Location: Wellesley Hills, MA Category: Part-Time Staff Posted On: Wed Jul 10 2019 Job Description:
The part-time Learning Specialist (Reading & Writing) position will work a maximum of 18 hours per week. The Learning Specialist will facilitate the development and implementation of academic services in reading and writing across the curriculum, working individually or with groups of students. The Specialist may also train tutors in working with students
Key Responsibilities and Duties:
Meet with students individually to assess learning needs in the areas of reading and writing across the curriculum. Deliver direct services or refer to appropriate resources;
Recommend and implement innovative approaches to students' academic success, life-long learning, and independent learning;
Work with peer tutors to support student learning, including possible training and mentoring of peer tutors;
Assist with community and college outreach in support of the Academic Achievement Center's mission, functions, and role in the college community;
Determine suitable referrals to other college resources based on student need;
Assist in the development of non-traditional approaches for programming in reading/writing;
Assist with creating and delivering curriculum and/or workshops to address student success;
Collaborate with other reading/writing specialists and faculty across the disciplines to determine student needs and develop response strategies;
Assist in grant writing and reporting and in the implementation of grant-funded initiatives;
Perform related duties, as required.
Master's degree in required discipline, or closely related field; with one
(1) year experience and/or training that includes teaching, instructional technology or program development; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
Demonstrated experience in the instruction of reading and writing;
Experience working with ESL students and with adult learners;
Experience in the use of competency-based, individualized instruction, preferably in a comprehensive learning center or writing center;
Basic working knowledge of writing center theory and pedagogy;
Excellent communication skills;
Demonstrated ability to work as a team member;
Experience in the use of technology in the teaching of reading and writing, and for purposes of scheduling and data tracking;
Knowledge of and commitment to the mission of a community college; and
Experience in higher education, preferably at a community college.
Education: Master's Degree in related discipline
Location: Wellesley Hills and Framingham
Hourly Rate: $28.29 per hour
Classification: MCCC Unit Professional (Part-time, maximum of 18 hours per week)
Source of Funding: Local funds
Deadline: August 25, 2019 or thereafter until filled.
Massachusetts Bay Community College values and pursues diversity, and teaches the importance of inclusion and collaboration. We strongly encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply.
Massachusetts Bay Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's for Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator (Lisa MacDonald firstname.lastname@example.org or (781) 239-3147), the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.
Hiring is contingent upon a successful CORI clearance.
MassBay Community College fosters educational excellence and student success, prepares students for local and global citizenship, anticipates and responds to the needs of surrounding communities, and contributes to evolving regional economic development.