Laramie County Community College

  • PASS (Peer – Assisted Study Sessions) Team Leader, Learning Commons

    Job Location US-WY-Cheyenne
    Posted Date 8 months ago(7/18/2018 10:35 AM)
    ID
    2018-2282
    # of Openings
    2
  • 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 PASS (Peer-Assisted Study Sessions) Team Leader 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 PASS Leaders and students by training and mentoring PASS Leaders in program goals and responsibilities, lesson planning, student engagement best practices, discussion facilitation strategies, study strategies, and professional development. PASS Team Leaders guide PASS Leaders’ understanding of tutoring approaches through intensive training modules, and support PASS Leaders’ continued development through weekly written reviews of lesson plans and frequent PASS observations. PASS Team Leaders are the first point of contact for PASS Leaders on questions and mentorship needs. All training modules and observations are conducted in a structured and supervised environment on the LCCC Cheyenne campus.

     

    PASS Team Leaders may also lead their own PASS sessions for applicable courses in the same semester as their Team Leader responsibilities. They help 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 in challenging LCCC courses. PASS Team 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. This 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 Team Leaders provide excellent customer service to students, maintain close oversight of PASS Leader performance and development, 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: 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 PASS Leaders, in keeping with Director-established topics and objectives
    • Provide detailed written feedback and approval on assigned PASS Leaders’ weekly lesson plans in advance of PASS sessions
    • Observe assigned PASS Leaders’ first PASS sessions, as possible in Trainer’s schedule, and selected monthly PASS sessions; provide detailed verbal and/or written feedback on strengths and areas of development
    • Maintain accurate and comprehensive training and lesson plan/observation records for all assigned PASS Leaders
    • Assist Director with hiring, PASS scheduling, and report approvals for all PASS Leaders; assist Director with weekly report submission to applicable faculty
    • 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 class meeting times (labs excluded) as assigned, monthly meetings with Learning Commons Director and applicable faculty, pre-semester training days in August and/or January, and other training sessions as required
    • Compose and submit PASS lesson plans in advance of applicable PASS sessions for approval from other PASS Trainers and/or Learning Commons Director
    • 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, to Learning Commons Director within same week as session
    • 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 Leaders, faculty, 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 Team Leader responsibilities, as long as total hours worked for the entire college do not exceed 79 hours per month

    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 the applicable course, as described above
    • Ability to relate course content to real life scenarios
    • Ability to analyze strengths and weaknesses in individual PASS Leaders’ communication, tutoring, time management, lesson planning, and student engagement strategies
    • 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
    • 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:

    • Have functioned as LCCC PASS Leader for at least one previous semester within one academic year of current semester
    • Have taken applicable course/faculty-approved equivalent course at LCCC within five academic years 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 3.0 (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 3.3 (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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