Writing Consultant – Rivier University (Nashua, NH)

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Education: University/College, PT Employee
Rivier University (Nashua, NH)

(Part-time, 10-12 hour per week)

Individual will work one-on-one with Rivier students to assist them in completing written assignments. A majority of the students who meet with Writing Consultants are in first year writing intensive classes, and many opt to enroll in a weekly, one-credit, pass/fail tutorial. In addition, the Writing Consultant will work with students across all disciplines during drop-in hours and reserved appointment times.

•On a regular weekly basis, Writing Consultants tutor individual students who have enrolled in weekly one-credit writing tutorials: WRIT 102 (students also enrolled in Introduction to College Writing), WRIT 115 (students also enrolled in First Year Studies classes), or WRIT 220 (students enrolled in upper-level writing intensive courses).
•In addition, Writing Consultants work with all levels of students during drop-in hours on writing issues related to any course offered on campus.

In a typical student-directed tutorial (usually thirty-minutes in length), the consultant may:

• Diagnose a student’s individual needs and determine appropriate area of focus for the tutorial session.
•Assist the student in identifying strengths and overcoming difficulties in any stage of the writing process: brainstorming, finding and narrowing a topic, drafting, revising, editing, and proofreading.
•Help the student develop a thesis, revise according to faculty/instructor comments, develop an organizational framework, check for flow and logic, evaluate the validity of source material, integrate source material effectively, provide transitional markers, cite sources correctly, and write effective introductions and conclusions.
•Move the student toward independence in writing by fostering both competence and confidence.

Occasionally, the Writing Consultant may act as an intermediary between professor and students to assure that the student has understood the assignment and the written comments on the paper at hand, conferring directly with the professor if necessary.

Continue professional development by attending and presenting at conferences; reading professional journals and books, publishing educational materials, articles, or books; and membership in professional organizations.

Be informed of campus agencies in order to help students avail themselves of appropriate services and events.

•An undergraduate degree in English or Journalism
•Relevant experience with tutoring and/or teaching
•Strong interpersonal skills and ability to relate to all levels of students as well as faculty and staff

•A Master’s degree in a relevant field
•Strong research skills, including technical knowledge and skills pertinent to the teaching of effective writing.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Submit a letter of interest with salary requirements and resume to: Office of Human Resources, RIVIER UNIVERSITY, 420 South Main Street, Nashua, NH 03060-5086 or email to [email protected] EOE No agencies please. (184)

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