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Employment Opportunities

Are you interested in working at the Center for Learning Resources? See the descriptions of each of the open positions in the CLR for more information about how to apply and become part of our team.

Qualifications:  All positions (except for the federal work study administrative assistant lines) require applicants to maintain a 3.4 or higher cumulative GPA and be earning consistent grades of A- or higher in the subject(s) supported.  Training on how to tutor/work in this capacity will be provided upon hiring.  Tutoring applicants must make themselves available for paid CRLA training the week before undergraduate classes begin in August or during a week to be determined in June.  (On-campus housing for residential students can be arranged for August without an additional cost.)

Bursary Lines (open to domestic and international students) who are able to work about 10 hours per week without exceeding the 20-hour limit for student UNH employment due to conflicts with other jobs:

 

Undergraduate Computer Lab Monitors

The CLR is looking for one Computer Lab monitor for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Undergraduate Computer Lab monitors must be proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite.  Computer Lab monitors may tutor as a secondary duty. Computer Lab monitor tutors must have earned a 3.4 cumulative GPA and grades of A- or higher in the courses they would like to support.  Candidates must submit a resume, cover letter, computer skills proficiency checklist, student application form, and availability form in order to be considered.  A letter of recommendation from a faculty member who can attest to the candidate's skills will be requested following an invitation to interview. Transfer students may be asked to provide a transcript from their previous institution.  Generally, students must be in their sophomore or junior and  agree to a minimum of a one-year commitment for this line.

All Computer Lab monitors must undergo approximately 13 hours of training prior to the start of the term.  Training will be paid at the normal hourly rate and will help the monitor to prepare for their work. Our training curriculum has been approved by the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA), so all tutors who complete the training and minimum number of contact tutoring hours will achieve Level 1 Tutor certification, which is internationally recognized.   A preterm meeting is held prior to the start of undergraduate classes; attendance is an employment requirement.

COMPUTER LAB MONITOR (UNDERGRADUATE) DESCRIPTION:  The Computer Lab undergraduate monitor in the Center for Learning Resources (CLR) primarily monitors the Computer Lab (Library 120).  Responsibilities include:  answering student questions and instructing students on internet applications and installed software, including, but not limited to, Blackboard, Tegrity, the latest versions of the Microsoft Office  Suite (especially Excel in business applications), and other textbook accompaniments.  Knowledge of Adobe software (particularly Photoshop), MyMathLab.com, SPSS, MiniTab, and/or PHStat is useful.  The undergraduate monitor is also responsible for a substantial amount of data entry, so applicants should be proficient typists in both speed and accuracy with a minimum typing speed of 40 WPM.  The monitor provides substantial support for AccuTrac® online scheduling and reporting software, including helping students schedule and modify appointments with tutors.  The monitor records and enters data on use of CLR facilities, keeps students updated on CLR policies and procedures, reports any problems to the CLR administration, and engages in other assigned duties as needed.    Applicants should exhibit good communication and tutoring skills and be a friendly and enthusiastic team player. 

If you are interested in this line, please submit the documentation listed above to Ms. Debbie Malewicki, CLR Director, at DMalewicki@newhaven.edu.  Any questions regarding this position should be addressed by contacting us at (203) 932-7215.  All applications should be submitted electronically.

Undergraduate Tutors

Applications for tutoring lines for the Fall 2014 semester may be submitted beginning April 1, 2014.

Undergraduate tutors must have earned a 3.4 cumulative GPA and grades of A- or higher  in the courses they would like to support.  Tutor candidates must submit a resume, cover letter, student application form, and availability form in order to be considered.  A letter of recommendation from a faculty member who can attest to the candidate's skills will be requested following an invitation to interview. Transfer students may be asked to provide a transcript from their previous institution.  Generally, students must be in their sophomore or junior and agree to a minimum of a one-year commitment for this line.

All tutors must undergo approximately 13 hours of training prior to the start of the term.  Training will be paid at the normal hourly rate and will help the tutor prepare for their work by reviewing how to conduct a tutoring session and help all the diverse students the CLR serves. Our training curriculum has been approved by the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA), so all tutors who complete the training and minimum number of contact tutoring hours will achieve Level 1 Tutor certification, which is internationally recognized.   A preterm meeting is held prior to the start of undergraduate classes; attendance is an employment requirement.

