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Academic Tutor - Academic Support Programs

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Posting Details

Classification Information

Employee Category Temporary

Position Information

Position Title Academic Tutor - Academic Support Programs
Location Moscow
Division/College Enrollment Management
Department Academic Support Programs
FLSA Status Overtime Eligible
Pay Range $8.00-$12.00/hour
Full Time/Part Time Part Time
Work Schedule Summary

This position works various schedules, less than 20 hours a week.

While this application is for the Fall 2017 semester, the appointment may last into future semesters.

Required pre-service training will be from 8:30 to 4:30 on 8/16 and 8/17.

Position Responsibilities

Position Summary

Academic Tutors support student persistence and success by providing tutoring to University of Idaho students.

Most tutors work an average of 5 to 10 hours per week, typically tutoring subjects in their major and/or minor fields.

Tutors may be assigned both drop-in tutoring and one-on-one tutoring. The drop-in schedule is set at the beginning of the semester. One-on-one tutoring may be assigned as needs arise throughout the semester.

Tutors will also work toward three different levels of tutor certification through the College Reading and Learning (CRLA) International Tutor Training Program (ITTP).

Academic Support Programs (ASP) hires tutors for all subject areas, including Business; Economics; Accounting; Sociology; Psychology; Chemistry; Physics; Biology; Computer Science; Engineering; (Upper-Division) Math; Natural Resources; Agricultural Sciences; Family & Consumer Sciences; Art; and Architecture.


Job Duty Function Provide academic support to UI students by
Job Duties/Responsibilities

• scheduling regular tutoring sessions with eligible individual students
• tutoring students during pre-arranged drop-in tutoring shifts
• adapting support to students’ learning needs
• fostering active learning and critical thinking
• aiding in comprehension of course material
• facilitating group discussion and group learning during times of high drop-in attendance
• modeling appropriate study skills, attitude, and behavior

Percentage Of Time 85%
Essential/Marginal Essential
Job Duty Function Establish and maintain program requirements by
Job Duties/Responsibilities

• timely and complete submission of required paperwork for payroll and record-keeping
• timely and complete submission of support documentation
• participating in required meetings/trainings
• observing and mentoring peers
• collecting data and completing evaluations and assessments
• working toward CRLA tutor certification levels by meeting training and tutoring hour requirements

Percentage Of Time 10%
Essential/Marginal Essential
Job Duty Function Contribute to team effort by
Job Duties/Responsibilities

• behaving in a professional manner as a representative of ASP and UI
• promoting drop-in tutoring through short presentation in UI classrooms
• performing related tasks and other duties as assigned

Percentage Of Time 5%
Essential/Marginal Marginal

Position Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Grade of A or B in the course being tutored or equivalent course experience

Excellent communication skills

Ability to adapt to a variety of students with a wide range of abilities and diverse learning styles

Ability to attend and participate in required pre-service and in-service trainings and meetings.

Ability to complete documentation in an accurate and timely manner

Preferred Qualifications

Course work above the level of courses being tutored

Experience providing support in an academic setting

Experience or knowledge of CRLA or other tutor training and certification

Posting Information

Posting Number STH001170P
Posting Date 03/21/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

With your application, please be sure to include the contact information for at least 3 references who can attest to your tutoring ability and/or content knowledge (UI professors and instructors preferred).

Unofficial transcripts will be accepted. Official transcripts are not required.

Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates will be required to pass a UI Student Conduct record check.

Background Check Statement

Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates may be required to pass a criminal background check.

EEO Statement

The University of Idaho is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. It is the policy of the regents that equal opportunity be afforded in education and employment to qualified persons regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran. It is also the policy of the University of Idaho to not discriminate based on sexual orientation.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please list all subjects (e.g. CHEM, MATH; etc.) and course numbers (e.g. 111, 310; etc.) in which you've received an A or B OR have demonstrated content knowledge and for which you would be willing and able to tutor.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Coeur d'Alene Press
    • Craig's List
    • Department of Labor/Job Service including Job Central or Idaho Works
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Educause
    • Equal Opportunity Employment Journal
    • Idaho Press Tribune
    • Idaho State Journal
    • Idaho Statesman
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Latinos in Higher Education
    • Lewiston Morning Tribune
    • Missoulian
    • Moscow/Pullman Daily News
    • National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (website)
    • NW Classifieds/NW Jobs
    • Oregonian
    • Other Internet Site
    • Other Newspaper
    • Post Register-Idaho Falls
    • Professional Listservs (Ex: NACUBO, AAAE, ISMC, ect.)
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    • UI Employee
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