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Job Opportunities at the Sanger Learning Center

Be part of our team! We are among the largest student employers on campus, and we pay some of the highest student salaries. Work on campus and enjoy flexible hours. You’ll have the opportunity to earn money and valuable work experience while helping other students.

Please note: If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification form, I-9. You will be required to present acceptable, original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Information from the documents will be submitted to the federal E-Verify system for verification.

Tutor

Must be available ten hours a week; more hours possible based on demand
Starting salary $11
.25
Requirements: 3.0 GPA; must be enrolled as a full-time student
Contact: Ed Fernandez
Application Deadline: April 5

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Tutors provide one-to-one tutoring by appointment for many lower-division courses, as well as drop-in tutoring for mathematics, physics, and chemistry. This challenging position offers flexible hours and the satisfaction that comes from helping other students achieve their academic goals. Tutors must be knowledgeable in the content of the courses they tutor, have effective listening and communication skills, and respect differences in individuals and their academic backgrounds. View a complete list of tutored courses.

Peer Academic Coach

Hours/Salary: Typically six hours per week, based on demand
Starting at $11.25/hour
Requirements: 3.0 GPA; must be enrolled as a full-time student
Contact: Darcy Barrick
Application Deadline: April 5

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Peer Academic Coaches take private appointments with any student interested in weekly guidance on how to study effectively for UT courses. These private sessions are one hour and coaches typically work with the same students for the duration of a semester. Common appointment topics include note-taking, preparing for tests, test-taking strategies, goal setting, time management, and reading efficiency. Training is provided. Coaches must be willing to work a minimum of five flexible hours per week and attend a weekly meeting.

Outreach and Communication Specialist

Hours/Salary: Eight hours per week, based on demand • Starting salary $11.25
Requirements: 3.0 GPA; enrolled in at least 12 credit hours
Contact: Rachel Jenkins
Application Deadline: April 5

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Outreach and Communication Specialists (OCS) are the voice of the Sanger Learning Center across campus. Outreach and Communication Specialists are trained and informed public speakers who facilitate study skills and time management workshops for FIGs, classes, residence halls, and student organizations. They also support the Sanger Learning Center by giving short informational presentations and contribute to marketing efforts at campus-wide events. This position features a flexible schedule week-to-week, valuable networking, and ongoing professional development. An ideal candidate will have sound communication skills, exceptional customer service, strong organizational skills, and a vested interest in helping students succeed on the Forty Acres. Pre-semester training is required as are one-hour weekly meetings.

Senior Outreach and Communication Specialist

Hours/Salary: 8-15 hours per week • Starting salary $11.25
Requirements: 3.0 GPA; enrolled in at least 12 credit hours
Contact: Rachel Jenkins
Application Deadline: April 10

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Senior Outreach and Communication Specialists assist students in all aspects of the speech preparation and rehearsal process, including preparing speaker notes, using visual aids, and improving nonverbal and vocal delivery. They provide one-on-one and small group consultations in the Public Speaking Center, located in JES. Senior Outreach and Communication Specialists also respond to requests to promote the Public Speaking Center on behalf of the Sanger Learning Center. Hiring priority is given to current student-educators, students with education experience, and students with experience speaking in public. Pre-semester training is required as are one-hour weekly meetings.

Student Associate: Work-Study

Hours/Salary: 15 hours per week • Starting at $7.75 to $10/hour based on classification
Requirements: 2.0 GPA; enrolled in at least six credit hours
Contact: Kate Schoonhoven
Application Deadline: April 16

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Student Associates provide customer service support in our main office (open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and the David Drum Drop-In Tutoring Center (see hours below). They must possess strong customer service skills and the ability to work effectively as part of a team in a busy environment. Student Associates act as the face of Sanger Learning Center and must be familiar with Sanger services, as well as able to assist with administrative projects during times of low traffic. Applicants must have a work-study award from the Office of Financial Services.

Drop-in Tutoring Center Hours
Monday-Thursday: 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday: 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sunday: 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Peer-Led Undergraduate Study – Peer Coordinator

Hours/Salary: Seven hours per week, pay rate based on experience
Contact: slc.desk@austin.utexas.edu
Requirements: 3.0 GPA; enrolled in at least 12 credit hours

A Peer-Led Undergraduate Study (PLUS) Peer Coordinator (PC) is an undergraduate student who manages the coordination of PLUS study groups. PCs mentor a team of facilitators (select students currently enrolled in the PLUS-supported course) to create successful study group experiences.

Specifically, PCs:

  • Recruit, select, supervise, and evaluate a team of approximately 3-15 study group facilitators
  • Lead weekly planning meetings with the facilitators and professor
  • Create and improve upon study group agendas
  • Observe facilitators during study groups (twice over the course of the semester) and provide written and verbal feedback
  • Maintain ongoing communication with the PLUS coordinator, professor, facilitators, and students in the course

Qualified applicants are full-time UT students with at least a 3.0 GPA who have successfully completed the PLUS-supported course. Preference will be given to students who have served as a PLUS facilitator in the past.

Supplemental Instruction Leaders (Multiple Disciplines)

Contact: slc.desk@austin.utexas.edu
Applications open: March 23

A Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leader is an undergraduate student who is assigned to a specific course and facilitates two, identical 50 min sessions a week. SI Leaders attend the lecture of the course to which they are assigned, plan and conduct their sessions using collaborative activities to combine course content with effective study strategies, and meet weekly as a group to collaborate on planning and troubleshooting their sessions. Qualified applicants can be any full-time UT student with at least a 3.0 GPA who has taken all of the prerequisites and has received at least a B in the course they support. View a list of this semester’s SI-supported courses.

Supplemental Instruction Supervisors

Contact: slc.desk@austin.utexas.edu

The Supplemental Instruction (SI) Supervisor works with Sanger Learning Center professional staff to implement the SI program. The SI Supervisor manages the SI Leader staff, directs meetings, conducts observations, and facilitates professional development activities and training. Teaching experience or experience leading Supplemental Instruction sessions is preferred but not required.

Responsibilities include:

  • Supervise a team of SI Leaders who lead SI sessions in the content area
  • Plan and lead weekly leaders’ meetings and professional development activities
  • Participate in required training sessions and program meetings
  • Conduct SI leader observations and feedback meetings
  • Maintain regular communication with Sanger Learning Center SI coordinator
  • Complete administrative tasks in a timely manner
  • Collaborate with faculty and academic departments as needed
  • Provide weekly feedback to SI Leaders on their lesson plans

To be eligible for the SI Supervisor position, applicants must be:

  • Graduate and/or undergraduate students in chemistry, computer science, engineering, history, classics, government, American studies and/or economics
  • Must be full-time and if graduate student, must meet the university’s conditions for graduate student employment
  • Available to assist with pre-semester training (August 24 and 25, 2020) and weekly SI Leader meetings

Preference is given to experienced instructors or SI Leaders with an interest in college-level teaching, student-centered learning, and leadership/management opportunities.