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Employment Opportunities

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Skills for the future 

The Learning Commons employees over 75 students each semester, and we're always looking for new additions to our team. Working in the Learning Commons you'll build the skills employers seek:

  • Communication skills
  • Teaching & mentoring skills
  • Confidence in your ability to make a difference
  • Improved knowledge of course content, study skills, and time management skills
  • Adaptability
  • Experience working with individuals from different social, cultural, educational, and economic backgrounds

Job Descriptions

Front Desk Position

 Position Summary:

A front desk employee for the Learning Commons is a qualified UCM student who provides general administrative support for all students. Front desk employees normally work 4 to 18 hours per week in the Learning Commons.

Essential Tasks:

  • Welcome students to the center and ensure login protocols are followed
  • Schedule appointments
  • Ensure students are connected with the appropriate Learning Commons staff
  • Demonstrate excellent customer service skills
  • Answer phones and check voicemail
  • Monitor and respond to the Learning Commons email
  • Data entry
    Perform clerical duties as assigned

Additional Duties:

  • Attend all mandatory Learning Commons training sessions
  • Practice all policies and procedures listed in the Student Employee Handbook
  • Meet periodically with coordinator to discuss performance and plan
  • Be committed to working for the entire semester of employment
  • Refer all problems and concerns, particularly student issues that are non-academic, to the Tutoring Coordinator
  • Assist with university wide workshops and presentations
  • Assist with additional needs within the Learning Commons
  • Update Learning Commons social media as directed

Qualifications/Special Skills Required:

  • Must be currently enrolled in at least 6 undergraduate or 4 graduate credits.
  • Must have attained an overall 2.0 CUM GPA or better
  • Customer service experience is preferred, but not a requirement
  • Able to use computer workstation 
  • Maintain student records confidentiality

Study Plan Peer Tutor

 Position Summary:

A study plan peer tutor for the Learning Commons is a qualified undergraduate or graduate student who provides general academic support for all students. Study plan tutors will meet with students one-on-one to generate individualized Study Plans. Study plan tutors will host and promote weekly Study Plan workshops. Study Skills tutors normally work 4 to 18 hours per week in the Learning Commons.

 

Essential Tasks:

  • Assist students with creating academic plan of success specific to courses 
  • Guide students through syllabus review while reviewing the important components and purpose
  • Provide general study skills assistance
  • Create Study Calendars
  • Present the fundamental methods and study techniques
  • Log all tutoring appointment summaries in SSC
  • Host workshops and presentations
  • Update Learning Commons Social Media as directed

 

Additional Duties:

  • Welcome students to the center and ensure login protocols are followed
  • Perform clerical duties as assigned 
  • Encourage students to take responsibility for their own learning experience
  • Attend all mandatory Learning Commons  tutor training sessions
  • Practice all policies and procedures listed in the Student Employee Handbook
  • Meet periodically with coordinator to discuss performance and plan
  • Be committed to tutoring for the entire semester of employment
  • Refer all problems and concerns, particularly student issues that are non-academic, to the Tutoring Coordinator
  • Assist with university wide workshops and presentations
  • Assist with additional needs within the Learning Commons

Qualifications/Special Skills Required:

  • Tutors must have attained an overall 3.0 CUM GPA or better.  
  • Must have demonstrated outstanding overall academic performance and possess strong study skills such as time management, note taking, goal setting, problem solving, etc. 
  • Applicants are expected to provide one letter of recommendation from a UCM faculty member. Possess the ability to work with students in a one-on-one setting as well as in small groups.
  • Must be currently enrolled in at least 6 undergraduate or 4 graduate credits.

Subject Specific Peer Tutor

Position Summary:
A subject specific peer tutor for the Learning Commons is a qualified undergraduate who provides academic support and clarification of subjects in the tutor’s area of expertise.  Tutors normally work 2 to 18 hours per week in the Learning Commons.

Essential Tasks:

  • Provide academic support in a specific area
  • Present the fundamental methods and study techniques
  • Assist students with creating academic plan of success specific to courses 
  • Guide students through syllabus review while reviewing the important components/purpose
  • Log all tutoring appointment summaries in SSC
  • Commit to tutoring for the entire semester of employment

Additional Duties:

  • Welcome students to the center and ensure login protocols are followed
  • Perform clerical duties as assigned
  • Encourage students to take responsibility for their own learning experience
  • Attend all mandatory Learning Commons  tutor training sessions
  • Practice all policies and procedures listed in the Student Employee Handbook
  • Meet periodically with coordinator to discuss performance and plan
  • Be committed to tutoring for the entire semester of employment
  • Refer all problems and concerns, particularly student issues that are non-academic, to the Tutoring Coordinator
  • Assist with university wide workshops and presentations
  • Assist with additional needs within the Learning Commons

