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Professional Writing Center Tutor

Company:
The College of Saint Rose
Job Location:
Albany, New York
Category:
Tutors and Learning Resources

Company Description:

The College of Saint Rose is a dynamic institution of higher education, enrolling 3,000 students. Located in the City of Albany, the heart of New York State's Capital Region, the College is an independent, coeducational institution, with dedicated faculty, administrators, and staff, all focused on transforming the lives of our students. Through a strong liberal education curriculum, and professional programs, Saint Rose serves four-year, transfer and graduate students in undergraduate, graduate degree and advanced certificate programs in four academic schools: Arts and Humanities; Business; Education; and Mathematics and Sciences.

Founded in 1920 by the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet, the College is proud of its mission of service to the urban community. As an institution that values inclusion, we seek to attract and employ individuals who reflect the cultural diversity found within our student body, and across the nation and globe.

In 2020, the College proudly celebrated its Centennial. Our students, alumni and employees treasure the century of impact Saint Rose has made on the world. Consider becoming an employee who believes in the promise the next 100 years holds for this special institution.

Job Description:

The Professional Writing Center Tutor is a full-time, 30-hour per week, academic year position, reporting to the Director of Writing Center. This position teaches undergraduate and graduate students academic writing and research skills, in subject matters across campus, for both native speakers of English and ESL students. This is accomplished through one-on-one tutoring sessions, group work, online and classroom presentations. The person in this position also actively promotes Writing Center services and both researches and shares best practices for tutoring writing for ESL students.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Works specifically with the English Language Learner population at The College of Saint Rose to:

  1. Teach students to develop strategies for effective college-level writing and facility with the recursive stages of the writing process: selecting a topic, brainstorming, outlining, drafting, organization, research, documentation, revision, proofreading, and final editing.
  2. Impart knowledge of academic conventions: syntax, grammar, usage, punctuation, spelling, mechanics, and capitalization
  3. Guide students in development of consistency with academic format, structure, tone, clarity, and level of formality in the context of designated rhetorical situations, in subject areas across campus
  4. Teach students how to effectively locate, evaluate, analyze, and synthesize credible scholarly sources, both print and online, and integrate their own ideas with the ideas of others
  5. Coach students in the proper uses of quotation, paraphrase, and summary in developing research papers
  6. Tutor students at a wide range of skill levels, including students with physical and learning disabilities. Use discretion in evaluating students' skill levels and applying a variety of tutoring strategies.
  7. Support ESL students in developing and enhancing their English skills in reading and writing
  8. Focus on higher-order concerns before surface-level errors, encouraging deep inquiry and critical thinking
  9. Apply knowledge of Modern Language Association (MLA), American Psychological Association (APA), and Chicago Manual Style (CMS) for research citations and documentation. Support students in avoiding plagiarism and upholding academic integrity
  10. Provide both in-person and online tutoring
  11. Teach students the skills needed for effective oral presentations

Works with faculty, staff, student writing tutors, and professional colleagues in The Writing Center to:

  1. Offer training to writing center tutors in areas such as ESL writing and best practices for working with ESL students
  2. Offer classroom presentations, with PowerPoints and supplemental material when appropriate, for: MLA, APA, and CMS format, citation, and documentation; Research Writing; Thesis Development; Revision; Peer Review; Academic Integrity; and an Overview of Writing Center Services, developing additional specialized classroom presentations upon request.
  3. Collaborate with faculty to ensure that student needs are met
  4. Actively participate in the planning and implementation of the annual National Day on Writing
  5. Create flyers and billboards to promote the Writing Center and encourage student utilization
  6. Stay current about best practices for writing centers, particularly relating to ESL students.

    Requirements:

    1. Master's Degree in English or related field
    2. Experience tutoring in college writing center, and/or experience working as a college English/Writing instructor
    3. Experience teaching English to language learners abroad or in an ESL specific English class
    4. Experience working effectively with a student body that is diverse in age, academic preparation, culture, economic status, ethnicity, gender, national origin, orientation and race is strongly preferred.
    5. Flexibility in scheduling that includes days and evening hours.
    6. Demonstrated ability and commitment to encouraging student engagement and academic development

    Additional Information:

    • 30 hours per week with a possibility of additional hours if needed
    • Academic year (semesters): mid-August 2022 through mid-December 2022 and mid-January 2023 through mid-May 2023
    • Regular schedule: Monday-Thursday 12pm-6pm, Friday 10am-4:30pm. Hours to be adjusted as needed, including evening and weekend hours
    • The schedule above may vary semester to semester

    The College of Saint Rose values diversity and abides by federal, state and local law in admissions, employment and all services and programs provided. It does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion/creed, disability, age, national/ethnic origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, marital status, military status, domestic violence victim status, or any other condition established by law.

    The College of Saint Rose is committed to providing a safe, supportive, and secure environment for the entire college community and upon request will provide its annual security report. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the College, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. This report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Office of Safety and Security at 518-454-5187 or on line at www.strose.edu/securityreport

    When appropriate, based on the facts and circumstances of each particular situation, the College may agree to sponsor a foreign national for the most appropriate non-immigrant visa and/or permanent visa for such foreign national based upon the needs of the College. The College's visa sponsorship policy covers certain full-time faculty tenure track positions with respect to current and prospective employees who may require sponsorship for a visa or a nonimmigrant status. This visa sponsorship policy does not apply to non-tenure track faculty positions, part-time faculty positions, visiting faculty positions, or temporary faculty positions. Nor does this visa sponsorship policy apply to administrative, support, technical or other positions. Exceptions to the prior prohibitions may be made in circumstances where the College, in its discretion and on a case-by-case basis, decides to provide visa sponsorship for certain staff positions. The College retains the right to make decisions about visa sponsorship that support the College's business and academic needs, including providing visa sponsorship for only certain academic titles. Visa sponsorships are based solely on the needs of the College and at the sole discretion of the College.

    Application Instructions:

    In order to be considered for this position, create a College of Saint Rose Employment Account by clicking on the APPLY NOW tab below. You will be able to upload the following documents, which are required for consideration:

    • Resume
    • Cover letter (Required as this is a demonstration of your writing skills)

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