Reports to: Writing Center Coordinator
FLSA Category: Non-Exempt
Average Hours per Week: 5 hours
Writing Center Consultants support writers’ ongoing writing and research development using a non-directive, conversational tutoring approach. Consultant will demonstrate reflection, metacognition, empathetic listening and critical thinking in working directly with students with limited supervision. This position will also work closely with the Registrar and Supervisor of Accessibility & Vocational Programs to coordinate support of degree-seeking students.
The Consultant is responsible to:
- Participate fully in training sessions to develop theoretical and practical understanding of the Writing Center philosophy and tutoring practices.
- Maintain a consistent weekly schedule for tutoring using the provided electronic calendar system.
- Hold writer-focused, 30- to 45-minute one-to-one sessions via Zoom.
- Adopt a non-directive, conversation-based tutoring philosophy.
- Electronically document the work of each tutoring session.
- Participate in periodic observation and professional development conversations
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- MA degree in a relevant field (theology, divinity, counseling psychology, education)
- Previous tutoring, coaching, or mentoring experience, especially with diverse populations.
- Excellent interpersonal communication skills, including genuine commitment to the interests and goals of learners.
- Ability to work with others to help them identify their strengths and difficulties as writers and researchers, prioritize their concerns, and successfully navigate complex strategies for working through those concerns.
- Experience working with diverse or underrepresented students to support them in navigating institutional systems and achieving their articulated goals.
- Demonstrated growth and/or academic success in chosen field of study.
- Familiarity with useful research and writing skills and the academic strategies associated with different fields, but especially the fields of theology and psychology.
- “Growth” or resilience mindset.
- Ability to be reflective and metacognitive about writing and learning practices.
- Familiarity with antiracist writing assessment (Inoue, 2015) and asset-based views of linguistic diversity.
- Familiarity and appreciation for the mission and values of The Seattle School.
Compensation & Benefits
$25.00 per hour
To apply please submit the following materials, combined as a single MS Word document or PDF, to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- A cover letter, addressing your reasons for interest in this position and how your past academic and professional experiences prepare you for being a Writing Consultant at The Seattle School.
- A curriculum vitae (CV) or resume, indicating your range of academic, research, professional, and volunteer experience.
- A completed Employment Application with signed Statement of Faith (it’s acceptable to reference CV/resume as applicable).
- A writing sample of no more than five pages, double-spaced, in length (this may be a fragment of a longer text), which demonstrates your success as a writer. All academic genres welcome; samples must include a head-note (one substantive paragraph) describing the context (writing situation) in which you produced the piece and a description of what you learned about yourself as a writer by completing it and now reflecting on it.
While the posting will remain open until filled. The position would begin in late August.
Application Deadline: July 30, 2023 12:00 am
About the Employer
Established in 1997, The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology resides in the heart of the Belltown neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. The Seattle School offers three interdisciplinary graduate programs: M.A. in Counseling Psychology, Master of Divinity, and M.A. in Theology & Culture. Focused on a transformational education through deep relationality, the school is committed to train people to be competent in the study of text, soul, and culture in order to serve God and neighbor through transforming relationships. Employees at The Seattle School strive to hold the capacity to see relationally and to see each other beyond social categories, allowing room for the complexity and nuance that is asked of us to live as the global body of Christ.
Federal employment non-discrimination rules preserve the freedom of faith-based organizations to hire according to faith. State and local employment civil rights laws include a similar exemption for faith-based organizations such as The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology.