SLCC Student, Work Study, Lab Aide, Mathematics (Part Time)

Job Description

Position Title

SLCC Student, Work Study, Lab Aide, Mathematics (Part Time)

Open Internally or Externally


If faculty, tenure track status

Not Applicable

Reports to (title)

Associate Dean, Mathematics



Requisition Number


Position Type


Job Category

Work Study - Variable



Initial Work Location

Taylorsville Redwood Campus

Starting Salary


Job Open Date


Open Until Filled


Job Summary

Learning Assistants are expected to attend an assigned section of a math class to assist students with activities, attend paid trainings, tutor students outside of class, attend a weekly meeting with other SLCC Learning Assistants, and attend a weekly pedagogy class. Expected time to be 10-15 hours total per week. Pay rate is $14.50/hour

Essential Responsibilities and Duties

· Attend classes with students to establish connection/bonding with the instructors and the students and assist with classroom activities.
· Provide quality learning assistance to students enrolled in an assigned section of a math class.
· Assist instructors with one-on-one planning meetings to ensure that students are remaining engaged and absorbing material.
· Provide feedback to students using positive reinforcement techniques to encourage, motivate, and build confidence in students.
· Work with students in groups providing support and structure in project-based assignments and work with math manipulative classroom aides
· Teach students study skills, note-taking techniques and test-taking strategies as needed
· Participate in training, development opportunities and other events when available.
· Maintain regular communication with your supervisor and other Learning Assistants

There will also be a required weekly meeting with the instructor and other Learning Assistants.
Learning Assistants can set their own schedule for tutoring students outside of class time.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties Continued

Minimum Qualifications

Permanent U.S. resident or U.S. citizen,
Passed math course in which applicant is applying to be a Learning Assistant or placed into a higher math class,
Must have and maintain a minimum of 2.75 GPA.

Preferred Qualifications

First-generation college student (neither parent has earned a 4-year degree),
Applicant will have recently taken the math class in which they are applying to be a Learning Assistant at SLCC,
Applicant has attended SLCC for at least one semester,

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

· Knowledge of Mathematics through College Algebra.
· Ability to communicate the subject matter effectively.
· Application of different learning strategies, including active learning and peer-to-peer techniques.
· Self-motivation and ability to work independently with limited supervision.
· Empathy for and understanding of the diverse student population in the college.
· Ability to listen and answer questions during interactions with students.
· Great time management and organizational skills.
· Provide support for content and concept understanding, not direct answers to graded work (e.g. homework, projects, quizzes, etc.)
· Be open and available for observations and follow-up conversations.
· Help students learn how to learn the material.
· Help students develop or refine their study skills and become independent learners.
· Demonstrated sensitivity to, respect for, and understanding of the needs of students seeking learning support.
· Ability to follow written and oral instructions effectively.
· Ability to be flexible in a constantly changing, fast-moving educational environment.
· Ability to perform clerical tasks effectively.
· Ability to work well with others and in a team environment.
· Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of diverse people, ability, culture, ethnic background, to maintain good working relationships across the College.
· Ability to work with all groups in a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic background of community college students, faculty and staff, including those with disabilities.

Special Instructions

Work-study is awarded to SLCC students through the Federal College Work-Study program, which requires establishing financial need through the FAFSA application from the Financial Aid Office. If you do not have work-study awarded to you, you will not be eligible for work under work-study positions.

SLCC Highlights

Salt Lake Community College is Utah’s largest open-access college with the most diverse student body in the state. We proudly educate 45,000+ students pursuing degrees in 100+ programs across 8 areas of study, and Utah’s fastest growing industries and four-year baccalaureate programs consistently welcome SLCC graduates. Every SLCC employee has a hand in transforming students’ lives to strengthen its surrounding communities. SLCC employees work at 11 locations across the valley and capital city of Salt Lake with easy access to the beautiful Wasatch Mountains, world-class outdoor recreation, sporting events, museums, history, and arts and entertainment.

Salt Lake Community College seeks and values contributions from each community member and welcomes new and diverse perspectives. A respectful work environment is its top priority; academic excellence and lasting transformation come about when diverse voices can speak and collaborate freely. As an emerging HSI, SLCC leads the state with the highest enrollment of students from the Latinx/a/o community. SLCC is committed to serving diverse students and being a model for inclusive and transformative education.



SLCC Information

Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) is fully committed to policies of equal employment and nondiscrimination. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, religion, protected veteran status, expression of political or personal beliefs outside of the workplace, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

SLCC is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”).

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check.

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