Overview The SDSU Pre-College Institute (PCI) promotes college access and completion for underserved students, implements innovative programs to enhance excellence in teaching and learning in multicultural settings, and studies their outcomes. Founded in 1983, by our Executive Director, Dr. Cynthia Park, PCI provides an invaluable service to our communities' multicultural low-income, underrepresented, and underserved students.
Our goal at PCI is to extend an invitation to life to our students, and to support them as they make their way through the K-career pipeline. Using multiple grants and sources of funding, PCI has implemented a variety of ongoing programs and initiatives to achieve that mission. SDSU continues to build on the foundation of community engagement, high impact practices, and cultivating compassionate leaders.
The SDSU Talent Search Program under the Pre-College Institute is an educational opportunity program funded by the U.S. Department of Education to assist middle and high school students to pursue a postsecondary education. There are 10 staff members (this includes all management and support personnel) in this program. The Pathways Office to Careers in STEM Education implements the tutoring components of the Talent Search program through service-learning opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students.
The Pre-College Institute, Pathways Office service-learning program has an average of 120 tutors per academic year who serve at 25 K-12 schools in San Diego Unified School District, Sweetwater Union High School District, and Lemon Grove School District. Our Undergraduates also engage in research through the Faculty-Student Mentoring Program (F-SMP) and Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP). Through a network of peer-mentors and near peer mentors, we support elementary, middle, secondary, post-secondary, undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral students.
Under the general direction of the PCI Director of Service Learning, PCI Executive Director, and in collaboration with the Pathways Team, the Tutor Coach supports the team by providing real-time feedback to the tutors in classes, afterschool at school sites, and in virtual tutoring settings. The Tutor Coach works with service-learning tutors to develop tutoring skills, and improve language and math literacy skills of underrepresented, low-income, potential first-generation, elementary, middle, and high school students who have not yet met proficiency in reading and math skills. The incumbent will provide coaching and in-depth teaching techniques including knowledge of individual and group behavior. Coaching provides an opportunity for the tutors to grow as professionals, ask questions at the school site, and feel valued on our team.
Responsibilities Program Implementation (65%):
Provide coaching and other problem-solving services to service-learning tutors at school sites while observing tutors while they are tutoring.
Travel to school sites to conduct in person tutor observations.
Support on-campus partners policies and Pathways Office policies.
Support team to achieve targeted recruitment goals of undergraduate tutors for service-learning classes sponsored by the College of Education, School Teacher Education, and General Studies.
Develop and deliver training for college-going tutors on as need basis.
Assures that program goals and objectives are met within required time frames.
Works cooperatively with all TRIO staff to create smooth communication and corporation between program and school district staff.
Attend and actively participate in All PCI staff meetings, Pathways Leadership Team meetings, Pathways Office meetings as well as Tutor Training.
Collaborate with the Service Learning Instructional Team to support instruction of the service-learning courses each semester.
Program Development (20%):
Co-develop with PCI Service Learning Director, Undergraduate Experience Specialist, Pathways Coordinator, and program faculty a comprehensive training regime that delivers high-quality service-learning tutor training through Canvas, over Zoom, or in person.
In collaboration with other program staff contributes to the development of program activities such as a Teambuilding Retreat, Community Service Projects, Tutor Recognition, and STEM Exploration Day.
Write letters of recommendation for graduate school, professional schools, and postgraduate employment.
Program Documentation (10%):
Curate tutor logs and coaching notes to best support student growth
Provides documentation of project objectives by participating in data collection needed to prepare continuation proposals and/or presentations to Federal government, community advisory and service groups, Sweetwater, Lemon Grove, San Diego City Schools Administration, and other potential community resource centers.
Participate in process improvement for data collection, i.e., updates for forms and systems for tutors and staff.
Program Outreach (4%):
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with a variety of individuals and groups on and off campus.
Assist in public relations, media relations, publicity and membership development for the Talent Search Tutoring Program in collaboration with PCI Executive Director and the PCI Director of Service Learning and PCI Media Specialist
Other Duties as Assigned (1%)
Qualifications Minimum Education & Expierence
Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in related field. Specialized experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.
One-year of student services work experience or related field.
Experience working in a K-12 setting
Prior experience supervising and observing
Bachelor's degree in Education, or Counseling or a similar field
ADDITIONAL APPLICANT INFORMATION:
The COVID-19 vaccine is required by the CSU for all SDSU Research Foundation employees as a condition of employment. Should you be offered a position, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination status. Individuals who obtain an approved medical or religious exemption on file will be required to complete regular COVID-19 testing
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