Program Director - Math Learning Center

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Boise State University

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Boise State University is building an inclusive community of faculty and staff whose unique skills, cultural contributions, work history, and perspectives create a rich and rewarding academic experience for our students. Research demonstrates that people thrive when they feel welcome, respected, and inspired. We seek applicants who are committed to helping us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. Applications from members of historically marginalized groups, including women, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), those with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, those who have served in the military, and members of other underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged.

Job Summary/Basic Function:

Director creates and executes management plans, assesses priorities, aligns resources, and recommends opportunities for innovation. Perform program administration, provides leadership for the development, expansion, assessment, and administration of program through partnerships with the University’s academic departments.

Department Overview:

The Director of the Math Learning Center at Boise State University leads a student success-oriented general education mathematics program, including multi-faceted placement processes, high enrollment courses with good passing rates, and robust co-requisite enrollment, tutoring and other academic support systems. Curricula centers around the ALEKS platform with a strong culture of instruction focused on building students’ beliefs and abilities in mathematics. The Math Learning Center will engage, collaborate, and expand first-year student experiences across the university, as well as envisioning support for students continuing on into calculus.

The Director position is a 12-month professional staff position. Candidates must be able to work on-site.

The new Director will find Boise State University is an exciting place to work. We are a large, public university in Idaho with an enrollment of more than 24,000 students, located in Idaho’s capital city and largest metropolitan area. The university engages local government, businesses - including a growing high-tech sector, health care providers, and populations across the state as well as the region. Nested in the foothills, Boise is convenient to outdoor recreation, including world-class whitewater rivers, skiing, mountain biking, hunting, fishing, and camping. Boise is within driving distance from many national parks as well as major metropolitan cities, such as Portland, Seattle, Salt Lake City, and San Francisco.

Boise State University is a Carnegie Classified Doctoral Research University with an innovative model that emphasizes rigorous research and a strong commitment to teaching our undergraduate and graduate students. We have a Carnegie Community Engagement classification and are working to become an Emerging Hispanic Serving Institution.

Level Scope:

Manages a program, regardless of size, that has critical impact upon the campus. Significant responsibility for formulating and administering policies and programs, manages significant human, financial, and physical resources, and functions with a very high degree of autonomy. Frequently influences business decisions made by senior leadership. Oversees through subordinate Managers the accountability and stewardship of campus resources and the development of systems and procedures to protect organizational assets. Negotiates and influences others to understand and accept new concepts, practices and approaches.

Essential Functions:

60% of Time the Program Director must:

  • This position manages curriculum development and approvals, enrollment projections, budget, schedules courses, hires instructors, promotes the program, supervises department staff, directs committees, and manages partnerships with other academic programs/departments.
  • Strategic planning, data analysis, self-study accreditation reviews, and department annual reports are all essential components of this position.
  • Manage appropriated and local budgets
  • Act as the first point of contact with partner program/department chairs for initiation of all academic partnerships including but not limited to curriculum, revenue sharing, program development, and related student support.
  • Direct needs assessments for students and may review course/instructor evaluations and act on them as needed.
  • Responsible for the hiring, supervision, and assessment of staff
  • Approve faculty contracts to ensure compliance with university procedures, deadlines, and availability of budgeted funds.

35% of Time the Program Director must:

  • Coordinate with the mathematics department to design dedicated support for students as they transition into and through the calculus sequence (e.g., work with faculty to build a strong bridge)
  • Support the professional development of instructors and graduate students in MLC and calculus courses
  • Foster collaboration across units (e.g. mathematics, Engineering)
  • Coordinate with the First-Year Experiences Director to support our First Year Experience Initiatives
  • Teach one MLC course per semester
  • Interview, hire, train, and evaluate new and returning adjunct faculty, consultation with the mathematics department when joint appointments are made
  • Consult with the Chair of the Mathematics Graduate Program Committee in the appointment of teaching assistants and coordinate their training
  • Evaluate the teaching abilities of the graduate assistants and set future teaching assignments
  • Manage MLC tasks and support all sessions for summer and winter orientations
  • Coordinate with the mathematics department on state and campus committee representation
  • Maintain an equity lens for students and student support work

5% of Time the Program Director must:

  • Perform other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
  • Analyze data and make budget and enrollment forecasts
  • Supervisory Responsibilities
  • Knowledge of higher education administration
  • Knowledge of adult learning theory
  • Strong professional and customer service focus
  • Knowledge of academic advising practices
  • Experience teaching adults
  • Knowledge of promotion and recruiting practices
  • Ability to professionally present and market programs
  • Experience directing a large program and managing multiple priorities
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • 8 years experience or equivalent, including 5 years experience in leading and/or administrative roles

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree and/or doctorate in mathematics education or a closely related field, secondary and/or post-secondary mathematics teaching experience, additional related professional experience particularly in student success/support
Salary and Benefits:

$80,000/year. Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at

Required Application Materials:
  • Cover letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and interest in the position
  • CV or resume
  • List of 3 professional references with contact information



Review of Applicants Begins: 
Friday, November 10, 2023
Contact Name: 
Jakob Flores