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Learning Assistant
Harford Community College in Bel Air, Maryland
Date Posted 06/15/2021
Admin-Tutors and Learning Resources
Employment Type Part Time
Application Deadline Open until filled
About Harford Community College

Harford Community College has served as an anchor institution in Harford County since its inception in 1957. We are a mid-sized, comprehensive college committed to serving our community through high caliber educational offerings and cultural events.

HCC’s mission of “Grow. Achieve. Inspire. Contribute.” and our vision of continuously striving for satisfaction, completion, and success throughout the College community is demonstrated by our shared organizational values of Agency, Equity and Inclusion, Communication and Collaboration, Respect, and Innovation. Harford Community College is an Achieving the Dream institution, joining a network of higher education institutions and partners to enhance community college student opportunity, access, and success.

Our beautiful, 352-acre campus is conveniently located near Baltimore, MD; Philadelphia, PA; Washington, DC; and Wilmington, DE. We offer more than 80 affordable degree and certificate programs to nearly 2,000 full-time and 7,500 part-time students, as well as a wide variety of noncredit continuing education courses to nearly 11,000 students per year.

Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Harford Community College is committed to the principles of Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity. It is the policy of Harford Community College not to discriminate against applicants on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law with regard to any employment practices. HCC is an EEO and ADA/ADAA employer that values, embraces, and supports diversity in the College community.

Job Description

The Learning Center is seeking innovative and compassionate individuals to provide academic support to HCC students by promoting effective study habits and learning strategies while assisting students with course content. There are Learning Assistants available during all hours of operation to work with students in a variety of formats including individual, group, walk-in, and in-class learning sessions. Ideal candidates work collaboratively and effectively with students of all academic backgrounds. This position directly supports the College’s Strategic Plan by providing support and intervention to eradicate attainment gaps based on income, race, gender, and ethnicity.

Learning Assistants conduct individualized group, walk-in, and/or Supplemental Instruction sessions for HCC students. These sessions are designed to help students develop study skills and become independent learners.

Duties include, but are not limited to, promoting a welcoming, supportive and inclusive environment in the Learning Center; assisting students in learning course content by referring to student class notes, assignments, and class resources; promoting study skills and learning strategies; visiting classes to advertise the services of the Learning Center; attending training sessions to become College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) certified; and following the policies and procedures of the Learning Center and Harford Community College.
Learning assistants are being hired in the following academic areas:

Biology, Business/Accounting, Computer Science., Math through Precalculus and Calculus and above, Physics and Engineering, Statistics.

Projected start date is August 9, 2021.

Required Education

Successful completion of at least six credits of college-level courses with at least a B average.

Required Experience

Demonstrated experience working with students of diverse backgrounds.

Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Successful completion of at least six credits of college level courses; knowledge of course content for Accounting, Algebra, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Physics, and/or Statistics; demonstrated mastery of subject area, with at least a B average; excellent communication skills; demonstrated experience working with students of diverse backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to applicants who are currently enrolled at HCC; and/or who have previous experience as a learning assistant; and/or who can assist in a variety of subjects and disciplines.

Hours per Week
General Weekly Work Schedule

These are part-time, hourly, non-exempt staff positions. Applicants must be willing to work a 20 hour/week schedule of varied day, evening, and weekend hours during the Spring, Summer and Fall semesters.

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