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Northwest Missouri State University

Student Employment Program - Job Description

Job Title

Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leader

SI Leader openings in these courses ONLY:

  • 34-102 Introduction to American Government and Politics – Jerome


Talent Development Center (TDC)

Job Description

Re-attends course and offer three weekly study review sessions to students currently enrolled in the course; The leader empowers students to take ownership for their learning and encourages academic rigor.

In SI sessions, the SI Leader:

  • Actively involves learners in the course content and suggests appropriate study strategies based on varying types of course material
  • Empowers students to take ownership for their learning and encourages academic rigor
  • Encourages redirection of questions
  • Encourages and facilitates creative learning activities other than lecture within sessions
  • Encourages integration of course content and learning skills
  • Encourages use of the language of the discipline to develop subject area expertise
  • Facilitates and excels in effective collaboration skills
  • Readjusts lesson plans quickly if students are not grasping content or delivery
  • Develops appropriate session closure strategies that include summaries
  • Submits SI sign-in Sheets weekly and all other TDC paperwork by established deadlines
  • Reviews job description in its entirety (located in TDC)
  • Attends and actively participates in required TDC training for professional growth and improvement of TDC programs
  • Other duties as assigned

Models good Student behavior by:

  • Takes notes in class everyday
  • Completes homework assignments
  • Analyze course content to determine best collaborative learning strategies
  • Prepares for sessions by reading text, supplemental materials, reviewing lecture notes and meeting with course instructor
  • Develops or locates appropriate materials and resources to help clients synthesize course concepts
  • Recruits clients by speaking with instructors/making announcements in classes


  • Checks Northwest e-mail daily
  • Submits work schedule prior to the first week of classes for each trimester employed
  • Ensures maintenance of accurate TDC records for any and all client services
  • Communicates information regarding work schedules, sickness, or any other problems or concerns that you have with supervisors as soon as possible
  • Establishes communication loop and interact regularly with SI Manager, SI faculty, TDC director, Office Manager, and SI leaders
  • Promotes SI concept and markets SI effectiveness to currently enrolled students
  • Maintains a professional and supportive relationship with the entire university community
  • Submits time sheets by the date requested at the end of every month

Critical/Creative Thinking and Problem Solving:

  • Employ creativity and flexibility in all aspects of role


  • Competence with Microsoft Office Suite

Self-Directed Learning:

  • Prepare for sessions by reading texts, supplemental materials & meeting with course instructor and TDC staff as needed for support

Competence in a Discipline:

  • Encourage students' use of the language of their discipline to develop subject-area expertise

Personal/Social Development:

  • Reflect upon your strength & abilities and share your successful experience with others
  • Actively participate in TDC professional development experiences
  • Exhibit professionalism
  • Support and encourage students

Team Work/Team Leading:

  • Demonstrate ability to work positively with others
  • Maintain a professional and supportive relationship with the entire university community


  • Interact regularly with diverse on-campus populations

Cultural Enrichment:

  • Interact regularly with diverse on-campus populations


Applicant must have taken the course preferably with that instructor at Northwest and received an 'A' or 'B' in the course to be eligible to apply; The SI leaders are required to attend weekly professional development at 7AM on Tuesdays and training before the semester begins; Please fill out the application and submit with a resume and a copy of your transcripts or degree audit.

Wage Rate


Hours Available

10-12 Hours

Start Date

Thursday, August 21, 2014; Attendance required at weekly TDC staff professional development every Tuesday morning at 7:00AM throughout the trimester. 

Application Deadline

Until filled; Please complete the attached application.


Kirk Skoglund


234 Owens Library




Contact the Supervisor to apply for this position. Apply for positions for which you meet the qualifications.