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POSITION: Peer Tutor

DEPARTMENT: Freshman Institute
WORK SCHEDULE: Variable work schedule, 20 hours per week maximum. Overtime is required as needed and may include weekends and holidays.
SALARY: $850.00 per semester

REPORT TO: Chair of Learning Support Department

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Peer Tutors serve as direct assistants to the Learning Specialists as a critical part of the Learning Support Department in the Freshman Institute. Peer Tutors will be assigned to the Freshman Institute Labs under the supervision of Learning Specialists. The Peer Tutors help facilitate the goals of the Freshman Institute by working closely with an assigned group of first-year students on an individual and small group basis. Peer Tutors are expected to understand the philosophy and the goals of the Freshman Institute and to consistently endeavor to make these a reality for the first-year students throughout the academic year. All PTs MUST reside in Freshman Housing during the academic year. Peer Tutors may fulfill several roles, depending on the particular needs of their assigned Learning Specialist(s) and the need of the Freshman Institute.  
Below is a list of functions Peer Tutors may serve in at Benedict College:

  • Meet with students on a one-to-one or small-group basis to give learning assistance
  • Maintain a weekly schedule of available hours in the Learning Labs for student appointments for content course and/or learning strategies
  • Keep regular and accurate records of tutoring sessions using E360 and additional Learning Laboratory software and/or relevant forms
  • Visit class(es) you are tutoring and make contact with the Freshman Faculty and Undergraduate Teaching Assistants to obtain any necessary course syllabi or materials or course updates
  • Attend Peer Tutor training sessions and Student Leadership Retreat as required by the Freshman Institute
  • Attend workshops in order to obtain Freshman Institute Peer Tutor Certification
  • Assist with additional duties as needed, for example, covering front desk, answering phones, organizing materials, performing other clerical duties in the Learning Support Department of the Freshman Institute

QUALIFICATIONS:

Peer Tutors must be mature, engaging individuals who have demonstrated their own academic and personal success as a student at Benedict College. Students should be committed to the ideals of the Freshman Institute as described by the mission and goals. Successful candidates are those who are actively engaged in the intellectual and community life of the campus, energetic, insightful, reflective, responsible, and creative. Well-developed interpersonal skills and a solid work ethic are a must. Peer Tutors must be sophomores or juniors during their year of service and be in good academic and disciplinary standing with the College. Most Peer Tutors have a GPA above 3.0, but this is not required of all applicants. However, Peer Tutors must have earned a B or higher in the area(s) assigned for tutoring. Successful applicants must be able to demonstrate their potential to serve in an effective tutorial program.

TRAINING:

Peer Tutors must return to campus early in the fall and participate in a mandatory Leadership Retreat and intensive training prior to orientation. Completion of this training will lead to Peer Tutor Certification. Training will include approaches for effective tutoring, E360 and other technological methods of tutorial delivery, role as tutor, and other conceptual topics such as community, intellectual life, diversity, group development, College resources, including group facilitation and helping skills. The Freshman Institute will provide Peer Tutors a Peer Tutors Handbook, which provides appropriate information needed to carry out their responsibilities in a professional manner.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

All qualified applicants should submit a complete application package by April 23, 2012 including the following: (1 Application, (2) Three Reference Letters--one must come from a current faculty member,  one from an affiliated on-campus/off-campus organization, and one additional from person of your choosing,  (3) Resume, and (4) A one-two page, double-spaced biographical sketch which includes a response to the question,  "Why Should I be Selected as a Peer Tutor for Freshman Students at Benedict College?" to the Freshman Institute Office located in the Oak Street Dormitory, Suite 125 to the attention of Ms. Verna C. Mayers (803) 705-4714.


POSITION: Student Success Trainer

DEPARTMENT: Freshman Institute
WORK SCHEDULE: Variable work schedule, 20 hours per week maximum. Overtime is required as needed and may include weekends and holidays.
SALARY: $850.00 per semester

REPORT TO: Chair of Learning Support Department

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Student Success Trainers (SSTs) serve as direct assistants to the full-time Academic Success Coaches as a critical part of the Effort Support Department in the Freshman Institute. All SSTs MUST reside in Freshman Housing during the academic year.

