SSC Embedded Tutor - ENGL and MATH (Current and Anticipated Future Openings)

Type of Position:

Workstudy Position:
No


Job Type:

Temporary (Fixed Term)


Work Shift:


Sponsorship Available:
No


Institution Name:

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
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As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions, you should review before applying for the opening.

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Department:

CLSS | Academic Coaching, Tutoring, and Writing

Department's Website:
https://success.uark.edu/


Summary of Job Duties:

Embedded Tutors support student learning in targeted courses and associated labs by sharing their expertise in course content, modelling effective learning strategies and review processes, and providing feedback to students. In addition, embedded tutors schedule weekly tutoring hours in the Student Success Center.

Applicants have the option to apply for Embedded Tutor positions focused on English Composition I (ENGL 1013) and/or College Algebra (MATH 1203). Tutors must work a minimum of ten hours per week throughout the semester on an established schedule. Tentative start for position is August 9, 2021, when selected candidates will begin online training comprised of both self-paced and scheduled sessions.

Working with Student Success Center Program Coordinators, the Embedded Tutor will be responsible for the following:
• Attending a section of targeted course and the associated lab;
• Working with students on course concepts and effective learning strategies in class, lab, and in tutoring sessions scheduled in the Student Success Center;
• Attending weekly team meetings and completing required training;
• Communicating regularly with the instructor about expectations, assignments, and student needs;
• Recording session notes and completing data entry using specified software.

Responsibilities Percentages:
50% Attending assigned course and lab meetings
30% Conducting tutoring sessions through Student Success Center
10% Attending weekly team meeting and completing training
5% Communicating with members of the embedded tutoring team and faculty
5% Completing session notes and data entry


Qualifications:


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Currently enrolled undergraduate, full-time student with completion of twelve credit hours at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, prior to job start OR currently enrolled graduate student
  • Cumulative minimum GPA of 3.25
  • Ability to tutor targeted class, demonstrated through one of the following:
    • Earned grade of "A" in targeted course ENGL 1013 or MATH 1203
    • Equivalent course credit earned via transfer credit or ACT, SAT, ALEKS, AP or CLEP scores AND earned grade of "A" in upper level ENGL or MATH course completed at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville


Additional Minimum Qualifications (ENGL 1013 Only)
  • Excellent demonstrated writing skills (assessed via blind review of writing sample)


Applicable equivalencies may be considered on the above qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Completion of at least twenty-four on-campus credit hours at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
  • Cumulative minimum GPA of 3.5
  • Minimum of one semester experience as a tutor, instructor, SI Leader, or Peer Mentor
  • Class schedule that allows target class attendance - see below for times


Additional Preferred Qualifications (ENGL 1013 Only)
  • Earned grade of "A" in ENGL 1023 or upper level ENGL course


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of targeted course concepts as demonstrated by course grade or equivalent credit
  • Knowledge of teaching, coaching, and/or mentoring best practices
  • Knowledge of video conferencing and email systems
  • Skilled in communicating and working with others
  • Skilled in personal academic planning and accountability
  • Skilled in conducting online and in-person sessions
  • Skilled in adapting to changing situations and troubleshooting issues as necessary
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to work effectively with limited supervision and demonstrate positive work ethic
  • Ability to collaborate with multiple stakeholders
  • Ability to attend training during the summer


Applicants must be available to attend targeted course and lab during ONE of the following times.

NOTE: Availability to attend more than one targeted class time increases the chances of qualified applicant placement:

ENGL 1013 English Composition I
  • MoWe: 8:35-10:30, Fr: 9:40-10:30
  • MoWe: 10:45-12:40, Fr: 10:45-11:35
  • MoWe: 11:50-1:45, Fr: 11:50-12:40
  • MoWe: 12:55-2:50, Fr: 12:55-1:45
  • MoWe: 2:00-3:55, Fr: 2:00-2:50
  • TuTh: 9:30-11:50
  • TuTh: 11:00-1:20
  • TuTh: 2:00-4:20


MATH 1203 College Algebra
  • Four hour meeting pattern:
    • MoWeFr 8:35AM - 9:25AM, Tu 8:25AM - 9:15AM
    • MoWeFr 8:35AM - 9:25AM, Th 8:25AM - 9:15AM
    • MoTuWeFr 9:40AM - 10:30AM
    • MoWeThFr 9:40AM - 10:30AM
    • MoWeFr 10:45AM - 11:35AM, Tu 11:00AM - 11:50AM
    • MoWeFr 10:45AM - 11:35AM, Th 11:00AM - 11:50AM
    • MoWeFr 11:50AM - 12:40PM, Tu 12:30PM - 1:20PM
    • MoTuWeFr 12:55PM - 1:45PM
    • MoWeThFr 12:55PM - 1:45PM
    • MoTuWeFr 2:00PM - 2:50PM
    • MoWeThFr 2:00PM - 2:50PM
    • MoTuWeFr 3:05PM - 3:55PM
    • MoWeFr 3:05PM - 3:55PM, Th 3:30PM - 4:20PM


  • Five hour meeting pattern:
    • MoTuWeThFr 7:30AM - 8:20AM
    • MoWeFr 8:35AM - 9:25AM TuTh 8:25AM - 9:15AM
    • MoTuWeThFr 9:40AM - 10:30AM
    • MoWeFr 10:45AM - 11:35AM TuTh 11:00AM - 11:50AM
    • MoTuWeThFr 2:00PM -2:50PM
    • MoTuWeThFr 3:05PM - 3:55PM
    • MoTuWeThFr 4:10PM - 5:00PM


Salary Information:
$13.00 - $17.00 per hour

Required Documents to Apply:
Availability to Work and/or Class Schedule, Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Other (see special instructions for details), Resume, Unofficial/Official Transcript(s)
Optional Documents:
Other (see special instructions for details), Proof of Veteran Status

Recruitment Contact Information:
Anne Raines, Senior Director for Academic Initiatives, anner@uark.edu

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UASYS

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.


Additional Information:


Required Documents to Apply:
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcript
  • Class Schedule for Fall 2021
  • References (upload under required "other document") :
    • Applicants should upload a document listing full contact information for two professional references who can speak to their academic ability, communication skills, and/or work ethic


Additional Required Documents to Apply (ENGL 1013 Only):

Writing Sample: (upload under optional "other document")

Applicants should include a sample of university-level academic work which illustrates command of the language, structure, and organization.

Directions:

1) Select a two-page sample of your work created for a university-level course.

2) Include a third page for Works Cited or References if your writing sample references other sources of information.

3) Remove all instances of your name on the interior pages of your writing sample to facilitate anonymous review.

4) Rename your document using the following naming convention for your uploaded file: Last Name_First Name_Academic Work Sample.

NOTE: The only time your name should be associated with your uploaded document is in the document name.

5) Upload your document.R

Please Note: This posting will be used to collect applications to fill current openings as well as anticipated future openings. Future openings are anticipated but not guaranteed. This posting will expire on the posting end date indicated. Applicants wishing to be considered after this date must reapply.

Our office is recruiting for the positions listed below. If you are interested, please apply to the following postings found at www.jobs.uark.edu:
  • SSC Tutors - R0002628
  • SSC Ambassadors - R0002624
  • SSC Peer Academic Coaches - R0002619
  • SSC Supplemental Instruction Leaders - R0002626
  • SSC Writing and Communications Studio Consultants - R0002630
  • SSC Embedded Tutor - ENGL and Math - R0004296



Pre-employment Screening Requirements:


The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

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The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.

Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.


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Benefits Eligible:

No