• Title

  • Library Specialist I

    Posted: 06/11/2019

    Position Summary

    The Coordinator of the Tutoring Center reports to the Director of Learning Resources and Distance Learning for the development, coordination, and delivery of programs and services in the Tutoring Center. The Tutoring Center provides instructional support in the form of Supplemental Instruction (SI) for select courses and tutoring for all DCC students who request tutoring assistance. The position may be assigned a regular schedule of varied days, nights and, weekends as required fulfilling the operating hours of the library and all other Learning Resources Center departments. Keeping with the philosophy of the Whittington W. Clement Learning Resources Center as a teaching/learning center, where assisting patrons to become independent, lifelong learners is a primary goal, the Tutoring Center Coordinator is an advocate for student-oriented service.

    Essential Responsibilities and Functions

    • Organizes and manages the Tutoring Center;
    • Establishes and maintains cooperative partnerships with academic divisions that foster innovations in academic support to students;
    • Coordinates and provides SI and tutoring services including the recruitment, hiring, and training of qualified SI leaders and tutors;
    • Trains tutors in tutoring techniques, adult learning theory, and tutoring students with special needs;
    • Trains SI leaders in SI paradigm and concepts, SI session planning and activities;
    • Provides supplemental assistance to students in the subject areas of English, math, science, and reading;
    • Supervises, evaluates, and trains paraprofessional Tutoring Center employees and student workers;
    • Provides assistance and instruction to students on time management techniques, organizational skills, and study strategies;
    • Maintains program records including timesheets, SI and tutoring schedules, and program statistics;
    • Uses a variety of Windows-based software applications including the Microsoft Office Suite, various Internet browsers, and AccuTrack;
    • Uses and operates a variety of office equipment and information technology including computers and related peripheral systems;
    • Communicates and works with students, faculty, and the public in an instructional setting;
    • Understands and advances the role of the Tutoring Center within the community college;
    • Works effectively within the LR&DL team

    Qualified candidate will possess the following qualifications:

    • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and previous experience working in an educational setting;
    • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills;
    • Demonstrated ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions;
    • Demonstrated ability to effectively prioritize and manage workload
    • Demonstrated ability to effectively use a variety of Windows-based software applications, including the Microsoft Office Suite, and various Internet browsers;
    • The successful candidate must have a solid commitment to the community college mission and student-oriented service;

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Master’s degree or higher;
    • Demonstrated experience at organizing and managing a Tutoring Center;
    • Demonstrated experience cultivating partnerships with a variety of academic divisions, in order to foster innovations in academic support to students.
    • Demonstrated experience recruiting, hiring, and training SI leaders and tutors;
    • Knowledge of College Reading & Learning Association (CRLA) guidelines
    • Demonstrated experience maintaining program records, including timesheets, SI and tutoring schedules, and program statistics;
    • Demonstrated ability to use student tracking and scheduling software (i.e. AccuTrack);

    Application Process:
    Apply online at https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/postings/151802
    Only applications submitted through this site will be accepted. Complete application packages must include 1) an online application; 2) cover letter of interest; 3) resume; 4) transcripts of all post-secondary work; and 5) names of three (3) professional references with current addresses and telephone numbers. All documentation must be uploaded in the application process. Please note that you can only upload one (1) file to each category. Should you have multiple transcripts, you must combine all transcripts into one (1) file. Incomplete application packages will not be accepted. Faxed or emailed applications and/or supplemental documents will not be accepted.

    Application deadline:
    For best consideration, submit application no later than July 7, 2019 and the position will remain open until filled.