Academic Support Specialist/Tutor

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Job Title: Academic Support Specialist/Tutor
Location: Atl Metropolitan State College
Regular/Temporary: Temporary
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Job ID: 220625
Job Summary Atlanta Metropolitan State College, a four-year degree-granting institution of the University System of Georgia, is accepting applications for an Academic Support Specialist in the Center for Academic Advising & Success (CAAS) for the African American Male Initiative (AAMI). This is a 100% grant funding position needed for the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semesters. Continued employment is based on funding and preference will be given to applicants with experience in tutoring in English/Writing. A degree in English, Reading, Literacy Studies or related English/writing area is preferred. Completion through upper level Literature courses, with an A or B in each related course-taken and tutoring experience in specific subject.


This part-time (19 hours/week) non-exempt Academic Support Specialist positions report to the Director for the Center of Academic Advising & Success. The Center for Academic Advising & Success at Atlanta Metropolitan State College (AMSC) involves assessing student needs, goals, interests and prior academic experiences in order to guide and support students in the design, implementation, and academic support for student success. This part-time (19 hours/week) staff position will be responsible for providing current AMSC AAMI students with tutorial assistance and services. Essential duties and responsibilities are to:

    Provide academic and remedial tutorial support to include but not limited to supplemental instruction for students through additional instructional material, agencies, or other resources;Conduct academic success group tutoring sessions and workshops and make presentations to current students, orientation groups, and potential students;Identify academic support resources for improving students’ achievement;Work closely with Academic Success Advisors and students who are academic alert referrals and in academic jeopardy;Maintain current knowledge of academic discipline and tutorial strategies that promote student success; andAssist front desk with check-in and checkout procedures to include incoming calls, D2L, and student email password resets in the Center for Academic Advising & Success.

Academic Support Specialist assist and connect students with discipline specific study materials to achieve academic success. The individual's primary function and majority of time is spent in providing academic support for students. Academic Support Specialist in this classification must possess effective communication, and public relations skills, as they are required to interact continually with students. In addition, the Support Specialist will adhere to strict confidentiality and other ethical standards.

Required Qualifications

Entry into the applicant pool requires a Bachelor’s degree in specific tutoring discipline or a relevant field from an accredited institution (Masters preferred) and at least one year of experience working with undergraduate students or young adults in a tutorial, coaching, academic, or career services counseling capacity at a high school level or in a higher education support setting.

A selected candidate should be able to demonstrate experience or interest in helping students successfully pass their college classes. The successful candidate should be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and possess the ability and desire to provide quality academic support services to students from diverse backgrounds, exhibit a spirit of collegiality, and demonstrates willingness to effectively collaborate and cooperate with other members of the faculty, staff, and administration. Candidate should be willing to work some evenings and weekends. Some nights and weekends may be requested. Knowledge of federal regulations such as Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as it relates to student accommodation is expected.

Proposed Salary

Hourly pay is commensurate with qualifications and experience within the budgetary parameters of the College and of the University System of Georgia. This is a non-benefited position budgeted at 19 hours/week.

About Us

Welcome to Atlanta Metropolitan State College (AMSC), a University System of Georgia (USG) institution that is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Atlanta Metropolitan State College has a rich history that is tied to the City of Atlanta for which it is appropriately named. The college offers high quality baccalaureate, associate and certificate programs that are challenging, comprehensive and very affordable. Atlanta Metropolitan State College currently serves about 3,000 students and is situated on a beautifully landscaped Southwest Atlanta campus; which is located ten minutes south of downtown Atlanta and fifteen minutes north of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Atlanta Metropolitan State College is an equal employment opportunity employer. Atlanta Metropolitan State College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or military/veteran status.

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Posted: 9/8/2020
Application Due: 10/4/2020
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