Director of Center for Academic Resources

The City of Oshkosh, (population 66,083 ),is located in the heart of the Fox River Valley, about 90 miles north of Milwaukee and 50 miles south of Green Bay. The city is on the western shore of Lake Winnebago and banked by the Fox River.
Feb 22, 2012
Mar 23, 2012
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

 The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh invites applications for Director of Center for Academic Resources.

 RESPONSIBILITIES: The Director manages the staff and resources for the comprehensive, multi-disciplinary academic learning support programs at the Center for Academic Resources (CAR).  The Director collaborates with and provides leadership for campus learning assistance programs to enhance and expand existing services to all students; gathers data, evaluates, and potentially reconfigures existing learning assistance services; monitors and supplies information about student academic performance; collaborates with grant initiatives; works collaboratively with other campus leaders regarding retention and student success. 

REQUIREMENTS (DEGREE/EXPERIENCE): Candidates should present evidence of: 1) A Master’s degree in a related field; 2) Experience successfully working with a post-secondary learning assistance program, and  experience supervising professional staff and/or students; 3) Familiarity with current research, learning theory, best practices, and standards of excellence in learning assistance; 4) Experience with budgets;   5) Ability to use electronic communication, standard office software, database programs, and spreadsheets in the context of running a learning assistance program; 6) Experience working with a diverse student populations.  

PREFERENCES: It is preferred that the candidate has:1) An earned Doctorate and/or education beyond the Master’s level; 2) Experience using research and applying recognized standards of excellence for program improvement; 3) Experience with academic success programming; 4) Success in securing internal and external funding sources. 

HOW TO APPLY:  1) Send letter of application that includes your philosophy of learning assistance; 2) resume; and 3) Contact information for 5 references to:  Nancy Harrison, Chair, Search & Screen Committee, Director for Center for Academic Resources, Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor, Dempsey 335, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 800 Algoma Blvd., Oshkosh, WI 54901.  Electronic applications can be sent to .

Review of applications will begin on March 5, 2012, and continue until the position is filled.  Those interested in the position should submit completed applications by this date to ensure full consideration.


ABOUT US: the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, is a place where excellence and opportunity meet and where respected faculty and staff continue to support the institution’s 140-year tradition of leadership and innovation. As the third-largest university in the University of Wisconsin System with more than 13,600 students, UW Oshkosh offers comprehensive and competitive opportunities to attract highly-talented individuals who are committed to the University’s mission and core values.

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer.







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