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SLCC Student, Workstudy - Specialist II or III, America Reads Tutor
Salt Lake Community College in Salt Lake City, Utah
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Date Posted 02/14/2020
Admin-Tutors and Learning Resources
Salary $12.55 - $15.17 -  
Employment Type Part-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Title

SLCC Student, Workstudy - Specialist II or III, America Reads Tutor

Open Internally or Externally


If faculty, tenure track status

Not Applicable

Reports to (title)

Service Leadership Coordinator


Thayne Center

Requisition Number


Position Type

One Year Temporary

Job Category

Work Study - Variable



Initial Work Location


Starting Salary

$12.55 - $15.17

Job Open Date


Open Until Filled


Job Summary

Providing consistent reading support and engaging mentorship can have an immense impact on the life of a young person who is struggling with reading. You can become a part of their literacy journey and earn your federal work study award through the America Reads program through the Thayne Center for Service and Learning.

America Reads 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 for 19-20 will be United Way of Salt Lake, Esperanza Elementary, and the YMCA.

The Thayne Center for Service & Learning 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 children will benefit most from consistent motivation and support. During their time at the partner site, tutors will build a mentoring relationship with the children and share their passion for reading and education. In this program, the tutor will get direct experience working with children, practicing customer service skills, learning about the education system, and working in a fast paced environment. Tutors will also receive training before beginning their responsibilities.

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 children and be read to by children.

- Serve as a mentor and positive role model to children.

-Assist children with homework.

-Engage children in learning and literacy enrichment activities.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties Continued

- Maintain excellent communication with the Service Leadership 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 children.

Minimum Qualifications

- Must have a SLCC federal work study award and enrolled in at least 6 credit hours per semester.

- Must work at least four hours a week during the semester.

- Must have basic computer skills.

- Must pass a background check.

- 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 check email twice per week during the semester and be a responsive email responder.

- 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 children from diverse backgrounds and experiences.

- Have patient and positive attitude.

- 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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