Writing Center Graduate Assistant - 22155BR

Writing Center Graduate Assistant

University Academic Support Ct
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
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Position Overview

University Academic Support Centers (UASC) is a comprehensive student support unit designed to provide resources to strengthen the academic skills and written communication of students at the University of Kansas while supporting the University's commitment to the academic success and holistic development of students. Specifically, UASC supports the intellectual development of individuals by encouraging active participation both in and out of the classroom; coordinating services and programs in which students can acquire and practice life management, decision-making, and learning skills; and linking students to other resources that will help them learn these skills. UASC includes the Academic Learning Center, the Academic Retention and Engagement Center, KU Writing Center, Native Student Initiatives, and the Student Access Center. UASC is a department within the Office of Academic Success.

The Writing Center Graduate Assistant supports the day-to-day programming of the KU Writing Center as a member of the Administrative Team. The GA assists the Associate Director and Assistant Director, Graduate Writing and Support with the training, ongoing professional development, and observation of the undergraduate and graduate writing consultants. The GA provides peer writing support to students through writing consultations and workshops, and supports graduate writers who participate in Write-Ins and Thesis/Dissertation Accelerators.

Job Description

  • Assists the Associate Director and Assistant Director, Graduate Writing and Support with undergraduate and graduate consultant training and development, including pre-semester training, ongoing consultant development groups, and consultant observations
  • Provides individual writing consultations to graduate students (6-10 hours/week)
  • Facilitates writing workshops for classrooms, student organizations, and campus partners
  • Supports the Assistant Director, Graduate Writing and Support with programming for graduate writers, including the Thesis Dissertation Accelerator and Graduate Research/Write-Ins
  • Serves on hiring committees for Undergraduate and Graduate Writing Consultant positions
  • Develops and updates writing guides and other online writing support materials
  • Participates in bi-weekly writing center administrative team meetings
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • KU graduate student in good academic standing enrolled for the 2022-2023 academic year, enrolled in at least 6 credit hours. Supervisor approval needed if enrolled in more than 9 hours/semester
  • Tutoring experience in a high school or college setting
  • Superior oral and written communication skills, as demonstrated in application materials and interview responses

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous work experience in the KU Writing Center
  • Knowledge of the writing process and best practices for supporting graduate writers
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and deliver presentations/workshops to a variety of audiences
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently, while also collaborating tactfully with a diverse group of campus professionals
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging

Additional Candidate Instructions

Please submit the following required items:
  1. Cover letter that addresses your qualifications
  2. Resume
  3. Academic writing sample (possibilities include research paper, reflection, rhetorical analysis, personal essay, or other appropriate piece no longer than 20 pages double-spaced)
  4. Your work availability for the dates listed above.
Application Deadline: Wednesday, May 25, 2022 (11:59PM)

Contact Information to Applicants

Brianna Hyslop

Advertised Salary Range

$15.00/hour Tuition and fees sponsorship included for up to 9 credit hours, with supervisor approval needed if enrolled in more than 9 hours.

Work Schedule

The Graduate Assistant works 20 hours per week, and will have a combination of set and flexible hours in their weekly schedule. The Graduate Assistant should be available to work occasional evening and weekend hours to support graduate student programming. Funding is available for 20 hours/week for 40 weeks during the Academic year. For AY 2022-2023, those dates are:
• August 7, 2022 – December 24, 2022
• January 8, 2023 – May 27, 2023

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University Academic Support Ct
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University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
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