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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.  Applicants must be flexible with availability and be willing and able to tutor some nights.  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 to prepare you for your 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/staff 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.

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.

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 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.

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. 

Undergraduate Tutors

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.

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

  • 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.
  • Chemistry and Math or Physics:  1 line that includes a proficiency exam through Organic Chemistry II; applicants should have completed Organic Chemistry II prior to their start date.  The Math subject includes a proficiency exam through Calculus II and the Physics subject includes a proficiency exam through Electromagnetism/Optics .  Applicants should have completed Calculus III prior to their start date.  
  • Chemistry:  1 line that includes a proficiency exam through Organic Chemistry II; applicants should have completed Organic Chemistry II prior to their start date.

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

  • Accounting and either QA or Economics:  1 line
  • Nutrition and Dietetics:  1 line

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.

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. 

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! 

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 check back in the fall semester for new graduate assistantship positions.  Thank you 

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.

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.