Student Assistant -Supplemental Instruction Leader (SI Leader)

Employer
Lamar State College-Port Arthur
Location
Port Arthur, TX
Closing date
Sep 13, 2021

Job Details

Security Sensitive Statement:

This position is security sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Position Title:

Student Assistant -Supplemental Instruction Leader (SI Leader)

Posting Number:

201500099P

Start Date:

08/01/2021

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Special Instructions To Applicants:

Student status is required to be eligible for student positions. Must be enrolled in a minimum of six hours during a long semester. Maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Limited to working no more than 19.5 hours per week. The following documents are requested: unofficial copies of official transcripts and licenses (if applicable), and name, phone number, and e-mail addresses of at least one (1) professional references. In compliance with House Bill 558 passed during the 76th Legislative session, Lamar State College – Port Arthur requires that all male U.S. citizens from 18 to 26 years of age provide proof of registration with the Selective System or exemption from such registration, prior to employment. If you Tammy Riley at 409-984-6237 Lamar State College-Port Arthur is an E-Verify Employer. EEO/AA

Job Summary:

Supplemental Instruction (SI), is a nonremedial approach to learning that supports students toward academic success by integrating “what to learn” with “how to learn.” SI consists of regularly scheduled, out-of-class group study sessions driven by student needs. Sessions are facilitated by trained peer leaders who utilize collaborative activities to ensure peer-to-peer interaction in small groups.
The SI Leader will…
1. Attend all class meetings of the selected courses, take notes, and read all assigned materials including text(s) and supplemental readings
2. Conduct at least three to five 50-minute study sessions per week throughout the term using strategies learned through the SI Leader training workshop
3. Regularly meet with the SI Supervisor for debrief sessions
4. Ascertain course requirements and maintain contact throughout the term with course faculty member or designated representative
5. Complete necessary personnel paperwork
6. Attend SI Leader training workshop prior to the beginning of each term
7. Work with the SI Supervisor to select appropriate times and scheduling of SI sessions
8. Make periodic announcements about the availability of the SI sessions to the students
9. Ensure that the initial SI Survey, Midterm SI Feedback Survey and End-of-Course Survey are distributed and assist with data analysis
10. Collect attendance data for every SI session, including student names, course title, date and time of session
11. Assist SI Supervisor in the preparation of end-of-term reports as requested
12. Maintain a professional attitude about matter such as class standards, grades, and student complaints
13. Model appropriate professional attitudes and behaviors to staff, students and others
14. Provide your SI Supervisor with an up-to-date schedule of your SI sessions
15. Notify your SI Supervisor in advance if you cannot conduct an SI session as schedules
16. Maintain regular working hours
17. Other duties as assigned by the Director

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Student must have a minimum of 12 college credits or 4 courses on their academic transcript
2. An overall GPA of 3.0 or above (on a 4.0 scale) is required
3. A grade of 3.0 or above (on a 4.0 scale) in the selected course is preferred; prior enrollment with the faculty member who is to teach the selected course is preferred
4. Content-competency (to be determined by the selected course faculty member) is required
5. Good interpersonal and communication skills (to be determined by the SI Supervisor) are required

Preferred Qualifications:

Familiar with Microsoft Word and Excel.
Excellent customer service skills a plus.

Salary:

$11.00 per hour

Work Hours:

Up to 15 hours per week

Organization

Working at Lamar State College-Port Arthur

Lamar State College - Port Arthur, a member of The Texas State University System, is an open-access, comprehensive public two-year college offering quality and affordable instruction leading to associate degrees and a variety of certificates. The College embraces the premise that education is an ongoing process that enhances career potential, broadens intellectual horizons, and enriches life.

Located in Port Arthur, an industrial and cultural center of Southeast Texas, the college offers freshman- and sophomore-level work in numerous academic and technical/vocational fields. The campus sits between the 1,000 and 1,800 blocks of Procter Street and Lakeshore Drive.

The city has modern public schools, churches, shopping districts and recreation areas serving a community of approximately 70,000 persons. Principal area industries are oil refining, chemical production, shipping and shipbuilding. The metropolitan area, known as the Golden Triangle, includes the cities of Beaumont, Orange, Vidor, Port Neches, Nederland, Groves and Bridge City. All lie within 25 miles of Port Arthur and form the heart of the upper Texas Gulf Coast where approximately 350,000 live.

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