POOL Undergraduate Writing Consultant - Student Hourly - 18902BR

POOL Undergraduate Writing Consultant - Student Hourly

Department: 
University Academic Support Ct
Location/Division: 
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
Reg/Temp: 
Temporary
Employee Class: 
S-Student

Position Overview

The KU Writing Center (KUWC) offers programs and services to students, faculty and staff across writing levels and disciplines. At the University of Kansas, writing consultations are offered by trained graduate and undergraduates across multiple campus locations. The Writing Center is a part of the University Academic Support Centers (UASC), a comprehensive student support program designed to provide resources to strengthen the academic skills and written communication of students and support the University’s commitment to the academic success and holistic development of students. University Academic Support Centers is a department within Academic Success.


Job Description

Undergraduate writing consultants are peer educators who meet one-on-one with students in person and online to discuss writing projects in a variety of disciplines and genres. Undergraduate consultants collaborate with writers at any point in the writing process, teach strategies for researching, drafting, organizing, revising, and editing; and direct writers to resources. They also support other KUWC programming, like workshops and Writing Fellows.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Facilitate and foster student learning by asking questions, collaborating with writers. during consultations, and teaching important writing strategies and concepts .
  • Empower students to take ownership of their writing.
  • Contribute to the creation of an inclusive and safe environment for learning.
  • Share your knowledge and experiences, contributing to a diverse, collaborative space that values diversity and expertise in all its forms.
  • Participate in pre-service training and participate in ongoing education, trainings, and professional development.
  • Participate in committees and special projects, bringing your ideas, interests, and skills to expand the collective knowledge and abilities of the Writing Center.
  • Communicate with and respond to updates from KUWC Professional Staff.
  • Ability to work at least 8 hours/week and at least one evening/week.
Be available to work remotely (or be available to work remotely or in-person), in the event of the university moving online due to COVID-19.

After one semester of service:
Continuing consultants may be interested in additional roles, including writing fellow, in-class workshop leader, and consultant development facilitator.

Work Schedule:
The KU Writing Center has multiple locations on the KU Lawrence campus, and shifts are scheduled between 8 am-8 pm Monday-Thursday, and 8 am-5 pm Friday. The schedule is dependent on location needs and consultant availability. Consultants are responsible for securing coverage for planned absences and willing to pitch in to help cover others’ shifts when necessary.

Required Qualifications

  • Undergraduate student at KU, enrolled in at least six credit hours.
  • An overall GPA of 2.5 or above (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Excellent written communication skills as evidenced in application materials.
  • A commitment to the improvement of one's own writing and professional development as a writing consultant, as demonstrated in application materials.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Successful completion of ENGL 400 or C&T 533 OR previous experience as a writing consultant at a high school or college.
  • Multicultural and/or multilingual experience.
  • Experience with peer tutoring.
  • An investment in helping writers reach their academic goals.
  • Experience working productively with diverse populations.
  • Willingness to work in multiple modalities (face-to-face, online, videoconference) and multiple locations on the Lawrence campus.
  • Strong listening skills and the ability to respond to questions.
  • Sensitivity, generosity, and flexibility.
  • Technology and skill-level necessary to work remotely if required by university remote work policies and guidance.
  • A Federal Work-Study award for Fall 2021.

Additional Candidate Instructions

Please submit the following required items:
  1. Cover letter that addresses your qualifications
  2. Resume
  3. Writing sample (possibilities include research paper, reflection, rhetorical analysis, personal essay, or other appropriate piece)
  4. Your work availability for Fall 2021
Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Application deadline is August 31, 2021 at midnight.

Contact Information to Applicants

Kara Kynion
kmkynion@ku.edu
785-864-3655

Advertised Salary Range

9.25/hr

Anticipated Start Date

16-Aug-2021

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Posting Information
Posting ID:
18902BR
Department:
University Academic Support Ct
Primary Campus:
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
Reg/Temp:
Temporary
Employee Class:
S-Student