WRIT Consultant

Delta College
September 23, 2023
Offerd Salary:$16.68-$18
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Part time
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Position Information

Position Title WRIT Consultant

Employee Group Support Division/Department Teaching/Learning Center Status

We looking to fill two (2) Writ Consultant job openings.

Part-time, Starting Salary $16.68-$18.51, Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience

Position Summary Information

Position Accountabilities and Essential Functions

The successful candidate must demonstrate experience, skills, and commitment to fostering an environment of belonging, diversity, equity and inclusion in student, faculty and staff.

This position is an on-campus, in-person role in order to provide the maximum availability to students. Consultants provide academic writing and reading support to currently enrolled Delta College students.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities Include But Are Not Limited To:

  • Conducting both in-person and online synchronous and asynchronous consultations with students to develop their academic reading and writing skills for a broad range of assignments/activities (e.g., academic essays, reflection papers, creative works, lab reports, case studies, research papers, scholarship writing, visual presentations, blogs, textbook chapters, peer-reviewed articles)
  • Providing supportive feedback (using MS Word commenting feature) for online paper and/or presentation submissions
  • Meeting individual students “where they are” in their writing processes and sharing relevant composing strategies (e.g., idea generation techniques, thesis and paragraph development, source integration, self- editing skills, and various citation styles)
  • Participating effectively in required orientation sessions, ongoing trainings, and regular staff meetings
  • Conducting outreach activities, including but not limited to WRIT orientations to familiarize faculty and students with the services offered in the WRIT Center, classroom presentations, customized workshops, and peer review group facilitations, etc.
  • Collaborating with developing college writers/readers in an encouraging manner that inspires their confidence and independence
  • Serving as a welcoming resource in WRIT Center during shift and maintaining WRIT Center operations: implementing opening and closing procedures, updating TracCloud schedule to reflect maximum availability and modalities, answering phone calls, responding to emails, greeting students, completing consultation notes/student recommendations efficiently, checking and maintaining supplies, and other administrative tasks
  • Ensuring FERPA confidentiality and maintaining clear, accurate, and detailed records of student consultations
  • Other duties include:
  • Completing research, webinars, eLearning assignments, etc. related to writing center/tutoring practice and pedagogy
  • Engaging in regular professional development activities
  • Creating WRIT instructional materials (e.g., handouts, brochures, videos, etc.) with supervisor approval
  • Developing outreach publications, such as emails and social media posts, to contribute to WRIT marketing efforts
  • Assisting with training/mentoring other WRIT Consultants through presentations, workshops, and one-on-one guidance and observation/feedback sessions
  • Collaborating with faculty and creating/facilitating WRIT classroom workshops
  • Serving as a helpful colleague to other Delta College faculty and staff
  • Required Qualifications

  • Associate's degree (preferably in English, Secondary Education/Language Arts, Linguistics, TESOL, Composition or in another writing-intensive discipline with previous training in and/or openness to training in writing center pedagogy)
  • Minimum of one year experience in teaching, tutoring, or otherwise supporting college-level academic reading and writing
  • Demonstration of excellent writing ability confirmed by two submitted sample papers and interview assessment
  • Demonstrated knowledge of English rhetoric, grammar, and usage, including familiarity with multiple genres and citation styles
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in both written and oral form
  • Ability to establish rapport with learners, colleagues, supervisors, and faculty
  • Self-motivated; demonstrated ability to work independently and efficiently, with minimal supervision, and take initiative in fulfilling job responsibilities and maintaining productivity during “down” times
  • Competency with basic computer technologies, including MS Office, TracCloud and other databases, student information systems, TEAMS, and Zoom video-conferencing software
  • Additional Experiences Considered

  • Bachelor's degree (preferably in English, Secondary Education/Language Arts, Linguistics, TESOL, Composition or in another writing-intensive discipline with training in or openness to training in writing center pedagogy)
  • Application Deadline

    Position will remain open until filled.The College reserves the right to close the recruitment process once a sufficient applicant pool has been identified.

    Special Instructions to Applicants

    Complete an on-line application and attach a cover letter (which addresses the required skills of the position), resume, copies of transcripts (official transcripts required upon hire), sample of academic research writing (e.g. research paper utilizing sources and APA citations/references page), sample of narrative or creative writing, other writing samples as appropriate, at least 3 references – preferably 2 of whom are familiar with your academic writing.

    Posting Specific Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • In order to track our recruitment sources, please indicate how you became aware of the position vacancy?
  • Delta.edu
  • Indeed.com
  • Chronicle of Higher Education Website
  • MI Works / MI Talent Bank
  • HigherEdJobs.com
  • Michigan HERC Website
  • Other
  • If you selected "Other" above, please tell us where you heard about this posting.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • As a community college, Delta is committed to advancing student equity and creating a sense of belonging for each student. What are some ways you envision supporting these goals as a WRIT Consultant?
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Please describe the types of writing genres (at the college level) with which you have experience.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • As a WRIT Consultant, what would be some challenges you would expect working with community college students, particularly those from traditionally marginalized groups? How could you best assist them in your role? Please explain your rationale and provide specific details and/or examples to support your response.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Please discuss your availability (including evenings and weekends) and the campuses/learning centers you would be able to travel to in order to consult with students in a face-to-face setting.
  • (Open Ended Question)

    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Transcript 1
  • Samples - Writing
  • Writing Sample 2
  • Optional Documents

  • Letter of Recommendation 1
  • Letter of Recommendation 2
  • Letter of Recommendation 3
  • Transcript 2
  • Transcript 3
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