Friday, September 9, 2016

Laboratory Coordinator (TT) at Grand Valley CC

Title: Calculus & Physical Science Tutorial Laboratory Coordinator
Department: Student Success and Retention
Position Number: 740
Schedule: 44 weeks/year, 40 hours/week
Annual Salary: $45,429
Reports to: Associate Dean of Student Success and Retention
Closing Date: October 7, 2016
- Supervise and coordinate all tutoring in the Calculus & Physical Science Tutorial Lab.
- Recruit, select, hire, train, schedule, supervise, evaluate and serve as mentor to professional staff and student tutors/lab assistants.
- Tutor students individually and in groups in advanced Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and college level course work.
- Participate in the development and delivery of tutoring training for all GRCC tutors and develop and deliver subject specific training for Calculus & Physical Science Tutorial Lab tutors.
- Develop tutoring strategies to meet the needs of a diverse learning population.
- Ability to work effectively with and relate to diverse community college student population.
- Stay current with Departmental curricula in Calculus, Physics, & Chemistry as well as best practices and research in learning theory and practice.
- Develop and implement group tutoring sessions.
- Monitor Calculus & Physical Science Tutorial Lab and associated Science Computer Lab budget.
- Maintain a positive, warm and welcoming academic support learning environment.
- Promote and develop students' academic success by encouraging independent, self-actualized learning.
- Establish and enforce lab policies for both the Calculus & Physical Science Tutorial Lab and Science Computer Lab.
- In cooperation with Biology Learning Center Coordinator, supervise and schedule assistants for Science Computer Lab.
- Maintain close working relationship with other lab coordinators to ensure consistency of campus wide tutorial services.
- Develop and maintain close working relationship with Calculus & Physical Sciences faculty and staff regarding course materials, procedures and content.
- Coordinate, manage and ensure the security of all Lab resources including lab computers.
- Prepare special review materials and practice tests in both written and electronic formats.
- Work cooperatively and maintain rapport with students, staff, faculty and administration.
- Disseminate information and give presentations about lab to students, faculty and staff.
- Collect and examine lab usage data to determine tutorial needs for Calculus & Physical Sciences.
- Participate in Academic Support & Tutoring Services data analysis and review.
- Communicate with instructors and staff regarding individual needs of students.
- Maintain and update the Lab website in coordination with other tutorial lab coordinators.
- Attend Academic Support & Tutoring Services staff meetings as well as other Departmental meetings as requested by supervisor.
- Work collaboratively with the Academic Support & Tutoring Services team to insure continuous improvement of service and support college wide student success initiatives.
- Support the initiatives of Student Success and Retention through normal activities of faculty members
- Perform other duties and responsibilities assigned by supervisor.
Job Specifications
- Bachelor's Degree is required with preference in Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics or a closely related field.
- Master's Degree is required with preference in Chemistry, Physics, Education Mathematics, or a closely related field or completion of same within specified time of hire.
- Successful coursework completion in high level Calculus required.
Work Experience
- Two years' experience teaching/tutoring students in Physical sciences and/or Calculus required.
- Experienced with the use of graphing calculators.
- Experience with a computer-based Algebra system such as MAPLE (preferred).
Physical Demands
- Ability to lift (up to 20 lbs), bend, twist, ambulate around campus and sit for long periods and may travel to off campus sites.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, to assist students and staff in a professional manner.
Mental Demands
- Demonstrated content knowledge of courses/department curriculum to be supported.
- Demonstrated ability to work with students from diverse educational and demographic backgrounds.
- Ability to effectively participate in a collaborative decision making process.
- Ability to manage labs with minimal supervision.
- Possession of leadership qualities.
- Ability to adapt to demanding work environment and flexible work schedule.
- Demonstrated professionalism and possession of character qualities including: organization, promptness, courtesy, confidentiality and dependability.
- Computer literate.
- Ability to learn and maintain up-to-date skills in computer technology including: electronic student information systems (PeopleSoft), Microsoft Office, and other programs that may be used by the College to support and/or track student success.
- Demonstrated initiative and problem-solving abilities. Ability to perform routine and unexpected duties with minimum supervision.
- Proven ability to provide excellent customer service to students and staff in a demanding work environment.
- High energy level with enthusiasm and interest in helping and supporting students, staff, and the general public.
- Ability to work under pressure while possessing mature judgment and flexibility in regards to interruptions.
- Must use good judgment in handling sensitive or difficult situations in a pleasant and professional manner.
- Understanding and working knowledge of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, required.
Working Conditions
- Ability to work in a high traffic, indoor academic lab environment.
The College is interested in faculty who: (1) possess an interest in working with diverse student populations who represent a wide range of age, ethnicity, national origin, and ability; (2) engage in and develop innovative teaching methods; (3) demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement, individually and for the College. GRCC has an excellent benefits program and the Faculty Association contract provides opportunities to earn additional compensation.
Why work at GRCC? This position offers:
· Competitive salary with merit-based increases
· A diverse working and learning environment with ongoing related professional development
· Retirement plans including Michigan Public Schools Retiree System (defined benefit) or TIAA-CREF (defined contribution)
· Generous personal time off package, including holidays, sick time for you and your family, vacation, bereavement and personal days
· Domestic Partner Benefit Program
· Excellent and affordable health coverage
· Generous dental and optical reimbursement plan
· Life insurance and long term disability benefits
· Free tuition at GRCC for you and your dependents
· External institution tuition reimbursement for you
· Extensive Professional Development and Wellness opportunities
· Ford Fieldhouse Health Club and Pool Membership
· Downtown campus parking at a deep discount
· Grand Rapids is a Cool City!
For more information about
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Grand Rapids Community College is only accepting online applications for this position at Please include your resume and cover letter in one document; unofficial transcripts; and three letters of recommendation, which you may upload yourself or have your supporters attach to an email to Find application and upload instructions here Individuals with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Grand Rapids Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The opportunity to apply for this position will close on October 7, 2016. Individuals with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Grand Rapids Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.