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Brandeis University Director, Peer Academic Support in Waltham, Massachusetts

Brandeis University is delighted to announce a career opportunity as the Director of Peer Academic Support. This position reports to the Dean of Academic Support and Advising with primary responsibility for the design and implementation of a number of different Brandeis initiatives that focus on peer-to-peer academic support. This includes, but is not limited to, tutoring, academic mentoring, study skills development, discipline-specific and time and task management coaching, and other peer-led academic programs. Job Description: Brandeis University seeks an experienced, innovative educator to build and support a robust peer educator program within Academic Services. The Director will: Lead campus initiatives that focus on engaging Brandeis students as peer educators (50%) Assess and evaluate existing peer educator models, with an eye toward greater coherence and clarity of roles Hire, train, and supervise peer tutors for the Brandeis Undergraduate Group study (BUGS) program Manage the recruitment, selection, training and support of Roosevelt Fellows, who serve as peer academic advisors Collaborate with campus partners on the recruitment, selection, training and support of other peer tutoring programs, including targeted tutoring for special populations Serve as primary Academic Services contact with Undergraduate Departmental Representatives (and other student leaders) and collaborate on training and programming as appropriate Explore and support new initiatives to engage peer educators, such as language learning tables, CLRA certification, and opportunities for training sessions and presentations Development and implement a plan for ongoing assessment and reporting of peer-led academic support initiatives Enhance and strengthen Brandeis?s approach to providing academic support to new undergraduate Brandeis students - particularly first-year and transfer students - around study skills and academic decision-making (30%), which may include: Building a robust curriculum of academic skill building workshops and individual coaching, on such topics as study strategies, time and task management, learning styles Teaching a section of the Health, Wellness, and Lifeskills course Developing a support program for transfer students Increasing our outreach and academic support to first-year students in particular Establish a positive rapport and maintain strong working relationships with faculty and staff to ensure a cohesive and strategically-developed campus approach to peer academic support (10%) In particular, build and cultivate relationships with key campus partner offices and programs, including The Teaching and Learning Center The Writing Program Language Departments The First-Year Experience (both core curriculum and orientation components) Brecher New Student Forum planning committee Contribute to the broader Academic Services mission as appropriate (5%) Other components as the role evolves (5%) Qualifications: Master?s Degree in Education or related field required 5+ years experience in a higher ed environment, with an emphasis on academic success, and training and supervision of peer educator programs Familiarity with program and budget management, learning theories, student development theories, models of peer leadership, and tutoring required Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Closing Statement Brandeis University is committed to providing its students, faculty and staff with an environment conducive to learning and working and where all people are treated with respect and dignity. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnicity, caste, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, including transgender identity, religion, disability, age, genetics, active milita