Laramie County Community College

  • Lead Tutor, Learning Commons

    Job Location US-WY-Cheyenne
    Posted Date 4 months ago(7/17/2018 2:31 PM)
    ID
    2018-2281
    # of Openings
    3
  • 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. 

     

    A cover letter, unofficial transcripts and corresponding resume detailing how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications for this position are required. You can upload these documents when you create an applicant profile.

     

     

    Job Summary: 

    Core responsibilities of this position include:

    The Learning Commons Lead Tutor is a part-time, non-benefited position in the Ludden Library and Learning Commons, total work hours not to exceed 79 hours per month. This position provides direct, high impact support to current LCCC tutors and writing consultants by training and mentoring tutors and writing consultants in program goals and responsibilities, student engagement best practices, discussion facilitation strategies, study strategies, tutoring approaches, and professional development. Lead Tutors guide tutors’ and writing consultants’ understanding of tutoring approaches through intensive training modules, and support their continued development through observations and written feedback. Lead Tutors are the first point of contact for tutors and writing consultants on questions and mentorship needs. All training and observations are conducted in a structured and supervised environment on the LCCC Cheyenne campus.

    Lead Tutors also provide direct, high impact academic support to LCCC students by helping struggling students understand difficult course material, complete their homework, set academic goals, and increase their study, test-taking, learning, and college success skills through one-on-one and small group tutoring, online tutoring, workshops, and class presentations. Lead tutors facilitate independent, active learning and increase student learning confidence.  The position requires individuals with excellent communication, creativity, and leadership abilities.  All tutoring is conducted in a structured and supervised environment on the LCCC campus.  Lead tutors provide excellent customer service to students, foster relationships with departments and instructors, increase campus awareness of SSC and Learning Commons programs and initiatives, and perform other duties related to the SSC 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: August2018.

     

    Compensation: $13.33/hr. Commensurate with education and experience.

     

    For information about Cheyenne, visit http://www.lccc.cc.wy.us/about/welcome 

    Essential Functions

    Essential Functions:

    • Develop and perform comprehensive training for new and current Learning Commons tutors and writing consultants, in keeping with Director-established topics and objectives
    • Lead New Tutor Orientation, including training modules, tutor observations, bi-semester mentoring sessions, and other Director-assigned new tutor development tasks
    • Observe all assigned tutors at least once per semester in their respective tutoring sessions; complete performance evaluations of all tutors as assigned, including written feedback, goal setting, and in-person discussions of strengths and areas of improvement
    • Lead monthly tutor training sessions on Director-assigned topics and objectives
    • Assist Director with College Reading and Learning Association certification tasks; maintain accurate and comprehensive training and observation records for all assigned tutors and writing consultants
    • Assist Director with hiring, scheduling, and visit report approvals for all tutors; assist Director with weekly and/or monthly usage data and analysis
    • Assist individual and small groups of students in scheduled and walk-in appointments to address students’ course material and homework concerns, learning needs, and learning confidence
    • 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
    • Work with fellow tutors and the Director of the Learning Commons to develop innovative course and campus-wide initiatives to increase student and department awareness of Learning Commons programs and students’ academic skills development
    • Provide excellent customer service to SSC patrons, including, but not limited to, answering questions and making appropriate referrals regarding SSC services to all students, prospective students, faculty, staff, or others who call or walk into the SSC
    • Demonstrate appropriate professional demeanor with all faculty, staff, students, and other SSC patrons
    • Model professional attitude regarding class standards and grading policies; abide by LCCC Academic Honesty and Honor Code in all student and patron interactions
    • Maintain accurate and complete scheduling and appointment records, including attendance, assessment forms, and post-appointment activity summaries, for every appointment through online management systems
    • Attend all tutor training sessions and meetings as required; work towards and obtain tutor certifications, as required
    • Schedule tutoring sessions for all tutors through online management system
    • Develop and revise handouts and study aids for students and instructors in hard copy and on the Learning Commons webpage
    • Meet with instructors as needed to determine best strategies for tutoring the subject/course materials; foster SSC relationship with instructors and department to best meet student and department needs
    • Lead class presentations and workshops on Learning Commons’ services, specific learning skills, and subject-specific material
    • When not assisting students or presenting in a class, work on professional development and academic success research project, as outlined by the Director of the Learning Commons, or complete other Director-assigned projects for the Learning Commons
    • Provide advance notice to the Director of the Learning Commons, fellow tutors, and scheduled tutees when tutoring sessions or SSC shifts must be canceled
    • Design and complete marketing materials for Learning Commons
    • Refer students to other support services as necessary
    • Perform administrative functions in the Learning Commons as necessary
    • 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 cross-train as Exam Lab proctor, as long as total hours worked for the entire college do not exceed 79 hours per month; requires obtaining professional test administrator certification
    • May cross-train as a Learning Commons PASS Leader, as long as total hours worked for the entire college do not exceed 79 hours per month; requires attending lectures and leading group study sessions

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Excellent leadership and mentorship skills
    • Ability to create, utilize, and model creative pedagogical/teaching approaches and strategies
    • 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
    • Proficiency in course/subject, as described above
    • Ability to relate course content to real life scenarios
    • Ability to analyze strengths and weaknesses in individual tutors’ communication, tutoring, time management, study and learning strategies, and student engagement strategies
    • Ability to synthesize course content and study skills necessary to succeed in the course
    • 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 deal effectively and professionally with people; proven capabilities in establishing appropriate professional rapport, with courtesy and tact, to accurately determine other’s 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 employee and 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
    • An employee must be able to verbally communicate clearly and effectively with colleagues, students, faculty, patrons
    • 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:

    • Applicants must be a current Learning Commons tutor or writing consultant with at least one semester and/or four months’ experience in the role
    • Minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)- some exceptions possible
    • A GPA of at least 3.3 (or B-average or higher) in all coursework related to the subject to be tutored is required

    Preferred:

    • Previous experience as a tutor or instructor
    • Previous experience with the course to be tutored and/or the instructor of the course
    • At least 30 credit hours of successful post-secondary education
    • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 (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.

     

    http://lccc.wy.edu/

    http://www.lccc.wy.edu/about/humanresources 

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