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#97661 Supplemental Instruction Coordinator

Filing Deadline: Fri 5/3/2019

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 2/1/19 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 2/12/19. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

  • This position is open until filled.


The Teaching + Learning Commons (the Commons) is the campus-wide innovative infrastructure for comprehensive faculty and student support. It is the executive branch of the Executive Vice Chancellor for advancing teaching excellence and student success.

The mission of the Commons is to advance student success through teaching excellence and comprehensive academic student support; be an incubator for student academic success innovations; increase access to education on campus and beyond: and, actively promote equity and inclusion within the organization and through its programs and services. Through six unique but integrated hubs, the Commons’ work encompasses four areas: instructor support to enhance their teaching (inside and outside the classroom, in traditional as well as in digital teaching and learning settings); support undergraduate and graduate students to advance their success at UC San Diego and beyond; support graduate students to develop their professional development as instructors; and actively promote equity and inclusion within its organization and through its programs and services.

The Academic Achievement Hub provides programming that serves as interactive, academic spaces designed to reinforce and extend student learning in physical and/or virtual environments. These environments offer a wide variety of comprehensive support services and programs to enhance student academic success, retention, and completion rates.

With general direction from the Academic Achievement Hub (AAH) Director, the Supplemental Instruction (SI) Coordinator is responsible for the management of a comprehensive, campus-wide SI program. This includes working with various campus stakeholders, strategic planning, hiring, supervision, and training of SI Leaders, facilitating meetings, communications and marketing support, and engaging in assessment and evaluation all related to the SI program.

The SI program is an academic support model that utilizes peer-assisted study sessions and is offered as part of the college retention and success initiatives in conjunction with academic departments. The SI Coordinators, working with the AAH Director is responsible to identify areas for expansion with SI or related facilitated study group program. The SI Coordinators are responsible to provide input and assistance with SI and developing the related study group programs associated with the AAH and the Teaching + Learning Commons. AAH SI Coordinators work closely, in program mission and vision as well as training, but may have separate obligations to supporting SI Leaders, observations, etc. The SI Coordinators function as a team, with general direction and support from the AAH Director.

Through direct visits and web-based research, surveys SI programs at UC campuses and other campuses throughout the U.S. to conceptualize new, expanded, and refined methods for incorporating SI within current academic support services (such as TA discussion sessions) at the university. Implements the SI component of the Summer Success Programs including hiring, training and supervision of SI leaders.

  • Occasional evenings and weekends required. Must be available during the Summer Success Program sessions.

  • Please submit a cover letter for a complete application.


  • Bachelor's Degree with major work in a related field and three (3+) or more years experience in college-level student support services, preferably in Supplemental Instruction; or an equivalent combination of education and professional experience in student learning support and/or coordinating tutoring services or an SI program, preferably at the college level.

  • Demonstrated experienced knowledge of specific learning theory, learning styles, affective issues, academic issues, and socio-cultural/linguistic issues in applying academic support to students.

  • Broad occupational knowledge with an understanding of student development theory; knowledge of student service principles and practices, including ethical standards; knowledge of decision-making and goal setting process and strategies.

  • Knowledge of program development, data gathering, assessment, and evaluation skills. Knowledge of Supplemental Instruction and ability to adapt current departmental academic support services to include SI principles and practices. Ability to provide feedback and input on design and implementation of training activities.

  • Strong knowledge in designing and implementing learning and pedagogical models. Knowledge of the research and theoretical perspectives on the various factors affecting diverse student learning, achievement, and retention.

  • Knowledge of academic curricula. Comprehensive understanding of academic programs, processes, and operations in a large public research university. Knowledge of the structure, culture and mission of higher education institutions; knowledge of campus departments, their activities, and the impact of curriculum changes.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of how learning skills issues apply to a research institution.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of strategies in critical thinking, reading, writing, note taking, test taking, time management, and goal setting.

  • Proven knowledge of current research and theoretical models that influence the application and delivery of academic services (e.g., discipline specific, student-population specific).

  • Expertise in student development required to conceptualize and implement academic support services for underrepresented students. Knowledge of educational needs of underrepresented students in need of academic support.


  • A background check is required.

Duties may require direct contact and/or supervision of children (defined as individuals under the age of 18); completion of the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) form will be required.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

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$55,000 - $60,000 /year
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Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri