TITLE Preparatory Math Specialist-WP
CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 2475
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Coordinator Academic Support and Grants
MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Dean of Academic Affairs
The Preparatory Math Specialist teaches four assigned math courses annually, supervises and trains undergraduate math tutors, and provides tutorial math assistance to students in the Student Advisement and Academic Support Center (SAAS). The Math Specialist works closely with students across the curricula developing math skills, works as a staff member of SAAS Center, and determines math placement for entering students.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Education: A Bachelor’s degree is required; a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics is preferred.
Experience: At least one year of tutoring or teaching experience at the high school, junior college or college level is required.
Skills: Excellent oral and written communication skills and effective interpersonal skills are required. Organizational and supervisory skills are preferred. Experience working in diverse environment and/or with students from diverse backgrounds is preferred.
Certification: If the Bachelor’s degree is not in Mathematics, a high school math teaching certificate is required.
Other: The position may require work in the evenings and weekends.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Provides tutorial assistance to students completing homework assignments and/or working with computer assisted math tutorials by staffing the tutoring center during assigned periods, being knowledgeable of the various math tutorial programs and the scope and content of the math courses taught, supervising math tutors, and assisting with peer/tutor training .
2. Ensures availability to students by scheduling, announcing, and maintaining regular office hours.
3. Contributes to the effective organization and administration of courses taught by the Mathematics Department through service on various committees which develop the scope and content of each class session for specific courses, recommend and/or select textbooks, develop common final examinations, and prepare supplemental study guides and examination review sheets.
4. Supports efforts to develop math skill by administering math placement examinations to entering students, evaluating the examinations to result in course placement, working closely with the appropriate administrators, teaching four math courses annually, and conducting math workshops for students and faculty.
5. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
6. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, participating in professional organizations that promote developmental education and tutoring, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses as required by the Coordinator Academic Support and Grants.
7. Contributes to the overall success of SAAS by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Coordinator Academic Support and Grants.
The Preparatory Math Specialist is supervised by the Coordinator Academic Support and Grants and supervises part-time and student/peer tutors.
REVISED JANUARY 2011
JOB FAMILY 4
Factor 1: Professional Knowledge, Skill, and Technical Mastery
Level 3 - 1500 Points: Entry-level knowledge of the principles, concepts, practices, and methods of an administrative, managerial, technical, or professional specialty. Knowledge permits employee to carry out basic recurring tasks and routine portions of assignments or to carry out less demanding professional elements of assignments in professional or technical areas including accounting or auditing, financial management, business administration, human resources, law, engineering, science, or medicine, while gaining familiarity with the University's policies and goals, business practices, and/or accounting systems. This level of knowledge permits the employee to schedule and carry out the steps of a limited operation or project, or to complete stages of a multi-phase project. Alternatively, knowledge at this level might also permit the employee to carry out recurring tasks and routine assignments requiring moderate experience in specific areas within higher education. Knowledge at this level is typically acquired through a combination of formal education and/or training and experience that includes a requirement for a college degree in a specific technical or professional specialty. Knowledge requirements may also include a limited amount of related work experience. Alternatively, equivalent knowledge requirements at this level include a non-technical or general Bachelor's degree requirement with a moderate level of additional related work experience or a non-specific Master's degree requirement with some related work experience.
Factor 2: Supervisory Responsibility
Level 2 - 130 Points: Regular, but limited, supervision, training, or directing the work assignments of (a) small numbers of student, part-time or temporary workers, or (b) one or more permanent, full-time employees. The nature of supervision is largely confined to scheduling work and assigning tasks. Supervision at this level typically does not include a full range of supervisory responsibilities, and supervisory duties typically do not consume a large portion of the work day.
Factor 3: Interactions with Others
Level 3 - 250 Points: The purpose of interactions is to advise or counsel others to solve recurring and structured problems, and/or to plan or coordinate work efforts with other employees who are working toward common goals in situations where relationships are generally cooperative. Interactions are moderately structured and routine and may involve employees in different functions, students, and/or the general public. These types of interactions require normal interpersonal skills.
Factor 4: Job Controls and Guidelines
Level 2 - 250 Points: The employee carries out a group of procedures using the general methods and desired results indicated by the supervisor. Typically, standard operating procedures, handbooks, and/or reference manuals exist for most procedures, but the employee must select from the most appropriate of several guidelines and make minor adjustments to methods. Unforeseen situations are normally referred to others for resolution. Assignments are related in function and objective, but processes, procedures, or software varies from one assignment to another. Based on the assignment, the employee uses diverse, but conventional, methods, techniques, or approaches. Employees in jobs at this level may perform work that is moderately complex, but normally performed within a fairly narrow and specific functional area.
Factor 5: Managerial Responsibility
Level 2 - 400 Points: Work involves services including collecting, processing, and disseminating information and providing advice to others. Work activities may be complex and likely affect the accuracy, reliability, or acceptability of further processes or services to the extent that others rely on the advice given in order to make decisions. Work activities typically affect the efficiency of the department but have relatively minor effects on operations within the cost center. Individuals in jobs at this level are often responsible for actively documenting, monitoring, and controlling expenditures. Incumbents may recommend minor expenditures, but have no substantive authority over budgets.