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.

Student Managers 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
Pay Grade:

Qualifications, Requirements, and Responsibilities


Applicants for the position of ARC Student Manager should have interest and experience with learning support, supplemental instruction, peer tutoring, and/or writing centers, and demonstrated experience as a student leader. They should be in strong academic standing (successful applicants will be maintaining a 3.0 or higher overall GPA), and have strong written and oral communication. They should be able to commit to 10 to 15 hours/week during every week of the academic year, and to make ARC a priority. Above all else, successful applicants will have an innovative approach to problem-solving, and a creative mindset.