Academic Jobs
Tutor I - Programming, Networking and Cybersecurity
Institution: Mt. Hood Community College
Location: Oregon, United States
Category: Admin - Tutors and Learning Resources
Posted: 11/19/2019
Application Due: 00/00/0000
Type: Part Time

Basic Job Purpose/Function

Assists students in improving their academic achievement in technology (with specialization in programming/networking/cybersecurity) by meeting with them on a drop-in basis to reinforce, review and clarify course-specific learning objectives and by providing study skills' strategies; reviews course materials, assignments and exam materials, ideas for papers and course assignments; works on solutions to individual learning challenges.

Essential Duties

  1. Provides academic assistance to students that supports MHCC course content and instructional methods.

  2. Supports effective instruction by tutoring students on a drop-in basis, individually and/or in small groups, facilitating discussions, reviewing class projects, reinforcing curriculum and content learning objectives, discussing test preparation strategies and providing homework assistance.

  3. Identifies and supports the diverse needs of individual learners; refer students with non-tutorial needs to other campus resources, as appropriate.

  4. Reviews course-specific instructional materials as provided by students and instructors.

Additional Duties

  1. Provide routine clerical support related to student tutoring programs and objectives

  2. Perform related duties as assigned.

Examples of Duties:

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma/GED or equivalent

  • Two (2) semesters or three (3) quarters of college-level coursework with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 with recent related coursework in the subject content area with a grade of "B" or better and recommendation from course-content instructors confirming subject matter competency

  • Successful completion of coursework or demonstrated work experience in two of the three subject areas (programming, networking, and cybersecurity)

  • Intermediate skills in Microsoft Office

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior tutoring experience

  • College Reading & Learning Association (CRLA) Level 1 certification or higher

Any other combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities may be considered.


Additional Requirements

  • Prior to employment, candidates must complete a college-provided assessment

  • Must successfully complete a MHCC 1-credit tutor training course at the first occurrence of the course offering

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Ability to:

  • Provide subject-matter expertise to tutor students, individually and/or in small groups.

  • Understand, follow and reinforce course-specific, Faculty-identified curriculum and learning objectives.

  • Refer students to a variety of academic and non-academic support services.

  • Follow program and college policies and procedures.

  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

  • Participate in workshops, trainings, outreach and student support activities.

  • Operate a variety of office and instructional equipment, software and technologies.

  • Maintain confidentiality of student information in accordance with College policies, regulations and local, state and federal laws.

  • Work independently under minimal supervision.

  • Promote a student-experience that practices inclusion, equity and diversity.

  • Work collaboratively with a variety of people and establish effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

  • Troubleshoot computer issues

  • Work in a culturally diverse environment

Knowledge of:

  • Content-specific coursework.

  • Effective communication, learning and tutoring strategies.

  • Student support and retention programs and services.

  • Adult learning theory.

  • At-risk populations and the socio-economic conditions of the local community of learners.

  • Learning tools, materials and technologies.

  • Record-keeping and report preparation techniques.

Supplemental Information:

Working Conditions:

Work is performed primarily in a college learning center, classroom, lab or similar environment.

Hazards: Potential interaction with anxious and/or distressed individuals.

Physical Demands: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a college learning center, classroom, lab or similar setting; dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard and other general office and instructional equipment and technologies; sitting or standing for extended periods of time; kneeling, bending at the waist, reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally to retrieve and store files and supplies; lifting, pushing, pulling and carrying office and instructional technologies and equipment, supplies and materials weighing up to 10 pounds; hearing and speaking to exchange information in person or on the telephone; seeing to read, prepare and assure the accuracy of documents.

Important Information

MHCC only accepts applications through our online application system at For technical assistance, please call 855-524-5627.

Please note: We do not request or read letters of recommendation. Also, it is not necessary to upload a large number of documents with your materials. We are looking for the required documents.

Please note: this is initially a self-screening system. We recognize that our application process can be lengthy, so before you begin, please read all of the stated requirements to determine if you meet them. Applicants must meet all of the stated minimum qualifications and additional requirements to be considered for this position. Based on your responses to the qualifying questions, the system may automatically screen you out from further consideration.

Position subject to budget consideration and approval.

Final candidates will be subject to a criminal background check as part of the employment process.

MHCC is NOT able to support Visa applications for employment at the college. Applicants must already be eligible to work in the United States to be considered.

MHCC provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment in accordance with ORS 408.225, 408.230, and 408.235; OAR 105-040-0010 and 105-040-0015.

Qualifying veterans and disabled veterans may obtain preference by submitting as verification of eligibility a copy of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214 or 215) or a letter from the US Dept. of Veteran's Affairs indicating receipt of a non-service connected pension to your application. Disabled Veterans must also submit a copy of their Veteran's disability preference letter from the Dept. of Veteran Affairs, unless the information is included in the DD Form 214 or 215.

If you are seeking this preference, appropriate documentation must be provided at the time of application. You may submit an electronic copy in the document upload area of the application in the section marked "veterans' preference document," or fax to 503-491-7257 or mail to Human Resources, Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham, OR 97030. If you do not have your documentation, you may request it through your Veterans' Administration Office.

Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and interview process. Please notify Human Resources at least three working days prior to the date of need.

Mt. Hood Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively supports workforce diversity.

Application Information
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