Learning Support Specialist II, Biological and Physical Sciences

Columbus, OH
Nov 11, 2020
Institution Type
Community College
Requisition ID: req2965

Job Title: Learning Support Specialist II, Biological and Physical Sciences

Department: Biological & Physical Sciences

Location: Columbus Campus

Employment Type: Staff

Employment Status: Part-Time Professional

Bargaining Unit: Non-Bargaining Unit

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Compensation Type: Hourly

Compensation Range: 18.00 - 18.00

Schedule: Mon - Fri as needed

End Date(if applicable): 

Job Description: 

The College
 Community colleges are uniquely positioned torespond to workforce needs and make higher education an affordable reality.There has never been a better time to join a two-year college, and there’s nobetter place to do it than at Columbus State. A laser focus on student successand a partnership mindset have established Columbus State as a key talentprovider in a thriving regional economy, and a premier community college thatis changing the nation’s education and workforce landscapes. With more than 46,000students across two campuses, at several regional learning centers, and online,Columbus State is the nation’s only institution recognized as an Achieving theDream (ATD) college, an AACC Guided Pathways institution, and a participant inThe Right Signals Initiative through the Lumina Foundation. Columbus Stateemployees at all levels benefit from an engaging, collaborative, and supportiveculture that rewards innovation and vision. We provide competitivecompensation, comprehensive benefits, and professional developmentopportunities. We are dedicated to ensuring that the diversity of ColumbusState faculty and staff reflects that of our students and region. We are proudto be a central part of a community that embraces differences and celebratesthe many cultures, beliefs, and lifestyles that define Central Ohio.


 Columbus, Ohio is also home to The Ohio StateUniversity and more than 30 other colleges and universities as well as theheadquarters of multiple Fortune 500 companies. Columbus is one of America’sfastest-growing cities, offering a wealth of cultural experiences, dining,entertainment, shopping opportunities, and more. That’s why Central Ohioresidents find living here so fulfilling, both professionally and personally.

To perform this job successfully, anindividual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilitiesto perform the essential job functions described in this position description.Since every duty associated with this position may not be described herein,employees may be required to perform duties not specifically spelled out in thejob description, but which may be reasonably considered to be incidental in theperforming of their duties just as though they were actually written out inthis position description.

Positions Summary

The Learning Support Specialist 2 (LSS2) performs the duties of a professional tutor.  The LSS2 will tutor in-person and is expected to work with students, either one-on-one or in small groups to help them attain a deeper and more substantial command of the assigned subject matter.  The LSS2 must be able to work with multiple students and with other tutors present, in a shared tutoring space.  The LSS2 will communicate with the department regarding individual student progress and needs.  This position is responsible for generating reports from tutoring software and sending them to his/her supervisor.  The LSS2 must have a strong command of the subject matter and be able to communicate it effectively to students using a variety of methods and teaching tools.

Core Competencies Required

Professionalism, Managing Work, Continuous Improvement, Customer/Student/Employee and  Focus Collaboration

Essential Job Functions


Supplements students’ understanding and command of the course material for which the students are seeking assistance, outside of class.  Tutors for advanced level courses in discipline area of expertise only.  Helps students to develop and apply appropriate learning and study skills.  Meets with students at appointed time

Administrative /Clerical Functions

Maintains documentation of all tutoring sessions.  Generates department reports for tutoring and maintains documentation of department tutoring interactions.  Provides course instructor(s) with communication/information that can be used to facilitate student learning of course content.  Advanced use and implementation of the College’s tutoring software.

Continuous Learning and Mentoring

Maintains a thorough knowledge of the course material, as well as multiple instructional methodologies, to accommodate various student learning styles.  Attends tutor training sessions.
 Provides support to LSS, LSS1, Peer Tutors & Supplemental Instructional Leaders.  Assists with technical support of tutoring software and reports.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

Holds special study sessions upon the request of instructors, students, Departmental Tutoring Coordinator, or Department Chair.  *Regular, predictable, and punctual attendance is required.

Usual Physical Requirements

While performing duties of this job, the employee regularly exhibits digital dexterity when entering data into computer. The employee regularly stands and walks, and sits for extended periods of time.  Employee converses verbally with others in person and online. Employee occasionally reaches with hands or arms, climbs or balances and stoops, kneels, crouches or crawls. Employee frequently uses hand or fingers to touch.  Vision demands include close, relatively detailed vision and distance vision. Employee occasionally lifts or exerts force of up to 25 pounds when moving materials.

Working Conditions

Normal office and classroom working environment. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of: planning and scheduling; computers, software, including cloud applications, to include Microsoft Office applications (Work, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint); Advanced Subject-matter knowledge; learning techniques; College curriculum and expectations of students; best practices in tutoring students in advanced degreed programs; tutoring programs, and platforms utilized in the classroom. Skill in: verbal and written communications; maintaining good public relations; customer service; conflict resolution; general typing; application of job software programs; time management and organization; communicating with a diverse student body; mentoring and providing support for teammates. Ability to: maintain confidential and sensitive information; engage a variety of tutoring strategies with appropriate sensitivity to students’ learning styles; work with students from diverse social and academic backgrounds and who have special learning needs; become proficient at and implement tutoring software utilized in the department; take appropriate initiative and accept responsibility within the job parameters.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s Degree in related field.    One (1) year of teaching and/or tutoring experience in an educational environment desired. State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable ability to gain access to work site(s).