CO-DIRECTOR, GREATER UNIVERSITY TUTORING SERVICE (GUTS)
The Greater University Tutoring Service (GUTS) is a registered student organization (RSO) that facilitates peer tutoring and enrichment programs, including tutoring for academic courses, facilitation of language and cultural exchange partnerships and events, and general study skills consultations and workshops. GUTS serves over 2,000 students each semester. Current programming areas include Conversational English, Drop-In tutoring, Academic Match tutoring, Foreign Language Learners, Transitions graduate student panels, and Study Skills programs. GUTS is funded through the Associated Students of Madison (ASM) and supported by the Center for First-Year Experience (CFYE). For more information, visit http://guts.wisc.edu/.
Two graduate student program assistants (Co-Directors) lead and manage GUTS. The Co-Directors are
responsible for supervising an undergraduate student staff of 15-20 students (GUTS Staff). In coordination
with the GUTS Staff, the Co-Directors are responsible for implementing tutoring and learning assistance
programs to meet the needs of students at UW–Madison. The Co-Director position provides many
opportunities for individual creativity and initiative in shaping the future development and quality of the GUTS
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
The Co-Directors are responsible for the following and will divide responsibilities equally:
• Recruit, select, train, supervise, and evaluate a staff of undergraduate students to serve as
program coordinators and staff assistants.
• Establish GUTS Staff work priorities and schedules, and develop operational rules and procedures
for GUTS Staff.
• In coordination with the GUTS staff, set organizational policy; maintain or update the mission and
vision statements; develop strategic plans.
• Establish and maintain a positive and productive work environment with an emphasis on effective
communication and collaboration.
• Create, manage, and track an organizational budget within state, University, and ASM rules and
• Maintain regular office hours and be available to support GUTS Staff.
• Complete necessary processes, reports, and documents to maintain good standing with ASM;
including the Student Services Finance Committee (SSFC) and Student Activity Center (SAC).
• Facilitate staff training, staff meetings, and relevant ASM Council and committee meetings.
• Work in conjunction with the GUTS staff to design and implement campus-wide tutor recruitment
and awareness campaigns.
• Develop meaningful partnerships with faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students, and
University offices, which include, but are not limited to, the McBurney Disability Resource Center,
International Student Services, Associated Students of Madison, College Library, Steenbock
Library, and college/school learning centers.
• Advocate for the organization within the campus community.
4. Assessment and Evaluation
• Assess the effectiveness of the organization’s programs, services, and procedures.
• Review literature to ensure GUTS is utilizing best practices in tutoring and learning support.
• Research and benchmark other tutoring and learning assistance programs on campus and at peer
institutions ( as needed).
• Research services provided by other tutoring services and learning assistance programs oncampus.
Work to develop synergy and reduce redundancy.
• Develop, distribute, and analyze program evaluations for program participants.
• Compile and submit mid-year and end of year reports to CFYE and ASM.
• Must maintain at least part-time graduate student status at UW-Madison throughout 2017-18
• Must be in good academic standing with the Graduate School and graduate program.
• Must be available to work during the regular office hours for GUTS and attend weekend/evening
meetings as needed. Office hours vary each semester based on Co-Director and GUTS Staff
availability. Below are the spring 2017 GUTS office hours:
o Monday: 9am-12pm, 1pm-6pm
o Tuesday: 1pm-6pm
o Wednesday: 9am-2pm
o Thursday: 1pm-5pm
• Candidates pursuing a Master’s degree or higher in counseling, psychology, student development,
educational administration, curriculum and instruction, leadership development, or other related field.
• Candidates eligible to renew this position beyond June 29, 2018 (preferred, but not required)
• Excellent organizational leadership, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills.
• Commitment to the philosophy of peer education and student development.
• Prior experience with some or all of the following:
o College level teaching/tutoring;
o Supervision of part-time student hourly staff;
o Budget management and grant writing;
o College student counseling/advising;
o Volunteer recruitment, training, and support;
o Involvement and leadership in undergraduate student or volunteer organizations:
o Publicity, marketing, and outreach.
• Familiarity with variety of computing applications, including word-processing, databases, websites,
• Knowledge of UW-Madison academic programs, campus resources, residence halls, and student
• Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
• Appointment from May 15, 2017 - June 29, 2018 (start date flexible)
• Paid 50% PA appointment (20 hours/week), tuition remission, and all benefit opportunities outlined
The Assistant Director for Academic Engagement in the Center for the First-Year Experience, within the
Division of Student Life, supervises the Co-Directors and Advises GUTS.
Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Kevin Clarke, Assistant Director of Academic
Engagement in the Center for the First-Year Experience, at firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00PM on Friday,