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The College of Engineering at Cornell University seeks a dynamic individual for the position of Assistant Director of Engineering Learning Initiatives (ELI). The Assistant Director collaborates with the Director, Associate Director, and Administrative Coordinator, and with teams of student leaders, on the development, implementation, and evaluation of programs that promote educational excellence and peer-facilitated collaborative and applied learning in the College of Engineering. Central ELI programs include the Engineering Teaching Assistant Development Program, Academic Excellence Workshops (AEW) collaborative learning program, Engineering Math workshops, Tutors-On-Call peer tutoring, and Undergraduate Research Grants Program. This position involves extensive contact with undergraduate peer educators through training, mentoring, and support.
The College of Engineering has approximately 3,300 undergraduate and 1,800 graduate students. Engineering Learning Initiatives programs enhance the learning environment, promote teaching excellence, and cultivate professional development among our students.
-Take a central role in recruiting, screening, training, and mentoring undergraduate collaborative learning facilitators and tutors for ELI programs
- Coordinate the development and implementation of the expansion of ELI's Academic Excellence Workshops (AEWs) collaborative learning program for targeted Computer Science courses.
- Collaborate closely with Computer Science faculty, administrators, and students in this expansion effort.
- Perform classroom observations and review midterm evaluation responses to inform provision of formative feedback to undergraduate collaborative learning facilitators.
- Contribute to student support and program development across all ELI programs.
- Regularly lead or participate in assessing the effectiveness of program practices for continual improvement and evolution.
Master's degree required. Three to five years experience in STEM education, program administration in higher education environment, or equivalent combination. Experience developing and delivering education-related programs, and teaching, training, and mentoring college students favored. Background in engineering or computer science education helpful. Supervisory experience helpful.
Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal and organizational skills, and strong attention to detail. Ability to work collaboratively with students, faculty, administrators, and corporate and foundation representatives. Proficiency in office and presentation software. Weekend and evening hours necessary during peak program times.
Please submit a separate cover letter and resume with your application.
Resume review will begin June 7, 2021 and continue until filled.
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