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Learning Specialist II

Hiring department Ddce Lcsp
Monthly salary $1,333+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 20.00 Flexible from 800AM to 600PM
Posting number 17-09-11-01-3133
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Terminates on 06/30/2018
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

Position is termed to June 30, 2018 with possibility of continuation based on needs of the program, funding and performance.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


The Learning Specialist assists implementing the daily operations, especially grading, of the Pre-College Readiness Program's rhetoric and writing concurrent enrollment courses, ie: Students Partnering for Undergraduate Rhetoric Success (SPURS).

Essential Functions

Grade student work. Monitor student progress, including assisting SPURS curriculum coordinator in mediating cases of plagiarism, offering intervention when needed. Collect and report course grades to SPURS curriculum coordinator and PCARP executive director at the end of each semester. Assist the SPURS curriculum coordinator in overseeing daily implementation of SPURS curriculum in high schools, offering support to teachers when needed. Serve as main point of contact for curricular questions and concerns from participants. Use video technology to "visit" classrooms if appropriate. Assist the SPURS curriculum coordinator in keeping SPURS rhetoric and writing curriculum updated and developing new curriculum as needed. Assist the SPURS curriculum coordinator in organizing and facilitating professional development for teachers, including workshops. Work with other PCARP staff to arrange campus visits for all SPURS students once per year, and help host those visits. Assist the SPURS curriculum coordinator in collecting progress reports and other assessment instruments from teachers and students at the end of each semester. Work with other PCARP staff to collect and analyze data, both demographic and performance, for SPURS. Assist the SPURS curriculum coordinator in developing and maintaining Canvas and the SPURS website. Oversee the social media footprint of SPURS. Attend periodic meetings with other PCARP staff. Other office duties as assigned.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Master's degree in rhetoric and writing, English, or related field. At least one year of experience teaching college-level composition courses, or similar relevant experiences with higher education teaching, curriculum development, and student writing assessment. Conversant with process writing theories and strategies. Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of staff. Organized thinker, and clear and timely communicator. Experience working with online learning management systems. Experience working with diverse communities. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Ph.D. in rhetoric and writing, or related field. At least one year of experience in program administration.

Working conditions

Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Will work in standard office conditions. Main PCARP offices are located off campus. Occasional evening and weekend hours may be required.

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