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Transformative Learning Undergraduate Student Employee

Lexington, KY 40507
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Job Title Transformative Learning Undergraduate Student Employee
Requisition Number DU10442
Department Name 1B140: Transformative Learning
Work Location Lexington, KY
Salary Range All undergraduate student employees are hourly employees. New student employees can expect to start between $10/hr-$12/hr, depending on the position. 
Type of Position Student
Position Time Status Part-Time
Required Education
Qualified applicants must have and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Some tutoring positions also require successful completion of course(s) with a B or better and/or a higher GPA. Please view TL job descriptions link below to see if your desired position has additional educational requirements. 
Required Related Experience
Required License/Registration/Certification
Physical Requirements
Sitting and standing for long periods of time.
Transformative Learning (TL) spaces and services are open Monday-Thursday 9am – 10pm, Fridays 9am-5pm, and Sundays 4pm-10pm. Student employees may have shifts during these times as well as occasional additional weekend hours. Student employees will submit their availability prior to the start of the term, and shifts are usually 2-4 hours in length. 
Training is required for all TL undergraduate student employee positions and is typically held a few days prior to the start of the academic term. 
Job Summary
Transformative Learning (TL), housed in the Office of Student Success, is UK’s centralized learning center and strives to create opportunities for student success through academic support initiatives. TL serves the campus community through three pillar program areas: Academic Preparation & Achievement (APA), Integrated Success Coaching (ISC), and Peer Supported Learning (PSL). As a member of the TL team, undergraduate student employees will serve as peer leaders who contribute to TL’s mission of creating opportunities for student success through academic support initiatives and work to foster a welcoming and inclusive learning environment. 
TL employs undergraduate students in the following positions: 
  • Front Desk Ambassadors serve as students’ first point of contact when entering TL spaces and establish a pleasant and enjoyable environment for students.  Ambassadors support all TL services by managing the check-in/out process, referring students to services, answering questions, and assisting students on a need-by-need basis. Additional responsibilities may include assisting with light office tasks, marketing efforts, and answering the phone.   
  • The Study Peer Tutors provide drop-in academic support for undergraduate students enrolled in many 100 & 200 level math, science, and business courses. Peer Tutors assist small groups of students in fully understanding concepts, completing assignments, studying for exams, and honing their study skills. Peer Tutors are responsible for providing guidance through course content and support students in developing as independent learners. 
  • Presentation U Peer Tutors provide one-on-one and small group tutoring on multimodal communication assignments (oral, written, visual, digital) for courses at any level and in any subject. Peer tutors will work with students through active listening, goal setting, and probing questions to support them through the creative process. Peer tutors should be resourceful and dedicated individuals with a demonstrated commitment to academic success.   
  • Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leaders are trained to plan and facilitate weekly active learning study sessions for students enrolled in SI supported courses. SI study sessions integrate the review of course content with effective learning and studying strategies. SI Leaders do not lecture or teach new course material but provide students with the tools they need to understand and process course material themselves. 
  • Marketing Ambassadors TL’s Marketing Ambassadors help build brand awareness of Transformative Learning through promoting and advertising TL services & programs across campus to the UK community at large. Ambassadors will design visuals, perform outreach, and explore fresh ideas to advertise for TL services & programs. Students can expect to gain experience with public speaking, social media management, graphic design, press release writing, copy writing, promotional material distribution, event planning and general branding for the department. 
  • Placement Test Proctors serve as guides to placement testing procedures and standards for incoming students as they transition to the University of Kentucky. They are responsible for adhering to departmental and institutional policies and best practices of placement testing and testing proctoring, holding in-person and online testing, and participating in ongoing training of testing and proctoring standards. In-person and online proctoring take place at a Transformative Learning on-campus location. 
  • UK101/201 Peer Instructors are essential to students’ UK 101/201 experience. They serve as role models and mentors to their students and support them during their transition to life at the University of Kentucky. Peer Instructor responsibilities include assisting a faculty instructor, co-teaching/co-facilitating UK 101/201 class sessions, and interacting with the students during in- and out-of-class activities.  
For additional information about all of Transformative Learning’s positions please go to: https://studentsuccess.uky.edu/transformative-learning/work-tl  
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
critical thinking; creative problem solving; customer service; interpersonal communication; ability to work productively on a team; role model positive academic behaviors; leadership skills. 
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Deadline to Apply 03/27/2023
University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.


Posted: 2023-03-07 Expires: 2023-04-06

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