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Senior Instructional Support Specialist - Math [ID: 4914]

St. Petersburg College

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Compensation:$16.67In Review:Aug 1, 2022Openings:1PeopleSoft ID:10540 Formal review of applications begins: Jul 31, 2022Department:Learning ResourcesLocation:SeminoleKey Position Information:

Description and department context:

The Learning Resources department consists of tutoring and library services, providing out of class support for online and face-to-face classes. Our department plays a vital role in promoting academic excellence and student success by providing remediation and repair of pre-requisite knowledge gaps as well as support for new skill acquisition and practice for students of all abilities.

Our professional tutors work in a busy, open, student-focused learning center with walk-in students, prearranged appointments, online remote students, small groups, and workshops. Our tutors also work closely with faculty and in classrooms to promote tutoring and build connections.

The math tutors provide direct support for all SPC math courses, including pre-algebra, liberal arts math, statistics, the calculus series, and differential equations.


As part of a team of professional tutors, the successful candidate for this position should:

Show experience and be able to demonstrate providing clear explanation and instruction of basic and advanced mathematical concepts and knowledge of mathematics principles through calculus;

Patiently explain concepts, using varied instructional methods, as many times as needed to empower the student to find solutions until the student feels confident enough to work on their own.

Demonstrate cultural humility by working successfully with students from diverse educational, cultural, and social backgrounds, and of varying abilities, to foster an environment of student belonging.

Exemplify the attitude, desire, and skills to build strong partnerships with faculty, the math team, and the college-wide learning resources department;

Demonstrate strong presentation, outreach, and public speaking skills;

Compile, design, and deliver instructional materials for individual, group, and online settings;

Assist the Associate Director in scheduling staff; reporting data; and recruiting, training, and coaching student assistants and volunteers;

Exhibit the flexibility to switch between all levels of math throughout the day and to manage multiple initiatives within a changing, fast-paced environment;

Practice self-reflective teaching and learning and continue to learn new systems, processes, and pedagogy at SPC while working in this position;

Focus on student-first customer service in an open, busy, collaborative, learning facility.

Candidate must be able to work the bulk of their scheduled hours during the busiest time of the day (9 AM-6 PM) and at least one regularly scheduled evening (until 8 PM) per week. Occasional Saturdays may be required.

Preference will be given to applicants that have higher level math skills, an advanced degree in a relevant field, and/or classroom experience. Bilingual (English/Spanish) is a plus.

Position Summary:

This class is the second of four levels in the Instructional Support series. Incumbents develop and maintain tutoring support lessons and materials for courses and promote tutoring services. Responsibilities may include developing resource materials for tutors; tracking tutoring services; training less experienced tutors; specializing in unique tutoring services (eg. learning disabilities); and performing the duties of the lower level.



Bachelor's degree.


Two years related experience.

* An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job may be acceptable in lieu of those requirements listed above.


  • Applicable subject matter(s);
  • Educational plans and material development principles;
  • Education principles and practices;
  • Applicable technologies related to subject material;
  • Basic training principles;
  • Recordkeeping principles;
  • Computers and related software applications.


  • Educating students;
  • Working with students of diverse backgrounds;
  • Preparing educational plans and materials;
  • Maintaining an appropriate learning environment;
  • Maintaining student records;
  • Training staff on work methods;
  • Using a computer and related software applications;
  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with subordinates, coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to give and receive work direction.


  • Positions in this class typically require: reaching, standing, walking, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.
  • Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.


Some positions may require further Health licenses.

Some positions may require further Health licenses.


These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.

Potential Frequency


Monitors the performance of lower level staff and trains staff on work methods and procedures.




Reviews and interprets student needs; develops educational plans and provides referrals in accordance with student needs.




Tutors students in one-on-one formats, which involves: assessing student needs in order to facilitate and maximize tutoring sessions; proofreading written work prepared by students; obtaining and utilizing appropriate course materials, such as the course syllabus; and performing related duties. Incumbents provide complex tutoring sessions requiring catering or disability accommodations.




Maintains student records, evaluations, and reports.




Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

As Required

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