Job Details

Position, Department: Senior Tutor, American Sign Language Academic Affairs

Type of Position: Part-time Temporary, Non-Exempt

Work Schedule, Hours per week: Varies depending on department needs, 12 hours per week

Pay Range: $19.97-24.96 and determined based on relevant years of work experience.

Benefits Category: Partial benefits

Position Summary: Provide one on one instruction in ASL courses in the Language Resource Center. Assist walk-in students from all disciplines with interventions and strategies to learn effectively in all content areas. Other tasks will include individualizing instruction, diagnosing learning barriers, and constructing student learning plans. May also include directing students to needed campus resources and responding to online requests for class support, as well as rectifying software issues.

Required Qualifications:
  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • At least 18 college credit hours in ASL, Deaf Studies, Linguistics of ASL, or related field
  • Prior tutoring experience
  • Native-like signer proficiency
  • Good communication skills in both English and ASL, including patience and understanding
  • Ability to explain ASL concepts in a one-to-one or small group setting
  • Ability to learn and utilize effective tutoring techniques following best practices
  • Ability to work independently but take direction as needed
  • Must be able to help with computer programs
  • Ability to tutor online
  • Day-time availability during the week
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree or equivalent
  • Experience with the Signing Naturally Curriculum
To be considered for this position we will require an application, resume, and/or cover letter.

*Unofficial transcripts are required for all Adjunct faculty and Faculty positions.

Position Details: Job duties include but are not limited to:

TUTORING – Apply a variety of tutoring strategies in serving students at JCCC. Knows subject matter, course content and text

material for assigned classes and have general understanding of a variety of abilities and learning needs. Performance is

acceptable when: a. Tutor provides the additional assistance, guidance and stability that make a positive difference in the

learning success of students. b. Tutor encourages and assists students in their acquisition of academic goals and American Sign Language

success. c. Tutor demonstrates knowledge of language being tutored. d. Tutor maintains students’ interest in

attending tutoring sessions. e. Tutor demonstrates ability to adapt learning strategies to students’ learning needs. f. Tutor refers

students to other campus resources as necessary.

UTILIZE POSITIVE WORK ETHICS- Exhibit positive work ethics by being reliable and dedicated. Performance is acceptable

when tutor is able to a. report on time at the center and stays the whole time according to the schedule b. report absence in

advance if possible; if not, in a timely manner so that alternate arrangements can be made.

OUTREACH– Assist director in advertising LRC tutoring. Performance is acceptable when: a. Tutor performs class

presentations, as requested. b. Tutor responds to student inquiries about tutoring in a timely manner c. Tutor attends special sessions in

ASL and Deaf Studies classes, as invited by professor.

TRAINING – Participate in training and group meetings. Performance is acceptable when: a. Tutor attends and actively

participates regular meetings b. Tutor actively participates in training and contributes ideas to assist in the development of

providing better support to students. c. Tutor stays current in their target language.

ASSIST IN DAILY ACTIVITIES OF THE CENTER- Provide assistance in checking out materials, abide by the policies of the center,

& respect diversity among students and other tutors. Performance is acceptable when tutor is able to a. treat students with

respect and exhibit interest in helping them b. step in when need arises to check out models and books c. make sure that

students follow the policies of the center d. keep the center clean and organized.

ASSIST IN THE TRAINING AND MENTORING OF NEW TUTORS- Help new tutors learn the best practices in tutoring, the

available resource in the LRC and in the policies and procedures of the LRC. Performance is acceptable when tutor is able to a.

transition new tutors into consistent and effective independent tutors. b. provide guidance with the LRC operation and tutoring


*Duties and responsibilities, as required by business necessity, may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing. Scheduling, shift assignments and work location may be changed at any time, as required by business necessity.

Diversity Statement: Here at Johnson County Community College, we seek to inspire positive change for our students, faculty, and staff through promoting growth and development of all individuals. We aim to create a sense of belonging, accepting all values, life experiences, and perspectives on our campus. We are seeking individuals who will bring their true, authentic selves to JCCC so we can broaden perspectives with innovative ideas, interests, and passions, while fostering and promoting our diversity commitments to our community. We believe that engaging all of our unique employees is the key to students’ success. You belong here.

About JCCC: Established in 1969, Johnson County Community College is dedicated to transforming lives and strengthening communities through learning. Located in Overland Park, Kansas, JCCC has enjoyed a national reputation for educational excellence and student success for more than 50 years. That's five decades dedicated to smaller class sizes, more resources and a thriving campus culture – not to mention our competitive tuition rates and extracurricular experiences that transcend the norm.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Johnson County Community College (JCCC) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. JCCC provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.

Disclosure: If you need any assistance throughout the search process, please reach out to the HR Generalist for this position. In accordance with the college policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. Individual hiring departments at JCCC may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions as part of the applicant selection/hiring process. Many departments require those selected for hire to submit a certified transcript for all degrees obtained. For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply prior to the review date listed in posting.

If you are an applicant requesting assistance or a reasonable accommodation in the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 913-469-3877, or email .

Advertised: 21 Nov 2023 Central Standard Time
Applications close:


Johnson County Community College

Johnson County Community College is a public community college located in Overland Park, Kansas, a suburb of Kansas City, Missouri.

JCCC has a national reputation for educational excellence. We focus on student success. Small class sizes; experienced, caring faculty; affordable tuition rates and on-campus student resources ensure you receive the education and training you need to launch your career. Our thriving campus is full of culture and activities.

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