Bard Prison Initiative/Microcollege
Bard Microcollege TutorsEmployer Website: http://apply.interfolio.com/127739
The NYC Bard Microcolleges are accepting applications for full-time and part-time tutors on a rolling basis. Tutoring happens in person at Microcollege locations in Brooklyn and Harlem. Each year, priority for full-time positions will be given to applications submitted by July 14 for positions starting in August.
Building on the values and decades of success of the Bard Prison Initiative (BPI), the Bard Microcollege brings tuition-free, high-quality, liberal arts education to communities most often excluded from the university experience. Each microcollege is a partnership between BPI and one or more community-based institutions. These partnerships create opportunities for academic success and disrupt traditional expectations about the kinds of students who can and will succeed in college. Successful candidates will excel at working in a community that is broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.
Full-time tutoring positions have a salary of $55,000 and are fully benefits-eligible through Bard College. Full-time positions are non-renewable one-year positions.
Part-time tutoring positions have a wage of $25/hr for up to 24 hours per week. Part-time tutoring positions are not benefits-eligible. Part-time positions are renewable for up to two years on the basis of evaluations each semester.
We strongly encourage applications from BPI, Microcollege, and BardBac alums, as this is an excellent opportunity for those seeking further study and/or a career in an education-related field.Key Responsibilities
- Support Microcollege student learning through one-on-one or small group sessions
- Submit tutoring report forms
- Attend paid meetings and workshops
- Practice technology-based skills, such as working on Zoom, using tools from Google Suite, etc.
- Help with daily operational tasks
- Complete reflections each semester rooted in their observations and end of the semester evaluations
- Work with the Program Director, Program Coordinator, and Assistant Dean of the Bard Microcolleges to continue refining and growing the work of tutors in support of student learning
- Sit in on First-Year Seminar or grammar classes and participate in bi-weekly writing workshops
- Lead bi-weekly Study Hall sessions with other tutors for students
- Manage and review the tutoring forms submitted by each tutor (to assess what services students use and the strategies tutors most frequently employ)
- Manage student requests for tutoring
- Co-lead one tutoring workshop a semester and attend tutoring workshops
- Respond to tutor writing from tutor workshops
- Help coordinate Admission processes
- Complete one article on their experience for the BPI Blog
- Prior experience tutoring college students
- Completion of the Bard course Tutoring Pedagogy and Practice or Composition Theory and Pedagogy (it is possible to complete the course upon selection)
- Ability to grow and reflect academically, to respond to challenges and make changes as needed
- Must be able to sit for extended periods of time and work in a standard office environment
- Must be able to occasionally lift 20 pounds
Please submit the following materials to Interfolio at: http://apply.interfolio.com/127739
- A writing sample
- A resume or CV
- The name and email address of someone who, upon request, could provide a letter of recommendation describing their tutoring experience and expertise.
- A cover letter that addresses the following:
- Their tutoring philosophy, experience, and what they’ve learned from tutoring
- Whether they are interested in a full-time position, part-time position, or either one
- Whether they are applying for the location in Brooklyn, Harlem, or either location
- Candidates interested in being considered for the full-time position should explain how the position is relevant to their goals in an education-related field.