• Assistant Director, Learning Programs

    Requisition # 2018-8714
    Date Posted 2 months ago(4/25/2018 3:52 PM)
    Teaching and Learning Center
    Academic Administration
    Full-Time / Part-Time
  • Overview

    Reporting to the Senior Associate Director (Learning Program), and working closely with the other Learning Program Assistant Director, the incumbent will have a multi-faceted role in both graduate student and undergraduate programming. The Assistant Director will play a role in all major aspects of Learning Program administration including: needs assessment; development, design, and delivery of programming for students; program evaluation and reporting; staff training; and, publicity and outreach. A particular emphasis for this position is expertise in providing academic/learning support to graduate (primarily doctoral) students across a variety of disciplines individually (e.g., coaching) and in groups (e.g., workshops).


    1. Develop, design, and deliver undergraduate and graduate academic/learning support which focuses on the knowledge, skills, and strategies necessary for success in the Princeton University context. This will include both adding to the current workshop slate and facilitation of existing offerings as well as conducting individual consultations with students on a range of sometimes complex and sensitive topics and issues.
    2. Play a key role in the conceptualization and development of the Learning Program programs and services aimed at supporting graduate student success, including collaborating with McGraw Center units (e.g., Digital Learning Lab, Online Learning, Graduate Pedagogy Program and Teaching Initiatives and Programs) as well as other campus partners.
    3. Administer Learning Program scheduling and assessment using TutorTrac, Qualtrics, and other educational technologies as needs arise.
    4. Lead and co-lead trainings of McGraw Center and other unit’s staff, including peer educators; may involve developing online content and training tools (with assistance of Center staff).
    5. Play a role in promoting the visibility of the Center, especially graduate student academic success programming, using social media and other forms of publicity.



    Required Qualifications

    • Advanced Degree
    • Minimum 1-3 years educational development work experience
    • Understanding of selective research university context and culture
    • Significant experience conducting individualized consultations with students, preferably graduate students
    • Comprehensive knowledge of holistic student development, including cognitive and non-cognitive perspectives on all students, including first-generation, low-income students
    • Deep understanding of student development, learning theory, processes, and methods
    • Excellence in consulting and collaborating effectively in settings with social and intellectual diversity
    • Experience conducting trainings and workshops
    • Experience working with faculty to administer academic support or similar programs
    • Data management and analysis experience (using Excel, Qualtrics or similar)
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Some evening and weekend work required  


    Preferred Qualifications

    • Ph.D.
    • Experience working independently on multiple projects simultaneously under firm deadlines
    • Record of effective program administration and collaboration in university context
    • Interested in and willing to learn basic applications (Wordpress, Constant Contact, Qualtrics) if not already knowledgeable
    • Record of active participation in professional organizations devoted to post-secondary learning and teaching


    For full consideration, please submit application materials no later than May 16 (three weeks from posting).





    Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

    Salary Grade

    ADM, 050

    Standard Weekly Hours


    Work Schedule, If Other Than Standard Hours

    Evenings and weekends may be required

    Eligible for Overtime


    Benefits Eligible


    Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)


    Physical Capacity Exam Required


    Valid Driver’s License Required



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