The CLR is currently looking for undergraduate tutors in these subjects for the Fall 2014 term:

  • Chemistry and ideally a secondary subject TBD:  1 line that includes a proficiency exam through Organic Chemistry II
  • Chemistry and Biology:  1 line that includes a proficiency exam through Organic Chemistry II
    • Chemistry and Math:  1 line that includes a proficiency exam through Organic Chemistry II and another through Calculus II; applicants should have completed Calculus III and Organic Chemistry II prior to their start date 
    • Math and EASC:  1 line that includes a proficiency exam through Calculus II; applicants should have completed Calculus III prior to their start date

If you are interested in this line, please submit the documentation listed above to Ms. Debbie Malewicki, CLR Director, at DMalewicki@newhaven.edu, specifying the position(s) for which you are applying.  Any questions regarding this position should be addressed by contacting us at (203) 932-7215.  All applications should be submitted electronically.

Undergraduate Peer Tutors

Applications for Peer Tutoring lines for the Fall 2014 semester may be submitted beginning April 1, 2014.

Undergraduate peer tutors must have earned a 3.4 cumulative GPA and grades of A- or higher  in the courses they would like to support.  Tutor candidates must submit a resume, cover letter, student application form, and availability form to the CLR for consideration.  Upon being invited to interview, an applicant should obtain a letter of recommendation from a faculty member who can attest to the candidate's skills.  Transfer students might also be asked to provide a transcript from their previous institution.  Generally, students must be in their sophomore or junior year to be considered as a tutor candidate and must agree to a minimum of a one-year commitment.

All tutors must undergo approximately 13 hours of training prior to the start of the term.  Training will be paid at the normal hourly rate and will help the tutor to prepare for their work at the CLR by reviewing how to conduct a tutoring session and help all the diverse students the CLR serves. Our training curriculum has been approved by the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA), so all tutors who complete the training and minimum number of contact tutoring hours will achieve Level 1 Tutor certification, which is internationally recognized.  A preterm meeting is held prior to the start of undergraduate classes each term; attendance is an employment requirement.

The CLR is currently looking for peer tutors in these subjects for the Fall 2014 term:

  • Accounting and Quantitative Analysis: 1 line only open to a sophomore who can make a 2-year commitment; application should be approved by Prof. Mary Miller
  • Biology or Marine Biology and Chemistry through Organic II:  1 line open to a sophomore or 1st-semester junior; chemistry proficiency test through Organic Chemistry II required
  • Civil Engineering and EASC:  1 line
  • Fire Science (and ideally some Criminal Justice classes):  1 line open to a sophomore or 1st-semester junior; application should be approved by Dr. Iliescu
  • Mechanical Engineering and EASC: 1 line
  • Nutrition and Dietetics:  1 line open to a 1st-semester senior; application must be approved by Dr. Georgia Chavent or Dr. Rosa Mo
  • Physics and Chemistry or Math:  1 sophomore or junior who can support the 100- and 200-level courses; the interview includes a proficiency exam through PHYS 2205 and another through Calculus II or Organic Chemistry II; for math consideration, the applicant must have completed Calculus III prior to the start date; Physics qualifications should be approved by Dr. Nikodem Poplawski

If you are interested in one of these lines, please submit the documentation listed above to Ms. Debbie Malewicki, CLR Director, at DMalewicki@newhaven.edu, specifying the position(s) for which you are applying.  Any questioned regarding this position should be addressed by contacting us at (203) 932-7215.  All applications should be submitted electronically.

Graduate Peer Tutors

Graduate peer tutors must have earned a 3.4 cumulative GPA and grades of A- or higher  in the courses they would like to support.  Graduate tutors may also apply to support courses from their undergraduate career.  Tutor candidates must submit a resume, cover letter, student application form, and availability form to the CLR for consideration.  Upon being invited to interview, an applicant should obtain a letter of recommendation from a faculty member who can attest to the candidate's skills.  Graduate tutors must also submit a transcript from their undergraduate institution if they wish to support courses taken at another institution.  Graduate peer tutors are asked to make a minimum of a two - to three - trimester commitment.  Graduate peer tutors are not hired as teaching assistants, so they do not receive tuition benefits.

