Learning Support Specialist II - English
- Columbus State Community College
- Columbus, OH
- Administrative Jobs
- Institutional & Business Affairs, Clerical & Administrative Support
- Employment Type
- Full Time
- Institution Type
- Community College
Job Title: Learning Support Specialist II - English
Department: Academic Affairs
Location: Delaware Campus
Employment Type: Staff
Employment Status: Part-Time Professional
Bargaining Unit: Non-Bargaining Unit
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Compensation Type: Hourly
The Learning Support Specialist II(LSS2) performs the duties of a professional tutor. The LSS2 will tutorin-person and is expected to work with students, either one-on-one or in smallgroups to help them attain a deeper and more substantial command of theassigned subject matter. The LSS2 must be able to work with multiple studentsand with other tutors present, in a shared tutoring space. The LSS2 willcommunicate with the department regarding individual student progress andneeds. This position is responsible for generating reports from tutoringsoftware and sending them to his/her supervisor. The LSS2 must have a strongcommand of the subject matter and be able to communicate it effectively tostudents using a variety of methods and teaching tools.
Core Competencies Required
Professionalism, Managing Work, Continuous Improvement, Customer/Student/Employee Focus, Collaboration
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Supplementsstudents’ understanding and command of the course material for which thestudents are seeking assistance, outside of class. Tutors for advanced levelcourses in discipline area of expertise only. Helps students to develop andapply appropriate learning and study skills. Meets with students at appointedtime.
Maintainsdocumentation of all tutoring sessions. Generates department reports fortutoring and maintains documentation of department tutoring interactions.Provides course instructor(s) with communication/information that can be usedto facilitate student learning of course content. Advanced use andimplementation of the College’s tutoring software.
Continuous Learning & Mentoring
Maintains athorough knowledge of the course material, as well as multiple instructionalmethodologies, to accommodate various student learning styles. Attends tutortraining sessions.
Provides support to LSS, LSS1, Peer Tutors &Supplemental Instructional Leaders. Assists with technical support of tutoringsoftware and reports.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Fostersand maintains a safe environment of respect and inclusion for faculty, staff,students, and members of the community. Recognizes diversity of campusstudents/staff/faculty and supports them in a respectful and courteous manner.
Other Duties & Responsibilities
Holds special study sessions upon the request of instructors, students, Departmental Tutoring Coordinator, or Department Chair.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enableindividuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions describedin this position description. While performing duties of this job, the employeeregularly exhibits digital dexterity when entering data into computer. Theemployee regularly stands and sits for extended periods of time, andoccasionally walks. Employee converses verbally with others in person and bytelephone. Vision demands include close, relatively detailed vision whenfocusing on a computer screen. Employee occasionally lifts or exerts force ofup to 10 pounds when moving files, boxes and other materials.
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.
Bachelor's degree in English or a related field. Two (2) or more years of teaching and/or tutoring of writing experience in a higher education environment. State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable ability to gain access to work site(s).
Preferred Qualifications: Experience teaching at Columbus State.
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.
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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