Graduate English Language Learning (ELL) Writing Consultant - 11646BR
Graduate English Language Learning (ELL) Writing Consultant
Professional Development Opportunities:
As a graduate ELL writing consultant, you will have the opportunity to:
- Gain experience working with a diverse array of multilingual writers from a variety of linguistic and cultural backgrounds.
- Learn to create resources for multilingual writers and to train others to work with this population of writers.
- Develop a breadth and depth of academic strengths, interests, and specialized knowledge in a variety of contexts.
- Demonstrate skills that employers’ value for successful transition to the workplace such as planning and prioritizing work, communication, problem solving, teamwork and collaboration, and leadership.
After one semester of service:
- As budget allows, individual or groups of consultants may attend and/or present at local, regional, national and international conferences and participate in the running of Writing Center research projects.
The Writing Center provides new employees with pre-service training, ongoing education and professional development, and specialized training modules to prepare you for the roles and responsibilities of consultant practice at no cost to the employee.
- Graduate student at KU enrolled in the TESOL masters, doctoral, or licensure endorsement program or with demonstrated TESOL experience or graduate student at KU enrolled in the Linguistics masters or doctoral program or with demonstrated experience in the field of linguistics.
- An enrollment in at least six credit hours during spring 2018 semester.
- Excellent written communication skills as evidenced in application materials.
- An investment in helping fellow writers reach their academic goals.
- Experience working productively with diverse populations.
- Work experience involving writing or the teaching of writing.
- Teaching experience or experience working with others in one-on-one or group settings.
- Experience facilitating workshops, giving oral presentations, or offering training sessions.
- Willingness to work in multiple modalities (face-to-face, online, video conference) and multiple locations on the Lawrence campus.
- Multicultural and/or multilingual experience.
- Strong listening skills and the ability to respond to questions.
- Sensitivity, generosity, and flexibility.
- A Federal Work-Study award for Fall 2018.
Additional Candidate Instructions
Application review begins April 30, 2018.