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Assistant Director of Academic Support

The Assistant Director of the Drake Center for Academic Support (DCAS) supports the Director of Placement and Support by scheduling and managing the operational staffing needs during the academic year, and short-term programs, collaborating on training for staff, and providing a welcoming environment for scheduled and on demand support sessions. In addition, the Assistant Director works as part of a team of administrative support personnel who provide support for academic operations.

This is a full-time position and reports to the Director for Academic Placement and Support.


  • Coordinates the staffing of the DCAS, in conjunction with other Academic Affairs administrators and the Office of Human Resources, as necessary.
  • Develops and manages a staff schedule for the DCAS that provides effective coverage in support of student requirements during the Academic Year and for summer programs, as required, for both on campus and online support.
  • Offers academic support sessions during increased center use or in the case of staff illness or absence.
  • Hires trains and supervises work-study students.
  • Monitors and records staff hours and submits payment information to the Office of Human Resources for payroll processing.
  • Communicates information about hours and support to offices on campus.
  • Provides information about student use, needs, and gaps in support to the Director of Academic Support Services.
  • Orders appropriate materials and supplies for DCAS use under the direction of the Director of Academic Placement and Support Services.
  • Supports the connection between placement and support by serving on the placement team, supporting intake procedure, and including support services guided through review of placement files.
  • Works as part of academic affairs administrative support team to ensure that academic operations are fulfilled in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Work collaboratively with the Academic Affairs Assistant Team to coordinate activities such as convocation, faculty orientation, Curriculum and Assessment Day scheduling, Speaker Series events, and School/Department meetings;  
  • Other duties as defined by the Registrar.

Required Qualifications: Associate Degree in a related filed, (bachelor's preferred). Experience in an educational environment. Experience with secondary and post-secondary student records, admissions, registration, confidentiality, and records management requirements and policies.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Highly motivated team player with ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with all levels within and external to the organization.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in a professional, diplomatic, empathetic, and tactful manner.
  • Ability to handle office procedures in an organized, effective manner.
  • Ability to work independently and maintain focus in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong computer and office technology competence; experience with Power Campus and Self Service preferred.
  • Proficiency with MS office suite and word processing skills.
  • Effective communication skills, time management, and customer service relationships.
  • Excellent attention to detail, especially in the creation and maintenance of student records.
  • Ability to interpret and be familiar with academic policies and procedures.
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information following FERPA guidelines.

Physical Demand: The work is sedentary and performed in an open area. Some repetitive motions performed in word processing and data entry. No special physical demands are required to perform this work.

Work Environment: General open office and campus environment. The work area is adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated.

Located in southern Vermont, Landmark College is a premier institution for students who learn differently. As the nation’s first accredited college for students with learning disabilities (including dyslexia), ADHD, and ASD, we are a mainstream college with a unique, resource-rich academic model.

The Landmark College Office of Human Resources strives to ensure that we are an employer of choice, attracting and retaining uniquely talented individuals able to advance the College’s position as the college of choice for students who learn differently. We are committed to a philosophy that recognizes each person as an individual, worthy of respect, trust, dignity and fair treatment, and we apply these tenets to serve, support, and value all members of our community.

We recognize the importance of providing a work environment that is conducive to carrying out the College’s mission and contributes to the personal and professional growth of our faculty and staff. For Human Resources, this means the administration of employment policies, benefit plans, and compensation programs that are regularly evaluated and remain competitive and fair.

How to Apply

Interested individuals should provide a cover letter, resume or CV, and the names of three references. Electronic submissions are preferred. Please email your application to Applications may also be mailed to Director of Human Resources, Landmark College, 19 River Road South, Putney, Vermont 05346. No phone calls please.

Diversifying the student body, faculty, and administration is congruent with our mission. We value diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, national origin, neurodiversity, race, and religion. Landmark College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability employer.

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