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Online Writing Center Tutor

Apply now Job no: 492881
Work Type: Staff part-time
Location: Abilene, Remote
Categories: Staff

About ACU

ACU is affiliated with the fellowship of the Church of Christ. All applicants must be professing Christians and willing to support the Christian mission and purpose of Abilene Christian University while employed by the university.

Title of Position Online Writing Tutor
Posting Location Remote
Department College of Graduate and Professional Studies
Employee Class Nonexempt Part-time
Basic Responsibilities
  1. Provide formative writing instruction and feedback to doctoral, master’s, and undergraduate online students.
Essential Duties
  1. Provide formative and developmental writing instruction to help online students communicate in profoundly successful ways and become more confident and independent scholarly writers.
  1. Create and deliver effective writing instruction both asynchronously and synchronously through a variety of tools including Turnitin Feedback Studio, Microsoft Word, Screencast-O-Matic, and Zoom.
  2. Review student course papers, dissertation chapters, and research proposals for content, organization, task fulfillment, academic integrity, voice, flow, cohesion, and APA adherence.
  3. Answer student inquiries about writing-related concerns in developing, researching, and publishing scholarly work; APA style; and document formatting.
  4. Engage in regular OWC team meetings to pursue ongoing learning about writing in higher education, identify writing needs, and problem-solve in community.
  5. Create and deliver live writing-related webinars.
  6. Create and deploy instructional resources on writing-related topics targeting specific writing needs of students, programs, and faculty.
  7. Foster professional relationships with students and communicate records of student progress, including challenges and successes, to aid retention.
  8. Complete other duties as assigned by the Director of the Online Writing Center.
Comply with all pertinent policies and procedures outlined in Abilene Christian University’s Dissertation Handbook, Faculty Guidelines, and those specified by ACU’s College of Graduate and Professional Studies.
Professional Development Requirements
  1. Skills
  1. Attention to detail.
  2. Time management skills.
  3. Excellent communication, writing, and interpersonal abilities.
  4. Computer software skills.
  5. Critical thinking and analytical skills.
  6. Organizational skills.
  7. Maintain confidentiality.
  8. Ability to collaborate or work independently as the situation requires.
  1. Software Proficiencies
  1. Microsoft Office
  2. Google Workspace
  3. Canvas Learning Management System (preferred)
  4. Turnitin (preferred)

 

Qualifications
  1. Professional
  1. Master’s degree is required, doctoral degree is preferred from an accredited institution in Social Sciences or English.
  2. Superb written communication skills.
  3. Experience working with adult online learners.
  4. Expertise in APA style (7th edition) and sufficient familiarity with social science research to effectively coach students writing their research studies.
  5. Three to five years of relevant experience (i.e., in composition writing instruction). Specific experience in online writing instruction preferred.
  6. Expertise (teaching and research) in use of learning technologies to provide individualized feedback and meet non-traditional, adult, and multilingual learners’ needs.
  7. Competence in (online) writing center pedagogy serving undergraduate and graduate students; understanding of writing as an iterative process.
  8. Demonstrated understanding of approaches to feedback based on higher and lower order concerns depending on draft quality and stage of student writing competency development.
  9. Basic knowledge of WC Online scheduling system preferred.
  10. Demonstrated success in use of evidence-based approaches to feedback appealing to diverse learning styles and student populations.
  11. Experience, expertise, or publications in providing positive and constructive feedback to diverse, developmental, or graduate writers.
  12. Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and Power Point.
  13. Competency in use of Screencast-O-Matic and similar software to create screencasts and provide individualized video feedback on student writing.
  14. Knowledge of Web 2.0 tools and virtual meeting software such as Skype, Google Hangouts, and Zoom.
  15. Competency in use of learning management systems including Canvas.
  1. Personal
  1. Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  2. Literacy in the backgrounds and needs of diverse adult learners.
  3. Ability to collaborate and work independently as situation requires.
  4. Capacity for ongoing learning in theories of writing; higher education; and diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  5. Ability to learn and use of a variety of digital and learning technologies.
Physical Demands
  1. Majority of work is performed in front of a computer and on the phone; must have ability to use the computer and remain stationary for long periods of time.
  2. Manage conversations in person, online, and by phone.
  3. Work well under time pressure and manage stress well.
  4. Communicate clearly: speak, read, write, and hear clearly to perform essential functions.
Additional Information

ACU does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal law.

ACU is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment and protecting the university's financial and physical assets.  Therefore, Abilene Christian University conducts background checks on all candidates for employment in security sensitive positions.

 

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