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Peer-led Team Learning (PLTL) Coordinator

Dominican University
River Forest, Illinois

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Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Academic Advising
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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TITLE: Peer-led Team Learning (PLTL) Coordinator

FLSA STATUS: Exempt (salary)

DEPARTMENT: Student Success and Engagement

REPORTS TO: Assistant Director of Academic Success for STEM

HOURS: Full-time (37.5 hours)



The PLTL Coordinator supports the delivery of STEM focused academic success skill development for students participating in the National Science Foundation (NSF) funded DU STEM Success Model and Title III-F interventions. Housed in the Academic Success Center and reporting to the Assistant Director of Academic Success for STEM, The PLTL Coordinator will help implement and assist in the data collection related for two interventions: (1) The STEM Summer Science Institute, a summer bridge program, and (2) STEM gateway pilot courses. This is a grant-funded position with anticipated employment dates beginning as early as July 1, 2022 and ending June 30, 2023. Renewal of the position will be subject to an annual review during the grant-period.



To support the University’s mission of preparing students to pursue truth, to give compassionate service, and to participate in the creation of a more just and humane world.



Dominican University is a Catholic, comprehensive teaching university located in River Forest, a suburb of Chicago, with an enrollment of nearly 3,200 students. The University is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution, with 37% of undergraduates first generation in college, 69% female, 61% Hispanic of Any Race, and 5% Black/African American. Dominican University’s mission, in part, is to prepare students to participate in the creation of a more just and humane world. Toward that end, the university is committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment. For more information about Dominican University, see 


Dominican University is an equal opportunity employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We look forward to a diverse pool of applicants who bring varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.



  1. Train in DU STEM Success PLTL model
  2. Support the implementation (promotion, recruitment, participant selection, and coordination) of the STEM Summer Science Institute
  3. Assign students to PLTL workshops each semester
  4. Arrange space (room assignments) for weekly PLTL workshops
  5. Produce and maintain class-section-corresponding PLTL Canvas pages (documentation)
  6. Curate and archive workshop materials (SharePoint, Canvas)
  7. Support grant evaluation by collecting data related to students’ drop-in tutoring and PLTL workshop attendance
  8. Other duties as assigned




Required education & experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a STEM or Education
  • Experience with Peer-led Team Learning or other forms of Supplemental Instruction


Required knowledge, skills, abilities

  • Capacity for event planning, scheduling logistics, and collaborating with partners across a complex institution
  • Excellent listening, interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office Suite: OneDrive, Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Learning Management Systems (Canvas)
  • Ability to develop and independently manage a variety of time-sensitive projects simultaneously and meet all required deadlines
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