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NSCC Student Employment Opportunity
Peer Assisted Learning Support (PALS) Team

Position Scope:
Reporting to the Manager, Libraries and Learning Commons and under the day to day functional direction of the Writing Centre Coordinator, you will support NSCC in the development and delivery of peer to peer group study sessions, subject specific tutoring, delivery of workshops, and other peer-based learning supports with the aim of enhancing academic success and overall college preparedness.

General Duties
The Peer Assisted Learning Supports team will generally support peer-based learning activities, which can include:
  • delivery and support of group study and test preparation sessions
  • facilitation of drop-in subject matter review sessions
  • subject-specific, small group or one-on-one tutoring
  • assisting Student Services and Academic Supports in the organization of webinars on time management, study skills, test preparation, etc.
  • participation in other learning activities as assigned.

Specific Responsibilities
  • Participate in scheduled PALS training in learning strategies, presentation and public speaking, and working one-on-one with students.
  • Promote available NSCC academic and learning resources and support students in their usage.
  • Conduct small group, drop in and one-on-one tutoring sessions with students in identified academic area(s).
  • Assist students in developing and strengthening effective study skills, time management and learning strategies.
  • Facilitate exam study drop-ins sessions as needed.
  • Make referrals to appropriate Student Services and Academic Support team members or resources as appropriate.

Experience and Skills Required
  • Currently enrolled at NSCC, either full or part-time
  • Positive, enthusiastic, team player.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Computer literacy with specific proven knowledge of the Microsoft suite of software, including use of Microsoft Teams.
  • Academic proficiency in one or more of the following subject areas: math, chemistry, physics, Communications, accounting (in particular SAGE 50), Office 365 software, Brightspace, computer programming and/or coding. Other subject areas will also be considered.
  • Experience or an interest in learning and tutoring. This might be demonstrated by working with students in tutoring or any other related leadership roles.
  • Good judgment, including analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Initiative, and ability to work with limited supervision.
  • Demonstrated professionalism, diplomacy and confidentiality.

Flexible but will not exceed 12 hours/week. You must be available to participate in online and self-directed training sessions, as well as work evenings and weekends when required.


How to Apply
Apply online

Deadline for Applications
This is a continuous employment opportunity throughout the academic year. Applications are reviewed weekly and qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.