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Tutor Program and Quantitative Skills Coordinator

Academic Support


Reed College is seeking an empathetic, creative, and detail-oriented person to be its next Tutor Program & Quantitative Skills Coordinator. As part of the two-person Academic Support Services team, this position manages the undergraduate peer tutoring program with a focus on tutors for quantitative courses and subjects. It also provides individual coaching and group workshops on quantitative skills for Reed undergraduates. This role reports to the Assistant Dean of Students for Academic Support,

This is a benefited, part-time position, for a duration of 11 months (July 2018 – May 2019) with the possibility of a contract extension or transition to a regular part-time position. This position will typically work a flexible yet agreed-upon schedule of 23 hours/week, with at least one evening shift every other week plus an expectation to shift work hours as needed around high demand times such as the beginning of each semester and January of each year. Reed College offers an excellent benefits package including comprehensive medical and dental insurance, paid holidays, paid vacation and many other campus amenities, such as membership to the campus fitness center for employee and spouse. Pay for this position is $20.90/hour.

The ideal start date for this position is July 9, 2018.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

As the tutor program coordinator, you will take a lead role in managing the peer tutoring program. In collaboration with the Assistant Dean, you will hire, orient, and train tutors, particularly those tutoring in subjects or courses with a quantitative element. You will provide supervision to student staff (particularly students new to tutoring positions), and manage payroll. You will also collect and analyze data on program effectiveness, update and maintain the tutoring website, and provide data analysis for Academic Support Services.

As a quantitative skills coach, you will provide one-on-one coaching to students who want to strengthen their skills or improve study strategies in quantitative subjects. You will also offer workshops to help students strengthen the foundational quantitative and technological skills necessary to be successful in undergraduate coursework (e.g., algebra, basic calculus, and Excel/Google Sheets). In addition, you may lead daily quantitative skills workshops during Reed’s January Academy program.

Your work will bring you into contact and require collaboration with faculty and staff across the College in support of our mission of fostering student success.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

The successful candidate for this position will have a Bachelor’s degree and at least one year of post-college work experience. They will demonstrate competence in quantitative skills, particularly those that would prepare students to succeed in Reed’s first-year curriculum, as well as strong written and verbal interpersonal communication skills. They will also be able to demonstrate some experience with managing data-driven tasks and projects.                                                   

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate some experience with one-on-one, personalized coaching or teaching, whether in formal or informal settings.

The successful candidate will also be able to demonstrate some experience supervising students, either in a tutoring center or another capacity.

The successful candidate will also demonstrate an appreciation for a collaborative office environment while being comfortable working independently, an ability to balance completing regular tasks with meeting timely needs, an appreciation for the challenges and rewards of working in an academic environment, and a passion for contributing to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive academic environment.

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Click the button below to apply. You will be directed to Interfolio to open a free account and begin your application. A resume and cover letter are required. You can submit these in any format, but .pdf works best.

We will begin considering applications on April 23, 2018, so you are encouraged to apply early. This position will remain open until we extend a job offer and it’s accepted.

Reed replies to every candidate.  We will confirm that your application is received, and if you are not selected, we will let you know as soon as possible.

 

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Reed College values cultural diversity and intellectual pluralism as critical components of academic excellence. We welcome applications from members of historically underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, persons who have served in the military and others who would bring additional dimensions of experience to our community.