Are you interested in working at the Center for Learning Resources? See the descriptions of each of the open positions in the CLR for more information about how to apply and become part of our team.
Qualifications: All positions (except for the federal work study administrative assistant lines) require applicants to maintain a 3.4 or higher cumulative GPA and be earning consistent grades of A- or higher in the subject(s) supported. Applicants must be flexible with availability and be willing and able to tutor some nights. All tutors must undergo approximately 13 hours of training prior to the start of the term. Training will be paid at the normal hourly rate and will help to prepare you for your work at the CLR by reviewing how to conduct a tutoring session and help all the diverse students the CLR serves. Our training curriculum has been approved by the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA), so all tutors/staff who complete the training and minimum number of contact tutoring hours will achieve Level 1 Tutor certification, which is internationally recognized. A preterm meeting is held prior to the start of undergraduate classes each term; attendance is an employment requirement.
Bursary Lines (open to domestic and international students) who are able to work about 10 hours per week without exceeding the 20-hour limit for student UNH employment due to conflicts with other jobs.
If you are interested in this line, please submit the documentation listed above to Ms. Debbie Malewicki, CLR Director, at DMalewicki@newhaven.edu, specifying the position(s) for which you are applying. Any questions regarding this position should be addressed by contacting us at (203) 932-7215. All applications should be submitted electronically.
Undergraduate tutors must have earned a 3.4 cumulative GPA and grades of A- or higher in the courses they would like to support. Tutor candidates must submit a resume, cover letter, student application form, and availability form in order to be considered. A letter of recommendation from a faculty member who can attest to the candidate's skills will be requested following an invitation to interview. Transfer students may be asked to provide a transcript from their previous institution. Generally, students must be in their sophomore or junior and agree to a minimum of a one-year commitment for this line.
Graduate Peer Tutors
Graduate peer tutors must have earned a 3.4 cumulative GPA and grades of A- or higher in the courses they would like to support. Graduate tutors may also apply to support courses from their undergraduate career. Tutor candidates must submit a resume, cover letter, student application form, and availability form to the CLR for consideration. Upon being invited to interview, an applicant should obtain a letter of recommendation from a faculty member who can attest to the candidate's skills. Graduate tutors must also submit a transcript from their undergraduate institution if they wish to support courses taken at another institution. Graduate peer tutors are asked to make a minimum of a two - to three - trimester commitment. Graduate peer tutors are not hired as teaching assistants, so they do not receive tuition benefits.
Graduate Teaching Assistantships
CLR teaching assistantships are phenomenal opportunities to gain real-world experience in the fields of management, IT, customer service, communication, and student support, so we look forward to hearing from you if you are motivated enough to work hard and are coming to the table with the right skill set!
Applicants also must be in their first or second trimester and able to make a minimum commitment of four trimesters to the job, unless otherwise specified, as each line entails substantial paid training time. The Peer Tutoring Coordinator’s position includes oversight and training of other student staff.
Graduate teaching assistants (TAs) must have earned a 3.4 or higher cumulative GPA as an undergraduate student, or as a graduate student with grades in the A range. TAs must plan not to graduate before August 2015. TA candidates must submit a resume, cover letter, student application form, and availability form to the CLR in order to be considered. Peer Tutoring Coordinator candidates must also submit as part of their application a Computer Lab Proficiency Checklist. A letter of recommendation is required from a faculty member who can attest to the candidate's skills but should not be requested until you have been invited to interview. Graduate TAs must submit a transcript from their undergraduate institution.
The following position is available:
Math, Science, and Business Lab tutor in the Center for Learning Resources (CLR):
Applicants must be able to commit to three or more trimesters in order to be considered for this line.
TEACHING ASSISTANT POSITION DESCRIPTION & DUTIES:
The Math, Science, and Business Lab tutor in the Center for Learning Resources (CLR) meets with students on a one-to-one or small-group basis to provide learning assistance in chemistry (fundamentals through organic II) and mathematics (fundamentals through calculus II). A candidate who could also support one of the following subjects would be highly desirable: accounting, biology, criminal justice, economics, engineering, management, music, psychology, public management, physics, and/or quantitative analysis. Good teaching and communication skills are essential. Other responsibilities include monitoring the Math Lab (Library 113/114) facilities, keeping records of student use, keeping students updated on CLR policies and procedures, reporting any problems to the CLR administration, and additional duties as needed. Tutors must learn and utilize AccuTrack®, an online scheduling and reporting software, in which training is provided. Adherence to a weekly schedule running through the end of undergraduate final exams is essential. Tutors also must be available to work at least one weeknight and one weekend shift or two weeknights until 10 PM each term. Applicants should submit their availability with their application and must include a recommendation from a faculty member in the subject(s) to be tutored. The letter may come from a professor from the applicant’s undergraduate university. Please note that all candidates will be tested on their working knowledge of chemistry and mathematics at the time of the interview. Candidates may not use notes, a textbook, or a calculator to answer the questions. Candidates for this position must possess a 3.4 or higher cumulative GPA at the time of the application and be able to sustain it in their program as a condition of employment. Only applicants who can commit to three or more trimesters will be considered. This position is open to domestic students and international students with a strong proficiency in English.
Federal Work Study Positions
The CLR is looking for three Receptionists for the Fall 2014 term.
Students who qualify for the federal work-study program may join the CLR team as a receptionist. Students should maintain a 2.8 GPA, preferably a 3.0 or higher, cumulative GPA. The general duties of the receptionist include greeting all students who come to the CLR, helping students to log in to our tutoring center software, and assisting the administrative staff with general clerical tasks on an as-needed basis.
Reception staff candidates must submit a resume, cover letter, student application form, and availability form to the CLR in order to be considered for a position. Prior to being invited to interview, the student must secure a letter from the Financial Aid Office demonstrating that they qualify for the Federal Work Study program. Students who are hired agree to put their entire FWS allocation package toward their CLR employment.
Professional tutors must have earned a masters degree or higher within their professional field and possess university-level teaching experience. More information on openings and how to apply can be found here. When applying, please include the professional tutor application form and availability form.
Qualified applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. The pay rate for new professional tutors is $25 per hour. After three full years at the CLR, the pay rate increases to $32 per hour.