Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

Assistant Director of Writing and Tutoring Programs, Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning


The tutoring team at the Poorvu Center coordinates Yale’s support for students in writing and STEM fields, provides mentoring in academic and study skills, and supports writing teachers through resources and workshops. Reporting to the Director of Writing and Tutoring, the Assistant Director will collaborate to administer tutoring programs, develop resources for teachers and students, and monitor ongoing assessment of teaching, tutoring, and academic support programs. The Assistant Director will work closely with the director of the Academic Strategies Program, supporting previously underserved populations in Yale College (including but not restricted to first-generation college students, students from underrepresented minorities, and students from under-resourced high schools). The Assistant Director will design and lead workshops, coordinate mentor activity at workshops and coaching sessions, and help measure effectiveness of programs.

Expected start date will be 7/1/20. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications received by February 1, 2020 will receive the fullest consideration. This is a 12-month, administrative position, joining a team of four other directors who oversee more than 100 part-time student tutors and mentors.

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.


Preferred qualifications: Ph.D. or Ed.D. Five years of excellent teaching at the college level or three years experience supervising a college writing center or skills center at the level of Assistant Director or higher. Experience training writing teachers or tutors. Experience working with students across a range of high school preparation. Experience with initiatives to promote diversity and inclusive teaching.


1. Manages and leads research on various federal rules and regulations as well as University policies and procedures to resolve problems and determine the best course of action for the functional area.
2. Recommends course of action to higher authority for the handling and disposition of problems related to the functional area.
3. Counsels faculty, students and staff on issues related to administrative operations of the University function and areas of concern for the function.
4. Manages statistical and analytical information regarding office activities and areas of operational and administrative concern for the function.
5. Leads in long-range planning for the office activities of a specific functional area.
6. Interprets and administers various University and federal policies and regulations.
7. Disseminates accurate and up-to-date information regarding areas of concern.
8. Formulates and establishes policies regarding area’s function.
9. Manages a staff of exempt and non-exempt employees.
10. May perform other duties as assigned.