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DIRECTOR OF ACADEMIC ASSISTANCE
Education: University/College, FT Employee
Belmont Abbey College (Belmont, NC)
Belmont Abbey College invites applications for a Director of Academic Assistance (DAA). Reporting to the Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Director develops and manages all the College’s academic support services. He or she oversees the Academic Resource Center (ARC) and provides direct support to students with disabilities, as well as to those who need academic assistance with time management, study skills, and tutoring. The DAA teaches a one-credit Learning Essentials class and collaborates with college administrators, faculty, and staff to develop and strengthen academic programs to increase student success and retention.
• Master’s Degree in College Student Development, Adult Education, Counseling, or a similar field.
• At least three years’ experience providing academic assistance services to students in a college or university.
• Familiarity with the provisions and application of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
• A proven record of working successfully with college students.
• Strong leadership, interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills.
• Ability to multi-task and operate effectively in a high-traffic work environment.
• Capability and willingness to instill habits of excellence and virtue, to foster the mission of Belmont Abbey College, and to nurture the development of mind, body, and spirit in all those associated with the Office of Academic Assistance.
The Director manages all academic and administrative functions of the Office of Academic Assistance and of the Academic Resource Center (ARC). This includes supervising a Coordinator of Academic Support, a Coordinator of Evening Services, and an Academic Resource Specialist, as well as managing the tutoring program. The Director provides direct support to students with academic assistance issues; handles all documentation to determine disabled student’s eligibility for accommodations; coordinates and provides assistance and academic accommodations for students with disabilities; conducts program assessment; manages the departmental budget; collaborates with college administration, faculty and staff to develop and strengthen academic programs related to improve student retention; provides individual academic coaching to help students develop the skills needed to be successful in college. The Director also needs to have a thorough understanding of the College’s academic policies, programs, and procedures, and must keep abreast of current trends in academic support in higher education.
Located ten minutes west of Charlotte, North Carolina, Belmont Abbey College is a Catholic, Benedictine school that educates a diverse student body in the liberal arts and sciences. The College, which is more than 130 years old, is known for its dedicated faculty, their excellent teaching, the personal attention that students receive, and a friendly atmosphere both inside and outside of the classroom. There is a Benedictine monastery on campus, as well as a minor basilica. In keeping with the monks’ age-old tradition of hospitality, the College community welcomes newcomers and works together for the benefit of our students–aiming to exemplify the aspiration that our College motto encapsulates: That in all things God may be glorified.
Interested candidates should send a letter of application, a current resume, and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three professional references to:
Dr. Mark Newcomb
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Belmont Abbey College
100 Belmont-Mt. Holly Road
Belmont, NC 28012
[email protected] (282)
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