Homework Help Lead Tutor – Hennepin County Library

Salary: $18.10 Hourly
Location: Varies
Job Type: Limited Duration: Irregular Schedule (non-benefit)
Department: Library
Job Number: 17LIB839LMS108
Closing: 10/20/2017 11:59 PM Central

Hennepin County Library (HCL) is seeking enthusiastic and creative Homework Help Lead Tutors who are passionate about serving youth and families, to manage the delivery of the K-12 Homework Help afterschool tutoring service at multiple Hennepin County Libraries: Minneapolis Central Library, Northeast Library, Webber Park Library, and at the Cedar Riverside Opportunity Center. The goals of this program are to help children and young people master academic concepts, and to complete homework assignments. Lead Tutors are responsible for providing academic and social support to students, overseeing the day-to-day program activities, managing the program space, and supporting volunteer tutors.

These are limited duration (temporary), non-benefit earning positions. These positions will be for the duration of January 2018 through May 2018 and returning September 2018 through May 2019. Lead Tutors work approximately 12-15 hours per week during afternoon and evening hours. Hours will vary depending on location.

Minneapolis Central Library: Tuesday and Thursday 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Northeast Library: Wednesday and Thursday 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Cedar Riverside Opportunity Center: Tuesday and Thursday 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Webber Park Library: Tuesday 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with the option to work additional hours, Monday and Thursday at the North Regional Library.

HCL’s mission is to nourish minds, transform lives, and build community together. We envision a Hennepin County where library services ensure every person has the opportunity and resources to read, graduate, engage, work and learn.

The primary duties and responsibilities of these positions include:
• Provide tutoring services to children and teens in grades K-12.
• Set up, start, and end program at publicized times.
• Ensure that the Homework Help program flows smoothly.
• Provide orientation, support, and some training to volunteer tutors.
• Collect and report program data such as monthly attendance numbers and administer student surveys.
• Become familiar with and promote library resources to students, families, and volunteers.
• Attend required meetings and training sessions.

Best Qualified Candidates will have:
• Graduated from high school and completed some post-high school education.
• Availability to work during program hours which include afternoons and evenings.
• Experience:
– Teaching or tutoring.
– Working with children and/or teens in a work or volunteer setting.
– Managing volunteers.
– Leading or managing a youth program.
• Strong knowledge in literacy and mathematical concepts, and familiarity with best practices in tutoring or academic skill building practices.
• Strong organizational and communication skills.
• Basic computer skills, including the ability to navigate online systems and email.
• Ability to work with multiple audiences, including children, families, volunteers, and staff members.

Invitations to interview will be based on an assessment of education and experience.

Hennepin County envisions an organization where our commitment to diversity is fundamental in providing excellent service to our community.

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