Math Specialist

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Vaughn College

Major Responsibilities/Duties/Functions/Tasks


  • Peer-Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction:
    • Provide professional tutoring to students in math related subjects in one-on-one or group formats.
    • Provide workshops on math related subjects.
    • Assist in the recruitment, training and hiring of tutors and supplemental instructors with respect to math-related subjects.  This includes the math-related staff of various Opportunity Programs (e.g., P-TECH, STEP, CSTEP, HEOP, Upward Bound) with the training of their dedicated tutoring staff.
    • Encourage student usage of tutoring resources. This includes, but is not limited to, conducting information sessions, developing student facing marketing material, working with instructors to make appropriate referrals to the Math Center.
    • Advise the AVPAA and VPAA on common math related issues faced by Vaughn students.
    • Provide an Assessment Report for tutoring as required by Office of Institutional Effectiveness.


  • Special/Opportunity Programming
    • Teaching non-credit mathematics immersion academies – usually during periods outside of the Fall/Spring semesters – is required for no additional compensation.


  • Starfish and Service Referral Management:
    • Review math related referrals on the Starfish early intervention platform. This includes, but is not limited to: (1) developing, and maintaining policies for faculty Starfish service referrals; (2) working with the Learning Specialist on the configuration of the platform for optimal interaction between students, faculty and services; and (3) ensuring that timely services are offered by the specialist or by peer tutors.
    • Meet regularly with the Office of Advisement, Success Coaches, Office of Opportunity Programs to discuss interventions, and outstanding referrals.
    • Provide data reports on math resource usage as required by Office of Grants and other offices.


  • Learning:
    • Meet and coordinate with departments to expand usage of the Center and any other math-related resources across the institution.
    • Serve on Developmental Mathematics Committee.  Provide members of the Developmental Mathematics Committee with data, including Accuplacer scores.  Take and maintain notes of committee meetings as requested.
    • Participate in the educational design and administration of special programs. These include, but are not limited to, special summer programming (e.g., Quick Start and Propel Forward), Opportunity Programs and working with various staff to design and support other educational initiatives (e.g., P-TECH courses and pre-college math initiatives).
    • Assist the Associate VP, Academic Affairs with the maintenance and update of the First Year Experience/Initiative curricula as it pertains to mathematics skills.
    • Provide educational advice, coaching and assistance to divisional instructors. This includes, but is not limited to, the First Year Experience/Initiative, summer programming and Pre-College Opportunity programs.


Academic Success Division-wide Responsibilities:

  • Actively participate in special events of importance to the Division, including but not limited to, Student Orientations, Admissions Open Houses and Express Registration events. These events may take place in-person or on Zoom. Some are scheduled for evenings or weekends.
  • Assist in other Division operations as needed.
  • All other duties as assigned.




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


  1. Education and/or Experience Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in mathematics, mathematics education or a mathematically intensive field (e.g., Physics, Computer Science).  Related degrees will be considered.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of college-level mathematics concepts.


  1. Professional Skills:
  • Ability to multitask and complete various projects with competing deadlines.
  • Ability to interact with various campus constituents in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Solid communication skills – written and verbal.
  • Experience with delivering presentations for groups.
  • Accurate and exceptional attention to detail.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite, specifically Word and Excel.
  • Strong customer service skills.


  1. Reasoning Ability
  • Ability to review situation/material and determine next course of action.


  1. Work environment and physical functions

This position is located in an office environment. Generally, an employee needs to be able to sit, stand and navigate within the office area. The office equipment either individually used or shared with a department is the responsibility of all employees.




  • Master’s degree in a related field.
  • Demonstratable knowledge of various educational pedagogies, including online pedagogies.
  • Experience in using an SIS (e.g., SONIS) and early intervention system (e.g., Starfish).
  • 1+ year experience in teaching or tutoring.
  • 1+ year experience in higher education.



  • The entry-level compensation rate for this position is expected to be between $40,000 – $50,000 per year.
Review of Applicants Begins: 
Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Contact Name: 
Human Resources
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