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Quantitative Skills Specialist & Tutor Program Coordinator

Academic Support

Reed College is seeking an empathetic, creative, and detail-oriented person to be its Quantitative Skills Specialist & Tutor Program Coordinator. 

As part of the Office of Academic Support team, this position manages the undergraduate peer tutoring program at the direction of the Director of the Office of Academic Support. It also provides individualized academic coaching for students seeking to improve their academic and quantitative skills, as well as workshops on quantitative skills.

This is a full-time, benefited, exempt position with an annual salary of $47,000. This position will typically work a 37.5-hour week between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., with hours outside this range as required by programming, divisional, or institutional needs. 

Reed College offers an exceptional benefits package, including comprehensive medical and dental insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with 10% employer contribution (after one year of service), 22 days of paid vacation, paid holidays, and many other campus amenities, such as membership to the campus fitness center for employee and spouse, and discounted Trimet transit passes.


  • You connect easily and authentically with others through written or verbal communication.
  • You are comfortable with managing data-driven tasks and projects and know your way around Excel and Google Sheets.
  • You have some experience with one-on-one, personalized coaching or teaching, whether in formal or informal settings.
  • You have supervised students, either in a tutoring center or another capacity. 
  • You are comfortable working independently but also enjoy collaborating with colleagues and students.
  • You prioritize your time well, balancing timelines and deadlines with assurance.
  • You have a passion for contributing to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive academic environment.


This position has two major focus areas, united by a drive to support students from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences. 

In your tutor program coordinator capacity you will: 

  • Help guide Reed’s undergraduate peer tutoring program. 
  • Hire, orient, and train tutors, in collaboration with the Director of the Office of Academic Support. 
  • Provide supervision to student staff (particularly students new to tutoring positions), identify and schedule tutors for drop-in hours.
  • Develop and deliver a program of ongoing tutor skills trainings. 
  • Manage the tutor program payroll. 
  • Provide data analysis for the tutoring program, collecting and analyzing data to determine the effectiveness and impacts of programming. 
  • Update and maintain the tutoring website. 

In your quantitative skills specialist capacity you will:

  • Provide one-on-one coaching to students who want help strengthening their academic skills or improving their study strategies, with a focus on supporting first-generation college students and/or students who have had non-traditional academic paths on their journey to Reed.
  • Offer coaching and workshops to help students strengthen foundational quantitative and technological skills necessary to be successful in undergraduate coursework (e.g., algebra, calculus, statistics review/support, using Excel and other data analysis tools). 
  • Play a key leadership role in planning and implementing the Spring Symposium program. 
  • Collaborate with other Student Life departments on initiatives in support of student success, including offering ongoing support to students experiencing academic challenges and/or on academic probation, and assisting in analyzing the impact of services.


The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree and at least two years of work experience in a related position. They will demonstrate competence in quantitative skills, particularly those that would broadly prepare students to succeed in their first-year of higher education at Reed. A strong knowledge of pre-college mathematics as well as Calculus I, and how these subjects are applicable across the college curriculum, is necessary to excel  in this role. 


Click below to apply. You will be directed to Interfolio to create a free account and begin your application. A resume and cover letter are required. You can submit these documents in any format, but pdf works best. In your cover letter please address the following:

  • How would this position contribute to the achievement of your long-term professional goals? 

  • What professional accomplishment speaks most directly to your ability to thrive in this position?

Applications will be considered as they are submitted, so you are encouraged to apply early. Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. 

Reed College’s goal is to reply 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.