ARC: Student Managers (S9947X)

Summary, Scope, and Responsibilities

The Academic Resource Commons (ARC), a college-wide collaboration among faculty, staff, and students, is an initiative that supports every learner at Bates in achieving their academic goals. ARC offers high-quality, student-focused peer tutoring and other support services in a welcoming, inclusive environment. Student-focused services support every student as a unique learner, and empower students as academic leaders. The ARC is a vital part of the academic experience at Bates College, complementing the classroom experience with a deeply social, collaborative, interactive learning environment that engages learners of every background in a conversation over shared challenges and student success.
All student positions within the Academic Resource Commons participate in the Student Employment Development and Reflection Program.

Student Managers:

In collaboration with the professional staff of the Academic Resource Commons, Student Managers implement the core mission of the Academic Resource Commons, working with Bates students towards academic success.
Student Managers are Bates students who have emerged as peer leaders, and who have a demonstrated commitment to and aptitude for peer tutoring pedagogy. In collaboration with the Director of the Academic Resource Commons, Student Managers lead the student employees of ARC in providing academic support for Bates students. They do this by developing and implementing trainings for peer tutors, providing on-the-floor oversight of the Academic Resource Commons, serving as liaisons to departments, and completing an annual project aimed towards further developing ARC’s programming. Student Managers also create and deliver workshops on academic areas of recurring interest, including both course content and academic skills. Each of ARC’s Student Managers leads a team of Peer Educators focused on a curricular area (e.g., Biology) or an aspect of ARC services (e.g., Workshops). Student Managers meet weekly with the ARC staff to address operational issues within the center and to learn about theories of organizational leadership and coordinating peer support programming. They also attend weekly staff development workshops with other ARC Peer Educators throughout the semester.

Your application should contain the following documents:
Resume
Transcript
Cover letter explaining your related experience and interest in this position. Please also include the following information:
Class Year
GPA
Can you commit to working 10-15 hours/week within ARC, and making ARC a priority among your various campus commitments?
Can you attend training in the week before classes begin?are outstanding Bates students who have emerged as peer leaders, and who have a demonstrated commitment to and aptitude for peer tutoring pedagogy. In collaboration with the Director of the Academic Resource Commons, Student Managers lead the student employees of ARC in providing academic support for Bates students. creating and delivering workshops on academic areas of recurring interest, including both course content and academic skills. Student Managers develop and implement trainings for peer tutors, provide on-the-floor oversight of the Academic Resource Commons, and serve as liaisons to departments. Each of ARC’s Student Managers leads a team of tutors focused on a curricular area (e.g., Biology) or an aspect of ARC services (e.g., Drop-in Labs). The Student Managers meet on a weekly basis with the ARC staff to discuss and address emerging issues in the center.

Your application should contain the following documents:


The Basics


Department: Academic Resource Commons
Supervisor: Eric Dyer
Office Location: Coram Library 223
Email: edyer@bates.edu
Pay Grade:
Hours:
Workers:

Qualifications, Requirements, and Responsibilities

Requirements


Successful applicants will have an innovative approach to problem-solving, and a creative mindset able to commit to 10 to 15 hours/week during every week of the academic year, and to make ARC a priority strong academic standing (successful applicants will be maintaining a 3.0 or higher overall GPA) strong organization and time management skills strong written and oral communication a friendly willingness to support, mentor, and foster trusting relationships with other Peer Educators within the Academic Resource Commons sensitivity to and flexibility in regards to Bates students’ diverse learning styles and preferences openness to feedback from students, Peer Educators the course faculty, and the ARC team a desire to develop a skill set for effective organizational leadership ability to attend required trainings and ARC meetings and to be present for all scheduled time within ARC interest and experience with learning support, supplemental instruction, peer tutoring, and/or writing centers demonstrated experience as a student leader.

Reporting


Reports to the Director of ARC and Writing at Bates professional staff as appropriate. Works closely with ARC Student Managers and fellow Peer Tutors

Responsibilities


Responsibilities work regularly scheduled weekly shifts overseeing daily operations of ARC actively mentor fellow ARC Peer Educators in their roles, providing guidance and feedback supporting their efforts to improve their academic support skills create and deliver (in collaboration with the Student Manager group) workshops on academic areas of recurring interest Actively develop and refine your tutoring skills and a Peer Educator Philosophy through scheduled trainings, meetings and workshops, and on your own. Attend weekly meetings for ARC business and leadership training Ensure open and proactive communication between peer educators and faculty Complete at least one project per academic year aiming to further develop and improve ARC’s programming Integrate feedback from the course professor, tutees, and the ARC team in an effort to improve your organizational leadership and academic support skills.