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Literacy Learning Specialist

Benedictine University
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 20, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Humanities, English & Literature, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Distance Education Programs, Other Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Disabled Student Services
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Full Time
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Literacy Learning Specialist

Benedictine University is an inclusive academic community, inspired by the Catholic intellectual tradition and Benedictine values. We seek employees who will contribute to the advancement of our mission by helping students shape lives of meaning and purpose as engaged citizens who care for the Earth, welcome people of diverse faiths and cultures, and promote the common good.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Job Title: Literacy Learning Specialist

Department: Academic Support Center

Reports to: Director

Status: Full-Time, Benefit Eligible (4 month contract)

Location: Lisle Campus

Position Summary: The Learning Specialist will assist with course presentations, as needed. They will provide tutoring in reading and writing for traditional, adult and graduate students. The Learning Specialist will provide academic services related to basic literacy (reading and writing) at the college level for all students through collaboration with the Director of the Writing Program and the University Librarian. They will work with peer literacy tutors, conduct workshops and may contribute to the ongoing development of online resources. *This is a 4 month position that would be eligible for benefits per university plan guidelines. Position employment is 02/01/2022 and will end on 05/31/2022.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

1. Assist with course presentations for courses taught by ASC staff.

2. Provides one-on-one and small group tutoring for traditional, adult, and graduate students, both in person and via distance service strategies.

3. Conducts skill development workshops and participates in special academic support initiatives (e.g. summer bridge program).

4. Meets with students receiving Early Warning Notices needing literacy assistance.

5. Collaborates with the Director of the Writing Program and University Librarian to provide literacy services to students.

Other Functions:

1. Participates in academic support initiatives for incoming students.

2. Provides assistance, as needed, to support activities of the Academic Support Center.

Required Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor's Degree Required, Master's Degree Preferred in Education, or related field with an emphasis on developmental learning

Experience: 2 years of experience assisting students at the college level in writing, reading, or communication courses. Experience writing in areas of science, business, or education with a demonstrated ability to effectively review written work.

Specific Skills: Knowledge of and ability to teach organizational techniques, pre-writing strategies, grammar and usage, citation, use of electronic resources and academic honesty issues.

Specific Knowledge, Licenses, Certifications: N/A

Physical Requirements: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to touch, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds. Use of computer screen, phone and customer service. May require bending, or sitting for long periods of time. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Per Gov. Pritzker’s Executive Order proof of vaccination or weekly COVID-19 testing is required.

Travel (If applicable): N/A

Supervisory Responsibility (if applicable): No

Working Conditions: Normal office setting

Benedictine University does not discriminate in its admissions or educational policies, programs or activities; scholarship and loan programs; athletic and other University administered programs or employment practices on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, military or veteran status, marital status, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The laws applicable to Benedictine University include constitutional and statutory protections of the University's rights as a religiously sponsored institution. This policy of equal employment opportunity applies to all employment and personnel practices including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, promotion, training and compensation.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. Per Gov. Pritzker’s Executive Order proof of vaccination or weekly COVID-19 testing is required.

Benedictine University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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