Summer Academic Resource Center Overview
The Summer Academic Resource Center (SARC) is home to the two academic support programs offered to students enrolled in Summer Quarter– the Summer Tutor Program and Academic Advising. SARC serves all summer students: Stanford matriculated students, visiting students from other universities, and high-achieving high school students from around the world enrolled as visiting undergraduate students. The Summer Tutor Program hires ~20 tutors in a wide range of subject areas, providing group and individual tutoring and academic support programming. Academic Advisors advise visiting students on appropriate classes, assisting them with the add/drop and petition processes and working with tutors, residential staff, Summer Session personnel, High School Summer College staff, and other University offices as needed to ensure the academic success of students.
Life at Stanford
Stanford’s campus is bounded by the city of Palo Alto and the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains. These mountains, which separate San Francisco Bay from the Pacific Ocean, shelter the campus so that summer weather is warm but not humid during the day and cool at night. Stanford is also well outside the San Francisco fog belt and almost never experiences rain in the summer. Stanford’s beautiful and distinctive architecture—arched passageways and intimate courtyards—provides shaded rest and work areas. The awe inspiring redwood forests are just north of the Golden Gate Bridge, while the dramatic cliffs and white sands of the Pacific beaches are a short drive west through the Santa Cruz Mountains. The Program Coordinator of the Summer Tutor Program will have access to the extensive exercise facilities that span Stanford’s 8,000-acre campus.
Reporting to the Assistant Director for Admissions and Academic Support, the Tutor Manager has oversight over the day-to-day operations of the Summer Tutor Program, tutor supervision, weekly programming, and ensuring that the need of special populations are met. The Tutor Manager must be an exceptional administrator, ready to focus on program leadership and staff oversight, and take charge of the programming seeking to support the academic success of nearly 1500 students.
Role Model and Leadership
As leaders of the SARC are highly visible within the Summer Quarter community, the Tutor Manager is expected to conduct themselves professionally, both in and out of the residence, at all times. The Tutor Manager should welcome and encourage openness to differences of race, class, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and nationality among residents.
The Tutor Manager supervises ~20 tutors, who are typically Stanford-affiliated undergraduate and graduate students, but which may include post-docs or non-Stanford-affiliated staff. Working to ensure each tutor is completing their responsibilities and balancing their time appropriately, the Tutor Manager oversees course- and subject-specific tutoring for groups and individuals, as well as the development of workshops and review sessions based on student needs. In addition, the SARC Program Coordinator, the program’s primary administrative support, reports to the Tutor Manager.
Training and Orientation
In addition to attending and actively participating in training him/herself, the Tutor Manager provides support in designing and implementing orientation and training for SARC tutors. A portion of this training is conducted in collaboration with Stanford VPTL.
Along with the Program Coordinator, the Tutor Manager leads the effort to market the SARC programs and workshops. This includes coordinating flyer distribution, social media, email outreach, and classroom visits.
Academic Support Board
Along with the other members of the SARC leadership team, the Tutor Manager will serve on the Summer Academic Support Board. This Board is comprised of the SARC leadership, SARC academic advisors, Summer Session and Summer College House Directors, and Summer Session professional staff members. Meeting bi-weekly during the summer, the Board aims to address academic support issues and streamline the transmission of important academic related information.
The Tutor Manager will support the other members of the SARC leadership team in developing and conducting mid- and final program assessments providing the Assistant Director with reports and recommendations.
Staff and Administrative Duties
The Tutor Manager will lead weekly Tutor Program staff meetings and participate in other meetings as assigned. In addition, the Tutor Manager will complete required paperwork, forms, overseeing and directing scheduling and logistics, and a final continuity document.
Terms of Employment
The Program Coordinator contract will run from June 12th, 2017 through August 23rd, 2017. Applicants with academic year or professional obligations that begin prior to August 23rd should state the date they would need to leave Stanford in their application.
The SARC Tutor Manager is designed to be a 40-hour per week, exempt position. No outside obligations are permitted without approval.
Conduct and Policy Enforcement
The Tutor Manager will adhere to, administer, and enforce policies and procedures as outlined in the Fundamental Standard, Behavioral Agreement, Honor Code, Alcohol/Substance Abuse Policy, all other applicable University, Continuing Studies, Summer Session, and Pre-Collegiate Studies policies. The Tutor Manager must be willing to address, document, and handle disciplinary situations and serve in a position of authority in the Summer Quarter community.
Training and Welcome Weekend
The Tutor Manager is required to attend and actively participate in all staff training sessions for SARC held two weeks prior to the start of the Summer Quarter (June 12th – June 23rd), and to represent the SARC during Welcome Weekend events (June 24th-25th).
The Tutor Manager must successfully complete a background check before Summer Quarter begins.
Bachelor’s degree. Related experience.
SARC seeks a Tutor Manager who is enthusiastic about the many opportunities for educational programs during the summer term. Preference will be given to applicants who have a graduate degree in hand or are working toward one. Ideal candidate will have two years of related leadership experience working with secondary school and/or undergraduate students. Current Stanford affiliation a plus, but not required.
The compensation package for this position is a $6,500 stipend.
Email cover letter, resume/CV, and three professional references to email@example.com with the subject heading “ Application: Tutor Manager, SARC” by April 1st, 2017. Qualified applicants will be invited to interview for the position.
Contact Nicole Berkin, Assistant Director for Admissions and Academic Support, Stanford Summer Session, firstname.lastname@example.org