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Tutoring Coordinator - English and Humanities (Promotional & Open Competitive)
Santa Monica College in Santa Monica, California
Date Posted 03/26/2021
Faculty-Liberal Arts-Humanities
Salary $28.56 - $34.71 Hourly $4,950.00 - $6,016.00 Monthly -  
Employment Type Full-time, 11 months
Application Deadline Open until filled

Promotional & Open Competitive


THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING TO GROW YOUR CAREER AT SANTA MONICA COLLEGE! The Tutoring Coordinator - English and Humanities will oversee the Writing and Humanities Tutoring Center, which provides writing support services to all SMC students.  Currently, tutoring services are being provided in a virtual environment.  This individual will function as a lead over current Instructional Assistants, and provide additional tutoring support as needed. 

This position is scheduled to work Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., 40 hours per week, 11 months per year.  This position will report to Wendi DeMorst, Interim Associate Dean of Student Instructional Support.

Skills desired for an ideal candidate include, subject matter proficiency, critical thinking, and an exceptional attention to detail.  The effective candidate will possess the decision making and organizational skills needed to coordinate the daily operations of a comprehensive tutoring program, which includes experience recruiting, training and scheduling student tutors.  The candidate will possess prior experience applying up to date tutoring principles and practices, assessing student tutoring needs, designing student improvement programs using standard resources and will have the effective interpersonal and communication skills to interface with a wide-range of students, faculty and staff.

Why Work at SMC?
At SMC, you will work beside a diverse group of individuals who leverage their combined talents and passions to accomplish something great.  No matter what department you are in, or what job you have, your contributions will be critical to helping our students fulfill their dreams - landing that new job, or breaking through the cycle of poverty.  

Some details about us:

  • We are currently the number one transfer college to UCLA, USC, the University of California system, and Loyola Marymount University   
  • We are committed to sustainable practices and are accessible via environmentally-friendly transportation options, including the Expo Line and Big Blue Bus. 
  • We are one of the select community colleges in California approved to award a Bachelor's degree. SMC currently awards a Bachelor's degree in Interaction Design. 
Please visit www.smc.edu to learn more about us and why we are Proud to Be SMC! 

New full-time classified employees of Santa Monica College are entitled to a number of benefits, including:
  • 17 paid holidays
  • 12 paid vacation days
  • 12 paid illness days   
  • Fully paid medical, dental, and vision-care coverage (including eligible dependents)   
  • Membership in the California Public Employee Retirement System (CALPERS)   
  • 5% increase in base pay for every 5 years worked with SMC, up to 35 years of service.   
  • Free access to the Employee Assistance Program (EASE).   
  • Free Big Blue Bus access and monthly incentives for eligible employees through the Sustainable Transportation Incentive Program
CSEA UNION MEMBERSHIP New permanent Classified Employees have the option to join the California School Employees Association (CSEA), Chapter 36. 

About the Selection Process
The selection process tentatively consists of a Qualifications Appraisal Interview (weighted 100%). Candidates must be successful on the Qualifications Appraisal Interview with a score of 70.00 to be placed on the eligibility list. The eligibility list created from this recruitment will be used to fill any vacancies that occur during the one year life of the eligibility list, including permanent and temporary positions.

For additional information regarding the recruitment process, please the see "Job Applicants" menu in the FAQ section.

Santa Monica College reserves the right to modify the stated test components and weights prior to the administration of any test.

Communication for this recruitment will be via e-mail. You must check your e-mail on a regular basis to be informed of your status for this recruitment.

Salary Placement
New Employees: Generally, new employees start at the first step on the salary schedule. A new permanent classified employee may request a higher salary placement (not to exceed the third step) based on recruitment issues and/or additional training and experience which greatly exceeds the minimum requirements. 

Current Employees: Upon promotion, the new salary for a current, permanent employee is based on Merit Rule 12.2.8. In accordance with this rule, employees are entitled to at least a one-step (5%) salary increase.

**Important Note:** In response to an unanticipated budget shortfall resulting from COVID-19, temporary furloughs have been implemented at Santa Monica College. The working hours of this position will be reduced by one (1) working day per month through June 2021 (unless terminated earlier or extended). Please note that the monthly and annual salaries listed on this job bulletin do not reflect these furlough days. 

The Santa Monica Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. All qualified applicants for employment, as well as District employees, shall have full and equal access to employment opportunity. No person shall be subjected to unlawful discrimination in any program or activity of the District. The District's Board Policy 3120 (Equal Employment Opportunity and Nondiscrimination in Employment) may be accessed at: http://bit.ly/smc-hr-bp3120.

"Santa Monica College encourages candidates that are equity-minded to apply. SMC is a minority-serving, Hispanic-serving institution. We actively seek to attract candidates from minority groups that value equity, diversity, and inclusion. Equity, diversity, and inclusion are built into the culture at SMC, and are an essential component of the work that we do. SMC is committed to racial and socioeconomic diversity as it is a reflection of our student population and we strive to hire candidates that share this commitment."

Examples of Duties

Assesses student tutoring needs and designs individual improvement programs to help the student improve academic skills.

Provides tutoring services to students by assisting students in improving study skills, in understanding course content, and in completing assignments.

Assists students in utilizing equipment and materials available in the English and Humanities tutoring centers at various campus locations.

Develops and implements procedures and activities for the tutoring program for all English and Humanities centers or other tutoring areas.

Administers assessment tests designed to assess student skills and improvement; facilitates special test proctoring.

Checks and reviews students' lab work, answers questions regarding course work, and explains lab assignments; acts as a liaison to the lab, works collaboratively with other academic support programs.

Recruits, hires, trains and oversees the work of student tutors to provide effective assistance to students in the lab.

Coordinates work schedules for student tutors at all English and Humanities centers by matching tutors' abilities with the needs of the students.

Prepares and submits payroll for student tutors.

Consults with faculty and other campus staff to ensure the program is meeting the needs of students and identifies and develops instructional resources to support the tutoring program.

Participates in the development and assessment of program effectiveness.

Conducts orientations to classes and instructors on tutoring and other services offered by the program.

Creates forms and flyers to publicize the tutoring program.

Creates, updates, and maintains databases to track student use of services.

Creates and maintains page(s) on the college website that promotes the program and its services.

Develops and provides workshops to students to support instructional programs

Monitors the tutoring budget as assigned; provides input concerning related expenditures; assists in assuring expenditures do not exceed established limitations.

Maintains a variety of student records and files, and prepares required reports.

Performs other related duties as requested or assigned.

Examples of essential duties are descriptive and not restrictive in nature and are generally listed in descending order of importance.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience Requirement:
Possession of an Associate of Arts degree that includes a minimum of 24 semester units in English, including composition and grammar. A Bachelor's Degree is desirable.

Experience Requirement:
Three (3) years of experience tutoring students. Experience organizing, coordinating, or scheduling the work of others is also required. Experience leading student workers and/or experience working in a community college or university setting providing academic support services to students is desirable.

Education/Experience Equivalency:
A Bachelor's Degree in English, Humanities, or a closely related field may substitute for two of the three years of experience.

Licensure and/or Certification:

Supplemental Information

For additional information about our employment process, please visit our FAQ page and click on "current employees".

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