• Adult Learning Center Student Mentor - St. George Library Center

    Location US-NY-Staten Island
    Job ID
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    Adult Learning Centers, ALC
  • Overview

    The New York Public Library Adult Learning Center has an excellent opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students who want to gain hands on experience in adult literacy. Under the supervision of an ESOL/ Literacy Specialist, the Student Mentor will provide administrative support to the department and assist adult learners during their ESOL courses.  The Adult Learning Center Student Mentor may be required to work at various sites as needed.

    Principal Responsibilities

    Under the supervision of the ESOL Specialist, the Student Mentor will:

    • Assist in the student intake, greet new students, and help direct them through the registration process by signing them in, seating them for the program, acting as translators (if bi-lingual), and making them feel comfortable within a library setting.
    • Orients students to using computers, the Internet, and educational software
    • Enter data into student tracking database (ASISTS)
    • Assist staff in preparing information session materials and event setup (computers, video equipment, room arrangement, etc.)
    • Administer standardized assessments for language and literacy (after training) TABE and BestPlus
    • Help students fill out forms and collect the data necessary to complete the Individual Student Record Form (ISRF)
    • Monitor student attendance at sites by maintaining rosters
    • Provide office assistance (photocopying, FAXing, organizing supplies, answering phones, scheduling appointments, checking in/out library materials, etc.)
    • Use Sierra system to check books out from ALC book collections

    NYPL Core Values

    • Helpful
    • Resourceful
    • Curious

    Minimum Qualifications

    • High School diploma or its equivalent
    • Current enrollment in a college-level teacher education program or experience as a volunteer adult literacy tutor preferred
    • Successfully demonstrated computer experience and keyboarding skills at moderate speed
    • Successfully demonstrated ability to follow directions and work well independently and as a part of a group
    • Good interpersonal skills including demonstrated ability to work with a culturally diverse adult population
    • Successfully demonstrated reliability and flexibility
    • Successfully demonstrated ability to give clear and concise instructions to a diverse adult population.

    Physical Duties

    Traveling may be required to different locations including Manhattan


    Up to 19 hours per week
    Schedule subject to change

    Union / Non Union

    Non Union


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