Qualifications/Special Skills Required:

  • Tutors must have attained an overall 3.0 CUM GPA or better. 
  • Must have demonstrated outstanding academic performance in the subject area(s) qualified to tutor and have a B average or better in the courses to be tutored. 
  • Applicants are expected to provide one letter of recommendation from a UCM faculty member for each discipline he/she would like to tutor.  
  • Possess the ability to work with students in a one-on-one setting as well as in small groups.
  • Must be currently enrolled in at least 6 undergraduate or 4 graduate credits

Subject Specific Peer Tutor - General Math

Position Summary:
A MATH subject specific peer tutor for the Learning Commons is a qualified undergraduate who provides academic support and clarification of subjects for UCM MATH courses through Calculus 1.  Math tutors normally work 4 to 18 hours per week in the Learning Commons.

Essential Tasks:

  • Provide academic support in MATH courses and general math needs
  • Present the fundamental methods and study techniques
  • Assist students with creating academic plan of success specific to courses 
  • Guide students through syllabus review while reviewing the important components/purpose
  • Log all tutoring appointment summaries in SSC
  • Commit to tutoring for the entire semester of employment

Additional Duties:

  • Welcome students to the center and ensure login protocols are followed
  • Perform clerical duties as assigned
  • Encourage students to take responsibility for their own learning experience
  • Attend all mandatory Learning Commons  tutor training sessions
  • Practice all policies and procedures listed in the Student Employee Handbook
  • Meet periodically with coordinator to discuss performance and plan
  • Be committed to tutoring for the entire semester of employment
  • Refer all problems and concerns, particularly student issues that are non-academic, to the Tutoring Coordinator
  • Assist with university wide workshops and presentations
  • Assist with additional needs within the Learning Commons

Qualifications/Special Skills Required:

  • Tutors must have attained an overall 3.0 CUM GPA or better. 
  • Must have demonstrated outstanding academic performance in math and have a B average or better in the courses to be tutored. 
  • Must have completed Calculus 1.
  • Must have completed a MATH course at UCM.
  • Applicants are expected to provide one letter of recommendation from a UCM faculty member for each discipline he/she would like to tutor.  
  • Possess the ability to work with students in a one-on-one setting as well as in small groups

Subject Specific Peer Tutor - Math Education

Position Summary:
A Math Education subject specific peer tutor for the Learning Commons is a qualified undergraduate who provides academic support and clarification of subjects for UCM MATH courses through College Algebra and the GEA.  Math tutors normally work 4 to 18 hours per week in the Learning Commons.

Essential Tasks:

  • Provide academic support in MATH courses, GEA preparation, and general math needs
  • Present the fundamental methods and study techniques
  • Assist students with creating academic plan of success specific to courses 
  • Guide students through syllabus review while reviewing the important components/purpose
  • Log all tutoring appointment summaries in SSC
  • Commit to tutoring for the entire semester of employment

Additional Duties:

  • Welcome students to the center and ensure login protocols are followed
  • Perform clerical duties as assigned
  • Encourage students to take responsibility for their own learning experience
  • Attend all mandatory Learning Commons  tutor training sessions
  • Practice all policies and procedures listed in the Student Employee Handbook
  • Meet periodically with coordinator to discuss performance and plan
  • Be committed to tutoring for the entire semester of employment
  • Refer all problems and concerns, particularly student issues that are non-academic, to the Tutoring Coordinator.
  • Assist with university wide workshops and presentations
  • Assist with additional needs within the Learning Commons

Qualifications/Special Skills Required:

  • Tutors must have attained an overall 3.0 CUM GPA or better. 
  • Must have demonstrated outstanding academic performance in math and have a B average or better in the courses to be tutored. 
  • Must have a recommendation from a member of the Math Education faculty
  • Must have completed a MATH course at UCM.
  • Possess the ability to work with students in a one-on-one setting as well as in small groups.
  • Must be currently enrolled in at least 6 undergraduate or 4 graduate credits.

Subject Specific Peer Tutor - Chemistry

Position Summary:
A Chemistry subject specific peer tutor for the Learning Commons is a qualified undergraduate who provides academic support and clarification of subjects for UCM Chemistry courses.  Chemistry tutors normally work 2 to 18 hours per week in the Learning Commons.

