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Director of Reading and Study Skills Center (Internal Search)

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Oshkosh Campus
Categories: Non-Instructional Academic Staff

Official Title: Learning Center Director (B) (Internal Search)
Business Title: Director of Reading and Study Skills Center (Internal Search)
Employment Class: Limited
FTE: 1.0
Compensation: $55,000-$60,000
FLSA Status: Exempt
Terms of Employment: 9-month, academic year, limited
Position Summary:

Provides administrative direction and oversight, serves as the unit spokesperson, develops and fosters relationships with stakeholders in support of the program, and supervises staff in support of fostering a supportive program culture, and to ensure students receive quality academic and instructional services. Provides supplemental instruction for students enrolled in classroom, online and/or laboratory course(s) and the development of pedagogy/andragogy or assessment tools and resources to support quality student learning. Reviews, analyzes, and prioritizes student academic and demographic data to assess which students are the highest priority students to support with high-impact practices.

UW Oshkosh provides a competitive benefits package for all benefit-eligible positions. Click here for more details.


Oversees strategic planning and program budgets, including strategizing program objectives and goals, long-term planning, and developing policies and procedures as needed

Serves as the principal liaison between the program and stakeholders across campus, and provides clear, consistent communication with colleagues and broader audiences to articulate program goals

Designs curriculum and/or techniques for instruction in a disciplinary area and suggests new ways of effective instruction in courses within that discipline

Assesses student outcomes to ensure alignment with program goals, performs program assessments, and prepares reports for campus stakeholders

Develops teaching techniques that enhance course effectiveness in alignment with desired outcomes and established strategy and trains faculty and other instructional staff in use of said instructional techniques and programs

Provides supplemental instruction for students enrolled in classroom, online, and/or laboratory courses in a variety of formats such as one-on-one sessions, group sessions, peer mentor sessions, and seminars

Meets with students for intake and general assessment and makes referrals to others on campus as appropriate

Exercises supervisory authority, including hiring, transferring, suspending, promoting, managing conduct and performance, discharging, assigning, rewarding, disciplining, and/or approving hours worked of at least 2.0 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees

May develop grant proposals for instructional development and may serve as principal or co-principal investigator on grants to develop new teaching methods and program offerings in the discipline

Position tasks:

40% Administration

Oversee the daily operations including but not limited to scheduling, staffing, budgeting, record keeping, recruiting/marketing, and building/maintaining partnerships across campuses. Serve as a direct supervisor for instructional staff, program assistant and student workers.

20% Curriculum Development

Oversee all curriculum offered through the Center.

20% Teaching

Teach up to 5 credits each semester of a combination of one or two credit courses.

(ACAD 115, 125, 169, 175, 176) 

15% Data Management

Create and maintain data in order to increase program effectiveness.

Maintain the program website with current information.

5% Other

  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Master’s degree or higher in education, literacy, or a related field
  • Three years of teaching or administrative experience in a preK-12 or higher education classroom setting
  • Experience teaching or working with adults
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively among units and organizations
  • Knowledge of and experience advising, mentoring, and tutoring students
  • Experience working in academic support at the post-secondary level
  • Knowledge of learning and study strategies
  • Knowledge of or experience with curriculum development
  • Knowledge of postsecondary general education curriculum
  • Previous experience serving in a supervisory role
  • Experience managing a collegiate department/student services program
To Apply:

Applicants must submit the following documents using the online application:

Cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references. 

This is an internal search that will only consider current UW Oshkosh employees.

For questions regarding your application and additional options to apply, contact Human Resources at or 920-424-1166.

Application Deadline:

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Applications received by November 30, 2021 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials may not receive consideration.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact the Office of Human Resources.

Legal Notices:

AA/EO Statement
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. We strongly encourage women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans to apply. UWO, in compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

DEI Statement
Diversity drives innovation, creativity, and progress. At the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, the culture, identities, life experiences, unique abilities, and talents of every individual contribute to the foundation of our success. Creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable environment is of paramount importance to us. This pursuit prepares all of us to be global citizens who will contribute to the betterment of the world. We are committed to a university culture that provides everyone with the opportunity to thrive.

Reasonable Accommodations
UWO provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 920-424-1166. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials
UWO is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law. UWO will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin's Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of "final candidates" and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC & Reference Check Policy
All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

Work Authorization
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term.

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All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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Reasonable Accommodations

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, UW Oshkosh will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the Office of Human Resources, Equal Opportunity, Equity & Affirmative Action, (920) 424-1166 or