Non-Student Help - Hourly

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Requisition Number STA - 201000000696
Job Title Non-Student Help - Hourly
Job Description
The University of North Texas at Dallas invites applications for the position of Non-Student Help - Hourly

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 to transform the lives of students, families and communities by providing high-quality, student-focused education in preparation for tomorrow's careers, and its vision to create the place of choice where students are inspired to learn, faculty are inspired to teach and the community is inspired to support. For more information about the university, go to:

The Mission of the UNT Dallas Learning Commons is to motivate students, strengthen their academic skills, and support their intellectual and ethical development. The Learning Commons encompasses all of UNT Dallas' tutoring services, including a Math Lab, Writing Center, and Peer Tutoring (non-math and writing subjects). The Learning Commons offers one-on-one and/or non-directive tutoring support for UNT Dallas students via face-to-face and online methods. We assist students with study skills, assignments, homework, and exam preparation. The Learning Commons Professional Tutor serves as a team member in the Learning Commons, and more specifically, to the subject area in which they will tutor, and may work with students individually or in a group. The Learning Commons Professional Tutor is primarily responsible for assisting UNTD students in all levels of the content area in which they will tutor (ex: Math tutors must be proficient in all levels of math and statistics).

In addition, tutors will take on the responsibility of assisting the Learning Commons staff with the student tutor training and Math Lab data collection and reporting. Tutors will also help develop training material for peer tutors and assist with overseeing and training the new recruits. They will also serve as the team-lead for all student tutors in the Math Lab. They will also perform certain administrative work as needed. Work is performed under the supervision of Learning Commons Academic Program Manager.

Duties/Expectations Include:

  • Providing tutoring to students in open lab/self-paced settings including clarification of course assignments, lectures, and tests.
  • Working with students individually or in small groups to select and use resource material and/or lab equipment appropriately.
  • Helping Learning Commons Coordinator plan tutor training every semester and lead training sessions as needed.
  • May provide input in developing and maintaining materials needed to demonstrate learning objective for Learning Commons in tutoring environment.
  • Assisting Learning Commons team with maintaining detailed student records; monitoring, inputting and analyzing data related to student attendance, persistence, retention, and satisfaction.
  • Serving as a liaison between the Math Lab and UNT Dallas academic community (faculty and staff) by reaching out to faculty and gathering class information, syllabi, expectations, etc.; keeping instructors informed of the type of tutorial assistance his/her student received while in the center and sending reports of the sessions when necessary.
  • Organizing and developing reference material (handouts, workshops, custom workshops, videos, audio information, etc.) for the Math Lab and the UNT Dallas community.
  • Helping promote the Math Lab and services offered by developing positive relationships with campus community, developing marketing information, updating social media outlets, delivering presentations and classroom workshops around campus.
  • Assisting the Learning Commons Coordinator with other tasks as assigned (typing, emailing, answering phone, etc.).
  • Assisting with additional duties as needed, such as exam preparation, covering front desk, answering phones, organizing materials, scheduling appointments, etc.
  • Attending training sessions (bi-monthly or weekly; TBA by Learning Commons Coordinator).

Minimum Qualifications
The successful candidate will possess the following required qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree or higher with coursework in related field.
  • 0-1 years of previous tutoring experience.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Possess a sincere desire to work with students strong problem-solving skills.
  • Strong critical thinking skills.

Preferred Qualifications
The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:
  • Experience tutoring/teaching college students.
  • Hold a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics or related field (will vary by need of tutoring area).
  • Three to five years of related experience in a tutoring environment.
  • Experience providing workshops, training, and/or test preparation sessions.
  • Demonstrate punctuality and professionalism at all times.
  • Strong knowledge of FERPA preferred.
  • Ability to utilize computer technology to access data, maintain records, and generate reports.
  • Knowledge of safety and security precautions appropriate to work performed.
  • Ability to assist with instructional support in mathematics and statistics.
  • Ability to read, write, and speak Spanish (strong knowledge of Spanish grammar, spelling, and style) highly encouraged but not required.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to work independently and with others.
  • Ability to take direction and instruction without reservation.

Physical requirements necessary to perform essential job functions
Work is primarily sedentary. Sits comfortably to do the work; however, there may be some walking, standing, bending, or lifting items weighing up to 15 pounds.

Driving University Vehicle? No
Work Schedule

Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm, Sunday 2:00pm-6:00pm, and other times as necessary.

Substitution of Experience/Education No
Start Date
Ending Date (if temporary)
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must submit a resume with their online application.

Posting Specific Questions

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  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Texas Workforce Commission
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  2. Please specify source from above
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  3. * What is your highest level of completed education?
    • High School/GED
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • PhD (or terminal degree for your discipline)
  4. * How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • 0-1
    • 1-3
    • 3-5
    • 5-7
    • 7+

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. References
  3. Veteran Preference (DD-214)





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Posted: 1/9/2019
Application Due: 1/16/2019
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