All tutors must undergo approximately 13 hours of training prior to the start of the term.  Training will be paid at the normal hourly rate and will help the tutor to prepare for their work at the CLR by reviewing how to conduct a tutoring session and help all the diverse students the CLR serves. Our training curriculum has been approved by the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA), so all tutors who complete the training and minimum number of contact tutoring hours will achieve Level 1 Tutor certification, which is internationally recognized.  A preterm meeting is held prior to the start of graduate classes each term; attendance is an employment requirement.

 

The CLR is currently looking for graduate peer tutors in these subjects for the Fall 2014 term:

  • I/O Psychology: 1 graduate student sought who has completed at least 2 terms or who can tutor two or more courses running in the fall trimester (Applicants who can only work two trimesters are welcome to apply for this position.)   If you have taken PSYC 6608, you must have earned an A- or higher in it and be comfortable tutoring it. 

If you are interested in one of these lines, please submit the documentation listed above to Ms. Debbie Malewicki, CLR Director, at DMalewicki@newhaven.edu, specifying the position(s) for which you are applying.  Any questioned regarding this position should be addressed by contacting us at (203) 932-7215.  All applications should be submitted electronically.

Graduate Teaching Assistantships

CLR teaching assistantships are phenomenal opportunities to gain real-world experience in the fields of management, IT, customer service, communication, and student support, so we look forward to hearing from you if you are motivated enough to work hard and are coming to the table with the right skill set! 

The CLR is seeking two dynamic, detail-oriented, and professional graduate students to join our staff.  Please carefully read the job descriptions below, as well as the directions for the application, before applying.  If we're describing you, then we hope to hear from you soon with the necessary application materials.

Applicants also must be in their first or second trimester and able to make a minimum commitment of four trimesters to the job, unless otherwise specified, as each line entails substantial paid training time.  The Peer Tutoring Coordinator’s position includes oversight and training of other student staff.

Graduate teaching assistants (TAs) must have earned a 3.4 or higher cumulative GPA as an undergraduate student, or as a graduate student with grades in the A range.  TAs must plan not to graduate before August 2015.   TA candidates must submit a resume, cover letter, student application form, and availability form to the CLR in order to be considered.  Peer Tutoring Coordinator candidates must also submit as part of their application a Computer Lab Proficiency Checklist.  A letter of recommendation is required from a faculty member who can attest to the candidate's skills but should not be requested until you have been invited to interview. Graduate TAs must submit a transcript from their undergraduate institution. Please see the job description(s) below for the teaching assistantships available at this time.

 

Available April 2014 as a Teaching Assistantship with tuition benefits - ONLY available for the Summer 2014 Trimester

Teaching Assistant for the Math, Science, and Business Lab: Open to international or domestic graduate students who are able to work for the Summer 2014 trimester only. The Math, Science, and Business Lab tutor in the Center for Learning Resources (CLR) meets with students on a one-to-one or small-group basis to provide learning assistance in mathematics (fundamentals through calculus III) OR through Calculus I and Chemistry through Organic Chemistry II.  Good teaching and communication skills are essential.  Other responsibilities include monitoring the Math Lab (Library 113/114) facilities, keeping records of student use, keeping students updated on CLR policies and procedures, reporting any problems to the CLR administration, and additional duties as needed.  Tutors must learn and utilize AccuTrac®, an online scheduling and reporting software, in which training is provided.  Adherence to a weekly schedule running through the end of undergraduate final exams is essential.  Tutors also must be available to work at least one weeknight and one weekend shift or two weeknights until 10 PM each term.  Applicants should submit their availability with their application.  They will be asked to provide a recommendation letter from a faculty member in the subject(s) to be tutored upon being invited to interview.  The letter may come from a professor from the applicant’s undergraduate university.  Please note that all candidates will be tested on their working knowledge of mathematics, and chemistry and/or physics if applicable, at the time of the interview.  Candidates may not use notes, a textbook, or a calculator to answer the questions.   This position is open to domestic students and international students with a strong proficiency in English.

