Department: Academic Support and Tutorial Services
Employee Group: Contingency Handbook
Schedule: Part time; 1 - 28 hours/week; days and times are flexible
Compensation: $12.50 - $19.00/hour
Benefits: No Benefits
Reports to: Coordinator, Language Arts Lab
Posting Closes: Open until filled
This position is responsible to provide direct tutoring for students and to help oversee the operations of the Language Arts Tutorial Lab. This individual must possess an interest in working with a diverse population of learners.
Provide academic support to GRCC students on reading and writing projects and assignments. Promote and develop the academic success of students by encouraging a positive attitude through independent, self-actualized learning. Assist the Tutorial Coordinator with the operation of GRCC¿s Language Arts Lab, including the supervision, training, and mentoring of staff. Discuss lab services with students during class visitations. Keep the Lab Coordinator informed of any problems experienced in the lab by students or staff. Refer students to resources and services on campus not offered in the Language Arts Lab. Perform opening and closing duties as needed.
Possess an Associate Degree or equivalent in English, Composition and Rhetoric, Humanities or a related field; Bachelor's Degree preferred.
Experience teaching/tutoring college-level reading and writing also preferred.
Possess strong service skills with a student-oriented focus. Demonstrate ability to work cooperatively and maintain rapport with students, staff, faculty, and administration. Possess ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Demonstrate professionalism and other qualities including courtesy, patience, confidentiality, dependability, promptness, and organization. Demonstrate interest in assessing effectiveness as a professional tutor; participate in professional development trainings/workshops as needed and/or assigned.
This position requires regular interactions with students that may involve moving around the tutorial center, standing while providing in person tutoring, or long periods of sitting while providing virtual support. Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds
Ability to adapt and work in a fast paced, team-based, collaborative environment. Customer service-oriented, with the ability to relate well to a diverse array of campus clients, including faculty, staff and students. Ability to work under pressure. Analytical and problem-solving abilities. High level of creativity, energy, enthusiasm and motivation. Ability to use good judgment when handling confidential, or sensitive, college material.
GRCC will comply with any mandated health and safety requirements. Compliance information is available on our policies website. Add working conditions here Add travel requirements here
Grand Rapids Community College creates an inclusive learning and working environment that recognizes the value and dignity of each person. It is the policy and practice of GRCC to provide equal educational and employment opportunities regardless of age, race, color, religion, marital status, sex/gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, height, weight, national origin, disability, political affiliation, familial status, veteran status or genetics in all programs, activities, services, employment and advancement including admissions to, access to, treatment in, or compensation in employment as required by state and federal law. GRCC is committed to reviewing all aspects of GRCC programs, activities, services and employment, including recruitment, selection, retention and promotion to identify and eliminate barriers in order to prevent discrimination on the basis of the listed protected characteristics. The college will not tolerate any form of retaliation against any person for bringing charges of discrimination or participating in an investigation. Further information may be obtained from the EEO Office or the Office of General Counsel, 143 Bostwick Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3295.
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The urban campus of Grand Rapids Community College is situated on a six-block area in the heart of Michigan’s second largest metropolitan area with a population approaching one million. GRCC, founded in 1914, is the oldest community college in Michigan, but the atmosphere is exciting and contemporary; its top-notch faculty, commitment to diversity in programming and campus lifestyle, and the strong spirit of community collaboration under the leadership of President Bill Pink, make it a vital and rewarding workplace. Known as “The Community’s College,” GRCC is responsive to the needs of surrounding business, economic, cultural and educational environments. The college offers credit and non-credit, associate degree and certification programs, and workforce training at both on- and off-campus locations so that students of all ages and abilities can pursue personal goals for higher education and/or enhanced job opportunities with success. For more information about GRCC, visit our website at www.grcc.edu