Location: Gardner, Leominster, Devens, MA Category: Professional Posted On: Wed May 25 2016 Job Description:
General Statement of Duties
Tutor students in the Academic Support Center. Tutors assist students in subject areas of science, math, computer science, nursing, writing, and languages. This position helps students make academic progress, while promoting independent learning and self-reliance. Tutors who are able to assist in multiple subject areas are in most demand, especially math tutors with ability into multiple levels of calculus.
This particular job posting is an "Open Pool" position. There may or may not be available openings at this time however, when an opening does occur, the hiring manager will draw from the pool of applicants we have on file on an as needed basis. MCCC Unit Position
Provides individual and small group tutoring in the Academic Support Center. Able to provide assistance to multiple students concurrently. Ability to use appropriate learning techniques/strategies to achieve specific learning outcomes. Helps students develop positive attitudes toward learning and studying. Use question and answer approach with student(s) to determine nature of issue to be focused on in tutoring session. Demonstrate good communication skills, including listening with understanding and patience. Demonstrate knowledge of general and subject-specific study strategies and various approaches to learning. Provide examples of best practices for completing assignments in subject matter. Encourage students to learn by empowering them to find information/answers. Does not assist students with tests or quizzes. Assists in training new tutors. Sitting in designated areas to help students. Remain in tutoring area during scheduled shift/appointment. Able to maintain boundaries of student/tutor relationship in a professional and ethical manner. Maintains records of student use of the Academic Support Center by completing departmental forms and paperwork. Ensure that students complete paperwork fully and completely. Assist MWCC students only. Attend college Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) trainings each semester, meeting the prescribed attendance guidelines. Continuous professional development is expected of all tutors. Review materials regarding tutoring practices. Review Academic Support Center handouts and materials for accuracy. Remain current with course expectations to best assist students (i.e. current citation formats, computer textbook tools used in classroom, etc.). Deficiencies in skills should be improved on an ongoing basis. Understand college offices and departments in order to make referrals for students (i.e. librarians for research assistance, advising office for advising needs, etc.). Check MWCC staff email regularly. Complete and submit timesheets weekly by the deadline date/time. Use of ASC computers should be limited to tutoring specific tasks only. Review materials about tutoring when not assisting a student. Use of personal computers, cell phones, or other devices should be limited to emergency only situations. Use of headphones is prohibited unless approved by the Director or appropriate designee. Refer student concerns to Director of Academic Support and Testing Services. Maintain student confidentiality according to FERPA regulations. Other services as requested by the Director of Academic Support and Testing Services.
Bachelor's degree or higher required; must have received an A- or better in subject matter wishing to tutor; overall GPA of 3.3 or higher; strong interpersonal skills; ability to relate to under-prepared and first-generation college students, as well as students with learning disabilities; prior teaching or tutorial experience preferred
Additional Instructions: Attach unofficial transcript reflecting course work. Certified transcript reflecting completed degree will be required upon hire.
We are an innovative institution for teaching and learning excellence. Students and faculty are at the center of everything we do. If you are looking for the opportunity to come to work every day and help students achieve their dreams, Mount Wachusett Community College is the place for you.
Our faculty, staff, and administration forge the direction of the college together - from governance to de...fining our mission. We understand that for our institution to remain relevant we must continually examine and refine the ways we serve our students. We strive to create an environment where students, faculty and staff feel comfortable and where new ideas and perspectives are encouraged and rewarded. We respect and honor our differences and make them work toward the advantage of all. The college is committed to attracting the best faculty and staff for our students, regardless of race, color, religious creed, age, physical or mental disability, sex, national origin or ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information or veteran status.
About the College
Mount Wachusett Community College is an accredited, public two-year institution serving 29 cities and towns in North Central Massachusetts. The picturesque269-acre main campus is located in Gardner, Massachusetts; satellite sites are located in Leominster, Fitchburg, and Devens. The college offers over 45 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as adult basic education and high school equivalency programs, education and training for business and industry, and noncredit professional and personal enrichment programs. MWCC is on the forefront of state and national civic engagement and service learning initiatives and is nationally recognized as a veteran- friendly school. MWCC is in the process of constructing a $42 million science and technology building to support growing STEM programs.
The college community enjoys many resources including the East Wing Art Gallery; the 555-seat Theatre at the Mount which hosts a variety of productions annually; the Fitness and Wellness Center, which offers a wide assortment of fitness classes, exercise equipment and an Olympic-size swimming pool; a complete library with access to thousands of on-line publications and data bases, as well as electronic classrooms. In addition, through its membership in the CWMARS regional library system, access is available to all other public and academic libraries in the region.
Our Green Commitment
In addition, if sustainability is important to you, Mount Wachusett Community College offers the chance to work at one of the greenest colleges in the nation. We are the largest greenhouse gas reducer of any Massachusetts state college, university, or agency, as recognized by the 2011 Leading By Example Award from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. We have also been nationally recognized with a Climate Leadership Award from Second Nature, the supporting organization of the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment, and several other organizations. Our Gardner campus features two 1.65 MW Vestas V82 wind turbines that are propelling us to near-carbon neutrality for campus operations. With the college's biomass and solar technologies
incorporated into the mix, coupled with significant efficiency improvements, MWCC generates nearly all of its energy on-site to operate as a near-zero net energy campus.
About our benefits
Our full-time faculty and staff enjoy a liberal benefits package, including generous retirement plans, eleven health insurance options, dental care, life insurance and long-term disability insurance. In addition, we offer a tuition remission program which provides education benefits at Massachusetts state colleges, community colleges, and University of Massachusetts Colleges for full-time employees, their spouses and dependent children. Education and lifelong learning are valued here. Additionally, sabbatical opportunities and other professional development opportunities are possible.
About the region
Mount Wachusett Community College is located a few hours from the stunning beaches of the Cape Cod National Seashore, an hour's drive from the cultural attractions and big city lights of Boston, and forty-minutes from the county seat of Worcester, with museums, a thriving restaurant scene, and excellent amenities. A wide variety of state and national parks, including the Appalachian Trail, the White Mountains, the Berkshires and the Green Mountains are all a day-trip away. The best that New England has to offer is here: quaint villages, bustling cities, and beautiful vistas. The Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Worcester Art Museum and the Fitchburg Art Museum offer incredible collections. There are opportunities for great shopping in area cities, towns, and nearby outlet malls. North Central Massachusetts is home to excellent public, charter and private schools as well as an affordable lifestyle. Hiking, biking, and walking trails are spread throughout the region as well, for those seeking to maintain an active outdoor lifestyle.
We hope you will consider applying for one of our open positions, and discover all that Mount Wachusett Community College and the North Central Massachusetts region have to offer.