• Tutor

    Fairbanks Native Association
    Job Description


    Incumbent is responsible for providing academic and cultural development support to eligible Alaska Native and American Indian students in small groups, one-on-one settings, or after school.


    • Responsible for providing academic and cultural development support to eligible Alaska Native and American Indian students in small groups, one-on-one settings, or after school.
    • May tutor students in all or some of the following subjects: reading, writing, math, language arts/English, science, and/or social studies; integrate into classrooms with high number of Native students.
    • Provide support to classroom teachers on issues and strategies in working with students to meet the goals of the district’s curriculum and the students’ needs.
    • Schedule follows that of the assigned work area: either the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District or the Effie Kokrine Early College Charter School calendar.
    • Identifies eligible students in need of tutorial services through Power School, teacher, parent, or guardian referrals.
    • Provides private and small group academic instruction, adapting curriculum to meet individual student needs; coordinates tutoring services, and reports to teachers and parents on student progress.
    • Collaborates with classroom teacher(s) in determining needs of students; implements and evaluates individual tutorial plans, maintains and evaluates student records and tracks academic progress; assists in parent-teacher conferences upon request.
    • Attends monthly staff meetings; maintains close working relationship with JOM Family Advocate, ANE Graduation Success/Attendance Liaison, and ANE Family Advocate.
    • Maintains records of all students served, services and activities, providing monthly and quarterly reports to supervisor.
    • Facilitates communication and cooperation and school.
    • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.


    • Knowledge of curriculum, various content areas, and learning styles is critical to making decisions related to tutoring and educational planning.
    • Ability to report to work in a timely manner.
    • Skill in operating personal computer utilizing a variety of computer software.
    • Understanding and sensitivity to diverse cultures and lifestyles, and ability to work effectively with Alaska Native populations.
    • Skill in managing multiple priorities and tasks concurrently and meet deadlines.
    • Skill in oral and written communication.
    • Skill in establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with children, parents, supervisors, and other support staff.
    • Ability to work independently as well as with teams.
    • Ability to effectively present instruction, and/or information to students, staff, parents, administrators, and public.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Education & Experience)

    • High school diploma or equivalent.
    • At least two (2) years of college (AA or 48 credits) or passing the ParaPro Assessment or HELP test required, if working in Title I schools.
    • A combination of experience, education, and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may substitute for degree requirements.
    • Current CPR/First Aide or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire.


    • PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS (Education & Experience)
    • Associate’s degree in related field.WORKING ENVIRONMENT
    • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    The work is generally sedentary, requiring routine walking, standing, bending, and carrying of items weighing less than 25 lbs. The majority of work is performed in an office setting with a wide variety of people with differing functions, personalities, and abilities. The office is a non-smoking facility with outside smoking areas. Requires local travel between various program components of FNA which may involve exposure to extreme weather conditions. Works in an environment where protection of client confidentiality is essential.


    Supervision Received:

    Position receives direct supervision from Tutor Coordinator; however, incumbent is expected to effectively perform day-to-day activity as denoted within job description. Work will be monitored through meetings, monthly reports, and regular communication with the supervisor. General guidelines for operations are based on program requirements and the general policies and procedures of FNA.

    Supervision Exercised:

    No supervision requirements for this position.

    Position Impact:

    Impact at the program level is moderate. Program’s level of compliance with program standards is directly affected by the effective performance of duties, especially as they relate to providing tutorial services to consumers.


    Contacts include, and not limited to, volunteers, organizational staff, clients, and outside resource agencies.


    This Job Description describes the essential functions and qualifications. It is not an exhaustive statement of all the duties, responsibilities, or qualifications of the job; and management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, job-related duties. This document is not intended to exclude modifications consistent with providing reasonable accommodation for a disability.

    This position will (or may) require you to frequently (or incidentally) drive your personal vehicle for FNA business. In order to drive your personal vehicle for FNA business an individual must provide a copy of their current Alaska Driver’s License and a copy of their proof of personal liability insurance. No employee may transport a FNA client in a personal vehicle.

    Continued employment status will be contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal background investigation and the pre-employment drug testing process. Where required, continued employment status (post job offer) will be contingent upon employee providing certification of annual tuberculosis (TB) screening and medical certification that employee does not, because of infectious or communicable disease, pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of program participants or others in the workplace.

    Notice: All employment at the Fairbanks Native Association (FNA) is “at will.” This means the employee or FNA may terminate employment at any time and for any reason. Unless specified in writing, no duration of employment is expressed or implied for this position. Your signature indicates that you have read this Job Description and understand the essential functions of and qualifications for the job.

    Job Type: Part-time

    Salary: $15.40 /hour


    • tutoring: 1 year (Preferred)
    • working in Title I schools: 1 year (Preferred)


    • High school (Preferred)

    Work authorization:

    • United States (Preferred)