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Position Title Preparatory Math Specialist/PAWS Coordinator, West Plains

Work Location West Plains Campus

Department West Plains Grizzly Tutoring Lab


Pay Grade 42

Proposed Salary $39,000 - $44,000 annually

Position only available to current, regular, full-time Missouri State University employees? No, Position is available to all applicants.

Appointment Type Full Time Regular

Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt

General Function

The Preparatory Math Specialist/ PAWS Coordinator-WP works closely with students across the curricula developing math skills and assists with determining math placement for entering students, as needed. The Preparatory Math Specialist/ PAWS Coordinator-WP oversees the operation of the Math and Science Center in the Grizzly Tutoring Lab, maintains a professional math learning environment, selects, trains, schedules, and supervises undergraduate math tutors, plans and implements training and professional development opportunities for student staff, seeks input from users of Math and Science Center services and evaluates Math and Science Center effectiveness, promotes and informs the campus community about math support available at the Center, and maintains effective communication with academic administrators and faculty about Math and Science Center programs. The Preparatory Math Specialist/ PAWS Coordinator-WP will provide academic resources to student-athletes. The student-athlete academic services worker arranges for academic counseling, mentoring and tutoring, assuring that the student-athlete stays on track academically to remain eligible to play sports and, ultimately, graduate. The Preparatory Math Specialist/ PAWS Coordinator-WP is designated an Academic Affiliate and teaches 3 credit hours per fall and spring semester in mathematics.

Description of Primary Duties


  1. Provides tutorial assistance to students completing homework assignments and/or working with computer-assisted math tutorials by staffing the tutoring center during assigned periods, being knowledgeable of the various math tutorial programs and the scope and content of the math courses taught, supervising math tutors, and assisting with peer/tutor training.

  2. Ensures availability to students by scheduling, announcing, and maintaining regular office hours.

  3. Contributes to the effective organization and administration of courses taught by the Mathematics Department through service on various committees which develop the scope and content of each class session for specific courses, recommend and/or select textbooks, develop common final examinations, and prepare supplemental study guides and examination review sheets.

  4. Supports efforts to develop math skill by evaluating math placement examination scores and completed math course work to determine course placement for entering students, as needed, working closely with the appropriate administrators, teaching 3 math credit hours per fall and spring semester, and conducting math workshops for students and faculty.

  5. Provides students the opportunity to improve their math skills by overseeing the development and delivery of effective tutoring programs, increasing the awareness of the services of the Math and Science Center in the Grizzly Tutoring Lab, evaluating the effectiveness of the Center’s efforts, and improving mathematical outcomes of the students served by the Center.

  6. Assures effective math support for students by selecting, training, scheduling, and supervising student tutors, planning and implementing training and professional development opportunities for student tutors, reviewing and selecting tutoring materials, expanding the selection of math resources available online to students, maintaining equipment in good condition, and maintaining supplies for the Center.

  7. Increases the reach of the Math and Science Center by preparing informational materials about Center services for distribution on campus and communicating regularly with academic administrators and faculty about the Math and Science Center’s services.

  8. Assures the most effective use of Math and Science Center resources by preparing, utilizing, and monitoring the Center’s budget.

  9. Develop strategies to promote student athlete success, including but not limited to retention, academic college readiness, stress management and wellness.

  10. Serve as “success coach” for teams, including working with advisers to ensure student athletes remain on track academically.

  11. Monitors and helps to ensure that all student athletes are maintaining satisfactory progress toward their degree and assists with monitoring of academic eligibility to compete in athletic events.

  12. Assists faculty in resolving academic or related problems with student-athletes and enforces attendance policies established by academic departments by monitoring each student-athlete’s academic progress during the semester, contacting and assisting student-athletes who have been reported by faculty for excessive absences, providing follow-up information regarding excessive absences to faculty, and informing coaches of student-athletes’ academic performance.

  13. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

  14. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, participating in professional organizations that promote developmental education and tutoring, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses as required by the supervisor.

  15. Contributes to the overall success of the Math and Science Center and Grizzly Athletics by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

    Minimum Acceptable Qualifications

    Education: A Bachelor’s degree is required; a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics is preferred.

    Experience: At least one year of tutoring or teaching experience at the high school or college level is required. Participation in college athletics is preferred.

    Skills: Excellent oral and written communication skills and effective interpersonal skills are required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required. Organizational and supervisory skills are preferred. Experience working in diverse environment and/or with students from diverse backgrounds is preferred.

    Certification: If the Bachelor’s degree is not in Mathematics, a high school math teaching certificate is required.

    Other: The position may require work in the evenings and weekends.

    Additional Qualifications

    Link to Job Description

    Open Date 04/04/2024

    Close Date (If Close Date is blank then the posting is considered open until filled)

    Special Instructions to Applicants

First date of consideration is April 25, 2024. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Official transcripts required at time of hire.

EO/AA and Diversity Statement

Non Discrimination Statement

Missouri State University is a community of people with respect for diversity. The University emphasizes the dignity and equality common to all persons and adheres to a strict nondiscrimination policy regarding the treatment of individual faculty, staff, and students. In accord with federal law and applicable Missouri statutes, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin (including ancestry, or any other subcategory of national origin recognized by applicable law), religion, sex (including marital status, family status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other subcategory of sex recognized by applicable law), age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law in employment or in any program or activity offered or sponsored by the University. Sex discrimination encompasses sexual harassment, which includes sexual violence, and is strictly prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

This policy shall not be interpreted in a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or military organizations associated with the Armed Forces of the United States of America.

The University maintains a grievance procedure incorporating due process available to any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against. Missouri State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Minority/Female/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity employer. Inquiries concerning the complaint/grievance procedure related to sex discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual assault, should be addressed to the Title IX Coordinator, Carrington Hall 205, 901 S. National Ave., Springfield, Missouri 65897,, 417-836-8506, or to the Office for Civil Rights. All other inquiries concerning the grievance procedure, Affirmative Action Plan, or compliance with federal and state laws and guidelines should be addressed to the Equal Opportunity Officer, Office for Institutional Equity and Compliance, Park Central Office Building, Suite 111, Springfield, Missouri 65897,, 417-836-4252, or to the Office for Civil Rights. (Res. Board Policies No. 70-11; Bd. Min. 10-28-11.)

Background Check Statement

Employment will require a criminal background check at University expense.

Posting Detail

Posting Number 20240067FTS

Quicklink for Posting

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    • How did you hear about this vacancy?
  • Indeed

  • Linkedin

  • Missouri State University Website

  • Google

  • Employee Referral


  • Personal Contacts / Networking

  • Print Publications

  • Diversity website posting

  • Job Board (, Monster, etc.)

  • Other

    • Please specify the recruitment source where you located this posting. If you selected Employee Referral above, please list the name of the current MSU employee who referred you.

(Open Ended Question)

    • Are you a current full-time regular Missouri State University employee?
  • Yes, I am a current full-time faculty/staff University employee.

  • No, I am not currently employed by the University.

  • No, I am a current per course faculty member.

  • No, I am a current part-time staff University employee.

  • No, I am a current University graduate assistant or teaching assistant.

  • No, I am a current student University employee.

    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

  • Unofficial Transcripts - 1

    Optional Documents

  • Letter of Recommendation-1 (Non-confidential)

  • Letter of Recommendation-2 (Non-confidential)

  • Letter of Recommendation-3 (Non-confidential)

  • Other Documents -1

  • Certificate/License-1

  • Unofficial Transcripts -2

  • Unofficial Transcripts -3