University of North Texas Dallas - Student Assistant III - Writing Center

Feb 19, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
The University of North Texas at Dallas invites applications for the position of Student Assistant III.

The University ? the first four-year public institution of higher education in the city ? seeks an individual who will help shape the character of a 21st century, teaching-focused university. Candidates should be able to express enthusiastic support for the mission of the university, its core values (virtue, civility, reasoning, and accountability), and its vision to become a highly valued University that will be recognized for its distinctive interdisciplinary approaches to education, for innovative research, and for its commitment to serving Dallas, surrounding communities, and the State of Texas. For more information about the university, go to:

This is a TEMPORARY PART-TIME position hiring for Spring 2017 and Fall 2018 semesters.

The Learning Commons at UNT Dallas is also known as the center for tutoring. Our mission is to assist students in developing and improving their skills, strategies, and study habits in order to be successful academically during their time at UNT Dallas and professionally once they graduate. Most of our tutors are peer tutors, but we also have graduate tutors and professional tutors in the Writing Center. All of our tutors are faculty recommended and go through a vigorous hiring and training process to ensure that our students have the best experience while visiting the Learning Commons. The Learning Commons currently houses the Writing Center, the Math Lab, the Study Skills Center, Supplemental Instruction (SI), and our general peer tutoring (general subject tutoring). All of our tutoring services are FREE for students enrolled at UNT Dallas. The Administrative Assistant serves as a staff/team member in the Learning Commons, works closely and under the supervision of the Learning Commons Coordinator and Administrative Specialist, and may work with students to some capacity. The Student Assistant III would serve as the first point of contact for students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Duties may include, but are not limited to:* Meticulous record keeping, file management, and organization for the Writing Center and Title V Grant* Maintaining supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; drafting supply order forms in order to expedite process; verifying receipt of supplies* Devising flyers, signs, and other marketing material for the Writing Center as well as completing some scanning/imaging as needed* Answering basic phone calls and replying to email inquiries regarding the functions of the Writing Center* Interpreting and clarifying Learning Commons procedures to faculty, administration, staff, students, tutors, and visitors* Maintaining contact and liaison with other University offices, administrative officers, and executive officers of external agencies* Ensuring operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; contacting I.T. and other necessary parties for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques and labeling as necessary* Assisting coordinators with special assignments, projects, and events* Aiding coordinators in developing and maintain organization and staffing plans (peer tutors, meetings, training) * Assisting students in scheduling appointments for the Writing Center and oversees Writing Center/Tutor appointment schedule* Directing the daily in-and-out flow of students in the Learning Commons * Following appropriate safety procedures and security measures related to work performedThe University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit ? and takes actions to prevent ? discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

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