Assistant Director for Undergraduate Group Learning, Washington University in St. Louis

The Assistant Director will work collaboratively with the academic partners, student affairs units and colleagues in the academic support team to develop/adapt and implement evidence based academic support programs that foster active, collaborative and inclusive learning environments for a variety of foundational undergraduate courses. This position will also focus on developing and implementing professional-development programs for undergraduate student leaders and mentors.


Program Development and Implementation

Work with the Director of the Learning Center to develop, coordinate and manage peer-led structured group learning programs and drop-in peer mentoring programs for foundational, large enrollment courses in all 4 schools.
Manage relationships with Residential College Directors to market and implement Residential Peer Mentoring programs. Manage the placements of the residential peer mentors in close collaboration with the academic partners.
In partnership with the course instructors identify program needs, manage and coordinate recruitment of (100+) peer leaders and mentors for the different academic support programs.
Manage hiring and bi-weekly payroll of peer leaders and mentors.
Stay current on the best practices of group-learning and mentoring programs and adjust the programs accordingly.

Teaching and Professional Development

Work with the Director and the Academic Programs Coordinator to develop curriculum and teach the training courses for the undergraduate student leaders/ mentors in collaboration with the academic partners.
Manage ongoing administrative, technical and content support for the student leaders/mentors.
Provide constructive feedback through observation of peer mentoring sessions and provide ongoing professional development opportunities for leaders/mentors.
Create opportunities for student leadership within the programs.

Data tracking, management and evaluation

Collect and maintain attendance data for the different academic support programs.
Develop and administer surveys to collect feedback from students and campus partners.
Analyze and write reports on programs and events.
Share program reports with campus partners as needed.

Serve as Communications coordinator

Liaise and coordinate representation of the unit, manage website content, provide information to students/parents through open houses, emails, printed materials, etc.

Perform other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications
Master’s degree in STEM fields, Education, Social work or in any related field
2-3 years of experience in designing/implementing/coordinating programs/projects in higher education
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and partners
Experience in developing/facilitating workshops
Experience managing/mentoring students or student employees

Preferred Qualifications

Ph.D. in STEM fields, Education, Social Work or in any related field
Experience developing courses and teaching
Knowledge about best practice pedagogy in group learning and active learning strategies
Experience in working with Student Information database
Experience in designing surveys through Qualtrics or similar tools, data management and analysis
Attention to detail, excellent planning, organizational and problem solving skills in order to manage logistics of multiple programs
Ability to communicate effectively and manage relationships with campus partners
Knowledgeable about student development and how students learn

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