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Developmental Mathematics/High-Risk Population Specialist

University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs, CO

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The UCCS Developmental Mathematics/High-Risk Population Specialist works with students that are identified as at high risk for not passing the class (students in math classes below college level, students with disabilities, closed brain or other injuries, students with high levels of anxiety relating to mathematics) to help them build study skills, academic success strategies, and content knowledge to be successful in their mathematics courses.

Who We Are:

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 9,500 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students.

Colorado Springs  (pop. 450K+) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S.

Job Duties:

  • Tutor students in content, work with them on study skills and academic strategies. Work with students to develop specific techniques related to their academic challenges (for example, memory loss or anxiety).
  • Participate in professional development activities in order to stay current on techniques for working with students in the target population.
  • Communicate regularly with faculty and staff in relevant offices on campus, such as Disabilities Services and the Student Veterans Center.
  • Train and coordinate tutors in specific techniques for working with students in the high-risk population. These tutors would be in content areas that are outside of the expertise of the high-risk population specialist.
  • Plan and conduct outreach to students.
  • Collect data on effectiveness of the program.
  • Job Competencies:

  • Strong mathematics content knowledge, especially of the pre-Calculus curriculum.
  • Knowledge of techniques designed for students with disabilities, brain injuries, or other conditions that affect cognition and memory.
  • Ability to work with students that have low confidence or motivation to learn mathematics.
  • This position has been determined to be eligible for overtime (non-exempt) under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

    What We Offer:

    Salary Range: Generally starting at $18.51 - $21.20/hour

    The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

    The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid vacation and time off, and a tuition benefit. Information on university benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Total compensation goes beyond the value on the paycheck.  Please consider reviewing the Total Compensation page at Total Compensation Calculators | University of Colorado .

    Tentative Search Timeline:

    • The potential dates for interviews with the search committee will be the week of 7/6/2021.
    • The potential dates for interviews with the supervisor and appointing authority will be the week of 7/12/2021.
    • The potential employee start date is 8/1/2021.
    The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check. 

    UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the established essential functions and meet the physical and environment demands described satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, physical and environmental demands.

    Applicants with disabilities: If you have a mental or physical impairment, which limits one of your major life activities (e.g. walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and require special accommodations for testing or interviewing, it is your responsibility to notify the office scheduling the interview or test at least 3 working days before the interview or test date.  If you need special accommodations at the work site, you must notify the appointing authority or Human Resources.

    The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

    Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in mathematics or a related field.
  • At least two years of experience working with students in an academic support setting.
  • Experience working with students in the high-risk population.
  • Preferred Qualifications:

    Master’s degree in mathematics, education or a related field.Physical Requirements:

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit.  Employee is occasionally required to move. Tasks may involve looking at computer screen continuously for long periods of time, reaching, handling and fingering. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  

    Job Category: Academic Services
    Primary Location: Colorado Springs
    Schedule: Part-time
    Posting Date: Jun 16, 2021
    Unposting Date: Ongoing
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