Learning Support Specialist

    Inside Higher Ed
    Orange, TX 77630
    Full-time, Part-time

    Job Description

    Posting DetailsJob TitleLearning Support SpecialistType of PositionStaffResponsibilities

    Responsibilities include:
    • Tutor students enrolled in college-prep (developmental) courses to remove deficiencies and prepare them for success in college-level, credit-bearing courses.
    • Conduct one-on-one and small group tutorial sessions for a variety of courses, with emphasis on study strategies, academic reading/writing, and mathematics through College Algebra.
    • Provide students preparing for placement tests (such as TSI), as well as other exams required for program entrance (TEAS, HESI, etc.), with study resources and direction.
    • Consult with individual students to identify their needs in a variety of academic subjects and offer tutoring and other resources to address those needs.
    • Work in conjunction with faculty to provide students with assistance/resources to aid them in completing assignments and meeting course objectives.
    • Keep records of tutorials, as requested by the Learning Center Director and/or instructors.
    • Assist students in learning how to use technology relevant to coursework (the Blackboard LMS, Office 365 platform, Microsoft Office suite, etc.).
    • Communicate with the Computer Center regarding upkeep of computer hardware and software in the lab.
    • Assist the Learning Center Director in the following capacities:
    o Supervising student assistants and in their work assignments, scheduling, and training.
    o Recruiting and interviewing prospective student assistants.
    o Creating instructional materials (such as handouts, slide presentations, etc.) that reinforce concepts/skills taught in tutorials and classes.
    o Developing/revising lab policies, procedures, and programing to keep pace with evolving campus needs.
    o Researching/evaluating various media (books, digital tools, websites, etc.), equipment, and other resources to support student success and effective operation of the Learning Center.
    • Engage in on-going training and professional development to not only grow as an educator but also to continually expand and enhance services offered by the Learning Center.
    • Represent and promote the services of the Learning Center at campus and community events.
    • Serve on committees as requested.
    • Perform other related duties as may be assigned by the Learning Center Director.

    Qualifications

    Associate degree required, or any equivalent combination of two years of college and experience or training that provides knowledge, skills, and abilities needed in an educational laboratory setting. Bachelor's degree preferred in an appropriate area (education, mathematics, English, natural sciences, etc.). At least two years of experience working in an educational setting or a learning laboratory, including experience with computer applications and digital technologies.

    This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215.

    EEO/AA/TSUS Institution.

    Salary31,000Posting NumberAS87POpen Date12/19/2019Close DateOpen Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions to ApplicantsSupplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. Are you available to work evenings (5 to 8 PM)?
      • Yes
      • No
    2. Are you available to work Saturdays (9 AM to 1 PM)?
      • Yes
      • No
    3. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
      • Newspaper
      • LSC-O Website
      • Employee of LSC-O
      • TWC-Work in Texas
      • InsideHigherEd.com
      • Chronicle of Higher Ed
      • Bulletin Board Posting
      • Other
    Documents Needed To ApplyRequired Documents
    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter
    3. Letter of Recommendation 1
    4. Letter of Recommendation 2
    5. Letter of Recommendation 3
    6. Transcript 1
    Optional Documents
    1. Teaching Philosophy
    2. Transcript 2
    3. Transcript 3
    4. Other Document
    Posting ID: 561692538Posted: 2020-07-06