Lock Haven University

Lock Haven University

Tutors of Elementary OR Intermediate Russian (GFPC 1, Project GO)

United States

Closing in 13 days

Posting Details

Position Details

Posting Number S0682

Position Title Tutors of Elementary OR Intermediate Russian (GFPC 1, Project GO) Department Project GO Bargaining Unit SCUPA Position Type Staff Full-time/ Part-time Full-time If Part-time, specify percentage Temporary/ Permanent Temporary Benefits

The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education provides a comprehensive package of employer benefits to eligible employees and their enrolled dependent(s), which include:

  • Medical and prescription drug benefits.
  • Generous retirement plans, two options:

  • Alternative Retirement Plan (ARP)
  • State Employees' Retirement System (SERS)
  • Tuition benefits for employees and dependents.

  • Paid time off.
  • Employer-paid dental and vision benefits.
  • Employer-paid life insurance.
  • Voluntary insurances and additional retirement programs.
  • Specific benefits may vary based upon university, employee group and/or collective bargaining unit. Visit: https:// www. passhe.edu/inside/HR/syshr/healthcare/Pages/Summary-of- Benefits.aspx for additional information regarding benefits.

    To be eligible for most benefits, you must be a permanent, full-time employee (including temporary, full-time faculty with at least an academic year contract) or a permanent, part-time employee (including temporary, part-time faculty with at least an academic year contract) who is scheduled to work every pay period for at least 50% of full-time hours.

    FLSA Non-Exempt Salary $22.64 hourly Work Hours Other Work Schedule Other Work Schedule Anticipated Start Date 05/22/2023 Anticipated End Date 06/24/2023

    Position Summary Information

    Job Description Summary

    The Department of Languages and Cultures at Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania (Bloomsburg Campus) seeks two tutors for our intensive summer language program (Project GO) tutoring Elementary Russian (first-year) and tutoring Intermediate Russian (second-year).

    The period of employment is May 22 through June 23, 2023.

    The course covers one year's worth of college course material in five weeks, meeting students in class for three hours per day, Monday through Friday. Other responsibilities include student consulting and office hours outside of class, lunch and dinner conversation tables, supporting student talent show performances, and leading and joining in on student excursions.

    Essential Duties

    •Collaborate with the Program Director and Lead Faculty and work with program staff;

    •Tutor students 2-3 hours per day every day for five weeks;

    •Provide support to faculty around course development;

    •Answer student questions and provide feedback on student progress in a timely manner;

    •Communicate student concerns to program office;

    •Participate in lunch and dinner Russian language table as part of the educational program;

    •Be available in the afternoons and on most weekends for tutorials and consultation with students;

    •Participate in required Saturday field trips;

    •Speak Russian with all students participating in the Russian language program;

    •Participate in orientation and technology trainings

    •Participate in weekly faculty meetings.

    •Perform other duties as assigned

    Specific Duties

    see above

    Minimum Qualifications (Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)

    A master's degree or higher, preferably in Russian language pedagogy, applied linguistics, or a related field in education or Russian studies. Native or near-native fluency in Russian and English. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Experience in teaching Russian at college-level in the United States.

    Physical Demands

    Essential Functions 1. Sitting – 80%; Walking – 10%; Standing – 10%; Squatting – 3%, Bending – 3%

    2. Working indoors – 95% and Outdoors (for errands) – 5%

    3. Frequent lifting of objects weighing less than 10 pounds

    4. Occasional lifting of objects weighing 25 pounds or greater.

    5. Occasional pushing/pulling objects weighing 25 pounds or greater

    6. Frequent reaching for objects at, above and below shoulder

    7. Frequent twisting at waist, and stretching to reach objects

    8. Occasional fine manipulation with hands

    9. Frequent simple grasping; occasional power grasping

    10. Basic math skills (add, subtract, multiply, divide)

    11. Reading skills including understanding written direction.

    12. Writing skills in preparing and organizing documents

    13. Sensory skills, i.e. visual, hearing, and speaking; ability to speak and tutor in the Russian


    14. Keyboard skills

    Posting Detail Information

    Open Date 05/08/2023

    Close Date Special Instructions to Applicants

    Application materials include a cover letter addressing your qualifications for the position, resume, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and contact information for three professional references.

    Applications will be reviewed as they are received. The positions will remain open until filled.

