Academic Assistance Coordinator for Student Support Services

Posted 09/09/2019

Position summary

The Academic Assistance Coordinator is a part-time position (29 hours per week, 10 months per year) and assists students in learning study skills and strategies and manages the Class Tutoring Program.  

Role Qualifications:

  • Strong ability to create good will with staff, faculty, and students; servant attitude.
  • Ability to communicate and connect with students.
  • Ability to work as a team member.
  • Commitment to the Articles of Faith, Mission, and Objectives of the University; and desires to be a role model for students by demonstrating an active Christian faith in personal example and in work related responsibilities.

Position Responsibilities: 

  • Teach study skills and strategies to groups or individual students.
  • Present workshops on various study skills.
  • Provide accountability for students.
  • Provide individual tutoring in some core classes.
  • Manage class tutoring program.
  • Meet with assigned students on a regular basis.

Essential Skills and Experience: 

  • Minimum of two years’ experience working with low income, first generation college students or students with disabilities.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Word and Excel competently.

Preferred Skills and Experience: 

  • Minimum of one year’s experience teaching academic learning strategies to college students.
  • Background similar to SSS participants preferred


  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred. 

Reporting to this Position: 

  • No direct reports.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

  • Physical demands:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to walk; stand; sit; use hands; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk and hear.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work environment:  The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal.


JBU desires to increase the diversity of its faculty, staff, and students to honor how all humans are created in the image of God, to reflect better the diversity of the Kingdom of God, to further our Christian commitment to justice, and to increase the quality of our educational experience. JBU is pursuing the goal of teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from ethnic minorities and women. For more information, visit our diversity webpage

The employee is expected to adhere to all University policies.

About JBU

Information describing the university is available on-line.


Please complete the application and then upload it along with your resume and cover letter to the "Upload Your Documents" tab on the left. Only complete materials will be reviewed. Applicants selected for an interview will be contacted by the university.‚Äč 

Contact Information:
Office of Human Resources
John Brown University
2000 West University Street
Siloam Springs, AR 72761
Phone: 479.524.7123

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