• Senior Academic Enrichment Specialist

    Job Location(s) US-NY-Old Westbury
    Posted Date 2 months ago(9/26/2018 1:46 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-1609
    Division
    Advising & Enrichment Center
    # of Openings
    1
    Position Type
    Staff
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Category
    Student Services Administration
  • Overview

    NYIT (New York Institute of Technology) offers 90 degree programs, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees, in more than 50 fields of study, including architecture and design; arts and sciences; education; engineering and computing sciences; health professions; management; and osteopathic medicine. A non-profit independent, private institution of higher education, NYIT has 9,000 students at campuses in New York City (Manhattan) and Long Island (Old Westbury) in New York; Jonesboro, Arkansas; Vancouver, British Columbia; and in various programs around the world. NYIT sponsors 13 NCAA Division II programs.

     

    NYIT is guided by its mission to provide career-oriented professional education, offer access to opportunity to all qualified students, and support research and scholarship that benefit the larger world. More than 100,000 graduates have received degrees from NYIT. For more information, visit nyit.edu.

     

    Responsibilities

    Manage the day-to-day administration of the Long Island (Old Westbury N.Y.) campus Learning Center. Recruit, hire, train, and supervise tutors, supplemental instruction leaders and graduate assistants. Monitor the tutor information databases to ensure the standard and accurate collection of data. Manage the student aid budget including the allocation of funds to student employees and the approval of timesheets. Assess and evaluate tutor quality, develop and promote Learning Center services to faculty, staff, and students, and work with academic departments to ensure that comprehensive and high quality services are being offered. Develop and conduct individual and group workshops on college level learning skills. Maintain and revise all Learning Center documents and manuals as needed as well as website content.

     

    Coordinate the Supplemental Instruction (SI) program by identifying courses that are eligible to receive SI each semester and work with academic departments to implement SI for those courses. Recruit, hire, train, and supervise Supplemental Instruction Leaders and assist with the scheduling of SI sessions and classroom reservations. Monitor the annual budget and coordinate the allocation of funds to SI leaders with the Office of Financial Aid.

     

    Administer the EduPlus program (a first-year program for at-risk students) by reviewing applications, conducting interviews on selected students, and making decisions on students who will be accepted into the program. Administer the academic component of the program, which includes teaching a weekly skill-building course in the fall and spring semesters, updating curriculum and lesson plans for the course, coordinating weekly tutoring, and assessing and monitoring the academic progress of each student in the program. Periodically assess and revise the program to fit current student needs.

     

    Collaborate with colleagues and other affected offices to coordinate scheduled placement exam dates during peak times. Hire, train, and schedule proctors for selected dates. Coordinate placement exam scheduling, software functionality, and budget. Work with IT department to ensure proper upload of scores into Student Information System (PeopleSoft). Assist in the coordination of the advisement/registration for first time students, as needed.

     

    Serve as the main proctor for the administration of ATB exams, as needed. Coordinate ATB testing and ensure accurate maintenance of testing records.

     

    As needed, prepare periodic reports on Learning Center usage, Supplemental Instruction Program, EduPlus program progress, and placement exams. Oversee the accurate gathering & storage of data for the each program.

     

    Assist with the development and production of program-specific and department wide promotional materials. Represent department at campus-wide events such as Orientation, Preview Day, and Open House.

     

    Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.

    Qualifications

    Bachelor’s degree and at least two years of experience teaching, tutoring, or coordinating a program in a college or university setting required. Master’s preferred. Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, required. Supervisory experience of student peer leader programs is strongly preferred as is experience with training student employees and delivering academic workshops. Excellent interpersonal skills are required to effectively counsel students and establish rapport with faculty members and academic staff. Excellent analytical, organizational and computer skills (MS Office Suite) required.

     

    NYIT is an Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

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