The Student Success Trainer helps facilitate the goals of the Freshman Institute by working closely with their assigned group of first-year students for the entire academic year. Student Success Trainers are expected to understand the philosophy and the goals of the Freshman Institute and to consistently endeavor to make these a reality for the first-year students throughout the academic year. Student Success Trainers may fulfill several roles, depending on the particular needs of their assigned Academic Success Coach and the needs of the Freshman Institute. Below is a list of functions Student Success Trainers will serve at Benedict College:

  • Facilitate a group of assigned first-year students as they transition and integrate into the Benedict College community
  • Develop a positive mentoring relationship and implement a success plan with assigned Freshman students on Academic Teams and maintain regular contact with them as a an Academic Team and as individuals throughout the entire academic year
  • Meet with the Academic Success Team regularly during the academic year
  • Be available to first-year students as a resource regarding academic, campus, community and personal matters and provide referrals as appropriate
  • Challenge each individual student to participate actively and responsibly within the Benedict College community, both in and out of the classroom
  • Encourage first-year students' engagement in the intellectual life of the campus and participation in College programming
  • Facilitate on-going dialogue about assigned topics including intellectual life, values of the Benedict College community, and students' relationships to and within the community
  • Coordinate Academic Team participation in Freshman Institute's programs during New Student Orientation and throughout the academic year
  • Provide assistance and support to students and their families and to the College faculty and staff during New Student Orientation
  • Facilitate problem-solving and team-building activities for Academic Teams as part of New Student Orientation
  • Report on concerns of first-year students and fellow staff to the assigned Academic Success Coach, the Chair of the Effort Support Department, and/or the Dean of the Freshman Institute
  • Attend Academic Team meetings with students at least twice a month throughout the academic year as well as occasional individual meetings
  • Attend monthly staff meetings, workshops and training
  • Develop a working relationship with the Academic Success Coaches and maintain regular contact with the Freshman Faculty, Undergraduate Teaching Assistants, Learning Specialists and Peer Tutors
  • Meet with their Academic Team's Seminar Classes and Study Groups on a regular basis, providing support to individual students in their seminar classes, study group, athletic, cultural, social and religious events
  • Develop and facilitate sessions and activities that support the freshman students and lead them to a successful semester

QUALIFICATIONS:

Student Success Trainers must be mature, engaging individuals who have demonstrated their own academic and personal success as a student at Benedict College. Students should be committed to the ideals of the Freshman Institute as described by the mission and goals. Successful candidates are those who are actively engaged in the intellectual and community life of the campus, energetic, insightful, reflective, responsible, and creative. Well-developed interpersonal skills and a solid work ethic are a must. Student Success Trainers must be sophomores or juniors during their year of service and be in good academic and disciplinary standing with the College. Most Student Success Trainers will have a GPA above 3.0, but this is not required of all applicants. Successful applicants must be able to demonstrate their potential to serve as an effective role model in terms of both academic and community standards.

TRAINING:

Student Success Trainers will have required training in their specific roles and in the best practices for supporting students in their first year of college. This required training will occur before the Student Success Trainer starts service and requires that Student Success Trainers return to campus prior to the beginning of classes for mandatory participation in the Student Leadership Retreat and Student Success Trainers Training. The Freshman Institute will provide Student Success Trainers with a Student Success Trainers Handbook, which provides appropriate information needed to carry out their responsibilities in a professional manner. Candidates will be required to complete Student Success Trainer certification prior to assignment as Student Success Trainers.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

All qualified applicants should submit a complete application package by April 23, 2012 including the following: (1 Application, (2) Three Reference Letters--one must come from a current faculty member,  one from an affiliated on-campus/off-campus organization, and one additional from person of your choosing,  (3) Resume, and (4) A one-two page, double-spaced biographical sketch which includes a response to the question, "Why Should I be Selected as a Student Success Trainer for the Benedict College Freshman Institute?" to the Freshman Institute Office located in the Oak Street Dormitory, Suite 125 to the attention of Ms. Verna C. Mayers (803) 705-4714.


