PLUS Learning Consultant
Muskingum University invites applications for a PLUS Learning Consultant. Learning consultants (LCs) provide academic support to PLUS students who have learning differences to foster the development of skills essential for success in college. LCs support students’ transition to college by providing instruction in academic strategies, tutoring in course content, monitoring course grades, and collaborating with students to work toward their goals. LCs support students’ achieving independence by focusing on students’ strengths, promoting executive functioning skills, fostering self-advocacy skills, and collaborating with students to prepare for future careers.
LC positions are part-time from August through May and average 20-29 hours per week. This position is expected to begin January 4, 2023 but may begin earlier dependent upon availability.
- Support assigned students’ transition from high school to college to career through individualized tutoring and academic coaching.
- Conduct regular, individualized tutoring sessions with assigned students.
- Develop and cultivate academic plans with assigned students.
- Review assigned students’ academic history, strengths, challenges, interests, and academic strategies in order to incorporate into individual tutoring sessions.
- Model and foster time management, organization, and executive functioning skills for assigned students.
- Monitor and track assigned students’ academic progress, course grades, and class attendance.
- Recognize assigned students’ challenges and address lack of follow-through.
- Collaborate with instructors, family, and other DRS staff to support individual students.
- Document all contacts with students, instructors, family members, and other DRS staff.
- Learn and incorporate new tutoring and learning strategies from professional development.
- Maintain confidentiality and professionally represent the University.
- Actively participate in PLUS professional development and staff meetings, including Back-to-Work Week and Semester Wrap-Up Days.
- Assist with and attend PLUS special events, which may be held int eh evenings or on weekends.
The above statements reflect the general duties and responsibilities necessary to describe the major functions of the position and should not be considered a complete description of the essential functions of the position. This Job Description is not intended to be all inclusive. The employee will be assigned by the immediate supervisor to perform other duties as needed or to perform other related duties, including special projects.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
- Bachelor’s degree.
- Experience working with students with disabilities and/or students who are academically at-risk.
- Experience tutoring or teaching middle school, high school, or college students.
- Excellent organizational, interpersonal, listening, written, and oral communication skills.
- Ability to problem-solve, think critically, be creative and resourceful, confront challenges, recognize accomplishments, and detail-oriented.
- Ability to collaborate and communicate with students, families, instructors, and a staff team.
- Willingness to learn new tutoring strategies and receptive to feedback.
- Ability to represent the University in a professional manner and respect confidentiality.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office 365, email, internet, and other computer applications.
HOW TO APPLY
Applications must include a letter of interest, a resume, and a list of 3 professional references, including each reference’s email address, phone number, and a brief description of your relationship to the reference. Application materials should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to 740-826-6131. Please include the position title in the subject line of your correspondence. This position will remain open until filled with review of applications to begin immediately.
Muskingum University actively seeks out and welcomes administrators and staff who are committed to excellence in student learning, consider the engagement of diverse communities in the University’s educational programs and activities, and are committed to full inclusivity at the University. As an equal opportunity employer, Muskingum welcomes applications from individuals from populations, which have been historically underrepresented in higher education and/or have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.
Muskingum University does not discriminate in its employment or educational programs or activities. Please visit https://www.muskingum.edu/non-discrimination-statement to review the university’s official non-discrimination statement.