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Instructional Support Specialist

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Position Title: Instructional Support Specialist

Position Number: 007223

Full-time or Part-time: Full Time

Department: Department of Chemistry and Physics

Posting Number: 0401231

SHRA/EHRA: EHRA (Non-Faculty)

Job Category: Professional

Hiring Range: $31,200 - $32,000

Minimum salary: $31,200

Maximum salary: $62,031

Overall Position Competency: EHRA

Description of primary duties and responsibilities:
This position is time-limited.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:

The mission of the College of Arts and Sciences is to provide high quality educational programs, courses and activities in arts, humanities, natural sciences and social sciences at the undergraduate and graduate levels, thus enabling students and graduates to contribute to society and to lead productive lives.

Description of Work Continued:
Primary Purpose of the Position:

This position will serve as an Academic Support Associate and be responsible for managing tutoring activities of the S4 Program to ensure that STEM-major students receive learning support and resources to succeed in assigned undergraduate courses specifically for General Chemistry, Pre-Calculus, Principles of Biological Sciences, Physics and Entry-level Computer Science classes. The position is time-limited until grant funding is exhausted in June 2021.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Coordinate Undergraduate Learning Assistants (tutors) for General Chemistry, Pre-Calculus, Principles of Biological Sciences and Entry-level Computer Science classes. Manage instructional resource centers (tutoring centers). Maintaining Online Course Management System ("Canvas™") in collaboration with faculty guidance and input. Coordinate all tutoring activities including recruit, select and train undergraduate learning assistants and tutors for the support of SCALE-UP Classrooms and STEM major students. Develop tutoring curriculum and conduct training to enhance skills of learning assistants and tutors. Maintain excel database, tracking spreadsheets, tutor training and resource material and tutoring forms. Coordinate tutor-student relationships. Monitor the weekly activities of assigned ULAs/tutors and evaluate their conduct. Works with core Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Precalculus and Physics faculty to meet the academic needs of students. Monitor the high-tech studio and activities of tutoring sessions. Support the S4 Program as needed in assessment data collection. Provide progress reports for S4 Program Team, S4 Program Advisory Boards. ASA will report to the S4 Program Manager and work collaboratively with the S4 Program Team. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Must have a baccalaureate degree in Chemistry, Mathematics, or Computer Science or closely related physical sciences field. Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite (Powerpoint, Excel, Word), Adobe graphics software (Adobe Illustrator, Captivate), and Techsmith Camtasia. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Knowledge skills and abilities:
Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite (Powerpoint, Excel, Word), Adobe graphics software (Adobe Illustrator, Captivate), and Techsmith Camtasia. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills. Experience in tutoring, supervising staff or coordinating teams. Skills in online course management and assessment data collection are a plus.

Must be highly-motivated with a background in biology, chemistry, mathematics, and/or physical science education, online education, and with experience in student-centered active learning (SCALE-UP) and flipped education methodologies.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
The position is time-limited until grant funding is exhausted in June 2021.

Open Until Filled: Yes

Supplemental Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you possess at least a baccalaureate degree in Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Sciences or closely related physical sciences field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Please list the Microsoft Office applications you have used and your level of expertise for each (e.g. advanced, intermediate, beginner).
    (Open Ended Question)
  3. * Do you have prior experience utilizing Adobe Captivate or TechSmith Camtasia?
    • Yes
    • No


Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  3. Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document


EEO Statement:
This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable), academic verification and credit history check (if applicable).

Fayetteville State University is committed to equality of educational opportunity and employment and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status. Moreover, Fayetteville State University values diversity and actively seeks to recruit talented students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.


Veterans Statement:
Fayetteville State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans for our openings.

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Posted: 10/21/2018
Application Due: 12/20/2018
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