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Professional Tutor ( In-House Title: Professional Learning Consultant) (Pool)

Company: Mount Wachusett Community College
Location: Leominster
Posted on: January 15, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description:

General Statement of Duties

Professional Learning Consultants (Professional Tutors) hold consultations with students in the Learning Success Center (Academic Support and Testing Center) or other programs. This process involves establishing rapport; understanding individual student learning styles, skills, and needs; facilitating student growth and independence as active learners through engagement in course, professional, and other similarly appropriate materials and content; and documenting and reporting on consultations. Consultations may be held individually, in small groups, or in a round-robin style, and face-to-face or online via synchronous technology such as Zoom. Consultants (Professional Tutors) should be available to work in at least two of three venues: Gardner, Leominster, and online.

Responsibilities

  • Provide individual and small group consultation in-person, online, and/or concurrently as the situation requires;
  • Provide consultations and workshops on executive function development, including time and effort management, resource organization, study and note-taking skills, test-taking skills, or related topics as needed;
  • Implement Grit, Growth Mindset, and Universal Design for Learning philosophies and strategies in consultation design and student interaction;
  • Develop rapport with students to understand learning styles, strategies, and needs that shape consultations;
  • Collaborate with students to set consultation learning goals;
  • Use appropriate learning techniques and strategies to achieve learning goals, including but not limited to VARK, Bloom's Taxonomy, Gradual Release of Responsibility, Socratic Method, SQ3R, etc.;
  • Model proven learning behaviors by exercising appropriate study and data search activities for finding new or verifying existing content knowledge and concepts;
  • Support in-house student questions related to learning technology access, including LMS systems (Blackboard, MyLab), printing, and productivity suites (Microsoft, Google);
  • Complete documentation and correspondence related to consultation, employment, and work-related duties in a timely and thorough manner;
  • Interact with students using proven interpersonal communication skills, including active listening, wait time, paraphrasing, etc.;
  • Maintain ethical and professional boundaries with students;
  • Refer students to appropriate student services and academic affairs resources as needed;
  • Staff the program area during in-house shifts;
  • Assist with the general upkeep and appearance of the program area;
  • Lead or assist in the design, development, and review of the program's instructional and operations material (e.g. Learning Success Guide (http://library.mwcc.edu/lsc) and other materials related to LSC operations);
  • Assist in new consultant professional development design and implementation as needed;
  • Engage in regular program-designated professional development (2 events minimum) each semester;
  • Maintain knowledge of practic;
  • Refer concerns and questions to the program director as needed;
  • Perform other work-related tasks as requested by the program director.

    Requirements:

    Minimum Qualifications
    • Bachelor's degree or higher;
    • Strong interpersonal skills;
    • Ability to serve a variety of student demographics, including historically marginalized students, first generation, and students with accommodations;
      Desired Qualifications
      • Prior teaching or tutoring experience
        Equivalency Statement
        Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training and experience required for the responsibilities of this position.

        Additional Information:

        In-house Title: Professional Learning Consultant
        Salary: 30.03 per hour
        Employee Status: Part Time
        Benefits: No
        Hours per Week: Not to exceed 18 hrs per week
        Number of Weeks: Up to 52 weeks

        Mount Wachusett Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

        Application Instructions:

        Consultants are needed in the following areas (listed in order of priority):
        • STEMs (Computer Science and Software Applications, CAD, Anatomy and Physiology, Mathematics through Calculus 2, Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
        • Language and Literacy (English Reading, ESL/TESOL, Spanish, English Composition)
        • Health Professions (Nursing, Medical Professional, Paramedic, Veterinary Care, Physical Therapy, Dental Hygiene)
        • Business (Economics, Management, Accounting)
        • Social Sciences (Psychology, Sociology, History)
        • Humanities & Fine Arts (Theatre Appreciation, Art & Art Appreciation, Literature)
          Candidates with credentials and/or experience in multiple areas are preferred. This particular job posting is an "Open Pool" position. There may or may not be available openings at this time however, when an opening does occur, the hiring manager will draw from the pool of applicants we have on file on an as needed basis.

          Candidates for employment should be aware that all Community College students, faculty and staff are required to be fully vaccinated by January 2022. Accordingly, initial employment is dependent upon receipt and verification of full vaccination status records; details of how to fulfill vaccine record verification requirements will be provided during the hire and onboarding process. For addition information on COVID19, please visit: https://mwcc.edu/covid/

          The following documents are required:
          1. Resume
          2. Cover Letter

          Candidates may be subject to employment screening to include both a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) request and a Sexual Offender Registry Information (SORI).

Keywords: Mount Wachusett Community College, Leominster , Professional Tutor ( In-House Title: Professional Learning Consultant) (Pool), Professions , Leominster, Massachusetts

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