Instructional Specialist, Part-Time
Full-Time at Northern Arizona University, Learning Assistance Center
posted on September 26, 2012
• This position is part of the Student Learning Centers which provide academic support to NAU undergraduate students. Providing graduate admissions test preparation courses is a new initiative within the Student Learning Centers, therefore curriculum development and course preparation will be an integral part of this position. The Student Learning Centers are looking for candidates who are highly adaptable, self-motivated, creative, dynamic, and enjoy working as part of a team.
• The Instructional Specialist - Quantitative position is responsible for delivery of the quantitative portions of the GRE® & GMAT® Test Prep Courses. The selected candidate will have excellent presentation and instructional skills and be highly adept at math and quantitative reasoning. The courses will be videotaped for future use, therefore the selected candidate should be comfortable presenting while being videotaped, and will be expected to wear business casual attire for all course sessions.
• This position will report to the Program Coordinator, Sr. at the South Student Learning Center and requires evening and weekend availability.
• Duties and Responsibilities:
• Instruct students on quantitative reasoning portion of the GRE® & GMAT®.
• Develop, plan, and implement class lessons and course packs.
• Guide students in their preparation for the exam and what to expect.
• Teach test taking strategies and learning techniques.
• Work with the Program Coordinator, Sr. and other SLC staff to ensure the delivery of the course is aligned with the goals and mission of the department.
• Communicate progress and outcomes of program; makes suggestions for modifications and improvement of program.
• Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment; OR,
• Four years of progressively responsible instructional or subject work experience; OR,
• Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.
• Master's degree in Mathematics or related field.
• Familiarity with GRE & GMAT test preparation courses.
• Knowledge of FERPA and ethical principles working with students.
• Experience in classroom management.
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Score submission is required for both the Revised GRE® and GMAT® with Integrated Reasoning. Official scores from Educational Testing Service and the Graduate Management Admission Council OR full-length practice exams taken at the NAU Learning Resource Center are accepted.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Ability to work independently.
• Knowledge of test-taking strategies applicable to the GRE & GMAT.
• The ability to teach students how to use logic, think critically, analyze problems, recognize relevant information and determine at what point there is sufficient information to reach a conclusion.
• Willingness to try new techniques and strategies; open to change.
• The ability to work effectively with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds.
This position has been identified as a safety/security sensitive position. Therefore, per AZ Revised Statute, Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, employment history investigation, degree verification (in some cases) and fingerprinting.
Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States.
Open until further notice.