Job Details

Seattle Colleges
  • Position Number: 2243499
  • Location: Seattle, WA
  • Position Type: Tutors and Learning Resources

Program Coordinator - Tutoring (part-time)

Job ID: 10346
Location: Seattle Central College
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Position Summary
About Us

We are a district of three distinct collegesNorth Seattle College, Seattle Central College, and South Seattle Collegeand five specialty training centers. Which makes us the largest and most diverse community college district in the state of Washington, we are leaders in change and innovation.

As a Seattle Colleges employee, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the passionate work of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion as we work against systemic racism. Additionally, you will gain the rewarding experience of contributing to the success of an open-access learning institution that prepares students for life and work, fostering a diverse, engaged and dynamic community.

Seattle Colleges staff and faculty also enjoy a competitive benefits package, professional development opportunities and enrichment experiences in areas of their choice including, committee, workgroup, and affinity group opportunities.

Position Summary

Application and required materials must be submitted no later than: Friday, May 21st, 2021

Salary range for this position is: $18.10 - $23.45 per hour (depending on experience)

This is a part time (50%) permanent support position serving the tutoring needs of students enrolled in the Basic and Transitional Studies Division (BTSD) at Seattle Central College. The BTSD Tutoring Center matches volunteers with students to offer 1:1 support and classroom assistants in person and online through remote learning. These support services are important for student persistence and fostering a community within BTSD.

The BTSD Tutoring Center Program Coordinator recruits, trains, coordinates, and supports volunteer tutors from the community, service learners from educational institutions in the Greater Seattle Area, and tutors for credit from Seattle Central College to work with BTSD students. The Coordinator communicates by modeling inclusion and respect for a wide range of diverse learners and is also involved in community outreach, often serving as an ambassador for the division.

The Basic and Transitional Studies Division offers a variety of programs to help learners of all levels, providing the education needed to prepare for college and career readiness. The BTSD annually serves about 2,000 students through Adult Basic Education (ABE), English as a Second Language (ESL), GED preparation, High School 21 (HS21) courses. Our goal is to help students acclimate to higher education and to gain the skills they need for college and career readiness. For more information, please visit the BTS and Seattle Central College's websites for more information.

NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this position will be remote until Seattle Central College resumes in-person operations.

This position is governed by a collective bargaining agreement with representation by WFSE.

Application Procedures:
  • Attached current Resume
  • Attached cover letter addressing how your background intersects with the job
  • In your cover letter, please respond to the following questions:
    • What personal and professional work have you done in order to broaden your understanding of anti-racist/anti-bias teaching practices, equity, and intercultural engagement?
    • How have you or how would you infuse equity and inclusion into recruitment and training for future volunteers to be challenged/motivated/inspired to contribute to an equitable society?
    • Seattle Central College has set a goal of closing equity gaps for all student populations. How will you contribute to this effort in the tutoring program and represent our students?
  • Required application materials must be completed and submitted online

Notice to Applicants:
Please note that Seattle Colleges has moved to remote operations, pending public health guidance. Per CDC and WA Public Health directions, at this time we will be practicing social distancing and holding interviews virtually using video conference or teleconference options. As such, if you are selected for interview, please be prepared to hold your interview virtually.

What you will be working on:
  • Recruiting volunteer tutors by engaging in community outreach and partners with local organizations
  • Ensuring tutors to cultivate a supportive environment for diverse and multicultural students
  • Coordinating, training, supporting, and evaluating tutors
  • Matching volunteers with students
  • Collaborating with ESL, ABE, and GED faculty regarding the need for classroom assistants
  • Facilitating communication among tutors, students, and faculty, including mediating conflict
  • Providing ongoing direction and support for volunteers and students
  • Developing training materials and helpful documents to be used while tutoring
  • Maintaining accurate and timely records for students, tutors, and the tutoring program
  • Tracking volunteer and student hours on a quarterly basis through weekly reviews

What you bring as a candidate: (Any Equivalent Combination of Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education and Experience)
  • Bachelor's degree AND 1 or more years of experience working with adult learners, OR any combination of relevant education, training and experience that indicates successful performance of the essential functions of the position
  • Demonstrated excellent knowledge and experience in the use of technology and software such as Microsoft Office 365 Suite (Forms, Excel, PowerPoint, OneDrive, OneNote, Outlook, SharePoint, Teams, and Word), Canvas, and PeopleSoft (CTCLink)
  • Demonstrated commitment to promoting and enhancing equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Previous experience working with historically marginalized adult populations
  • Knowledge of teaching or tutoring techniques relevant to ESL, ABE, and GED learners
  • Prior experience or ability and willingness to mediate conflict when necessary
  • Awareness of needs and obstacles of adult learners
  • Demonstrated experience performing varied tasks within a structured timeframe
  • Ability to work well independently to prioritize tasks of self and others
  • High level of skill in organizing data and processes with firm deadlines

Physical Requirements:

Ability to perform range of physical motions, exerting up to 25 pounds; lifting and carrying up to 25 pounds; standing, walking, sitting for long periods of time, kneeling, squatting, and stooping; and traversing up and down stairs.

Disability Accommodation

Seattle Colleges follows the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and provides the following information as a guideline for applicants:
  • Ability to operate office equipment
  • Ability to read and verify data and prepare various materials
  • Ability to exchange information on the phone or in person

Notice of Non-discrimination Statement

Seattle Colleges is committed to the concept and practice of equal opportunity for all its students, employees, and applicants in education, employment, services and contracts, and does not discriminate on the basis of race or ethnicity, color, age, national origin, religion, creed, marital status, sex, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, status as an honorably discharged veteran or disabled veteran or military status, political affiliation or belief, citizenship/status as a lawfully admitted immigrant authorized to work in the United States, or presence of any physical, sensory, or mental disability. In addition, reasonable accommodations will be made for known physical or mental limitations for all otherwise qualified persons with disabilities. Further, the Seattle Colleges is committed to ensure that all employees and students work and learn in an environment that fosters mutual respect and professionalism, free from all forms of ullying behaviors, including cyber bullying.

Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the college's Director of Legal Compliance:

1500 Harvard Avenue Seattle, WA 98122-3803

(206) 934-3873

Seattle Colleges is committed to recruiting dedicated faculty and employees who together create a welcoming academic climate that reflects the diverse backgrounds of our community, including ethnicity, national origin, religion, race, gender, gender identity, age, status as a veteran or disabled veteran, disability, political status, and sexual orientation.

Background Check Statement

Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position. In addition to the background check, candidates will be required to complete the Sexual Misconduct Disclosure Form as required WA HB 2327.

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