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Student Technical Specialist

Requisition IDreq4360
Working TitleTutor
Pay$11.00/hour Undergraduate Students, $12.50/hour Graduate Students Hourly
CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentCAPS General Administrative (521B)
Employment TypeStudent Employment
Student TypeStudent Employment
StatusNon-Exempt
Background Check RequiredNo
For Best Consideration Date4/16/2018
Position Summary IMPORTANT: A day or two after you apply in UNMJobs, our staff will email you a post-application questionnaire. Depending on the position, you may be required to attach/submit certain documents (For example: Transcripts, cover letter, work study award, recommendation, etc.). Full details will be on the form. Your questionnaire must be submitted before your application will be considered.

This application is for Fall 2018 hiring only.

CAPS is the learning assistance program available to UNM students enrolled in undergraduate classes. Our mission is to enrich the academic climate at UNM and create lifelong learners. All the CAPS positions below are our direct student-support positions. Employees will attend weekly trainings so that they may become effective facilitators of student learning.

Tutor:

  • Tutors a variety of courses in particular disciplines
  • Facilitates student learning by helping students understand their learning process, redirecting questions, and modeling metacognitive strategies
  • Helps students develop transferrable academic skills
  • Creates a welcoming and inclusive environment
  • Plans/conducts discipline-specific workshops
  • Participates in CAPS training program/professional development opportunities
  • Creates learning strategies-based blog posts, research, marketing, and outreach
  • Performs administrative responsibilities as per CAPS/University policies

SI Leader:

  • Attends a particular section of a course (example - Chemistry 301, section 002)
  • Plans/facilitates collaborative learning opportunities for students in the course
  • Collaborates with faculty member
  • Serves as a liaison between academic departments and CAPS tutors
  • Participates in CAPS training program/professional development opportunities
  • Creates learning strategies-based blog posts, research, marketing, and outreach
  • Performs administrative responsibilities as per CAPS/University policies

Learning Strategist:

  • Provides learning strategies which are defined as transferable skills that are non-content specific and can be used for any course work (i.e. time management, note taking, etc.)
  • Facilitates workshops, individual appointments, and drop-in to aid in the improvement of learning habits and skills and expose students to a variety of strategies
  • Assesses and makes recommendations for student development with respect to their academic goals
  • Makes appropriate referrals both to other CAPS services and other services throughout the university
  • Creates learning strategies-based blog posts, research,  marketing, and outreach
  • Participates in CAPS training program/professional development opportunities
  • Performs administrative responsibilities as per CAPS/University polices

Online Tutor:

  • Assists students who are taking online courses in UNM Learn
  • Provides academic support through text, audio, video, chat, and email in the Online Learning Center
  • Provides electronic writing feedback through email
  • Identifies and creates electronic resources such as blog posts and tutorial YouTube videos
  • Participates in CAPS training program/professional development opportunities
  • Performs administrative responsibilities as per CAPS/University policies

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum qualifications not found for this position (0044)

Equivalencies not found for this position

Preferred Qualifications

Requirements for Consideration

  • 10-30 hour work week
  • Attendance at pre-semester training (week before classes begin)
  • Attendance at Friday trainings (3pm-5pm) during the semester
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA for the discipline in which you want to tutor/SI
    (Note: this must be reflected on the transcripts submitted with your application)
  • Enrollment in a minimum of 6 credit hours at the University of New Mexico in a degree-seeking program

Preferred Qualifications

  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Enthusiasm for supporting undergraduate education
  • Experience working with the public
  • Ability to think critically and develop creative solutions
  • Ability to perform tasks accurately
  • Must maintain acceptable academic standing; advance towards academic degree

The UNM 5


Skills required for the job Skills you will learn on the job
Collaboration Yes Yes
Communication Yes Yes
Critical Thinking Yes Yes
Professionalism Yes Yes
Research & Assessment Yes Yes
Application InstructionsIMPORTANT: A day or two after you apply in UNMJobs, our staff will email you a post-application questionnaire. Depending on the position, you may be required to attach/submit certain documents (For example: Transcripts, cover letter, work study award, recommendation, etc.). Full details will be on the form. Your questionnaire must be submitted before your application will be considered.