Student Employee – Peer Writing Consultant
Position Title: Student Employee – Peer Writing Consultant
Position Type: Federal Work-Study
Department: Writing Lab (Center for Teaching and Learning)
Supervisor: Kim Sharp
Supervisor’s Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Start Date: Summer and Fall 2018
Number of Positions: multiple
Hours per Week: 10+
GENERAL SUMMARY: Writing Consultants work in Antioch’s Writing Lab to provide feedback on writing. Writing Lab Consultants are primarily responsible for reviewing and responding to student writing through in-person consultation. During consultation sessions, Writing Consultants assist students in identifying and strengthening writing goals, processes, and strategies within a positive, non-judgmental environment. Writing Consultants also monitor the online registration and scheduling system, facilitate writing workshops on campus and in classrooms throughout the quarter, manage small administrative tasks, and participate in professional development.
FUNCTIONS and RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Provide feedback on student writing through in-person consultation in a manner that aligns with the Writing Lab philosophy of teaching and learning writing.
- Communicate with the Writing Lab Coordinator regularly about emerging Lab issues and goals through group professional development meetings and individual check-ins.
- Read and reflect upon professional development materials and participate actively in professional development opportunities.
- Conduct writing assessments for an array of Antioch programs as needed.
- Facilitate one or more writing-related workshops on campus quarterly and prepare accompanying presentation materials (handouts, prezi, etc.).
- Engage in ancillary work related to program development and administration as directed.
- Consultants must have a strong proficiency in writing. Experience tutoring or teaching in some capacity strongly desired.
- Consultants should be effective collaborators and communicators interested in supporting other AUS students’ growth as writers.
- Consultants should be interested in contributing to ongoing conversation and improvement of composition/writing center theory and practices.
- Consultants must have a strong self-directed work ethic and be able to regularly schedule and fulfill their Writing Lab responsibilities.
- Strong presentation and resume-writing skills are a significant plus.
- Most importantly, we seek individuals who are reflective, collaborative, able to accept and utilize feedback, and eager to grow and develop their own skills.
Note: To apply, send a resume and cover letter to the supervisor listed above. Only students with Federal Work-Study eligibility may apply. Contact the Financial Aid Office at email@example.com if you have any questions about your eligibility.