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SLCC Student, Work Study - Specialist III, America Reads Lead Tutor (Multiple positions) (Part-Time)

Job Description

Position Title

SLCC Student, Work Study - Specialist III, America Reads Lead Tutor (Multiple positions) (Part-Time)

Open Internally or Externally


If faculty, tenure track status

Not Applicable

Reports to (title)

Coordinator 2, Community Work Study & SLCC Serves


Thayne Center

Requisition Number


Position Type

New position

Job Category

Work Study - Variable



Initial Work Location


Starting Salary


Job Open Date


Open Until Filled


Job Summary

America Reads Lead Tutors work with elementary aged children on a one-on-one or small group basis to build their literacy skills at one of our partner sites. Our partner sites include the United Way of Salt Lake, and the YMCA, among others.

Reduce Chronic Absenteeism in the school. You will work on a Chronic Absence prevention and intervention project throughout each semester. Including but not limited to meeting with students, tracking attendance data, and implementing interventions to help reduce absenteeism.
Weekly to daily check-ins and check-outs (CICO) with students who have attendance/truancy issues.
Be a positive presence in the hallways during class changes.
- Build relationships with the students by engaging with them during lunch hour and other transition times.

The Thayne Center for Student Life, Leadership, and Community Engagement provides a supportive and inclusive office for students to explore community involvement, leadership, and volunteerism. By providing opportunities in conjunction with local nonprofits we cultivate an environment to test our student’s interests and area of study while assisting them to realize they have the knowledge and skills to affect positive change in our community.

Tutors work at the partner site for 4-20 hours per week, receiving a schedule from the partner about which students will benefit most from consistent motivation and support. During their time at the partner site, tutors will build a mentoring relationship with the students and share their passion for reading and education. In this program, the tutor will get direct experience working with students, practicing customer service skills, learning about the education system, and working in a fast paced environment.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties

Specific tasks vary by partner site, but in general, tutors will perform the following duties:

  • Attend an orientation session about the expectations of an America Reads tutor.
  • Develop, teach, and adapt short lesson plan for children at the partner site.
  • Read with students and be read to by students.
  • Serve as a mentor and positive role model to younger students.
  • Assist students with homework.
  • Engage students in learning and literacy enrichment activities.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties Continued

  • Maintain excellent communication with the Community Work Study Coordinator and the partner site.
  • Reflect on their tutoring experience through trainings and written prompts.
  • Attend 2 trainings per semester offered by the America Reads program.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience teaching others or tutoring.
  • Experience working with elementary aged students.
  • Awareness of or interest in indigenous gardening practices, sustainability or related issues in food production.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must have an SLCC Federal work-study award through SLCC’s Financial Aid office.
  • Must be able to earn a Work Study award.
  • Must be enrolled in 6 credit hours per semester
  • Must work at least 4 hours and no more than 20 a week during the semester
  • Must be comfortable talking with students, staff, and faculty.
  • Must have basic computer skills.
  • Tutors may create their own work schedules within available tutoring hours at their school sites.
  • Must commit to attending an orientation at the outset, as well as 2 trainings per semester.
  • Must be able to leave campus and access the partner site using their preferred transportation method.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to read, write and speak well in English, bilingual skills a plus!
  • Ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations.
  • Desire to work with elementary age students from diverse backgrounds and experiences
  • Serve as a positive role model and mentor.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of diverse people, ability, culture, ethnic background, to maintain good working relationships across the College. Ability to work with all groups in a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic background of community college students, faculty and staff, including those with disabilities.

Special Instructions

  • Must have federal work study award through SLCC’s Financial Aid Office to Apply for this job
  • Must be enrolled in 6 credit hours per semester.
  • Pass a criminal background check

  • Work study is awarded to SLCC students through the Federal College Work Study program, which requires establishing financial need through the FAFSA application from the Financial Aid Office. If you do not have work study awarded to you, you will not be eligible for work under work study positions.



SLCC Information

Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) is fully committed to policies of equal employment and nondiscrimination. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, religion, protected veteran status, expression of political or personal beliefs outside of the workplace, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

SLCC is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”).

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check.

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