Learning Support Specialist II, Biological and Physical Sciences
Requisition ID: req2965
Job Title: Learning Support Specialist II, Biological and Physical Sciences
Department: Biological & Physical Sciences
Location: Columbus Campus
Employment Type: Staff
Employment Status: Part-Time Professional
Bargaining Unit: Non-Bargaining Unit
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Compensation Type: Hourly
Compensation Range: 18.00 - 18.00
Schedule: Mon - Fri as needed
End Date(if applicable):
Community colleges are uniquely positioned to respond to workforce needs and make higher education an affordable reality. There has never been a better time to join a two-year college, and there’s no better place to do it than at Columbus State. A laser focus on student success and a partnership mindset have established Columbus State as a key talent provider in a thriving regional economy, and a premier community college that is changing the nation’s education and workforce landscapes. With more than 46,000 students across two campuses, at several regional learning centers, and online, Columbus State is the nation’s only institution recognized as an Achieving the Dream (ATD) college, an AACC Guided Pathways institution, and a participant in The Right Signals Initiative through the Lumina Foundation. Columbus State employees at all levels benefit from an engaging, collaborative, and supportive culture that rewards innovation and vision. We provide competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, and professional development opportunities. We are dedicated to ensuring that the diversity of Columbus State faculty and staff reflects that of our students and region. We are proud to be a central part of a community that embraces differences and celebrates the many cultures, beliefs, and lifestyles that define Central Ohio.
Columbus, Ohio is also home to The Ohio State University and more than 30 other colleges and universities as well as the headquarters of multiple Fortune 500 companies. Columbus is one of America’s fastest-growing cities, offering a wealth of cultural experiences, dining, entertainment, shopping opportunities, and more. That’s why Central Ohio residents find living here so fulfilling, both professionally and personally.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions described in this position description. Since every duty associated with this position may not be described herein, employees may be required to perform duties not specifically spelled out in the job description, but which may be reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing of their duties just as though they were actually written out in this position description.
The Learning Support Specialist 2 (LSS2) performs the duties of a professional tutor. The LSS2 will tutor in-person and is expected to work with students, either one-on-one or in small groups to help them attain a deeper and more substantial command of the assigned subject matter. The LSS2 must be able to work with multiple students and with other tutors present, in a shared tutoring space. The LSS2 will communicate with the department regarding individual student progress and needs. This position is responsible for generating reports from tutoring software and sending them to his/her supervisor. The LSS2 must have a strong command of the subject matter and be able to communicate it effectively to students using a variety of methods and teaching tools.
Core Competencies Required
Professionalism, Managing Work, Continuous Improvement, Customer/Student/Employee and Focus Collaboration
Essential Job Functions
Supplements students’ understanding and command of the course material for which the students are seeking assistance, outside of class. Tutors for advanced level courses in discipline area of expertise only. Helps students to develop and apply appropriate learning and study skills. Meets with students at appointed time
Administrative /Clerical Functions
Maintains documentation of all tutoring sessions. Generates department reports for tutoring and maintains documentation of department tutoring interactions. Provides course instructor(s) with communication/information that can be used to facilitate student learning of course content. Advanced use and implementation of the College’s tutoring software.
Continuous Learning and Mentoring
Maintains a thorough knowledge of the course material, as well as multiple instructional methodologies, to accommodate various student learning styles. Attends tutor training sessions.
Provides support to LSS, LSS1, Peer Tutors & Supplemental Instructional Leaders. Assists with technical support of tutoring software and reports.
Other Duties and Responsibilities
Holds special study sessions upon the request of instructors, students, Departmental Tutoring Coordinator, or Department Chair. *Regular, predictable, and punctual attendance is required.
Usual Physical Requirements
While performing duties of this job, the employee regularly exhibits digital dexterity when entering data into computer. The employee regularly stands and walks, and sits for extended periods of time. Employee converses verbally with others in person and online. Employee occasionally reaches with hands or arms, climbs or balances and stoops, kneels, crouches or crawls. Employee frequently uses hand or fingers to touch. Vision demands include close, relatively detailed vision and distance vision. Employee occasionally lifts or exerts force of up to 25 pounds when moving materials.
Normal office and classroom working environment.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of: planning and scheduling; computers, software, including cloud applications, to include Microsoft Office applications (Work, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint); Advanced Subject-matter knowledge; learning techniques; College curriculum and expectations of students; best practices in tutoring students in advanced degreed programs; tutoring programs, and platforms utilized in the classroom. Skill in: verbal and written communications; maintaining good public relations; customer service; conflict resolution; general typing; application of job software programs; time management and organization; communicating with a diverse student body; mentoring and providing support for teammates. Ability to: maintain confidential and sensitive information; engage a variety of tutoring strategies with appropriate sensitivity to students’ learning styles; work with students from diverse social and academic backgrounds and who have special learning needs; become proficient at and implement tutoring software utilized in the department; take appropriate initiative and accept responsibility within the job parameters.
Master’s Degree in related field. One (1) year of teaching and/or tutoring experience in an educational environment desired. State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable ability to gain access to work site(s).