TRAINING COORDINATOR, MATHEMATICS DEPT.

Duke University

United States

August 21, 2021

Description

TRAINING COORDINATOR, MATHEMATICS DEPT.

Requisition Number:: 136668

Date: Jul 15, 2021

Location:

Durham, NC, US, 27710

Personnel Area: UNIVERSITY

Duke University:

Duke University was created in 1924 through an indenture of trust by James Buchanan Duke. Today, Duke is regarded as one of America's leading research universities. Located in Durham, North Carolina, Duke is positioned in the heart of the Research Triangle, which is ranked annually as one of the best places in the country to work and live. Duke has more than 15,000 students who study and conduct research in its 10 undergraduate, graduate and professional schools. With about 40,000 employees, Duke is the third largest private employer in North Carolina, and it now has international programs in more than 150 countries.

Occupational Summary

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies and working closely with department leadership, this position supports the education mission of the Mathematics department by performing and coordinating the development and administration of training programs where the graduate and undergraduate programs intersect. This position will oversee over 40 teaching assistants hired for the Math 100 level each year. Additionally, this position includes evaluation, creation and supervision of training for graduate student instructors. This position also requires coordination with faculty to develop the administrative tools and data systems for strategic planning that advances the Department's undergraduate experience for the students, faculty, and the department.

Training (40%)

  • Working closely with Professors of the Practice (POPs) and the Director of Graduate Studies, coordinate and administer the observation of each new graduate student instructor twice a semester in their first year, and once per semester after that.
  • Videotape each graduate student instructor's teaching at least once during their time at Duke.
  • Prepare, analyze and disseminate self-evaluations from first year instructors and meet one-on-one with each instructor.
  • Gather and analyze data from evaluations to assess strengths and challenges and tailor individual support.
  • Identify and evaluate specific areas in need of development in the training of graduate student instructors, and work with the POPs and department heads to establish best practices to address these needs.
  • Design and present educational modules and provide resources and advice to the POPs and department heads.
  • Evaluate effectiveness of training programs and recommend changes as required.
  • Supervise and coordinate the activities of those engaged in training.
  • Organize and collaborate in weekly meetings between course instructors and teaching assistants.
  • Assist with training week programming for teaching assistants.
  • Manage Undergraduate and Graduate Teaching Assistants (40%)

  • Recruit help room and lab teaching assistants by developing a pool of candidates, soliciting input from faculty, graduate students and staff to identify strong students interested in the position.
  • Work with the department payroll representative to facilitate the hiring, onboarding, and orientation of teaching assistants.
  • Develop and deliver an orientation session for teaching assistants, to be included in training week.
  • Assign and schedule teaching assistants; coordinate absences and replacements. Approve time cards.
  • In conjunction with faculty, develop and maintain help room manual and materials.
  • Assist with the coordination of L courses (MTH 105, 106, 111, 112, 122) and higher-level courses (MTH 202, 212, 216, 218, 230).
  • Coordinate study groups, learning communities, and placement tests.
  • Communication and Data systems (20%)

  • Maintain the webpages and other electronic sources for help room staff.
  • Collect syllabus and other pertinent information for introductory classes for help room use.

  • Develop and maintain an electronic data system to maintain records of assignments, assessments, retention, and survey responses across and between courses and sections.

  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work herein described.

    The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

    Departmental Preferences

    A master's degree in Education is strongly preferred.

    Classroom teaching and/or teaching coach experience is strongly preferred.

    OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

    The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

    Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

    Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

    Essential Physical Job Functions

    Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

    Minimum Qualifications Education

    Work requires a general business background generally equivalent to a bachelor's degree in education, business or a related field.

    Experience

    Work requires 3 years related training and/or administrative experience to become familiar with general principles of adult education and the design/delivery of educational modules. A master's degree in education or a business related field may be substituted for 2 years experience. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

    Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

    Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

    Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

    Nearest Major Market: Durham Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh

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