Coordinator of Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction - College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Job no: 494220
Position type: EAP - Executive, Administrative, Professional
Categories: College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
The Coordinator of Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction is responsible for supporting the Director of CLAS Tutoring in the operation of a full-scale peer tutoring and supplemental instruction program. The Coordinator leads a team that includes a graduate assistant, peer tutors, and support staff in the coordination and delivery of tutoring and supplemental instruction to students, both individually and in groups. This position supports the Director in collaborating with campus partners to develop, enhance, and implement a comprehensive array of tutoring programs and services that are available to all students and that positively impact student retention and success in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
The Coordinator of Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction must be able to provide an inclusive, accessible, and welcoming environment that encourages students to thrive. Candidates should have strong communication and interpersonal skills, such as the ability to interact with others with respect, empathy, and cultural humility. In addition, candidates should have demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access. This could include experience with working directly with marginalized populations or engagement with community-based social justice work and other forms of DEI-infused experiences.
This position is funded for two years. The continuation of the appointment beyond two years is contingent upon the receipt of grant funds sufficient to support the position.
- Support the mission, vision, and goals for CLAS Tutoring to provide equitable, inclusive, and effective tutoring services for all students.
- Coordinate tutoring support services that are inclusive of the needs of the diverse student population at GVSU, with specific attention directed towards closing gaps in access and success for underrepresented students.
- Make making data-driven decisions to ensure adequate and responsible staffing for the Tutoring and Reading Center and other drop-in centers as needed to meet tutoring needs of a diverse population of students in various subject areas and disciplines.
- Coordinate and manage the recruiting, hiring, onboarding, training, and evaluation of peer tutors and graduate assistants.
- Assist the Director in promoting the Tutoring and Reading Center and Supplemental Instruction via campus partnerships and marketing campaigns.
- Coordinate Supplemental Instruction, including SLA and PASS and manage the SI mentor(s).
- Assist the Director in assessing the effectiveness of appointment tutoring services, including conducting student surveys, usage and progress reports, and impact analyses.
- Performs other duties as required/assigned by the Director of CLAS Tutoring.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:
- Earned Bachelor’s degree.
- Previous experience in tutoring, teaching, or other academic support in higher education.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- A preference for collaborative approaches to problem solving.
- Willingness to work both autonomously and as a key member of a vibrant team.
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across academic disciplines and areas of student support.
- Commitment to providing equitable, inclusive, and purposeful support to students from all backgrounds and academic preparation.
- Demonstrated skills in providing constructive and supportive supervision to a diverse staff of students, team members and support staff.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Preferred:
- Earned Master’s degree, preferably in a higher education field such as Student Affairs, Adult and Higher Education, Educational Leadership, or College Student Development.
- Two or more years of experience in coordinating academic assistance programs in a higher education setting.
- Demonstrated experience in training and public speaking as evidenced by coursework and/or professional career.
- Demonstrated experience in managing multiple responsibilities simultaneously.
- Supervisory experience of student support staff.
- Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Strong computer skills, including familiarity with Microsoft suite, Banner, and EAB.
Physical Demands: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Department/College: The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) is the largest college at Grand Valley, offering over 50 bachelor degrees and a growing number of advanced degrees in the natural and mathematical sciences, the fine arts and humanities, and the social sciences. CLAS is a student-centered and diverse learning community that engages in critical inquiry, extending knowledge to enrich and enliven individual and public life. Our faculty are active teacher-scholars committed to equitable, inclusive, career-connected, and community-engaged liberal arts and sciences education. There are many opportunities for collaboration within CLAS and across a broad group of partners on and off campus. We are interested in attracting a cohort of new faculty committed to these core values as we seek to foster a community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive together.
Campus/University: Grand Valley University (GVSU) is a public comprehensive institution located in West Michigan with campuses in Allendale, downtown Grand Rapids, and Holland, plus centers in Detroit, Muskegon and Traverse City. The University attracts more than 23,000 undergraduate and graduate students with high quality programs and state-of-the-art facilities, and has been nationally recognized for innovativeness and its contribution to students’ social mobility. The greater Grand Rapids metropolitan area has a population of around one million people, is affordable, and offers rich cultural amenities. Grand Valley is located within easy driving distance of Chicago, Detroit, Lake Michigan beaches, and many other superb summer and winter recreational venues. Information can be found at Community Resources - Human Resources - Grand Valley State University (gvsu.edu). Grand Valley is highly rated for safety, sustainability, and veteran and LGBTQ friendliness, and is committed to supporting employees and their families in work-life balance. The university seeks to create an inclusive and diverse environment for faculty and students while promoting enrichment of society through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and service. More information can be found at Grand Valley State University (gvsu.edu).
Working Conditions: Normal office environment. Some travel may be required. May require work hours beyond the typical 40 hour work week and outside of the 8:00 – 5:00 work day.
This is considered a full-time, temporary, position with benefits. Currently funded for 2 years with the possibility of future funding and/or conversion to a full-time, regular position with benefits. Compensation is commensurate with experience.
The University has recently implemented a COVID-19 Vaccine requirement. GVSU will require all faculty, staff and students to be vaccinated by September 30, 2021. New hires will be expected to adhere to the policy unless they are eligible for allowable exemptions or postponement. Up-to-date information can be found on our Lakers Together website.
How to Apply: Apply online at www.jobs.gvsu.edu, select this position, and then click "Apply now.” Please include a cover letter and resume. The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically. On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three professional references. If you have questions or need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.
Application Deadline: The review process will begin on June 27. The posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University.
Grand Valley State University has a COVID-19 Vaccine policy that requires all faculty, staff and students to be vaccinated. New hires will be expected to adhere to the policy unless they are eligible for allowable exemptions or postponement. We will require proper documentation upon hire. Up-to-date information can be found on our Lakers Together website.
Grand Valley State University does not discriminate against students, faculty or staff in any of its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities. Grand Valley State University is guided by values for inclusiveness and community which are integral to our mission to educate students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies, and to enrich the community through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and public service. The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. It encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. Members of the University community, including candidates for employment or admissions, and visitors or guests, have the right to be free from acts of harassment and discrimination, which are prohibited if they discriminate or harass on the basis of age, color, disability, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, veteran or active duty military status or weight. In addition, Grand Valley is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 to ensure that none of its education programs and activities discriminate on the basis of sex/gender. Sex includes sex stereotypes, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or parenting status. The Office for Title IX and Institutional Equity serves as a resource for the GVSU community and assists individuals who may have been impacted by discrimination or harassment in connecting with resources, imposes measures that protect or support access to programs and activities, and oversees the university’s grievance process for allegations of discrimination and harassment. Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, 4015 Zumberge Hall, firstname.lastname@example.org, (616) 331-9530.
The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. See www.gvsu.edu/affirmative/. TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center at 711 (in State) or 1-800-833-7833 (out of State)
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended by the ADA Amendment Act (2008), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. GVSU will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.
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