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Student Paraprofessional Positions

Seeking Learning Assistants

The Learning Enrichment and Disability Services office is currently seeking applications for student paraprofessional positions. We anticipate Fall 2018 openings in the following areas: Academic Enrichment Activities, Disability Assistance and Awareness, Tutor Matching, and Tutor Training and Observation.

Before applying, please be sure to read each job description closely.

To apply for a Fall 2018 Learning Assistant position:

  1. Complete the online application: Learning Assistant Application for Fall 2018
  2. Solicit two References and have two references completed (at least one must be a Beloit College faculty member).
    1. LA Faculty Reference Form Fall 2018
    2. LA General Reference Form Fall 2018
  3. Applications should be completed by midnight, April 6, 2018 for priority second round review. References will be accepted after this deadline but applications will not get full consideration until all applications materials have been received.

Seeking Organizational Tutors

The Learning Enrichment and Disability Services office is currently seeking applications for the position of Organizational Tutor. We anticipate 3-5 openings.

To apply for a Fall 2018 Organizational Tutor position:

  1. Pickup a paper application in the Learning Enrichment and Disability Services Office.
  2. Submit by April 9, 2018
  3. Attend a group information session, time to be determined.

Seeking Tutors

Each semester we also employ 50 - 75 students as tutors. To become a tutor, first get a professor recommendation, then if you have a work award, apply using "Tutor Forms" on the student portal under the "Student Life" tab but not before the first day of classes each semester.


Learning Assistants

A team of paraprofessionals, Learning Assistants (L.A.s), provide essential aspects of support to students through Beloit College’s Learning Enrichment and Disability Services Office (LEADS). These positions report to the Director as well as the Department Coordinator of LEADS, and other staff of the Dean of Students office.

General Duties of all L.A.s:

  • Develop new ideas, projects, and services to enhance the academic enrichment of students and improve disability assistance and awareness.
  • Present to groups or provide information individually on academic enrichment topics such as time management, study skills, note-taking, and stress reduction as well as disability assistance tools and strategies such as SmartPens and getting print materials to read aloud.
  • Provide excellent customer service on the phone, in written communications, and in-person.
  • Provide office support (copy, errands, poster distribution, pick up mail, etc.).
  • Check email and office mail box for daily inter-office communications.
  • Become knowledgeable of one professional or graduate level entrance examination (GRE, MCAT, LSAT, GMAT), develop handouts, meet individually with students, and participate in presentations as requested on your assigned exam.
  • Assist other staff members with projects when requested.
  • Ask staff members for projects when time is available.
  • Attend staff meetings (usually weekly) and training sessions.
  • Keep records and appropriate paperwork as assigned.
  • Complete special projects as assigned (compiling data, research write-ups, etc.)

    General Terms of Employment:

    • Six to eight hours per week, excluding midterm breaks and finals weeks.  
    • Flexible hours Monday through Friday, some occasional evenings.
    • Paid training. (Usually at the beginning of each semester, prior to classes beginning, with room and board provided; additional training possible during academic year.)

      General Requirements:

      • Good academic standing and effective study habits.
      • Initiative to develop new ideas; creativity
      • Presentation Skills
      • Strong organizational skills
      • Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a team
      • Dependable
      • Ability to communicate orally and in writing
      • Flexible
      • Positive rapport with fellow students, faculty and staff
      • Computer skills and a willingness to learn new ones.
      • Ability to keep private information confidential. 

        *Learning Assistant – Academic Enrichment Activities

        Specific Duties:

        • Provide all-campus activities on academic enrichment topics (time management, note-taking, test-taking strategies, stress management, public speaking, etc.) each semester.
        • Acquire opportunities for L.A.s to present to groups on campus (Greek groups, floors, teams, etc.).
        • Plan and implement a session on graduate and professional school test preparation (GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT) and sessions at New Student Days and Advising Practicum Days.
        • Publicize events of this role.
        • Work individually with students who want assistance with improving study skills and strategies.

        Specific Terms of Employment:

        • Must be able to manage multiple projects at once, plan ahead and communicate needs.
        • Must be able to plan and organize in a collaborative and cooperative manner.
        • Endeavors to assess and meet the needs of fellow students in the area of study skill and strategies.

        Specific Requirements:

        • Prefer knowledge of study skills and strategies in the areas of time management, reading strategies, note-taking and/or are willing to learn such strategies.
        • Prefer past experience in programming.
        • Presentation skills or willingness to develop presentation skills.

        *LEARNING ASSISTANT – Dean of Students Liaison

        Specific Duties:

        • Alert slips: copy, distribute, and file as necessary.
        • Assist staff and the Dean of Students secretary in programming, publicity and logistics related to the Initiatives program and academic advising.
        • Assist the staff of the Dean of Students office with projects as needed.

