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PASS (Peer-Assisted Study Sessions) Leader

PASS (Peer-Assisted Study Sessions) Leader

ID 
2018-2253
# of Openings 
15
Job Location 
US-WY-Cheyenne
Posted Date 
5/15/2018

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Overview

The mission of Laramie County Community College is to transform our students' lives through the power of inspired learning. Our over-arching goal is that our accomplishments as a community college will distinguish LCCC from others in the nation, in turn benefiting our communities and bringing pride to the Great State of Wyoming.  Our core values include Passion, Authenticity, and the Desire to Make a Difference. 

 

PASS will be offered for a wide range of courses in Fall 2018. Please contact jdempsey@lccc.wy.edu
for more information on particular PASS courses.

The courses for PASS in FA18 are ZOO 2010, ZOO 2020, BIOL 1010, PSYC 1000, MATH 0980, MATH 1400, COSC 1200, CHEM 1000, CHEM 1020, MICR 2240, ECON 1010, and STAT 2070.

Please provide a resume and unofficial transcript/grade report (required) with the application. A cover letter stating your desired PASS course(s) is encouraged.

 

Please email jdempsey@lccc.wy.edu with any questions, or if you have difficulty uploading documents to the application.

 

 

Job Summary: 

Core responsibilities of this position include:

The PASS (Peer-Assisted Study Sessions) Leader position is a part-time, non-benefited position in the Library and Learning Commons, total work hours not to exceed 79 hours per month. This position provides direct, high impact academic support to LCCC students by helping struggling students understand difficult course material, complete homework, set academic goals, and increase study, test-taking, learning, and college success skills through small group discussion sessions for specific LCCC courses. PASS leaders facilitate independent, active learning and increase students’ learning confidence: They lead study groups, guide students’ understanding of course content, and help students learn to answer their own questions or solve problems. The position requires individuals with excellent communication, creativity, and leadership abilities. All PASS sessions are conducted in a structured and supervised environment on the LCCC Cheyenne campus. PASS leaders provide excellent customer service to students, foster symbiotic relationships with departments and instructors, increase campus awareness of PASS and Learning Commons programs and initiatives, and perform other duties related to the PASS program or Learning Commons as assigned.

LCCC in its strategic plan has identified important Core Values and Aspirational Values, which are inherent in the cultural fabric of the College.  The person fulfilling this role is expected to bear these qualities and advocate for them.   

http://lccc.wy.edu/StrategicPlan/index.aspx#goal1

 

 

Start Date: August 13th2018.

 

Compensation: $10.51/hr. Commensurate with education and experience.

 

Essential Functions

Essential Functions: 

  • Lead weekly or multi-weekly PASS discussion groups for students in applicable course(s); facilitate student conversation on difficult learning concepts and class materials; help students work together to answer questions, complete practice problems, and/or study for exams; address students’ course material and homework concerns, learning needs, and learning confidence
  • Attend all class meeting times (labs included as appropriate), monthly meetings with Learning Commons Director and class instructors, and all training days/sessions at the start of employment and throughout academic year
  • Compose and submit PASS lesson plans at least 24 hours in advance of first PASS session each week for approval from Learning Commons Director and/or PASS Trainers
  • Compose and submit PASS session summary, including attendance list, questions/topics under discussion, description of session activities and strategies, and lingering questions/concerns from students, on TutorTrac, the Learning Commons’ information management system, within same week as the applicable PASS sessions
  • Utilize and model a range of creative learning approaches and strategies to promote students’ college success skills development; this includes helping students with study, test-taking, time management, organization, goal setting, note-taking, and reading comprehension skills, among others
  • Provide excellent customer service to PASS participants, PASS instructors, and other Learning Commons patrons
  • Demonstrate appropriate professional demeanor with all faculty, staff, students, and other PASS and Learning Commons patrons; abide by LCCC Academic Honesty and Honor Code in all student and patron interactions
  • Perform other Director-assigned duties as required

Nonessential Functions:  

An employee in this position may perform some of these responsibilities on an infrequent basis.

