARC at tabling events.
• Develop new materials for the ARC, individual student meetings and group workshops. Revise current instructional materials in alignment with best practices in the field and the work of the ARC.
• Assist with training peer educators.
• Assist Director with center assessment and evaluation.
• Participate in ARC staff meetings and other ARC related meetings as needed. Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Duke is committed to encouraging and sustaining work and learning environments that are free from harrassment and prohibited discrimination. Duke prohibits discrimination and harrassment in the administration of both its employment and educational policies. Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke also makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire, and promote qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

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