 

Available April 1, 2014 with tuition benefits

Peer Tutoring Program Coordinator: 

The graduate assistant supervising the Peer Tutoring Program in the CLR will coordinate the 14-30 undergraduate and/or graduate student tutors involved in the Peer Tutoring Program.  Primary responsibilities for this position include:  monitoring the tutoring schedules of the peer tutors through the respective departments, handling staff problems or issues that may arise (i.e., probation, insufficient scheduling availability, or advice on engaging students), handling staff time cards, filling out bursary request forms, ensuring adequate resources are available for the tutors, searching for qualified tutoring candidates, participating in hiring interviews, attending Retention Team meetings, preparing and setting up for meetings, creating and posting marketing materials around campus, becoming an AccuTrack® administrator, swapping tutor shifts on AccuTrack® when staff call out, generating reports, tracking program data, notifying faculty liaisons of usage levels, conducting placement testing, administering evaluations and other processes, conducting College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) training sessions with incoming tutors and helping update UNH CRLA accreditation materials as needed, updating and maintaining the Peer Tutoring website, and other various administrative tasks.  Skills necessary for this position include:  a strong knowledge of Microsoft Office software, excellent communication and problem solving skills, strong organizational and leadership talents, and the ability to work well with many other members of the university community.  An understanding of basic statistics is recommended. The Peer Tutoring Program Coordinator must adhere to a weekly schedule of four or more business days that runs through the conclusion of undergraduate final exams and be willing to return for early August to prepare for the fall semester.  This line reports to the director of the CLR and works closely with the associate director.  Maintaining a 3.4 or higher cumulative GPA, and a solid English proficiency in written and verbal communication, are employment conditions.  This position is open to domestic students and international students.

For the Peer Tutoring Coordinator position, you must demonstrate impeccable (almost perfect) English skills in writing and conversation, which means the ability to draft and send an email with proper grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and professional forms of address.  Only applicants who meet these qualifications will be invited to interview as the student in each position interacts with the general public, and represents the CLR, in writing and in person on a daily basis.

 

All tutors must undergo approximately 13 hours of training prior to the start of the term.  Training will be paid at the normal hourly rate and will help the tutor to prepare for their work at the CLR by reviewing how to conduct a tutoring session and help all the diverse students the CLR serves. Our training curriculum has been approved by the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA), so all tutors who complete the training and minimum number of contact tutoring hours will achieve Level 1 Tutor certification, which is internationally recognized.  A preterm meeting is held prior to the start of undergraduate classes each term; attendance is an employment requirement.

If you are interested in one of these lines, please submit the documentation listed above to Ms. Debbie Malewicki, CLR Director, at DMalewicki@newhaven.edu, specifying the position(s) for which you are applying.  Any questions regarding this position should be addressed by contacting us at (203) 932-7215.  All applications should be submitted electronically.

Federal Work Study Positions

Reception Staff

The CLR is looking for three Receptionists for the Fall 2014 term.

Students who qualify for the federal work-study program may join the CLR team as a receptionist.  Students should maintain a 2.8 GPA, preferably a 3.0 or higher, cumulative GPA. The general duties of the receptionist include greeting all students who come to the CLR, helping students to log in to our tutoring center software, and assisting the administrative staff with general clerical tasks on an as-needed basis.

Reception staff candidates must submit a resume, cover letter, student application form, and availability form to the CLR in order to be considered for a position.  Prior to being invited to interview, the student must secure a letter from the Financial Aid Office demonstrating that they qualify for the Federal Work Study program.  Students who are hired agree to put their entire FWS allocation package toward their CLR employment.

If you are interested in one of these lines, please submit the documentation listed above to Ms. Debbie Malewicki, CLR Director, at DMalewicki@newhaven.edu, specifying the position(s) for which you are applying.  Any questions regarding this position should be addressed by contacting us at (203) 932-7215.  All applications should be submitted electronically.

Professional Tutors

Professional tutors must have earned a masters degree or higher within their professional field and possess university-level teaching experience.  More information on openings and how to apply can be found here. When applying, please include the professional tutor application form and availability form.

Qualified applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.  The pay rate for new professional tutors is $25 per hour.  After three full years at the CLR, the pay rate increases to $32 per hour.

Please click here for a description of the available position in the Math, Science, and Business Lab.