Advertised Summary Job Description: THIS IS A TEMPORARY, EXTERNALLY FUNDED POSITION THROUGH FEBRUARY 28, 2019. CONTINUED EMPLOYMENT IS CONTINGENT ON SUFFICIENT ONGOING FUNDING.
The Columbia University Tutoring and Learning Center (TLC) was created to improve the academic performance and overall college readiness of high school students in low-income neighborhoods by providing individualized, high quality tutoring in mathematics and English Language Arts that complements and supports education in the classroom. The TLC partners with high schools in the Harlem and Morningside Heights communities and provides all tutored high school students with laptops and free wifi service. Tutors are Columbia University and Barnard College students. In addition the TLC conducts rigorous research to evaluate the effectiveness of all aspects of its programs.
Ideal candidates will have a strong background in both the theory and practice of tutoring, tutor training, and curriculum development, including experience supervising college student tutors. The candidate should be able to adapt to a start-up environment with evolving responsibilities, workloads, and work schedules.
-Manage the day to day operations of the TLC's tutoring program, including face to face tutoring on two to three high school campuses, online tutoring in the evenings, and occasional Saturday enrichment activities. -Hire, train and manage a team of Tutor Supervisors, professional staff who supervise and train undergraduate tutors. -Lead tutor recruitment efforts; establish and maintain relationships with other departments and offices across the University to facilitate recruitment. -Implement and refine the TLC's tutor training program. -Develop and maintain strong relationships with the teachers and administrators of partner schools. -Implement policies governing the behavior of professional staff and tutors in their work with minors. Ensure that all tutors and staff receive all training required by the NYC DOE or Columbia University related to the protection of minors. -Act as the primary administrative liaison with the NYC DOE, especially regarding the process of fingerprinting and obtaining background checks for tutors and staff. -Oversee the budget for tutoring activities in conjunction with the Associate Director. -Work with the Educational Technology Specialist to ensure that all staff and tutors are trained in how to use the TLC's suite of technology. -Work closely with the Executive Director to continuously improve our services based on the results of our evaluation efforts.
General Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree in a related field required, including content areas to be tutored. Minimum of 7-9 years relevant experience required.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: The candidate should have the ability to communicate with a wide range of constituencies, including high school administrators, teachers, and students and university administrators, professors, and students. An entrepreneurial spirit, a collaborative leadership style, and impeccable judgment are vital for this position, as is a good sense of humor.
Preferred Qualifications: Ph. D. in a related field, including content areas to be tutored. Experience with the New York Public School system. Strong experience with the Columbia University environment and student culture.
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It... seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.