**This position has been filled. Thank you for your interest in Rivier University!**
WRITING & RESOURCE CENTER
(Part-time, 10-12 hours per week, 12 weeks)
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.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- 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
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
- Be informed of campus agencies in order to help students
avail themselves of appropriate services and events.
- The ability and willingness to support the mission of the University, in all daily activities.
- An undergraduate degree in English or Journalism
- Relevant experience with tutoring and/or
- 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 cover letter, resume, and the names and numbers of
3 professional references to: Human Resources, RIVIER UNIVERSITY, 420 South
Main Street, Nashua, NH 03060, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
No agencies please. EOE