Fulfills the mission of Norwich University by developing and coordinating all Center for Academic Success and Achievement (CASA) programs/activities that support Norwich residential students enrolled in math courses or courses with math content. The Math Coordinator will also liaison between CASA and the Math Department, keeping abreast of curricular and materials development.
The Math Coordinator will administer the ALEKS program to improve placement, performance, and overall student success in mathematics courses. They are also responsible for tutoring students in developmental and introductory college mathematics courses, including the ALEKS program, as well as in math study skills and specific problem areas such as under-preparedness and math anxiety. This is a full-time, in-person position that may require weekend, evening, and other scheduling.
Salary: $60,000/year or more, depending on experience.
- Collaborate with the Associate Director for Tutoring to develop math program goals, objectives, and activities related to developing relevant skills and content mastery in NU students.
- Plan, organize, and promote extracurricular programs, workshops, and special events to increase NU students' engagement with math content and academic success in NU courses. This function will include coordinating public relations and campus outreach to key constituencies through NU outreach tools and social media.
- Tutor students in developmental, introductory, and sequential math courses including preparatory math, college algebra, liberal arts math, pre-calculus, and elementary statistics or other courses as assigned.
- Provide direct instruction in math skills acquisition, academic success strategies, and accessing campus resources for NU students through individual and small-group tutoring.
- Support student use of ALEKS in math placement and development to improve outcomes in general education mathematics courses and curricula.
- Collaborate with the Associate Director for Tutoring to develop mechanisms and resources for CASA math program evaluation and assessment through both qualitative and quantitative data collection regarding student usage of services, academic outcomes, and other appropriate measures. Prepare annual report on program outcomes, accomplishments, and needs.
- Support Associate Director for Tutoring in training NU peer tutors through shadowing and observations.
- Work with the Math Department to develop math support resources for students, potentially including supplemental instruction, embedded tutoring, and/or course-specific study groups.
- Engage in research, professional development, and collaboration with colleagues in the field to stay abreast of best practices in math learning support in higher education.
- Work collaboratively and professionally with CASA colleagues on unit mission goals, and specific tasks, as determined by the Associate Director for Tutoring.
- Possess specialized knowledge of the broad range of developmental and introductory mathematics topics as well as specific techniques of effective instruction. Preparatory math, College Algebra, Statistics, and Pre-Calculus are course areas assigned to this position along with Norwich's Liberal Arts Math offerings. Must also possess specialized knowledge of Calculus and be able to acquire knowledge of other upper-level math courses.
- Generalized understanding of how math is applied in various academic disciplines such as business, the sciences, nursing, and the social sciences.
- Generalized understanding of how learning styles and learning disabilities may affect the ability to learn math, along with ability to tailor tutoring intervention accordingly. Understanding of psychological and/or emotional issues involved with math difficulties, such as low confidence and anxiety.
- Maintains confidentiality of sensitive or private information.
- Communicates with employees, students, and others in a respectful and clear manner.
- Serves on University committees, councils, workgroups, or other designated bodies as assigned.
- Achieves, maintains proficiency in, and utilizes computers, telephones, and other job-related equipment, including related systems and software.
- Speaks, reads, and writes in English.
- Communicates by telephone, email, letter, in person, or other means or device.
- Performs other tasks as assigned by supervisor.
- A Master's degree in math, math education, or a related field with extensive math requirements.
- Specialized knowledge of the broad range of developmental and introductory mathematics topics as well as specific techniques of effective instruction.
- At least two years of experience in math education with an emphasis in one-on-one instruction.
- Experience with ALEKS preferred.
- Experience in data analysis, reporting, and program evaluation preferred.
- Generalized understanding of how learning preferences and learning disabilities may affect the ability to learn math, along with ability to tailor tutoring intervention accordingly preferred.
- Able to sit, squat, reach, push, pull, and manipulate related equipment; lift 15 pounds; travel outdoors to various parts of the campus.
- Work evening or weekend hours
- Indoor work at a computer workstation.
- Low level of exposure to noise, dust, fumes, vibrations, and temperature changes.
Norwich University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing a positive education and work environment that recognizes and respects the dignity of all students, faculty and staff. Reasonable accommodations will be made for the known disability of an otherwise qualified applicant. Please contact the Office of Human Resources at email@example.com for assistance.
All candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without requiring immigration sponsorship, including but not limited to non-immigrant visas such as H1B, STEM, or F1, now or in the future. A post offer, pre-employment background check will be required of the successful candidate.
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