Academic Support Consultant

Job Family

Part-Time Staff

We are looking for an individual to work one-on-one with Rivier students to assist them with academic skills, writing assignments, and course content knowledge. The Academic Support Consultant will work with students across all disciplines and programs during drop-in hours and reserved appointment times.

Hours

8 to 12 hours per week during the academic year.

Responsibilities

  • Meet with individual students who have opted for regular support with such skills as time management, organization, study skills, learning strategies, and writing skills.
  • Work with all levels of students, including graduate and online students, during drop-in hours on learning strategies related to any course offered on campus.
  • Assist the students in identifying strengths and overcoming difficulties in their approach to assignments.
  • Help students plan for the coming week/semester assignments, organize material for an exam, review assigned textbook reading, complete research, and address various aspects of a written assignment.
  • Work with students on writing assignment in progress—i.e. brainstorming ideas, researching, revision, and editing.
  • Support distance learning students by responding to online assignments.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in specific subject area related to the position. Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree and sufficient tutoring experience will be considered.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to relate to all levels of students as well as faculty and staff.
  • Relevant experience with tutoring and/or teaching.
  • Knowledge of formatting styles (APA, MLA, Chicago) and editing conventions.
  • Strong research skills, including technical knowledge and skills pertinent to the teaching of effective academic skills.
  • Preferred
    • Two or more years of experience in academic support and student success programs.
    • Experience with educational technology such as TutorTrac, Zoom conferencing, VoiceThread, and Canvas.

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals are invited to apply and while we appreciate every applicant’s interest, only those under consideration will be contacted.

Applicants are asked to submit a resume and the contact information of three (3) professional references to jobs@rivier.edu.

Newly hired teachers must assure that their official transcripts are sent by the degree-granting institution(s) to Rivier University LECC Office within 30 days from the effective date of employment. Regionally accredited institutions must have awarded academic degrees.  

Rivier University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, marital status, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or disability in admission or access to, treatment in or employment in its programs and activities, and Title IX requires that the University not discriminate on the bases stated above.

Rivier University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Us

Rivier University has the advantage of a central New England location in a thriving small city less than 50 miles from metropolitan Boston.  With a student population of 2,300 undergraduate and graduate students, the University is recognized for academic excellence, a strong liberal arts program, and professional career preparation in various fields.

Rivier University offers a comprehensive benefits package to our full-time employees that includes paid time off, extended sick leave, medical insurance, dental insurance, flex spending account, tuition remission options, and a 403(b) retirement plan match after 1 year of employment.

Dedicated to its mission of transforming hearts and minds to serve the world, Rivier University is guided by the faith heritage, intellectual tradition, and social teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. The faculty and staff are engaged in the education of the whole person in the context of an open and inclusive academic community that cultivates critical thought, sound judgment, and respect for all people. We especially encourage candidates who are committed to enhancing the racial, ethnic, or cultural diversity of the University to apply.