TLMC Learning Assistant
Hours Per Week: 15-25
Starting Wage: $9.20/hour
Reports To: TLMC Full Time Staff
NOTE: This position could qualify as a graduate assistantship. To be hired as a graduate assistant, the following criteria must be met:
1) the student is a graduate student being paid via a stipend instead of hourly
2) the student must work the number of hours agreed upon and specified in the student's Graduate Contract form
3) the student’s academic department must approve the work as being eligible for a tuition waiver
The TLMC Learning Assistant would assist students, staff, and faculty on a walk-in or by-appointment basis with technology-related course work and projects, including multimedia projects. A Learning Assistant would help with developing tutorials and other documentation as needed. He/she would also have the opportunity to teach technology workshops.
TLMC Learning Assistants come from diverse academic fields and possess a wide range of computer skills. Although all learning assistants can assist students in general computing areas, each student employee has specific areas of expertise, which are posted on the TLMC website. TLMC Learning Assistants are not equipped to handle hardware repairs or troubleshoot cluster computers/printers and do not support department-specific specialized software.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provide NDSU students with one-on-one and small group assistance with technology-related course work and class projects on a walk-in or by-appointment basis.
- Assist NDSU students, staff, and faculty with multimedia projects.
- Assist students with personal projects and technology learning goals.
- Assist students with self-paced learning materials available in the lab and online (reference books, training manuals, tutorials, special software).
- Develop, review, and edit tutorials and other documentation on University-standard technology topics.
- Review learning resources.
- Continually work to enhance their own computer skills by attending ITS training sessions, flight attending for short classes, and perusing learning materials available in the TLMC lab and online.
- Attend regularly-scheduled meetings and training as scheduled by supervisor and as required by the STS program.
- Continually encourage responsible use of NDSU computers.
- Enforce Student Technology Services work practices.
- Adhere to NDSU Human Resources policies.
- Maintain a high level of professional competency.
- Deal with sensitive situations and information in a confidential manner.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Excellent customer service skills
- Well-developed computer skills, including multimedia experience
- Committed to life-long learning
- Teaching, tutoring experience, and/or training experience
- Proficiency in Adobe, Microsoft, and Macromedia products and/or multimedia software and hardware
- Experience writing documentation