Essential Tasks:

  • Provide academic support in Chemistry courses 
  • Present the fundamental methods and study techniques
    Assist students with creating academic plan of success specific to courses 
  • Guide students through syllabus review while reviewing the important components/purpose
  • Log all tutoring appointment summaries in SSC
  • Commit to tutoring for the entire semester of employment

Additional Duties:

  • Welcome students to the center and ensure login protocols are followed
  • Perform clerical duties as assigned
  • Encourage students to take responsibility for their own learning experience
  • Attend all mandatory Learning Commons  tutor training sessions
  • Practice all policies and procedures listed in the Student Employee Handbook
  • Meet periodically with coordinator to discuss performance and plan
  • Be committed to tutoring for the entire semester of employment
  • Refer all problems and concerns, particularly student issues that are non-academic, to the Tutoring Coordinator.
  • Assist with university wide workshops and presentations
  • Assist with additional needs within the Learning Commons

Qualifications/Special Skills Required:

  • Tutors must have attained an overall 3.0 CUM GPA or better. 
  • Must have demonstrated outstanding academic performance in math and have a B average or better in the courses to be tutored. 
  • Must have completed a chemistry course at UCM.
  • Applicants are expected to provide one letter of recommendation from a UCM faculty member for each discipline he/she would like to tutor.  
  • Possess the ability to work with students in a one-on-one setting as well as in small groups.
  • Must be currently enrolled in at least 6 undergraduate or 4 graduate credits.

Writing Center Tutor

Position Summary

Writing Center peer tutors provide individualized writing instruction to students at all stages of the writing process. Peer tutors review student’s writing, provide feedback, and help students develop a plan for revision. In addition to face-to-face tutoring in the Learning Commons, peer tutors provide written feedback on papers submitted through the Online Writing Lab (OWL). Tutors may also give short presentations, assist with writing workshop, and develop resources for student writers. Tutors normally work 5-15 hours per week.

 

Essential Tasks

  • Provide writing instruction and feedback to student writers
  • Support, encourage, and mentor student writers
  • Practice active listening and questioning strategies
  • Create opportunities for students to explore ideas, write, revise, edit, and evaluate their writing
  • Monitor and respond to submissions to the online writing lab (OWL)
  • Log all tutoring appointment summaries in SSC
  • Attend trainings and staff meetings

 

Additional Duties

  • Welcome students to the center and ensure login protocols are followed
  • Perform clerical duties as assigned
  • Encourage students to take responsibility for their own learning experience
  • Attend all mandatory Learning Commons  tutor training sessions
  • Practice all policies and procedures listed in the Student Employee Handbook
  • Meet periodically with coordinator to discuss performance and plan
  • Be committed to tutoring for the entire semester of employment
  • Refer all problems and concerns, particularly student issues that are non-academic, to the Writing Center Coordinator
  • Assist with university wide workshops and presentations
  • Assist with additional needs within the Learning Commons

 

Qualifications/Special Skills Required:

  • 3.0 GPA
  • Earned an A or B in Composition I 
  • Earned an A or B in Composition II or Technical Writing
  • Possess the ability to work with students in a one-on-one setting as well as in small groups.
  • Must be currently enrolled in at least 6 undergraduate or 4 graduate credits.
  • Must have a recommendation from a UCM faculty member 
  • Must submit a writing sample (may be emailed to hhughes@ucmo.edu)

Supplemental Instruction Leader

Position Summary

A supplemental instruction (SI) leader is a qualified undergraduate student who provides academic support and hosts two 1-hour study sessions per week in the Learning Commons. In the study-sessions, the SI leader facilitates discussion and small-group activities where students review content from the supported class. SI leaders work between 8-10 hours per week. 

Essential Tasks

  • Conduct 2 SI study groups per week throughout the semester
  • Develop learning activities and materials for SI study groups
  • Creative a positive, interactive learning environment
  • Attend class meetings for the assigned course
    Promote SI sessions during class and make relevant announcements
  • Role model effective behavior of successful students
  • Log all tutoring appointment summaries in SSC
  • Perform weekly clerical duties including submitting study group lesson  plans

Additional Duties

  • Welcome students to the center and ensure login protocols are followed
  • Encourage students to take responsibility for their own learning experience
  • Attend all mandatory Learning Commons  tutor training sessions
  • Practice all policies and procedures listed in the Student Employee Handbook
  • Meet periodically with coordinator to discuss performance and plan
  • Be committed to tutoring for the entire semester of employment
  • Refer all problems and concerns, particularly student issues that are non-academic, to the Supplemental Instruction Coordinator
  • Assist with university wide workshops and presentations
  • Assist with additional needs within the Learning Commons

Qualifications/Special Skills Required:

  • Tutors must have attained an overall 3.0 CUM GPA or better. 
  • Must have demonstrated outstanding academic performance in the and have an average grade of B or higher in the course being supported by SI
  • Must have a recommendation from a UCM faculty member in the subject being supported by SI
  • Possess the ability to plan ahead and work with students in in small groups.
  • Must be currently enrolled in at least 6 undergraduate or 4 graduate credits.

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