Academic Specialist - Avery Point Academic Center

Posted: 05/15/2024

The University of Connecticut, Avery Point campus is seeking applicants for the following part time position for the Fall 2024 semester:

 Academic Specialist – Avery Point Academic Center

Under the supervision of the Manager of the Avery Point Academic Center, the individual in this position will assist in the supervision of the tutoring center and its staff consisting of undergraduate student peer tutors and undergraduate front desk staff. The Specialist assists in cultivating a welcoming environment in the Academic Center in order to assist staff in helping students reach their academic goals.

Minimum qualifications for the position are:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills to facilitate effective communication and collaboration with students, Center staff, Center manager, and Avery Point faculty and staff
  • Ability to be versatile, delegate tasks, problem solve, and easily adapt to changing priorities
  • Tutoring experience at the collegiate level
  • Supervisory experience

This position is anticipated to be 10 hours per week to start for the fall semester with the possibility of an extension. The targeted hourly rate is $22, commensurate with experience. This is an in-person position with a standardized schedule falling between the core operating hours of 9:00am – 6:00pm on weekdays, with an anticipated start date of late summer.


Please email cover letter, résumé, and contact information for three references to Avery Point Academic Center Manager Molly Clark at:

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.