Content Tutor (Staff Wage)

Job Details

Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Part-time
Posted data: 2021-09-16
Req: R0026478

UVA Athletics Academic Affairs seeks a diverse candidate pool of Content Tutors to assist student-athletes with course specific knowledge and skill acquisition including, but not limited to, test/quiz preparation, decoding of lecture content, and managing reading loads. We will hire across all discipline areas and qualified applicants will become a member of the Cavalier Academic Support Team (CAST).

Content Tutors meet with their assigned student(s) on a regular schedule (typically twice weekly) and will work in small groups or one-on-one with student-athletes. Content Tutors are expected to have a strong understanding of the course content and demonstrate this through the incorporation of relevant study strategies in proper planning of the sessions. The Academic Affairs Staff will train all tutors on the CAST framework and expectations for tutor sessions.

Content Tutor Responsibilities:

  • Create, plan, and instruct sessions specific to course content.
  • Conduct sessions using the CAST tutoring framework.
  • Comply with all NCAA and ACC rules and regulations as well as the UVA Honor Code guidelines through continuous training.
  • Complete detailed session reports at the end of each session via the Athletics Academic Affairs reporting system.
  • Communicate with Academic Affairs staff regarding any issues or concerns with student-performance.
  • Establish professional working relationship with students and the Athletics Academic Affairs Staff.
  • Attend tutor orientation at the beginning of each semester and required trainings throughout.
  • Monitor student progress and report to the appropriate constituents.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Tutors will be paid for 1.5 hours of time for each 1-hour session as compensation for preparation and reporting.

To apply please submit an application online through Workday at and attach a resume, unofficial transcripts, and a list of UVA courses you are able to tutor. Search on requisition number R0026478.

Position Compensation Range: Compensation is based on level of education and will range from $12.00-$15.00 Hourly.

Content Tutor program hours: Sunday – Friday, 9am-10pm. Tutor hours vary based on course need and student availability. Evening tutor availability preferred.

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. (SPAKA)

This is a wage position which is not eligible for leave or other benefits and is limited to 1500 hours of work in a year. For more information, refer to the Wage Employment link:

Questions related to the application process may be directed to Jen Krahn, HR Specialist, at


  • High School Diploma with some college course work
  • Must have knowledge of the tutor course content and have received a B or better in that particular course
  • Must be able to deliver study strategies specific to the content area
  • Must have strong communication skills
  • Must be highly organized
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality and the UVA Honor Code


  • Master’s Degree
  • Experience working with students in higher education
  • Some experience with teaching, advising, tutoring or mentoring
  • Experience working with student-athletes


This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers.

All sessions will primarily take place in person with select virtual sessions for the Fall 2021 semester.

COVID Vaccination Requirement

The University of Virginia expects all current and new employees (UVA Health System and Academic), to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

If hired to work within the University Health System, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or be willing to receive the vaccination. Employees may request a medical or religious exemption from vaccination.

If hired to work on the Academic side of the University, excluding the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, UPG, and the Health Systems Library, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or be willing to submit to mandatory, weekly prevalence testing. Employees that are working 100% remotely will not be subject to weekly prevalence testing; however, if the employee works on UVA Grounds (including the Medical Center) even intermittently, then they are required to be tested for COVID-19 once per week on an indefinite basis and follow masking mandates.

NOTE: Some medical and safety-sensitive positions require vaccination and are not eligible for an exemption. For more information on how the vaccination and testing requirements will apply to you at your work location, see the UVA New Hire Vaccination Requirements webpage.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.


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One of the reasons students choose Virginia is our unique residential culture. At UVA, the community of students, faculty and staff personifies the Jeffersonian idea that living and learning are connected. The Academical Village was constructed to support a unique residential experience, with faculty living in the Pavilions, students occupying Lawn rooms and the world-famous Rotunda at its heart. The University’s residential culture continues to support this experience today—strengthened by students, faculty and staff rich in backgrounds, ideas and perspectives. Our unique culture is also paying dividends in innovation:  UVA’s faculty have generated more than 130 patents since 2010.

Perhaps most importantly, faculty come to UVA knowing that instruction is as important as research, and they pride themselves on their many teaching awards.  Our best professors look for ways to encourage, mentor and develop tomorrow’s leaders inside and outside the classroom.


Living in Charlottesville you’ll find sophisticated restaurants, world-renowned wineries and breweries, cosmopolitan arts and music, friendly urban and suburban neighborhoods and a Piedmont landscape that has lured adventurous souls for centuries.  No wonder the U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research named Charlottesville the “happiest city in America” in 2014.

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The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, qualified individuals with disabilities are protected from discrimination and may be entitled to reasonable accommodations to assist in their pursuit of employment at the University. This includes assistance in completing the online job application as well as reasonable accommodations during the interview process. Please contact the UHR Service Center: 434.982.0123 to request assistance.

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