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
2. Provides one-on-one and small group tutoring for traditional,
adult, and graduate students, both in person and via distance
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
5. Collaborates with the Director of the Writing Program and
University Librarian to provide literacy services to
1. Participates in academic support initiatives for incoming
2. Provides assistance, as needed, to support activities of the
Academic Support Center.
Education: Bachelor's Degree Required, Master's Degree Preferred in
Education, or related field with an emphasis on developmental
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.