Education Support Specialist II (Professional Tutor)
HIRING RANGE: $13.63 Hourly
CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled
GENERAL INFORMATION: Brightpoint Community College is a two-year, public institution of higher education and the fifth largest of the 23 community colleges in Virginia. Brightpoint Community College adds value to the greater Richmond community by offering freshman- and sophomore-level classes that easily transfer to top-notch colleges and universities, more than 60 in-demand career and technical programs, personal enrichment and professional development classes for lifetime learning, professors committed to excellence in teaching, and high-quality, easily accessible, and affordable education for our entire community.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The Academic Resource Center (ARC) invites applicants to apply for part-time employment as a professional tutor. The ARC provides academic support to all students enrolled at Brightpoint. The ARC’s primary goal is to create an open atmosphere of learning for all students. We assist students in numerous academic disciplines through a variety of tutoring techniques by addressing student’s individual needs. This position has a maximum of 29 hours per week and hours may vary. The professional tutors will work on the Chester and/or the Midlothian campuses to assist student tutors and students in a wide variety of subjects, including writing, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), business, and study skills/tech help.
Professional tutors will work one-on-one with students or in a small group setting. Professional tutors will act as a resource for student tutors and work with staff to develop training materials, and online resources related both to subject matter and tutoring practices. Professional tutors will model expectations, hold student tutors accountable, take attendance of student tutors, perform occasional administration duties, and maintain a professional academic environment. Professional tutors may be asked to assist with additional tasks to support faculty and staff, such as embedded tutoring and campus and virtual workshops.
QUALIFICATIONS: REQUIRED: Prior tutoring experience required. Excellent communication and problem-solving skills. Must be able to work days, evenings and weekends at either of the Brightpoint campuses, as needed. Successful completion and passing of criminal background check is required. High School diploma or equivalent is required.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Associate’s degree or higher strongly preferred. Experience in an educational setting, preferably in high school or college, strongly preferred. Experience with software such as Tutor Trac or Navigate, and learning management systems such as Blackboard or Canvas. Experience with Microsoft Office. Experience working in an academic resource center or equivalent.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Acceptable application packages are those submitted through the state job website located at https://jobs.vccs.edu/postings/47721.
Brighptoint Community College embraces a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion that empowers anyone from anywhere to be successful in their academic and professional pursuits. We strive to provide an environment that is enriching to all by understanding and appreciating our dimensions of diversity, becoming global citizens, and welcoming new ways of engaging the unique contributions of all people.