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Job Title: Director of Learning Communities
Location: Louisville, KY United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 01/22/2018
Expire Date: 03/22/2018
Job Categories: Collegiate Faculty, Staff, Administration
Job Description
Director of Learning Communities
The Bellarmine University Student Success Center invites applications for the Director of Learning Communities (LCs), whose primary responsibility is to provide vision and leadership in the coordination of student learning communities on Bellarmine's campus. The Director will oversee recruitment initiatives, programmatic initiatives, and assessment, and will collaborate with faculty, staff, and stakeholders across campus in learning community implementation. The Director will also supervise learning community peer mentors. The anticipated start date for this position is on or about June 1, 2018.

The successful candidate will be responsible for leadership and expertise in the following areas:

-Lead individual community directors/faculty in establishing learning communities, courses, and student experiences
-Chair the learning community leadership team for each community
-Promote all learning communities to all constituent groups
-Create and establish a clear brand and identity for the LC initiative
-Leverage expertise to serve as university-wide lead for LC development and implementation
-Research and implement best practice, including through professional development

The successful candidate will oversee curricular and co-curricular program development in the following areas:
-Develop effective co-enrollment structures and related enrollment management plans
-Request reserved sections of courses in collaboration with faculty instructors, department chairs and deans
-Facilitate student co-enrollment in appropriate course sections
-Leverage expertise to support the development of co-curricular activities by faculty and peer mentors
-Connect student learning outcomes to curricular decisions
-Lead and implement Fall Welcome event for all LC students
-Oversee academic support and social activities facilitated by peer mentors

The successful candidate will provide supervision and support in the following areas:
-Supervise and support LC administrative assistant (professional staff)
-Interviewing, hiring, training, and evaluating performance of student staff (N=26)
-Lead staff meetings and adjudicate staff conduct issues
-Track and approve payroll submissions

The successful candidate will be responsible for assessment and data management in the following areas:
-Create and maintain student learning outcomes for the LC initiative
-Work with individual community directors/faculty to write and maintain student learning outcomes for each community
-Lead assessment efforts for all individual communities and for the LC initiative as a whole
-Data management - provide regular and ad hoc reports

The successful candidate will be responsible for the following operations:
-Recruit prospective students for all LCs
-Create application process and standards for all LCs
-Manage the application process, review applications, and admit students to individual communities
-Document student of concern in FIRE received from mentors. Work FIRE cases as needed.
-Assist SSC advisors in building course schedules for LC students
-Collaborate with a variety of office essential to LC functions such as Residence Life and Housing Office, Student Activities, Admissions, and Academic Advising
-Budget management and oversight
-Approve and set annual budgets for individual communities
-Approve line item requests in accordance with community outcomes

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Qualifications & Requirements
The successful candidate will have

-Master's Degree in higher education, college student personnel, or related field.
-At least one to three years full-time experience (or equivalent) working with learning communities or structuring co-curricular academic programming
-Experience supervising professional and student staff
-Working knowledge of higher education, best practices, and academic support and learning communities
-Excellent interpersonal communication
-High-functioning planning and organization
-Strong leadership experience and willingness to take the initiative
-Understanding how to structure and collaborate in a team environment
-Pro-active approach; impeccable attention to detail
-Ability to build effective networks and partnerships with faculty and staff across campus.
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About Bellarmine University: Bellarmine University is a dynamic, growing university with a strong liberal arts focus in the Catholic tradition and a bold vision for the future. Bellarmine intends to increase its undergraduate and graduate enrollment of nearly 4,000 students by adding several new academic programs while maintaining small class sizes and personal attention to students. Bellarmine is listed in the Princeton Review's 381 Best Colleges, ranks 12th among regional (South) universities in the 2016 U.S. News and World Report college rankings and is a top university in Forbes' list of America's best colleges. Bellarmine also earned a place on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll in 2015. Bellarmine is located on a scenic 175-acre campus in the Highlands neighborhood of Louisville, KY, which was named one of the nation's top 10 most affordable cities by Forbes. CNNMoney recently called Louisville the United States' top "breakout city." Bellarmine is an equal opportunity employer. Persons of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for this position.
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