Learning Support Specialist II, Biological and Physical Sciences

Job Details

Requisition ID: req3393

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: 

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.  Althoughthere may be limited opportunities for online tutoring, there is an expectationthat this position will transition to fully in-person tutoring in the comingacademic terms. The LSS2 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).   


About Columbus State Community College

Columbus State is one of the largest colleges in Ohio, serving approximately 45,000 students annually. Committed to equity and accessibility, and driven to innovate on behalf of our students and our community at large, Columbus State is positioned as Central Ohio’s front door to higher education. Embracing a partnership mindset, Columbus State collaborates with university partners to provide affordable bachelor’s degree options, and with the region’s major employers to develop relevant, real-world educational offerings that produce in-demand workforce talent.


Columbus State offers convenient access to classes and college services at its locations across Central Ohio. Our Columbus Campus is located in the downtown Creative Campus neighborhood of the city’s Discovery District, while our Delaware Campus serves students in the fast-growing northern part of the region. Our Regional Learning Centers are located in Dublin, Grove City, Reynoldsburg, Westerville at Otterbein University, and The Southwest Center at Bolton Field.

National Recognition

Columbus State’s commitment to diverse, equitable and inclusive outcomes for our students and a better society is reflected in our recognition as the 2019 Leah Meyer Austin Award winner by Achieving the Dream, a national network dedicated to eliminating equity gaps in community college education. Columbus State is an Achieving the Dream Leader College of Distinction and a 2021 member of its Racial Equity Leadership Academy initiative to further institutional racial equity change.

Points of Distinction

• In August 2019, Columbus State opened the new home for its School of Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management, Mitchell Hall.

• The College is a leader in The College Credit Plus Program, an Ohio Department of Education strategy aimed at increasing educational attainment.

• Thanks to its strong academic foundation, Columbus State is extremely successful in the grant-writing arena, with 98 active grants from federal and state agencies, corporations, philanthropic organizations, and other sources with a total value of $70.4 million.

• Columbus State holds an annual Day of Service, where hundreds of students, faculty, and staff volunteer at dozens of locations around the area, totaling nearly 2,500 hours of service each year.

• In 2018, Columbus State adopted Four Pillars of Student Financial Stability and is actively partnering with community organizations to help solve issues of housing and food insecurity for our students.

• In 2019, the Mid-Ohio Market at Columbus State opened on the Columbus Campus to help address food insecurity for students and the larger community.

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