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Work at PARC

Working at the PARC is a great opportunity to showcase your talents and help fellow Parkside students succeed. Join the PARC team and make a difference on campus.

Top 4 reasons why PARC employees love their job:

Schedule makes it possible to work around classes

The position is an opportunity to help others

PARC is a friendly environment

They hone skills that transfer to careers

Be a tutor.

 

Hiring for Fall 2021

Tutors offer academic support to currently enrolled UW-Parkside students who are in need of assistance with understanding and learning course concepts and subjects. The ideal candidate will be proficient in the area in which s/he desires to tutor, and must be able to convey that knowledge via spoken and written word. The tutor provides support and guidance tailored to each student’s needs.
 

Requirements

  • Completed one semester of college level coursework
  • Enrolled for credit at UW-Parkside
  • Suggested cumulative GPA of at least a 2.8; priority consideration given to those with a 3.0 GPA.
  • Received an A or B in subject area you wish to tutor

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong communication and time management skills
  • Serve as a role model
  • A desire to want to help others learn
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Friendly and approachable
  • Strong work ethic

Benefits of Being a Tutor

  • Excellent resume builder
  • Reinforces your own knowledge
  • Increases good study habits
  • Improves self-esteem and confidence

Responsibilities

  • Tutor students in specific course material and/or skill areas, integrate study and learning strategies to promote independent learning.
  • Make appropriate referrals to other campus resources
  • Follow all procedures and policies set by the Parkside Academic Resource Center
  • Report immediately to the PARC Manager when critical issue(s) arises
  • Attend and participate in Tutor meetings as scheduled
  • Work 5 – 20 hours per week

How to Apply

  • Download and complete the Availability Form. You will need to upload this form during the application.
  • Ask a professor to submit the online Referral Form. This must be completed by a professor who teaches in the subject area to which you are applying. (Example: if you are applying to be a History tutor, ask a History professor to complete this form on your behalf.)
  • Complete the online Tutor Application Form.

Be a success coach.

Success Coaches offer support to currently enrolled UW-Parkside students who are in need of assistance with developing good study habits, time management, preparing for tests, coping with stress and anxiety, note taking, and the transition from high school to college.
 

Requirements

  • Enrolled for credit at UW-Parkside
  • Minimum of sophomore standing
  • Good academic standing with a minimum of 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Good judicial standing within the University

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Possess strong interpersonal skills including; ability to help other students problem solve and make decisions
  • Ability to listen and understand; take initiative when necessary
  • Strong communication and time management skills
  • Serve as a positive role model
  • A desire to want to help others learn
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Friendly and approachable
  • Strong work ethic

Benefits of Being a Success Coach

  • Excellent resume builder
  • Increases good study habits
  • Improves self-esteem and confidence

Responsibilities

  • Work with students to develop study strategies    
  • Make appropriate referrals to other campus resources
  • Follow all procedures and policies set by the Parkside Academic Resource Center
  • Report immediately to the PARC Manager when critical issue(s) arises
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings as scheduled
  • Work 5 – 20 hours per week

Success Coach applications are not currently open.

Be a supplemental instruction leader.

 

Hiring for Fall 2021

Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leaders facilitate student learning and help students better understand concepts or applications of course content.  Each SI is assigned one course that typically poses a challenge to students. The SI attends each session and provides weekly small group sessions covering the course content.

The SI Leaders support students and assists them in gaining effective study skills and maximizing their potential for their academic success. While attending the course, the SI Leaders gather insight into the course content and the instruction methods in use. The SI Leaders also maintain ongoing contact with course professors and the Manager of the Parkside Academic Resource Center.
 

Requirements

  • Enrolled for credit at UW-Parkside
  • Prior enrollment in selected course
  • Earned a grade of B or higher in selected course
  • Attend a 2 day pre-semester training, as well as on-going training during the semester

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong communication and time management skills
  • Serve as a role model
  • A desire to want to help others learn
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Friendly and approachable
  • Strong work ethic

Benefits of Being a Supplemental Instructor

  • Gain perspective by developing relationships with faculty
  • Excellent resume builder
  • Reinforces your own knowledge
  • Develops leadership skills
  • Improves self-esteem and confidence

Responsibilities

  • Follow all procedures and policies set by the Parkside Academic Resource Center
  • Attend all class meetings of the selected course, take accurate notes, and understand all the homework/reading assignments and projects
  • Facilitate at least two 60-minute small group study sessions per week throughout the semester
  • Meet with the course professor periodically
  • Report immediately to the PARC Manager when critical issue(s) arises
  • Attend and participate in SI Leader group meetings as scheduled
  • Be familiar with campus resources available to students
  • Submit SI attendance reports weekly

Time Commitment

  • Attend training prior to Fall/Spring semester
  • Work 7 hours per week to attend class, facilitate SI sessions, and complete lesson plans.
  • Attend and participate in SI Leader group meetings in order to report and discuss any issues, concerns, and study strategies with PARC Manager and other SI Leaders

How to Apply

  • Complete the online application
  • Ask a professor to submit the SI referral form

Be a front desk assistant.


Hiring for Fall 2021

Front Desk Assistants serve as main point of contact for the PARC, assists students with their needs, oversees staff scheduling and shift management, and answers telephone and emails. The ideal candidate will have strong communication, time management, and multi-tasking skills; is friendly and welcoming, proficient in computers, and willing to work with little supervision.
 

Requirements

  • Enrolled for credit at UW-Parkside
  • Attend pre-semester training, as well as periodic training during the semester

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong communication and time management skills
  • Can multi-task
  • Serve as a role model
  • A desire to want to help others learn
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Friendly, approachable and willing to go above and beyond
  • Strong work ethic
  • Independent self-starter

Responsibilities

  • Serve as main point of contact for the PARC
  • Greet and welcome students/faculty/staff as they enter PARC
  • Sanitize and keep clean all areas of the PARC
  • Oversee staff scheduling and shift management
  • Answer telephone and emails, and follow up to any messages
  • Assist students checking in
  • Make appropriate referrals to other campus resources
  • Attend and participate in meetings as scheduled
  • Work 4 – 15 hours per week

How to Apply

Download and complete the Availability Form. You will need to upload this form during the application.

Have a copy of your resume ready. You will need to upload a resume during the application.

Complete the online Front Desk Staff Application

PARC Main Location

262-595-2044  |  parc@uwp.edu

Wyllie Hall, Library L2
900 Wood Rd. 
Kenosha, WI 53144
Parking: Lot B, C

Kim White, PARC Manager
kim.white@uwp.edu

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