Professional Writing Tutors - Framingham State University

Framingham State College Framingham , MA 01702

Posted 1 week ago

Job Description:

  • PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A ROLLING POOL. THERE MAY BE NO CURRENT OPENINGS IN THIS AREA, BUT APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED HERE WILL BE HELD THROUGH ACADEMIC YEAR 2020-2021 AND WILL BE REVIEWED AS OPENINGS OCCUR .*

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:

Professional Writing Tutors work in the Center for Academic Success and Achievement (CASA) as part-time (less than 18 hours/week), non-benefited contractors, with an hourly rate commensurate with experience. Day, evening and weekend hours are available.

Writing tutors work one-on-one by appointment with students seeking writing help for all subjects and academic disciplines. Writing tutors should demonstrate strong skills in grammar and written mechanics; possess knowledge of the writing process; recognize higher order concerns such as thesis, organization and assignment relevance; communicate effectively with students without editing or re-writing papers; and be familiar with APA and MLA style formats. Tutors may be asked to prepare and present workshops during their scheduled shifts, or help prepare in-house resources.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: None

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Coordinator of Academic Success -- Tutoring Center

WORKING CONDITIONS:

CASA is a busy office with constant foot traffic and many professional and student employees. Professional Writing Tutors will work one-on-one, by appointment, with students in a centralized tutoring area where other tutoring services are being performed.

Requirements:

All applicants should bring:

  • Prior experience tutoring, teaching or working in a related field (i.e. journalism, publications)

  • Strong skills in grammar and written mechanics

  • Knowledge of the writing process, including higher order concerns such as thesis, organization and assignment relevance

  • Excellent communication and listening skills, guiding students without editing or re-writing papers

  • Familiarity with APA and MLA style formats

  • Experience in workshop preparation and/or classroom presentations on the writing process

  • Commitment to helping students with diverse skill sets in writing

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in English, Composition Rhetoric or related field

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Enrollment in a master's or PhD program for English, Composition Rhetoric or related field

  • Previous teaching or tutoring experience

  • Experience working with students whose English and writing process are influenced by a second

Additional Information:

This posting is for potential, part-time, non-benefited, contract positions, not to exceed 18 hours per week. The posting will remain open through AY20-21.

Framingham State University conducts criminal history and sexual offender record checks on recommended finalists prior to final employment for all positions.

Framingham State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions:

Candidates must apply online using the "APPLY NOW" link (located at the bottom of this page) by submitting (1) a cover letter, (2) resume, and (3) the names and contact information for three professional references.

Review of applications is ongoing through the 2020-2021 academic year, as dictated by need. Applicants are invited to reapply each year.

Framingham State University only accepts application materials through our online application system. We are unable to accept application materials through mail, email, fax, or hand delivery. If you experience technical issues with the online application process, please submit a helpdesk ticket.

Framingham State University understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance, please contact the Human Resources Office at 508-626-4530 or humanresources@framingham.edu.

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