Academic Support Specialist will implement and coordinate tutoring program for adult students.
• Recruit, retain and support volunteers and staff involved in the tutoring program. • Schedule and participate in tutor workshop presentations and in-services. • Market tutoring services to students in the community and those enrolled in adult education classes. • Complete intake forms and pre-testing of all tutoring students, including those in small group and classroom tutoring situations. • Match students with appropriate learning opportunities including other college programs, making referrals to other staff when necessary. • Match tutors with adult students. This can be done in a variety of settings such as one-to-one, small group, classroom and drop-in or open labs. • Maintain program database for grant reporting. This includes students and volunteer records such as volunteer hours, student test scores (both pre- and post-testing), and demographic information. • Assist Program Director with data collection, reports and grant writing. • Conduct semi-annual post-testing of all tutoring students, regardless of their match status. • Coordinate tutor and student recognition program. • Work in cooperation with supervisor to develop and implement program evaluation processes, forms and focus groups. • Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree, preferably with a major in Education, Linguistics, Reading or a related field. Experience working with LEP and/or literacy learners (both native and non-native speakers), in particular educationally disadvantaged adults from diverse backgrounds. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Computer skills in Microsoft Word. Ability to work and think independently.
Must be able to demonstrate the Morton College core values of compassion, fairness, respect, responsibility, tolerance and truth.
Morton College, the second oldest community college in Illinois, was founded in 1924 to meet the educational demands in the growing communities of Berwyn, Cicero, Forest View, Lyons, McCook, Stickney and other near western suburbs which were a national hub of economic activity. As a comprehensive community college, recognized by the Illinois Community College Board, Morton College's mission is: To enhance the quality of life of our diverse community through exemplary teaching and learning opportunities, community service, and life-long learning.