Graduate Assistant – Student Success Center Math Specialist

Posted on May 2nd, 2022 by Travis Dix

The office of Student Success is seeking a Graduate Assistant (GA) who reports to the office of Academic Support and Student Success. The GA will assist in key aspects of the teaching and co-instruction for various entry-level math courses, including MTH103 and MTH160, through SLA (Structured Learning Assistance) labs attached to courses. The GA will hold weekly office hours in the Success Center and will be accessible to students for academic assistance and tutoring.  In addition, the GA will assist with the teaching of fundamental academic support skills, along with the scheduling and implementation of programs for tutors underneath the guidance of the Assistant Director for Academic Support. In the role of training programs, the GA will reinforce best practices for tutoring by teaching undergraduate tutors CRLA requirements. Additionally, the GA will facilitate and lead Praxis and VCLA workshops for students. Finally, the GA will generate data and analyze data as it pertains to grade reports and tutoring reports to further enhance the programs offered in the Student Success Center.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited college/university and at least one year of prior-related work experience
  • Excellent ability to communicate in a highly professional manner
  • Exceptional customer service orientation, with ability to build and develop collaborative relationships
  • Experience with building strong professional relationships with students, faculty and staff
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint)
  • Ability to implement innovative ideas to proactively solve problems, prioritize workload, work on cross functional teams, and use specialized computer applications like Student Information Systems and Customer Relationship Management Systems
  • Knowledge of factors that affect student retention and persistence
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills needed
  • Familiarity with CRLA tutor certification program
  • Ability to adjust teaching methods as needed to meet various learning styles of students
  • Experience with tutoring services

Primary Responsibilities

  • Serves as a MTH103 SLA (structured learning assistance) co-instructor by adhering to the following each semester:
    • Teach set hours of SLA lab for course
    • Create lesson plans and curriculum supports for the SLA Lab
    • Meet regularly with the primary instructor to go over key course content to cover in the session
    • Create a nurturing learning environment
    • Encourage independent thinking
    • Assist with study skills as well as course content
    • Motivate students to excel
    • Advertise support opportunities unique to SLA services
    • Attend all SLA trainings and related Academic Support trainings
  • Leads Praxis and Teacher Certification workshops
  • Tutors students in math, writing, and various subjects, as needed
  • Tutors developmental students in basic study skills
  • Assists the Assistant Director by serving as a test proctor for make-up exams, exams for students requiring academic accommodations, and standardized exams
  • Other duties, as assigned

GA Regulations

  • Candidates must be accepted and enrolled as a full-time graduate student and carry a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester or equivalent full-time standard set by your program
  • Averett University offers a Master’s of Business Administration with several different concentrations (Human Resources, Leadership, & Marketing). A Master’s of Education is also offered with several different concentrations (Curriculum and Instruction, Special Education, & Administration & Supervision). The Master of Education program prefers Virginia licensure; unlicensed applicants must have three years’ experience in the educational field.
  • A Graduate Assistant must work at a level higher than an undergraduate student employee. For example: teaching/instructing undergraduates in or out of the classroom as assigned, critiquing/grading undergraduate work/skills, etc.

Remuneration & Restrictions

  • A $9,600 stipend for the year.
  • Tuition waivers provided for graduate studies at Averett University at no charge to the student.
  • The GA cannot hold any other job at Averett.
  • The GA must be and remain in good standing with their academic program.
  • The GA is required to work no more than 29.5 hours per week.

Demands of the Position

This position requires the ability to perform the following work tasks with or without reasonable accommodation:

  • Position requires you to sit, reach with hands and arms, balance, stoop, speak with clarity and have appropriate vision and hearing capabilities, or be able to perform these actions with reasonable accommodations provided
  • Position requires the ability to use a computer, telephone, and other office technology and equipment
  • Occasional travel within the city of Danville and within Virginia may be required.

How to apply:  Submit Letter of Interest, Current Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV), and 3 Professional References to:

Director of Student Success
Galesi Student Success Center, Averett University
420 West Main St., Danville, Virginia 24541

sscgradassist@averett.edu

Please note:

  • Background checks are required for all positions.
  • An applicant must have an unrestricted right to work in the U.S.
  • Averett University’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, published in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, can be found at https://www.averett.edu/wp-content/uploads/9.30.21-ASR-for-2020.pdf.
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  • Averett University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.