Williams College* Director of Quantitative Skills Programs in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Director of Quantitative Skills Programs Dean of the College Williams College seeks a Director of Quantitative Skills Programs. The Director will lead the design and implementation of student-facing programs aimed at improving the acquisition of quantitative skills in introductory and core courses in the sciences and social sciences. Reporting to the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Engagement in the Dean of the College's area, the Director will work with faculty, staff and peer tutors to identify and build academic resources for all students pursuing quantitative fields while ensuring that students who are often underrepresented in these fields are well supported to succeed. The Director will partner with a strong team focused on academic support and opportunity, including the Director of the Writing Center, the Peer Tutor Coordinator, the Directors of Accessible Education, the Directors of Libraries, and staff in the Office for Information Technology. Williams College has transformed its student body to reflect its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. The successful candidate will excel at working in a community that is broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. Key Responsibilities Lead the design and implementation of student-facing programs aimed at improving the acquisition of quantitative skills in introductory and core courses in the sciences and social sciences Provide training for peer-led group work in quantitative fields and study skills Provide training for drop-in programs and individual tutoring on quantitative skills and study skills Recruit, interview and train peer tutors for introductory and core courses in the sciences and social sciences Assess the effectiveness of these student-facing programs Work with the Faculty Coordinator of the quantitative literacy and reasoning assessment to identify appropriate support for incoming students with weak quantitative preparation Create and oversee a faculty advisory board Work with faculty in the sciences and social sciences to design programs that support students pursuing theses and capstone projects Offer one-month Winter Study courses designed to help students hone their quantitative skills and/or train tutors Identify ways to use summer programming to help students strengthen their quantitative skills Qualifications Masters degree in a STEM field or science education preferred. Bachelor's degree plus at least 5 years experience in post secondary STEM education or post secondary STEM academic support services required, or equivalent combination of education and experience Experience working with undergraduate students in a college setting or with academic resources such as peer-tutoring and supplemental instruction Experience working and collaborating with faculty and staff on academic support programs Demonstrated skills in essential teaching tools including Google Suite, Microsoft Office Tools, Adobe Familiarity with R, Stata, and/or other statistical software Demonstrated success in supporting the academic thriving of underrepresented students in STEM Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a wide variety of diverse populations and backgrounds Demonstrated ability to supervise a team of student employees Excellent oral and written communication skills Employment at Williams is contingent on the verification of background information submitted by the applicant, including the completion of a criminal record check, and education when applicable. A COVID-19 vaccine or approved exemption and participation in our testing program is required as a condition of employment at Williams.