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Job no:

492867

Division:

Center for Teaching & Learning

Department:

Tutoring Services

Advertised:

MST

Reports To: 

Supervisor, Tutoring Services

Position Status:

Part-Time, Non Benefited

Posted Pay Range: 

$10 per hour

 

The College of Western Idaho (CWI) expands learning and life opportunities, encourages individual advancement, contributes to Idaho’s economic growth, strengthens community prosperity, and develops leaders.

We are a comprehensive community college providing higher education programs. We offer a full range of academic and career-technical courses leading to an Associate of Arts or Science degree, Associate of Applied Science degrees, continuing education, and certifications. CWI also offers Basic Skills Education to help prepare for a GED, Dual Credit for high school students, and fast-track career training for working professionals.

At CWI we are proud of our talented and dedicated faculty and staff. Our employees have an opportunity to make a difference in students’ lives every day. We are excited for you to join us and share our passion for higher education.

 

Position Summary:

Responsible for providing tutorial instruction for students, enhancing the understanding and quality level of departmental assignments, and assisting with general writing skills and strategies. Writing Tutors also need to greet students as they enter the lab and make sure they sign-in properly in the absence of a host, as well as making sure the student gets connected to the right Writing Tutor. Additionally, Writing Tutors are expected to closely monitor all activity within the center to ensure that all students are being properly attended to, and that the atmosphere within the center is professional and orderly at all times. Finally, Tutors will be responsible for the general upkeep and maintenance of the lab, and complete various projects as needed according to guidance provided by the Tutoring Supervisors and Assistant Director.

 

Essential Functions:

• Provide educational assistance to students for writing, which includes improving
understanding and comprehension of subject matter, genre conventions, and revision
strategies.
• Assist in preparation of workshops and materials to enhance course assignments.
• Assist in tracking student’s performance.
• Participation in scheduled training sessions.
• Willingness to perform other writing/tutoring duties as assigned.
• Comfortable working with student in-person and via e-mail/other electronic platform.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

• High school diploma, GED, or equivalent.
• Must have completed at least English 101 and 102 with a “B” or better.
• Proficient in computer usage and ability to use word processing.
• Good organizational and communication skills.
• Team player within the department as well as with other departments.
• Communicate effectively in a diverse, multi-cultural community environment.
• Understand the community college philosophy of education.
• Certificate of completion or 30 college hours preferred.
• Recent tutoring experience preferred.
• Prior work experience in a community college environment preferred.

 

Additional Application Requirements:

In addition to providing a resume, please include a cover letter in which you clearly specify why you are qualified for the position. Applications received without a resume and cover letter will not be considered.

Interested?

If so, please submit your resumé and cover letter. We look forward to receiving your application.