    Finalist(s) for this position must communicate well and successfully complete an interview process.

    Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background check including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance and criminal background.

    Completing this search is contingent upon student enrollment and available funding.

    Background Clearances

    In accordance with Act 153 of 2014 (HB 435), appointment is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory background investigation which includes, but is not limited to, Act 34, Pennsylvania Criminal Record Clearance; Act 151, Child Abuse Clearance; and Act 114, Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Criminal Background Checks.

    Appointment is provisional provided the “Arrest/Conviction Report and Certification Form” and verification of your three background checks are returned to the Human Resource office prior to your hire date.

    Diversity Statement

    At Commonwealth University we recognize our responsibility to continuously support a living, learning, and working environment that values the diverse contributions from all members of our campus community. Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion enriches our campus community and is instrumental to our institutional success. Commonwealth University strives to cultivate a campus climate that allows all members to embrace diversity, equity and inclusion as we achieve success both in and out of the classroom, in our work responsibilities, and in our professional lives beyond Commonwealth University. We uphold our commitment to DEI by: • Actively supporting and promoting the intellectual and personal growth of our students, inside and outside of the classroom. • Providing workshops, trainings, programs designed to broaden the knowledge and understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion within our campus community. • Ensuring that all learning and living environments throughout our campus are welcoming and capable of serving all individuals.

    Title IX/Clery

    The University prohibits any form of discrimination or harassment on the basis of sex, race, color, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital or family status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability in any decision regarding admissions, employment, or participation in a University program or activity in accordance with the letter and spirit of federal, state, and local non-discrimination and equal opportunity laws, such as Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and ADA Amendments Act, the Equal Pay Act, and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act.

    The University also complies with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crimes Statistics Act, as amended by the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Title IX prohibits retaliation for asserting or otherwise participating in claims of sex discrimination. VAWA imposes additional duties on universities and colleges to investigate and respond to reports of sexual assault, stalking, and dating or domestic violence, and to publish policies and procedures related to the way these reports are handled. The University has designated the Title IX Coordinator (Jennifer Raup, Elwell Hall, ORL, 570-389-4808, [email protected] or [email protected]), to coordinate the University's compliance with Title IX and VAWA and to respond to reports of violations. The University has directed the Police Department to coordinate the University's compliance with the VAWA-related Clery reporting requirements. Additionally, inquiries concerning Title IX and its implementing regulation can be made to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, Region III, The Wanamaker Building, 100 Penn Square East – Suite 505, Philadelphia, PA 19107; Phone: (215) 656-6010; Fax: (215) 656-6020.

    About Commonwealth University of PA

    The Power of Three Bloomsburg, Lock Haven and Mansfield universities have joined forces to boldly transform higher education in our region and beyond. While we are uniting as Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania, you can expect a college experience that is anything but common.

    We're Honoring our History by preserving the founding principles of each campus and continuing our vibrant on-campus student experience, serving as pillars of our communities, supporting students and our neighbors alike.

    We're Investing in Today by answering the greatest challenges facing higher education: accessibility, cost, quality, and relevance through the combined strength of our storied institutions.

    We're Building a Powerful Tomorrow by boldly changing the trajectory of public education to position ourselves for growth, increased access, and to meet economic and workforce development needs in our region, across Pennsylvania and beyond.

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    Posting Specific Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Are you a current employee of the Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania (Bloomsburg, Lock Haven, Mansfield)?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Are you a current professional employee (SUA) in the State College and University Professional Association (SCUPA) unit?
  • Yes
  • No
  • What is your highest level of completed education?
  • High School Degree/GED
  • Associates Degree
  • Bachelors Degree
  • Masters Degree
  • ABD
  • PhD or EdD
  • How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
  • Commonwealth University of PA Career Site
  • PA CareerLink
  • Internal Job Board
  • Indeed.com
  • HigherEdJobs.com
  • Local Newspaper
  • Technical School/College Job Board
  • Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Academic Transcripts
  • Optional Documents

  • Professional Licenses/Certifications
  • Job details


    Tutors of Elementary OR Intermediate Russian (GFPC 1, Project GO)


    Lock Haven University


    United States


    May 25, 2023

    Application deadline

    June 24, 2023

    Job type



    Arts and Culture,Education,Linguistics,Literature,Social Science

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