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Instructional Support Specialist II, English
Opened until filled

This is a short-term position working 28 hours per week or less

Under the general direction and supervision of the Academic Success Center Staff, assist students and English faculty in the acquisition and reinforcement of English skills and perform other duties directly related to this job description. 

Maintain a high level of college English skills and the ability to appraise English strengths and weaknesses as appropriate.

Create method to record each lab session including time, date, length of appointment, content covered, and follow-up assignments for student.

Receive limited supervision within a broad framework of standard policies and procedures.

Create lab handouts and research guides for use by the English Lab and other instructors on campus.

Respond to students’ questions regarding English skills required for college.

Appraise students’ English abilities; develop and assign appropriate remediation; evaluate improvement.

Assist campus instructors in the development of grading criteria for course writing assignments.

Visit classrooms and explain English Lab hours and processes.

Present workshops on English skills; guest lecture in courses on basic skills and college-level English skills and strategies.

Participate in flex development and presentations.

Assist students in learning and using basic skills software.

Assist with administering software for computer assisted basic skills remediation. 

  1. Any combination of experience and training equivalent to the completion of one to two years of college level course work in English or a related area.
  2. One to two years experience working with students.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Associate’s degree or higher degree in English.
  2. One to two years working as a tutor or instructional aide, or related area in the area of English with an emphasis on the tutoring of basic skills level English courses. 

Knowledge of the basic functions and procedures associated with a classroom environment including learning, motivation and perceptions.

Knowledge of instructional materials and objectives used at specific levels.

Knowledge of application of curriculum as it applies to individual differences.

Knowledge of basic needs and requirements of students in the area to which assigned.

Knowledge of advanced English skills and concepts.

Knowledge of basic clerical skills, computers and related software.

Ability to deal effectively with a wide variety of personalities and situations requiring diplomacy, tact, friendliness, poise and firmness.

Ability to demonstrate an understanding, patient and receptive attitude toward student learning.

Ability to perform simple clerical tasks and operate standard office machines and related equipment.

Ability to communicate satisfactorily in both oral and written form and use appropriate and correct English, spelling, grammar and punctuation. Ability to perform arithmetical calculations with speed and accuracy. 

Indoor work environment – normal temperature.
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