POSITION: Undergraduate Teaching Assistants

DEPARTMENT: Freshman Institute
WORK SCHEDULE: Variable work schedule, 20 hours per week maximum. Overtime is required as needed and may include weekends and holidays
SALARY: $850.00 per semester

REPORT TO: Dean of the Freshman Institute

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Freshman Institute Undergraduate Teaching Assistants (UTAs) serve as direct assistants to the Freshman Faculty as a critical part of the Academic Department in the Freshman Institute. All UTAs MUST reside in Freshman Housing during the academic year. Freshman Institute UTAs may fulfill several roles, depending on the particular needs of their assigned Freshman Faculty member(s) and the nature of the course/lab to which the Freshman Institute UTA is assigned. Below is a list of functions Freshman Institute UTAs may serve in at Benedict College:

  • Assisting Freshman Faculty with class preparation and course materials (e.g. setting up AV equipment or lab specimens, maintaining course website, photocopying, videotaping)
  • Assisting students in Study Groups, Learning Labs, or review sessions during and/or outside of class time
  • Facilitating discussion sessions or labs
  • Assisting with faculty research
  • Assisting Freshman Faculty with grading (e.g., homework, quizzes, lab reports)

Note on Grading: Freshman Faculty members are responsible for assigning and submitting all grades. Freshman Institute UTAs may, however, assist faculty with some aspects of the grading process. The type of grading permitted by Freshman Institute UTAs is based on what is appropriate for their level of knowledge and experience, and the nature of the material being evaluated.  Within this context Freshman Institute UTAs can implement well-delineated grading criteria protocols. Freshman Institute UTAs will not be allowed to develop their own grading rubric for any assignment. Freshman Faculty using UTAs in grading roles must have the expressed written approval of the Dean of the Freshman Institute prior to permitting UTAs to function in a grading role. All UTA grading will be monitored and verified by the assigned faculty member.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Freshman Institute UTAs must be mature, engaging individuals who have demonstrated their own academic and personal success as a student at Benedict College. Students should be committed to the ideals of the Freshman Institute as described by the mission and goals. Successful candidates are those who are actively engaged in the intellectual and community life of the campus, energetic, insightful, reflective, responsible, and creative. Well-developed interpersonal skills and a solid work ethic are a must.

UTAs must be sophomores or juniors during their year of service and be in good academic and disciplinary standing with the College. Most UTAs have a GPA above 3.0, but this is not required of all applicants. However, Freshman Institute Undergraduate Teaching Assistants must have earned a B or higher in the area(s) assigned for assisting. Successful applicants must be able to demonstrate their potential to serve as an effective teaching and/or research assistant.

TRAINING:

Freshman Institute UTAs will have required training in the specific content of their teaching responsibilities as well as general training on the professional aspects of teaching and in the instruction in the first year of college. This training will occur before the UTA starts service and requires that UTAs return to campus prior to the beginning of classes for mandatory participation in the Student Leadership Retreat and UTA Training. UTAs will be provided an Undergraduate Teaching Assistant's Handbook, which provides appropriate information needed to carry out their responsibilities in a professional manner. Students who successfully complete the training and who complete the statement of confidentiality will earn the UTA certification. This will make them eligible for assignment to faculty of the Freshman Institute.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

All qualified applicants should submit a complete application package by April 23, 2012 including the following: (1 Application, (2) Three Reference Letters--one must come from a current faculty member,  one from an affiliated on-campus/off-campus organization, and one additional from person of your choosing,  (3) Resume, and (4) A one-two page, double-spaced biographical sketch which includes a response to the question, "Why Should I be Selected to Assist Faculty Members Who Teach Freshman Students at Benedict College?" to the Freshman Institute Office located in the Oak Street Dormitory, Suite 125 to the attention of Ms. Verna C. Mayers (803) 705-4714.