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Upward Bound Tutor

Employer
University of Arkansas at Fort Smith
Location
Arkansas, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Aug 10, 2023

Job Details


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Type of Position:Faculty - Non-Tenure (Clinical)

Workstudy Position:

No

Job Type:Temporary (Fixed Term)

Work Shift:

Sponsorship Available:

No

Institution Name: University of Arkansas at Fort Smith

University of Arkansas – Fort Smith

The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith is a dynamic, mid-sized public university that’s redefining higher education. We’re on a mission to provide transformative, hands-on learning experiences for students of all backgrounds and aspirations. Our multi-faceted approach to education offers a wealth of opportunities, with over 70 academic programs, including certificates, associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees. We’re committed to building a diverse community that mirrors Arkansas’s rich tapestry, reflecting our dedication to serving the state’s varied population while enhancing the quality of our institution.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life, and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10 percent of employee salary.

Fort Smith, Arkansas

Nestled along the Arkansas River, this vibrant city offers a perfect blend of history, culture, and natural beauty. Immerse yourself in the rich heritage of the Old West at the Fort Smith National Historic Site, explore the eclectic local art scene, or take a scenic stroll along the picturesque riverfront trails. With a welcoming community, diverse dining options, and a thriving downtown, Fort Smith is the ideal destination for history enthusiasts and those seeking modern amenities.

Thank you for your interest in joining our university. Below you will find details for the position including any supplementary documentation and/or questions you should review before submitting your application. For general application assistance or if you have questions about a job posting, please contact Human Resources at (479) 788-7080.

If you have a disability and need assistance with the hiring process please contact Human Resources at 479-788-7080. Applicants are required to submit a request for each position to which they have applied.

Department:UB Shared Programs

Department's Website:

Summary of Job Duties:Upward Bound Tutors will conduct group tutoring sessions to high school participants of the Upward Bound Programs in core academic subjects. Various subject areas will be needed to meet the needs to the participants in the program. The position reports to the Upward Bound Directors.

Qualifications:

Required Education and/or Work Experience: Minimum qualifications include completed course work in the subject area with 3.0 or higher average grade point; sophomore or higher standing at a post-secondary institution; and well-developed communication and interpersonal skills.

Preferred Education and/or Work Experience: Professional high school teaching and/or tutoring experience preferred.

Additional Information:

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide tutoring to Upward Bound students to assist with comprehension of course work, and work with program staff to improve student retention and success.
  • Promote effective academic readiness and good study habits.
  • Maintain attendance data and provide tutoring evaluations of student learning to ensure positive academic progress is achieved.
  • Enhance learning concepts and strategies; test preparation; and assist with skill building as needed.
  • Subject areas needed: English composition and literature; history; social sciences: all areas; Mathematics (Geometry, Algebra I, II, III, College Algebra, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, and Probability & Statistics); Science (Physical Science, Anatomy & Physiology, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics); Spanish.
Responsible for maintaining a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner to foster teamwork and by providing leadership to subordinates. Requires consistent on-time attendance.

Other Job Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Performs other similar or related duties as requested or assigned.
  • Maintains strong working relationship with staff.
  • Contributes to the overall success of the department by performing all other duties as requested or assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

To perform the job successfully, the following competencies are required for the essential functions of this position:
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to display a positive attitude and be an academic role model.
  • Ability to present material using verbal, visual, and/or written methods.
  • Ability to incorporate technology into tutorial sessions.
Working Relationships: Tutors will work closely with Upward Bound staff and student participants.

List Employees Supervised: None

Special Job Dimensions: Tutors may work up to 12 hours per week. Tutoring takes place Monday – Thursday between 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm and occasionally on Saturdays. Tutors will be scheduled based upon demand for subject, time availability and student needs.

Background Check Requirements. Criminal background check; Arkansas Mandated Reporters training; and MVR (motor vehicle registry) required for this position.

This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, and/or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with our without notice.

Salary Information:

$14.00hour

Required Documents to Apply:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Resume, Unofficial/Official Transcript(s)

Optional Documents:

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Recruitment Contact Information:

HR (479) 788-7080

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UASYS

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

This position may be subject to a pre-employment criminal background check, sex offender registry check, financial history background check, and/or drug screening. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background checks and drug screening information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The University does not discriminate in its education programs or activities (including in admission and employment) on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, or sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity). Federal law prohibits the University from discriminating on these bases. Questions or concerns about the application of Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, may be sent to the University's Title IX Coordinator and to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.

Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment.

All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Constant Physical Activity:

Frequent Physical Activity:

Occasional Physical Activity:

Benefits Eligible:No

Company

UAFS

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith offers a rich, vibrant learning environment for nearly 6,000 students each semester. UAFS aims to build its reputation as a regional destination for high-quality, affordable education, where diverse groups of aspirational students and faculty thrive and excel.

For more than 90 years, the university has been a mainstay of Fort Smith with a history as unique as each student who ever enrolled.

Through dynamic academic programs, innovative research opportunities, and transformational centers of intellectual and economic development, UAFS will advance its community and become an institution renowned for educating and inspiring the ambitious students who call it home.

 

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