  • May apply for and work as a Learning Commons tutor in addition to PASS Leader responsibilities as long as total hours worked for the entire college do not exceed 79 hours per month

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Proficiency in the applicable course, as described above
  • Ability to relate course content to real life scenarios
  • Ability to analyze strengths and weaknesses in individual students’ study and learning strategies
  • Ability to synthesize course content and study skills necessary to succeed in the course
  • Ability to create, utilize, and model creative pedagogical/teaching approaches and strategies
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to facilitate small group discussion and learning
  • Enthusiasm, patience, persistence, reliability, consistency, and adaptability
  • Ability to complete semester responsibilities and meet performance expectations
  • Ability to read and interpret instructions in oral, written, or diagrammatical form (e.g., a flow chart of a process). Ability to read, interpret and consider possible applications of course material, assignments, and applicable lab documents
  • Excellent customer service skills; ability to communicate clearly with a variety of people, in one-to-one and small group settings – either face-to-face, by telephone, or by other electronic means – ability to communicate in an informative manner, effectively listen, and be able to handle escalating situations with concern and confidence
  • Ability to support time-based requests; able to function effectively in a multi-tasking, fast-paced environment with deadlines, frequent interruptions, and some interpersonal pressure
  • Ability to deal effectively and professionally with people; proven capabilities in establishing appropriate professional rapport, with courtesy and tact, to accurately determine others needs, collect necessary information, and follow-through when requested
  • Knowledge of basic office equipment including (but not limited to) personal computer and associated peripherals, fax machine, multi-line telephone, voice recorders, and other electronic devices

Physical/Mental Demands: 

  • To successfully perform the essential functions of this position, an employee must be able to maintain appropriate composure and necessary confidentiality with regard to both past and current, student data; documents; issues; etc., and respect privacy needs of employees, students, donors
  • The ability to comply with highly inflexible deadlines is required to successfully perform the essential functions of this position; there will be multiple occurrences of sudden, urgent task completion required
  • While performing the essential functions of this position a variable work schedule may be required including long work days, evenings, and weekends as needed
  • There may be occurrences of interacting with employees and/or students, past employees and/or students, members of the general public, and others who express opinions, may exhibit strong emotions, which will require the employee to interact professionally, diplomatically, and appropriately in such situations
  • While performing the essential duties of this position, an employee would frequently be required to move around the assigned work areas as well as within hallways, meeting rooms, and other parts of the campus facilities
  • There may be multiple/daily instances of prolonged sitting, standing, and personal computer use, which would include keyboard and/or mouse usage as well as viewing a computer monitor
  • An employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds to perform essential position functions
  • Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus
  • The overall work environment requires the mental ability to shift focal point quickly due to interruptions; an employee must be able to mentally track multiple projects and tasking as well
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate; however, there may be unexpected instances of somewhat loud sounds

Qualifications

Minimum:

  • Have taken applicable course/faculty-approved equivalent course at LCCC within five academic year of current semester, or be a current Learning Commons tutor with subject specialty in the applicable course
  • Passed applicable course with a grade of “B” or higher
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale)—some exceptions possible

Preferred:

  • At least 30 credit hours of successful post-secondary education
  • Recommended by teaching faculty and/or department for applicable course
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) preferred

 

LCCC DOES NOT SPONSOR H1B VISAS.

 

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

 

Laramie County Community College is committed to providing a safe and nondiscriminatory educational and employment environment. The college does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation or other status protected by law. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The college does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational, extracurricular, athletic or other programs or in the context of employment.

 

The College has a designated person to monitor compliance and to answer any questions regarding the college’s non-discrimination policies:  Please contact: Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Room 205B, Pathfinder Building, 1400 E College Drive, Cheyenne, WY  82007, 307-778-1217, TitleIX_ADA.Coordinator@lccc.wy.edu.

 

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