Specialist I, II or III, America Reads Tutor (Work Study)

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title Specialist I, II or III, America Reads Tutor (Work Study)
Open Internally or Externally External
If faculty, tenure track status Not Applicable
Reports to (title) Community Work-Study Coordinator
Department Thayne Center
Requisition Number W17070
Position Type One Year Temporary
Job Category Work Study - Variable
FT/PT Part-time
Initial Work Location Varies
Starting Salary $10.86 - $14.44
Job Open Date 10/06/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Priority Review Date 10/13/2017
Job Summary

Providing consistent reading support and engaging mentorship can have an immense impact on the life of a young person who is struggling with reading. You can become a part of their literacy journey and earn your federal work study award through the America Reads program through the Thayne Center for Service and Learning.

America Reads Tutors work with elementary aged children on a one-on-one or small group basis to build their literacy skills at one of our partner sites. Our partner sites for 17-18 will be Backman Elementary, Esperanza Elementary, Nibley Park K-8, Westvale Elementary, and the YMCA.

The Thayne Center for Service & Learning provides a supportive and inclusive office for students to explore community involvement, leadership, and volunteerism. By providing opportunities in conjunction with local nonprofits we cultivate an environment to test our student’s interests and area of study while assisting them to realize they have the knowledge and skills to affect positive change in our community.

Tutors work at the partner site for 4-20 hours per week, receiving a schedule from the partner about which children will benefit most from consistent motivation and support. During their time at the partner site, tutors will build a mentoring relationship with the children and share their passion for reading and education. In this program, the tutor will get direct experience working with children, practicing customer service skills, learning about the education system, and working in a fast paced environment. Tutors will also receive training before beginning their responsibilities.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties

Specific tasks vary by partner site, but in general, tutors will perform the following duties:

- Attend an orientation session about the expectations of an America Reads tutor.

- Develop, teach, and adapt short lesson plan for children at the partner site.

- Read with children and be read to by children.

- Serve as a mentor and positive role model to children.

-Assist children with homework.

-Engage children in learning and literacy enrichment activities.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties Continued

- Maintain excellent communication with the Community Work Study Coordinator and the partner site.

-Reflect on their tutoring experience through trainings and written prompts.

- Attend 2 trainings per semester offered by the America Reads program.

Preferred Qualifications

- Experience teaching others or tutoring.

- Experience working with elementary aged children.

Minimum Qualifications

- Must have a SLCC federal work study award and enrolled in at least 6 credit hours per semester.

- Must work at least four hours a week during the semester.

- Must have basic computer skills.

- Must pass a background check.

- Tutors may create their own work schedules within available tutoring hours at their Title I elementary placement school.

- Must commit to attending an orientation at the outset, as well as 2 trainings per semester.

- Must check email twice per week during the semester and be a responsive email responder.

- Must be able to leave campus and access the partner site using their preferred transportation method.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

- Ability to read, write and speak well in English, bilingual skills a plus!

- Ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations.

- Desire to work with children from diverse backgrounds and experiences.

- Have patient and positive attitude.

- Serve as a positive role model and mentor.

Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of diverse people, ability, culture, ethnic background, to maintain good working relationships across the College. Ability to work with all groups in a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic background of community college students, faculty and staff, including those with disabilities and special needs.

Non-Essential Responsibilities and Duties
Special Instructions

- Must have federal work study award through SLCC’s Financial Aid Office to Apply for this job.
- Must be enrolled in 6 credit hours per semester.
- Pass a criminal background check.

Work study is awarded to SLCC students through the Federal College Work Study program, which requires establishing financial need through the FAFSA application from the Financial Aid Office. If you do not have work study awarded to you, you will not be eligible for work under work study positions.

Salt Lake Community College may complete a criminal background check on the finalist.

FLSA Non-Exempt

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you first learn about this position?
    • Newspaper
    • Ethnic Media
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Professional Organization
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • SLCC Website
    • Referral Agency
    • Workforce Services
    • College Placement Center
    • Friend
    • Employee
    • SLCC Email
    • SLCC HR Office
    • Other (please specify below)
  2. If other referral source, please specify:

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have a Work-Study award from SLCC's Financial Aid Office?
    • Yes
    • No
    • I don't know what work-study is

Required Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume / Curr. Vitae
  3. Letters of Reference
  4. Other Doc