        Specific Terms of Employment:

        • Attendance at selected Advising, Dean of Students, and Initiatives program events.
        • Expected to work at least one hour each day of the week (Monday – Friday when offices are open).

        Specific Requirements:

        • Enthusiasm for the activities of the Dean of Students office, Advising and Initiatives programs as well as the activities of the Learning Enrichment and Disability Services office.
        • Previous campus office experience preferred.

        *Learning Assistant – Disability Assistance and Awareness

        Specific Duties:

        • Work with students, faculty, and staff to learn and implement assistive technology and accommodations.
        • Be able to demonstrate various assistive technology for currently enrolled students (recording pens, how to get electronic materials to read aloud, etc.). 
        • Coordinate assistive technology efforts -
          • creating accessible documents
          • cataloging and maintaining assistive technology.
        • Research new technological products and/or apps to consider their applicability for students with disabilities.
        • Work with individual students to assist them in learning assistive technology and gaining access to materials as needed.
        • Train other student staff on assistive technology and disability related information.
        • Create and implement activities for Disability Awareness on-campus, including sessions during New Student Days and Advising Practicum days.
        • Promote the benefits/availability of assistive technology and accommodations.
        • Collaborate with Office for Inclusive Living and Learning, Beloit Cross-Disability Coalition and other groups or areas.  Attend BC-DC meetings or stay apprised of these meetings to discuss with the Director.
        • Assist the Director and Department Coordinator with disability access and events or activities as requested, especially those related to this role.
        • Provide publicity for any events that fall under the purview of this role.

        Specific Requirements:

        • Interest in providing programs in a collaborative fashion to increase disability awareness on campus.
        • Interest in working with adaptive/assistive technology.
        • Creative ideas for publicity and special projects or events as well as creative problem-solving skills most often connected to accessibility projects.
        • Ability to manage multiple competing priorities.
        • High level of skill in Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat.

        *Learning Assistant – Tutor Matching

        Specific Duties:

        • Assign students who have requested tutoring to appropriate tutors.
        • Recruit tutors utilizing a variety of approaches (e.g. emails, personal contact).
        • Process/request professor recommendations for tutors; Serve as a liaison to faculty.
        • Communicate with students, faculty and staff primarily using email.
        • In coordination with the Tutor Training and Observation L.A., provide tutor appreciation and recognition events.  Provide publicity for these events.

        Specific Terms of Employment:

        • Expected to work at least one hour each day of the week (Monday – Friday when offices are open).

        Specific Requirements:

        • Preferred: Tutoring experience (Tutor or Tutee) at the college level, though high school level will be considered.

        *Learning Assistant – Tutor Training and Observation    

        Specific Duties:

        • Training:
          • Lead training sessions for tutors,
          • Procure and organize assistive materials for tutors, and
          • Review, revise, and develop training for tutors.
        • Observation:
          • Observe tutors during the tutoring process,
          • Compile and report observations, and
          • Provide constructive feedback to enhance the training program.
        • In coordination with the Tutor Matching L.A., provide tutor appreciation and recognition events, along with the appropriate publicity, and recruit students to serve as tutors.

        Specific Terms of Employment:

        • Flexible hours Monday through Friday with frequent evenings.

        Specific Requirements:

        • Previous experience as a tutor, preferably at the college level.

        Accessibility Assistant

        Learning Enrichment and Disability Services (LEADS), among other responsibilities, coordinates services for students with disabilities in order to provide those students equal access to the programs and services of the College.  At times, the office will seek to hire students who will aid in this endeavor.

        These roles include but are not limited to: readers, scribes, working with students with disabilities, and/or using technology and/or tools to create access. Depending on the particular need, the requirements of the role will vary. 

        In all cases, the ability to listen to and understand directions will be required. A willingness to work closely with students with disabilities is required.  Creative problem-solving skills a plus.


        Course Based Tutors

        Most tutors provide course-based individual and/or small group assistance 1-10 hours per week to students enrolled in Beloit College courses.  Tutors, with assigned tutees, arrange tutoring times (up to 2 hours per week per course for tutee) and locations. Tutors complete 1 - 2 hours of training prior to employment and may be required to participate in ongoing training (usually one hour per semester).  Tutors communicate in a timely manner with the Learning Enrichment and Disability Services Office and tutees, follow the guidelines presented in training and complete administrative tasks (time sheets) as requested.  See the detailed job description for course based tutors for more information.

        Organizational Tutors

        Organizational Tutors provide general organizational tutoring for qualified students with disabilities. There is a separate application process for this role and the tutors are expected to participate in supervisory meetings with the director bi-weekly during the semester.  Training is required (often the semester before the tutor begins tutoring).  Like other tutors, OTs are to communicate in a timely manner with the office and tutees, follow the guidelines presented in training and complete administrative tasks (time sheets and log sheets) as requested. See the detailed job description for more information.