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Assistant Director for Academic Affairs and Student Support - Lawrence Regional Center (Lawrence, MA) Job Description

Job Summary

Reporting to the Director of the Lawrence site and working closely with the College Deans, the Assistant Director of Academic Affairs and Student Support is responsible for supporting all current academic initiatives and academic student supports at Cambridge College, Lawrence. The Assistant Director of Academic Affairs and Student Support will schedule and staff academic programming, and work closely with the College Deans to ensure the integrity of academic advising and program delivery at the Lawrence site. This position will work with all individual program coordinators to ensure the timely submissions of academic course schedules and staffing of instructors in Lawrence. In addition, he or she will work with the Director and the Deans to design, implement, oversee, assess, and report on new and current student support initiatives on the Lawrence campus. The Assistant Director will also coordinate with the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teacher (CELT) and with Career Services to deliver related supports at the Lawrence site (i.e. assessments, study plans, internship and job opportunities, etc.). He/She will also serve as the primary supervisor of all faculty members and their professional development. The Assistant Director will be in charge when Regional Center Director is absent. As the college is an evening and weekend college, this position is required to work every Saturday and Sunday while classes are in session, and three evenings a week.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and ensure compliance with all academic policies, processes and practices at the school and institutional level including recruitment, interviewing, recommendation for hiring, orientation, professional development and evaluation of faculty, textbook and syllabus posting compliance by faculty, scheduling of courses for all programs and student conduct oversight, among others and the corresponding data tracking with Schools and Institutional Research Office.
  • Coordinate and ensure implementation and delivery of student support activities including: entering and pre-enrollment assessments, interviews, tutoring and tutor supervision, career services, etc. and the corresponding data tracking with Schools and Institutional Research Office.
  • Support the Director in new student orientations, community events and recruitment activities as requested and implement a career support system for all students of the site in coordination with the main campus.
  • Consider and propose to site director and academic Deans new academic program initiatives for the site.
  • Supervise the role of Lawrence-based program coordinators through constant communication with corresponding academic deans.
  • Oversee and/or provide academic planning and advising for all students in coordination with program coordinators (when available), program chairs (based in Boston) and academic deans.
  • Ensure the academic quality and integrity of the academic programs, both graduate and undergraduate, in collaboration with program coordinators, program chairs and academic deans.
  • Develop and implement initiatives to improve retention of all students including monitoring early alert reporting, retention outreach activities and other related activities.
  • Write semester reports on all campus student services and present them to the site director and all deans.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education & Experience Required

  • A Master’s degree in any discipline.
  • 3 years of proven administrative experience with transferable skills to the job responsibilities.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Excel and Outlook.

Skills & Knowledge Required

  • A strong commitment to academic quality and integrity.
  • Willingness to support the Cambridge College teaching and learning model.
  • Familiarity with academic program quality assurance.
  • The ability to work well with colleagues, other professionals, and adult students.
  • Sensitivity in managing people in complex organizational settings.
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills.


To apply please forward cover letter and resume to jobs@cambridgecollege.edu.