ILD Assistant Director

Institute for Learning Differences

To Apply
Send resume/CV, cover letter, and reference list to:
person Laura Custer, Director of Human Resources
phone 859-344-3314
place Thomas More University, 333 Thomas More Parkway, Crestview Hills, KY 41017


Basic Purpose

This position is for the Assistant Director of the Institute for Learning Differences at Thomas More University. Primarily responsible for the duties include supervision of the ILD on a day to day basis, administrative and clerical support for the Institute for Learning Differences (ILD), recruitment as needed, tutoring and meeting with students as needed. The ILD  is, the comprehensive support services designed for students with learning disabilities. The assistant director works under minimal supervision and reports to the ILD director.


Core Competencies

  • Demonstrate knowledge of or willingness to learn about disability support services, primarily at the post-secondary level
  • Excellent interpersonal, planning, problem-solving, organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently despite frequent interruptions
  • Must be able to multitask
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Some evening and weekend availability
  • Ability to work effectively in a complex environment
  • Creative thinking, the analytical ability to exercise good judgment and basic research skills are needed
  • Self-Starter, entrepreneurial, resourceful, and action oriented
  • Life-long learner
  • Interact well with student, parents, staff, faculty, and outside constituencies


Principal Duties & Responsibilities

ILD Specific Duties


  • Assist the director in supervision of the ILD and daily interactions with tutors and students.
  • Assist with recruitment of new ILD students as needed-may include occassional college fairs and family visits to campus
  • Assist students and tutors in problem-solving as daily issues arise in the ILD
  • Coordinate with families as needed if the director is unavailable.
  • Work with students as needed in the form of tutoring or as a strategic learning specialist: meet regularly with students to ensure they are granted and use their accommodations and have access to appropriate assistive technology; coach them in developing skills needed for academic success including but not limited to  executive function, time management,  and goal setting. 
  • Coordinate ILD exam proctoring such as scheduling/proctoring exams, coordination with faculty, exam security-this occurs on a daily basis.
  • Coordinate summer orientation for ILD students, and monthly socialization activities for ILD students during the semester.
  • Update tutor training documentation, assist in training new tutors, assign tutors to canvas pages each semester for every class a student is taking. Identify professional tutoring opportunities.
  • Renew otter subscription and assign students to this and arrange for other assistive technology each semester.
  • Compile semester textbook needs and add textbooks to the ILD library and Bookshare
  • Assist with accommodations including but not limited to converting course documents into alternate formats, providing access to screen-assistive computer software as appropriate, supporting students in use of assistive technology, enabling use of assistive technology for exams where appropriate
  • Assist in the process of hiring, training, supervising, and monitoring of staff such as tutors, the note takers, and various student workers for the ILD.
  • Maintain budget transactions and records and file paperwork as needed
  • Maintain office and facility usage schedules-again this occurs daily
  • Check out equipment and provide general usage support as needed.
  • Coordinate, create, and distribute the ILD newsletter and assist with other aspects of ILD media efforts.
  • Collaborate with ILD staff on additional needs and participate in weekly staffing meeting.
  • Other appropriate duties as assigned by the ILD Director

General Office Duties

  • General office duties including but not limited to filing, copying and creating folders, record maintenance, order/maintain office supplies, and develop/distribute information to student
  • Technology proficient-- ability to work in different modalities including office, and Canvas.


Education, Specialized and/or Technical Knowledge Requirements

  • Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field
  • Experience working with students with learning differences and diverse populations
  • Knowledge of and/or willingness to learn ADA-AA, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, FERPA and HIPPA laws governing confidential information
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Knowledge of relevant technology including Microsoft Office applications, Adobe, Canvas, and willingness to learn new software helpful to serving students with learning differences

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