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Part-time Learning Specialist
Bedford/Lowell, Massachusetts
Posted Jul 02, 2013 by Middlesex Community College
Category: Education - Higher Education (study of)


Company Description:

Middlesex Community College (MCC) employs over 800 people in full-time, part-time, faculty, professional administrative and support positions at campuses in both Lowell and Bedford. MCC is a dynamic institution, priding itself on the quality as well as the diversity of its programs. MCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We are also committed to the recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We are an affiliate of the National Coalition Building Institute. We have significantly increased the diversity of our faculty and staff over the last five years, and are one of Massachusetts colleges participating in the Commonwealth Compact whose mission is to establish Massachusetts as a uniquely inclusive, honest and supportive community of -- and for -- diverse people, to acknowledge our mixed history in this effort, and to face squarely the challenges that still need to be overcome, understanding that the rich promise of the region's growing diversity must be tapped fully if Boston and Massachusetts are to achieve their economic, civic and social potential.

Applications for employment are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, or veteran status. MCC strives for a faculty and staff that reflect its richly diverse community of students.

Job Description:

Middlesex Community College

Title: Part-time Learning Specialist

Academic Support and Tutoring Department
Academic and Student Affairs
MCCC Unit Position

Supervision: Reports to Acting Director of Academic Support and Tutoring Services

Part-time Learning Specialist is a knowledgeable, experienced and creative individual committed to inclusive excellence. The Learning Specialist is responsible for the oversight of tutoring for individualized and group student learning sessions in the Academic Support Centers. The Learning Specialist is responsible for supervising and evaluating peer tutors.

Essential Duties:

1. Serves as a mentor to peer tutors by providing support, resources and opportunities for development in their roles.

2. Participates in the hiring, training, supervision and the evaluation of peer tutors in accordance with College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) Guidelines.

3. Collaborate and communicate with discipline specific faculty to build academic support partnerships.

4. Provides classroom support through workshops to promote study skills and learning strategies.

5. Provides small group and individualized tutoring to students enrolled in Middlesex Community. College credit courses including short review sessions in preparation for quizzes, tests, and exams.

6. Assists in the preparation of the colleges application to become certified by CRLA to offer students the opportunity to receive the International Tutor Program Certificate.

7. Using automated scheduling software, maintains student specific data relative to academic support services and tutoring services.

8. Assists new students in the preparation to ACCUPLACER test.

9. Provide subject specific tutoring and peer tutor development training in one or more of the following subjects:

Math - (all levels) including statistics
Computer Science or
Information Technology


Minimum Qualifications:

1. Bachelors degree in Math or Education plus 2 years experience in higher education.

2. Subject knowledge supported by or evident in a combination of experience and education in one or more of the following areas:
Math - (all levels) including statistics
Information Technology
Computer Science

3. Experience in tutoring at the secondary or post-secondary level.

4. Experience in a supervisory role.

5. Knowledge of tutoring techniques and learning strategies

6. Knowledge of small group and peer tutoring methodologies.

7. Experience and/or knowledge in working with students, staff and faculty of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds, including those with different levels or academic preparation and varying physical and learning abilities.

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Masters degree in Education, Counseling or relevant field of study

2. Experience working with community college students with limited English proficiency and students enrolled in developmental education classes.

3. Experience working in a community college environment with diverse populations, especially underprepared, disadvantaged, and non-traditional students

4. Bilingual/Bicultural

Additional Information:

Location: Bedford and Lowell Campuses

Hours: Position is non-benefited, approximately 20-25 hours per week, 8:30am to 12:30pm or 10:00am to 2:00pm, Monday through Friday; or 2:00 6:00pm, Monday through Thursday. Rotating Saturday schedule approximately one Saturday per month depending on academic schedule. Some summers hours may be available.

Approximate employment period: 34 weeks per year

SALARY: $25.05/hour, MCCC Unit Position

Start Date: Fall Semester 2013

Appointment is subject to the availability of sufficient funds in the operating budget.


To view the classification specification, Learning Specialist, for this position link to: Commonwealth of Massachusetts Classification Title Job Description

Middlesex Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on basis of race, creed, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, maternity leave, and national origin in its education programs or employment pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 151B and 151C, Title VI, Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972; Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Americans with Disabilities Act, and regulations promulgated thereunder, 34 C.F.R. Part 100 (Title VI), Part 106 (Title IX) and Part 104 (Section 504). All inquiries concerning application of the above should be directed to the Colleges Affirmative Action Officer and/or Section 504 Compliance Officer.

Application Instructions:

Applicants interested in applying MUST submit the following documents via online:

1. Cover Letter

2. Resume
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