Student Employment

Want to join the team? Take the first step toward becoming a tutor, Supplemental Instruction Leader or office assistant.

Student Employee Roles

Walk-In Tutor Job Description

The Tutor position is a paid position for people who wish to help others excel. Tutors help students understand the subject material and encourage students to solve problems on their own by providing a starting point. The schedule is flexible but Tutors must commit to a minimum of 4 hours per week (Monday-Friday).

Tutors demonstrate proficiency in subject areas by leading tutoring/study sessions in a small group setting and effectively communicate acquired knowledge, ideas, or concepts. Tutors must possess the ability to handle or be open to a variety of learning styles.

Tutor Responsibilities:

  • Attend training sessions and scheduled meeting
  • Submit monthly attendance log sheets
  • Be punctual
  • Exhibit patience and courtesy when tutoring
  • Observe academic honesty policies (cannot assist with take home exams or directly do homework for a student)

Minimum Skills and Qualifications of a Tutor:

  • Strong social, written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge in a particular subject area
  • Commitment to being on time
  • Tutors understand and accept diversity
  • 3.0 cumulative G.P.A.

We Accept Applications Year-Round

Interested applicants can submit a Student Academic Support (SAS) Student Employee Application. We keep all applications on file for one year.

Are you a professor that would like to recommend a student be a tutor?

If you are a professor and would like to recommend a student to be a tutor, please complete the Recommend a Student to be a Tutor or SI Leader Form

Private Tutor Job Description

Private Tutors provide individual or small group tutoring sessions for pre-determined subjects. They may or may not have a set schedule but coordinate their meeting times and locations with the student(s) they are assigned to.

Responsibilities:

  • Attend training and scheduled meetings.
  • Submit private tutoring reports and log sheets
  • Exhibit patience and courtesy when tutoring.
  • Observe academic honesty policies (cannot assist with take home exams or directly do homework for a student).
  • Encourage students to solve problems on their own by providing a starting point (by building on what the student already knows/understands).

We Accept Applications Year-Round

Interested applicants can submit a Student Academic Support (SAS) Student Employee Application. We keep all applications on file for one year.

Are you a professor that would like to recommend a student to be a Tutor?

If you are a professor and would like to recommend a student to be a Tutor, please complete the Recommend a Student to be a Tutor or SI Leader Form

Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leader Job Description

The Supplemental Instruction Leader position is a paid, professional opportunity. SI Leaders are student leaders looking to improve communication skills, strengthen familiarity of an academic discipline, gain valuable group facilitation skills as well as work experience desired by many employers. SI Leaders typically work about 10 hours a week.

Supplemental Instruction Leaders are responsible for facilitating a minimum of two hours of peer assisted SI study sessions per week in their assigned academic subject. SI Leaders attend all lectures for their assigned class, take notes, work through all homework assignments as well as plan and facilitate interactive SI sessions to assist students with course material.

SI Leader Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate a minimum of two hours of peer assisted SI study sessions per week in the assigned academic subject
  • Attend lectures for the assigned class, take notes, work through all homework assignments
  • Plan and facilitate interactive SI sessions
  • Communicate frequently with faculty member(s) and SI supervisor
  • Collect and maintain data
  • Attend Training Workshops and SI meetings
  • Have strong communication skills and enjoy working with people

Qualifications and Requirements of a SI Leader:

  • Applicants must be a student who has previously taken a specific course and received a minimum of a B in that course
  • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Applicants must have a professor’s letter of recommendation
  • Applicants must have excellent social and communication skills
  • Applicants must submit a completed application
  • Applicants must submit a resume
  • Applicants must submit his or her class schedule

We Accept Applications Year-Round

Interested applicants can submit a Student Academic Support (SAS) Student Employee Application. We keep all applications on file for one year.

Are you a professor that would like to recommend a student to be an SI Leader?

If you are a professor and would like to recommend a student to be an SI Leader, please complete the Recommend a Student to be a Tutor or SI Leader Form

Are you a professor that would like to request an SI Leader for your course?

If you are a professor that would like to have an SI Leader in the course you are teaching, please complete the SI Leader Request Form before the end of the first week of classes.

Student Academic Support (SAS) Office Assistant Job Description

An office assistant performs routine clerical tasks, operates various office equipment, greets guests/visitors, and performs customer service related duties in an efficient, professional and courteous manner.

Office Assistant Responsibilities

  • Answers general inquiries and routes incoming calls relating to: Student Academic Support, Supplemental Instruction, Walk-in Tutoring, etc.
  • Greets and directs all students, guests and visitors
  • Assists with pairing students with Tutors
  • Receives and writes detailed, professional messages
  • Distributes incoming mail
  • Logs Smart-Board usage, SAS textbook library usage, and office supply usage (for re-ordering purposes)
  • Courteously assists students with requesting SAS employment applications by using the tablet at the front desk
  • Light office housekeeping
  • Posts and distributes public relations material which advertises tutoring services and workshops (involves walking to most campus buildings and various classrooms)
  • Assists SAS staff as necessary with tasks such as making phone calls, data entry, posting information, creating flyers, copying, delivering packages, stocking supplies, etc.

Minimum Skills and Qualifications of an Office Assistant

  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent customer service
  • Ability to type a minimum of 30 wpm
  • General knowledge of Microsoft Office and standard university programs (Blackboard, myPNW, etc.)
  • Commitment to being on time
  • Understand and accept diversity
  • Strong attention to detail
  • The ability to understand and follow directions with minimal supervision
  • Takes initiative and requests projects/work during down-time
  • Previous office experience preferred
  • 3.0 cumulative G.P.A.

We Accept Applications Year-Round

Interested applicants can submit a Student Academic Support (SAS) Student Employee Application. We keep all applications on file for one year.