Job Information

University of Utah Utah Reads Tutor in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 11/23/2021

Requisition Number PRN11910N

Job Title Tutor

Working Title Utah Reads Tutor

Job Grade UGR

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code?

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 4-19 hours/week

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Variable

Work Schedule Summary

Tutors will set their own regular weekly schedules within the available tutoring hours of the partnering site. At a minimum, tutors must work 2 days a week with a total of -19 hours a week. Tutoring sites are generally open Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. Additionally, the Glendale Community Learning Center ( CLC ) location will have evening hours from 5pm-7pm.

Is this a work study job? Yes

VP Area President

Department 00305 - Bennion Community Center

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range

Work Study– Hourly pay ($13-$13.75/hour). Tutor wages begin at $13/hour. AmeriCorps Stipend ($1,300) Along with hourly pay, tutors also have the opportunity of completing an AmeriCorps term and receiving an additional $1300 stipend.

Close Date

Job Summary

Utah Reads Tutors work with elementary students in reading. Training for the reading intervention is provided.

Utah Reads tutors with students one-on-one in reading by utilizing resources and lesson plans taught in trainings. Tutors may also work under the supervision of a teacher to assist groups of children in completing tasks such as homework and independent reading.

The central goal is for children to learn tools that help them problem-solve and achieve success on their own. Tutors are encouraged to build a mentoring relationship with students and share the joy and value of learning.

To ensure progress, tutors work with the same children consistently (i.e. two or more times per week) in 45 minute tutoring sessions.

We currently partner with eight school sites:

- Bennion Elementary

- Riley Elementary

- Liberty Elementary

- Parkview Elementary

- Edison Elementary

- Mary Jackson Elementary

- Mountain View Elementary

- Glendale Community Learning Center

- Neighborhood House

Information about the program and our home in the Bennion Center:

The mission of the Utah Reads program at the University of Utah is to provide effective, quality tutoring in reading to elementary aged students at local title 1 schools.

Utah Reads is a part of programming offered at the University of Utah Lowell Bennion Community Service Center. The Bennion Center is one of the oldest centers of its kind in the United States.



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Attend Utah Reads Orientation

Attend trainings: New tutors are required to attend all trainings in their first year as a tutor. Upon return, tutors serving additional academic years are required to attend any new trainings, and encouraged to repeat others. All trainings will be paid.

Next Steps Training 1

Next Steps Training 2

Note: Orientation and trainings will occur Friday afternoons.

Transportation: Tutors must be willing and able to provide their own transportation to and from their assigned community site

Scheduling: Tutors set their own regular weekly schedules within the available tutoring hours of the partnering site. This gives tutors the opportunity to arrange their work hours around their academic and personal commitments. Tutors must commit to work at least 4 hours per week on two days of the week and cannot exceed 20 hours per week.

Consistency: Consistent, ongoing support is crucial for the children and teachers involved in Utah Reads. Tutors commit to serving with Utah Reads for at least one semester and are expected to honor that term.

Community Partnership: Tutors are expected to be role models for the children at all times by complying with all of the rules of the partner site. Conduct guidelines will be described in orientations and may include site rules, dress code, safety procedures, etc.

Minimum Qualifications

High School Diploma, or equivalency; demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills are required.

The incumbent will be required to pass a Bureau of Criminal Investigation ( BCI ) Background check, paid for by us.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

If applying for a work-study position, students must have been awarded a Federal Work-Study Award for the current year. Please login to CIS and go to the Finance/Financial Aid section to view your Financial Aid Status. Before hire, this employer will confirm that you have received a Federal Work-Study Award for the current year.


Special Instructions Summary

Priority deadline: Friday, January 7, 2022


  • Applications are open until filled
  • Application priority deadline is Friday, January 7, 2022
  • If selected, you will be notified to schedule an interview by the Utah Reads Program Manager
  • New Utah Reads tutors must be available Friday afternoons 2:00pm-5:30pm for orientation, trainings, and site meetings as needed.

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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For more information:

To inquire about this posting, email: ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.