Graduate Assistantship Opening in the Claude J. Clark Learning Center

This position is filled for the 2012-13 academic year.

The Claude J. Clark Learning Center is now accepting applications for a full time graduate assistant for the 2012-2013 academic year. The assistantship provides a tuition scholarship (in-state rate) and a stipend/salary of $5,320. The graduate assistant will report to the Director of the Learning Center and will working 20-hours per week each semester (for a total of 600 hours in the academic year).


  • Work closely with Learning Center Director and assist with the coordination and instruction of TTR101 "Tutor Training Seminar", a one credit tutor training seminar, each semester;
  • Coordinate the review process of all new tutors (review of applications, email correspondence, etc.)
  • Attend weekly professional staff meetings and monthly student employee staff meetings;
  • Develop and present tutor workshops that provide ongoing professional development and satisfy CRLA certification;
  • Develop a semester-long schedule and conduct tutor training/overview sessions for new tutors;
  • In accordance with the no-show/cancel policy for tutors and tutees, coordinate the review process and related mailings;
  • Work a maximum of 5 hours a week as a Head Tutor, scheduling tutor appointments and provide support/training to Head Tutors;
  • Coordinate the Academic Personal Trainer (APT) initiative, including recruiting, hiring and training a pool of qualified tutors;
  • Provide adminstrative support and actively participate in Learning Center initiatives, specifically, coordination of new tutor mentoring program and the support and evaluation of new and returning tutors;
  • Coordinate the National Tutoring Week/Fall Open House and the Annual Student Employee Award Ceremony in the spring semester; and
  • Review and provide feedback on various outreach/promotional efforts.  Examples include:  developing flyers/table tents that effectively and creatively communicate Learning Center activities, developing activites that build community and provide student employee recognition.


  • Matriculated student in a SUNY Plattsburgh graduate program;
  • Good academic standing in program (minimum 3.00 GPA);
  • Must be able to begin assistantship the week before classes each semester;
  • Demonstrated computer proficiency (MS Office, FrontPage, Publisher, Access).

The qualified candidate will receive a tuition scholarship (current in-state tuition) and stipend of $5,320, plus health care benefits.

Contact Information

To apply for this position, complete a Graduate Assistantship Application Form by February 15. The application form can be downloaded at:

For more information about the position, contact:

Karin Killough, Director
Phone: (518) 564-6138